Mr. B's Bistro

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Mr. B’s Bistro
Mr. B's Exterior.jpg
Restaurant information
Established 1979
Current owner(s) Cindy Brennan
Head chef Executive Chef Michelle McRaney
Food type Creole
Street address 201 Royal Street
City New Orleans
State Louisiana
Postal/ZIP code 70130
Country United States
Coordinates 29°57′15″N 90°04′06″W / 29.95429°N 90.06826°W / 29.95429; -90.06826Coordinates: 29°57′15″N 90°04′06″W / 29.95429°N 90.06826°W / 29.95429; -90.06826

Mr. B’s Bistro is a restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[1][2][3][4][5] Located in New Orleans' French Quarter, the restaurant is run by restaurateur Cindy Brennan.


Mr. B’s Bistro opened in 1979 and at its current location in the French Quarter on the corner of Royal and Iberville Streets on the former site of Solari's Market.[6][7][8][9] Paul Prudhomme helped to open the restaurant while employed by the Brennan family at Commander's Palace.[6] Mr. B’s Bistro is managed by partner Cindy Brennan.[1][2][5]

The executive chef of Mr. B’s Bistro is Michelle McRaney.[2][3][6][10] Chef McRaney was preceded by chefs Gerard Maras and Jimmy Smith.[10]

Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the restaurant in 2005, causing it to close.[2][4][6] In 2007, Mr. B’s Bistro was rebuilt to look the same as before the hurricane hit, and reopened.[4][6]

Cindy Brennan authored The Mr. B’s Bistro Cookbook: Simply Legendary Recipes From New Orleans’s Favorite French Quarter Restaurant (ISBN 0976300605).[11] The cookbook includes 112 recipes from the restaurant’s menu.[12]

Mr. B's Bistro has been included in USA Today's 10 Best Travel Guide for "Best New Orleans Spots for Top-of-the Catch Seafood", "Best Places to Savor Brunch New Orleans Style", and "Best Creole Restaurants in New Orleans from the Quarter to Uptown".[13]


In 2014, twelve Mr. B's Bistro employees were Restaurant Legends Award Winners.[14]


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  2. ^ a b c d Allman, Kevin (February 18, 2007). "The Dish on a New Orleans Renaissance". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "January Bon Apetit". New Orleans Living Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Severson, Kim (July 25, 2008). "New Orleans Dining Is Up for Review Again". The New York Times. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "The fab four: brunches in New Orleans". The Australian. June 23, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Mr. B's Bistro earns three beans". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New Orleans Food Timeline". New Orleans Past. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "A. M. & J. Solari Market and Food Emporium". Home of our Fathers. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "A Weekend in New Orleans". The Daily Meal. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Mr. B's Bistro". Southern Foodways Alliance. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Mr. B's Bistro Cookbook: Simply Legendary Recipes From New Orleans's Favorite French Quarter Restaurant". Good Reads. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mr. B's Bistro". 89 (5). Restaurant Hospitality. May 2005. p. 48. 
  13. ^ D'Addono, Beth. "Mr. B's Bistro". 10Best - USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Legends Awards Winners 2014". Louisiana Restaurant Association. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 

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