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The winter patio at Leméac.
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9 Restaurants and Bars in Montreal With Winter ‘Terrasses’

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The winter patio at Leméac.
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Come summertime, Montreal is a city of terrasses. And if the pandemic led to one benefit for Montreal restaurants, it’s the increase of outdoor dining options across the city, both during the summer and into the winter. From covered heated patios to more permanent solarium-style options, there’s no reason al-fresco dining has to be reserved solely for the warmer months. Check out the list below for the city’s notable all season terrasses, verandas, and solariums.

In very cold temperatures, some patios on this list may be closed, so it never hurts to call ahead.

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Taverne Atlantic

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The overhead Edison bulbs add charm to the laid back terrasse at this trendy Mile-Ex hangout known for its long list of wines (think red, white, rose, orange, sparkling), beer, cocktails, and mocktails. It may not be open all season long, but they are keeping the heaters running as long as it remains comfortable. 

A reservation at this Outremont destination known for sophisticated Syrian cuisine can be hard to score. Luckily, the patio (which also takes reservatons) is covered and heated, offering more seats to those craving a bite of their traditional mezzes, salads, and grilled fish and meat plates. 

Leméac

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Whether you’re in the mood for pot-au-feu, tartare, or perhaps a glass or two of natural wine, French bistro Leméac has something for everyone. Even better, the winterized terrasse, perched comfortably on the corner of Laurier West and Durocher, makes for a cozy spot to waste away a winter evening.

White bistro tables lined up inside a covered space.
A winter patio at Leméac.
Leméac

Jatoba offers a refined oasis of a winterized terrasse: hanging vines, candlelight, and a glass ceiling await, as well as an extensive menu of sophisticated Asian fusion plates like fried rice with duck confit, star-anise spare ribs, and a variety of inventive dumplings.  

A large covered patio space with open ceilings and platers hanging down.
The pati oat Jatoba.
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Maison Boulud

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Daniel Boulud’s Montreal location at the Ritz-Carlton may have one of the city’s most extravagant terrasses in summertime, with a flowing stream, bridge, and sometimes a string of sweet ducklings (that they keep as pets). In the wintertime, you can still take in these sights, while staying toasty on a winterized veranda.

A patio with a view of snow outside.
The outdoor patio at Maison Boulud.
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Cafe Gentile Westmount

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Westmount locals love this Italian spot for its crostini, sandwiches, pastas, “sexy fries” (dotted with herbs and parmesan), and not-to-be-missed homemade biscotti for dessert. The outdoor seating is casual and with a little less ambience than the inside, but it’s fully covered and equipped with space heaters too.  

Burgundy Lion

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Burgundy Lion’s all-season top floor is less a terrasse and more a “tea garden conservatory”,  but either way, it offers an entirely glass roof with Parisian-style seating and floor-to-ceiling plants. It serves British afternoon tea as well as the traditional English pub eats (like fish and chips and bangers and mash) that Burgundy Lion is known for.

A patio with a lot of greenery on the wall.
Burgundy Lion’s patio.
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Bistro La Franquette

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The menu changes almost weekly at this trendy, yet relaxed spot in Westmount serving seasonal French-leaning cuisine (think dishes like chicken liver mousse, roasted guinea fowl breast, and breads and cheese) alongside a deep wine list. The heated terrace is covered on three sides, creating a cozy vibe even while outside.  bi

The modern, woodsy vibe continues onto the covered terrace at this NDG hangout known for a bustling breakfast and lunch scene. Crowds can continue to enjoy their shakshuka, salads, and sandwiches as the weather gets colder thanks to the space heaters, the renowned coffee, and maybe a cocktail or two.    

Taverne Atlantic

The overhead Edison bulbs add charm to the laid back terrasse at this trendy Mile-Ex hangout known for its long list of wines (think red, white, rose, orange, sparkling), beer, cocktails, and mocktails. It may not be open all season long, but they are keeping the heaters running as long as it remains comfortable. 

Damas

A reservation at this Outremont destination known for sophisticated Syrian cuisine can be hard to score. Luckily, the patio (which also takes reservatons) is covered and heated, offering more seats to those craving a bite of their traditional mezzes, salads, and grilled fish and meat plates. 

Leméac

Whether you’re in the mood for pot-au-feu, tartare, or perhaps a glass or two of natural wine, French bistro Leméac has something for everyone. Even better, the winterized terrasse, perched comfortably on the corner of Laurier West and Durocher, makes for a cozy spot to waste away a winter evening.

White bistro tables lined up inside a covered space.
A winter patio at Leméac.
Leméac

Jatoba

Jatoba offers a refined oasis of a winterized terrasse: hanging vines, candlelight, and a glass ceiling await, as well as an extensive menu of sophisticated Asian fusion plates like fried rice with duck confit, star-anise spare ribs, and a variety of inventive dumplings.  

A large covered patio space with open ceilings and platers hanging down.
The pati oat Jatoba.
Jatoba/Facebook

Maison Boulud

Daniel Boulud’s Montreal location at the Ritz-Carlton may have one of the city’s most extravagant terrasses in summertime, with a flowing stream, bridge, and sometimes a string of sweet ducklings (that they keep as pets). In the wintertime, you can still take in these sights, while staying toasty on a winterized veranda.

A patio with a view of snow outside.
The outdoor patio at Maison Boulud.
Maison Boulud/Facebook

Cafe Gentile Westmount

Westmount locals love this Italian spot for its crostini, sandwiches, pastas, “sexy fries” (dotted with herbs and parmesan), and not-to-be-missed homemade biscotti for dessert. The outdoor seating is casual and with a little less ambience than the inside, but it’s fully covered and equipped with space heaters too.  

Burgundy Lion

Burgundy Lion’s all-season top floor is less a terrasse and more a “tea garden conservatory”,  but either way, it offers an entirely glass roof with Parisian-style seating and floor-to-ceiling plants. It serves British afternoon tea as well as the traditional English pub eats (like fish and chips and bangers and mash) that Burgundy Lion is known for.

A patio with a lot of greenery on the wall.
Burgundy Lion’s patio.
Pub Burgundy Lion/Facebook

Bistro La Franquette

The menu changes almost weekly at this trendy, yet relaxed spot in Westmount serving seasonal French-leaning cuisine (think dishes like chicken liver mousse, roasted guinea fowl breast, and breads and cheese) alongside a deep wine list. The heated terrace is covered on three sides, creating a cozy vibe even while outside.  bi

Pigeon

The modern, woodsy vibe continues onto the covered terrace at this NDG hangout known for a bustling breakfast and lunch scene. Crowds can continue to enjoy their shakshuka, salads, and sandwiches as the weather gets colder thanks to the space heaters, the renowned coffee, and maybe a cocktail or two.    

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