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The best outdoor dining spots in Montréal


Summer in Montreal is inversely proportional to winter. It’s a mixture of coming out of the winter season and experiencing the first rays of sunshine that invade us in summer. So let’s take a look at some of the best places to soak up the sun and drink in the best outdoor dining spots in Montréal.


For the downtown action: Ferreira Café and it’s Olivia Terrace


La terrasse Olivia du Ferreira Café
Photo: Ferreira Café

Let’s start with a classic, on Peel Street for over 20 years, which has renamed its incredible terrace Olivia! In 2023, every Tuesday from 5 p.m., under the name Terça Ferreira, and to the rhythm of our DJ, the terrace becomes the destination for happy hour in Montréal. Discover culinary creations and a series of cocktails based on Don Julio tequila, as well as your favourite Ferreira classics.

Relax in the afternoon in the comfort of this splendid terrace! They welcome you for a drink or a bite to eat from our aperitif menu featuring our spectacular seafood platter with Portuguese flavours.

Let’s not forget their great wines, an unforgettable cellar full of private imports that only Carlos Ferreira knows the secret of. Needless to say, this is a very exclusive place.

1446, rue Peel
Montréal, Qc
H3A 1S8

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For the views: Terrasse William Gray


Terrace William Gray
Photo: William Gray Hotel

Located on the 8th floor of the hotel, the William Gray’s terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the summer season. With a spectacular view of Place Jacques-Cartier and the St. Lawrence River, our terrace offers refreshing summer wines, cocktails and beers and a menu of dishes to share.

421, rue St-Vincent
Montreal, Qc

For the sun lovers: Le Perché


Le Perché terrace
Photo: Le Perché

An urban oasis to discover. Nestled on the 4th floor of the William Gray Hotel, overlooking Place Jacques Cartier, Le Perché boasts a chic, leafy decor and a warm, friendly atmosphere. This urban oasis offers a healthy, fresh and colourful menu inspired by California. This perched terrace in the heart of Old Montreal is a must see for the summer.

153, rue St-Amable
Montreal, Qc

Directly on the Place d’Armes, the terrace of the Hôtel Place d’Armes


The Terrasse Place d’Armes
Photo: Hôtel Place d’Armes

One of the few high vantage points overlooking the Place d’Armes Square and downtown Montréal. Make the most of the fine summer weather with one of the rare high vantage points overlooking the Place d’Armes Square and the city centre. For lunch, happy hour or even dinner. An exclusive view and a feeling of escape guaranteed!

55, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest, 8th floor
Montréal, Qc
H2Y 1K9

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For the best mix of cocktails, food and atmosphere: The Nacarat terrace at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth


The food at Nacarat Terrace
Photo: Normand Boulanger | Gentologie


A Veuve Clicquot bika at The Nacarat Terrace
Photo: Normand Boulanger | Gentologie

Open since 2018 with the Nacarat bar at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, this terrace is the place to be to really feel the buzz of downtown Montréal. Music, BBQ by the Rosélys restaurant team, it’s hard to ask for anything better.

Oh yes, and the best barmen, some of the regular Nacarat team spend the summer on the terrace. So there are plenty of excellent wines, cocktails and champagne to accompany the sublime dishes prepared by the Fairmont team. It definitely deserves its place among Montréal’s perfect terraces.

900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
Montréal, QC
H3B 4A5

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The luxury of the Marcus terrace at the Four Seasons Montréal

The Four Seasons Hotel Montreal - Table

Table at Marcus Restaurant
Photo: Normand Boulanger | Gentologie

New to the Montréal landscape since spring 2019, the Marcus restaurant terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel Montréal has quickly become one of the city’s most popular places to enjoy a drink or a good meal with a view of Leonard Cohen’s magnificent mural.

Whether you’re sitting at the bar or at a table, you’ll be charmed. When the weather gets colder, it warms up and the windows close to keep you warm. What more could you ask for?

1440 Rue de la Montagne
Montréal, QC
H3G 1Z5

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For the festive side: The Nelligan Terrace


Nelligan Terrace
Photo: Hotel Nelligan

This splendid space on the roof of the Nelligan Hotel offers a summer menu bursting with colour and freshness. Rather than rising too high above the monuments of Old Montréal, it sits opposite its magnificent rooftops, including that of Notre-Dame Basilica, offering detailed views of its centuries-old architecture. With a simple 180-degree turn, you’ll be facing the majestic river port that runs along the magnificent shores of the St. Lawrence River.

106, Saint-Paul Ouest
5e étage
Montréal, QC

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The best outdoor dining spots in Montréal – An hidden spot : Terrasse sur l’Auberge 


Terrasse sur l’Auberge
Photo: Auberge du Vieux-Port

Two panoramic views to take your breath away. A panoramic view of the Old Port and the St. Lawrence River on one side, and, on the other, the magnificent scenes of Saint-Paul Street. The views from the roof of the Terrasse on the Auberge paint an incredible portrait of the historic district of Montreal.

From the end of June to the beginning of August, the horizon ignited an explosive color palette during the Loto-Québec International Fireworks fireworks competition. To add to the charm of the place, it is the perfect observatory to admire the illumination of the Jacques-Cartier bridge, every evening, at sunset.

97, rue de la Commune Est
Montreal, Qc

The best outdoor dining spots in Montréal – In Griffintown: Le Richmond Terrace


The Richmond Terrace
Photo: Le Richmond

Another beautiful inner courtyard. But what is really fun is that if it rains, the roof closes, it’s just perfect, nothing to fear on the Richmond Terrace. We’re having a party. Like the Formula 1 party!

377 Rue Richmond
Montreal, QC
H3J 1 T9

Between Downtown and the Old Montréal: The h3 terrace


La terrasse h3
Photo: Hôtel Humaniti Montréal

Located in the Humaniti Hotel Montréal, it’s a magnificent location! The cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the h3 restaurant team are undoubtedly the highlight of the place, not to mention its swimming pool, reserved for hotel guests.

Looking for a restaurant to round off your evening? Visit our Fine Dining section!


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