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Bonaparte, Montréal, QC

Bonaparte

4.7
4.7
3502 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 37 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 3,502 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

    Notable Wine List

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Romance

  • Montreal / Quebec

    French

  • Montreal

    Best Ambience

  • Montreal

    Notable Wine List

  • Montreal

    Romance

  • Montreal

    Special Occasion

  • Montreal

    French

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  1. D

    Duff

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was fine at Bonaparte. Unfortunately, our tastes found that while the sauces were excellent in their own right, they overpowered both the lobster and the tenderloin so that it was impossible to appreciate their natural flavours.
  2. JE

    JeffreyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience. Recommend the menu degustation!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Our server (younger guy, Jean?) was absolutely awesome, extremely attentive and friendly… then he left for the night and we felt ignored. The back-servers took over our table as soon as the main course arrived. No one even checked how our entrees were, lamb shank was cold and tough on a scalding hot plate. The atmosphere is pretty nice, no music just classic fine dining. Maitre d’ was nice, bus staff/food runners do a great job. We had the rabbit and beef tartar apps as well but honestly none of the food really blew us away, however the presentation was gorgeous.
  4. R

    Rosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the “degustation” with the wine pairing. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was great. Very informative, friendly and warm.
  5. JF

    JayFromCTandMTL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bonaparte is one of the true delights of Montreal! Martin, George, and the rest of the staff are consummate hosts - and the food is wonderful, too. Don’t miss the mushroom raviolis, the duck breast, the lobster bisque…. YUM! You will be very well cared for.
  6. s

    sylviap

    Österreich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nous y avons mangé il y a plusieurs années et voulions absolument retourner. La deuxième expérience a été encore meilleure que la première.
  7. g

    gymman40

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a truly wonderful dining experience; everything was perfect, from the welcome to the service and the food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I dined here alone while on my visit to Montréal. Overall the service was great, not too bothersome, but professional and vice people. The food was terrific, however I prefer a more flavorful pallet. I enjoyed how each plate was decorated. I would recommend.
  9. PL

    PeterL

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful seat in a booth at the front window. The wait staff was attentive to our needs. I ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairing. The wine was spectacular and really worked with each course of our dinner. The food had a very nice presentation but the food itself left me underwhelmed. The Lobster bisque had a strong smell of fish and seemed bland and watery. The duck foie gras was interesting and well thought out. The Filet steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection. The sauce served with the steak was noticeably peppered. Nothing we ordered was exceptional. My wife loved the mushroom ravioli.
  10. PR

    PeggyR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Great location. The food was very good as was the presentation. We were glad we chose Bonaparte.
  11. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonaparte remains our favorite restaurant in Montreal. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. Our server Frederic was great and very knowledgeable in describing the wines paired with each course. We have always asked for the window seating and they accommodated us again. A special place for those special moments.
  12. AN

    AndreaN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our first night in Montreal and were not disappointed! We did the tasting menu which was really nicely curated, delicious, and the portions were incredibly generous. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was really cozy. Request the booth that is inset by the window!! Thank you Bonaparte for a special anniversary dinner!
  13. D

    Dianne

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonaparte is an amazing restaurant. We did go all out with the tasting menu and husband got the wine pairings. Expensive but we were celebrating a big birthday. The waiters (who work as a team), the ambiance, and of course the food just perfect. Everything we had for each course was presented well and tasted exquisite. Highly recommend
  14. SK

    SamanthaK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very average food for the price. Wouldn’t go back
  15. MB

    MarilynB

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Lamb tough. Salad was boring. Supposed to be goat cheese but was Parmesan. Stew bland and again undercooked. An unappealing disappointing food experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant experience ever. Dined there during our weekend visit to Montreal on our first night. We went somewhere else on night 2 but after having 1 bite of our meals we decided to pay up and head back over to Bonaparte again.. it was THAT amazing. The ravioli is a must try and the service is exceptional. Looking forward to our next visit to Montreal and Bonaparte!
  17. M

    jeffreyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bonaparte is one of the finest restaurants we have ever experienced. The staff was beyond helpful. They were knowledgeable, and always eager to answer our questions to our utmost satisfaction. The food was fresh, and prepared to perfection and paired with the appropriate wine accompanying each course of the 6 course menu. For those who love fine dining, this restaurant is a must when visiting Montreal.
  18. A

    Alba

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food at this restaurant is always delicious and creative. We enjoyed every single course of the tasting menu and it was nice to have choices in some of the courses which isn't always the case on tasting menus. However, our dinner took almost 4 hours! There were very long waits in between courses and it sometimes seemed like the servers had forgotten about our table altogether as we saw other tables receive several courses during the time we were waiting for our next course. The servers did eventually notice our irritation at the long waits and acknowledged this, but didn't really do much to try to rectify the situation. The servers were polite and friendly, but the service was extremely slow...
  19. h

    hectorc

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jean Michel our waiter is really good! Excellent service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was fantastic! We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. Our waiter was very new (first day!) and so messed up the wine pairing explanations a few times (Burgundy is not Northern France…). The wait times between courses was very long. We sat down at 7:30pm and only finished our last course at close to 11pm. It was also very clear that regular clientele received preferential treatment and service over other guests. Overall, the food was fantastic though! The lamb was cooked perfectly and the ravioli was delicious!!
  21. M

    Madie

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was fabulous. The food was outstanding. All the wait staff were delightful. The only suggestion is that we did the tasting menu with wine pairings, and there was a 10 minute delay between when the wine was served and when the food was served. We would definitely go back!
  22. D

    Daviecee

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service in a lovely envy. Two of us did the tasting menu with wine pairings, two à la carte and we all enjoyed our 3-hr dining experience.
  23. GG

    GailG

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Because of past experience, made a reservation for our anniversary dinner. As requested, seated at table for two at one of the windows so we could enjoy the Parisienne-like streetscape. Our high expectations were not only met but exceeded. Servers, ambiance and superb food are a gold standard of their own.
  24. CD

    CharkotteD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect! Mushroom ravioli was superb Service superb and friendly
  25. MV

    MaryV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our expectations were met and exceeded. The food is highest quality and expertly prepared and presented. Couldn’t and wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Bonoparte
  26. FS

    FrankS

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Charming Maitre D'hotel. Service was excellent; informative, courteous, timely. The tasting menu was superb; beautifully presented and delicious.
  27. RG

    RussellG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only reason I have a four for ambience is it was jus a bit hot in the restaurant. The Food was amazing they have amazing fine french food prepared in a creative way. Great place for a fancy fancy dinner
  28. SM

    ShariM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! Food, ambiance and service are always excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it far exceeded my expectations!!
  30. JH

    JoelH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance, but expect to wait long periods between courses, especially if you get the tasting menu. The gustatory highlight of our trip to Montreal. Cozy location. Staff were very friendly. But the waits were hard to accept. 3 hours for the meal with some 20+ minute waits between courses. Enjoy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Everything was perfect. From the quality of the food to the service. Thank you.
  32. n

    noel

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food & drinks were very good and the attention we received from Pauline was outstanding.
  33. EC

    EmiChu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nourriture excellente! Je regrette juste de ne pas avoir pris la dégustation..
  34. S

    Skiboy

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Great place for an anniversary dinner!
  35. KL

    KathleenL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful discovery!! Food was absolutely amazing and the service even better. Did not catch her name but the waitress was very attentive and lovely!!
  36. S

    Stan

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We always stop at Bonaparte for a meal when we are in Montreal. We always get a great meal.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best experience of our first Montreal visit! Perfect!
  38. P

    Panosum

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We saved our last night in Montreal for a special meal -- we weren't disappointed. Everything for the warm towel to set the tone, to the exceptional menu and quality of the food, to the warm and professional service, we enjoyed every moment (spent three hours - never rushed). I highly recommend this restaurant. It is truly a Montreal treasure.
  39. JG

    JillG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best tasting menu I’ve ever ordered from. My taste buds thought I was in Paris. Cheers to the chef and George, our server
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Can’t say nothing bad about the food, the waiter was really nice but that night it was unfortunately really slow. A lot à flavour in the duck foi gras crème brûlée. People were loud but it’s not the restaurants fault. Amazing experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 3502 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 37 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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