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Le Nil Bleu

#122 of 4,675 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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3706 St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3L7, Canada
+1 514-285-4628
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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243 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing better than eating some filling, warm Ethiopian food on a cold spring day. Nil Bleu hit the nail on the head with its variety and generous servings. My sister and I ordered the platter for two. We started w/ the vegetarian appetizer and chose the meat as our main. Both dishes were presented beautifully with enough injera... More 

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Thank Louie M
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating with your hands is apparently the Ethiopian way. Fro the start when a hot towel is brought to wash your hands, you know you're in for a treat. The big round pancake like injera with the toppings of your choice in a real treat for the eyes, nose and mouth. And once you've finished the toppings by pinching them... More 

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Thank Jean-Seb J
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

First time eating Ethiopian food and it was really delicious! Small, cozy restaurant with quick service and friendly staff. Very impressed!

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Thank Nicole B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I love this restaurant for its beautiful decor, wonderful vege platters, and heart warming spiced tea.

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Thank Sarah W
Banglamung
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable food ( could be a little heavier on the spicy side though). Nicely prepared, and served with Quebec microbeers, and not those horrible mainstream beer brands. Friendly service, decent prices, spotlessly clean premises. This restaurant has been there for ages. We know why.

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East Hampton, New York, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is my second time here, I am currently involved in an executive Master's Program at McGill University where two of my colleagues are from Ethiopia, I offered them dinner here, and they were VERY excited. They were both yearning for flavors from home, and they have limited funds to afford dining out while at university. The hostess was from... More 

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Thank Shawn C
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

IN this beautiful setting, that was like that of a luxurious African safari, we were served delicious, healthy food, that was artfully presented. The service was courteous, well informed, the wine selection was spot on, and was ideally matched to the food. The beef tartare (kitfo) was out of this world - tasty and a little pungent. The chicken gingible... More 

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Thank Michael F
Trogir, Croatia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was my first experience of Ethiopian food ever. I liked the place from the very first moment we entered. It looked very modern and stylish. Our waitress was extraordinary during the entire evening, very professional, very kind and very attentive. We decided to take a tasting menu and all the food that we had was absolutely stunning, I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Emilija Č
6979, Public Relations Manager at Le Nil Bleu, responded to this review

Thank you Emilija! We hope to see you again in Montreal soon! Best, Le Nil Bleu More 

Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food! Beautiful decor! Service though needs a lot of improvement in hospitality, reception, availability, being courteous, and, in better training of the personnel. I would like to go back for the food, but, won't due to poor service.

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Thank PastelMona
6979, Public Relations Manager at Le Nil Bleu, responded to this review

Hi Marianne, Thank you for your time for writing this review. It is with the feedback our guests provide that we are able to implement improvements. Here at the Nil Bleu, we always try to provide the best service possible, but it is possible that at certain times the personnel, under intense pressure, falter. Please accept our apologies as we... More 

Pointe Calumet
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Wonderful experience. Waitress was helpful and accomodating. Very nice. The food was excellent. -- An experience in flavors. Really good food. Only reason Indo not give it a 5 is the drinks were watered down. Otherwise excellent!

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Thank Anna D

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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
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3706 St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3L7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-285-4628

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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