5 downtown terraces to visit on your next cheat day

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Montreal centre-ville

Cheat Day - Terrasse
  • © A close up photo of a delicious hamburger and fries served on a tray.

It’s all about balance : enjoying a Sunday with no commitments after a hectic week, allowing yourself to sleep-in late in order to regain all of the lost hours. And because the theory applies in all directions, what better way to balance out a week full of lean meals than to indulge in a not-so-healthy-meal… outside?

Enjoy a high-calorie lunch under the sun on your next cheat day: here are 5 downtown terraces that offer a decadent culinary experience, each in their own way.


Not your ordinary fast food: Campo specializes in 100% natural, grain-fed Portuguese chicken. Served quickly, but always with lots of love, this small restaurant which is part of the Ferreira group, offers plenty of gourmet dishes, which can be enjoyed on their warm and friendly terrace. Whole chickens, poutines, chicken nuggets, natas… this is the perfect stop to indulge yourself, without remorse.

1108 Maisonneuve W boul.



A real Montreal cheat day treat! Nothing beats a smoked meat plate from the famous Dunn’s : one of the first places that served smoked meat in town. To make the whole thing even more decadent: order it minced… on poutine. Enjoy your meal on their brand new terrace, what a treat!

1249 Metcalfe Street

Dirty Dogs

Dirty Dogs

With a slogan like “Dirty All Day”, Dirty Dogs gourmet bar and canteen’s mission is clear: to take traditional gourmet dishes to a whole new level in order to satisfy the craziest cravings. For lunch or dinner, head to their large terrace at the corner of Crescent Street to order a big poutine with macaroni and cheese or a luxury hot dog with their famous homemade sausage. Several vegan options are also available.

2010 Crescent Street

Nyk’s Bistro Pub

Impossible to talk about cheat days without mentioning Nyk’s classic burgers and fish & chips. Whether it’s for a quick lunch, happy hour with friends or dinner before your show in Quartier des spectacles, this bistro pub is the ideal place to indulge yourself. While you’re at it, why not order an ice-cold beer from one of their 14 local and foreign draughts? Cheers!

1250 Bleury Street


Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna

Enoteca Monza

Simple and authentic: Enoteca Monza‘s wood-fired oven pizzas are a must in downtown Montreal. With recipes shared from generation to generation, the Italian pizzeria aims to introduce their customers to the dishes of their Nonna (grandmother in Italian). Try it for yourself on their large, airy terrace located on McGill College.

 1251 McGill College

With the support of Ville-Marie borough