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9 best terraces to try this summer in Montreal

Text written with the participation of Kim Williams, special collaboration

From the trendy ambiance of downtown to panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River in Old Montreal, there’s a terrace in Montreal for every taste and occasion.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic setting, a lively atmosphere or simply a place to relax and soak up the sun, here are 9 Montreal terraces to discover this summer.

Bivouac Terrace

Bivouac terrace in Montreal
Photo: Two Food Photographers

For one of the best views of the Quartier des spectacles, the Bivouac terrace is the place to be. There’s a spritz bar, and a new summer menu featuring local producers such as Fromagerie Copette, La Ferme du Loup, L’Ecailler, Ferme piscicole des Bobines, Gourmet sauvage and Full Pin. It’s the perfect place for a 5 à 7, an aperitif or to enjoy the beautiful Montreal evenings.

1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal – Website

Muze Lounge & Terrasse

Terrasse du Muze Lounge & Terrasse - Hôtel Honey Rose
Photo: Steve Walsh

Muze Lounge & Terrasse is located on the 5th floor of the brand-new, and stunning, Honey Rose Hotel.

In the heart of downtown, a tropical oasis dotted with pink flamingos has been recreated.

A California-inspired menu, designed by chef Gregory Faye, features beef brochettes, bao buns, fish tacos, bol poke, salmon tartare, oysters and sharing platters.

It’s a perfect place for a drink after work or to relax before or after a show this summer.

355, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal – Website

Terrasse du Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Terrasse Auberge Vieux-Port Steakhouse
Photo: Kim Williams

The Old Port Steakhouse terrace is, in my opinion, a well-kept secret in Montreal’s Old Port. Located on the quieter rue Saint-Gabriel, you’ll find yourself in the heart of a magnificent city garden, while enjoying the architecture and ambience of Old Montreal.

Spacious, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a drink at the outdoor bar, dine for two or get together with a group of friends. In addition to having a great time, you’ll enjoy outstanding service from our attentive staff.

Steak and lobster on the terrace of Auberge Vieux-Port Steakhouse
Photo: Kim Williams

Once you’ve settled in, you can choose a cocktail from the special aperitif menu (tip: the Montréal Mule is a must-try!) and a meal from their extensive à la carte menu. Their reputation is based on their AAA-quality beef served in several different cuts, but it’s also possible to go with other equally tasty options, whether seafood, fish or salads.

The Vieux-Port Steakhouse menu is sure to please, and you can’t refuse their carrot cake for dessert! On weekdays, a 2-course table d’hôte menu is also available at lunchtime.

It’s a perfect spot to enjoy all the richness of Old Montreal during the summer season! – By Kim Williams

39 Saint-Paul Street East, Montreal – Website

Le Renoir restaurant terrace

Terrasse Le Renoir
Photo: Le Renoir

In the heart of downtown, Le Renoir’s intimate terrace is warm and inviting. It’s as much a place for a chic aperitif or a festive evening as it is for savoring chef Olivier Perret’s excellent cuisine, based on local ingredients.

The menu features nibbles, shareable dishes such as cheese and charcuterie platters, and a variety of salads, burgers and main courses. Desserts are a must, and don’t miss the oyster and champagne special on Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm!

1155 Sherbrooke Street W, Montreal – Website

Terrasse Carla

Terrasse Carla
Photo: Terrasse Carla

Located on the 6th floor of the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Chinatown, it serves a summer menu that combines the flavors of French and Vietnamese cuisine.

So you’ll find dishes like marrow bone, green mango salad, grilled shrimp salad and saigon beef burger. And all this without forgetting that the terrace is magnificent, with its plants and decor inspired by the French colonial homes of Vietnam.

985 Boulevard St-Laurent, 6th floor, Montreal – Website

Terrace H3 at the Humaniti Hotel

In the heart of downtown, with its huge swimming pool, you’ll immediately feel like you’re on vacation on the H3 terrace! The perfect place for a 5 à 7 or lunch.

340, de la Gauchetière W, Montreal – Web site

Perché and William Gray terraces at the William Gray Hotel

Terrasse Perché
Terrasse Perché
Photo: JF Galipeau

Located respectively on the 4th and 8th floors of the William Gray Hotel, these two terraces offer breathtaking views of Old Montreal. In a warm, Californian-inspired atmosphere, you can look out over Place Jacques-Cartier from the Perché terrace, which offers a healthy, fresh and colorful menu.

The Terrasse William Gray, on the roof of the hotel, offers a panoramic view of Old Montreal and the Ferris Wheel. For the meal, there is a nice option of main courses, starters and desserts. Both terraces offer a brunch menu for lunch and dinner, and are heated in cooler weather.

Perché: 153, rue St-Amable,4th floor, Old Montreal – Website
Terrasse William Gray: 421 Rue Saint Vincent, Old Montreal – Website

Nacarat bar terrace – Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

This chic terrace is the ideal place to enjoy an aperitif, sip a cocktail after a shopping spree or a visit to the museum. With a superb view of downtown Montreal, you’re right in the heart of the action! You’ll find the same excellent cocktails as at Bar Nacarat.

900, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, 3rd floor, Montréal – Website

Messorem Brassitorium

This time, we’re heading to the southwest part of the city to enjoy one of Messorem Brassitorium’s excellent beers. You can sit at is the perfect place to it down at one of the many picnic tables of this beer garden to enjoy their beers, including the tasty Petit Jus de Mort. It’s the perfect place to enjoy sunny afternoons, before or after a bike ride, or to stretch evenings outdoors. Dogs are welcome, and meals are also available on site.

2233 Pitt Street, Montreal – Website


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