About Meauxbar Bistro

Located on a picturesque corner of the Vieux Carré on the brand new N. Rampart Streetcar line, Meauxbar is a vibrant neighborhood gem. A typical evening finds an eclectic mix of French Quarter residents, locals from across the city, and out of town visitors. Accessible and smart, with a unique worldview, our food and beverage menus are reflected in locally-inspired, modern bistro fare by Executive Chef John Bel. Our bar program uses seasonal and local ingredients to provide fresh, unique cocktails and our carefully curated wine list pairs perfectly with dinner.

942 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Bistro, Contemporary French, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday & Saturday 5pm-12am.
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2pm.
Happy hour available Monday-Friday from 5-7pm.

Cross Street:
St. Philip Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 569-9979

Website:
http://www.meauxbar.com/

Entertainment:
Lively ambient music.

Parking Details:
North Rampart Street offers metered parking spots, and we are surrounded by multiple lots and 2-hour parking spots within the French Quarter.

Executive Chef:
John Bel

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Meauxbar Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (14)
Romantic (14)
Casual (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent creative bistro menu with friendly waitstaff and good vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing experience! Food is out of this world. Split everything but if I had to choose, chicken liver plate and gnocchi are my fav. Get the dacquoise for dessert. It is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, fun but loud ambiance. Highly recommend

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food selections had interesting flavors and the large pork chop we had was well prepared. The cocktails were unique.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food and service. The best Bloody Mary I've ever had. The warm homemade donuts were delicious. I asked if they could make my grits into cheese grits. They didn't hesitate, and they were outstanding. Just go!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have an annual get together with friends at a national conference and the time it was in NOLA. While the meulmu is not large, the food was imaginative, especially the salads. We all had something different and each of us raved about all of our courses.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great neighborhood bistro. Enjoyed a delicious meal with friends. The smoked duck was so tender it fell off the bone! Deserts were delectable. Fun atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our server was very knowledgeable and made us feel so welcome. The Hanger Steak and frites were FABULOUS!!
The noise level is almost unbearable if you have any plans for conversation, however.
It will soon become a favorite for us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food, attentive service and generally a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were so impressed! The duck fat popcorn, pork belly, gulf fish Amandine and chicken were all off the charts! Service was excellent. We cancelled reservations at one of our favorite restaurants to book here for out of town guests immediately after leaving. This is a must! The atmosphere is totally casual, but, funky cool; marrying sophistication with a hole-in-the-wall feel seamlessly! Good vibes abound here. Nice enough for any important date, but without the unnecessary formality so many fine restaurants maintain. Meauxbar Bewitches!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All around amazing dinner. Drinks were delicious, and the scallops were the best meal I have had in a long time. Service was exceptional. We were entertaining friends from out of town, and could not have been more perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing. The chef is extraordinary and I wish I could cook half as good as he can. Food was amazing, service was impeccable, and ambience was perfect. A little hole in the wall filled with locals and tourists - amazing all around and I will definitely recommend to my friends!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Starting with Martinis through the boudin , scallops and hanger steak it was an excellent meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely combination of ingredients. Enjoyed their burratta salad and scallop dish

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

All good as usual ! Great food great service ! Thank you for you exceptional service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Super place. Great fun. Excellent food.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had the hanger steak and beer salad. Both excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Being a great late night place, we made an 11:15 pm reservation for after the opera on the Friday night Hurricane Nate was scheduled for late Saturday. When we arrived we were the only ones there, apparently others having eaten earlier (they said they had a big pre-opera crowd) or being scared away from a late night too near to Nate's arrival. We were greeted graciously, had wonderful service and excellent food (and a really good wine). Needless to say we were served quickly but were not hurried and enjoyed a delightful hour or so there. Thank you, Meaux Bar for being a great New Orleans eatery.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The noise in this small restaurant was excruciating. I love the food and service but will not go back unless they can do something about the noise. It is the loudest I've ever heard anywhere. We had to lean in and talk very loudly at a small table for two just to barely hear each other.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My fiancé and I went there before our engagement party and couldn't have asked for a better experience. They greeted us at our table with a complimentary glass of cava as a congrats on our engagement. The server was extremely knowledgable. He recommended the crab and corn gnocchi as an appetizer and it was to DIE for. Some of the best I've ever eaten. The crab pieces were large and decadent, covered in this corn-type bisque that was made from the stalks of the corn. My fiancé had the flank steak and I had the duck. Both perfectly cooked, tender and juicy. We were extremely pleased with all of our choices and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Most delightful meal we have had in a long time. Great atmosphere, exceptional service, wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Interesting menu. I thought the drinks were a bit overdone (the two I had would have benefited from one less ingredient) but the food was very good and the service was good as well.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We felt a little rushed, and although our server was personable and great, our drinks arrived after our appetizer. The timing was simply off & for the price point, that should be managed better. At no time did we express that we needed to hurry - the food just came out too quickly. Main dish dropped literally the moment we finished our app.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The restaurant has a great feel to it, love the decor and lighting. The service was absolutely perfect and our waiter had some excellent recommendations. We started with the burrata appetizer which was generous and delicious. We also had the beet salad, loved the creativity of the cashews in the dish. For our entree's we had the fish almondine and the grilled cheese with braised beef, both dishes were amazing. Meauxbar is definitely going to be added to our restaurant rotation when we're visiting New Orleans. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great drinks and the food is really good, nice mix of flavors in the dishes. View of Armstrong park fountain.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

A small intimate bistro at the edge of the French Quarter across the street from Louis Armstrong Park. Reservations recommended, as the place is on the small side. We showed up with 3 people when the reservation was made for 2, so we had to wait an extra 45 minutes (not the restaurant's fault). The host directed us to a nearby bar for drinks and called us when the table was ready. Excellent food and service. The wine list is thoughtful but not extensive, and there aren't any real "bargains." Expect to pay $50 or more. Though not inexpensive, this is a delightful restaurant. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were greeted immediately by the host and seated in the window which made for great people watching. The host asked if we wanted ice or bottled water and our water arrived immediately. Our server arrived moments later, presented the menu, asked if we had any question and took our cocktail order. All of this happened within three minutes. Drinks were served quickly and we then had questions about the brunch menu. Our server answered and we ordered peach crepes, chicken and waffles, side of their house-made bacon and sausage and the French onion grilled cheese sandwich. They have their take on yaka-mein and it would knock a hangover. The Bloody Mary was light and delightful. The peach crepes were not overly sweet and delicious. They did a different take on chicken and waffle using crispy chicken skins and chicken gravy- yum! The French onion sandwich was filled with beef, cheese and grilled with butter with a side salad to balance the heaviness of the sandwich. The service was impeccable. Go and check it out yourself, you will not be dissatisfied. I'm going back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Hands down the best food we had in New Orleans. The French Onion Grilled Cheese was a life-changing sandwich... one that I'll think about for years to come. I'm craving it now just thinking about it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Has great potential with a very creative menu. Escargot app is fantastic and a staple of the place. Pate was excellent. Drum was great, too. However, a bit too salty on a few items, but not bad. Good location, near but not in the Quarter. We will go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food and service were outstanding, especially the homemade biscuits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We were in NOLA for a business conference and wanted to eat somewhere out of the convention district. This was a cozy, rustic restaurant that was fairly quiet on a Tuesday evening. Our cocktails were top notch and the food was superb; everything was good.

We shared a yummy mixed-appetizer plate to share that was made up of several different kinds of spreads, pates and cheeses. We all had different cocktails from the menu and everyone was happy with their drinks. For entrees, we had the grilled cheese, hanger steak w/ frites and then the chicken. All very good. Good portions; plenty of food to fill-up, but not overwhelming.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

All the food was excellent, except for the desserts. They were disappointing.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I've always liked Meauxbar and would have given higher rating except for a single bad experience on a VERY hot N.O. night. I fully understand that the AC can go out any time, anywhere. But it was miserably hot when we arrived which means the maitre d' should have called in advance to let us know (it's a small place and not tooo many calls to make). Alternately, management should have made at least a modest gesture like some small comp. But we did not get even an apology. My shirt was wet by the time I left. I will wait until winter to go back to this otherwise great restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We loved Meauxbar! In a quiet part of the French Quarter, we had a pretty view out the window and our service was excellent. Our food was prepared perfectly and the drinks were delicious.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had the Julia inspired menu and it was fabulous!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Visiting NOLA, I went to Meauxbar Bistro with a friend. We had an AMAZING TIME! The food was delicious and perfectly prepared, the staff super nice and friendly without being too intrusive. The wine list can be a little pricey but considering all the gem it holds, totally worth it.

Thank you MEAUXBAR Bistot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The best fish amandine in the city!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Duck fat popcorn - AMAZEBALLS. We also enjoyed the clams.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The combination of ingredients and the dishes offered on the menu are a little different. It made ordering a little difficult because we didn't know what to expect. As it turns out, all these flavors work well together. Everything was fantastic! The Braised Pork was very different, especially for NOLA. It was really amazing. My Hanger Steak was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. This Provençal Life dessert with the Fennel mouse was so different and absolutely amazing.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Highly recommended and was way above expectations. A new favorite.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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