A San Antonio business man was in town and was taken to lunch as Ms B's. He was so impressed that he sent us copies of the menu. We tried it for dinner a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it also. Last weekend, he drove to Austin with his wife just to go to dinner there with us. Another winner. I searched the web to find the phone number and was greatly surprised to see the negative reviews... certainly doesn't match our several experiences.
The restaurant on Mesa is tucked into a corner of an old-tired strip center, near a gas station, sub shop, dry cleaner, etc. In that environment you might expect a cheap meal from an old, tired restaurant. Wrong!
This is definitely an upscale restaurant, in the New Orleans tradition. The choices and flavors were as good as real New Orleans Creole - in the opinion of our businessman friend who gets to New Orleans more than we do, better than many meals he has had in New Orleans. The prices were New Orleans prices, not cheap, but not particularly expensive either. I didn't expect to write a review, so I didn't note the menu details, but I recall most entrees in the $10 to $20 range. Most deserts were $5, and worth every penny (One could argue that no bread pudding should cost $5, but I have paid that much elsewhere, and the flavors and sauce were outstanding).
One reviewer commented on the poor bread service. I agree. They had several types of bread, but simply put a small cornbread roll on our plate, without offering a choice or offering extras. Not what we expect here, but a small point on an excellent meal.
They may have had staffing problems recently (which may explain the bad reviews). The first time we went, we discovered that the dishwasher was the owner (clever - he could watch the entire operation from there). The visit this weekend, he was cooking, and nobody was doing dishes. We wish him well - we want to return again and again.
Pros: Food and inside ambience
Cons: Outside ambience