8 patios to check out in Old Montreal

May 17 2017, 7:06 pm

Experience life as a European by dining at one of Old Montreal’s picturesque terrasses.

From party central Terrasses Bonsecours to the quieter Garden Nelson, there’s no wrong way to experience patio dining in Montreal’s most historic neighbourhood.

For a little inspiration, check out 8 patios to visit in Old Montreal.

Terrasse William Gray

The recently opened Terrasse William Gray is located on the 8th floor of Hotel William Gray. Boasting panoramic views of the city, and open exclusively during the summer months, you’ll love this upscale and distinguished atmosphere. In addition to killer cocktails, they are known for their seafood-centric menu so be sure to arrive on an empty stomach!
Where: 421 Rue Saint Vincent, 8th floor

Jardin Nelson

Famous for its live jazz performances and prime location in Jacques Cartier Square, Jardin Nelson is a must while in Montreal. While their sangria is delicious, there’s nothing quite like their heated garden patio on a summer night!
Where: 407 Place Jacques-Cartier

Terrasse Nelligan

With the most Instagram-worthy views, this Old Montreal staple takes the cake when it comes to picturesque. Where else can you sip on a mimosa and admire historical buildings and gorgeous skies? Open everyday from 12pm onwards weather permitting.
Where: 106 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal

Terrasse Place d’Armes

Place D’Armes’ scenic rooftop offers breathtaking views of Place d‘Armes Square, Old Montreal, and Downtown. Enjoy yummy food and an amazing cocktail list while gaining a new perspective on our fair city!
Where: 55 rue St-Jacques West

Boris Bistro

The outdoor garden terrasse at Boris Bistro is always bustling. The perfect spot for a 5 a 7, Boris Bistro is a full-service bar offering everything from an extensive wine list to creative cocktails. There are also small bites to nibble on ranging from salmon tartare to lemon cheesecake.
Where: 465 McGill St

Terrasses Bonsecours

Perhaps the most popular terrasse in Old Montreal, Terrasses Bonsecours is a massive complex that sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Old Port. Known for their awesome Grand Prix parties, and of course, their unbeatable sangria, Terrasses Bonsecours is a must!
Where: 364 de la Commune St E


Transport yourself to Italy by dining outdoors at Pizzaiolle. Their quaint terrasse will instantly make you feel more European, while their Neapolitan-style wood fired pizzas are simply unbeatable.
Where: 600 Rue Marguerite d’Youville

Terrasse sur L’Auberge

For a gorgeous view of Montreal’s Old Port, the rooftop terrasse at L’Auberge is perfect. Be sure to plan a visit on one of the International Fireworks Competition nights as you’ll be treated to a prime spot for all of the action.
Where: 97 Rue de la Commune East

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