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From journal Return to New Orleans
January 11, 2006
From journal A Week in New Orleans--Pre-Katrina
by Jill Russell
Hindhead, United Kingdom
January 9, 2005
From journal New Orleans in November
January 13, 2004
Mr. B's is part of the Brennan empire. The family has numerous (and famous) restaurants throught the city. My friend RAVED about their jambalaya pasta. To me, it was just plain oily and not that spicy. Others at our table liked their food. If you want true cajun food, you'll want to try elsewhere.
The atmosphere wasn't bad but it reminded me of a fern bar. If you're looking for cajun or funky atmosphere -- this is not the place. There seemed to be a number of business dinners while we were there.
Again, perhaps Mr. B (or I) were having an off night. But then, my friend raved about Cafe Pontalba, which I didn't like either.
From journal NOLA
August 15, 2003
From journal Weekends in the French Quarter
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 19, 2002
I had the gumbo to start (it was quite good) and followed it up with the pasta jambalaya. Everything I had was very well done and satisfying. It is nice to be really excited about trying the 'local' cuisine and not being disappointed. Also, the dessert was great (and I am a big dessert fan). I had the bread pudding with whipped cream and ice cream on top. It was definitely not for the light hearted and I left the restaurant feeling very full and content.
One final note, the atmosphere was quite nice. It is definitely a nice restaurant, but didn't feel overly stuffy or pretentious. It was quiet enough to enjoy a good conversation, but lively enough to make you feel comfortable. I also liked the live music playing in the background. All said, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
From journal A Week in New Orleans
new york, New York
February 19, 2001
The food is superb contemporary Creole with an emphasis on seafood. Mr. B's most famous dish is the BBQ Shrimp, which comes in the shell in an exquisite peppery sauce. This is some of the best shrimp you'll ever taste, but you'll work for it--the shelling gets rather messy and you'll be wearing a bib. I've also had the Hickory Grilled Fish, which comes with a delicate lemon-butter sauce--simple but very good.
I've dined at Mr. B's on a Friday night, and my only complaint is that the service feels a bit rushed. The waiters are all running around frantically dropping fresh bags of warm bread on the table (very tasty), and you begin to feel as if you should eat faster to keep up with their frenetic activity. To tell the truth, though, weekend nights are tough everywhere in a town where eating is practically the favorite pasttime. I want to try Mr. B's on a weekday sometime, and would suggest that if you can, you do the same.
From journal New Orleans Notes
New York, New York
June 20, 2000
From journal French Quarter Fun