Looking for a place with a great view that serves delicious food and a variety of drinks? We've assembled our favorites in downtown, Old Montreal, and along the rivers.
Enjoy beautiful views all year round, winter and summer. Of course, the terraces listed in the article are only open during the summer season.
Whether you're visiting the greater Montreal area or you live in the region, it's always nice to eat with a great view among friends, dates, colleagues, or family.
Most of the establishments listed are extremely popular, so we strongly suggest that you make reservations ahead of time.
777, boul. Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, H3C 3Z7
Located between Griffintown, Old Montreal, and downtown, Helena Loureiro's Portuguese restaurant, Portus 360, offers a view of the city while enjoying a great meal. The restaurant rotates slowly 360 degrees, allowing you to eat and drink while admiring the view.
99, chemin de la Rive, Vieux Longueuil, J4H 4C9
If you want to have a view of the St. Lawrence River and Montreal, go to Quai 99 in Longueuil. It is possible to reserve the place for your special events 7 days a week. In summer, they are open for your happy hour, brunches, and more.
106, rue St-Paul O, 5e étage, Montréal, H2Y 1Z3
Terrasse Nelligan is located on the 5th floor of the Hôtel Nelligan in the Old Port. You can enjoy the terrace even in the early spring season as they add heaters for cooler days. With tasty cocktails, as well as a varied menu for lunches, dinners, and brunches, it's good for any occasion. Remember to reserve your table, it fills up fast!
9, ave. St-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 2K3
This century-old house in Vaudreuil-Dorion, which today serves as a neighborhood restaurant with comfort food, offers a magnificent view of the Ottawa River. In summer, the terrace runs along the river, allowing you to enjoy the view while you eat. In addition to its improved snack menu, it is possible to enjoy brunch on weekends.
340 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, H2Z 0B9
Located in the Humaniti Hotel, the emphasis is on the human experience, while offering quality service, food selection, a variety of privately imported bottles, modern art decor by Riopelle or Séguin, and products by Quebec artisans. The setting is magnificent, right above the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, especially from the terrace in summer.
1, Place Ville Marie, Montréal, H3B 4S6
Located in Place Ville-Marie, this branch offers a breathtaking city view. Whether inside or on the terrace, we strongly recommend going there for the sunset. Serving French-inspired cuisine combined with Quebecois dishes, we go there for dinner or brunch.
1201, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S6
Experience farm-to-table produce, creative cocktails, local beers, natural organic wines, and a seasonal menu at the Culinary Lab located in the SAT. There is a rooftop garden to complement the dishes. In the spring, be sure to visit their terrace with a view of downtown.
1900, boul. St-Joseph, Montréal, H8S 2N5
Whether it's summer or winter, you can enjoy the view of the St. Lawrence River in an enchanting setting. Take a break from the city at Il Fornetto while tasting their succulent Italian dishes. In fact, they have an authentic Italian wood-fired oven, which is quite rare! Be sure to catch the stunning sunsets.
1440, rue de la Montagne, Montréal, H3G 1Z5
This restaurant by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson is conveniently located in the Four Seasons Hotel. This trendy place offers excellent seafood, cocktails, and an impressive wine and bubbles list. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. The view overlooks downtown Montreal and the iconic Leonard Cohen mural.
991, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, J3G 4P8
Microbrewery in Beloeil, this warm place on the banks of the Richelieu has local beers, an original bistro cuisine, and a festive atmosphere. In the summer, the terrace runs along the river with a view of Mont Saint-Hilaire. It is not uncommon to find a chansonnier to liven up your evening.
153, rue St-Amable, Montréal, H2Y 1E7
421, rue St-Vincent, Montréal, H2Y 3A6
These 2 terraces of the William Gray Hotel are respectively on the 4th and 8th floor, which gives a view of the Old Montreal, the St. Lawrence River, and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. The atmosphere is a mixture of chic, warm and friendly. Whether it's for sharing plates, à la carte dishes, or tables d'hôte, you can be sure to find fresh and diversified products. Due to their great popularity, it is very important to reserve. Don't worry, the terraces are heated for colder days.