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25 Essential Terrasses for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Montreal

Snug street-side structures, hidden courtyards, and sprawling rooftops made for catching rays

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Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks, Montreal provides a bevy of outdoor patio options — “terrasses” as we Montrealers call them. With an eye to a mix of restaurants and bars, both fancy and casual, here are our picks for where to lounge outdoors this summer.

Looking specifically for a rooftop terrasse? There are a few included below, but a separate map dedicated to them is over here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Cicchetti

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6703 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4J3, Canada
(514) 379-4879
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Venetian vibes get transplanted into Mile-Ex’s concrete surrounds at Cicchetti, and the result is a terracotta-hued al fresco dream. Order a Bellini or spritz, a handful of perfect-for-aperitivo-pairing snacks, and soak in the sun — Italian style.

2. Damas

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1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1K4, Canada
(514) 439-5435
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There is no denying that snagging a table on the terrasse of Montreal’s preeminent Syrian restaurant will be a feat, but when you do, it’ll be a night to remember, with every splendid dish somehow outshining the last.

3. Taverne Atlantic

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6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada
(514) 544-6512
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From the team behind Dominion Square Tavern, this bar boasts a spacious rooftop terrasse, with unexpectedly picturesque views of the surrounding post-industrial decay. In addition to a comprehensive drink offering, they’ve got pizza, hot-dogs, and poutine — all leagues better than your average bar food.

4. Alma

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1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada
(514) 543-1363
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Part of what makes dining outdoors at Alma so special is its setting on a serene Outremont street, complete with towering trees and locals strolling by. Meanwhile, its menu transports diners to the Catalan coast with a lovely collection of natural wines and an unfaltering menu of seafaring plates. Sibling operation Tinc Set, just next door, carries the torch with a terrasse decked with wine barrel tables and similarly immaculate vibes.

5. Mon Lapin

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150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K9, Canada
(514) 379-4550
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This lauded Little Italy wine bar isn’t so little anymore, but it manages to still keep things cozy — both inside and out. Its wooden terrasse dressed with string lights and planters was one of the most sought-after in the city last summer, and that’s unlikely to change this time around.

6. Bar Mamie

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328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada
(514) 398-0111
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Mamie is one of the newer kids on the block, but it quickly solidified its reputation as a neighbourhood hub, with a humming street-side terrasse in the summer that generates queues snaking onto Beaubien Street. Affordable wines, easy snacking, and some very warm service make this a terrasse you’ll keep coming back to.

7. vinvinvin

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1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P9, Canada
(514) 379-6969
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A slick list of organic, mostly Nordic wines joins a menu of seasonal bites on this Beaubien Street terrasse, which gets extra points for its stylish set-up — with wooden bar stools and booths built into its structure.

8. La Buvette Chez Simone

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4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada
(514) 750-6577
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This Parc Avenue wine bar with an enviable 5 à 7 scene bustles well after dark. The same goes for younger sibling Bar à Flot, a couple doors south, where the terrasse manages to be both luminous and low-key, and the drinks are always flowing.

9. Club Social PS

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Parc Yamaska entrance, 5090A Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada
(514) 379-4883
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Elena’s coveted Cesar salad, “M. Funguy” (wild mushroom and taleggio) pizza, and mafalda pasta can be enjoyed outside, around back, on the cozy Club Social PS terrasse. During the day, it’s also a fine place for locals to grab a hoagie and escape the Notre-Dame strip.

10. Terrasse St-Ambroise

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5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada
(514) 939-3060
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Located right on the Lachine Canal at the McAuslan Brewery, this spacious terrasse is a great setting for a sunny afternoon in Montreal — complete with the requisite bar food (hot dogs, burgers, nachos, and the like) and a lively atmosphere.

11. Messorem

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2233 Rue Pitt, Montréal
QC H4E 4H2, Canada
(438) 375-3776
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Make the most of summer days in the Sud-Ouest by planting yourself on Messorem’s sizeable terrasse lined in turquoise picnic tables. Cold brews and comfort food from the pros behind Mitch Deli ensure it’s unlikely to disappoint.

12. Café Santropol

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3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2W 1T7, Canada
(514) 842-3110
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This Plateau coffee and sandwich mainstay features a rambling, oasis-like backyard ideal for unfussy daytime hangs — and it’s easily the most affordable option on this map.

13. Réservoir

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9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada
(514) 849-7779
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Feel the breeze atop this attractive rooftop terrasse overlooking Duluth Street, steps away from the Main. Expertly prepared better-than-pub fare (think chimichurri duck hearts and fish croquettes with a coriander mayo) and house-made beers make this spot a must-try.

14. Maison Boulud

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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada
(514) 842-4224
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Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant in Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton hotel is a predicatably luxe affair — and its terrasse is not exception. From weekend brunch to apéro, or a full-size French dinner, it can all be had overlooking a lush garden.

15. Le Vin Papillon

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2519 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada
(514) 439-6494
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From iconic smoked carrot éclairs and plates of thinly sliced ham showered in cheddar, to a rotating offering of smart seasonal plates, Le Vin Papillon, from the Joe Beef group, remains one of Montreal’s top places to eat (and drink) in the city. An evening spent on its backyard terrasse will show you why.

16. Candide

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551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada
(514) 447-2717
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Come summer, Chef John Winter Russell’s sleek and seasonal tasting menus can be enjoyed just outside the old Little Burgundy church his restaurant Candide calls home. On offer for the month of May are dishes like lobster with fiddleheads; little gem lettuce, ramps, and bottarga; and a creation that pairs buttermilk, apple, and sunflower seeds for dessert. (Opening by the end of the month.)

17. Verdun Beach

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4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X4, Canada
(514) 370-2391
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This Wellington Street natural wine bar has a wooden terrasse offering up some beachy, boardwalk energy. Its wine list features over 100 options (largely Western European), and its smoked mackerel and roasted chicken with ranch dressing make for impeccable outdoor dining among friends.

18. Palco

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4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G, Canada
(514) 303-1345
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Verdun’s restaurant and bar scene continues to see a resurgence still today thanks to the arrival of characters like Palco back in 2015. With cocktail pitchers to sup up and snacks to try, it’s a terrasse certainly worth considering.

19. Hoogan et Beaufort

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4095 Rue Molson, Montréal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada
(514) 903-1233
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The Technopole Angus in Rosemont, with its parking lots and burgeoning condo developments, may seem an odd choice for terrasse season, but year upon year Hoogan & Beaufort manages to make it special. Chef-owner Marc-Andre Jetté’s always-delicious menu of locally focused fare certainly helps. (Terrasse to open in June.)

20. Labo culinaire

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1201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 1K4, Canada
(514) 844-2033
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Sometimes referred to as the SAT Foodlab, the rooftop here is among the best terrasses Montreal has to offer — and its upper level even grows produce that’s scattered throughout its food and drink. Under new chef Émilie Bégin, the menu keeps its creative edge, featuring tuna tataki with strawberries, lacto-fermented potato bread with mushrooms, and a rhubarb pavlova with honey, sumac, and gin for dessert.

21. Le Sainte-Élisabeth

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1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal
QC H2X 1L4, Canada
(514) 286-4302
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Boisterous watering hole Le Sainte-Élisabeth is a sure-fire spot to lean back with a pint and look up to the towering, vine-coated brick walls that surround you.

22. Poincaré Chinatown

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1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

Platters of fermented veggies, charcuterie, and kimchi make for great warm weather dining at this Chinatown rooftop. Pair it with a craft beer or fresh cocktail, and it could hardly get any better.

23. Grenade

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1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC, H2L 1S5
(514) 525-4251
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With a spacious partly covered, inside-outside approach that few other places in town have managed to replicate, Grenade’s terrasse is a dependable bet. A great place to fill up on pan-Asian fare and summery drinks.

24. Terrasse Nelligan

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106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada
(514) 788-4021
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Resting atop Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal, this iconic Montreal terrasse offers up some formidable views of the city’s main tourist hub, and manages to remain a favourite among locals, too.

25. Terrasse Perché

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153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal
QC H2Y 1E7, Canada
(514) 379-2010
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Never was there a terrasse more suitably named: Perched four storeys above Place Jacques-Cartier, Perché serves up a menu that leans fresh and raw with options like guacamole, peach salad, and salmon tartare, in a space stacked with plant life and beach resort-like furnishings.

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1. Bar Cicchetti

6703 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4J3, Canada

Venetian vibes get transplanted into Mile-Ex’s concrete surrounds at Cicchetti, and the result is a terracotta-hued al fresco dream. Order a Bellini or spritz, a handful of perfect-for-aperitivo-pairing snacks, and soak in the sun — Italian style.

6703 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4J3, Canada

2. Damas

1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1K4, Canada

There is no denying that snagging a table on the terrasse of Montreal’s preeminent Syrian restaurant will be a feat, but when you do, it’ll be a night to remember, with every splendid dish somehow outshining the last.

1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1K4, Canada

3. Taverne Atlantic

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H9, Canada

From the team behind Dominion Square Tavern, this bar boasts a spacious rooftop terrasse, with unexpectedly picturesque views of the surrounding post-industrial decay. In addition to a comprehensive drink offering, they’ve got pizza, hot-dogs, and poutine — all leagues better than your average bar food.

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada

4. Alma

1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont, QC H2V 1P2, Canada

Part of what makes dining outdoors at Alma so special is its setting on a serene Outremont street, complete with towering trees and locals strolling by. Meanwhile, its menu transports diners to the Catalan coast with a lovely collection of natural wines and an unfaltering menu of seafaring plates. Sibling operation Tinc Set, just next door, carries the torch with a terrasse decked with wine barrel tables and similarly immaculate vibes.

1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada

5. Mon Lapin

150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1K9, Canada

This lauded Little Italy wine bar isn’t so little anymore, but it manages to still keep things cozy — both inside and out. Its wooden terrasse dressed with string lights and planters was one of the most sought-after in the city last summer, and that’s unlikely to change this time around.

150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K9, Canada

6. Bar Mamie

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1R8, Canada

Mamie is one of the newer kids on the block, but it quickly solidified its reputation as a neighbourhood hub, with a humming street-side terrasse in the summer that generates queues snaking onto Beaubien Street. Affordable wines, easy snacking, and some very warm service make this a terrasse you’ll keep coming back to.

328 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R8, Canada

7. vinvinvin

1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P9, Canada

A slick list of organic, mostly Nordic wines joins a menu of seasonal bites on this Beaubien Street terrasse, which gets extra points for its stylish set-up — with wooden bar stools and booths built into its structure.

1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P9, Canada

8. La Buvette Chez Simone

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7, Canada

This Parc Avenue wine bar with an enviable 5 à 7 scene bustles well after dark. The same goes for younger sibling Bar à Flot, a couple doors south, where the terrasse manages to be both luminous and low-key, and the drinks are always flowing.

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada

9. Club Social PS

Parc Yamaska entrance, 5090A Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1T1, Canada

Elena’s coveted Cesar salad, “M. Funguy” (wild mushroom and taleggio) pizza, and mafalda pasta can be enjoyed outside, around back, on the cozy Club Social PS terrasse. During the day, it’s also a fine place for locals to grab a hoagie and escape the Notre-Dame strip.

Parc Yamaska entrance, 5090A Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1T1, Canada

10. Terrasse St-Ambroise

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal, QC H4C 2G1, Canada

Located right on the Lachine Canal at the McAuslan Brewery, this spacious terrasse is a great setting for a sunny afternoon in Montreal — complete with the requisite bar food (hot dogs, burgers, nachos, and the like) and a lively atmosphere.

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada

11. Messorem

2233 Rue Pitt, Montréal, QC H4E 4H2, Canada

Make the most of summer days in the Sud-Ouest by planting yourself on Messorem’s sizeable terrasse lined in turquoise picnic tables. Cold brews and comfort food from the pros behind Mitch Deli ensure it’s unlikely to disappoint.

2233 Rue Pitt, Montréal
QC H4E 4H2, Canada

12. Café Santropol

3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2W 1T7, Canada

This Plateau coffee and sandwich mainstay features a rambling, oasis-like backyard ideal for unfussy daytime hangs — and it’s easily the most affordable option on this map.

3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2W 1T7, Canada

13. Réservoir

9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2W 1G7, Canada

Feel the breeze atop this attractive rooftop terrasse overlooking Duluth Street, steps away from the Main. Expertly prepared better-than-pub fare (think chimichurri duck hearts and fish croquettes with a coriander mayo) and house-made beers make this spot a must-try.

9 Av. Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2W 1G7, Canada

14. Maison Boulud

1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada

Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant in Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton hotel is a predicatably luxe affair — and its terrasse is not exception. From weekend brunch to apéro, or a full-size French dinner, it can all be had overlooking a lush garden.

1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H3G 1H6, Canada

15. Le Vin Papillon

2519 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N4, Canada

From iconic smoked carrot éclairs and plates of thinly sliced ham showered in cheddar, to a rotating offering of smart seasonal plates, Le Vin Papillon, from the Joe Beef group, remains one of Montreal’s top places to eat (and drink) in the city. An evening spent on its backyard terrasse will show you why.

2519 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada

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16. Candide

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal, QC H3J 2L6, Canada

Come summer, Chef John Winter Russell’s sleek and seasonal tasting menus can be enjoyed just outside the old Little Burgundy church his restaurant Candide calls home. On offer for the month of May are dishes like lobster with fiddleheads; little gem lettuce, ramps, and bottarga; and a creation that pairs buttermilk, apple, and sunflower seeds for dessert. (Opening by the end of the month.)

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada

17. Verdun Beach

4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X4, Canada

This Wellington Street natural wine bar has a wooden terrasse offering up some beachy, boardwalk energy. Its wine list features over 100 options (largely Western European), and its smoked mackerel and roasted chicken with ranch dressing make for impeccable outdoor dining among friends.

4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X4, Canada

18. Palco

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G, Canada

Verdun’s restaurant and bar scene continues to see a resurgence still today thanks to the arrival of characters like Palco back in 2015. With cocktail pitchers to sup up and snacks to try, it’s a terrasse certainly worth considering.

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G, Canada

19. Hoogan et Beaufort

4095 Rue Molson, Montréal, QC H1Y 3L1, Canada

The Technopole Angus in Rosemont, with its parking lots and burgeoning condo developments, may seem an odd choice for terrasse season, but year upon year Hoogan & Beaufort manages to make it special. Chef-owner Marc-Andre Jetté’s always-delicious menu of locally focused fare certainly helps. (Terrasse to open in June.)

4095 Rue Molson, Montréal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada

20. Labo culinaire

1201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 1K4, Canada

Sometimes referred to as the SAT Foodlab, the rooftop here is among the best terrasses Montreal has to offer — and its upper level even grows produce that’s scattered throughout its food and drink. Under new chef Émilie Bégin, the menu keeps its creative edge, featuring tuna tataki with strawberries, lacto-fermented potato bread with mushrooms, and a rhubarb pavlova with honey, sumac, and gin for dessert.

1201 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2X 1K4, Canada

21. Le Sainte-Élisabeth

1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal, QC H2X 1L4, Canada

Boisterous watering hole Le Sainte-Élisabeth is a sure-fire spot to lean back with a pint and look up to the towering, vine-coated brick walls that surround you.

1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal
QC H2X 1L4, Canada

22. Poincaré Chinatown

1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

Platters of fermented veggies, charcuterie, and kimchi make for great warm weather dining at this Chinatown rooftop. Pair it with a craft beer or fresh cocktail, and it could hardly get any better.

1071 Boul. Saint-Laurent 2e étage, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

23. Grenade

1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC, H2L 1S5

With a spacious partly covered, inside-outside approach that few other places in town have managed to replicate, Grenade’s terrasse is a dependable bet. A great place to fill up on pan-Asian fare and summery drinks.

1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC, H2L 1S5

24. Terrasse Nelligan

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

Resting atop Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal, this iconic Montreal terrasse offers up some formidable views of the city’s main tourist hub, and manages to remain a favourite among locals, too.

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

25. Terrasse Perché

153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal, QC H2Y 1E7, Canada

Never was there a terrasse more suitably named: Perched four storeys above Place Jacques-Cartier, Perché serves up a menu that leans fresh and raw with options like guacamole, peach salad, and salmon tartare, in a space stacked with plant life and beach resort-like furnishings.

153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal
QC H2Y 1E7, Canada

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