• Le Nil Bleu

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Upscale Ethiopian cuisine restaurant. All the vegetarian dishes are also vegan. You could order individual dishes, appetizers and an assortment of Ethiopian specialties served on injera. Has a vegan tasting menu. Open Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 4:30pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:30pm-11:00pm, Sat 11:00pm-11:30pm.

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21 Reviews

First Review by Babette


Points +1038

15 Feb 2024

Vegan Ethiopian Food

Friendly service, nice ambiance and delicious vegan options. I have been several times and usually get the vegan tasting menu, it has 5 different dishes and lots of Ethiopian bread.

Pros: Delicious vegan options , Wonderful service, Decent prices



Points +1572

26 Jul 2023


Brilliant Ethiopian restaurant. Loved everything. High quality vegan options and the service and interior were very good. Definitely recommended.

Pros: All vegan options, Service, Interior


Points +498

18 Jun 2023


came here when visiting montreal and enjoyed it! very artful space, good food and very accommodating to vegans! slightly expensive but that would be expected here


Points +3538

12 May 2022

Fancy Ethiopian restaurant

My go to restaurant when I'm craving Ethiopian food. They offer a vegan tasting menu for two people and a vegan platter.

Even though I usually get takeout, I recommend dining in: the way the food is served is part of the experience. Also, since the place is quite pricy, you might as well enjoy the nice decor and atmosphere!


Points +1636

03 Dec 2021

Great but a little salty

The sampler is a great deal, and there are some really interesting wines available. A few of the items were a little on the salty side but others were really beautifully seasoned so it could have just been an off-night.


Points +54

20 Jan 2020

Everything I hoped for!

When I went to Montreal on vacation I was very excited by all the vegan options. I only had a couple of days, so I couldn’t try everything. This place was at the top of my list! On the pricier side, but absolutely worth it for a treat. I’d never had Ethiopian food before, so I don’t have much to compare it to, but it was flavorful and there was a nice variety and all came with injera. Vegan options are clearly marked, and the restaurant is beautifully decorated.


Points +299

28 Dec 2019


You can choose a combo or a sample for 30 dollars, so you can try a little bit of many dishes. It is pricey, but as we can not find easyly Ethiopian vegan food everywhere, it worth once in life.


Points +825

10 Dec 2019

Really great group restaurant

They have a great deals when you’re in groups, the quality and service are excellent. It can be pricey though so check out the menu before going.


Points +3148

28 Jul 2019

Nice food, bad service

Great Ethiopian food in the heart of Montreal. The vegan sampler for two is the perfect way to try a variety of the flavors they offer. From the entrees the hummus with eggplant was absolutely amazing.
Overall everything was very tasty, however, I felt like their lentil and veggie dishes could have been more flavorful. The injera that came with our meal was also cold to lukewarm rather than steaming hot like it should have been. I also felt like the portions of lentils on the main plate were a bit small. However, I enjoyed the meal and would return.
Service is on the slow side. At least for lunch they seemed a bit understaffed.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Slow service, Unfriendly staff


Points +84

08 Jul 2019


One of my TOP favorite food spots in MTL for vegan options


Points +89

06 Apr 2019

Exceptional experience

Unique flavours
High quality
Integrity of culture

Pros: Food is exceptional, Price is reasonable with quality in mind, Service in terms of speed is good

Cons: Could/Would rank 5 star; yet HP does not allow it, Service can be improved, eye contact, communicate, Recommend to go and would come back


Points +42

07 Jan 2019

Reliably good

I have been eating there for years and the quality is consistently good!


Points +49

05 Jan 2019

Gorgeous vegan tasting platter

Very trendy zebra print chairs and a slightly more upscale dining experience. Cozy spot with beautiful outdoor dining in summer

Pros: Variety of options with various spice levels, Friendly staff, Amazing cocktails

Cons: Slightly expensive, Slightly cramped


Points +49

01 Jul 2018

High Quality Flavours

Reservation was ready early when visiting on a long weekend in Canada. Service had water on table already and took our order immediately. Service assisted us with menu choices. Seating was very comfortable, and music was a perfect volume, not too loud, not too low. We ordered the Vegan tasting menu. The appetizer was, bouticha, yetimatim, caramélized veggies with Ethiopian spices.The meal was yatakelt watt, yekik alicha, yemesser watt, bedrgan, gommen. My favourite was yatakelt watt with cabbage. The wraps are great too (injera). There was a high variety of quality flavours. I will go back!

Pros: Variety of flavours and spices, Great service

Cons: High price per/portion , Decent air conditioning


Points +99

18 May 2018

beautiful food

Cosy space with amazing food. Plates are generous and the price is fair. I love to eat at this restaurant.

Pros: good vegan options, cosy


Points +30

11 Jan 2018

Amazing vegan food

Delicious food, good service, pleasant atmosphere, clean toilets! Recommend to everyone!


Points +225

14 Aug 2017

Great Food!

I went there for my birthday with family and friends and ordered a vegetarian group plate for me and also 2 other persons who wanted to try it. The server somehow made a mistake in the order and gave us a meat plate! I ask to change it but the server told me that it was long to prepare and asked me if I really wanted that vegetarian plate?!? I said yes! We finally received our vegetarian plate a bit later, it tasted very delicious! But that order misundertanding was awkward.


Points +859

26 Sep 2016


So many wonderful flavours! I love the little breads too. If you're going with a large group and you're the only vegan/vegetarian, just remember to let them know when ordering that you don't want your dishes on the same platter at the meat dishes, because the concept is that everyone shares from the same platter. It was a while ago that I went, so maybe they now make sure to separate the veggie and meat stuff, but better to ask and be on the safe side.

Pros: wonderful flavours


Points +94

13 Jun 2016


Absolutely delicious and unique.

I took the vegan platter for 2 and the vegan cheesecake dessert.

Pros: Flavor galore, Large portion, Reasonable price

Cons: 1 bite dessert only choice


Points +29

06 Jan 2016

experience eating with your hands

The restaurant has a very good price and great options for vegetarians and vegans. Although it isn't exclusive vegetarian, it has meat options.
So you can bring family and friends or even a date. The place look very nice with service to the table.
What is amazing is that you can eat with your hands with the help of some sort of bread/crepe they made. It's fun to try.

Pros: eating with the hands

Cons: not only vegan


Points +2101

11 Oct 2015

Very delicious, very fancy

If you are vegan and want to try Ethiopian food, the Nil Bleu is the place to go to. The waitress told us all the vegetarian dishes were vegan and we all had the vegetarian platter, which consists of 4 Ethiopian specialties served on injera bread with a small salad. Everything was served on one enormous plate that we shared,the food was separated in four sections (one for each person). You can ask for all the injera that you want. Everything was yummy, but I liked best the yemesser watt (lentils) and the yatakelt watt (potatoes, carrots and cabbage). We were all very full after the meal.

Pros: Staff understands the word vegan, Nice restaurant (upscale), Injera!

Cons: Better to reserve, Packed

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