Indoor Terraces in Montreal : the most beautiful year-round terraces

Update 3 September 2019   |    Published on 11 July 2019

Indoor Terraces in Montreal : the most beautiful year-round terraces

If you are a Montrealer, the likelihood is that you know the feeling of desperate longing for vitamin D that starts to creep in at the end of the long winter. The obvious cure? Spending all of your free time relaxing on a beautiful terrace the moment the snow melts. Of course.

With the abundance of terraces in Montreal, there is the perfect place for you regardless of whether you are looking to eat delicious food, enjoy festive cocktails, or just spend some quality time with friends.  They come in all shapes and sizes ; sidewalk terraces, rooftop terraces, and hidden backyard terraces.  Today, we are here to talk about the terraces that are enclosed with lots of windows, allowing us to enjoy the conveniences of being indoors as well as the beauty and atmosphere of being outdoors.

There are so many benefits to an indoor terrace. We all know how unpredictable the summer weather is, so it is important to have a few dependable addresses in your back pocket, for the days that are either rainy or far too hot to sit outside. Indoor terraces are also a great way to escape the hot summer smog of the metropolitan core. Finally, the best part of these indoor terraces is that we can enjoy a lot of them all year round! Although they may not give off the same summery vibes during the winter months, they still provide us with a small escape from our indoor hibernations.

The addresses featured on this list are all the places we love to visit to eat tasty dishes, try delicious cocktails, and soak up the beautiful atmosphere. If you are still unconvinced of the perks of indoor terraces, check out our lists of the most beautiful sidewalk terraces, the best rooftop terraces, or our favourite hidden terraces in Montreal.

Bon appétit, and happy summer!

If you feel that an address is missing from this list, please don’t hesitate to write to us at [email protected] We always appreciate hearing our reader’s suggestions!

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Maison Boulud

1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

It felt like Christmas morning for the Montreal foodie community when world famous chef, Daniel Boulud, showed up in this city. Maison Boulud is the restaurant of the Ritz Carleton hotel. The kitchen here is run by chef Riccardo Bertolino, who was appointed by Boulud himself, and has created one of our favourite menus in the city! The combination of Bertolino’s Italian roots and Boulud’s classic french cuisine has resulted in a final product that is unique, expressive, and incredibly delicious. Adjacent to the dining room is the beautiful veranda, where we go to relax in style, elegance, and the warmth of the sunlight.

© Ritz Carlton MTL | Maison Boulud | Alexandre Parent

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1184 Place Phillips

Located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, Jatoba is a stunning seafood restaurant. Lead by head chef Olivier Vigneault, the refreshing seafood based menu is ideal for summer – it also includes dishes like dumplings, salads, and meat entrées, fit for both lunch or dinner. Of course, inside Jatoba is one of Montreal’s most beautiful indoor terraces. The remarkably bright room is adorned with stylish lanterns and enough greenery to make you feel like you’re actually outside. In the heart of downtown, this terrace guarantees a fun and festive experience.

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Ristorante Beatrice

1504 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

Ristorante Beatrice is a magnificent Italian restaurant located directly on Sherbrooke Street West. This wonderful restaurant is especially well known for its delicious and fresh market cuisine. Of course, we cant forget the stunning decor that truly sets this place apart from most other restaurants. Béatrice is home to a beautiful terrace that is perfectly shaded by a roof, which also to helps keep any tedious weather at bay. The abundance of wood and plants help make the space feel very natural, comfortable, and inviting!

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2072 rue Drummond

Located on Drummond Street, in the heart of downtown Montreal, Tangia opened its doors in June 2017. This great Moroccan restaurant offers a super dining experience that is especially well suited to having conversations! Here, you will find a traditional menu the focuses on the classic dishes that are served at weddings and special occasions. where you can enjoy dishes usually served at Moroccan weddings and special occasions. Dishes on the menu include super good salads – one with humus and one with fresh vegetables -, pastillas, which are sweet or savoury rolls stuffed with chicken, onion, almond and cinnamon, and finally, the famous tangia. The terrace at restaurant Tangia is magnificent! It is cosily nestled in the middle of the restaurant, and give off the festive atmosphere of  Morocco, thanks to it’s magnificent bay window and all-white décor!

© Photo Jessica Prudencio

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