Terrasse Nelligan

3.8
39 reviews
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A unique vantage point

Nothing punctuates warm weather better than those scents of summertime-grilling. This stunning rooftop space offers premium cuts of meat and fresh fish, expertly prepared to order on the outdoor grill. Its vantage point, unique: rather than soar above the Old City’s many landmarks it sits roof-level with the Notre Dame Basilica, offering detailed views of century-old architecture. Spin 180 degrees and you’re facing the majestic river port that runs along the beautiful St. Lawrence.

Every Thursday, mingle with Old Montreal’s favourite happy hour crowd. Enjoy delicious smoothies, served spiked or virgin, and choose from a list of expertly updated cocktails. For the perfect summer quencher, try the white sangria made with sparkling wine!
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GL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

La seule chose qui m'a déplu est qu'une partie de ce sondage est en anglais: overall,food,value,noise etc.
Nous avons été très bien servi, type bistro.

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridal brunch for a bachelorette! Mimosas and eggs Benedict were delicious

BD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A complete tourist trap. We waited 15 minutes for a server to show up and decided to leave. The predominant view is of the top of roofs except for the south side. Very dissapointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super vue et super équipe .

Jean-Simon était au top

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Over rated. Super nice ambiance but food is trash! And service is slow

AG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived earlier than planned and opted for a regular table as the high top table was exposed to the strong midday sun.
Our meals were just OK. Fish and chips and grilled veggie wrap with very ordinary mesclun salad.
Our waiter's Nautical t-shirt (uniform) was dirty and I called him on it in a friendly manner.
Lunch with one cocktail each, not including tip was about 75$. I was disappointed because I had a friend visiting from Texas and wanted her to have a lovely time and good food. Unfortunately it didn't work out as well as I had hoped

G
Mainz
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sehr schöne Location in der auch einheimische sich sonntags zum essen verabreden, leider ließ der Service etwas zu wünschen übrig, Personal in völlig verschmutzter Kleidung ist dieses Hotels nicht würdig

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Hostess blamed OpenTable for not having my reservation but somehow she found my name in her iPad

LH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nous avions réservé une table pour rien. Le restaurant ne réservait pas les tables il y avait donc trop d’attente.

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LM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Good for a beer and the view, but the plate sizes are much too small for the price. Plus in 45 minutes all we got was our drinks and the entrée. The server blamed it on many groups and only 3 people in the kitchen - really not the customer's problem. Although the food itself was very tasty, I was very disappointed in the service.

DG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellente endroit pour rencontre entre amis. Bonne bouffe et très bon service

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une température parfaite , un service parfait, service excellent, nous avons adoré notre expérience et j’ai référé votre terrasse à mes connaissances

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly a 5-star experience I thoroughly enjoyed it.ķ

MV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Être sur le toit a été un cadeau. Belle ambiance, beau décor, serveur très très sympathique. À refaire avec des amis !!!

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I
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation online through opentable only to be told that they do not take reservations. Very disappointed in Open Table for misleading me. If you know the restaurant does not take reservation why promote it?

S
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the nicest terraces in the city. Food is great, cocktails were decent, and service is slow at times. The real attraction is the gorgeous view of the old port and the ambiance.

K
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I'd heard such great things about Terrasse Nelligan so booked it when I was in Montreal for a long weekend away recently. It was not worth it at all and I was very disappointed. I arrived for my 2pm reservation early and then stood there at the door for a good 15 minutes before anyone came over and asked if they could help me. The service was absolutely beyond terrible - and I've been a server for many years, I have a high patience level for servers. It was truly AWFUL. I sat for close to 30 minutes without anyone coming by to talk to me and when I finally was able to order a drink it took almost another 30 minutes to get it. The food was uninspiring and I'm positive that the beef tartare made me sick. It was overpriced for what you got as well. $8 for gazpacho soup and it was tiniest bowl of soup I've ever seen. $24 for not good beef tartare with some crisps, fries and a teeny bit of greens. The best part of my meal was sadly the fries. I had been looking forward to my lunch there all week and really wish I hadn't bothered wasting my time. Don't go unless you want to sit there being ignored by staff for ages and have barely passable food and drinks. Its just not worth it at all.

RT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Beautiful view. Service was lacking with one waitress in particular. Instead of being asked if we wanted another drink, the waitress brought our bill as though we were getting kicked out. And when we paid cash-she didn’t even try to give us change, assumed the rest was her tip. She ruined the experience. Would not recommend this restaurant. Spend your money elsewhere!

N
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambiance is great, but value for food quality is so so depending on what you get. Lunch menu portions are more of value than the brunch options. Service was a bit passive.

BP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

made reservations in lieu of our trip only to find out the place was closed without any notice to the customers that made reservations.

JC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La facture semble raisonnable jusqu’à ce qu’on facture 4.50$ piur un café! Dommage!

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absurde!!! Nous avions fait une RÉSERVATION moi et mon copain. Une fois sur place (assis avec les menu dans les mains) le serveur extrêmement pressé vient nous voir pour nous dire que nous pouvons pas manger puisqu’il a trop de monde. Il était 14h00 ! Nous avions réserver. Le serveur nous a même pas laisser répondre qu’il est tout de suite partie servire d’autre clients. Donc au finale on s’est ramassé à essayer de se trouver un autre restaurant ailleur afin de manger. Pas évident un samedi de juin se trouver un autre beau restaurant pour manger. Très frustrant ! Je ne recommande jamais l’endroit a personne . Zéro professionnalisme.

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ES
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would recommend the Terrasse for out of town guests. I brought my out of town clients there and they loved the atmosphere. It took a long time until they took our order or brought water - which we asked for twice. The food was good but the menu very limited.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre brunch, l'ambiance était merveilleuse, la bouffe un festival pour les papilles gustatives, le service impécable. Je vais recommandé, sans hésitation, la Terrasse Nelligan à amis et famille. Merci pour tout!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I tried brunch last Sunday. I lived in Montreal more than 15years. I tried all kind of brunch every Sunday. It was very disappointing. I think the restaurant should improve their brunch menu or copy other restaurants at least. The plating was like patient meal in hospital.
If you are tourists and want to try good brunch in Montreal. It’s not right place. However if you want to light drink then it would be kind of nice place.

D
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, atmosphere phenomenal, drinks delish. Would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Ma nièce qui demeure en banlieue est venue me visiter à Montréal.
J’ai choisi la terrasse Nelligan parce que j’en avais entendu parler en bien.
Tout était bien, sauf pour le service qui était très lent, même si le resto n’était pas bondé.
Je suppose que c’est dû à la pénurie de main-d’oeuvre
Merci

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OT
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am so sad I brought along friends from out of Montreal to this place. I had high expectations and I feel bad we lost time on a Saturday afternoon in this terrasse.

The food was less then average and lots of mistakes were done (how can you cook bad eggs Benedict for a brunch?)

The service was ever worse: it took forever for our food to arrive and the waitress forgot some things. In the end: expensive checks. I am never going back to this place.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Bachelorette

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food took very long to arrive. We requested a steak well done and it came medium. But overall experience was nice cause its a beautiful venue and weather was great.

JC
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very little lobster in the lobster rolls. Tasty but not a good value. I wish I'd had their burger instead. Fries were excellent. Fun, casual atmosphere.

JL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Pourquoi vous sentez-vous obligés de mettre de la musique ? C'est nécessairement de la musique qui ne plaît pas à tous et ça empêche les conversations. Les bruits ambiants sont suffisants pour créer une ambiance. La musique à tue tête ça fait cheap à l'américaine.

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A great sunny day destination for Old City neophytes and Montrealers both. Plan to spend several hours, rose in hand and great conversation en pleine air.

r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I had a reservation at 2pm. The host forgot that I checked in. We had to remind her we had a reservation 20 min later. When seated, the server took another 10 min to greet us. When given our drinks, the glassed were dirty. They did not replace the drink but instead poured the same dirty dink in a new glass.
VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

CF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Don’t go on a Sunday afternoon unless you have time to kill.
Their cocktails are nice but the food is only ok. Very greasy fries. The service is slow,
25 minutes before anyone came !

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. The heaters were a welcome touch on a chilly day. The only downfall was the tables/chairs are quite packed in for my personal preference. Otherwise a nice experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Mother’s day

M
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view from up there is really incredible and it's so pleasant to eat in that setting. The food was very good, service warm and friendly, a great experience overall.

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Best white sangria in Montreal and good plates for lunch on a sunny day

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