This was the first fine-dining restaurant I became a regular at way back in the day when I finally had a bit of scratch to indulge myself with. And when I returned to New Orleans after a 4 year absence it was the first place I went and was delighted to see it still has the charm and quality I love so well. I have always preferred to go for lunch, and to sit at the bar. There are two constants every time I go: the superb barbecued shrimp and their perfectly executed fried oysters. These are on my death row menu and were flawless on my visit last month.
I always try something new, and this time it was their delicious crab cake. Over the years I usually have shied away from crab cakes, but these are exemplary: huge chunks of crab, just a touch of bread crumbs, and expertly seasoned.
Dean the barman was attentive, informative and charming in a low-key, no b.s. kind of way. To me, Mr. B's IS New Orleans, at least the good parts. I have the greates respect and affection for them and hope to retun soon.
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