Bonaparte

4.8
2800 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I came here to celebrate our anniversary and our engagement. We did the tasting menu and it was amazing, multi-note, and exciting without being overwhelming. Even though he is a bit picky, he enjoyed all his dishes. The service was amazing and attentive but not overbearing. It was a great experience!

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T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Easter Sunday Dinner. Had the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. Service was perfect. Very friendly, attentive, but not overwhelming. I would definitely recommend.

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RG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff was great, The food excellent and if you are into presentation, it was superb. A reason to visit Montreal again!

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Melbourne / VIC
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre theatre dinner, well looked after, not rushed and perfectly timed. All food choices were good with no disappointments and a nice Pinot noir to drink

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DJ
Pittsburgh
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Bonaparte was excellent. We would definitely return if we get back to Montreal.

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Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, such a great experience of French-Canadian cuisine. The wait staff was very accommodating and lovely. I highly recommend the tasting menu so you can enjoy variety of things. The mushroom ravioli is amazing!

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience from start to finish. We were cordially greeted at the door and escorted to our table. The service was unequaled, the wait staff were always available but never overbearing. The food was deliciously prepared exactly to our request. Definitely on our recommended list.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful . We had a seat in front of the fireplace and everything from the wine we selected to the food was excellent . My husband had the French onion soup and said it was the best he ever had. I had an appetizer of goat cheese and phyllo dough that was amazing . My steak was delicious with a sauce that was lick the plate good . My husband’s salmon was moist and tender. We finished our meals with two soufflés- gran marnier and chocolate - truly amazing meal. I would go back to Montréal just to come back here !

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MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must if you are going to celebrate a special occasion. The service was exceptional and waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive. They didn’t rush you. As for the food, it is probably one of the best meal we’ve had. Three out of four of us ordered the lobster stew. I initially thought it was too small of a portion but when I started eating, I realized that they gave you the whole lobster without the shell. I had to give 1/2 of the lobster tail to my son. We plan to come back in the not so distant future to Montreal.

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KR
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was underwhelming. Filet was overcooked. Long periods between courses. For these prices I would not recommend it.

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BP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. The Tasting Menu was outstanding. Everything was first class! Highly recommended.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonaparte is an exceptional restaurant with great food and service. Starting with a very good Onion Soup with a cheese covered crostini, followed by a perfectly prepared duck breast over a ratatouille. The sauce was perfectly balanced and played very nicely with the vegetables. The Grand Marnier souffle was excellent with perfect consistency and flavors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had an early reservation in a empty restaurant when 2 minutes in to the first course of our meal another patron was seated within an actual arms length away from us in one enormous dining room.. with not a single other person present. It made our meal really impersonal and baffled both of us. It had the feeling that he was now our third wheel in our dining experience. By the time we left there were still many empty tables within the dining room. Food was just ok. The only thing that was above par was the ravioli. Nothing to brag about.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belle endroit

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service, Food and Ambience. Have been going for years and it never disappoints!

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JT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff were all wonderfully charming and attentive. Ambiance was simple and elegant. Food was consistent and absolutely delicious, goat cheese in phyllo absolute must, shrimp and scallops are delicious, filet was perfection, and the Irish coffee was not only a perfect way to end dinner, but also cleverly served. We couldn’t have been happier. Bonaparte Thank You for a memorable birthday

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SJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, an impeccable job by the staff at Bonaparte ... one of my favorite restaurants ANYWHERE! I do not get to Montreal very often, but dinner at Bonaparte is a must-do for me every time. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you are made to feel at home. Extremely courteous & efficient staff. My server this time was Catherine, who is a very charming young lady & added to the overall experience. Very knowledgeable & attentive, she took a general interest in my experience. I'd also like to mention the maître d'hôtel, Martin, who was equally welcoming. The food was, as always, simply fabulous. I enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu, with just enough of a number of items to feel satisfied but not stuffed. I highly recommend Bonaparte for a special meal.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, our Waiter Carsten was outstanding and his recommendations were spot on. I highly recommend the 6 course meal it was well worth the price and you are able to sample many different dishes to get the full experience. Highly recommended this place!!

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London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with high quality food and service, well situated in old town

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JC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was superb.Will definitely be back.

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WC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are always delightfully surprised when we go to this restaurant. It is always pleasant, charming, food good, service good. An all around good restaurant that has been in business a long time but that still continues to be as great now as it was 10 years ago. Well done!

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T
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food at Bonaparte. 2 of us had the Grand Marnier soufflé - few places could do it better. Fabulous!

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R
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for many years when going to the Centaur Theatre.
It is always a very good meal and an enjoyable experience. This last visit was no exception. The service was excellent in all respects and the meal was also very good. We ate from the theatre menu.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the 5 course meal. All of the food was amazing, the filet was a bit bland and under seasoned and the sauce brought no real extra flavor but it was tender and beautifully presented. Our waiter was just okay. It took almost 45 minutes for him to even take our order and we had to wave him down after seeing him walk by multiple times. As the courses went on, other wait staff helped out and they were much better. Overall good experience, I would likely return

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JJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I both had the tasting menu, so we had the opportunity to try many things. Everything was delicious, but the standouts were the mushroom ravioli and rack of lamb, so flavorful and cooked to perfection. My husband saw someone with a soufflé and opted to have the grand marnier soufflé dessert while I had the symphony of desserts that was included in the tasting menu. Both were outstanding.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Amazing!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Serveur attentionné et intéressé! Vaut le prix!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we sat down we were wined and dined by our exceptional server. Our meal was superb. The filet of beef prepared to perfection. What a wonderful evening was had by two New Yorkers!

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GV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice French food and good ambiance. Table d'Hote is good and offers a variety of choices. Pate was nice and the beef was very tender. Chocolate Mousse was not properly set and a bit sweet and watery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, cozy, elegant and great service ! A wonderful experience!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little expensive, (89$ for the menu), but very good. Nice service as well

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine pairings on tasting menu!

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cuisine and drinks. Great service and fine deserts. also with beautiful view outside. ~Definitely worth to come again!

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GI
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious meal, with great service, in a warm and cordial setting. It doesn't get better than that!

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M
Denmark
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to the Bonaparte for years and it never fails to be a delightful experience. There are many great restaurants in Montreal, and plenty of trendy places with amazing food. The Bonaparte, however, provides an all-around wonderful experience, from excellent food this is a place where the waitstaff are professional, the maitre'd is attentive, and the customer is appreciated. (And when you go, don't miss the Lobster Bisque and the Mushroom Ravioli - they're wonderful.)

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Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We both had the tasting menu and each dish was fantastic. Wine list is very complete. Would reccomend to anyone.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and delightful service. highly recommend

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DP
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great French restaurant. The dining rooms were beautiful. The noise level was higher than expected, but I preferred it. The dessert soufflés was my favorite dish. I had the Cavado soufflé. The gin cocktails we tried were both excellent. The waiter picked an excellent French wine for us. There wine menu was large in the French wines and even had a page of other reds. The bread is amazing! Every one was happy with all things ordered

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in Montreal’s old port!

Every visit is a new wonderful experience !!

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