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3903 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6001
+1 504-482-1225
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12 of us were seated comfortably in a back room and with an engaging waiter, Katua who made the lunch fun for all of us. Excellent and diverse menu, variety of "smoothies" that could be made "virgin" or add your desired alcohol (this is New Orleans, after all). Everyone enjoyed their lunch choices, trading plates and hoping to get your... More 

Thank hikerbuck
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried it for the first time and was not disappointed at all. Food was excellent in a cozy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend if you are lookiing for a new dining experience in New Orleans.

Thank Tommy K
Boulder, Colorado
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creative menu. Good food. Great waiter. (Name is spelled Katyu) if he asks you to spell it. Served us (party of 12) with no trouble. Close to our B&B.

Thank MikeDorsey
New Orleans
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I bumped into this quaint little bistro and was hoping for the best. I ate at the bar but was greeted by I'll help you when I am done (working on her register!) she then told me her name and said tell me when u know what u want. Cappuccino was watered down and I didn't get it until the... More 

Thank alaboe
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went to dinner and I really enjoyed the food. It was excellent. I wish it had come out of the kitchen hotter,but that was not a deal breaker. The negative of the night was when the bill came. Staff added a 20% gratuity to the bill for 4 people. I would have tipped 20% anyway but if it is going... More 

1 Thank dwstarr55
Canal Street B, General Manager at Canal Street Bistro, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for the gratuity automatically being added to your bill. I have to say that is was due to an internal miscommunication amongst management on our part. In no way were we trying to imply that our guests would not tip appropriately, and yes, your server should have informed you of the gratuity being added. There was... More 

Abbeville, Louisiana
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Located on Canal Street just blocks from Carrollton Avenue is The Canal Street Bistro. I was packed when we arrived for brunch at 11:30 am, but it was well worth the 45 minute wait. The server was cheerful and knowledgeable, as she took our orders for mimosas. The drinks arrived not long before the appetizer, Chicken Boudin Balls with a... More 

Thank James R
Canal Street B, Manager at Canal Street Bistro, responded to this review

Hi James, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Being a family of chefs, we are passionate about what we do. We put our heart and soul into our food and staff in the hopes that you can taste it, and that our staff makes you feel as though your are a guest in our home. Thank... More 

New Orleans
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food location and quaintness were amazing. Loved the decoration and the food was a party in my mouth. I am Cuban and for me to say the Cuban cuisine was spot on, it sure was. Just succulent. Fabulous friendly atmosphere. Keep up the great work. Highly pleased. First time there but not the last for certain.

Thank CiaoBella1209
Canal Street B, Manager at Canal Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are a family of chefs, and myself being half Cuban, our Cuban food can be no less than "spot on"! We are an eclectic family and love to represent global cuisine with authentic flavors. I am so glad you enjoyed you meal and I look forward to serving you in the... More 

Vancouver, BC, Canada
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We accidentally came across this restaurant while on the Streetcar line. Breakfast was great. I liked the fact that the coffee was hot (not luke warm as other places). Very clean and pleasant inside. Seating is also available outside. I'm glad we found this.

Thank bob p
Canal Street B, Manager at Canal Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast! We take a great deal of pride in what we do. It is nice to hear that it was reflected in your experience. I hope that if you visit our city again you'll stop in. We look forward to serving you again in the... More 

Covington, Louisiana
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Sunday brunch with wife and four daughters was very nice. An interesting variety of menu choices - a bit beyond the ordinary - including waffles, huevos rancheros, guacamole, steak & eggs, etc. Margaritas large and well prepared. Good service and reasonable prices. Outside dining available in good weather.

Thank Daniel P
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch on a Saturday around 11a and we (2) were seated immediately. It's very nice inside and we got a great table right by the large front window. Our server came over with waters shortly after we sat down. She was incredibly friendly and took great care of us throughout our meal. We really enjoyed our meals and... More 

Thank Amy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3903 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-482-1225
Canal Street Bistro is a standout among Mid City restaurants.

Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus reflect the diversity of our city with both local and global influences. Our menus include vegan, vegetarian and gluten free items as well. Our food is prepared from scratch with natural ingredients.

We have a fresh fruit and vegetable juice and smoothie bar available during breakfast, brunch and lunch. In addition, we offer a hand selected wine list and premium bar for any meal including signature cocktails.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?