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Marche de la Villette

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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324 rue St.-Paul Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-807-8085
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

Nice atmospherE, hospitable staff. Service a tad slow but we were not in a hurry so it was fine. Overall, a pleasant experience (particularly since most restaurants are closed Christmas week).

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2012
Jerry M
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Miami, Florida
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260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Nice atmospherE, hospitable staff. Service a tad slow but we were not in a hurry so it was fine. Overall, a pleasant experience (particularly since most restaurants are closed Christmas week).

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Springfield
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Tasty, neat ambiance . Food was good. don't order beer here unless you want to spend an arm and a leg. I had had a beer the day before at a comparable restaurant and it was $4.75. Beer are $8.00 here... We had no idea there would be such a difference.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

After a morning of exploring the RESO, my constant travelling companion and I needed some fuel to continue our Montreal Adventures. We headed for Old Montreal with the hopes of finding a table at a couple of places that were on our list to dine. Marche de la Villette wasn't on that list, but driving past the place in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

As soon as you walk through the doors (or even looking through the windows) you feel like you have arrived to a place lost in time. The place is packed and lively. The wait staff are very good and friendly and happy to work on your french with you. They even brake into a french song every now and then.... More 

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

MUST try little lunch gem at the corner of St. Paul & St. Pierre. Busy with tourists and locals alike all in culinary heaven with selections like French Onion soup & quiche, croque monsieur, cheese/meat plate or decadent fondue. Lovely bustling atmosphere is part of the charm, worth a couple of minutes wait if you need to! Took a minute... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had recently checked into our hotel and hadn't eaten all day, so we took a walk down Rue Saint-Paul looking for some place for a casual bite to eat, and came upon Marche de la Villette. One look through the window told us that this was the kind of place we had in mind. It was quite full but... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was our first restaurant in Montréal, and we enjoyed so much! the atmosphere is relaxed, lively, and the food - cold cuts and terrines - very satisfying. Service is OK. Just a minor drawback: they serve only a couple of reds and a couple of whites, bottle or by the glass, so a very limited choice. Would happily return.

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Belleville, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This place is a classic bistro charcutterie with panache; informal with entertaining waiters, great meat and cheese plates, and a favourite of locals working in the neighborhood. An authentic restaurant not putting on airs. If you love a small spot with character, heart, good food, and relaxed informality, this is a must stop local hot spot that will bring you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Obnoxious accordion music plus faux French countryside theme park setting. Almost impossibly slow service. Worst though, was the salad nicoise. Made with CANNED tuna. At the price we paid, it was offensive. Almost forgot to mention they were out of gazpacho at 11:30 AM. Skip it. We only went in because it was thanksgiving, and not much else was open.

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Alexandria VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Please don't come here. What a joke. I got the ham and cheese crepe, my wife got the quiche. Mine came slathered in maple syrup, the quiche was dry and crumbly and, yes, slathered in maple syrup. And the price? What an insult.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 rue St.-Paul Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514-807-8085

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.