Bonaparte

4.7
2565 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch : Monday to Friday, 11h30 am to 2h00 pm
Dinner : 7 nights, 5h30 pm to 10h30 pm
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Phone number
(514) 844-4368
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Gérard Fort
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Private Party Facilities
La Verrière, for groups from 15 to 20 persons.
L'Impératrice, for groups from 26 to 40 persons.
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Private Party Contact
Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368
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Cross Street
Notre-Dame
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Parking Details
Three private parking lots nearby
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Public Transit
Place D'Armes Metro station
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 2565 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

My wife and I visited the restaurant for the first time in June and decided to return due to the excellent food and service. Nothing had changed since the first visit. Great food, good service. My only issue was that it was my wife’s birthday a few days ago and I had specifically asked for a candle on her desert, which the restaurant often does brilliantly. No candle came, even after I spoke to someone when we arrived. That was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very nice, professionally managed restaurant. We would never have chosen a Saturday evening to dine, but a birthday required.it.. Good food, slow but cheery service, overall good experience. They do a good job, all the details correct, highly recommended on any other night.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Catherine, basically, made our night. Don’t let her get away; she’s a “keeper”!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dining experience! Service was impeccable! Must do the tasting menu!

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w
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch. Service was attentive without pressure. Pork tenderloin & sauce excellent. A reason to dine in Montreal

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

A gem where the service was impeccable. We picked a very booked evening to visit and the atmosphere got a little loud for us. But the French food was great and we enjoyed the Old Town neighborhood.

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DD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at Bonaparte was more than a meal. It was a wonderful experience. The ambience and service was only exceeded by the fabulous menu selections. Highly recommend.

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B
Naples
92 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were exceptionally pleased with the quality of the food. It is traditional French cuisine but prepared very well. It is also a nice quiet restaurant with plenty of room between tables to make conversation easy.

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FR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly one of finest meals we have had. Everything about the place and the food was outstanding

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TM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visit Montréal a couple times a year and always make it a point to dine here. Excellent food and superb service. A special shout out to my waitress Nadia. She was friendly, charming and recommended an amazing bottle of wine to go with my dinner.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Mediocre food. Appointing.

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EM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place! Food and service was outstanding. I’d be a regular if I lived nearby!

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very impressed with Bonaparte service and food. Our server Catherine was one of the best and knowledgeable server we had so far. We would definitely go back and tell our families and friends to go. Your restaurant is a 5 stars restaurants for the looks, taste, wine list, simply the best.

Suzanne, Diane and Theresa

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Délicieux et service impeccable. Ambiance chaleureuse et personnel très courtois et professionnel. Ceci dit je ne suis pas une habituée de grands restaurants gastronomiques donc je ne peux comparer avec d'autres restaurants du genre.

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B
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service from start to finish. Good wine selection including some good Champagne by the glass.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Samuel - our server - was excellent once again - remembered me from my visit in May! Food - simply outstanding.

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N
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

La qualité est excellente. Le prix un peu élevé. Les portions sont trop petites pour de bons appétits.

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DM
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant offered a wonderful combination of well prepared food, good selection and excellent service. Our waiter Matt could not have been more accommodating! Beautiful restaurant in old Montreal!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Probably the best meal of the century!

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DQ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is super good! We took the tastings menu and the portions of everything plate was perfect! The people’s that’s working there’re really friendly and kind! Will definitely go back :)

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant is lovely with excellent service. All of the servers were attentive at all times. The food was delicious, although not the best we had in Montreal. We tried the Nordic Shrimp, which was tasty, but a little heavy on the cilantro. It is also served cold, for those the prefer warm shrimp. I had the beef filet in wine sauce and my wife tried the venison medallions. We were both happy with the main course. You should definitely expect the check to be on the high side. However, for a once in a while dinner, it was well worth it.

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G
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant!! Definitely world class. I’ve travelled many parts of the world and have eaten at many 5 star restaurants and Bonaparte’s is definitely among my top 5.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great place for a special occasion. The service was polite and professional. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. This is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited.

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PB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The server Catherine is a gem. Super friendly and very knowledgeable about wine. Ask her about the Quebec wines! They’re worth a taste.

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F
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are real foodies and thought this restaurant was one of the top 5 we’ve ever been to.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant dining room and attentive service. A bit pricey but wonderful for special occasions. Good food selection and everything was delicious.

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PP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since we were in the neighborhood, showed up two hours earlier than our scheduled seating to see if we could get a table. Nothing was available for 7 PM on OpenTable when we booked. The manager was very gracious and said he did have one table for two available, so off we went. The place started to fill up immediately after we got seated, so I guess OpenTable was right. Anyway, my wife and I both opted for the $84 CAD prix fixe dinner which included three apps, entrée, and dessert. We each had a glass of wine. The apps were house salad, shrimp and scallops, escargot, lobster (hint of ginger) bisque, smoked salmon and foie gras crème brulee. All were excellent in every way. Entrees of dover sole and filet mignon were also excellent as well as the symphony of desserts. Bonaparte is everything you would expect from a fine French restaurant, from ambience and service to wonderful food. Maybe coming from New York City and being used to paying high prices for mediocre dining experiences, we felt Bonaparte was a bargain for the great experience we just had. Hopefully, they won't raise their prices but we will definitely be back.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special night out and Bonaparte met all our expectations. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional! Food flavors melt together. Staff very attentive. Thank you for a wonderful celebration.

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C
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the six course tasting menu. One of the best meals I have had in years.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting Montreal for weekend away, fabulous find!

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IM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal especially as it featured local produce in season. Would recommend for a lovely and quiet evening!

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AL
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Honestly was very disappointed in this tasting menu and wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, as the price you pay doesn't match the quality.

1. Lobster bisque - needed more flavor, and was grainy
2. House made smoked salmon - was really tasty
3. Mushroom ravioli - pretty good, but needed more seasoning in both the pasta and sauce
4. Pear sorbet - nice touch and unique
5. Scallops - the dish that I was looking forward to the most, was over cooked.
6. Cheesecake, chocolate crunch cake, Raspberry
mousse and creme brulee - all very delicious

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m
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been to Bonaparte many times.
It is always outstanding!

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TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our evening at Bonaparte. I would make the 6 hour drive to Quebec for their duck confeit alone. This is an upscale restaurant with a menu that offers a nice variety of choices, as well as a tasting menu. Cocktails are well made and the wine list is extensive. Our waiter, Jason, was wonderful. He was helpful, attentive and very pleasant to talk with. If you are in Quebec and are looking for a special dining experience, I highly recommend an evening at Bonaparte.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thought it might be a little stuffy but the staff was uniformly friendly, efficient and helpful. The food and wine were excellent. I only gave 4 stars for value but really that was MY fault getting carried away and ordering champagne... The creme brûlée foie gras appetizer was as amazing as everyone said...

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MJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The entire evening was memorable, but especially our waitress. As I told her, I spent much of my career in the tourism industry, and I have never experienced a more professional, courteous, accommodating waiter or waitress. She made our evening.

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M
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Proper place for a nice dinner with my wife and I.
First off the bartender made one of the best Cosmos ever. For dinner the mushroom ravioli was perfect, escargot app was fair at best. We had the lobster special and the Dover sole for dinner and both were very good. Excellent service. Worth the money.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary dinner! The bartender, server and others were wonderful!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A must dining experience when visiting Old Montréal

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