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The Best Restaurant Patios in the Region

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One of the best places to soak in the summer vibes of bars and restaurants in Québec City is on a patio. Shielded by greenery, discreetly veiled or staring onto the St. Lawrence River, some terraces offer more than just a mysterious or charming appeal. Below, you’ll find Québec City’s most beautiful terraces worthy of unforgettable memories.

Cassis Monna & Filles

Sunsets hunters will definitely appreciate the heated terrace of Cassis Monna & Filles in Saint-Pierre-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, with a clear view of the Laurentians mountains and bridge of the island. Below the terrace and next to a fraction of the blackcurrant plants is a welcoming and family-friendly rest area. Cassis Monna & Filles has created an enchanting environment where happiness is harvested from the farm to the table.

1225, chemin Royal
Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans G0A 4E0

La Barberie

The Saint-Roch neighbourhood is home to La Barberie, a pioneer brewing cooperative in Québec, recognized by artisan beer lovers far and wide. With the work of the Urbainsculteurs  -known in town for creating stunning urban garden arrangements- La Barberie is without a doubt the greenest, down-to-earth terrace in Québec City. Bring your lunch and enjoy summer!

310, rue Saint-Roch 
Québec City G1K 6S2

La Cour arrière du Festibière

La Cour arrière du Festibière feels like an oasis in the heart of the Old Port of Québec City. Located along the waterfront of the majestic St. Lawrence River, this pool-like terrace offers the ideal atmosphere to soak up summer vibes. With a wide variety of local beers catered by the organizers of the Festibière, Québec City's popular beer festival, La Cour arrière is the most refreshing terrace in town. Weekend evenings are highly recommended for live music acts.

Behind 84, rue Dalhousie
Québec City G1K 4B2

Le Lapin Sauté

If the title of “Most Beautiful Street’’ in Canada from 2014 does not convince you to visit Le Petit-Champlain, then the Lapin Sauté’s terrace will. It looks so small next to the immensity of the cliff and the park's foliage. If seated close to the rock, you’ll feel cool air escaping from it; a shivering experience. An exceptional environment for a weekend brunch.

52, rue du Petit-Champlain
Québec City G1K 4H4

Le Sacrilège

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Le Sacrilege’s terrace is one of the Faubourg Saint-Jean’s best kept secrets. Caved in part by stonewalls and mature trees, it is completely concealed from the street; one must walk to the end of the bar to discover a near Garden of Eden setting where vintage furniture reveals history and several tests of time. A popular hangout among local artists.

447 rue St-Jean
Québec City G1R 1P3

Panache Mobile, Vignoble de Ste-Pétronille

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The view of the panorama from the Vignoble de Ste-Pétronille is alone worth a visit to l’Île d’Orléans. But it’s their gourmet-style Panache Mobile, parked at the entrance of the vineyard that will sweep you off your taste buds. Facing the impressive Montmorency Falls, the terrace of this terroir food truck offers a sought-after view where food/wine/landscape pairings are at the centre of a pleasure-filled experience.

8705, chemin Royal
Sainte-Pétronille G0A 4C0

Restaurant MNBAQ signé Marie-Chantal Lepage

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The terrace of the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec is set in a surprisingly quiet environment. Next to the greatest masters of Québec art and offering a unique view of the St. Lawrence River, this terrace stares straight into the luxuriant nature of the Plains of Abraham.

Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Québec City G1R 5H3 

Toast!

Québec City’s European appeal leaves no one indifferent. Concealed inside stonewalls dating back to the birth of New France, the terrace of the Toast! restaurant arouses romance. Dressed with soft textiles and decorated with various flowers, this terrace is reminiscent of the most colourful gardens.

17, rue du Sault-au-Matelot
Québec City G1K 3Y7

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About Allison Van Rassel

Journalist, columnist and blogger, Allison is passionate about Québec City’s culinary culture. Curious and aware of the latest culinary trends, Allison makes the region’s foodie culture shine bright.

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