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Jardin Nelson

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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407, place Jacques-Cartier | Old-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B1, Canada
+1 514-861-5731
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely old building with a garden atmosphere and open air. Music is playing and it's in a great but touristy area. No real vegan or vegetarian options fyi. Your food comes in paper and it's kinda glorified bar food...pricey that you might forgive for the atmosphere.

Thank Mandicat2014
Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delightful summer venue complete with easy listening jazz to enhance the ambiance while you dine under a canopy complete with colourful foliage. The meals tend to generous portion size, so don't over order :) We were four persons & each one found their selection to be delicious -- the meat tender. My pasta salad a la pesto also more than... More 

Thank Marty F
Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 3 areas where you can eat, the front patio, inside and the back area. Walk down the side of the building to the back. It's worth the wait, It's beautiful with live jazz and a gorgeous view.

Thank Chiya Z
Edmonton, AB
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bistro is very unassuming from the outside. It appears to be like the rest of the bistros lining the place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal. But as you walk inside, you are taken to an outdoor courtyard surrounded by the old buildings of the area, where jazz music is playing and if you are lucky like we were, you will... More 

Thank edmom
New Jersey
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

But lunch and service was disappointing. We sat on the terrace and had a very snippy waiter. Service was extremely slow. The crepe was a disappointment.

Thank pbnj99
South Windsor, Connecticut
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely bistro with large patio(enclosed as needed, like in the rain) Nice menu w many apps, specialty drinks and nice wine list. Lots of tasty crepe offerings. FREE jazz every night!

Thank onlaydoc
Kingston, Canada
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of us stopped in to sit and get out of the rain. The atmosphere in the courtyard is great. It's covered, different levels and has a Jazz band. We had drinks and light snacks and were happy with everything.

Thank ktown_camper
Concord, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oh the crepes! They were fantastic! You can sit outside in a beautiful garden setting with live music, birds flying around, and trees. Or, you can be inside. There was a line in the evening so you may want to make a reservation. It was worth the short wait!

Thank nhmom27
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went around 4:45 on a Saturday . No problem finding a table . Great jazz band playing. Service was fast and food was great value. Washrooms are down steepish stairs .

Thank Us14
Laval, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many choices of Crepes and sitting outside is really nice with many level terrasses. Very well positioned restaurant however since the terrasse is not on the street level you miss the shows that happen during the summer in the old port.


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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407, place Jacques-Cartier | Old-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-861-5731
We are opened for another season. Terrace, live music and a bistro style menu with a complete wine and cocktail list. Check out our website for more information and take a look at our menus. We open at 11:30AM during the week, and at 10AM on Saturdays, Sundays. No reservations needed, walk-ins only.

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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.