Terrasse William Gray

4.0
103 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
Located on the 8th floor of the William Gray Hotel, Terrasse William Gray is the place to be to soak up the summer season. With a breathtaking view of Place Jacques-Cartier, the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s Ferris wheel, our terrace offers refreshing summer wines, cocktails and beers. Relaxing and laid-back during lunchtime turn into lively evenings as soon as the sun sets. Our terrace is heated for your comfort on cooler evenings and equipped with retractable awnings to protect you from the sun when it gets too hot. Experience Old Montreal beauty and unique atmosphere on our elegant rooftop terrace.
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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view, great ambiance, attentive staff, we will definitely return.

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L
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The view is incredible. The service was pretty good and the servers were very friendly. But the drinks were watered down and expensive for what they were. We came for brunch and there were essentially no vegetarian options except a beet salad. When we asked, they offered to remove the ham from the eggs benedict, so they did try, but that hardly constitutes a selection. It seems the menu changes somewhat seasonally and the view is obviously what you're after anyway. I would consider coming back for latenight drinks but again, that was the most costly and ultimately lacklustre part.

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OF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious eats. Trendy crowd. Amazing views. Highly recommended.

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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was very crowded and noisy.
The service was slow but we didn't mind that. There was no coffee, they said they were making it fresh but it never showed up so they made us americanos (this was for brunch!)
There was not much choice on the menu and nothing for vegetarians/vegans.
Would not go back there.

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RL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Great view and cool decor. Food was just okay but took FOREVER to come (waited 30mins to order and 1hr for the food). Go when you are not that hungry and prepare to wait and just enjoy the view.

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G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

La bouffe n’est pas extraordinaire, mais la vue oui!

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

C’est un endroit vraiment magnifique mais il faisait vraiment chaud. Assez bruyant aussi!

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n
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Endroit superbe, panorama remarquable, service accueillant, souriant et affable. Cuisine excellente et innovante, portions généreuses. Ce ne sera certainement pas la dernière fois.

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice experience the weather was on our side
i am working in a luxurious retail departement and i can tell you your staff was great !
bonne continuation

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A
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Understaffed
Touristy
Expensive
Very chewy beef that my guest could not eat.
Food came out at different times half table then half table 10 mins later.
Water tasted horrible

Much better experience for coffee and desserts at cafe olympico downstairs

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Pas pour la nourriture mais pour la vue et sa situation.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous view!! Definitely a highlight of my trip to Montreal! Friendly service, great food! Highly recommended!

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LR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Generally very good! The food was tasty but it was a little long before being served (there was a mistake in the order). Too much sun, they should have closed the « roof »! The ustensils were boiling hot!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I read reviews prior to going but decided to give it the benefit of the doubt because I often find people complain too easily. Wow. Big mistake. Don’t go here, the nice views are not worth the poor quality and service.
Very, very slow service, took 20-25min to see a waitress, our drinks came at the same time as our meal, our meals came with items missing and/or without consideration for a few requests *nothing crazy... as in salad dressing on the side type of thing* and at different times, was not particularly tasty, and had terrible presentation.
I brought 5 family members from out of town to showcase what Mtl has to offer and I was honestly really embarrassed to have brought them there.... It was actually horrible lol...
Considering the poor service and low quality and presentation of the food, the prices should be at least 7-8$ less than they are per item. Its VERY expensive for what you get, even considering the rooftop vibes.
From one foodie to another who loves her city, please avoid this place.
Xx

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Une très belle vue sur le vieux Montréal, belle ambiance décontractée

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w
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

nice view with the great atmosphere
the quality of the food should be improved and add more options

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p
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was fun and service was perfect. Beautiful view and great food and drinks

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Terrasse avec une vue splendide. Auvent rétractable si le soleil est trop ardent.

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HR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Les entrées sont arrivées en même temps que les assiettes. Le serveur bcp plus intéressé à servir et vider la bouteille de vin que de nous servir à manger nous avions fini la bouteille avant même de voir les assiettes arriver. Ça fait dur vraiment dur. Je ne recommande à personne.

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The hostess was rude and didn't intend to take time to listen to our request. She placed us in the middle next to a crowded and noisy group under the sun telling us that the other tables were taken where there was no one there and no "reserved" signs were placed. I had to ask to the waitresses several times to move us and only after several requests were we accomodated. Our waitress was super nice and advised us well on our food and drinks. Of course the view of Old Mtl on top of a roof is always pleasant. But the quality of the food was mediocre and I didn't feel I got my money's worth. They should up their game a little in terms of quality, given the price we paid. I'd say for drinks with friends, it's a nice place but would definitely not recommend for brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Una vista unifamiliales y espectacular del viejo pierrot en Montréal

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NG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Go there for the view! Now that it's terrace season, Terrasse William Gray is a must visit! It gives you a wonderful view of old port and it's very aesthetic. The food was just okay—got the poached eggs with ham for brunch, but it wasn't out-of-this-world good. Still, I'd recommend going there at least once!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Rooftop with a great view. Make sure to request to sit by the window so you get the best possible view

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thanks a lot for the great seats! Your bartender could sweeten the margarita a little more ;)
Overall, I came for the view and was not disappointed.

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TP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and a wonderful meal. Would recommend for anyone looking for an upscale dining experience with a beautiful view of the city.

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GI
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot with good food, team are amazing. table reservation was as expected

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Votre sondage est moitié en anglais moitié français: inadmissible
La salade était vraiment passée date. Après avoir aviser on a reçu une deuxième salade non fraîche: inadmissible.
Très décevant, une chance que la serveuse était charmante.

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IS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Have been going for the best Old Montreal view for the past two years.
After a stellar opening, that included an excellent lobster roll, and sweet potato fries, last years reinvented menu was a miss.
Happy to report that I sampled great food again-salmon in both forms -excellent!

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LA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Ça dépend du temps.?Le soleil était éblouissant et on aurait été beaucoup plus comfirtabke sinon avait tiré l’auv

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IL
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Was seated without any problem, was waiting for a waitress to take my order forever and i am not even saying about waiting for my check.. Nothing special, nobody came once to check on me because i was alone.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

It is not the first time we dine at the WG. This time we were a little unlucky because the waitress spilt wine on the table and we had to ask another waitress to please clean it because out waitress never came back to clean the mess. We also asked for an ice bucket for the wine since we were in the sun and it was warming up. We had to ask more than once.
One of the waitresses long hair was floating in the air over the dishes with the wind and that is not very professional or hygienic.
The terrace is beautiful and the food is good. I hope that these incidents I'm reporting are an exception and they will never happen again.

Thanks a lot for seeing into it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I’ve been here quite a few times even when it is really busy and the service is usually amazing. But today it was awful. They didn’t take our order for over an hour then brought out our pitcher, appetizer and mains at the same time almost 2 hours later. No one checked in on us once during the meal and left our clearly finished food in front of us for another hour which was annoying. Worst part was I was taking a friend visiting who I hadn’t seen in a long time.

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CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My second visit in as many years. I am a visitor from the U.S.
The Terrasse has wonderful food and great service. I always feel comfortable and appreciated as a guest. The wait staff really pays attention to detail, and it shows.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Especially the service was very good en very friendly. On Sunny days this terrace has a beautiful look over the water.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Nice view but food for brunch was not delicious and couldn’t be corresponded with the place itself .

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

we had mothers day lunch there, unfortunately our meal took longer than the norm, the management offered a complimentary cocktail to excuse the delay in service. I saw it as an opportunity to appreciate the ambiance, view, and the Sunday leisurely and not feel rushed.

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g
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very disorganized.
Plates never arrived together.
Half our table received the wrong plates twice.
The second time, we simply kept them as those who received their plates first had almost finished them.
It appeared to be a bother to ask for coffee.

Disappointed.

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Magnifique vue sur le vieux port! Un des plus belles terrasses de montréal!

Terrasse William Gray
Responded on May 17, 2019

Bonjour Christina, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre expérience ! Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre temps chez nous, ainsi que la vue de notre terrasse! Au grand plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau très bientôt, Emanuelle Turcotte, Coordonnatrice F&B

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Place was closed when I even reserved on here and called they said yes it’s open

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I booked this reservation, but the restaurant is closed until May 9th but your site is accepting the reservation now. Why? I came all the way there.

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