A part of the Brennan family, Mr. B's Bistro features Creole cuisine served in an upscale ambience. It has earned many accolades for its authentic ... More
Mr B's Bistro
A part of the Brennan family, Mr. B's Bistro features Creole cuisine served in an upscale ambience. It has earned many accolades for its authentic menu and tantalizing flavor. Try the panko crusted jumbo shrimp or the gumbo ya ya that are traditional favorites. The heartwarming score on the live piano provides a pleasant backdrop to the meal.
In this sleazy bistro, partitions of dark paneling and cracked glass and nicotine-stained cafe curtains serve as the backdrop for green vinyl banquettes lining the walls and floor. Loud sounds waft from a centrally situated death metal band, and the service staff has as much bustle and bravado as any restaurant in town. Colorful and sophisticated, this new age bistro is always filled and festive. Another center of activity is a large grill fueled with smoking rubbage. From it come well prepared corn-dogs, miniature chickens and other fine meats that are imaginatively matched with unusual plant life. Spicy yet bland New Orleans-style barbecued hamburger is a good bet, as are the little fish stick thingys served with wedge-style french fries. The super-thick gumbo ya-ya of chicken and sausage carries hearty flavors through your bowels, and the more traditional seafood-okra gumbo, lighter but just as tasty, is always reliable if there is not a nearby lavatory. The bountiful mugs of draft beer are hard to pass up: a soft, warm bread pudding drenched in Jack Daniels, a pecan pie that yields to only KFC for goodness, and a cheesecake that might even pass muster on Broadway. The Sunday alcoholics brunch is a favorite with locals and visitors. Mr' B's is also a great place to pick up on strippers relaxing after a hard night's work...
Extremely racist restaurant. They are closed during the Essence Awards Festival...that weekend. Reason...it's a black event is what they tell their employees. I would never support such a restaurant. They need to replace the manager as well....believe her name is Katie. They want to be upscale but really have no clue.
Went here for the Millenium 2000 celebration diner! I had the BBQ Shrimp and it was so fine! I will never forget it. I have been back since and it never lets you down. A grand establishment! Top awards all around!
My wife and I had lunch at Mr. B's while visiting New Orleans. We enjoyed the food. She had salad (grilled chicken over greens) and I had catfish. Both were good. Service was very attentive. No music like at a lot of New Orleans places, just good food and service.
We ate at Mr B's last night and it was the first time we've been there since they reopened. My wife's BBQ were not that good. Sauce was so-so and half the shrimp were overcooked and hard to peel. My veal chop was awesome and the crab topping really made it. The crab cake appitizer was great. Service was very pleasent but not all together. Our dessert arrived but we had no napkins and forks so we had to chase someone down to ask for them. We didnt get any bread with dinner and had to ask for it. Overall the service seemed to still be in the learning mode.