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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (114)
Special Occasion (113)
Good for a Date (96)
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Good for Anniversaries (92)
Tasting Menu (72)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Notable Wine List (61)
Quiet Conversation (58)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Authentic (54)
Cozy (47)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Business Meals (38)
Worth the Drive (36)
Local Ingredients (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (5)
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)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Classy ambience, delicious food, attentive staff, excellent wine. Dining at Bonaparte was a great experience and with restaurant week happening, we got a great prix fixe deal. The mushroom raviolis are a must try. The portions are generous and tasty. Wonderful experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious. The mushroom ravioli and the vanilla shrimp scallop dish is simply amazing!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ambiance: old (no offense, average age 60+)
Food was good, service was good but wine suggestions were quite bad. Not worth the price, but we went during Montréal à Table so the menu at 41$ was fair.
Would not go back.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

une de mes meilleures experiences culinaires. tout était parfait de A à Z. La bouffe est excellente et le service incroyable. je reviendrai definitivement.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lovely service, excellent food! We had the four course tasting menu, which had a good selection of options. Nice wine list as well. Overall it was an excellent choice for our impromptu date night in Montreal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Quoiqu'il y avait plusieurs places disponibles tout au long de notre présence nous avons été installés dans une partie restreinte et à l'arrière du resto plutôt que dans la grande salle vitrée. Sinon, le service était très bien ainsi que le repas.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This restaurant excels in ambiance, service, and cuisine. Wine list is replete with French wines at reasonable price. Service is impeccable. The bar boasts craft cocktails and knowledgeable bartenders. The ambiance and environs remind me of Paris. The cuisine is creatively designed variations of traditional dishes. The staff is Anglophone friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious food, upscale atmosphere, attentive servers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent meal and great service

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant, great food, excellent service and good ambiance. Really nice place to do.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved this place! Best dinner I had out in 10 years! Food was amazing, even the salad was excellent (and this from a salad agnostic). Loved the Duck and my wife loved her lamb. Recommend it to anyone. Don't miss it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant accueillant, un décor riche, une cuisine raffinée et un service poli. À recommander vivement.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

If you want the best meal in Montreal - come here for a night. Strap in for a 3 hour bonanza of great service and fantastic food. Make sure you get the tasting menu - it is worth the money!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing dining, fantastic ambience, exceptional service.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The restaurant was very nice. Our waiter, Marc, was attentive and helpful but not intrusive. The food was very good, especially the Mushroom Ravioli with Sage sauce! The amount of each service was more than expected. No one left hungry. The only item not up to par was the dessert for 3 of our group. The cheesecake lacked taste and was " spongy" in texture. One of our group took the Lime Tart dessert and was quite happy with it. All in all, a very pleasant experience and we all agreed we would all return. However, I would suggest the cheesecake recipe be improved/ changed for a more delicious ending to a very good meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We eat here often and are never disappointed; the food is delicious and the service is ,friendly without being intrusive. We send our friends and acquaintices and they always thank us afterwards.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic food. It was beyond perfection. Service was amazing. Always prompt. Never had to ask for anything- staff was at your beck and call.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The experience was just PERFECT and the staff made us feel right at home. Attentive, accommodating and friendly!


This is a gem in Old Montreal. A must!

And the Martini was perfect

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent fare and service made for a perfect anniversary date

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for dinner in our last night in Montreal. The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal. I would highly recommend that if your in Montreal you eat here. You will not be disappointed!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I had a lovely dinner with some of the most delicious authentic French Canadian food. We would absolutely highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good place. Tasteful food . Excellent location

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service4
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Katherine was very Friendly and helpful! We didn’t know a word of French and she helped us with every step!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was delicious and cooked to order. The wait staff are very attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Uninspired and mediocre food that’s overpriced. Fortunately have good service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place. Beautiful building, courteous,attentive staff. 5 of us arrived at 6:15 without reservations. Told them we needed to be out in time for show at Centaur nextdoor. Had delicious, 3 course meal served beautifully and made it out in time. Loved this place so much, we returned on the following night to enjoy an additional, leisurely glass of wine with our 3 course dinner. Our waiter recognized us and commented,with a smile, "my girls are back". We 70 year old women were certainly not offended to be called "girls!" Loved this place...

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Bonaparte! We love tasting menus and theirs was a selection of fine French food. Each dish had a small twist to update, for instance the foi gras was puréed with a creme brûlée topping. It was wonderful. The wine selection was good and the waiter was helpful with suggestions. Next time we visit Montreal we will go back to Bonaparte. We highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

C'était une occasion toute spéciale, avec des amis qui visitaient Montréal pour la première fois, et le Bonaparte était à la hauteur de nos attentes. Merci.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent dining experience and I would definitely recommend it to other diners who enjoy French cuisine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was an exceptional restaurant, that I can't recommend highly enough! A perfect evening in a beautiful part of old town started with our outstanding server Janik (hopefully spelled correctly) he was what every sever should aspire to be! Our group of six all ordered from the tasting menu with different selections in each category, only $65 for five generous courses! Everyone was oohing and ahhing as they tasted their food. The mushroom raviolis were everyone's favorite, just perfection! Great wine list too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nous avons adoré l'expérience au restaurant Bonaparte. Nous sommes allés pour fêter le premier anniversaire de notre mariage est je crois que nous n'avons pas pu choisir du mieux que cela. Nous avons eu une table près de la fenêtre, très intime et réservé. L'endroit où le restaurant est placé est magnifique. Les serveurs et la personne que nous ont accueilli ont été très attentionnés et gentils. Le menu table d'hôte était délicieux (l'agneau spécialement). Le vin que le serveur nous a conseillé était vraiment bon. Pour le dessert ils ont eu le détail de mettre des chandelles avec des petits feux d'artifice et ils nous ont souhaité félicitations pour l'anniversaire. Franchement je recommande ce restaurant pour l'amabilité de tout le personnel, la qualité des repas, la bonne ambiance intime et au même temps très chaleureuse. Idéal pour les occasions spéciales et pour se faire gâter, vous même mais aussi vos papilles gustatives. 🎈❤️Nous allons retourner sûrement!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bonaparte is an excellent French restaurant located near the Centaur Theatre in old Montreal. The atmosphere is quiet and formal without being ornate; the food is excellent in its presentation, preparation, and unique flavour combinations. Paying $60 to $80 CAD per person (plus drinks, tax, and tip) is well worth the expense.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The tasting menu was a safe option so we all opted for it. And it was really good. Enjoyed the meal, most of the dishes were outstanding with a couple that were average.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a wonderful evening, delicious food and excellent service. Our group had the tasting menu and the table d’hote.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I enjoyed tasting menu, food is delicious (small portions, just right), service is good, pricey but worth it if you want a special meal

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, slow service. In fairness I think the gentleman had 7 or 8 tables. Very classy and regal decoration.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I dined here with my daughter. The food was very good but not exceptional. It is a little stuffy.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outrageously, outrageous! This place was over the top when it comes to what it delivers. Tasting menu was very creative. The chef gets 10 stars for his foie gras creme brulee with diced apples. Wine list was excellent and waiter found a great bottle within our price range. We highly recommend this place. Ask for a table by the window.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Impeccable service, multiple menu options including tasting menu and table d hute.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and is very romantic. However, I expected more from all the hype and the cost of the food. To be honest, the food was nothing spectacular. The service was good, albeit somewhat snooty. However, the server did bring us a little dessert with a sparkler for our anniversary. There was a very large party at the back of the room we were in, so it was somewhat noisy.

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