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Nouveau Palais

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281 Bernard Rue O, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1T5, Canada
+1 514-273-1180
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
cool retro but food is tasteless and over priced

The original place has been here for years and the inside has not been changed since it opened over 50years ago. Cool bebop jazz plays inside a very \retro looking interior. The staff is bilingual and very attentive. The menu is limited and I have to say I was a little disappointed in the taste and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get good food for a reasonable price. The cocktails and long drinks are very nice, try the Lemonade Rose! I really liked the atmosphere at that place, a lot of different people make a wonderful mix. I wouldn't recommend going there f you are a big group. We were six people and a little bit squeezed on our bench,... More 

Thank Anni_MTL
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love this place, come here often cause the food is always great, and I haven't been disappointed yet, the burger is really tasty, and the cheese fries too, as were the chicken wings and fried chicken, everything is so tasty.. and the sweet potato pie is divine! and the cocktails are pretty darn good too! Really nice staff and... More 

Thank Mitch F
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The original place has been here for years and the inside has not been changed since it opened over 50years ago. Cool bebop jazz plays inside a very \retro looking interior. The staff is bilingual and very attentive. The menu is limited and I have to say I was a little disappointed in the taste and quality especially considering the... More 

Thank Aleks_57
Copenhagen, Denmark
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138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nouveau Palais is an iconic eatery in Montreal. It was transformed from a true greasy spoon to a hip hangout and that was all well and good until it really hit the trend-o-meter as a really "hip" place. People come from far and wide to eat here. I haven't been for three years and I had heard locals complain about... More 

Thank Mikael C
Key West, Florida
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sunday night: for people of a generation, the Ed Sullivan Show and school tomorrow! In that order. Well, now you can finally break the yoke of time and go to a restaurant whose decor echoes the references above and has its own hipster to die for menu which, admittedly I have not tried, and go to Malaysia on a flight... More 

Thank grahamcares
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As my partner is Indonesian and we often eat Indonesian/Malaysian food, it was with great excitement that we discovered that on Sunday nights, the Nouveau Palais serves 'Malaysian' food. But what a HUGE disappointment from the very first bite. The Gado-Gado was tasteless and the fish curry (supposedly Thai) was completely without nuance and simply hot, VERY hot. The fished... More 

Thank JohnEnRoute
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Open for as long as I can remember, this diner has never changed its decoration which is a plus IMO. It' now become trendy, but the food is relatively cheap and very tasty. We got the mac and cheese and the crabcake as apetizers and we were all very pleased. But the real treat was the burger. Excellent brioche bun... More 

Thank Marc F
Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great expectations from this neighborhood diner and unfortunately left very disappointed. Went solo to experience their Valentine's Day Sausage Specials for my first visit and will NOT be returning anytime soon! Both price and service were unacceptable, as I tried their sausage "platter", not once but twice(!) just to make sure, and did not feel I got my money's value.... More 

Thank JohnGMontreal_canada
Level Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Been here for both brunch and dinner and have been disappointed on both occasions. The dishes appear cheap (around $7 for brunch and about $15 for main course dinner) but in fact they are pretty small so you need to add sides or go for a full 3 courses for dinner. Taste wise, the flavours are pretty average which makes... More 

Thank theproo
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

You have to know what to order: yes, as noted below, their take on a matzah ball soup is pretty awful. It wouldn't pass muster at my family's seder, I can tell you that. On the other hand, their hamburgers are justifiably lauded, their fried chicken good (ask for their sweet sauce on the side, not drizzled, as it tends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 281 Bernard Rue O, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Outremont
  • Neighborhood: Outremont
  • Phone Number: +1 514-273-1180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Outremont

Neighborhood Profile
Outremont, a quaint residential district just north of Downtown, is a peaceful, low-key setting known for its mod cafes and bistros, and some of the best walking territory Montreal has to offer. Visitors can explore the flowering parks and manor estates of Maplewood Street, then window-shop the popular bakeries and coffeehouses on main arteries of Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Rue Van Horne. The modern granola feel is complemented by contemporary art exhibitions, rotating theater productions, and a welcoming public library. Also a nexus for the city's Hasidic Jewish culture, Outremont's diversity resounds in its cuisine and in its architecture. Visit the colorful neighborhood to take advantage of boutique shopping on Avenue Laurier, or to test the artisanal flavors of Avenue Bernard, braving a salmon burger on a squid-ink bun or accommodating your sweet tooth with a provincial chômeur pudding. A visit to Outremont is a relaxing day.