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unlaced Apr 15, 2013 07:23 AM

Hi everyone,

Any suggestions for large terrasses in and around Montreal? I am thinking of those that hold at least 80 people?

On my list so far
Brewery St Ambroise
restaurant L'Ambroisie
SAT Food Lab

Thank you!

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    EaterBob RE: unlaced Apr 15, 2013 10:30 AM

    Saint Sulpice on Saint Denis, Saint Ciboire onSaint Denis, Diablos on Saint Denis.

    Benelux on Sherbrooke, Fino's on Sherbrooke,

    Club Espagnol on Saint Laurent, Vice Versa on Saint Laurent. Le Frappe on Saint Laurent.

    Espace La Fontaine in Parc Lafontaine, El Messon in Lachine, Le Pavillion on Mount Royal, Le Castillion at the Hotel Bonaventure, Cinematheque Quebecoise on de Maisonneuve, Les Accords on Notre Dame, Jardin Nelson on Place Jacques Cartier, Htel Nelligan on Saint Paul, Hotel Place d'Armes on Saint Jacques, Le Sinclair on Saint Sulpice, Club Chasse et Peche on Saint Claude, Lasalle Drive-In on Lasalle Blvd., Le Valois on Ontario.

    And I'm certain with a little bit of research more can be found.

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      unlaced RE: EaterBob Apr 15, 2013 12:14 PM

      EaterBob, this list is fantastic, thank you!

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        EaterBob RE: unlaced Apr 15, 2013 01:45 PM

        My pleasure. But upon re-reading it, I realize I need to learn to type...

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        Shattered RE: EaterBob Apr 15, 2013 08:17 PM

        Pub Ste-Elizabeth. Terrasses Bonsecours (opens May 16th). Vol De Nuit, Barcelos, and the Greek places on Prince-Arthur.

        Club Espagnol has a terrace? Where is it?

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          EaterBob RE: Shattered Apr 16, 2013 06:13 AM

          4388 St Laurent

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            Shattered RE: EaterBob Apr 16, 2013 02:57 PM

            Sorry, I should have been more clear. I know where Club Espagnol is. I meant where in the place? Is it on the roof, tucked around back...? I'd never have guessed they had a terrace looking at it from the outside.

            Thanks.

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              EaterBob RE: Shattered Apr 16, 2013 03:28 PM

              No worries, it's in the back facing Clark.

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          Maximilien RE: EaterBob Apr 17, 2013 05:57 AM

          Club Chasse et Peche will not have its summer terrasse this year ( via twitter)

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            kpaxonite RE: Maximilien Apr 17, 2013 07:03 PM

            Wow thats surprising... just the publicity they must have gotten by having it was likely quite valuable

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              Fintastic RE: kpaxonite Apr 17, 2013 07:30 PM

              The space has been dug up for a while now. I was wondering how they were going to get it back to normal in time for terrassing season...

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          mangoannie RE: unlaced Apr 15, 2013 01:39 PM

          il cortile on sherbrooke west has nice patio in back and lemeac has terrace on side of restaurant. Jardin Panos also has terrace in back.. Apollo has taken over les eclusiers so when la cabane finishes its sugar shack season they will I presume reopen their terrace which is right on the locks across from silos in old montreal

          1. porker RE: unlaced Apr 17, 2013 05:44 PM

            EaterBob sure hit the highlights (I'm still trying to figure out LaSalle Drive-In, though) leaving me clutching at straws...

            Hows about Station des Sports on St. Catherine.
            La Campagnola in LaSalle (about 2km from LaSalle Drive-In) - call ahead, they book solid.
            Barfly on St. Laurent (well, perhaps not exactly a terrace - it was described by a customer as "zen garden gone to shit").
            Portuguese Brasa on Duluth.
            La Gargotte on Place d'Youville has a terrace in the park across the street (perhaps 30 capacity...).
            Magnans on St. Patrick.
            El Meson on St. Joseph in Lachine (nice lighting on the sumacs on a summer night. Squint and you can imagine being in Mexico).
            Irish Embassy on Bishop.
            Various on Crescent.

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              EaterBob RE: porker Apr 17, 2013 06:33 PM

              If you hang out in the parking lot of the Lasalle Drive-In , but on the side near (actually almost on top of) the river and squint slightly (because of the sun) it is a far better terrasse than you can imagine... Just make sure that despite your squinting, you don't fall in the river.

              It also helps immensely if you're eating a Peter's Special and drinking beer out of a king can in a paper bag.

              I'd also agree about the "zen garden gone to shit," and Na Brasa on Duluth. Both are very nice places with their own charms.

              But I'd draw the line at Magnan's parking lot (aka the terrasse) it can't hold a candle to the Lasalle Drive-In or Benelux. I'd suggest the Capri if you really feel the need to eat and/or drink in traffic in Point Saint Charles. The food is better, the beer is cheaper, and the clientele is much more entertaining.

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                porker RE: EaterBob Apr 18, 2013 03:37 AM

                {;-/)
                I listed Magnans simply because it met the criteria (hold at least 80 people), but similar to the places on Crescent (except Ziggy's, but they have no terrace) I try my best to avoid. I understand the appeal to many people, but I'm (and seemingly you) ain't one of them...
                Capri is good, no doubt, but their terrace is what? 4 tables outside? Although I haven't been going to Capris all my life, I do remember it pre-Bourdain. It changed alot since then and to me, not necessarily for the better. I'm afraid its becoming just another gentrified establishment, like bar des Courcelles et al....but thats another thread.

                One of Mrs. Porker's cousins once took Lasalle Drive-In literally and drove into the river. It was either late at night or early in the morning, depending, many years ago. No injuries, but he later said all he remembered was squinting, trying to stay on the road.

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