What is the ultimate symbol of the summer season? A restaurant with a terrace of course! Colourful dishes, cheerful cocktails or by the the water, there's no shortage of choices in Montreal! To guide you in your outings under the sun, here is a selection of the best terraces in Montreal. Take out your t-shirts, light dresses and sandals, these terraces are ready for you to enjoy this summer!
Terraces in Old Montreal
Located on the roof of the Nelligan Hotel, this terrace has many seats as well as a few seats at the bar. Their kitchen offers a simple menu that is perfect for the warm summer weather! Not to be missed, their house cocktails, each more refreshing than the next. Cheers!
A place that requires no introduction ... Terrasses Bonsecours is an ideal place to enjoy the summer in Montreal. Located in the Old Port on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, completely south of the city, it offers us breathtaking views of the water and the beautiful surrounding district. A full menu of delicious sangrias awaits! Visit their website to book your table!
Not only is this terrace ideally located in the heart of Old Montreal on de la Commune Street, but it also hosts farmers' merchants every weekend! You have the possibility to buy and consume entirely local products! No reservation is possible.
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A panoramic view of the Old Port and the St. Lawrence River on one side and on the other, the beautiful scenes of St. Paul Street. No need to look for a better place to enjoy the beautiful landscape! They do not take any reservations.
This intimate terrace behind the Vieux Port Steakhouse restaurant is surrounded by beautiful stone walls and covered with ivy vines that will make you feel like you're traveling somewhere in the wonderful Mediterranean! Good weather, a delicious steak and a glass of wine , voila ! Visit their website to reserve your table!
La Catrina is in full expansion, they already have two branches in Montreal and both have terraces! One is located in Old Montreal and the other in Mile End. During happy hour, you will often find a DJ to liven things up. Enjoy their excellent cocktails as well as the tasty Mexican food! You can reserve your place on their website.
Open only during the summer, this terrace/bar offers an exceptional view of the Place Jacques Cartier in the Old Port of Montreal. It has a colourful decor that will make you feel like you are in a real urban oasis. Refreshing cocktails and Californian-inspired healthy food are offered on the menu. They do not take reservations.
This terrace is located on the 8th floor of the William Gray Hotel in Old Montreal. The view of the city and the different bridges is impressive! The atmosphere is always there to accompany the many specials on cocktails! No reservation possible.
A modern European bistro with a great wine list, Boris Bistro is located on McGill in Old Montreal. They are certified gluten free and lactose free for many items on their menu! No reservations until the dining rooms open!
Terraces in Downtown Montreal
Open since 1997, they have a magnificent terrace that can make many envious! This is a perfect place to enjoy a wide range of imported beer while being in a European atmosphere. Reservations are highly recommended!
Located in the beautiful Mount Stephen Hotel, Bar George is ideally located in downtown Montreal on Peel Street. You'll find wonderful cocktails designed by experienced bartenders and they also have a nice range of wines. The cuisine is English inspired with local touches. Reservations highly recommended.
The official opening date has not been announced, but it promises to be a new place to visit this summer! Carla Terrace will be on the 6th floor of the Hampton Inn in Chinatown.
Terraces in South-West (Griffintown, Verdun and Saint-Henri)
Set in an industrial area that dates to the late 1800s , The Richmond offers an ambiance experience in a setting that combines vintage materials to other, more contemporary pieces. Richmond is ready to welcome you, rain or shine with their wonderful retractable roofed terrace.
Located on the edge of the Lachine Canal near Saint-Henri district, the Terrasse Saint-Ambroise is in fact the terrace of the McAuslan brewery itself. No need to tell you that your beer will be the freshest during your visit. This place is perfect to stop during a bike ride, plus dogs are allowed! They do not take any reservations, first come, first served!
Now with several locations, you can categorize Beneluxas a place where it is pleasant to spend time with friends sipping a beer and eating a few small "bar snacks" to share. Beer lovers will be served, because in addition to serving a wide selection of beers, they are actually brewing their own very tasty beers! Their terraces are perfect for successful and festive happy hours when allowed! You can book your table on their website!
This wine bar is located on Wellington Street in Downtown Montreal. Specializing in wines, they also offer a nice variety of cocktails and local beers. The staff is super friendly and ready to guide you on your choice of drinks! What about the food! At Verdun Beach, not only do they drink well, but they eat very well! They think outside the box and offer a menu made of local and seasonal products. Good vegetarian options are available. They have a terrace on the pedestrian street and one in the back. No reservations are possible.
A must-see terrace in Verdun, Bar Palco has a vast selection of Quebec alcohol and cocktails. They have two terraces, one overlooking Wellington Street and one in the backyard! Offering a menu with revisited pub classics, they feature products from Quebec. They do not take reservations until further notice.
Terraces in OUTREMONT
Located in the heart of the Outremont district, this European brasserie will charm you from the first glance! The sommelier has several wine suggestions to accompany the various classics such as tartar, burger, veal ravioli or lobster guédille! Reservations by phone possible!
Small place where they serve a good selection of wines. Located on Parc Street, Buvette chez Simone serves homemade food. The place is small, but promises a warm atmosphere! They do not take reservations.
It is difficult not to fall under the charm of this restaurant. The owners have traveled extensively in Europe and you can feel it in their cuisine and wine selection. Add to that the warm and friendly atmosphere of Montreal and you're in for a great evening! Go to their website to reserve your seat!
Terraces in LE PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL
Beautiful terrace on Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal, Le Jardin de Panos offers aromatic Greek cuisine! Feel like you're in the Mediterranean with the decor, the terrace and the menu! Open for 40 years, their reputation is well established! They do not take reservations for the terrace.
Terraces in MILE-END ET MILE-EX
Located on Parc in Mile-Ex, this is a great option if you don't feel like going downtown! The terrace is on the roof in an industrial décor. On the first floor, you'll find the classic snack bar Chez Eddy. No reservations are required.
Terraces Around Montreal
With its contemporary and urban décor, Fogo Euro-Lounge awaits you in Boisbriand on its magnificent terrace with amazing views. We advise you to try their two star dishes: wood oven cooked pizza and their Portuguese style charcoal grilled chicken. Beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff, delicious and accessible cuisine, and as a bonus, a great wine list! You can reserve your table via their website.
It is in Saint-Rose that The Boating Club has built its reputation since 1889! Formerly a nautical club hosting chic social parties in its place, this spot has recently reopened to provide an eclectic, creative and comforting restaurant. Let yourself be charmed by their terrace located near the Rivière-des-Milles-Îles, one thing is certain, you will definitely have fun at the Boating Club! You can book a table.
Chez Lionel is located in the heart of the Urban Centre of Boucherville, in a friendly setting and a festive atmosphere. Chef Ian Perreault offers a sophisticated yet accessible menu, that you can also enjoy on their beautiful terrace. Reservations are highly recommended.
After all these months of confinement, spending time outside in good company, with a cocktail in hand while enjoying a good meal can only do good!
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