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Rooftop Terraces : the most beautiful in Montreal

Update 11 July 2019   |    Published on 11 July 2019
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Rooftop Terraces : the most beautiful in Montreal

Oh, summer! The season we wait so long for, only to watch it fly by our eyes once it finally arrives. At Tastet, we do everything we can to make the most of this amazing time of year.

Especially in the realm of restaurants, summer is a busy season. Thanks to the abundance of fresh and high-quality local produce, this time of year allows us to indulge in some of the tastiest, most vibrant and colourful dishes that Montreal has to offer.  And of course, we believe that the best way to enjoy these seasonal dishes is in the outdoors with an amazing view of the city.

Rooftop terraces are few and far between in Montreal, but they are so atmospheric and festive that it is always worth putting in some effort to find a great one. To make this task a little easier for you, we have curated a list of our own favourite rooftop terraces in the city. Enjoying a drink on the rooftop and admiring Montreal from a new perspective is one of the best simple pleasures of the sunny season, as long as we are somewhere where the drinks are good, the service is friendly and the setting is beautiful.

If you are not one for high altitude destinations, we also have lists dedicated to the best street-side terraces, the best hidden patios, and the best indoor terraces in Montreal – got to make the most of the weather while it lasts!

Bon appétit, and have a happy summer!

If you happen to know of any amazing rooftop terraces that you feel deserve a spot on this list, send an email to [email protected] so we can add it. Suggestions from our readers are always very appreciated!

© Photo Alison Slattery — Instagram

1201 Boulevard St-Laurent

On the second floor of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), you will find restaurant Labo Culinare. With a super special terrace that features an incredible view of the city, this address is also on our list of the most beautiful restaurant terraces of Montreal. From the words of Jean-Philippe Tastet himself,  “The terrace is magnificent, overlooking the chaos and, when it comes to immersive experiences, the house’s chefs offer an exceptional performance every single day. There is a new theme each month, and the menus change every two weeks. Balance and creativity at all times.”

© Photo Labo Culinaire

Les Enfants Teribles

209 Rue de la Rotonde, Montréal, QC, Canada

Located at the very top of Place Ville-Marie, the Les Enfants Terribles restaurant welcomes you to one of Montreal’s most beautiful rooftop terraces! Located in the iconic downtown building, 188 metres high, Les Enfants Terribles offers some of the best 360° views of Montreal you can find, highlighting the city’s eclectic style. From up top, you can admire some of Montreal’s best landmarks, like the St. Lawrence River, Mount Royal, Quartier des spectacles, Olympic Park and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. At this height, its easy for us to say that Les Enfants Terribles have grown up well.

© Photo Les Enfants Terribles

Marcus Restaurant + Terrace

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 2V9, Canada

Marcus, the restaurant brought to us by Montreal’s new Four Seasons Hotel, reinvents the concept of a gourmet bistro through a menu that focuses on seafood. Quick snacks or unique seafood dishes – the kitchen adapts to your desires with their flexible menu, all day long. Located on the third floor of the hotel, the setting is absolutely magnificent and offers a breathtaking view of the of Montreal’s downtown core. Created by expert Zébulon Perron (Montreal Plaza, Un Po Di Piu, Ibérica), the grand decor is very elegant, and creates a refined yet comfortable atmosphere for diners to enjoy. Everything from their bar and dining area to their lounge and amazing 300 person terrace is nothing less than impressive.

© Photos Alison Slattery — Instagram

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Le Réservoir

9 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal, QC, Canada

Brasserie Le Réservoir is a brewery and a pub at heart, but their excellent and refined meals have also earned it a spot on our list of bars where we eat the best. The rooftop terrace is very peaceful and ideal for a hot summer day.  A magnificent view of the charming Duluth Street below adds to the character of the whole space, making it even more lovable! On sunny days, there are approximately 30 seats available on the terrace. Come enjoy tasty food, a cold beer and a pleasant view!

© Photos Alison Slattery — Instagram

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