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Jardin Nelson

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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407, Place Jacques-Cartier | Old-Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B1, Canada
+1 514-861-5731
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent sangria. Attentive service. Ambience with jazz band very relaxing. Nice open air patio good for all weather conditions. Heaters on patio took off the edge of coolness.

Thank Marc L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little restaurant on Place Jacques Cartier. It has a lovely outdoor patio in the front, and another in the rear. We wanted to have crepes at least once while in Montreal, and Jardin Nelson did not disappoint us. We had a lovely meal, with good service, and delicious food. I would highly recommend, especially if you... More 

Thank HornsFan73
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Live jazz. Decent food and some local options on the menu makes this restaurant a must try. There are other places with better food but somehow the live music makes the food taste better than it actually is.

Thank Priyansh C
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the ambiance of this restaurant. The trio played instrumental versions of 30s-40s music. Flowers everywhere! The food was delicious.

Thank suewmurphy
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a tourist trap, meaning the food is overpriced for what you have. BUT, the outdoor seating is so nice, live music, so I would suggest it anyways, since food is ok. Make reservation as they are very busy!

Thank VaMa123
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion Montreal, when it comes to food, earns the title of being the New Orleans of the North with Innumerable restaurants in a City located on a big river called the St. Lawrence. Jardin Nelson has all the qualities of New Orleans including a myriad of Jazz entertainment, but better yet is the authentically French atmosphere. We devoured... More 

Thank Gary A F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The patio area is a great place for lunch with good food, beautiful flowers and live jazz.. We had lunch there on three separate occasions and always left smiling and relaxed.

Thank Marie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely setting to have a meal - the ambiance is fresh and pretty with flowers, plants, terraces, the largest sun umbrellas I've ever seen. Food was excellent and service was good. A unique treat in Old Montreal.

Thank Heidi W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food at this restaurant is awesome. BUT. They have a bee and bird problem. The bee problem is what concerns me the most. The bees are pretty aggressive and will land on your plate even if you shoo it away. It ruined my dining experience to have to fight off bees as I'm trying to eat. They do have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the best meal of our summer vacation and one of the best meals of my life. the food and ambiance were truly amazing. Live jazz, summertime, great drinks and food. with the family. it does not get any better than this. mom and oldest had the creps with pork loin, which was super good, almosit like a souvlaki... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407, Place Jacques-Cartier | Old-Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-861-5731
Our season will end Octobre 10 2016 for the winter season. Come and enjoy the last days of summer on our beautiful terrace. We open at 11h30. #JardinNelson #WalkInsOnly #UrbanParadise

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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.