No one would pretend that Universel Déjeuner & Grillades offers a bucket-list worthy culinary experience or that you are likely to wax poetic about a meal there after you get back home. Sometimes when you are traveling, however, what you want most is a dependable burger, a generous omelet, or, in this case, a filling serving of crepes. Universel can satisfy any of those cravings. The diner packs them in and, in the case of their Peel Street location, in a neighborhood generally lacking in great restaurant options. Close to both Catherine Street shopping and the museums of Sherbrooke Street, Universel is a bustling place where the service is reliably swift and the menu is filled with familiar comfort foods, reasonably priced.
By John Newton, AFAR Contributor
2055 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1T5, Canada
Sun, Mon 7am - 10pm
Tue - Thur, Sat 7am - 11pm
Fri 7am - 12am