It’s terrasse time: restaurants are setting up their patios and balconies. We’ve put together our favourite spots for a wine and dine under the sun.
Living in Montreal, when spring finally arrives, we all dash to a terrasse, patio or balcony. And stay there until the first snow falls.
Listed below are a selection of the most beautiful terraces Montreal has to offer – perfect spots to take photos and make your friends jealous.
Saint Anne de Bellevue
Take a trip to the outskirts of Montreal and be spoilt for choice with terraces. At Saint Anne de Bellevue, boatsmen and pedestrians collide along the lakeshore. Boasting an array of restaurants; pick your spot and watch the yachts come in-and-out of the harbour.
La Terrasse Saint-Ambroise
A hot-spot after cycling through Lachine, stop-off for a pint at La Terrasse Saint-Ambroise. The bar doesn’t have to look far for their supplier: their McAuslan brewery is right next door! Soak up the views of the impressive industrial building, Silo 5.
This gorgeously authentic French eatery is a must-visit any time of year. With the additional seating of their stunning terrasse, head your way now!
Keeping to our French theme, Bistro Boris has an inviting patio. Surrounded by hanging foliage and stone walls, this rustic bar is perfect for a subdued evening out.
Terrasse Sur l’Auberge
Offering envious views of the Old Port, this roof-top terrace is perfect to see the fireworks.
For those who crave quirky, head to Café Santropol in the Plateau. The terrasse is decorated with artwork, a pond, mirrors and ornaments.
With a ‘container’ vibe, Taverne F can be found at Places Des Festivals. They have a Portuguese menu and a patio that puts you right in the action.
Vista: Terrasse Nelligan overlooks the Saint Lawrence River and Montreal Old Port. As well as beautiful scenery, the roof-top patio has an outdoor grill and cocktail-making-bartenders. Find it on the fifth floor of the Nelligan hotel.
HVOR’s vegetable garden doubles as their patio in the summer. Consume legumes fresh from the garden and feel like an organic god. Located in Griffintown.
Opening mid April, this stunning inside-outside terrace is a classic spot in Old Montreal. Featuring live Jazz, the restaurant has a great drinks menu and unique vibe. Make sure to be seated ‘indoors’ for the best views!
For the party-goer, head to the Old Port for Terrasses Bonsecours. It’s young scene and nightlife make this the hub for late-night drinkers.
Maison du Meunier
This city-owned restaurant serves food and drinks. Sit by the old barrage surrounded by mother nature and listen to the water flowing. Found in Ahunstic.
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