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“Mixed review of this resto.”
Review of Mr. B's Bistro

Mr. B's Bistro
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Ranked #52 of 1,954 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Montreal
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Mixed review of this resto.”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is an upscale restaurant. I went twice for dinner, hated the first meal, which was shrimp (excellent) in a sauce made with ham that was overly sweet, salty and vile. Second dinner was salmon which was very good, though the veg was, again, salty and sweet because something was mixed into the spinach. Drinks are nice. The bread is fabulous. Service is great and it's a nice ambiance.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Up and down experience”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The food was really good, but the service was up and down. Our service started out good, but we kind of felt forgotten (especially after we were finished eating). Our two waiters would absolutely not visit our table because it's the bus person's job to clear plates first and he must have been on break. The GM was eating near us and he had to go tell them to come over even though we didn't ask. I'd expect more from an expensive place. Again, the food was the highlight, but it looks like the service has been suffering lately based on other reviews.

  • Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Busy but so good!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and as it was quite busy (about 7.15pm), we were told there would be a half hour wait for a table, we went tithe bar and were called over for a table within 10mins. We both had the pork chop, it was HUGE and soooo tasty! The service from all staff was good, fast and friendly - we will definitely be back if we make it back to NOLA at some point

  • Visited June 2013
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Texas
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Pleasant - Tasty”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This restaurant reminds me of some we visited in Chicago. Not sure why. The service was a bit slow. The food was above average. My husband was thrilled with his pork chop. It was three inches thick! I enjoyed the soft shell crab with lump crab meat.

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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“Go for the Gumbo, Stay for the Softshell”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Overall this is solid food in the French Quarter.

5 of us came here for dinner during the WHC convention. We were led all through the restaurant (including the kitchen!) to a back room. Once seated, we ordered drinks and then we received bread.

OK, NOLA, what is up with the bread presentation in your city?! You get a mini french baguette, delivered in the paper bag. You do not receive a plate to cut the bread on, nor do you receive a knife. I guess you are to go at it "animal style" and tear is apart with your bear hands? Which would be OK is everyone received a personal baguette and not just one for the entire table. I do not hold it against Mr. B's becasue this happened at other meals, but this practice just confuses me.

I started with the 1-1-1 soup appetizer with mini cups of the seafood gumbo, the gumbo ya-ya and the soup of the day. It was exactly the right way to start.

I then had the softshell crab special which was topped with, your guessed it!, more crab! It was very tasty!

The only downside was the service. We were seated and then waited a very long time for the server to come take our drink order, only to have to ask for the wine menu. Then we sat even LONGER before he came back again. However, once they started putting food in front of me, everything was right with the world.

Try the gumbo ya-ay. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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