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Mr. B's Bistro Restaurant Review: Chef Michelle McRaney has been at the helm of Mr. B’s kitchen for more than 20 years, but somehow manages to keep the offerings fresh and innovative. To its credit, the restaurant’s crowds are typically equal parts locals and out-of-towners. In owner Cindy Brennan's lively bistro, partitions of dark wood and etched glass and lacy café curtains serve as the backdrop for green vinyl banquettes lining the walls. Gentle sounds waft from a centrally situated grand piano, and the service staff displays ample bustle and bravado. The large grill fueled with aromatic woods produces well-prepared fish, shellfish and meats that are imaginatively matched with unusual vegetables. Spicy, New Orleans-style barbecued shrimp is a good bet, as are the fish beignets and pasta jambalaya. Super-thick gumbo ya-ya of chicken and sausage carries hearty flavors. Mr. B’s bountiful desserts are hard to pass up: bananas Foster cake with the classic Foster sauce, and a molten chocolate cupcake with fresh raspberries. Sunday jazz brunch offers such dishes as a jumbo lump crab cake with ravigote sauce. The wine list, several pages long, probably has something for almost everyone, but you will be hard pressed to find anything from outside of California, except for Champagne. About 20 wines are offered by the glass.