Bonaparte

4.7
2957 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Nice space. A bit more formal than most Old Montreal restaurants.

SC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, fine cuisine French food. The Tasting Menu is a must. Great wine selection and great service.

D
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting Old Montreal for a long weekend and were looking for another great restaurant. We were not disapointed with Bonaparte, it lived up to all the four and five star reviews both here and on Yelp. We did the tasting menu, and it was fantastic. We also were able to get a nice bottle of wine to go with it. If I had one criticism, and our waiter Gabriel said it was a common request, is for there to be a choice for a wine pairing to go with the tasting menu. The wine list here is quite good and quite extensive. However, sometimes too many choices can be a bad thing.

Highly recommended.

OT
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu along with a very nice bottle of wine. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice French meal. I had the Dover Sole and my husband had the duck. Appetizer was fois gras and shrimps. All done well. Plenty of food! Tasty!!

EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm, wonderful environment. Staff is terrific! My table had Catherine(she has served my parties previously) , I cannot express enough compliments on her behalf. She remembered the cocktail I drink! Food is wonderful. But what sets this apart from other restaurants of this level, is the warm, charming, staff and atmosphere!

JH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice quiet atmosphere. Great service

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner - Table d’hote was a good value.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great

FS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was very good, however our "dining experience" came up short. Our waiter had not entered our order properly and had failed to check why our main course had not arrived after 1.5 hours.

The maitre dee had to intervene. I would go back but be much more aware of the cadence around me.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely meal in Old Montreal with attentive service.

RM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal there on Tuesday, August 13th. Maitr'd and our waiter, Gabriel were other very friendly and helpful. Chose the 6 course table d' hotel and all courses were excellent. Plan to go there again on our next trip to Montreal. Great experience.

P
New England
103 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable fine dining in the classic French tradition. If what you crave is classic French cuisine, then you will have no better experience than Bonaparte's. The food was amazing, the service was incredible and the overall experience was memorable without fault. Not inexpensive, but given the perfection of execution, worth every penny! Merci!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Same great food and service for too many years to count. A true must visit when in Montreal!

LF
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great, but service was only good

We will eat here again next time in Montreal

MT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! Members of our party had celiac and allergies to garlic, onions, and peppers, so we were concerned that finding a French dining experience in Montreal would be difficult, but we were happily proven wrong! Our server was very friendly and courteous which made it easy to ask about allergy concerns. The restaurant was a little hard to access, since you have to go through the hotel lobby, and we were seated close to the entrance so we could hear some of the hustle and bustle of hotel reception while eating. It was elegantly decorated and I appreciated the nods to Napoleon in the artwork.

The duck leg confit, maple glazed duck breast, and salmon were all prepared gluten free, tasted delicious, and were seasoned perfectly. Overall, a lovely experience and a great way to end the day in Old Montreal, be sure to snag a reservation in advance.

GI
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoy dining at Bonaparte because of the ambience, the service, and the food. This time, in addition to the smoked salmon appetizer, I tried the steak tartar, both of which were absolutely delicious. I plan on working my way through the rest of the menu!

GD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening: great food, attentive service, perfect for a romantic evening.

EJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about our experience was great. We did the tasting menu and each course was delicious. The service was fantastic, from the start. Originally they had us sitting in a section where they had just put a family with a baby. They offered us the choice to sit there or another location. We appreciated the consideration to offer us the option of dining somewhere quieter. We would go back again - great restaurant.

PC
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great tasting menu. Good size portions and excellent dishes. Friendly service.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We enjoyed our meals and the company.
Good food, good service. Good quality for money

JO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quality traditional French menu, Shrimps and Scallop were particularly good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Anniversary

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent French Food in an elegant setting. The tasting menu was divine.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant and very consistent
I recommend it

KA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The service was incredible very professional old school style I loved it. The pricing in comparison to what we ate was not on par. We found the food to be blend and lacking seasoning. Overall presentation of the food was outdated.

p
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food. Mushroom ravioli and venison stood out. Best meal we’ve had in Montreal. Highest recommendation.

MR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service food and ambiance were all excellent. It was busy but unlike most restaurants the noise level was quiet. The food was excellent but the mushroom ravioli was very noteworthy

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bonaparte is one of the best French fine dining restaurants in Montréal. The etiquette is as it should be and the service is outstanding. The Dover Sole and the Cerf are amazing! When in Montréal, this is a must visit!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Instead of trying to give us a nice table after knowing this was a special occasion they put us in a table near heavy traffic
Food was bland and tasteless. Ravioli was dry, onion soup tasted like water. Lobster bisque had no lobster in it. After expressing dissatisfaction with the soup and returning it they still charged us for it. Very disappointing. Expensive tasteless food.

p
Mississippi
59 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Outstanding experience with superb cuisine.

NK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite simply a superb dining experience. Bespoke service by staff and food is outstanding. Several menu options from a la carte to prix fixe choices.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Great souffles! Good Service! Must visit!

JL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Mushroom Ravioli delicious and Filet Mignon perfect.

EB
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable dinner. The food was absolutely wonderful. All four of us had a meal to remember. I would come back here without question. One of the best meals I have had in a very long time.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We had bar seating. Bartender was very chatty but not multitasking. My meal suffered from lack of attention on behalf of bartender/server - the ravioli would have been delicious but sat under heat lamp too long, arrived dried and “crispy”. Drinks were good, Dover sole delicious.

f
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing! We travel the world and eat at all the top restaurants. Bonaparte will not disappoint.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The evening meal was as we had hoped - excellent! We had a friend from Toronto here as our guest, and wanted him to enjoy "true" Montreal ambience and food, and restaurant Bonaparte certainly delivered. Service was welcoming, polite, and efficient. Each of our choices of food was delicious (2 had the tasting menu), and our Toronto friend was impressed. Yes, a bit pricey, but certainly a good place to enjoy both ambience and quality! Highly recommended!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My sister and I were visiting Montréal for the first time and Bonaparte was one of the recommended restaurants by our hotel. It did not disappoint. I read numerous reviews and absolutely agree that the mushroom ravioli was delicious. I also enjoyed the savory cream brûlée treatment of the food gras and the dick was superb! The only disappointment was they did not have a wine tasting to go with the degustation.

SD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Une gastronomie à essayer! Nous avons décidé de choisir le menu dégustation et nous avons adoré essayer différents plats à petites portions. Le service était impeccable!

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