Terasse to Impress: Jardin Nelson Presents a Garden of Delights

June 29, 2012

Dress to Impress when visiting Jaques Cartier Square

If you find yourself in Old Montreal and you want to choose a restaurant that is set to impress without leaving too much of a stamp on your wallet, head to the beautiful Jardin Nelson. This popular Montreal restaurant is situated right in Place Jaques Cartier Square,a historical site that was in it’s most recent history a marketplace, until 1847 when the Bonsecours Market was built. Now Place Jaques Cartier is a gathering place for tourists and Montrealers alike, lined on both sides by restaurants that stretch their outdoor terasses out onto the square in the summer time. Any of these establishments is a great choice for grabbing a beer or a sangria after a day of sight seeing along the Old Port, watching the well-dressed people from all over Montreal and the rest of the world strolling on by.

Hidden Delights of a Favorite Montreal Restaurant

From the front, Jardin Nelson doesn’t look much different than any of the restaurants on the square, but when you greet the hostess, ask for a seating on the back terasse. You will be guided into a veritable garden paradise surrounded by trees, leafy vines and flowers, over which the gentle strains of Jazz music is drifting from a small balcony where a live jazz band is almost always playing.  Come evening, strings of lights strung along the trees and other structures come on, creating an even more romantic ambiance. This restaurant is perfect for anything from a date to dinner with friends from out of town. The menu is a creative take on the traditional and contains enough variety for picky eaters and dietary restrictions alike. The average price of an average meal at Jardin Nelson is quite reasonable when you take into account location.  This restaurant is definitely on the list of MyStudioMontreal.com best bets!

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