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Bonaparte, Montréal, QC

Bonaparte

4.7
4.7
3449 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Traditional French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 844-4368

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kamal Abdul

  • Private party facilities

    La Verrière, private room for a maximum capacity of 20 people

  • Private party contact

    Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross street

    Saint-Paul and Notre-Dame

  • Parking details

    Three private parking lots nearby

  • Public transit

    Place D'Armes Metro station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

What 3,449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Romantic

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal

    Best Ambiance

  • Montreal

    Romantic

  • Montreal

    French

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  1. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bonaparte when we visited Montreal with kids. And it was truly an Unforgettable culinary experience, including great service and ambiance. We’ll definitely be back to this restaurant. Highly recommend!
  2. JG

    JeanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service mais augmentation des prix. Embiance agréable niveau sonore acceptable.Aucun menu du jour différent du menu principal qui est toujours le même.
  3. C

    Calgarygirl49

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual. There is nothing that needs to be improved.
  4. CA

    CAROLINAA

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went there with my family to celebrate my birthday. The service from Frédéric and Pascale was beyond excellent they wished me happy birthday and made me feel very special. They took the time to explain each item on the tasting menu and each wine pairing. The plates where visually pleasing some was missing a bit of salt n pepper, but overall the food was very good.enjoyed my experience there.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most memorable restaurant in Montreal
  6. DA

    DaveArnold

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the same waiter as I did in January of 2020. You know a waiter is excellent when you instantly remember him 2.5 years later
  7. MA

    MAWL

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bonaparte was a very nice night out. It felt a little stuffy at first and our table was in a bit of a tight spot very close to another, though a couple that came in after us was offered a choice of two tables. Ultimately it wasn’t a terrible spot. One ordered à la carte and one of us ordered the tasting/wine pairing menu. A number of the dishes on the tasting menu needed salt - the lobster bisque and the lamb main course were a bit bland. The roasted duck breast main course was delicious. Desserts were all wonderful. Wine and cocktails were all very good. A fun splurge meal overall.
  8. b

    bafoodie713

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! Great wine list! Priced well for the quality!
  9. TW

    TerryW

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, chef has a deft touch with sauces. Menu was French with some surprises. Service was unobtrusive and attentive. Slightly surly host, but waitstaff was exceptional. Wonderful meal and experience overall!
  10. V

    Vien

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonaparte is located in a beautiful hotel, excellent food & service. Tasting menu was worth the value for $124 pp.
  11. d

    dinerdd

    Kansas City

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely place to eat a fine dinner. Pauline was our server and just delightful. We had the tasting menu earlier in the week so had ala carte this time. Mushroom ravioli is stupendous. Lobster bisque was good, not the best we’ve had. We will return!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I felt special the moment we walked in the door. It was my birthday and it was immediately acknowledged. We were quickly seated at a beautiful window booth which felt like the best seat in the house! Our server was excellent and friendly. The presentation of the food was beautiful! I had the tasting menu and highly recommended it! Perfect sized portions. The meal was one of the best that I’ve had in a long time! Delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Food was good but not excellent. Will likely not visit again.
  14. BD

    BillD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George at the front desk was personable and wonderful. And Pauline, our server, was FANTASTIC...adding to the wonderful classic French food and ambience!
  15. M

    Molare

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The degustation menu was a great value. Excellent choices, delicious and just the right portion. Very attentive service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I took my fiancé there for his birthday dinner and we ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings as sort of a foodie adventure. The wax sealed menus are a nice touch. The goat cheese tapenade was probably my favorite course, and the pear tarragon sorbet was a nice palate cleanser before our filet mignon. Unfortunately he found cartilage and bones in his rabbit turnover, but otherwise we tried several new things, most of which were tasty. Next time we would likely just get a bottle of wine we like rather than the pairings, some paired better than others and some just were not our style (as happens with a tasting menu pairing). Our server was tied up at other tables most of the night, but Jean Michel was really wonderful!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience with top notch staff and food. We will keep coming back
  18. MP

    MaximeP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Rien d'exceptionnel pour le prix. Tout est correct sans plus. Aucun élément incitant à revenir ou méritant mention
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, really high quality ingredients with sophisticated flavours. Food took bit long to get, had to wait for a while, otherwise service was great!
  20. d

    dinerdd

    Kansas City

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the world. The tasting menu is sublime. Matthew was our incredible waiter, so sweet and so personable. Maitre’d George is just the loveliest person, we first met him in 2015 when we ate at the restaurant. We will return! Highly recommend!!!
  21. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love this restaurant. Food is delicious and the service is outstanding. It is pricey though.
  22. AS

    AlexS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food and a nice atmosphere.
  23. d

    dunham

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasurable high end dining experience, service was excellent
  24. FF

    FoodFan

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We waited over 2 years to return to dine at Bonaparte during our visit to Montreal, and as usual it did not disappoint. We did not encounter any of the service problems stated in other reviews, and this was on a night that a group took up several of the tables. Our service was well paced, with never a long wait between courses. The food was excellent, consistent as always over the 20 odd years we have been dining there. I started with the lobster salad, tender morsels of lobster with a salad lightly dressed with a hint of maple. My daughter had the mushroom ravioli as usual. We both had the duck breast cooked to perfection with a rich, but not heavy sauce, again with the flavor of maple, and an assortment of local vegetables. Nothing was left on either plate. We finished our meal with a light, fluffy chocolate chip souffle, with melted bits of chocolate. It was a wonderful meal at a restaurant that is well worth the visit while in Montreal.
  25. BC

    BosChick

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous and perfect dinner for our anniversary! Incredible service.
  26. RW

    RickW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    In from out of town.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Cuisine excellente, mais service plutôt long
  28. S

    Sunflower

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner experience in Old Montreal with our granddaughters while on vacation! Attention to detail in a non- obtrusive way was excellent! Food was beautifully prepared and served! Excellent evening!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best meal we have ever had. Recommend the 6 course tasting menu paired with wine. Exceptional!
  30. V

    Vesty

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dégustations outside of Paris that I have had. The place was beautiful, the staff were professional and friendly, and the food was outstanding. We were there for three hours, and time flew by even for our 11 year-old. It’s also in a very cool location in Old Montreal. Highly recommend.
  31. PT

    PamelaT

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this place. The food was incredible. (Try the beef borguignon.) the drinks. The wine. All of it.
  32. f

    ftsmjs

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great evening. We were seated right away. We started with the Lobster Bisque with ginger, so delicious. Catch of the day was Rainbow Trout, excellent.
  33. ML

    MLMM

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! The elegance of the restaurant coupled with friendly, attentive service made this a wonderful experience! 5 star experience and food! It is pricey but well worth it!
  34. e

    elzo

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tasting menu is not worthy. Nothing is impressive.
  35. M

    Mike

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tout est wow. Aucun point négatif. Très bon service et très bon plats. À retourner sans hésitAtions. Un des meilleurs à Montréal et au Québec 10 sur 10
  36. YA

    YamirA

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Le temps entre chaque service pour le menu dégustation est un peu long.
  37. PB

    PatB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, delicious food. A special Evening
  38. AL

    ALPS

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This is a tough one because my experience was better than my partner’s! …well, except that my French 75 was unbalanced, with far too much lemon. My appetizer of terrine was beautifully presented and delicious. The special of trout was a poem, with a wonderful citrus sauce. My boyfriend was less enthused however; he claimed the lamb chops were too soft, as though over marinated. He asked for a glass of wine twice and later, while eating dessert, the waiter asked him if he still wanted the wine! Apropos of dessert; the key lime pie was unlike any I’ve ever had and not in a good way. What do you get for ordering key lime pie in Canada?
  39. W

    Waterfront

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Liked some of the food on the tasting/pairing menu but overall was not impressed with food, service or the wines that were offered. Big big lulls in between plates, lobster bisque was very bland and had to ask for salt and pepper, which I had not thought would be required. One of the tastings we had to send back (vanilla shrimp and scallops as vanilla overpowered the dish) and got nothing to replace it. White wines offered were not great and some had to be sent back. Servings were very small. Some new dishes came to table and dirty dishes had not been removed. Would not partake in a tasting/pairing there again.
  40. h

    hannabdh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, great presentation and taste. Over the top.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bonaparte using the Order Online button. Bonaparte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 844-4368.

Bonaparte is rated 4.7 stars by 3449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bonaparte

443 rue St-Francois-Xavier, Montréal, QC H2Y 2T1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Saint-Paul and Notre-Dame

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Traditional French

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Three private parking lots nearby

  • Public transit

    Place D'Armes Metro station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kamal Abdul

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (514) 844-4368

  • Private party facilities

    La Verrière, private room for a maximum capacity of 20 people

  • Private party contact

    Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368

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