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Bonaparte, Montréal, QC

Bonaparte

4.9
4.9
4378 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 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Traditional French
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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 4,378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Best Service

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for fine wines

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal

    Best Service

  • Montreal

    Great for fine wines

  • Montreal

    Romantic

  • Montreal

    French

4,378 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tasting menu and wine pairing. Great value for quality of food and service.

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  2. Barry

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Bonaparte it our favorite French restaurant in Montreal. The food is always perfect and the service superb. I highly recommend them.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience overall. Will return. Will recommend to anyone. Recommending the six course tasting menu.

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  4. Barb

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food. Enjoyed this restaurant very much,

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  5. kathyw

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food in a beautiful setting. Everything I look for in a dinner out.

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  6. StephanieS

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Upscale, celebration spot. Excellent service from Matthieu, tasting menu was fabulous! Highly recommend!

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  7. Swinva2002

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience. Knowledge of wine pairings excellent as well

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  8. Arty

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service located in a beautiful and historic building. Cannot make enough positive statements regarding our dinning experience! If you’re looking for an impressive place to bring your client, partner, date, etc., look no further; this is the place!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiters and waitresses were professional without making my wife and I feel silly for not knowing certain silverware. They had good suggestions.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire dining experience at Bonaparte was exceptional! Outstanding and thoughtful service, delicious food presented beautifully and a warm, cultured atmosphere!! Highly recommend Bonaparte!!

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  11. luv2eat

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a beautiful dinner with friends at this intimate French restaurant. They offered a wide variety of courses including a vegan option which was much appreciated by my vegan friend. The wine list was extensive and our server was very helpful in choosing the perfect pairing for our meal. This was my second visit and I would definitely go back again.

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  12. foodie

    Columbus

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le fois gras de canard etait super! Tout les plats sont bien presente et delicieux. Le martini espresso etait marveilleux.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bonapart is an excellent French restaurant in Old Montreal. The food, service and ambiance are impeccable. I dined alone and was given an amazing table with a wonderful view of the street path ahead. I highly recommend this restaurant - it was absolutely lovely!!

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  14. Spirale

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! We loved everything : wonderful food, attention to details, excellent service, beautiful decor. 💯!!

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  15. michaelf

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trully a wonderful experience. Food and service were amazing.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster bisque appetizer was a bit disappointing, too thick without any trace of lobster even though we are in lobster season. Rack of lamb was good. The veal chop average. The service was excellent. They didn’t charge for the bisque when they heard my feedback. The restaurant remains a safe bet. It has a very pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.

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  17. JohnD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time eating at the bar. Amazing food and an excellent bartender / service. Highly recommend.

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  18. TintinMalfoy

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! The food, atmosphere and especially the staff make this an amazing restaurant that I've been coming to for about 8 years.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crème brûlée fois gras dish was one of the best things I have ever tasted!!! OMG! Unbelievable.

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  20. Lind3

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Un divin souper Accord mets /vins très bon Seul bémol, les vins apportés ne nous sont pas présentés à la bouteille J’aime voir ce que je boit J’aime qu’on nous serve les verres devant nous ! Peut être la prochaine fois ???

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  21. michelc

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good the service very friendly and somewhat efficient they all try very hard and they are all very friendly and helpful. A special note to the Maître D who is always around to make sure everything is working out well the atmosphere is great and we loved it 9/10 Michel Cote

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience every time. I have been a customer for over 15 years. Bonaparte is my go to place for business dinners, events and personal dinners. The outstanding, consistent quality of food is complimented by the extraordinary staff. Each one represents the restaurant as though they own it. I have traveled the world, experienced the highest level restaurants, Bonaparte remains my favorite restaurant.

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  23. wb620

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding. The menu offered so many options, we decided to return for another night (even with all of the great dining spots in Old Montreal).

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  24. JacquesV

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Je fréquente ce restaurant depuis 35 ans. La qualité et la saveur des assiettes demeurent de haut niveau. Que dire du service, discret et impeccable. Une des meilleures table de cuisine française à Montréal!

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  25. Underwhelming

    Greater Boston

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! The staff was so friendly and welcoming. We both had the duck breast which was beautifully plated with an assortment of perfectly cooked vegetables. It had a nice sauce which was light and sweet without being too much. We decided to splurge for dessert and order a grand matinee soufflé which was amazingly light and delicious. The restaurant filled up while we were there but the noise level was still low. We read that this was rated one of the best restaurants in Montreal and this meal confirmed that accolade.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We took the tasting from the menu, though a bit on pricey side, it was so worth it. If you are entertaining business clients, or out on that special date it is a ideal selection. The 6 courses were small in size but excellent in presentation and taste. The service from the staff was top notch from the moment you walk in. The atmosphere is that of old town Montreal in a quiet personable setting. The tables are small as is the overall space. It keeps things intimate, you won't be short of space. There is a a complimentary coat check if needed. They offered to take my coat as I walked in. I highly recommend this restaurant for an exquisite night out.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Malheureusement, ce n'est plus ce que c'était! Une entrée de saumon fumée quelconque. Un jarret d'agneau tout sec et impossible à détacher de l'os même après avoir demandé un couteau à steak. (Un jarret bien cuit devrait se défaire à la fourchette.) Finalement, après deux bouchées (bcp trop salées), j'ai pour la première fois de ma vie, retourné une assiette en cuisine. C'était immangeable! J'ai finalement mangé un tartare de boeuf...correct. Pour le dessert nous avons pris la crème brûlée...complètement ratée. Une texture entre le flan et l'omelette. C'est désespérant pour un restaurant de cuisine française. Je ne l'ai pas mentionné au serveur qui débarrassé nos assiettes, mais quand il reste le neuf dixième de ton assiette c'est assez révélateur. Pour plus de 200$ pour deux (avec seulement un verre de vin au total) c'est frustrant. Je tiens à dire qu'il y a quelques années (preCovid) j'y avais vécu une de mes plus belles expériences gastronomiques, mais là, ils ne sont plus du tout au même niveau. Grosse grosse déception.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional. Mushroom ravioli should not be missed as an appetizer.

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  29. JudithN

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Bonaparte and I have already recommended it to my daughter. The maitre'd was very welcoming and gave us a history of the building when asked. The server was excellent. She checked in numerous times (but not too much) to make sure we had everything we needed and that everything was good. And the food was not only delicious but the presentation was beautiful. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend this restaurant to all my firends.

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  30. JCAV

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we visit Montreal, this is our "go to" place. The service, the friendliness of the entire staff and the food are always top notch with lovely presentations. Signature cocktails is a must try! We have been dining at Bonaparte for well over 10 years.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Une cuisine de très haut niveau, un service impeccable. Vaut le voyage !

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  32. Simon

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance were terrific and Frederic was a fantastic host!

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  33. DelawareGirl

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a truly authentic French dining experience, Bonaparte in old Montréal is a must. My hubby took me here for my birthday and it did not disappoint. From the moment we crossed the threshold, the warm and genuine greeting made us feel right at home. The restaurant gave us a cozy, romantic table in the window. Our waiter Frederic was exceptional. I mean truly a cut above. He treats you as if you are a guest in his home. His recommendations were spot on. For drinks, I had a kir royale and my husband had a Pinot Noir. I started with the smoked salmon and my husband had the goat cheese tapenade. I ordered the confit duck, and my husband had the fillet au poivre (cooked perfectly). For dessert, I ordered the profiterole (which came with a surprise birthday sparkler) and my husband had the napoleon. Every bite of our meal was absolute perfection. Even the bread basket was delicious. Every detail was thoughtful and perfectly executed to make our evening relaxing and enjoyable. We also appreciate that they never rush their patrons - you are their guest, and they treat you as such. First class in every way. This was not just a restaurant- this was an experience. Thank you to Bonaparte for making my birthday one that I will always remember.

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  34. KathleenK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Resturant in Montrel. Service and food is incredible.

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  35. JeffH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfect and the staff treated us like royalty! It was our 40th anniversary and they made it our very best! Our hats off to our waiter and our maître d’ absolutely amazing

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  36. MrTSrBowler

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was first class; excellent service; delicious, rich, decadent food; rustic yet chic; noise level minimal so you can talk with your fellow finer; attention to detail. Perfect way to end our final night in Montreal.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!!! From George to the bartender to the chef! And the food was out of this world!!! Highly recommend…

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  38. JMComtois

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant up to the many excellent reviews. Service is exemplary … not hovering over you yet always attentive to your meal’s progress and your specific needs (water, wine top-up, etc.). The quality of the food is exceptional and the atmosphere in the restaurant is one of happiness … people are happy with their food, with people sitting at their table, with the service, the ambiance … a quiet and friendly place to gather.

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  39. DanC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an outstanding meal and evening at Bonaparte. The ambience is fantastic. My wife commented that it felt like we were back in France. From the host greeting us warmly to the the attentive service all night, we felt special. The food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. We started with the lobster bisque. Then, my wife had the lobster stew flavored with vanilla and Muscat wine. I had the chicken breast prepared with melted brie and sage. Both meals were exquisite. The chicken melted in your mouth, perfectly prepared. The pairing with brie cheese was simple but outstanding. We topped off the night with a Grande Maniere Souffle that was out of this world. Just a fantastic experience

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  40. Mimi

    Jacksonville

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 3rd visit over the last 20 + years and this restaurant is as amazing as my first visit in 2002. The food, service and ambiance are all exceptional I can’t recommend this place enough

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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 4.9 stars by 4378 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 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bonaparte

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

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Saint-Paul and Notre-Dame
  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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