Jardin Nelson, Montreal

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    Le Jardin Nelson

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 29, 2008

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    Le Jardin Nelson is one of the most unique dining experiences I've had in North America, more for the ambiance than the food. The restaurant is located in a building dating from 1812. The building has no roof and the walls have no windows, creating a unique indoor feel to this outdoors dining experience. The inside of the building has plants, flowers, and trees throughout, greatly adding to the atmosphere. They also frequently have live bands.

    Their menu is mostly French with a huge variety of crepes, as well as some pizzas and Italian meals.

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    Le Jardin Nelson: Time to only visit one restaurant in Montreal?

    by rmdw Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The wonderful food & ambience of Jardin Nelson

    Le Jardin Nelson is the place I first take all my visitors to in Montreal. Be sure to walk to the back courtyard. There you'll find the most wonderful ambience, open to the skies above, albeit covered in large umbrellas.

    Their speciality are crepes but not just of the sweet variety. You won't be disappointed!

    Favorite Dish: My favourite crepes are the Florentine (spinach) and Newburg (seafood). I also love the spinach salad with strawberries and a light maple dressing.

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    by s_odyssey Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Only Open from April to November.
    Let yourself be enchanted by a live orchestra while having a drink in a spectacular garden patio (there are heaters set up for those chilly nights).
    House Specialty: Crepes
    Great choice of wines

    A lil history: The building dates back to 1812 and is named after one of Britain's most decorated naval admirals; Lord Horatio Nelson

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    Jardin Nelson: Crepes Anyone?

    by Canadian_Traveler Updated Aug 11, 2004

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    I had an awesome dining experience at Jardin Nelson. The ambiance is great...we were a party of 11 ladies celebrating a bachelorette party. We were seated at a table in the back courtyard...it was beautiful and there was a wonderful live jazz band playing. Great music, food, service, drink selections, and the setting is perfect for any occasion.

    Favorite Dish: Any and all crepes! I tasted at least 4 main dishes and 2 desserts and they were all outstanding. I don't know that I could narrow it down to one choice.
    The sangria (both white and red) is fabulous.

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    Jardin Nelson: Tasty Crepes and Great Service

    by cruisingbug Written Sep 30, 2004

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    Wine, jazz, and crepes, Le Jardin Nelson, Montreal

    We took the recommendations of fellow VTers and had dinner at Le Jardin Nelson. We made sure to sit in the back courtyard rather than along the street. It was Friday night, so there was a live jazz band and vocalist. Stepping off the street into the lush open-air garden is like stepping across the Atlantic.

    Favorite Dish: The crepes! I had the Crepes Newburg (seafood) and hubby had Crepes Diva (chicken). Both were delicious. Service was excellent. And of course, we couldn't pass up the "death by chocolate" dessert crepes!

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    Jardin Nelson: Jazz in the Garden - A Can't Miss

    by brewjohnson Updated Jul 26, 2007

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    Just a phenomenal place. Its located in an old, historic building. It has a patio overlooking Place Jacques-Cartier, but the back terrasse is where you want to be. Montrealers love their terrasses and this has to be one of the best in the city. It's a large open air section covered with huge umbrella sort of things to keep the rain out... lots of plants, flowers, etc. Most days, there's live music (3/4 piece jazz bands when I was there). I can't think of a more enjoyable place to have a mid-day or afternoon beer, glass of wine, or carafe of cider (I had an apple cider wine that was quite refreshing) and a bite to eat. My wife and I ended up relaxing, enjoying the day and music for a few hours. It was the highlight of Old Montreal for us. It has a large menu, so there's lots of option. We shared a crepe and a pizza. Both were good... but it doesn't matter what you get, I think anything would be enjoyable in this setting.

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    by zChris Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    This restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 17th century building behind which is an immaculate terraced garden. At lunch every day a classical trio serenades diners with Mozart and other light pieces from atop a fountain in the garden. Diners in the front overlook the bustling Place Jaques-Cartier.

    Favorite Dish: Crepe Nelson

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    by Pierre_Rouss Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Very well situated, right on the Jacques Cartier place, where the action is. Come early so you can get a table on the terasse during summer, or a window during winter.

    Favorite Dish: Just about everything normal American food, pizza, club sandwich, no surprise here.

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