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Montrel's Bistro

1000 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 525-4747
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Ranked #1,053 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was my very first time ever trying crawfish...let me tell you the flavor was awesome! Crab cakes were divine as well.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Actually stopped in here before departing NO the morning of Friday January 11th 2013, of course we were drawn by the decent -priced breakfast special ($4.50) and location. We had a very attentive waiter and enjoyed the ambiance of the interior as it was a little nippy to sit outside. I have read all the negative reviews and sorry to... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The rating is based on a previous visit, which was generally bad. Slow service, mediocre food, ok atmosphere. As of 9/21/2013 this restaurant appears closed.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After a month travelling thru the USA this is the worst place we had the displeasure of eating out.We called for breakfast and what a joke...awful food ,poor service and I would hate to see what the kitchen was like...yuk

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place was the worst restaurant during our visit. There were flies everywhere inside and the wait staff was unenthusiastic, slow, and borderline rude. Food was mediocre and expensive. We hurried to finish our meal and then went across the street to The Market Café for dessert.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Jambalaya tasted like it was just ketchup with water for the sauce, and 5 slices of sausage.( it was suppose to come with shrimp and chicken as well but it turned out the chefs forgot to put it in there). My husbands shrimp and fries tasted like it was fried in old burnt grease. The mac n cheese consisted of... More

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had diner there amd just no comment. Maybe breakfast is ok but forget diner. Microwave food is better

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Conway, Arkansas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Then look no further than Montrel's Bistro. I wish I would have done a little more homework before we stopped there for lunch but there's no crying over spilled jambalaya at this point. If 75 health code citations from January 2008 to September 2012 sounds yummy, then by all means give this place a try. The best part of Montrel's... More

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Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were enticed to come here by the smooth-talking host out in front. He promised "authentic" Creole food - it was definitely NOT! We each ordered a bowl of gumbo and were served a weak, watery, thin soup with a bit of rice and ONE shrimp in the bowl. There are WAY too many good restaurants to eat at in... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

In a town known as much for its wonderful food as for its music and night life, we managed to find the one restaurant that lowers the bar for all the others. After a 3-hour driving tour around the city, we disembarked and walked along the waterfront toward the French Market looking for something to eat and a place to... More

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