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The Best Montreal Terraces to Eat & Drink This Summer

A selection of the best terraces to enjoy summer in all its glory.

By updated: May 09, 2024
The Best Montreal Terraces to Eat & Drink This Summer
See related results: Montreal Terrace Restaurants

In Montreal, the summer of 2024 promises to unveil its charms through a mosaic of terraces, true urban havens where time seems to stand still.

This guide to the most beautiful terraces in Montreal is designed to accompany you in discovering the best spots, where summer cocktails are enjoyed with a view, and every sunset transforms the experience into a magical moment.

Whether you are looking for a chic atmosphere for evenings with friends, a quiet corner for intimate dates, or a vibrant space for festive gatherings, you will find in this article a rigorous selection that will meet all your expectations.

These outdoor spaces, selected for their beauty and atmosphere, offer magnificent city panoramas and an escape from the every day, conducive to relaxation.

In 2024, let us guide you through the Montreal terraces and discover how these flagship locations celebrate the beautiful season, combining gastronomy, nature, and urban design to create unforgettable experiences.


Downtown Terraces

SIAM

1325 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3G 0A4

View More (438) 380-0655

La terrasse du Siam, un havre exotique niché au deuxième étage en plein coeur du centre-ville de Montréal, près du Centre Bell, ouvre ses portes pour l'été. Ce petit paradis urbain, agrémenté d'un bouddha imposant, de marches colorées, de lanternes et de plantes luxuriantes, promet une évasion charmante et intime. Le restaurant Siam offre une expérience culinaire thaïlandaise raffinée, intégrant à son menu une variété de plats sophistiqués, y compris des options végétariennes.

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TERRASSE ALIZÉ

340 Rue de La Gauchetière O, Montréal, H2Z 0B9

View More (438) 864-1480

Located on the 9th floor of the Humaniti tower in the heart of downtown Montreal, Terrasse Alizé offers a breathtaking view of Place Jean-Paul Riopelle and the Palais des Congrès. This heated, covered space, adorned with plants and a raised garden, creates a captivating summer ambience with refreshing cocktails and seasonal dishes. Ideal for lively evenings, it can accommodate up to 120 people for unforgettable moments under the skies of downtown Montreal.

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BIVOUAC

1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H5B 1E5

View More (514) 841-2021

Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Bivouac terrace, perched on the 6th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton, offers spectacular views over Montreal. Since its opening on May 7, this 3,600-square-foot space has created a peaceful haven, ideal for enjoying a drink in the midst of urban bustle. The airy, verdant terrace is a privileged summer getaway, perfectly aligned with the festive ambience of the Place des Festivals.

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IL CORTILE

1442 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, H3G 1K4

View More (514) 843-8230

In the heart of Montreal, Il Cortile transports visitors to Italy with its charming ambiance and garden terrace. Offering a seven-course pre-fixe menu that captures the essence of Italy, this restaurant becomes a must for an evening under the stars, evoking Mediterranean summer evenings.

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TERRASSE BELVU

1050 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, H3B 4C9

View More (438) 821-7928

In the heart of Montreal, Terrasse Belvu, located in the Marriott Château Champlain, recently opened its doors. Open from Wednesday to Friday evenings, this uncovered outdoor space becomes a vibrant place under the rhythms of a DJ. The offer includes a variety of Asian dishes to share, such as sashimi and oysters, accompanied by a selection of cocktails and wines, including non-alcoholic options. A veritable urban sanctuary with breathtaking views, where reservations are highly recommended for memorable moments.

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LE POIS PENCHÉ

1230 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, H3G 1M2

View More (514) 667-5050

The terrace of Le Pois Penché is the best place in the city center for those who like to stroll. Enjoy the cuisine and atmosphere of a typical Parisian brasserie. Le Pois Penché is the place to be, day and night, for oysters, seafood platters, steak frites, French classics, and plenty of bubblies.

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NACARAT BAR

900, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5

View More (514) 954-2872

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The Nacarat terrace, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, is the perfect place to round off the summer days. Overlooking Place Ville Marie, this space offers a selection of seasonal cocktails and tasty BBQ dishes in a dynamic DJ atmosphere. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, it invites you to memorable evenings where mixologists deploy their art to surprise every guest.

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MENTHE ET COUSCOUS

361, rue Émery, Montréal, H2X 1J2

View More (514) 842-3717

If you're looking for a terrace close to all the summer festivities, head to Menthe et Couscous in the Latin Quarter. Serving authentic North African Mediterranean dishes, you'll find an avalanche of flavors every time you visit. Try the couscous or the tajine, recommended by the team.

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PUB LE SAINTE-ÉLISABETH

1412, Ste-Élisabeth, Montréal, H2X 3C6

View More (514) 286-4302

Open since 1997, they have a magnificent terrace that can make many jealous! Perfect place for any imported beer lover, they offer a European atmosphere. Comedy lovers? Don't miss their stand-up nights every Monday. Reservations are highly recommended.

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BAR GEORGE

1440, rue Drummond, Montréal, H3G 1V9

View More (514) 669-9243

Housed in the magnificent Mount Stephen Hotel, Bar George is ideally located downtown on Peel Street. Enjoy wonderful cocktails designed by experienced bartenders. They also have a fine range of wines. The cuisine is English-inspired with local touches. Reservations strongly recommended.

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TERRASSE CARLA

985 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2Z 1J4

View More (514) 370-7777

Located on the 6th floor of the Hampton Inn in the heart of Chinatown, Terrasse Carla boasts a welcoming atmosphere from noon to sunset. Open since May 16th for its third season, it offers an innovative fusion of Vietnamese flavors with a Quebecois touch. In addition to festive and cultural evenings, events such as Vibras Wednesdays celebrate Latin rhythms. A 7,000 sq. ft. space accommodates over 250 people, offering a sophisticated yet festive atmosphere.

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Old-Montreal Terraces

TIRADITO

1076 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, H2Z 1N2

View More (514) 866-6776

In the heart of Old Montreal, Tiradito charms visitors with its terrace, open since May 9, promising a season full of discoveries. This chic industrial bistro invites shared experiences around colorful, spicy Nikkei-inspired Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Also welcoming children and dogs, the place is becoming an essential meeting place to enjoy summer in the city.

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TERRASSE PLACE D'ARMES

701 Côte de la Place d'Armes, Montréal, H2Y 2X6

View More (438) 387-2489

Located on the 8th floor of the hotel of the same name, the roof of this century-old structure is a privileged space perched high above the ground. Day or night, you'll enjoy one of the few high vantage points overlooking the Place d'Armes square and the city center. Enjoy nibbles, salads, or tartars, while sipping a chilled raspberry mojito, the house specialty! The Place d'Armes terrace is open every evening in summer, and is partially covered, to make the pleasure last, rain or shine.

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PANGEA RESTAURANT & BAR

104 Rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1Z3

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Located on Saint-Paul Street, in Montreal's historic Old Port, Restaurant Pangea offers an enchanting Mediterranean ambience, with its indoor trees and abundance of greenery. Just a stone's throw from Place Jacques-Cartier, this establishment welcomes you with a serene atmosphere where elegant seating invites you to relax and socialize, perfect for enjoying a drink or a meal in good company.Best Montreal Terraces

TERRASSE NELLIGAN

106, rue St-Paul O, 5e étage, Montréal, H2Y 1Z3

View More (514) 788-4021

Open daily from 11am to 11pm, Terrasse Nelligan, located on the roof of Hôtel Nelligan, offers a variety of seating options, including at the bar. Its menu, suitable for hot summer days, is complemented by a selection of refreshing house cocktails. Don't miss their exquisite brunches served on the terrace. Cheers!

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LE MARCHÉ DES ÉCLUSIERS

400, rue de la Commune O, Montréal, H2Y 2E2

View More (438) 795-8265

Located in the heart of Old Montreal on de la Commune Street, this terrace is open daily from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm, providing a versatile event space ideal for any type of gathering. Every weekend, it welcomes local farm vendors as well as guest artisans and chefs. Please note: reservations are not possible. Come and discover the new menu inspired by southern Spain, and enjoy brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

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TERRASSE SUR L'AUBERGE

97, rue de la Commune Est, Montréal, H2Y 1J1

View More (514) 876-0081

Located on the 5th floor of the Auberge du Vieux-Port, the Terrasse sur l'Auberge offers a panoramic view of the Old Port and the St. Lawrence River, with the picturesque scenes of Rue Saint-Paul in the background. The principle is simple: first come, first served, guaranteeing an exceptional panorama.Best Montreal Terraces

VIEUX-PORT STEAKHOUSE

39, rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1G2

View More (514) 866-3175

Located behind the Vieux-Port Steakhouse, this intimate terrace transports you to the Mediterranean with its ivy-covered stone walls. Enjoy a delicious steak and a glass of wine in this lush garden, surrounded by centuries-old buildings, for a private and picturesque summer experience. Reservations available online.

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LA CATRINA

Multiple locations

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La Catrina is expanding rapidly in Montreal, with two branches with terraces in Mile End and Old Montreal. These spaces are transformed into lively DJ venues for 5 à 7s. Enjoy delicious cocktails and authentic Mexican cuisine. Reservations can be made via their website.Best Montreal Terraces

LE PERCHÉ BAR TERRASSE

153, rue St-Amable, Montréal, H2Y 1E7

View More (514) 379-2010

Le Perché, a seasonal bar on the 4th floor of the Hôtel William Gray, offers a breathtaking view of Place Jacques-Cartier in Montreal's Old Port. Its colorful decor creates the ambience of an urban oasis. On the menu, refreshing cocktails and healthy Californian-inspired dishes. Please note that reservations are not accepted.

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TERRASSE WILLIAM GRAY

421, rue St-Vincent, Montréal, H2Y 3A6

View More (438) 387-2010

Located on the 8th floor of the William Gray Hotel in Old Montreal, the William Gray Terrace offers spectacular views of the city and its bridges. The atmosphere is dynamic, perfect for enjoying cocktail specials. Please note that reservations are not accepted. Come relax and enjoy refreshing cocktails under the sun!

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Terraces in South-West (Griffintown, Verdun, and Saint-Henri)

RESTAURANT LE RICHMOND

377, rue Richmond, Montréal, H3J 1T9

View More (514) 508-8749

The Richmond, located in an industrial space dating from the late 1800s, offers a unique ambience blending historic and contemporary materials. With its retractable roof terrace, this establishment welcomes visitors whatever the weather, guaranteeing a remarkable experience on every visit.Best Montreal Terraces

L'ANNEXE ST-AMBROISE

5080 rue St-Ambroise, Montréal, H4C 2G1

View More (514) 939-3060

Located near the Saint-Henri district on the banks of the Lachine Canal, Terrasse Saint-Ambroise belongs to the McAuslan brewery. Here, your beer is guaranteed fresh. It's the perfect place to take a break during a bike ride, and dogs are welcome too! No reservations: first come, first served.Best Montreal Terraces

BENELUX BRASSERIE ARTISANALE

4026, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V3

View More (514) 508-5592

With several establishments to its credit, Benelux is the ideal place to relax with friends over a beer and bar snacks to share. Beer aficionados will appreciate the wide choice on offer, including creations brewed on site. Its terraces are perfect for lively happy hours. Reservations accepted!Best Montreal Terraces

BAR PALCO

4019, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V6

View More (514) 303-1345

Bar Palco in Verdun is a must with its vast selection of Quebec spirits and cocktails. With two terraces, one on rue Wellington and the other in the backyard, this bar offers a menu of revisited pub classics, featuring products from Quebec.

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Terraces in OUTREMONT

BRASSERIE BERNARD

1249, ave. Bernard O, Montréal, H2V 1V7

View More (514) 508-5519

Located in the heart of the Outremont district, this European brasserie will charm you at first glance! The sommelier has several wine suggestions to accompany the different classics such as tartar, burger, veal ravioli, or lobster rolls! Reservations by phone are possible!

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Terraces on LE PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL

LE JARDIN DE PANOS

521, ave. Duluth E, Montréal, H2L 1A8

View More (514) 521-4206

On Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal, Jardin de Panos is renowned for its delicious Greek cuisine. With 40 years of experience, this restaurant transports you to the Mediterranean with its decor, inviting terrace, and richly flavored menu. Please note that the terrace does not take reservations.Best Montreal Terraces

BARRANCO MTL

4552 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2L3

View More (514) 282-9000

Whether you're familiar with Peruvian cuisine or not, Barranco will win you over on your first visit. This restaurant offers creative and elegant cocktails, fusing Peruvian recipes with local touches. It's advisable to come as a group to enjoy the tapas-style dining experience.

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Terraces in MILE-END and MILE-EX

TAVERNE ATLANTIC

6512, ave. du Parc, Montréal, H2V 4H9

View More (514) 544-6512

Located in Mile-Ex on Parc Avenue, Taverne Atlantic's rooftop terrace offers a charming industrial setting, ideal for those wishing to avoid downtown. On the first floor, Chez Eddy offers classic snack bar fare. Please note that reservations are not accepted.

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It's finally that time of year when spending time outside in good company with a cocktail in hand while enjoying a good meal, can only do good!

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