If you are looking for non-pretentious atmosphere and great fresh food, check out Montrel's Bistro at 1000 Decatur St. in the Quarter. Newly re-opened at this location after Katrina destroyed their original rstaurant.
Our family of 5 recently enjoyed our dinner there, each of us having something different. Crawfish etoufee, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, crab stuffed ravioli in alfredo sauce, fried seafood platter...all of it fresh and cooked to perfection.
No wait staff nightmares here...all very friendly and attentive with great recommendations.
Check it out...you won't be disappointed!