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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (132)
Romantic (124)
Good for a Date (112)
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Good for Anniversaries (101)
Tasting Menu (75)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Notable Wine List (65)
Quiet Conversation (62)
Authentic (61)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Cozy (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Business Meals (42)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Local Ingredients (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Scenic View (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·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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