What is the ultimate symbol of the summer season? A restaurant terrace of course! Colorful dishes, cheerful cocktails, or feet in the water, we are definitely spoiled for choice! Here is a selection of the best terraces in Montreal in 2023 to guide you in your outings under the sun. Get your camisoles, light dresses, shorts, and sandals, these wonderful terraces are waiting for you to enjoy the summer!
340, rue de La Gauchetière O, Montréal, H2Z 0B9
Looking for a terrace with a great location? Go to the 9th floor of the Humaniti Tower in the heart of downtown Montreal. With an unobstructed view of the famous Place Jean-Paul Riopelle and the Palais des Congrès, it's the perfect place to take advantage of the warm weather ahead. In addition to the incredible view, and a food and beverage menu worthy of a California vacation, the summer vibe will most likely charm you. A fiery program is planned for the summer.
1050 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, H3B 4C9
On May 19, the Montreal Marriott Château Champlain opened its rooftop in the heart of downtown. From Wednesday to Friday evenings, the terrace will host a DJ to liven up the evenings. The menu features Asian dishes to share, with options including sashimi, oysters, and more. A fine cocktail and wine list will be on offer, with interesting non-alcoholic options.
1230 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, H3G 1M2
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.
900, boul René-Lévesque O, Montréal, H3B 4A5
Located on the 3rd floor of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, the Nacarat is open from Wednesday to Sunday when the weather is nice. You can enjoy tasty food cooked on the BBQ and Thursdays, the Holt Renfrew Ogilvy team is present for makeup and perfume touch-ups!
Destination Peel Festival Gourmand showcases the diversity of restaurants on Peel Street, an iconic thoroughfare in our city. Participating establishments include Campo, Chez Alexandre, Ferreira, and more restaurants. This new edition will offer a range of tastings, culinary workshops, food discovery evenings, and local beer and wine pairings. It will be more vibrant and festive than ever with performances by DJs, and musicians and activities for the whole family.
361, rue Émery, Montréal, H2X 1J2
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.
1412, Ste-Élisabeth, Montreal, H2X 3C6
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.
1440, rue Drummond, Montréal, H3G 1V9
Located in the beautiful Mount Stephen Hotel, Bar George is conveniently located downtown on Peel Street. Enjoy wonderful cocktails designed by experienced bartenders. They also have a fine selection of wines. The cuisine is English-inspired with local touches. Reservations are highly recommended.
985 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, H2Z 1J4
OTerrasse Carla is nestled on the 6th floor of the Hampton Inn, in the heart of Montreal's Chinatown. The terrace itself is a harmonious blend of style and comfort, adorned with cozy seating arrangements, vibrant decor, and elegant lighting that casts a soft glow as day transitions into night. A delicious summer menu is offered as well as tasty cocktails. This terrace is a must-visit this summer!
701 Côte de la Place d'Armes, Montréal, H2Y 2X6
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.
600 Rue Marguerite-D'youville, Montréal, H2Y 4B5
Newly serving brunch on Sundays, the Pubjelly is a must-visit terrace for successful evenings. The cuisine is inspired by seasonal produce, Roman pizzas and oysters. Combine this with an extensive wine and cocktail list.
104 Rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1Z3
A few days before the Grand Prix, in June, will open a new restaurant that combines the former premises of the Cage aux Sports and the Deux Pierrots. Pangea will be a fusion between Monaco and Miami with a Supper Club, café, and bistro theme. With a beachfront feel, this establishment promises!
106, rue St-Paul O, 5e étage, Montréal, H2Y 1Z3
Located on the rooftop of the Nelligan Hotel, this namesake Terrace features several seating areas, as well as some bar seating. It offers a concise menu, which is great for the hot summer weather! Not to be missed is their list of house cocktails, each as refreshing as the next. They also offer wonderful brunches, follow their social media accounts to stay up to date. Cheers!
400, rue de la Commune O, Montréal, H2Y 2E2
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 can buy and consume entirely local products. They also receive visits from artisans and chefs. Reservations are not possible.
97, rue de la Commune Est, Montréal, H2Y 1J1
A panoramic view of the Old Port and the St. Lawrence River on one side, and on the other, the magnificent scenes of St. Paul Street in the background. And don't look for a better place for a prime view. It's first come, first-served!
39, rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1G2
This intimate terrace, located behind the restaurant, is surrounded by beautiful stone walls, covered with climbing ivy, that will make you feel like you are on a trip somewhere in the wonderful Mediterranean! Good weather, a delicious steak, and a glass of wine, and you're done! Reservations are possible on their website.
Expanding rapidly, they have two locations in Montreal and they have terraces! They are in the Mile-End and the Old Montreal. During happy hour, you will often find a DJ to animate it. Enjoy their excellent cocktails as beautiful as good and the tasty Mexican food! You can reserve your place on their website.
153, rue St-Amable, Montréal, H2Y 1E7
Open only during the summer, this bar offers an exceptional view of Place Jacques Cartier in the Old Port of Montreal. The colorful décor makes you feel like you're in a real urban oasis. On the menu, are refreshing cocktails and healthy Californian-inspired food. They do not take reservations.
421, rue St-Vincent, Montréal, H2Y 3A6
The 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 is possible.
Terraces in South-West (Griffintown, Verdun, and Saint-Henri)
377, rue Richmond, Montréal, H3J 1T9
Occupying an industrial space that dates back to the late 1800s, The Richmond is an atmospheric experience, with a décor that combines period materials with more contemporary ones. With a wonderful retractable roof terrace, Le Richmond is ready to welcome you, rain or shine!
5080 rue St-Ambroise, Montréal, H4C 2G1
Located on the banks of the Lachine Canal near the Saint-Henri district, the Saint-Ambroise Terrace is in fact the terrace of the McAuslan brewery itself. No need to tell you that your beer will be the coolest during your visit. This place is perfect to stop by on a bike ride, plus dogs are allowed! They don't take reservations, first come, first served!
4026, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V3
With several establishments now, Benelux is in the category of places where it's nice to spend time with friends with a beer and some small "bar snacks" to share. Beer lovers will be pleased because, in addition to serving a wide selection, they brew some very tasty beers themselves! Their terraces are perfect for a successful happy hour. Reservations are available!
4019, rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V6
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 put forward products from Quebec.
Terraces in OUTREMONT
1249, ave. Bernard O, Montréal, H2V 1V7
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!
1231, rue Lajoie, Montréal, H2V 1P2
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
521, ave. Duluth E, Montréal, H2L 1A8
Beautiful terrace on Duluth Street in the Plateau Mont-Royal, Panos' Garden offers aromatic Greek cuisine! Feel like you are 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.
4552 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2L3
Whether or not you're familiar with Peruvian cuisine, Barranco will win you over in a single visit. The cocktails are creative, elegant, and a fine blend of Peruvian and local recipes. We suggest you go with a group and try several tapas-style dishes.
Terraces in MILE-END ET MILE-EX
6512, ave. du Parc, Montréal, H2V 4H9
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 industrial decor. On the first floor, you'll find the classic snack bar, Chez Eddy. No reservations are required.
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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