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“Best Casual Place to Eat in Old Montreal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive & Gourmando

Olive & Gourmando
351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal))
514 350 1083
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Ranked #18 of 4,416 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout
Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Washington DC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best Casual Place to Eat in Old Montreal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Came in here to pick up some pastries, but decided to sit down and eat once we saw all the delicious food being served. Truffle Mac and Cheese was probably one of the best things we have ever eaten and most likely order again time after time whenever we are back in Montreal. The only down fall is that they supposedly only serve the dish during winter time and only on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. The staff was very friendly and informative, and we loved the decor and lively atmosphere. Basically, everything we ordered tasted so good. It seems the restaurant is always busy and they are not open on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nevada City, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch, avoid the evening crowd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a great place to go to for all occasions – with family, friends, -- may be except dating as it is crowded in the evenings. Thus, I normally go for lunch. The food is a delicious mix of Western food and Montreal dishes. My favorite dish here is the truffle mac and cheese as well as the smoked trout sandwich. They also have a great assortments of croissants which are good as well. Service is great – attentive and caring. I’ve heard that their breakfasts are also excellent as well (but I have yet to try it out).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A great place for breakfast or lunch. Their sandwich called "An Egg in the Face" is not to be missed if you can get there early enough to order as it is often gone. They have a wonderful array of sandwiches,pastries, muffins, scones I for morning treats lunch provides delicious sandwiches,soups and salads. It is a popular place so one needs get there early to get a table. If a table is not available take out is an option which is what I often do to bring back to the office or eat in one of the many lovely outdoor spots in Old Montreal. Very noisy,busy vibrant place but if you are looking for a causal restaurant for great food don't miss Olive & Gourmando.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Everything is good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've been here twice, both times for brunch, one during the week one on the weekend, one with my wife and one with the whole family including one 6yo kid. Both times everything was excellent. The ambiance is nice and service too, but the food is amazing. To start, coffee is very good , as in most of nice places in Montreal. The bakery is one of the bests in Montreal, in fact in my obsessive search for the best croissant in Montreal this place is ranked among the first three. But the most impressive thing here are the sandwiches ( panninis ) . All we have tried were not only very good , but very tasty and different from the typical things you find in other similar places. In summary: Great Place!, would recommend going , and yes the wait is worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

I was there for a late lunch and at almost 3 pm it was still really busy. I ordered a panini (chèvre chaud) and a latte. My coffee was served really shortly after I sat, the best latte I got in Montreal. My panini was as delicious as my latte. Really friendly staff, will defenetly recommend this place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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