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Bonaparte, Montréal, QC

Bonaparte

4.7
4.7
3423 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 29 times today

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

  • 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 3,423 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

    Romance

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal

    Best Ambience

  • Montreal

    Romance

  • Montreal

    French

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  1. BC

    BosChick

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    RickW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    In from out of town.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Cuisine excellente, mais service plutôt long
  4. S

    Sunflower

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Vesty

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  7. PT

    PamelaT

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    ftsmjs

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  9. ML

    MLMM

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  10. e

    elzo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Mike

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  12. YA

    YamirA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    PatB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    ALPS

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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?
  15. W

    Waterfront

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  16. h

    hannabdh

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Mikeinbed

    Montreal

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food , the ravioli appetizer with mushrooms was the best we ever had. The chocolate chip souffle was unique and delicious.
  18. J

    Jeffrey

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Best place we ate during our stay in Montreal! Fantastic!
  19. HL

    HungL

    Montreal

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never fails! We always enjoy our dining experiences here, the hosts are pleasant and attentive, the food is great! The Grand Marnier soufflé is a must for dessert.
  20. AP

    AngieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken was delicious, lobster salad divine and ravioli so light and fabulous!
  21. SS

    SquirrelSudbury

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant in a spectacular location. Always a first rate experience
  22. MP

    MaureenP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the beef bourguignon and my wife had the roast duck breast. What can I say beyond fantastic. Both dishes looked beautiful and tasted even better. We started with lobster bisque - terrific - and ended with cheesecake as good as I get in NYC. Decor is impeccable and our waiter Mathieu was exceptional. It was our 36th anniversary and we could not have made a better choice.
  23. RV

    RussellV

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bonaparte was great. Service was very good. Food was excellent. They did get my appetizer wrong but it was delicious nonetheless. Overall it was a great experience & will return there on our next trip to Montreal
  24. W

    Wonderful

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The staff was very patient and provided great explanations and recommendations. The food was excellent; each dish executed to perfection and there was something effortlessly complex and nuanced about every we had.
  25. C

    Charlie

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner. Great food, beautiful room. Gracious and attentive service. Thank you.
  26. CA

    CesareA

    Qatar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very nice ambiance, we sat in the fireplace room. It was quite noisy, perhapas a couple of table less in the room could be nice
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary. The staff made it very special for us. A lovely evening
  28. KS

    KennethS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the special menu and it was outstanding.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    238 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We did the tasting menu at Bonaparte. Each course was delicious.
  30. MJ

    MJCanon

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was mediocre at very best. Service was good to start, and very pleasant, but dropped off after the room started filling up due to under staffing. If you like a fine dining experience, this is very much not it.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We had expected a fine dining experience and unfortunately the evening fell very short of our expectations. Our party of four arrived for an 8 pm reservation and the service took over 3.25 hours. We were unable to enjoy walking around Montreal on our last evening. The server apologized profusely, however it was very evident that the restaurant was short staffed for the number of guests. It was very embarrassing for me as I had made the reservation and our evening was marred with wondering when our water, drinks, next course was arriving. My friends have indicated they will not be returning to your restaurant.
  32. M

    Mercedes

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have the tasting menu and enjoyed it very much. Service was slow because it was a busy Holiday weekend, and dinner lasted 3 hours but our server was very nice and the dinner very enjoyable. Many classy touches, starting with fresh steamed towels and custom sealed menus, the place is elegant and wont dissapoint. Would definitely recommend.
  33. MT

    MckenzieT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! All around. Food, service, atmosphere. Definitely come here!!!
  34. M

    Marcololo

    Montreal

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything by the book. Very good French cuisine But lack of inspiration? Too noisy
  35. E

    Eeee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good place to have an authentic French dinner!
  36. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Les classiques de la cuisine française tels qu’on les aime. Service professionnel, chaleureux et attentionné, qualité des produits apprêtés dans les règles de l’art culinaire français. Ambiance cosy, conviviale mais tout à la fois intime, dans un décor digne de l’architecture du vieux Montréal. On apprécie les belles nappes blanches, impeccables, l’argenterie et la qualité des couverts. Petite note particulière, les magnifiques menus que l’on pourra conserver en souvenir d’une soirée mémorable, Merci à toute l’équipe.
  37. SB

    SusB

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of eating here 3 years ago and happy to report it was as wonderful as we remembered.
  38. SD

    SeanD

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the tasting menu, everything was perfect and the timing was on par. The wine pairing was spot on too. They have a lot of wait staff are they are very efficient, well run restaurant. This would almost be at a Michelin level restaurant if we had that in Canada. Highly recommended.
  39. ES

    EileenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent and very nicely presented. I had duck breast with a maple syrup and wild berry sauce and my husband had filet mignon. Our server was very nice and friendly but slow. We were originally seated in a type of annex with a glass roof. Felt like a greenhouse so we asked to be moved into the main room with beautiful chandeliers.
  40. SO

    SusanO

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tasting menu with wine pairing made even more pleasurable by the wait staff who was very knowledgeable and personable. The high dining experience on our Montreal trip.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • 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 3423 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 29 times today

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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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