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Nelli, Montréal, QC

Nelli

3.9
3.9
139 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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 139 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
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Brunch

  • Montreal

    Brunch

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  1. SF

    SaigeFaubert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine selection and very knowledgeable sommelier!
  2. AE

    ArletteE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very very expensive For 2 truffle pastas with too much cheese that spoil the taste of truffle 2 glasses of wine and one dessert 160$ We can recommend it only to rich friends …
  3. JC

    JoaquinC

    Mexico City

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Too busy, it seems
  4. IT

    IsabelleT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great! The decor was amazing! I just found our bottle of sparkling wine with juice took some time to come! But we enjoy our brunch!
  5. D

    Dodo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nous avons passé un bon moment et, en général, tout était très bien. Par contre, nous devions faire appel à notre serveuse pour obtenir du vin et pouvoir commander, car ne semblait se préoccuper de nos besoins. D'ailleurs, la bouteille de vin que nous avons commandé n'était pas laissé à notre table, donc, il fallait toujours demander le remplissage de nos verres. La nourriture était excellente avec un service rapide à ce niveau.

    NelliResponded 6 days agoBonjour Dodo Nous sommes heureux de savoir que vous avez passé un bon moment dans notre restaurant, et que vous avez apprécié votre repas. D'un autre côté, je suis désolée d'apprendre que vous avez eu des ennuis avec votre service. Soyez assurés, nous allons faire un suivi avec l'équipe pour mieux comprendre ce qui s'est produit. Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de laisser vos commentaires.

  6. CD

    CharkotteD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall wonderful The waitress just seemed toward the end to have forgotten us but other than that perfect A lot of food my advise is to share apps

    NelliResponded 6 days agoGood morning CharkotteD, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience at Nelli. On the other hand, we are sorry to hear you felt forgotten. We will follow up with the team to see what happened. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. ES

    EmilyS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The burratta appetizer was very tasty but needed more figs! Overall an enjoyable dinner experience - Merci

    NelliResponded 6 days agoGood morning EmilyS, Thank you for your comment. It helps us to do better. I will let the Chef know about your suggestion. Merci!

  8. s

    sanchaita

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s an amazing brunch place. The ambience is simply superb and the food is great.

    NelliResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you Sanchaita! We hope to see you again soon.

  9. MR

    MRLhello

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    At the time of reservation, we requested a table in the window. The hostess wanted to give us another table even though the table on the window was available. When I requested it, she was not too open to give it to us.

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Good afternoon MRLhello, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry for this inconvenient. We always aim to deliver a great experience. Be assured, we will follow up with our hostesses to make sure this situation doesn't happen again.

  10. RT

    RedT

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Way too expensive for the portions. The prices are too much

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Good morning RedT, Thank you for your comments. Your feedback is really important for us. Indeed, our price may look higher than average because we are offering a complex menu with quality products.

  11. AP

    AlessandroP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, nice decor and friendly service

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Good afternoon AlessandroP, Thank you for taking the time to write those nice comments! We are glad to hear you had a great experience in our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon :)

  12. L

    Laurence

    Montreal

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good but unfortunately, the service was not. We had to request our waitress to the table otherwise she will never come to see me.

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Bonjour Laurence, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments. We are happy to see you appreciated your meals. On the other hand, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your waitress. Be assured, we will follow up with our team to better understand what happened. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

  13. CT

    ChantalT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice place. Unfortunately menu is different on terrasse on roof top. Food is excellent. We had to ask few times for mayo and ketchup. Otherwise, always perfect.

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Bonjour ChantalT, Thank you for your comments. They are really important for us.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Awful service took an hour and half to get food for 6 people

    NelliResponded on August 17, 2022Good afternoon! We are sorry to hear about your last experience at Nelli. We would really appreciate if you could communicate with us so we could better understand the situation. Christine Béland Restaurant director (514)373-8991

  15. HJ

    HJoe

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    L’atmosphère super sympathique, décontracté & chic. Le service était impeccable & le sommelier très courtois. Passer du bon temps entre amis autour d’un bon repas dans une atmosphère décontractée, quoi demander de plus 😉

    NelliResponded on August 17, 2022Bonjour HJoe! Merci pour vos commentaires. Nous sommes ravis de savoir que l'expérience du Nelli a dépassé vos attentes. Au plaisir de vous revoir bientôt!

  16. AB

    AngieB

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was really good but the service was okay, price on the receipt was different than on the menu.

    NelliResponded on August 17, 2022Good afternoon AngieB! Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear you appreciated your meals. On the other hand. we are sorry to learn you had a mistake on your bill. Please contact us so we can find a solution, Christine Béland Restaurant Director (514)373-8991

  17. OT

    OlivierT

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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 on August 11, 2022Bonjour 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

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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 on August 11, 2022Good 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!

  19. SB

    SydneyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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 on August 11, 2022Good 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

  20. K

    Kimberly

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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 on August 11, 2022Good 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

  21. DP

    DinaP

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    NelliResponded on August 11, 2022Good 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

  22. L

    Lili

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Waited longer for the bill than being served and eating combined.
  23. 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 on August 11, 2022Good 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

  24. h

    houstonfoodie

    Houston

    450 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    450 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    NelliResponded on August 11, 2022Good 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

  25. J

    Jilly

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Worst service! Breakfast/brunch took over 2 hours from start to finish. It was awful. Our server was not good. We had to cancel one of our food orders because it would have prolonged the meal. No drinks offered on the house, nothing. Sorry, you had to wait over an hour for your breakfast food was about all we got. We did have a great table by the open window to the outside. That was the only highlight. I can't say the food was so impressive that it was worth waiting that long. Sorry!! Total miss.

    NelliResponded on August 25, 2022Good morning Jilly, Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. Your review is important for us and helps us to do better. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to details, and we regret that we missed the mark. We would be really grateful if you could communicate with us so we can have a better understanding of what happened during your visit. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenient.

  26. M

    Michael

    Jackson Hole

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Enjoyed our time there
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. YG

    YvesG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le service et la nourriture étaient vraiment excellent.
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 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.
  35. 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.
  36. LD

    LivioD

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, incredible service and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 139 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 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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