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About Bonaparte

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.

443 rue St-Francois-Xavier
Montréal, QC H2Y 2T1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch : Monday to Friday, 11h30 am to 2h00 pm
Dinner : 7 nights, 5h30 pm to 10h30 pm

Cross Street:
Notre-Dame

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 844-4368

Website:
http://www.restaurantbonaparte.com/

Parking Details:
Three private parking lots nearby

Public Transit:
Place D'Armes Metro station

Executive Chef:
Gérard Fort

Private Party Facilities:
La Verrière, for groups from 15 to 20 persons.
L'Impératrice, for groups from 26 to 40 persons.

Private Party Contact:
Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Bonaparte Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (116)
Special Occasion (116)
Good for a Date (97)
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Good for Anniversaries (95)
Tasting Menu (74)
Fit for Foodies (68)
Notable Wine List (63)
Quiet Conversation (60)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Authentic (56)
Cozy (49)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Business Meals (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Local Ingredients (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Engagement dinner with my fiancé .... excellent service

Tags: Romantic
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting (if you can, ask for a window table) and impeccable service.

I had the smoked salmon starter. Crisp, clean, smoky and nice texture. My date had the game terrine and would have liked the flavour to have been slightly more “gamey”. She had the duck confit for a main and it was sensational. Tender, rich and filling. I had the seafood pasta, which was beautifully prepared and presented. The fish was perfectly cooked and the sauce was tasty but not too rich and creamy.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful meal. The tasting menu was great, portions were much larger than we expected. Soufflé for dessert... need I say more.

Our server Jason was outstanding, offered great suggestions and impeccable service.

We would recommend this restaurant to everyone and will return on our next trip to Montreal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall very good. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent and tolerant for a couple late guests in the party. Quaint location in Old Montreal. Indoor decor matched the neighbourhood the restaurant resides - stylish classic. The only negative was the location of our table which appeared a temp location to accommodate additional patrons - by the bar at the entrance. This made for some tight quarters for those patrons sitting in more permanent locations. For this the excellent points was over shadowed by this negative.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, elegant interior, polite servers, definitely a place to recommend. We came with a baby and found that the booster seat they gave us may be from the times of Napoleon as well (no fixation on the chair).

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were visiting Montreal for my birthday and were excited to try this restaurant because of all the great reviews. It truly lived up to all the great reviews. The staff was attentive and helpful and very friendly. We were seated at a window table. We ordered the mushroom ravioli which was the best we ever had. The rack of lamb and the filet were top notch. But the highlight was the Grand Marnier Souffle for dessert. For a special occasion this is the place to go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food and presentation were outstanding. Fixed price menu attractively priced but filet mignon excellent also. Decor somewhat spartan except for chandeliers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Belle découverte que le Bonaparte. Le service est impeccable, le menu dégustation était à la hauteur des attentes. Je croyais, à tort, une autre adresse « attrape-touristes », mais non!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A lovely evening... good food, great ambiance ... a wonderful introduction to old Montreal!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sevice was superb, as was the food. Shout out to Jason (waiter). Excellent experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Two or three times a year my wife and I make the trip from Ottawa to Le Bonaparte. We are drawn, not only by the restaurant's friendly atmosphere, by the exquisite service but mostly by incomparable food prepared by chefs who understand how tastes should blend while piquing the palate with interesting flavours. Personally, I am drawn to the game terrine which I consider almost addictive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

What an enjoyable evening. The menu was varied ,interesting but not too exotic,well prepared.
The service was efficient and pleasant. It was a remarkable dinner. When I return to Montreal I will return again .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food, we were seated by the window and had a great view of Old Montreal. We both had the tasting menu which was amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bis is an outstanding restaurant in every sense of the definition. The food, service and ambiance were all spot on.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely lovely.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It is a nice, classic restaurant that I have not been to for years. I was surprised that the theatre menu was not different from what I recall. I find the food a tad overpriced compared to other Montreal restaurants. Service, however is impeccable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice for a special occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

BESt Restaurant experience we had in our trip to Montreal.

Lobster was excellent. Wine selection. Service quality was so special and appropriate.

A gem in Montreal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Finding this restaurant made our visit to Montreal - Totally perfect and the tasting menu was just the icing on the cake - thank you so much

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wish I could eat there every day. Had the fixed price lunch menu. Nice variety. Everything was wonderful. Beautifully presented and delicious. The Service was attentive without being smothering. Just a perfect meal. Do not skip dessert or coffee. My new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our honeymoon. We tried the tasting menu and everything was amazing. Beautiful place and great service. Truly made us feel special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome experience, great food and service. We will go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bonaparte offers you an elegant and authentic French dining experience without the pretense. The wait staff are attentive and accommodating, and try not hover or intrude. All of this in addition to tasty and delicious classic French food. My husband and I have eaten there several times, and we always adore our e perience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first time going to Bonaparte’s for dinner and we were very impressed. The service is exceptional, the ambiance is elegant and the food is very good. We had the house specialty Mushroom Ravioli as an appetizer and it was the tastiest part of the dinner. My husband had the roast pork and I had the beef with a peppercorn sauce as the main course, both very good. The plating is beautiful and the plates are served hot which is always a nice touch. Would certainly recommend Bonaparte’s for dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

While the food was respectable, we were not wowed by the experience. We visited
Montreal on vacation and were hoping for a memorable meal at a top of the line restaurant. No complaints but does not stand out as one of our memorable meals. Perhaps the establishment is currently resting on its laurels.

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food3
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food,wonderful service and the atmosphere was perfect!
Nice location:)

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Superbe resto, service exceptionnelle et nourriture fraiche et délicieuse.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our first dinner in Montreal EVER. What acway to start! The service by Frederich(sp?) was superb. I have not had such attentive service sine my First Anniversary dinner at The Savoy in London 26 years ago! The food was excellent. My sea bass will be difficult to beat going forward. Our Chablis was a perfect match and we appreciated the advice of our server!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A great experience for French cuisine lovers. The best service and a very classy ambiance for any special occasion. 5 starts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Tous les mets du menu 4 services étaient absolument délicieux ! Présentation des plats, saveur et fraîcheur étaient au rendez-vous. La soirée a débuté par un accueil des plus chaleureux et s'est enchaînée par un service hors du commun ! Nous avons passé une bien agréable soirée et recommandons grandement Bonaparte à tous ceux et celles qui recherchent l'excellence en gastronomie !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed excellent, very pleasant service. The food was very good - we were there on restaurant week and had the prix fixe menu. My lamb was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Bonaparte used to be my favorite French restaurant , however, the most recent visit with the Visitez Montreal spécial menu , i was very disappointed with the quality of the food. We ordered duck breast and seafood pasta as the main dishes, you can’t choose how the duck cook, they only serve with medium, it seemed it had been prepared early in advance because of the busy special menu. The pasta was too soft and the quality of the seafood were so bad. I believed that because of the busy special menu they have to prepare stuffs early in advance and use cheaper quality ingredients. Very disappointed, it ruined its reputations

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have dined many times over the years when I’m in town. This was a mediocre meal compared to what I’ve had in the past. It was the winterlishious menu(Toronto lingo). Maybe just an off night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great as always, have not ever been dissapointed! The food is excellent, the service is great, the decor is elegant and nice, not loud.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were visiting Montreal from Chicago and very excited to try French food there. We were really disappointed overall. We didn't get to order a drink for 25 minutes, and didn't get a drink until we had been there for 45 minutes. We ordered the tasting menu. The salad was really good, the lobster bisque was very average. My girlfriend ordered the lamb and found the of the meat to be inedible. My fillet was very under-cooked and under-seasoned. The apple souffle and old fashioned's were delightful. Overall, we didn't get what we were looking for, for that kind of money.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great meal..... we love this place. Excellent food and service in Old Montreal.
Thanks for a great night!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beau restaurant, bel accueil et bon service. Le repas était bon mais pas exceptionnel, présentation correcte.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Avons été pour la première fois dans ce resto dans le cadre de Montréal à table. Excellent service et plat de première qualité. Stationnement tous près.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Une découverte à Montréal. Réellement à essayer.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved everything about our experience at Bonaparte’s. The food, service, and ambiance totally lived up to our expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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