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Mr. B's Bistro
Mr. B's Bistro

Mr. B's Bistro

9.225 reviews
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Seafood, Cajun/Creole, Bistro
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201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-2078
http://www.mrbsbistro.com/
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Mr. B's Bistro, a New Orleans restaurant famous for its Creole cuisine with a focus on fresh regional products, is located in the heart of the French Quarter at the intersection of Royal Street and ... Read more
Iberville. This corner is a New Orleans landmark and celebrated food corner. Considered the original New Orleans gourmet bistro, Mr. B's Bistro is owned and managed by Cindy Brennan, a member of the legendary New Orleans' Brennan Family.

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Have been there a couple of times. Going back to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday.

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Lakewood, Colorado, USA

We had an excellent dinner at Mr. B's. The service was top notch. We were seated right away for our reservation. Food came out quickly too. The Signatures bbq shrimp dish was messy but very good. The bin and wet towels helped!

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

My coworker told me this was one of his favorite places in the quarter. I'd say number 15 of top 20.

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Local from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A popular place locals and tourists alike to gather for great food and a chance to socialize. Mr. B's Bistro is located on the artsy Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Try their Gumbo YaYa for a local favorite with a little flair or for a meal try the Honey Ginger Glazed Pork Chop.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Our first meal in New Orleans! We started fancy :)

What we got:
- their famous BBQ shrimp - small portion to share but it's really good and messy! Our server didn't know we were going to share and ordered two. Because it was an accident he only charged us for one (yayyyyyyy because it's expensive). It's pretty hot so be careful when you are trying to peel them.
- Their Soup Sampler: Gumbo, jambalaya and soup de jour. I liked it, it's not the best I've had in nola but I'd still give it a B+. It's a good sampler if you want to try new stuff.
- Pork Belly: Tender and flavorful
- complimentary bread came warm and crispy as if it was straight out of the oven

Service: A+++ our server was so attentive and everyone was so nice. My favorite part was watching them tie a bib on my bf when the shrimp came.

Atmosphere: Clean. Seems fancy but dress code wasn't strict because it's located in a tourist city near bourbon st. They have a bar if you want to lounge there while you wait for your table.

It was a great day to start our trip in NOLA with a happy belly! Unfortunately it was the day the city was infested by tons and tons of termites....I thought they were moths... nope, they were termites hahaha. Heard the city gets infested by them once a year.

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One of the top restaurants in New Orleans, owned by Cindy Brennan, who I know from college (LSU). It's right across from the Monteleone Hotel on Royal St. Order the Barbecue Shrimp- their specialty!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Mr. B, aka Brennan, is the most notable name of all New Orlean's cuisine. The family's influence has started an empire that reaches even Anaheim on the west coast (Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney). Somehow we decided to start at the upper part of the $ scale, but it was a good choice and don't regret it one bit. As with most fancier places in New Orleans, the faire is typically creole with the BBQ Shrimp taking top notability. We also sampled a bit of the soups in the sampler, but discovered that sticking to creole would be the best choice here. It's pricier than most, yes, but the flavor is classic. Your fellow diners will be mostly compromised of tourists such as yourselves. This is New Orleans so really everyone here is in good spirits. I also can't help but notice that most of the people here looked like they just came off a boat though so wear your boating caps accordingly.

-=-Starter Baguette-=- When cutting into this all the crumbs would just pebble all over the table cloth. As a fancy place, the server will come by occasionally and scrap the crumbs off the table. The bread was super soft and they will give you another if you need it. Best to dip this in your BBQ Shrimp Sauce for maximized enjoyment.

-=-Pork Belly Appetizer-=- Pork Belly is an amazing word as it is because just the mere mention would make me want to try it. In the case of Mr. B's, it was a fatty win. Definitely my style of cut with a tender softness in every bite. This was a good way to start off the meal.

-=-Soup Sampler - Gumbo, Jambalaya, Etoufee-=- One must sample all the soups. It's the rule of travel. Nothing notable in flavor here, but rules are rules.

-=-BBQ Shrimp-=- That BBQ Shrimp Sauce was outstanding. The spice is pretty tame, but it's delicious. The BBQ here is more like a mesquite smokey runny type. I made sure to soak up every last bit with my baguette. The shrimp itself was so soft that I just bit directly into that shell. and chomped it all down. Don't eat here without trying to BBQ Shrimp.

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Richland, Washington, USA

I heard great things about this place, but for me it fell a little short of expectations. My entrée was very creative - seared tuna with crayfish sauce and fried green tomatoes. Tasty but a little too rich for me. The place was noisy and felt a little too impersonal.

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Calgary, Canada

At the New Orleans School of Cooking, Mr. B’s was recommended as the place to go for BBQ shrimp. So our group of six went there for lunch.

I’ll eat one shrimp, but didn’t want an entire plate, so while my dining companions were sitting with the paper bibs tied around their necks, I had the trout amandine. The dish made me think of France as it was prepared as the French would do.

The restaurant was very busy and the servers engaging making it a fun spot.

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Tustin, California, USA
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BBQ shrimp and some bread for afterwards to soak up the delicious sauce. Great restaurant. Good value. Good service. Good location in the French Quarter.

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Queens

Come at lunch and order the BBQ shrimp. Trust me: http://eatyourworld.com/destinations/united_states/louisiana/new_orleans/what_to_eat/bbq_shrimp

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great for lunch or dinner!!!!

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Best BBQ Shrimp in town. You won't be disappointed!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

You have to try the BBQ shrimp and the bread pudding. Simply amazing!

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