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About Mr. John's Steakhouse

Desi Vega, Rodney Salvaggio, Paul Varisco and staff, invite you to join them for a "memorable dining experience" at what food critic Tom Fitzmorris calls "The Best Steakhouse in the City." With regular visits from the Saints players and owners, most weekends are sold out. Mr. John's convenient location on historical St. Charles Avenue and valet parking makes for a pleasurable evening in the city!

2111 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Josephine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 679-7697

Website:
http://www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
If the valet is not in front of the restaurant, please park there and bring your keys to the hostess stand and we will have your car parked.

Public Transit:
St Charles Avenue Street Car
RTA

Executive Chef:
Chef Robert Bruce

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have a semi-private room that can seat up to 20 guest.

Mr. John's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for Groups (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (14)
Casual (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best steaks ever!!! Staff was awesome!!! Great job Aaron and John! Def will be back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited because we wanted a steak and to try a different restaurant. The food was outstanding. Appetizers were good. We had the pork belly and French Onion soup.
We had the NY Strip and the Surf and Turf for entrees and both were outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The waiters JT and Mike were great, the Chef came to our table and introduced himself. The steaks and salad were great, as was the pompano. However, the crab cakes were out of this world. The red velvet brownie was the perfect finish to a great meal and a good time had by all.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, excellent service. Highly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Tuscan veal chop was way too fatty. It was also to come with two sides that did not show up.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I don't know which was better the food or the service. The waiters were very attentive and entertaining. Thanks Boris for everything!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

When my veal chops arrived well done, not medium rare, and grossly over salted, the service turned surly. We were ignored from then on . No coffee, no dessert offered, even though it was my birthday.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Did not like TJ Waiter

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was a Christmas gift card from my son last year. We normally do not dine in New Orleans. It was my husband birthday so we decided to try it. We brought my son along since he has been in your restaurant before. It was a great choice for his birthday selection. I am sure we will be back. I was very, very pleased with the food since I am not much of a meat eater.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Not what it use to be. One example - my wife's lettuce in her salad was bitter maybe old. Mr. John's use to be one of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

It’s was awesome!!!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was so delicious and staff very attentive. Manager always making rounds to the tables.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food and service were very good. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved Mr. John's and the crowd even at our late reservation time shows everyone else appears to as well. We were promptly seated which I like when having a reservation. Service was wonderful and staff was very attentive. Food was outstanding and we kept our portions down IE petite filet so that we could sample a lot. I loved the small "neighborhood" atmosphere and ambiance of this restaurant with a small but very cool bar area. It is loud so having a lot of intimate conversation was a challenge for sure but we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here and will return without question.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved, loved this place! The food was amazing and the staff was excellent. Best steak I have ever had. I love my steaks well done and it is hard to find a place that does not dry it out. This one was so tender and juicy! We will definately be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome Filet!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service is outstanding and the porterhouse for 2 is excellent. Highly recommend if you like fine dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved everything! Best steak I've ever eaten in the city. Heard nothing but good things before I went and it held up the expectations. Would come back and recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is not only the best steakhouse in Nola it’s the best steak I’ve ever had! Filet cooked perfectly with lump crabmeat. Sides are awesome. Cheesecake amazing and bread pudding out of this world! The service is friendly and on top of it! I can’t wait to go back! And side note the Saints offensive line was there enjoying a casual meal watching football on tv! All super nice guys- so technically- yes we had dinner with the Saints! ;)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place! Little off the tourist seen. Mostly locals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mr. John's could not have been more of a disappointment. We were rushed from the moment we were seated until the moment we left. I even told our waiter that I felt like he was rushing us and he said, "our steaks have to have time to rest." Um. OK. Who Dat shrimp were bland as can be. Pretty sure my salad had zero dressing. My "well rested" filet had no seasoning whatsoever. It was so loud even the waiters had to shout at you. With so many great restaurants in New Orleans, I could never recommend wasting your time and money here.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lobster was raw, my steak was very small, and it took forever to get my food. I’ve been here several times and recommended this restaurant for years , but it appears to have fallen off the mark on every catoglory.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best steak we had ever eaten! Service was excellent and the ambience was extraordinary. We look forward to visiting you again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mr. John's was a very good steakhouse, but we've certainly been to better ones. And the prices were pretty high for what it was! Not bad, just not as great as I was led to believe.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Requested glass of cab to accompany filet - was not poured to breathe-was not even served w filet-several min later still not even opened-ruined the filet experience not having the nice $30/glass cab to compliment it. Filet was clearly undercooked. Pans were spattering butter and got all over husband’s dress shirt. Quite a disappointment to be the “best” in NOLA

GREAT crab cake!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My waiter JT was outstanding. He made the special occasion very special and he cater to all our needs. Thank you for a great evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very excellent service and the food was very excellent. We will be back. You can’t beat the price either.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great evening celebrating my sons Birthday! The Birthday Meatballs are the best!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ribeye-cooked perfectly (medium rare)
Same thing with my wife's petite filet. Had the sauteed mushrooms and cream spinach sides! Entire experience was excellent!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Mr John’s was delicious!! The food was outstanding. Our server was busy and didn’t check on us much. Overall it was awesome and we would go back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a birthday celebration for one of three longtime friends. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Repeat visit. Outstanding steak, done "New Orleans style." I requested "overdone Lyonnaise potatoes," which were done perfectly, with slight darkening of the potatoes and onions.
Appetizers were similarly terrific.
Service was attentive and friendly, without being intrusive.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I usually do not get New York strip by was told by the waiter that it is best around and he did not lie.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best steak in the city. No contest. First timers should start with the strip.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice restaurant with very efficient service. We tried steak and fish and both dishes were cooked just right. Steak was perfectly pink inside, but not raw. My only negative comment would be an excessive use of pepper by the chef. Other than that we have had a terrific time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I heard great reviews from friends and had to try it out. I'm so glad I did!! The food was everything!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

All great, except food a little salty. We like the steaks and location.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food. Terrific wait staff. Very noisy. We had a group of five and could hardly hear the person next to you. But food was exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Best steaks and overall great restaurant. Loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The dining areas were very loud and the servers had a hard time hearing. The service for my husband and myself was disappointing as we observed another couple getting much more attention than we did from other staff. The Caesar salad hardly had any dressing and was mostly made from the leafy green part of the romain lettuce and lacked crunch. They completely missed our a la carte order of broccoli. We saw that larger groups also
Received stellar service that wewe expected for the reputation of this steakhouse.

Tags: Good for Groups
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