Montréal’s hidden terrasses

These terrasses may be tucked away, but they are worth the detour. Here are our top picks for the city’s prettiest hidden patios, neighbourhood by neighbourhood.

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Downtown

Jatoba

Open year-long, the inner garden of Jatoba is a wonder. Boho-chic, elegant and lush with greenery, it’s one of the most beautiful terrasses to enjoy gourmet Japanese cuisine in the city.

 

Escondite

We love the upbeat yet off-the-beaten-path terrasse of Mexican restaurant Escondite. Go to this little pop of colour in downtown Montréal to sip cocktails at leisure.

The Village

Agrikol

A Village staple and need-to-know Haitian restaurant and cocktail bar. With a terrasse strung with pretty lights, generous cocktails and an ambiance that rocks, it’s a little piece of paradise!

 

Grenade

This Asian bar and terrasse is one of the Village’s best-kept secrets. Open until 3 a.m., it features a luxurious patio that guarantees fun, like when the FullMoon Party theme nights get swinging.

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Quartier des spectacles

Labo culinaire - Foodlab 

One of our favourite high-perched hangouts. Its spacious and inviting terrasse is a go-to for sharing a refreshing pitcher of white sangria.

Want more rooftop terrasses? Read our guide to Montréal's marvelous patios.

Griffintown

Le Richmond

With its industrial-chic loft feel, the indoor terrasse of the Richmond is the ultimate place to savour upscale Italian cuisine.

Little Burgundy

Le Vin Papillon

Another must, where vegetables grow and organic and natural wines flow. The restaurant’s secluded terrasse in the back is Little Burgundy’s hottest ticket.

Plateau-Mont-Royal

Plan B 

Plans for a relaxing evening are rock solid with this bar, just off the busy sidewalks of Mont-Royal Avenue. Its lush little terrasse in the back offers a cool little hideaway to sit and sip a cocktail.

 

Casa Del Popolo 

Tucked away in a back courtyard, this little patio offers patrons a breath of fresh air in between the indie music sets hosted by the house.

Little Italy

Vices & Versa

Pull up a seat under the leafy canopy of this upbeat and always-hopping Little Italy microbrewery.

Outremont

Boxermans

A winsome Outremont wine bar, Boxermans has a very lovely and calm back patio. Your go-to for an authentic local experience.

 

Les Fillettes

Dash away to France during cocktail hour on the terrasse of this very Parisian-y bistro. Tuesdays feature excellent oysters for $1 – pair them with a glass of dry white, and we bet you’ll be back for more!  

Mile Ex

Alexandraplatz

This one is practically undercover, it’s so inconspicuous. Concealed among the industrial décor of Mile Ex, this trendy terrasse, which rocks a very biergarten vibe, attracts the cream of the crop of nearby businesses.

 

Manitoba

Located in an old cabinetmaking shop, this unique restaurant is one of the pillars of new Québec cuisine. Its terrasse, a sort of boho-industrial garden/garage, is ideal for sampling unique dishes from the menu, accompanied by a glass of private imported natural or organic wine.

 

Thirsty for more? Read our guide to 12 of Montréal’s prettiest green patios.

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard, blogger

Laure is a writer, community manager and the founder of the blog Une Parisienne à Montréal. She’s also an epicurean globetrotter who’s always on the hunt for innovative concepts and must-try restaurants. In 2016, she co-founded Slow Journeys, a webzine that focuses on ecotourism and design.

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