Bonaparte

4.7
2667 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch : Monday to Friday, 11h30 am to 2h00 pm
Dinner : 7 nights, 5h30 pm to 10h30 pm
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Phone number
(514) 844-4368
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gérard Fort
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Private party facilities
La Verrière, for groups from 15 to 20 persons.
L'Impératrice, for groups from 26 to 40 persons.
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Private party contact
Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Notre-Dame
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Parking details
Three private parking lots nearby
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Public transit
Place D'Armes Metro station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
What 2667 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic!! For an authentic French experience, this is THE restaurant in Montreal. The food, the service, the wine and the ambiance were simply perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. The noise level got a little loud but not over bearing.

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F
Montreal
40 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, superb service, excellent quality and beautifully presented dishes. Our go-to restaurant for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accueil chaleureux, réservation et demandes spéciales respectées, nourriture extraordinaire, très bonne sélection de vins, ambiance décontractée. Une très belle soirée avec amis.

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was beyond compare - friendly, fun and attentive.

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AQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Catherine is the best server ever! Tasting menu with her own wine pairings was spectacular!

Thanks to Frederique (maître d’) was so sweet and attentive.

So grateful for a perfect night!

Merci!!

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LY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday had the lobster stew was the most interesting and delicious surprise I’ve experienced
The others at my table were equally wowed

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very nice food and not to expensive. Recommend you the tasting menu. Service and Ambient was so so.

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RT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food and service was impeccable.

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GI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly and professional service, all in a relaxed and relaxing setting.

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EW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an elegant old city setting. Good value for money and innovative menu.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found our evening at Bonaparte to be a marvelous experience. The food was exquisite and the presentation rivaled anything we have seen here in North America and in Europe. My husband and I both chose the six course tasting menu and enjoyed every dish. This will definitely be our restaurant of choice in Old Montreal!

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e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classy place all around with French and Quebecois dishes. Large rooms with enough space between tables, which is rare in the Old City. We had the lobster bisque, beef tartare, hanger steak, and creme brulee, all very pleasing.

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RY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends had recommended this restaurant for quite some time and I’m so glad I was finally able to enjoy it. The service is impeccable and the food is exquisite. It will definitely be my new go to place in Montreal.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing highly recommend restaurant. Great food. Authentic French cuisine. In a great location.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th time and we plan on coming back! Bonaparte was amazing. We recommend the duck with maple demi-glacé and the seafood linguini. The atmosphere is really nice along with the service. We have always had great waiters, like our last one, Jason.

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PV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a couples date night with another couple. The staff was very welcoming. A fancy place that makes you feel like home. The servers were on point. You never have to ask to get anything. Its as if they know. The food was delicious. The dessert was amazing. Next time I will go back with only my husband and try their soufflées. They looked to die for.

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the tasting menu and exceptional service. Great attention to detail in every dish. Temperature was perfect for every course.

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Bonaparte upon the recommendation of our tour leader. The staff was excellent. Our server was lovely and energetic and provided welcome conversation. The food was very good though both my husband's meal and mine for the entree for over cooked. Regardless it was a very nice experience.

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J
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food & service without the pretensions that accompany many restaurants

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FF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice evening; classy atmosphere in the heart of Old Montreal. Varied and tastyvmenu à la carte

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food with excellent value

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Notre expérience a été formidable. Pour mon mari et moi ce fut une deuxième visite. Nous étions accompagné de mon beau-frère et son épouse, pour eux une première visite. Ils ont beaucoup apprécié l'ambiance ainsi que la nourriture.

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WH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service throughout the entire experience. Very good food. Highly recommended.

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C
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A total “ Five Star” experience!

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W
Montreal
47 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Yannick was really friendly and made us feel very welcomed. I had the lobster bisque and the duck breast. Both were very good. My bus had the mushroom ravioli and roasted pork, which were also very good. We really enjoyed the meal. Well done!

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and our waiter were fantastic. I had the escargot tartlet and the pork loin, both were amazing. Our waiter was spot on and super friendly. Was here for a business dinner and we ended up being the last table in the restaurant. No one tried to rush us out, and I enjoyed every last drop of my wonderful Bordeaux.

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HM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Hi. We all ordered the table d’hote With the beef. The cut was tasty but disappointing. The meat was noticeably tough. As far as the other courses the snail tartlette was my favourite. The other two courses were sort of average and not that tasty.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tout était excellent, sauf l’onglet de bœuf en plat principal qui n’était pas tendre

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CT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in Montreal. Alex, the bartender is outstanding. Really enjoyed the whole experience from cocktails to dessert. You need to reserve well in advance.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice, special celebratory dinner. Greatly enjoyed by our group

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FC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful mean at Bonaparte and will return on our next visit to MontreL.

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SB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food - great for going to the the theatre or for a special occasion. Situated in hotel - characteristic of an era.

Wonderful

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J
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant, love the food and proper table setting, and classic heritage ambiance. Service was very attentive and appreciated.

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l
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Frederick was wonderful and attentive. Only complaints were that salad was too wet with dressing and kir ryal cocktail was $25.00 for half a glass worth! Fine French dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very classy and elegant dining experience. Food was incredible and presentation fabulous.

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MO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Restaurant is beautiful. Best bartender we ever had! Service at the table was mediocre but a very enjoyable evening overall.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We weren’t rushed and had time to enjoy the food, wine and atmosphere.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with this choice of restaurant for our anniversary. The service was incredible...we had an amazing table by the fire. Everything you read about the mushroom ravioli is true... to die for. The tasting menu did not disapoint. A definite must try!!! Thank you!

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MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was unforgettable. We brought my mother here for her 75th birthday and my parent’s had a wonderful time, as did my wife and I.
Food was excellent as was the service!

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