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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Romantic (75)
Good for a Date (67)
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Good for Anniversaries (67)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Tasting Menu (47)
Notable Wine List (43)
Cozy (42)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Business Meals (34)
Authentic (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Local Ingredients (20)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoy dining at Bonaparte before attending a Centaur play. The special theatre menu is good quality and value.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal. The waitress was quite knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Her support staff was a bit unenthused, but it would never stop me from returning. The scallops entree was outstanding!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

French Old Town Valentine's Day Wow !!!

Just finished our romantic French old town Valentine's Day tasting menu. Wonderful ambiance. Amazing staff and service from everyone. Food cooked to perfection. My wife and I had the lobster bisque, duck fois gras, seafood medley, veal, swordfish, and a tasters selection of delicious deserts. A special treat for sure, plus a red rose. Wonderful wine list too. We had a French Pinot Grigio. Very very enjoyable. Will be back again for sure. Thank you Bonaparte. Happy Valentine's Day !!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Lovely restaurant, great food and service. Pricey but innovative delicious food and excellent service made it all worthwhile.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant. We arrived a few minutes early for our Saturday night reservation. We were greeted enthusiastically and seated immediately in a small, intimate room. The service was professional. We will return next year to try the tasting menu, but I did not find my Table d'Hote selection to be inspired. It was a good experience overall, but I wanted to love the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! Romantic setting, excellent service, and food was magnifique! Highly recommend the onion soup, filet mignon, and duck. All superbly prepared and delicious. My wife and I loved it - our only regret is that we didn't have enough time to order the tasting menu. We'll be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This wonderful restaurant delivered an exceptional experience and is firing on all cylinders. My snail tartlet Provencale starter and Duck Leg confite main course were prepared with world class perfection. The interior rooms are elegant and cozy. The table service was outstanding, and provided by a highly knowledgeable server-sommelier. She has phenomenal understanding of wine from around the world and how to pair it with each dish. Do not forget to ask for her advice. She is a superstar. And do not miss this incredible Montréal eatery.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was a 1st time at a French restaurant for my wife and i and our 12 yr old daughter. Restaurant is in beautiful Old Montreal. In side place is clean warm and staff is very friendly and speak English which is a huge help. Our server Catherin was incredible. She was helpful courteous and very knowledgable. She recommended us to go with 3 course tasting menu. Great choice food was fantastic and the presentation was spectacular. We live in New Jersey and will definetly be back to Bonaparte again. Thank you so much Catherin for teaching us a little French. Merci

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was excellent they attended to our every need. Fast, polite, friendly and fun. The food was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals without a single complaint. The restaurant go busier as we dined but still they made sure we were not forgotten. The desserts were as amazing as the main course.

Would love to come back some day!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Simply fabulous

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Un buen restaurante situado en el hotel del mismo nombre. Vale la pena.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were visiting Montreal for my husband’s birthday. I wanted to have a proper, fancy French dinner and this did not disappoint. Everything from the food to the service was impeccable.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This bistro is a gem in the heart of Old Montreal. From the moment we walked through the door, we were greeted with a friendly face. We showed up earlier than our reservation, and were accommodated without issue. In fact, we were given a choice of two tables. We opted for the tasting menu--all dishes were fantastic, well plated and quite large portions (to our surprise and happiness).

The servers were lovely and were all too happy to speak to us in English. Every course came out looking like a picture and the food was the perfect temperature. There wine menu is fantastic and there cocktails, delicious!

We will certainly be visiting again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time at Bonaparte. Our experience was great, from start to finish! Welcoming place, great service, amazing food, nice ambiance. We will definitely recommend to our friends and visit again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Beautiful place with amazing food

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaraunt, table d'hote was great value, and the chateauneuf du papes complimented our dinner wonderfully. Bravo Bonaparte!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Kudos to Jason for making it an even more memorable evening! Continued success to all!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have eaten at Bonaparte a fewtimes bow and it never fails to be an amazing evening. The tasting menu is worth it and my favs are the onion soup, escargot, lamb, duck or filet. A wonderful wine list and cocktails and the staff are attentive, charming and knowledgeable. Worth the visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This French restaurant doesn't disappoint. The food, wine list, ambience and service are par excellence.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My friends and I had an excellent time at Bonaparte! I had driven up from NYC to surprise my friend on her engagement day, and rushed in from the cold, asking the host (in a bit of a panic) if the staff could help us with the surprise. They not only followed my directions exactly, they also came up with ideas of their own on how they could hide us - while still giving us an excellent table - all within 10 minutes of the fiancee's arrival. The surprise worked! On top of that, our waiter gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate, decorated our desserts with sparklers to make things extra special, and everyone on staff treated us with kindness and warmth, offering their best wishes to the happy couple. They really went the extra mile to make it a special experience - and the food, wine and ambience were all wonderful. Thank you to the team at Bonaparte for making it such a memorable night for us! We'll be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Really fantastic experience. We went with the tasting menu and it was just superb. If and when I return to Montreal it will be at the top of my list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Première visite pour mon épouse et moi. Excellent service, le vin qui nous a été conseillé était très bon et le repas un délice. Résumé de notre expérience: Wow .

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I visited Bonaparte with close family for my birthday and we had a lovely time. I have a GI condition and a number of dietary intolerances, but I corresponded with management ahead of time and the staff and kitchen were most respectful of my needs and very accommodating. I don't normally eat out, because it can be stressful making such specific requests, but I felt very comfortable at Bonaparte and would definitely visit again. My guests very much enjoyed the tasting menu and the table d'hôte, and I very much enjoyed my modified main! Lovely classic ambiance and romantic location in the Vieux-Port. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

AMAZING DINNER! We had one of the most memorable dinners ever. From the moment we arrived to saying goodnight to our waiter, our expectations were surpassed at every turn. Frédéric was undoubtedly the most attentive, polite, kind, friendly and knowledgeable waiter I've ever experienced. We were so taken by the delicious menu and by Frédéric that we tried to make a reservation for the following night, but unfortunately they were fully booked. We will definitely come back to Bonaparte the next time we visit Old Montreal. This is the perfect place to dine - the dinner menu and the wine selection are truly remarkable. We'd recommend Bonaparte to anyone. An 11 out of 10.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was looking for upscale french cuisine and the food was decent. Nothing memorable, but the service was poor and the server came back only to offer the check.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service and ambience was excellent so I’d come here again for a nice evening out. The food was kind of a hit or miss. Some of the dishes were too bland for our liking (the escargots and lobster bisque) while the chicken was amazing - their white sauce and the cheese paired very well, proportions were just right to give it enough taste without being too rich or cheesy. The hanger steak however was a medium-rare but turned out more on the rare side.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This place is amazing! Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. I had the 6 course meal and loved all six dishes.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We brought guests from the USA to show them a really good authentic Montreal French cuisine. It was very successful, especially the attentive service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service and the attention to guests was exquisite. The food was very good and with good fixed menu options. The place is very soothing, recently renovated and feels luxurious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent restaurant and experience. It is a very romantic setting, with fantastic food and service. Highly recommended.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The menu a prix fixe was exceptional value and quality. Delicious.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Très bon dîné pour Noël en amoureux, une ambiance paraissante classe et huppée mais la serveuse nous met vraiment à l'aise. On a passé un très bon moment alors que nous ne sommes pas du monde riche.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Cena de Navidad en familia, la pasamos muy bien, bonito lugar, agradable y excelente comida. Recomendable .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Menu varié, service attentif, ambiance feutré. Rapport qualité/prix excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Cela fait maintenant quatre fois que nous allons au restaurant Le Bonaparte et la qualité (nourriture, service, gentillesse et décor) est toujours au rendez-vous. Jamais déçu.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waiter was very courteous. We were very satisfied with the service he provided.
The bartender seemed a little conceited.
The dessert looked amazing but tasted okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

What a wonderful dining experience! 3 minute walk on a snowy night from the Hotel Nelligan. Great staff and wonderful French food. You just can't beat Old Montreal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Dinner or drinks at Bonaparte is always a wonderful time, the food is excellent and the extensive wine list offers selections at every price point. The service is amazing, so professional and warm, anticipating your every need with thoughtful suggestions and excellent recommendations. The dining rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable, there is no place cozier on a winter's evening than a table near the fireplace. Looking forward to our next visit to Bonaparte!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My wife and I took our 103 old mother to dinner.
Had table next to fireplace.
Great evening, wonderful food and environmental

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Le restaurant etait parfait, un serveur d'exception. La nourriture etait savoureuse. Une soirée parfaite. Un grand merci.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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