Bonaparte

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CAN$51 and over
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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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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food . We tried the tasting menu and really love it.
The service is awesome. They know how to take care customers!

f
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonaparte is the perfect restaurant for any special occasion. We had our anniversary dinner there and they took such good care of us from the moment we arrived. The service was excellent and everyone who came to our table congratulated us. We had the tasting menu and found the food to be sublime. The seafood was divine and the lamb was just gorgeous. They made us feel as if they were just waiting for us to make their day. Well, they made our day extra special and we can’t wait to return. Thank you, Bonaparte for such a memorable evening!

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The 6 course dinner was interesting. The wait time before the meat plates was WAY TOO LONG. The host apologized , but the time was too long. The meat plates were delicious, but heavily over shadowed by the long wait.
On another note, as a gay couple, we appreciated being offered a rose as we left. That was a true class act of inclusion!

B
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience from food to service.
Many thanks to Catherine and Matthew!!!!!!!!

ES
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For Valentine's day, we had the 6 course tasting menu. Each was a reasonable sized serving and well prepared. Avoid the small room in the back of you can.

CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service, we truly enjoyed our evening made so enjoyable by pleasant staff.

E
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A good place for business dinners — attentive service, good wine, and fine food.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, elegant yet cozy dining room in the old style with chandeliers and high ceilings. This is offset by modern fireplace and wine display. All personnel were pleasant and helpful and the food was excellent - and that's the opinion of world traveling foodies!

NG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious French food and French wine in a nice ambience

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible. Recommend 10/10

RJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All in all a beautiful experience. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious.

VB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un grand merci à toute l'équipe pour un superbe souper en tête-à-tête romantique. Service impeccable, nous ne nous sommes jamais sentis brusqués pour procéder aux prochains plats. Recommandations excellentes pour alcool comme accompagnement, nourriture délicieuse avec portions généreuses, ambiance tranquille. Fortement recommandé, vous ne le regretterez pas! Nous serons de retour à notre prochaine visite à Montréal.

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I never write reviews, however, this was hands down one of the best restaurant experiences I have had the pleasure of enjoying. On a weekend trip to Montreal from NY, my boyfriend and I decided at the last minute to switch our reservation to this restaurant. Immediately we were greeted with smiles at coat check and promptly sat at our tables. We had the creme brulee fois gras with gingerbread toast which was to die for. I had the venison medallions and my boyfriend has the chicken with sage creme. Both of which were absolutely delicious. We finished with a chocolate and hazelnut mousse which had the perfect amount of sweetness (not too much). Our server went above and beyond for us and was so incredibly personable. He even wrote down markets and museums for us to visit while we were in the city. I beyond highly recommend Bonaparte to anyone, local or visiting, for a wonderful night!

D
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My fiancé and I made reservations to celebrate my birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. We opted for the ala carte menu and tried the warm goat cheese filo dough appetizer. The kitchen was able to split this into two generous portions for us which was very sweet and not expected. It was extremely tasty, but I will say, we both were not expecting the cheese to have such a sharp taste -- still good, just unexpected. When we ordered our mains, our server was so fabulous and recommended a red wine blend for my venison medallions with mushroom ravioli. It paired together so well. The server also recommended that I get my venison rare, which I wasn't too keen on, but she convinced me to get medium rare and I am glad I did. It really did melt in my mouth and was so yummy! The only down side to my meal specifically was by the time I got around to my raviolis, they were cold which was a little unfortunate. As for my fiancé, he ordered an old fashioned and the filet mignon, both of which he said were the best he ever had. The plating was absolutely beautiful, as was the ambience of the entire restaurant. We ended the night with creme brûlée and their chocolate hazelnut cake, which were absolutely wonderful. At the end, they came out with a bite size strawberry-looking cake with a sparkler attached to celebrate my birthday, which was so lovely! I really enjoyed eating here and will absolutely be back the next time we visit Montreal.

MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highist quality of ambiance, quality of food, and delightful service. A extremely complete wine list as well as reasonable priced Tabled’hote. All this in a restaurant like you just stepped off a street in Paris.

JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

"We love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. It was our anniversary, We definitely would return to try more dishes.

KG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci beaucoup, pour une super soirée. Service et nourriture était parfait!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Aniversary
We went with higher expectation.
Food was ok, nothing to stand out.
We have the degustation menu.
Good experience, a little bit expensive

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely restaurant in the old town with outstanding service and excellent food.

AD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this restaurant! Everything : service, food, ambiance!

J
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service from the woman who served us: she greeted me warmly when I arrived late (!) and realized I would need a second Prosecco! She also timed when we were ready for another course. We were out in 1.5 hours - perfect for going next door to the theatre.

LO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dinner with my daughter, good food great service

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was superb (although portions could be a bit bigger), tasty and varied. Service impeccable, right down to the coat check and greeting upon arrival. Spot-on.
If I had to complain about something, it was the fact that, when my wife and I mentioned that we were not going to be having wine that evening, there was a noticeable look of disappointment on the waiter's face. But in the grand scheme of things, hardly worth mentioning.
We will return.

DA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good and prompt service, wonderful location near the fireplace on the winter /stormy night.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have been going to Bonaparte since 1999 after the executive chef of the New England Culinary Institute recommended it to me. It never fails to provide excellent food with the most wonderful ambiance. The service is impeccable.

J
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go-to whenever I am in Montreal. HIghly recommended!

CD
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We regularly go to Bonaparte but this time took some friends from out of town. We were pretty confident we would have a good experience and we did: They loved the whole experience, especially the 6-course tasting menu. It was a very successful evening by all standards.

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tres bon choix a la carte et la table d'hote presente un tre bon rapport qualite-prix. Le service est de grande qualite.

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DG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I found that the soup was exquisite, the chocolate mousse was delicious and my daughter's scallops were good. However, my porc tenderloins were tasteless. I thought that a bit of fine herbs would have enhanced the taste greatly.

ML
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, exceptional taste, ambiance galore.

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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t actually dine here, I made the reservations for my in-laws, who had an excellent meal and loved everything about Bonaparte!

N
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It is always a pleasure to eat at Bonaparte, a lovely place with excellent service, delicious food beautifully presented and a comfortable noise level, rare to find these days in a restaurant.

RS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

At first I was not sure as I had bad experience in the past with tasting menus. Wow was i surprised. We left full and got to try all the signature dishes for one low price. The pest place in Montreal for french Cuisine. It really was amazing with friendly staff. This was the best find on my trip. I would really eat here again. I wish they had a place this nice in New York City!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Le serveur attitré à notre table avait l’air de ne pas être content d’être là.
Le 4 janvier 18.30.
Mais l’accueil à la réception et au service des plats était très cordial.
Un grand merci pour avoir eu la table demandée

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T
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing place! I had the tasting menu (6 course meal) and it was by far the best meal I had in Montreal! The waiters were amazing and the atmosphere was perfect! Thank you for such a great experience!

I
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around delightful evening. Everything was perfect.

LF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Bonaparte is a charming French restaurant in the heart of Montreal. While the service was a bit slow, the food was fabulous!
The ambiance is quintessential French. We loved it!

RG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are NYC foodies so we have visited tons of restaurants from the highest rated to the smallest mom and pop eatery. Everything at Bonaparte was 5 star. Seemed to also be a ‘local’ place which added to the authenticity. Fantastic food and service. It was TOP notch. I didn’t want to write a review because then it might get too crowded with tourists!

JB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner at Bonapart. We both took the Table D'hote and was delicious and great value at $44 per person for a starter, main, dessert and coffee. Service was great and we appreciated the recommendations for food and wine. We had not been there for many years but will return soon for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a wonderful experience. Our meal was delicious and we really enjoyed our server.