Bonaparte

4.7
3295 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3295 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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JamesM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a venerable old unironic fine dining experience in Old Montreal. It was our second time dining here -- the first time was over 25 years ago!

Two of us enjoyed the tasting menu and the others went a la carte. So we sampled quite a bit on the menu and there were really no misses. The mushroom ravioli (recommended by our excellent server) was a real standout. Fortunately there was bread to mop up the sauce as licking the plate seemed out of place.

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nickgiosia
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Overpriced outdated food. Lacked flavour and overall refinement
Won't be back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My personal favorite is the shrimp and scallop, both were cooked perfectly.

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vipGottfriedP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas vacation

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Sue12
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnifique resto, bonne ambiance, très bon repas et vins. Service impeccable. A refaire!

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mcassagnes
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter had been working there for 8 years and could skillfully recommend meal, cocktail and wine pairings. Overall we had a wonderful experience!

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vipJohnK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing holiday meal — elegant ambiance, attentive service, delightful drinks and and sumptuous dishes from start to finish. A truly memorable meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Even with the limited time due to new restrictions, the waiter made every effort to accommodate us. Do the tasting menu!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food & very kind wait staff
It was really busy so we waited a long while for our cocktails but it was worth the wait
Recommend the beef bourgeon - delish!

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tasting menu was the best! The service was impeccable and not rushed. We were able to enjoy the food, ambiance as well as the others whom had dinner with us! Always a treat!

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JayZ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

It’s overrated. The food is not very impressive maybe because we order the tasting menu. We ordered half bottle of wine and it was the first time I experienced that they wouldn’t let you taste the wine before deciding, especially in a fancy restaurant like this place. Overall everything is so so, never returned again.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mixed two bottles of wine on the same cup (still with wine from the first bottle)
Retrieved dishes, mixed waste on the same dish (at the table)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been going to Bonaparte for over 18 years. Consistently amazing for all that time. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service you get.

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EugeniaL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Service, food was impeccable. A true French style experience!

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JoseeP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chic, haute cuisine & and a classy operation. Highly recommended!

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Perry
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genevieve, Mathieu, and George were all outstanding. Genevieve was absolutely incredible in how she explained every dish, every glass of wine that was being served with the meal and how they blended/complimented each other. She is the absolute best server I have ever come across in both Canada and US. Mathieu was excellent as well. So friendly and accommodating to our request. A real gentleman. George was wonderful in providing us with a beautiful booth that looked out onto St. Xavier Street. The corner was beautiful as it allowed us to view both the internal beauty of the restaurant and the view of outside. Best restaurant experience ever experienced by my spouse and I. Bravo to Bonaparte. You exceeded all of our expectations. You have set a new bar for the restaurant industry.

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vipsb63
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great team over there !!

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vipJeff
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un grand classique: plats, service, aménagement. Tout est parfait.

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DavisD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent French food. Great ambiance. Very traditional.

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Dyonisia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience. Everything was delicious.

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LiamA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food isn’t really refined enough to be charging those prices.

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ToughCanadian
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great decor and ambiance with very good service however pricey for the quality of food served.

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vipSueN
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and outstanding flavours. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
91 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow! Magnifique! Perfection! We had the degustation avec les accords menu. Each item was superb. The wines were expertly paired. This is as good as it gets. Perhaps some art on the walls would be pleasing.

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MaxenceE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome and food was just delicious, impeccable service

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AndyL
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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DCdine
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Bonaparte were exceptional. From the moment we walked in when we were greeted by the Maître D to our fantastic waiter, Mathieu! His knowledge of the food and pairing and his warm personality, kindness and thoughtfulness. This is a must in Montréal. Bravo les amis. Merci pour une soirée inoubliable. D et K

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FranceO
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous étions des clients très réguliers du Bonaparte avant la COVID-19 mais renouez- avec lui a été un pur plaisir à tout points de vue...Extraordinaire! Dès que possible, nous retournerons assurément.

Comme vous savez que nous parlons français, pourquoi envoyez-vous vos courriels en anglais???

Oui, nous le recommanderions en les prévenant du mépris linguistique que Opentable manifeste!

France Ouellette

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Lucas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons adoré notre soirée. Beau décor, belle ambiance, excellente nourriture et excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bonaparte is magical. We had the 5 course meal with wine pairing. Food and wine were equally wonderful. Best smoked salmon I have ever had ( and I’ve had lots of smoked salmon on the past). The wine pairing with the salmon was superb.
The crème brûlée foie gras was excellent and the pear ice wine Domaine des Shamandres was the best foie gras pairing ever - better than Sautern

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Niko
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice restaurant with nice decoration . Very good service and food is pretty good.

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vipMJfromNJ
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I stayed at the Hotel Bonaparte and saved my dinner reservation for my last night there. This turned out to be great because the weather was miserable and it was so nice and warm and cozy and festive in the restaurant. It was tastefully decorated for Christmas and French Christmas music was playing in the background. We ordered the tasting menu and everything was spot-on. Service was excellent. I can't recommend the Bonaparte highly enough.

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vipTrav2dine
Montreal
40 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A place we can always go to and find great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Discretely followed all Covid protocols. Felt safe, but also a normal dining experience. Excellent service and food. Will go again.

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vipfoodaficionad0
Montreal
64 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service & food! Perfect for pur pre-theater meal and their pre-theater menu is we’ll priced & delicious with several choices and 3 services on the theater menu

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GinetteB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant d’hôtel Boutique avec belles salles séparées.
Atmosphère calme pour la conversation entre convives. Éclairage tamisé.
Très bonne cuisine classique. Carte élaborée. Grand Choix de vin.
Quelques prix élevés pour l’assiette.
Excellent service professionnel.
Accueil, Cuisine et Service en salle avec toujours une belle constance. Très apprécié.

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VicVer
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great foie gras and duck confit. Nice atmosphere for a date or formal evening

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vipJamie
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, never a disappointment, every time we come to Montreal this is our go to restaurant

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. The choices of wines really complemented the food. My favourites were the duck foie gras crème brûlée and and the rabbit confit.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious experience! Would highly recommend the tasting menu! The plates offered a delightful visual experience as well. The service here was excellent!

FAQs

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

Bonaparte is rated 4.7 stars by 3295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.