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Olive & Gourmando

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7, Canada
+1 514-350-1083
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Tue - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Burlington, North Carolina
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157 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Salad #24 was absolutely the best salad I have ever eaten! The fresh greens, tofu, and crunchy peanuts combined with a wonderful peanut dressing and noodles were all so tasty. The Cuban sandwich was also very good! Several in our group ordered their $5 specialty glass of Quebec organic ale which had a nice kick to it. We found the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

definitely good food, and nice staff. However, crowded and tight seating place. Price is somewhat higher side, but bakery goods were one of the best in montreal

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Thank Sean K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Perfect breakfast fare, a must stop, try the chocolate banana brioche - yum yum! If we had stopped here earlier in our trip, we would have been repeat diners.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The food was superb (there is a reason why they are featured as the must go in Montreal), staff were rude and condescending. Again the place was packed and seemed to be packed all the time, so they don’t need to be nice. In the end we decided just to take out our sandwiches and go eat them on the... More 

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Rockville, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I had seen recommendations for this place in guidebooks and originally planned to try it for a takeout lunch, but when my husband and I discovered that breakfast was not included in our hotel rate, we decided to have breakfast at Olive & Gourmando the first morning since it was close to the hotel. We enjoyed it enough to come... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch having read a recommendation on where to eat in Montreal. Really busy establishment. Our name was taken and we were told to come back in 25-30 mins for table which suited us. Got back and we were seated accordingly. Shared two types of sandwiches and had the local brew to drink from a microbrewery in Montreal, inexpensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I will admit I am a coffee freak. In the search for a fantastic latte we stumbled on Olive & Gourmando and we were blown away. The ambiance is very nice and the owner has taken incredible lengths to devise a menu that is extremely creative. My wife and I had a poached egg panini with sriracha that was fantastic.... More 

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Montreal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

If you're looking for brunch (or lunch) in a restaurant that's as crowded as a sardine can - you've found the right place. The staff routinely barks orders at customers and physically pushes them aside without so much as an "excuse me" as customers wait in line to be seated or pay their bills. The only thing that's guaranteed, is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Arrived at 2.30pm. Very busy. We waited for about ten minutes to be seated. Service was good. I had the home made re cotta cheese. The predominant herb was dill and it was served with a lovely dressing over a french bean salad. My husband had the #24 salad which he said was the best salad he had ever eaten.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This was brunch for us as we got up late but for this restaurant it was still breakfast. Menu was a bit limited but all that they made was excellent. Only 1 egg dish which was disappointing as it was spicy. All else was very good but not a 5 star as it was too easy to not find anything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-350-1083

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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 centre, 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 theatre.
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