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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

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Romantic (88)
Good for a Date (81)
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Good for Anniversaries (78)
Tasting Menu (64)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Notable Wine List (51)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Cozy (47)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Business Meals (43)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Authentic (41)
Worth the Drive (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Local Ingredients (25)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Beautiful place with amazing food

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 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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·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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·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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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·Dined on January 4, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 29, 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 29, 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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·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 28, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 23, 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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·Dined on December 18, 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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very pleasant fine dining meal. The wait staff was impeccable and the waiter in particular, was very attentive to our needs. He offered samplings of wine by the glass and even replaced a nice glass of wine for me that I unfortunately spilled, promptly moving us to an adjacent table, with no fuss whatsoever. The food was delicious and the ambiance was fantastic. What you would expect from a fine French restaurant. Merci!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I’ve been here several times, never disappoints. Very good ambience and hearty food. Service very good and speak English no problem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic meal! The service was impecabile. The ambiance wonderful. The staff knew how to stage a meal, allowing us to enjoy our cocktails before the meal was served. I recommend starting with the vanilla shrimp and it doesn't really matter which emtre u order, they are all great! The wine list is varied, we had an amazing French red from Languedoc. Enjoy!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service was exceptional. The food delicious. The staff was very nice. We loved the entire dinning experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good place for dinner

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious with outstanding service. We have never been disappointed!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fine dining, attentive service, lovely room. Extensive menu, Great tasting food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Engagement dinner with my fiancé .... excellent service

Tags: Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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