Check out Montréal’s lushest garden patios

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

Summer in Montréal is synonymous with outdoor dining. People converge on restaurant patios—or terrasses, as they’re known locally— to wile away the hours as the sun sinks below the skyline and dusk settles over the city. Large or small, street side or hidden from view, patios are always a choice destination on warm evenings. Here’s a roundup of the lushest restaurant patios in Montréal.

Le Vin Papillon

Once a garden, the patio at Le Vin Papillon is now welcoming its first customers since restaurants reopened. With a new summer menu and extensive selection of wines, there are countless good reasons to reacquaint yourself with this wine bar.

Renoir

For lunch, dinner or a mid-day cocktail, the terrasse at the Sofitel Hotel is consistently one of the most appealing in the downtown area. Chef Olivier Perret is known for creating fresh-tasting dishes with local ingredients.

Terrasse St-Ambroise

Located along the Lachine Canal, Terrasse St-Ambroise is the perfect place to savour suds on a sunny afternoon. If you don’t have hours to spare, you can still stop by for a quick drink before continuing your journey down the adjacent bike path.

Hà Restaurant (Mont-Royal Avenue)

If you’re looking for a place that serves Vietnamese cuisine out in the sultry summer air, look no further than Hà Restaurant on Mont-Royal Avenue, just in front of Jeanne-Mance Park. While Mr. Hà’s famous pho soup might make you break a sweat, there’s always the vegetable gazpacho, salmon tartare or delectable shrimp roll.

Boris Bistro

Don't be fooled by the imposing brick facade at Boris Bistro. There’s a seductive interior courtyard hiding right behind it. In addition to offering abundant greenery, this restaurant is one of the only certified gluten-free establishments in Montréal.

Marché des Éclusiers

Equal parts farmer’s market, café, bar, restaurant and fine foods shop, Marché des Éclusiers is a choice destination at any time of day. Patrons love to rest and recharge under the green canopy of its plant-lined terrasse.

Jardin Nelson

Jardin Nelson is a heavenly oasis in the heart of Old Montréal.  Even though it’s located just steps away from bustling place Jacques-Cartier, this restaurant’s patio was designed to make you feel like you’re miles away from the city.

Café Santropol

Step through this quaint café in Plateau-Mont-Royal and discover a whimsical garden patio that is arguably one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Your sandwich and iced coffee will taste twice as good here!

Le Sainte-Élisabeth

It’s hard to believe that one of the lushest restaurant patios in Montréal is right off busy Sainte-Catherine Street in the Quartier latin. You have to see it to believe it. Bring friends, this is a discovery worth sharing!

Palco

The cozy green patio at Palco is a blissfully quiet spot to enjoy drinks with friends. And the unpretentious menu will satisfy even the most discerning palates in your group.

L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Looking for something special? Slide into a seat on the terrasse at L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel and bask in the site’s history and refined elegance. We love Chef Ola Claesson’s roasted cauliflower and seasonal dishes.

Agrikol

When the temperature rises, there’s no better place to cool your heels than the outdoor patio at Agrikol. Haitian grilled pork, fish and jerk chicken are served along with great tunes and glasses of bracing ti punch. Your friends will thank you for bringing them along!

Grenade

The back yard of this “oriental bar” features an inviting patio that will make you glad you stopped by for a drink, a bite or an entire evening! The menu items are ideal for sharing, the cocktails are simply intoxicating, and the staff is incredibly nice.

BENELUX brasserie artisanale

For a stunning garden patio and mouth-watering appetizers, head straight to the Verdun location of BENELUX brasserie artisanale. You’ll agree that it’s worth the trip, especially once you’re served a pint of the featured beer and a selection of tasty bites to nibble on.

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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