As you may have seen a few weeks ago, we suffered some rather unfortunate service at Mr. B’s, which really derailed the meal and the morning. When a recent business lunch was scheduled for Mr. B’s I prepared for another unnecessarily lengthy meal. However, much to my content this was not this case this time around.
With Stephen as our server, requests were quickly met, food was timely and inappropriate asides were eliminated. Thanks to Stephen’s stewardship, Mr. B’s food was permitted to take its rightful place as the focus of the meal.
While still not my favorite of places, there are certain dishes that are worth stopping by for. One such dish is the Gumbo Ya-Ya, a chicken and andouille gumbo with great spice and flavor. The Gumbo Ya-Ya may very well be one of the best gumbos found in the city. A friend of mine swears the same of the Seafood Gumbo.
The lunch menu is pretty diverse, but I’d avoid the healthier choices, such as the grilled fish of the day. While providing a light alternative to the heavier and less healthy dishes, these lighter dishes seem just a bit too bland to be worth it. Instead, toss the diet and dive head long into the heavier dishes.
In all, Mr. B’s recovered pretty well in the service department (ask for Stephen) and continues to deliver with great gumbo, but still doesn’t quite reach the upper levels of New Orleans dining.