An excerpt from

Montreal's Best Terrasses Dining
by Joanna Fox


The Mile End district is not an area known for its abundance
of terrasses, partly due to the small restaurant spaces available,
and the predominently residential streets. Although there are
plenty of places to sit out and drink coffee, eating a good meal
outside is its own challenge. A newer restaurant in the area,
Voro, the Latin word for “consume”, combines French, Italian,
Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisines to form an eclectic menu
made up of tapas (for a lighter meal), salads and main courses
at very reasonable prices. Located in a spacious modern loft
on the corner of Fairmont and Jeanne-Mance, Voro has a large
outdoor seating area that wraps around the corner of the building
and is great for people-watching in this young, hip part of
town. With a very reasonable wine list, and open for weekend
brunch and daily lunch and dinner, this is a recommended outdoor
dining option. Some of the menu highlights are the lamb
phyllo tapas served with yoghurt dipping sauce or the stuffed
calamari with chorizo and rice. Try the braised beef sandwich
for a satis-fying lunch, or for dinner the chicken and preserved
lemon tagine. With a team of young talented people behind
this new restaurant, and a great terrasse to enjoy the summer
heat, this is sure to be a very popular neighborhood spot.


275 Fairmont ouest

Metro/Bus: Laurier then bus 51; or bus 80
Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 8am-11pm; Thurs.-Sat.: 8am-1am; Sun.: 8am-5pm
Cards: V, MC
Wheelchair access: yes
Average main: $15