Ville-Marie is a central borough downtown Montreal named after Fort Ville-Marie. This was the French settlement that would later become Old Montreal. At Place Ville-Marie is today one of the tallest buildings in town. At the 44th floor is an open terrace where, at summer, there are a number of events throughout the day (from yoga lessons to romantic dinners). For obvious reasons, the terrace is closed throughout Winter. However, they open it for one night at St. Valentine’s.
We couldn’t get to go that night, but we did book a dinner at “Les Enfants Terribles“, a panoramic restaurant on the same floor. From Place Bonaventure metro, you will find the elevators that bring up to the observatory, at the very top of the building. The elevator goes up very quickly and that’s quite of a thrill.
Once up, and past the doors of the restaurant, the first striking thing you’ll see is the dazzling 360-degree view over the city.
However, the view is not the only reason to have dinner here: food is good and the service is quick and attentive. They have a fairly good choice for healthy food, from delicious fruit mocktails to vegan plates. Whatever your preference is, they will try to accommodate you. Definitely recommended!