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Review of Meauxbar Bistro

Meauxbar Bistro
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Ranked #112 of 2,033 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: St. Philip Street
Description: Located on a picturesque corner of the Vieux Carre, Meauxbar is a vibrant neighborhood gem. A typical evening finds an eclectic mix of French Quarter residents, locals from across the city, as well as out of town visitors. Accessible and smart, with a unique worldview, our food and beverage menus are reflected in locally-inspired, modern bistro fare created by Chef John Bel. Our menu rotates seasonally, though some classics remain throughout: Escargot with Shitake Mushrooms and Brioche Toast is a guest favorite. Our Moules Frites in a Pastis Broth with Garlic Fennel Aioli appeals to those in search of a Bistro classic, while our Lamb Loin with Celery Root & Potato Puree, Beets, and a Fig Demi Glace perfectly exemplifies Chef Bel's vision and style. Our wine program is Old World in style with some New World influences and is very approachable. Our core philosophy is centered around the whole dining experience: great food and service, memorable moments, culture, warmth, energy, and a celebratory feel. We want to be a part of our guests' lives.
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

After several awkward moments at the entry we decided to move to the bar in hopes of being addressed by an employee. A server, who wound up being ours intercepted us, and asked of we had a reservation and then seated us in the center of dining room and said he would be back with water. 10 minutes pass, no water, no waiter, no service. At this point we are seriously wondering why we are still sitting here. Our server seems to be the only busy server as the other two front of house staff seem unchallenged and with few tables. Finally a wine list, but a long wait for the wine. We've been here for almost 30 minutes now waiting on a beverage and to discuss the menu. We are explained that the entire order must be taken at once so the kitchen can time out the coursing - no problem. But we've been here so long we really are not sure about staying. We reluctantly order 4 items to find out if the food is better than the service. It was, but that's not saying much and the timing was so fast that food was stacking up on each other as if they wanted us out. We didn't finish the last item - a rabbit terrine, asked for two plastic cups for our nice bottle of wine. Could not get out fast enough. The wine pricing was very reasonable and the bartender looked to be very competent. We should have sat with him. Oh and our waiter was so out of control he managed to smack me in the back of the head while serving another table - perhaps he knew I'd be writing this in the future. Finally, there are so many hard surfaces that it is cacophonous. They should staple carpet to the undersides of the tables and chairs to help absorb the sound.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Booked dinner through Opentable based on reviews. Small bistro in French Quarter serving imaginative menu. I recommend the crawfish dumplings and the sea bass on papillote - both amazing! Great atmosphere, relaxed but with excellent service.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I had dinner here with a friend on a Wednesday night. We split two appetizers, the foie gras pate and the mac 'n cheese, and a fish entree. The mac 'n cheese should not be missed; it was amazing. The service is very friendly and we had a long, leisurely dinner enjoying the company and the food. Will definitely return next time I am in New Orleans.

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Thank swiven
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

food ok, small portions, noise was over bearing, a locals hangout.
entrees were on the high side of the dollar, for the food served. Better resturants nearby.

Thank glenda w
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

I went to Meauxbar last night with my two sons, prior to going to a show at the Mahalia Jackson across the street - suggested by one of my employees.

The food leans more towards a foodie experience - but we found the cornmeal dusted catfish was great, large portions - more than growing boys could eat.

Also had the Mac and Cheese with truffle oil - which one son made his dinner and it was very very good.

Our waiter Jeron was excellent. The vibe is also nice - we were very warmly greeted when we walked in. Great restaurant!

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