About Meauxbar Bistro

Located on a picturesque corner of the Vieux Carré, 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 pre-paid lots and 2-hour parking spots within the French Quarter.

Executive Chef:
John Bel

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Chartreuse Mondays 5-10pm

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Meauxbar Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Cozy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Romantic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

Our party of six was thrilled with the quality of both the food and service and will definitely be back!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfection! Always an amazing experience. Scallops were amazing! Love this neighborhood spot! Service is amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal! I cleaned the plate and walked out of there ready to dance!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch before a 3pm Saints game

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved the ambiance at Meauxbar, the staff is very attentive, it I am cosy and the food is just delicious.

Also, great wine and cocktail selection. Great spot for a date or to meet with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Didn't advertise prebfixe menu for NYE. Duck came out cold. Service we very slow. The cheese board was weak.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Meauxbar is simply fabulous! The atmosphere is funky, low lighting, casual. Very much an artistic space with a nod too a bygone era of artists and writers (not sure why it feels this way to me).
Small, with a long bar and, apparently, even smaller kitchen; it amazes me how well organized and successful the staff is. The chef creates impeccable options and you simply can’t go wrong.
I, personally, love the duck fat popcorn and the Gulf fish Amandine.
Meauxbar is easily accessible if you are in the quarter, as it is on Rampart, across from Louis Armstrong Park. It is worth the few blocks walk to avoid the touristy spots and experience a local favorite!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Vegan, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fun local bistro on the edge of the French Quarter on Rampart. Comfort food with a twist. Creative and seasonal cocktails, nice wine list. Went for brunch and glad we did! Had chicken and waffles, Fish of the day and delicious desserts!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant serves such interesting and excellent food. The service matches the food. It offers a change (a good one) from typical NOLA fare. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Meauxbar is a wonderful bistro. Our experience was a 5 star!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overrated and the food was cold. I was anticipating going here for a long time, finally went and was sorely disappointed. The only saving grace of the night was the duck fat popcorn. Very interesting take on a common ingredient.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Meauxbar was really a nice meal and dining experience. Our table ordered 6 different dishes and each was was great, as we passed them around. Will definitely recommend this place and will absolutely return.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Server was attentive but we felt rushed and it was not busy. Pork belly app was good, chicken pate was ok and had WAY too much pate in relation to bread. Asked for more bread, it was clearly not received well by the kitchen and was burnt on one side and not toasted on the other. Flank steak entree was cold, we did mention it and they comped it. Appreciate that but we did eat it because we were hungry bland offered to pay for it since we did eat it. Almondine was good but way too much with too many almonds with nutty popcorn rice and a nutty flavored fish (sheepshead). It was cooked correctly as far as the fish. At the end the dishes really lacked a lot of finesse and even though we live in the neighborhood we will think twice e before going again. It was clear there was a change in management both FOH and BOH.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Recommendation without hesitation ! We loved the experience and we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Meauxbar has been a staple for me when I go to events in the quarter. This visit reminded me of my earlier visits, which were very good. With the exception of some challenges in previous times, this is a great place in the quarter. The food is consistently good and the service is equally as nice. Thanks for returning to be the place that I've enjoyed over the past visits.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was amazing! Grilled cheese with braised beef entre is a must!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and creative dishes. We were impressed with the food. We ordered three small plates and shared one entree. (We spent $100 after tip). We did not leave totally full which was disappointing. Maybe we were just extra hungry but I feel like if two people spend $100 on a meal they should leave full. Other than that it was romantic, creative and wonderful service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food. The cocktails were delicious. Just a bit noisy.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have eaten here many times. However, this past experience was the best yet! the food was truly outstanding. They appear to have made a few tweaks to items that are typically on the menu and everything was outstanding. Just wishing they would put pan roast back on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Incredible, innovative (but not wildly so) food; cozy atmosphere; tasteful decor; thought and care behind every aspect of this restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was amazing, the interior design delightful, and our waiter, Melissa very accommodating and friendly. This is our second time there and although since our last visit they have changed owners, they have not missed a beat. We shall return on our next visit to NOLA.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

THe last two times I was there it was so loud I couldn't carry on a conversation with my date. The food was very good. Service was ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was pretty good however our sever was very rude, he acted as if we were bothering him if we asked questions and when asked if we could order appetizers he told us “no, I’ll take your entire order”. He was very short, rude and ruined our dining experience.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and friendly service. Pricey but the quality is worth it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We've been dining here regularly since it opened and were the very first customers when it reopened a few years ago. It's our nearest restaurant and we consider ourselves lucky to have a place around the corner which is very good, just like in Paris or New York. It can be noisy but that means locals as often as not. We go early and they turn the music down politely until we leave, probably. We'll be back regularly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I started out with pumpkin soup that was lukewarm. My husband had the escargot with wild mushrooms, excellent! Husband had hanger steak with parmigiana frites, again excellent. I had their short rib grilled cheese sandwich. Very tasty , very filling, I couldn’t eat it all! It is in a very unique part of town, but the Metro Police were out at every street corner. Would go back again!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. It was quiet, which is so rare these days to be able to converse. Please try the duck popcorn. We were amazed!
Delicious food all around. Best roast duck I’ve had in years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Definitely a memorable dining experience in NOLA — the food here has a unique taste with sour and sweet flavors, which provides a good balance to heavy French dishes. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good night out.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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