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#363 of 4,578 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
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1960 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
08:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 12 PM Sunday brunch seated at1 PM served At 1.20. Very very crowded staff unable to cope with big numbers in crowded place. Big time interval form being seated and being served. The crepe orders come with coffee which was passable and a fruit salad which included berries grapes and canned pineapple which was good. The ham cheese... More 

Thank Franc D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch here today as I was traveling with a friend with celiacs so we had to be certain to find a gluten free restaurant, and of course, we wanted crepes! This spot was perfect - the atmosphere was great and the staff was outstanding. We had the midi express - the cauliflower soup which was incredible and... More 

Thank AXOtraveler
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were looking for a place to go for crepes and found Spanel....and we are happy we did! We were 2, and received a lovely reception from the young hostess. The restaurant has two rooms,and a heated terrace. We sat in the back room, which is not very big - the tables are close together, making intimate or personal conversation... More 

Thank Sharon G
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We popped in early on a Saturday morning while visiting from Vermont. The waitress provided wonderful service and came back to check on us often, refilling coffee, removing plates, etc. Three members of our party had crepes and one had a traditional breakfast (eggs, potatoes, bacon, croissant). All was very good. Easy to find, too, when coming from downtown.

Thank mobyvt
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had reservations but were not acknowledged for a good 4 mins upon arrival. Our waitress took our order than we never saw her again. She could not answer questions or take our order in English. Had to ask more than 3 times for coffee. In two of our three plates an item that was specified on the menu was... More 

Thank bsbiv
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I studied in Montreal in the 70s and really enjoyed the crepes. During a recent visit to the city I wanted to have a delicious dessert crepe. We decided to walk to Spanel and were not disappointed. We were greeted pleasantly at the door and felt comfortable immediately, although I was in an unfamiliar section of Montreal. The server told... More 

Thank Ronie W
Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We should have known Sunday afternoon wouldn't be good and this place was slammed so service was slow but our servers were great and very helpful. I had a ham & cheese omelette and it was just fair. They overcooked the eggs to beyond dryness and neither the ham nor the cheese had much flavor. Their coffee was excellent with... More 

Thank Bill R
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We were seated quickly near the back terrace and given an extensive menu that was in both English and French. A waitress came by and took our breakfast orders, and then she never looked at us again (honestly as she walked by and served other customers coffee and water refills yet avoided eye contact with us, it started to feel... More 

Thank Laksagirl
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Food is always delicious and well presented...service is a bit slow but that seems to be the theme here in Canada...I still come back for more. I ordered the carmelized apples with enmental cheese and it came with a small salad and coffee and it was a weekday so the gazpacho (daily soup special) came with the midi express...tasty as... More 

Thank CharmingACM
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The food at Spanel was delicious. The proprietor and staff were welcoming and helpful. They understood Celiac disease, and quickly steered my wife and son to dishes that were gluten-free. Everything was great, including the French onion soup, which, unfortunately, only I could consume, as it was not part of the gluten-free menu. On our second visit, we sat in... More 

Thank Jeff R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: 514-507-5017

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)

Neighbourhood Profile
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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