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Bonaparte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantbonaparte.com
  • Email: info@bonaparte.com
  • Phone: (514) 844-4368
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gérard Fort
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Salle privée pour groupe de 15 à 20 personnes et de 50 à 70 personnes Private room for group of 15 to 20 persons and from 50 to 70 persons
  • Private Party Contact: Maryse Leblond (514) 844-3510

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Notre-Dame
  • Public Transit: Station de métro Place d'Armes Place D'Armers Metro station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Trois stationnements privés à proximité Three private parking lot nearby
A word from Bonaparte
Trois salles ravissantes très fleuries et décorées avec goût, dans la sobriété du style Empire qui a marqué l'époque napoléonienne, donnent au restaurant un lustre d'intimité que les convives apprécient toujours. La cuisine du Bonaparte est tout sourire, basée sur la fraîcheur des produits. / Three delightfully decorated halls in the Empire style that dominated the Napoleonic era give the restaurant the intimate character that guests treasure. An exquisite cuisine, prepared with French savoir-faire and showcasing the finest fresh regional products.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "La qualité de la nourriture est toujours excellente. Le menu du temps des sucres n'était pas à la hauteur de ce qui était annoncé. Je le rebaptiserai menu de printemps. Nous n'avons pas trouvé les saveurs annoncées....nous cherchons encore les saveurs d'érable. Le service toujours impécBle. Demander qu'on vous fasse un accord mets-vin. La sommelière connaît bien ses produits."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A great way to prepare for the theater. If you are looking for a pleasant atmosphere, exquisite food, excellent service and courteous staff who have your comfort and palate in mind, The Bonaparte is highly recommended. What a wonderful way to begin your evening out at the Centaur theater."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a small group (8) dinner @ Bonaparte as part of an international conference. The major disappointment was our table was crammed beside another large table and waiters/diners kept bumping each other throughout the evening. This was a major distraction to good food/conversation and effectively spoiled what should have been a great evening. The meal (food) was very good and we all felt super value for money. Had I not had many positive experiences over the years at this restaurant I likely would not return (which I will)."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Lovely setting for a quiet romantic dinner. Very attentive service, 3 courses thoroughly enjoyed by all at the table."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "It has been a few years since we last ate at Bonaparte - what a difference! The food was delicious, creative and satisfying. We were most impressed by the staff who were young, knowledgeable and professional. The four of us who dined together were 'foodies' and world travelled - we all thought this was a great place!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our party of four celebrated my wife's birthday with dinner at the Bonaparte. Everything was purrr-fect. (That's my wife purring)."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I had not been to Bonaparte in a couple of years, but was happy to discover that it was as outstanding as I had remebered. My mushrrom raviloi was perfect, the loster stew with a hint of vanilla (yes..vanilla) was scrumptious, and the souffle with dollops of chocolate was the perfect finish. Won't be waiting as long to return again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Bonaparte in some years. Won't be so long in future. Dinner was outstanding, with flawless service and pleasant ambience. Had a choice of three tables ... opted for the small back room. Very quiet!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant to wine and dine. Food was exceptional. Wine was very good. Service was a little on the slow side as it appeared that the restaurant was short one or two waiters."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my second time at this restaurant and I was impressed again. It's atmosphere is casual yet classy. The staff were excellent, attentive but not intrusively so. The menus offered variety and good value for money. The washroom was immaculate, can't say that about 95% of the restaurants I visit. The service was at a relaxed pace, ideal for a special occasion. The food was very good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My husband and I joined friends in town from South Carolina. We are all "foodies" and wanted to experience a good french fine-dining experience. We definitely found it at Bonaparte. We did the 7 course tasting menu. Everything was very good and beautifully presented. My only note would be, it would have been nice to see a bit more variety in the sides on the main dishes (they were all the same), and the dessert was a bit underwhelming after such a nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful food, smooth and attentive service, perfect pace ...just a lovely place to dine and relax in Old Montreal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Discretely located in Old Montreal, the restaurant provide a range of dining options. We chose the degustation menu which was well priced. The sommelier (also the restaurant manager) suggested a good 2003 French-sourced white Burgundy which turned out to be better than I had expected (but somewhat different from a comparable Australian Chardonnay which can be "overweight" when compared to French wines). Food and course spacing was appropriate and this gave us time to enjoy our meal. We were the last the leave the restaurant after having a great night. Thank you to all at Bonaparte"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My wife and I have been attending plays at Centaur for decades and we almost always eat dinner at Bonaparte beforehand. As soon as you enter the restaurant, one of the waiters always asks if we will be attending the play at Centaur. From then on, they make certain that your meal will be finished with sufficient time to do the short walk to the theatre. Invariably, I choose the items listed in the Table D'Hote, and I had a very delicious carrot soup and a succulent Mahi-Mahi for my main course during our recent visit. The waiter that served us at our last meal was most attentive, knowledgeable about the food selection, and had one of the most beautiful smiles that I have ever seen. She even sent me an email reminder about our reservation!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent food, on par with the best we've had: varied and high quality menu selections. Catherine was the star attraction of the night. She served us, sat us,and took our orders. As busy as she was, Catherine was charming, calm, and knowledgeable. In short, she was a big reason my wife felt it was one of the 2 best restaurant experience in her 54 years. The Dover sole was divine, If you like fish, you've got to try it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wonderful food with lovely presentation; a choice of several menus (ala carte, 3, 5, or 7 courses; ). Service was attentive but not intrusive. Nice ambience with attention to details. Completely enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Quiet, request a table by the window, very good food for a reasonable price"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Excellent food, great service, my wife and i were celebrating our 15y anniversary and did not regret our choice."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Once a year we visit Montreal and always dine at Bonaparte. Thoroughly enjoy the location, service, menu, and historic structure. Every dining experience is excellent. Continues to meet our expectations year after year."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place is really nice but it is without imagination. The food is fine but so boring! This cuisine was popular back in the 80s. Everything from the design of the diningroom to the glassware and cutlery is sooo dull. I am surprised Bonaparte is stil around and they haven't reimagined it as something more contemporary. Great service though. But the food is uninspired."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "It had a nice French feel and my European guest enjoyed the food and the ambience very much"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Once again a HIT! Bonapart is the best in old montreal"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is out of this world. The tasting menu is superb and the wines are excellent."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "On a recent trip to Montreal Bonaparte was recommended by a friend. As we were celebrating my girlfriends 30th birthday I mentioned this in the reservation notes section. When we arrived the maître d'hôtel said she had a special table waiting for us. It was a nice table by the window, cozy with a great view of the street. The food was phenomenal. She recommended a great bottle of wine with our tasting menu. Service was thorough and impeccable. Overall a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Nice location amongst narrow streets of Old Montreal. Cosy dining room and lively bar. Mushroom ravioli appetiser was delicious, the bartender knew how to make a pink lady cocktail and our request for a non-menu item of grand marnier souffle was satisfied with no hesitation. All-in-all a very pleasant evening offering good food, pleasant atmosphere and very good service."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Stayed at the hotel attached to the restaurant and they recommended eating at Bonaparte for New Year's Eve. Thank you to them because the dinner was fabulous! We enjoyed their 8 course special and enjoyed the appitizers to the desserts. We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Celebrating our anniversary on a trip across Canada by train. We are from Scotland and were looking for somewhere a bit more upmarket."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "The entire experience from the food to the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and the next time I'm in Montreal, I will absolutely return. It's expensive but well worth it."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Gourmet French restaurant with high culinary standards. Every item was a hit. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Girlfriend and I went for a romantic dinner. Spent nearly 2.5 hours and it flew by. Amazing food, great window seat overlooking the cobble stone streets. Went with the mid-priced fixed price menu and a few glasses of wine each. Pleanty of perfectly prepared and complimentary food courses and attentive (and honest when it came to advice regarding the various food options) service. Maybe we just hit it on a great night - but 5 stars is about right for our experience!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "It took the waiter 30 minutes to come and take our order. We usually had to ask for each item twice. eg. bread, condiments etc. I asked for decaf coffee and confirmed it when he placed it on the table but at 4am in the morning realized he had not served me decaf. I suspected as much because usually waiters do something to differentiate the coffees and when he placed them on the table, each cup was the same."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I love their ravioli the most! Best I had so far :)"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Have dined at Bonaparte on many occasions spanning 15 years or so and this was not their best performance. The salmon tournedos and chicken main courses were disappointing for my guests, although my roasted duck breast was superb as usual. The creme brulee was very nice. While my individual meal was excellent, the consensus was that Bonaparte emerged as the least favorite of the restaurants chosen during our recent visit, December 18-22, 2013."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our party of 7 had dinner at the Bonaparte on Christmas Eve and everyone loved their meal. The ambiance was perfect and the service was impeccable. They were very accommodating with our 5 year old daughter as well (if your toddler can't sit quietly during a 2hr meal, this isn't the right restaurant for you). It's a dressy place, no tie required but nice clothes are in order. Parking was easy. I highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful time and great memories for years to come. The mushroom raviolis and foie gras creme brûlée were amazing. Good wine selection."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Bonaparte is a classical french restaurant in the heart of Old-Montreal. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. The mushroom ravioli is one of the most exquisite dishes I have ever tasted. A classy restaurant to celebrate your special occasions."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The food was extremely well prepared and presented, each course had flair and style. The sevice was thoughtful. cordial, and thoroughly professional. All in all a delightful dining experience."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "This was our second trip to Bonaparte and it was totally worth it . We were well received and treated exceptionally. The service and the food was very good. Our waitress was super attentive and recommended an excellent wine choice which we ordered three times!! Hope to return soon!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We often dine here when we are going to the nearby Centaur Theatre. They have a special menu for theatre-goers.Items are from the table d'hôte menu but are the ones that are faster to prepare and serve."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I take clients here for lunch regularly. Reasonably priced luncheon menu and wine list. Food is always superb."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Dined on a Wednesday night and most patrons were celebrating early company Christmas dinners. Overall food was fine as I selected the Chef's tasting menu. Tourist area so I got my version of French cuisine which is not as refined as some other better choices. Price was well worth the experience. Would I come back, "yes". But not in a hurry. Winner on great service, but it would be nice to have some female servers. Male servers must have been on shift that night, but all very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 12/3/2013