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Nelli, Montréal, QC

Nelli

3.9
3.9
122 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Nelli is all about cuisine with love.

Love starts within... with a hearty meal. Cooked with passion, our dishes fill your belly & soul with reinvented & elevated comfort foods made with local quality produce. To drink? Our sommelier has carefully selected niche wines that will excite your taste buds.

Divided in 2 separate spaces, the bistro & the café, it offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour & dinner. The café offers pastries & bagels from local favourites Hof Kelsten & St-Viateur and our barista coffees are 3rd wave RS1 blend - Unique to Quebec.

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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Wine Bar, Regional Canadian (Quebec)

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 788-4000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kosmas Sfaelos

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross Street

    St-Sulpice

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Brunch

  • Montreal

    Brunch

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  1. OT

    OlivierT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Très mauvais service Réservation qui n’a pas été pris en compte Table de dernière minute Les assiettes ne ressemblent en rien aux photos sur internet Nourriture tiède et sans gout

    NelliResponded todayBonjour OlivierT, Merci pour vos commentaires, ils sont très importants pour nous. Je suis désolée d'entendre que votre visite au Méchant Boeuf n'a pas répondu à vos attentes. Soyez assuré que nous allons vérifier avec notre équipe pour mieux comprendre ce qui s'est produit lors de votre passage. La satisfaction de notre clientèle est notre priorité. Nous aimerions communiquer avec vous afin de trouver une solution. Christine Béland Directrice des restaurants (514)373-8991

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrated an anniversary and the experience was great. The staff was very attentive and the food was perfectly cooked. I would recommend this establishment and we will be back on our next trip to Montreal.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning! Thank you for those beautiful comments. We are lucky you selected our restaurant for your anniversary. Guest satisfaction is our priority and we are happy to hear that Nelli's experience met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

  3. SB

    SydneyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was ok. Place was very busy and service was slow. Took an hour to get entrees. Place was VERY HOT—minimal air flow.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning SydneyB, Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear about your last experience in our restaurant. It would be a pleasure to discuss with you about the situation. Christine Beland Food & Beverage Director (514)373-8991

  4. K

    Kimberly

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. Mussels were classically prepared as was my Bolognese. Perfect. They were slammed, but service was still great, I don't know what all the negative reviews were about. Every restaurant is functioning short staffed, we need to be understanding. Thanks Nelli! We will be back.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning Kimberley, Thank you for those lovely comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and meals at Nelli. We are lucky to have you as our guests. See you soon! Karelle

  5. DP

    DinaP

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Need an oasis from the crowds and noise of Old Montreal? Nelli is the place. Spacious,quiet, great service and food.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning DinaP, Thank you for your nice comments! We are glad to hear that you had a peaceful experience at Nelli Cafe. We hope to see you soon! Karelle

  6. L

    Lili

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Waited longer for the bill than being served and eating combined.
  7. c

    cbsyyc

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Cute place. Small menu but the food was quite good. Service was horrible, even for Montreal.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning Cbsyyc, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the food at Nelli. We are sorry to hear about your last experience in our restaurant. Guest satisfaction is one of our priority and we would like to know what happened during your visit. Please contact Christine Beland Food & Beverage Director (514) 373-8991

  8. h

    houstonfoodie

    Houston

    447 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    447 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and sitting in the corner watching people walk by is great, wonderful food.

    NelliResponded todayGood morning Houstonfoodie, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Nelli. Hope to see you again soon! Karelle

  9. M

    Michael

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service is poor snd not attentive. We waited one hour for our cocktails.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Enjoyed our time there
  11. JW

    JosephW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was very bad. It took 2 hours to get our food, and while the waiter checked in once, it got to a point at which he seemed ashamed to look in our direction. Our cheese appetizer took an hour, nearly a second hour for the main dishes. Food was fine, although the exorbitant wait took away significantly from the experience.
  12. GK

    GaiaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Online menu is completely different from the restaurant’s
  13. M

    Mixed

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This was our second visit. The first was a great lunch with great service. This time, the food was great but the service a little slow, and they ran out of the food I ordered. The substitute meal was very good, but like I said, it took almost an hour to be served.
  14. YG

    YvesG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le service et la nourriture étaient vraiment excellent.
  15. V

    Vincent

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Décor agréable et chaleureux. Brunch avec très peu d’intérêt, Fruits frais ne datant pas du jour même (tranche sèche ou commençant à vriller), les plats devaient attendre un certain temps sur le pass, plat tiède avec sauce commençant à sécher. Personnel pressé et ne dégageant pas l’envie d’aide le client.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was average, service was just ok. No AC on a hot day
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a very difficult experience. Waited 2 hours to get food, brought out our cold dishes had to wait for our friends with warm dishes to be served. Food was mediocre and we didn’t finish anything served. Asked manager many times about timing and he was not upfront with us. I would have left if had told us timing was so bad. They didn’t even seem that busy. Had lots of good reviews and we had friends staying at the hotel. Truly not sure what happened but one of the more challenging dining experiences I have had.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an exceptional experience. The menu was fantastic and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious for both vegetarians and omnivores alike. The atmosphere was hard to beat with a table for 4 by the open air window into Old Town Montreal! Our server was so so lovely and had knowledge about almost every item on the menu and gave great recommendations. The price was extremely reasonable ($30-40 Can per pp + drinks) for quality we all thought was en par with NYC quality food (and we are New Yorkers). Overall this was a fantastic culmination of an amazing Montreal weekend after the Formala 1 Grand Prix. We were so happy to have made this choice and would definitely go again.
  19. LD

    LivioD

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, incredible service and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  20. b

    brrrrren

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it. We opted for the wine paring and h r no regrets.
  21. FL

    FrancoisL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Le serveur et le sommelier étaient très sympathique mais nous avons remplis nous mêmes nos verres de vin et sans demander si c’était à notre goût! C’est un manque flagrant d’éthique dans ce domaine. Francois
  22. LS

    LucS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The interior agora of this restaurant is beautiful. I always go for business breakfasts.
  23. NB

    NancyB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Breakfast at Nelli’s was great. It was very handy to come from our room upstairs at the Nelligan Hotel before departing on our last day. I booked our reservation using the Open Table App to make sure we got in when we were ready to have breakie ~ it worked out perfectly. We kept it light that morning as we were getting ready for a 7 hour drive home!! The chocolate croissant was scrumptious as were our main breakfast dishes; bagel and fruit plate and the salmon cream cheese bagel. We did not feel rushed at all and service was good. The breakfast service can be busy for this hotel which serves many of its own patrons as well as walk-ins.
  24. RH

    RichardH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Fish was good but presentation poor and vegetables disappointing considering the price
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Excellent vin, très bel endroit. Entrée excellente, repas manquait un peu d'assaisonnement et goût mais overall, très bien.je recommande.
  26. G

    Guilmo

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Une soirée de canicule avec les fenêtres ouvertes n'est pas l'idée du siècle, il faisait très chaud et pas très agréable. La nourriture était fade et la présentation faisait amateur surtout pour un tartar à 38$. Une déception en plusieurs points, beaucoup de travail pour améliorer la cuisine et la présentation qui est plutôt moche et que dire des frites croustillantes à l'extérieur mais pateuse à l'intérieur. Trop chère pour ce qui est offert.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely adore this place, beautiful location. The food was extremely fresh & well plated, drinks were great too. Theres lots of seating with more of a seat yourself cafe vibe to a seated lunch and dining area. So youre set for any occasion. The ambiance inside is all I could ever ask for, gorgeous. The staff were all very friendly & attentive. I will definitely be coming back !
  28. AS

    AntheaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall decent experience but not everything on the menu was available and it would have been nice to know this when we sat down rather than finding out as we ordered.

    NelliResponded on May 12, 2022Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience in our café ! We are really sorry that you haven't been warned about the elements that were not available on the menu and the inconvenience it caused. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention, we will make sure to tell the staff to let the clients know beforehand when it happens. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, The Nelli Cafe Team

  29. KS

    KatSG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crème brûlée was AMAZING!!!! my meal was great as well (filet mignon) but the crème brûlée was just so delicious. The service was so good ! Our waiter was helpful and really kind. 100% recommend for a romantic date, friends night out or just eating by yourself and enjoying the evening!

    NelliResponded on May 12, 2022Dear KatSG, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a kind comment! And thank you for recommending us to other people! We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed the crème brûlée, and we will let the kitchen staff know it was really appreciated. And I will let the waiters know that their kindness and helpfulness contributed to making your experience at the cafe even better. We hope to welcome you again soon, to enjoy more crème brûlée! Best regards, The Nelli Cafe Team

  30. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service but I didn’t like the food. I will try something else next time to give it a chance. Haven’t tried the terrace yet so it would be nice to see it.

    NelliResponded on May 13, 2022Hi MariaM, We would like to thank you for the review, and thank you for recommending us! We are very sorry to hear that the food wasn’t to your liking. We hope that you will have a better experience in our café next time! We hope to see you again soon, Best regards, The Nelli Café Team

  31. HD

    HeleneD

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We went for the tappas as seen on the website. There were no tappas. Too expensive for the value
  32. EP

    ElizabethP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The place is beautiful and the vibe is really cool and laid back. But the food needed more seasoning and portions could have been more generous considering the price tag. The service was pretty slow even if the restaurant wasn't at full capacity. We waited a long time for our receipts and the waitors didn't really chat with us or asked if we appreciated our lunch or not.

    NelliResponded on May 13, 2022Hi ElizabethP, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the cafe ! We’re happy to know that the place and the vibe was to your taste ! But we are very sorry about the bad experience you had with the food and the service. We regret not delivering our usual standard of service. We will let the staff and the kitchen know about those issues. We hope to see again you soon to give us another chance to provide a better service, Best regards, The Nelli Café Team

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I had dinner last week for the first time at the restaurant. I am a local and came specifically from laval to eat there. Service was great. Very nice place. But the fried calamari were like rubber. Also took the lamb shank dish for 2, visually was delicious, but the lamb was dry :-(, which was also disappointing, although the risotto tasted good. We Loved the ambiance, the cute round tables with benches are cosy and romantic. We did not dare to take dessert due to my disappointment with the food. But overall I just enjoyed my outing and continued celebrating my special occasion without making a fuss about it. Le service était excellent. Très bel endroit. Mais les calamars frits étaient comme du caoutchouc. J'ai également pris le plat de jarret d'agneau pour 2, visuellement c’était délicieux, mais l'agneau était vraiment sec :-(, ce qui était également décevant, même si le risotto était bon. J'ai aimé l'ambiance, les jolies tables rondes avec des bancs sont confortables et romantiques. Je n'ai pas osé prendre du dessert à cause de ma déception face à la nourriture. Mais dans l'ensemble, j'ai juste apprécié ma sortie et j'ai continué à célébrer mon occasion spéciale sans en faire tout un plat.
  34. M

    Mathilde

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Simple, nice little place. Went for breakfast and the food was good and not too expensive.
  35. G

    Gabryela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful place for brunch with the family! The service was great and the food was good! Highly recommend!

    NelliResponded on May 13, 2022Hi Gabryela, We're delighted to know you and your family had a great moment in our cafe and that you enjoyed the brunch! We will let the staff know that the service and the food were appreciated. And thank you for recommending the cafe! We are looking forward to welcoming you again, Best regards, The Nelli Cafe Team

  36. L

    Lucille

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Great food and the ambiance was outstanding! Servers were very nice, however it took 30 min to get my coffee (which first thing in the morning really sucks lol) and servers kept showing up to our table (4 times) with other tables orders, so they were nice but disorganized. Overall it was good experience.
  37. A

    Andrea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service was slow and we almost felt like we were too much for the servers. Not going back.
  38. D

    Danielle

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un endroit vraiment sympathique et la bouffe est super bonne

    NelliResponded on April 7, 2022Bonjour Danielle, nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé du temps de qualité chez nous, au plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt :-)

  39. A

    Andreea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C'était parfait pour un souper entre copines! Belle ambiance décontractée et service de qualité. Nous avons bien aimé le menu du happening gourmand de cette année. Merci à Kamel pour son service aimable et le choix du vin!
  40. BN

    BrieannaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible time! food and service was OUTSTANDING. No complaints :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nelli using the Order Online button. Nelli also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nelli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 788-4000.

Nelli is rated 3.9 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Nelli

100 rue Saint-Paul W, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    St-Sulpice

  • Neighbourhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Wine Bar, Regional Canadian (Quebec)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kosmas Sfaelos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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