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terrasse in montreal with nice view and good food for next saturday

Chocolat7 Jun 14, 2012 08:28 AM

Please help,. I tried Autre Version no place they have a wedding.

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    Maximilien RE: Chocolat7 Jun 14, 2012 09:08 AM

    Maybe have a look at the "Terrase Place d'Armes" at the Hotel Place d'armes.

    Or maybe at au "5ème Péché" or Leméac or "Chez Lévêque"

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      SnackHappy RE: Maximilien Jun 14, 2012 09:26 AM

      I'm not too certain about Au 5e Péché having a "nice view".

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        Maximilien RE: SnackHappy Jun 14, 2012 09:31 AM

        i know, but if you sit next to the street, you get to watch people; and the food is good.

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        Chocolat7 RE: Maximilien Jun 14, 2012 09:53 AM

        How about the music on Terrace Place d'Armes I've been told the music is very loud ? Yes Leméac would be good. Chez Léveque your are almost on the street. I was looking for something like Il Cortile on Sherbrooke W. where you think you are in Italy not in Montreal. Thank you all for replies.

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        Fintastic RE: Chocolat7 Jun 14, 2012 04:14 PM

        You could try Communion or le Filet. I don't have much experience with the food offered at the former, but the latter is amazing. Unfortunately views, terrasses, and good food seldom co-occur...

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          Lowe Arthorbit RE: Fintastic Jun 15, 2012 03:34 PM

          My favorite type of terrace: hillside terraces with a view to die for, are in short supply in Montreal. So in Montreal this means somewhere up the side of Mont Royal and that means Parc Mont Royal, which has three restaurants.

          You can eat on the plaza or inside or outside of Mont Royal Chalet. The view overlooks downtown Montreal from above and it is (imho) the best view in Montreal. There is some sort of upgraded food inside, but I have not been in since this transition from snack bar food. This location is well suited for a picnic meal. Location: straight up from Peel street. This is not fine dining.

          Also in Parc Mont Royal is the Beaver Lake (lac aux castors) chalet's fancier Le pavillon restaurant which has a terrace which overlooking the lake and green slope of the park - which is a good thing indeed. I haven't heard much about it lately though. Chow discusses it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678759

          My fantasy scenic view terrace is at Rutherford Park above McGill university Also the highest parking lot at St-Joseph's Oratory (with Montreal's best sunset views) would be a restaurant terrace extraordinaire. Both of these would be a great spot for a food truck or something similar to that souper-blanche organized outdoor supper event. (DIY or catered).

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            SnackHappy RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 16, 2012 08:10 AM

            "You can eat on the plaza or inside or outside of Mont Royal Chalet. The view overlooks downtown Montreal from above and it is (imho) the best view in Montreal. There is some sort of upgraded food inside, but I have not been in since this transition from snack bar food."

            Do you have any more info on this? Last time I was there, all they had were vending machines.

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              SnackHappy RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jul 5, 2012 08:14 PM

              I was on the mountain today, so I checked out the chalet. The only food offer there is vending machines. I think you might be confusing the Chalet du Mont-Royal with the Chalet at Parc Lafontaine.

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                catroast RE: SnackHappy Jul 5, 2012 09:29 PM

                maybe this person saw a private event? I've been to fully catered receptions in the chalet. It might appear to be a restaurant to a new-comer.

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                  EaterBob RE: SnackHappy Jul 6, 2012 05:36 AM

                  The restaurant is called Le Pavillion, it is run by the Holder brothers and while the food is not even pedestrian, the setting is spectacular.

                  Typical Menu

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                    SnackHappy RE: EaterBob Jul 6, 2012 06:37 AM

                    That one's at Beaver Lake, not in the Chalet du Mont-Royal. Read Lowe Arthorbit's post again. He makes a distinction between the two.

            2. porker RE: Chocolat7 Jun 15, 2012 03:14 AM

              Hotel Nelligan has a nice rooftop terrace. Not sure how the food is, but it seems to be casual grilled fare.

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                foodie8 RE: porker Jul 25, 2012 07:50 AM

                Food is awful, unfortunately.

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                Arktik RE: Chocolat7 Jun 19, 2012 06:17 PM

                Koko -lovely rooftop terrace..corner St-Laurent/Sherbrooke.

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                  sweettoothMTL RE: Chocolat7 Jun 20, 2012 07:38 AM

                  It's ridiculous how few terrasse there are in Montreal, and how little we take advantage of the nice views we have to offer (River, Mountain).

                  That being said, I liked the Communion rec. The filet also has a good terrasse space, and top notch food. The food at communion, while not the best in town, is pretty good.

                  As for Hotel Place-d'Arme, that place is only good for a drink. yes, music is loud, choice of drinks terrible and food, when they serve it, very limited. But the view is amazing.

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                    Chocolat7 RE: sweettoothMTL Jun 20, 2012 10:38 AM

                    Thank you "SweettoothMTL" I agree with everything you have written and thanks for info regarding Hotel Place-d'Armes.
                    Either good view ordinary food or good food but ordinary view and no terrasse. I think Il Cortile on Sherbrooke St. West replies for the terrasse you dont have the impression of being in Montreal but being in Italy when I went they even had classical music but the bill is $$$

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