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Jardin Nelson

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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407, Place Jacques-Cartier | Old-Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B1, Canada
+1 514-861-5731
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great cocktail followed by a wonderful, light lunch on the square in old montreal ---- the best! do not miss the opportunity to sit on the square and people watch. you can sit inside or in back, but .... why? the food was tasty and flavorful and plentiful.... treat yourself, you are worth it!

Thank scott53Wisconsin
Farmington, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a most relaxing place to eat. We stopped for lunch and were pleasantly surprised to experience beautiful piano music while there. Easy for everyone to find something special on the menu. We were seated out back in a lush garden courtyard. Would highly recommend this restaurant.....fun, friendly people and not overpriced for the fabulous location near the water... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked this place by chance for our large party to stop for Lunch, they were very accommodating and after a short wait found us a table in the courtyard. The atmosphere is very nice and the surrounding is very pleasant. A varied menu is offered so there was something for everyone in our group, some of whom had dietary... More 

Thank AGreg55
Bridgewater, NJ USA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really didn't have high expectations given that this restaurant is located in the middle of a very touristy square. However, we were famished and needed to stop somewhere for lunch before heading off on a long walk through Montreal, and this turned out to be a good choice. We both order crepes and they were stuffed with delicious ingredients -... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This outdoor restaurant was a beautiful garden nestled between buildings giving a feel of being in your own little European get away. There was live music, canopies and outdoor heaters making it comfortable no matter the weather. The waiter was very pleasant and food and drinks were delicious.

Thank Beatrice H
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat in Old Town Montreal. The food was good, cocktails were better and jazz really nice. Sitting outside on a sunny day make it special. Would definitely go back.

Thank Marc B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is clearly a tourist hot spot and for all that the food is not bad. The food isn't quite Paris but it is very good, well cooked, prepared and the service is great. I went with some colleagues and I think this is a place to go more for the experience and the music - the ambiance -... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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700 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jardin Nelson is a gem. Think delicious traditional French Canadian food, well prepared, with excellent and friendly service. It's location is ideal right in Old Montreal right off Place Jacques Cartier which makes it ideal for a bite while sightseeing in the old town. Everything was simply wonderful, a truly lovely place.

Thank fiamma11
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time we visit this restaurant this year. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Great peach sangria!! Great menu with something for everyone.

Thank Claudine A
Kitchener, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time at Jardin Nelson and they did not disappoint. My first time i had the best smoked salmon bagel I've ever had. This time we tried their breakfast rabbit meat crepe as soon as they opened on a sunday morning. Amazing flavour combination and very satisfying. Can't help like feeling like you're in another country with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 6:00 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
Le Jardin Nelson est ferme pour la saison hivernale. Nous serons de retour mi-avril, des que la temperature le permet.
Jardin Nelson is closed for the winter season. We will be back mid-April, weather permitting.

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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.
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