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Bonaparte, Montréal, QC

Bonaparte

4.7
4.7
3301 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

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Booked 29 times today

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

Menu

DE LA SOUPIÈRE

  • Soupe du jour$9.00

    • Potage St-Germain$10.00

      • Soupe à l`oignon, toast gratiné au vieux cheddar$10.00

        • Bisque de homard relevée au gingembre$16.00

          ENTRÉES

          • Bouquet de verdure au balsamique, pignons de pin et copeaux de parmesan$15.00

            • Terrine de gibier, prosciutto, cantaloup$15.00

              • Tapenade de chèvre méridionale$16.00

                • Raviolis de champignons parfumés à la sauge fraîche$18.00

                  • Baluchon de lapin confit, sauce bordelaise$20.00

                    • Fleur de saumon fumé maison, croquants de légumes et huile de truffe$23.00

                      • Tartare de boeuf et ses croûtons$21.00

                        • Harmonie de pétoncle et crevette à la vanille, fondue de poireaux$24.00

                          • Crème brûlée et foie gras de canard poêlé sur toasts de pain d'épices$26.00

                            • Salade de homard, vinaigrette à l'huile de noisette et sirop d'érable$28.00

                              PLAT VÉGÉTARIEN

                              • Étagé de tofu aux légumes du moment$31.00

                                ‍POISSONS ET FRUITS DE MER

                                • Tournedos de saumon grillé et marinade de poivrons$40.00

                                  Poisson du jour Prix du marché‍

                                  • Délice de pétoncles à l'huile de truffes et sa fricassée de champignons$46.00

                                    • Navarin de homard à la vanille et vin de muscat$56.00

                                      VIANDES

                                      • Boeuf à la bourguignonne$34.00

                                        • Tartare de bœuf accompagné de salade ou frites$34.00

                                          • Jarret d' agneau, sauce à l'ail doux$38.00

                                            • Suprême de volaille au brie du Québec fondant, crème de sauge$34.00

                                              • Cuisse de canard confite, jus à l'ail doux$36.00

                                                • Magret de canard rôti, sauce à l'érable et fruits des champs$44.00

                                                  • Filet mignon de bœuf aux cinq poivres et cognac$55.00

                                                    • Carré d' agneau rôti et sa ratatouille niçoise$56.00

                                                      • Filet de bœuf façon Rossini et son jus au porto$60.00

                                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                        What 3,301 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                        4.7
                                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                        • 4.8Service
                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                        • 4.5Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                          Dined 3 days ago

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                                                          Everything was amazing. We will definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the Old Port.

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                                                          Phoenix

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Great food and service was great. They spoke English well for us since we do not speak any French, and were very friendly.

                                                        3. OT

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                                                          Vancouver

                                                          5 reviews

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                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                          Although the food was good, the service was terrible. The waiter was rude and would not give any recommendations for food even asked. Our group were there for 3 hours and the waiter only came by twice and very briefly. The water was only filled up once upon request and the appetizer plates and utensils were not taken away timely. We understand that the restaurant was busy and we felt like we were not being taken with good care. Overall a disappointing experience.

                                                        4. RV

                                                          ReginaV

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food, good service! Recommend for dinner.

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Chicago

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Tasting menu with wine pairing was a delight

                                                        6. S

                                                          Silver

                                                          Montreal

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Classic French dishes, wonderful staff, food was excellent, great evening!

                                                        7. MD

                                                          MegD

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Just really too slow. We got there at 20:00, and even until nearly 21:00 we just got the chance to order food…..

                                                        8. CM

                                                          CarissaM

                                                          Montreal

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                          Food was good… service was very slow. We took the menu dégustation. Arrived at 6:30 and left at 10:30… way too long. Food was expensive for what it was but it was good. Portions were small as well in my opinion. Mushroom raviolis was amazing. We took an extra dish of the raviolis and good thing we did…because I am a big eater and I’d probably still be hungry hadn’t we added that to the menu. Took 1 hour for us to get the first entree (soup and salad). Waiter asked if we wanted coffee or tea after we had gotten our dessert… I usually take both at the same time so didn’t really like that I had to wait for my coffee. I would t go back but I’m glad I tried it. The lights were flickering as well all evening…a little annoying. I had to go see the waiter at the end for my bill…because it was just taking forever…not something I like.

                                                        9. R

                                                          Richard

                                                          Manitoba

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our favorite restaurant, nice atmosphere. We like the first room, more intimate!

                                                        10. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          La table à côté trop bruyante

                                                        11. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Las Vegas

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent restaurant in my opinion it is the best in old Montreal hands-down the food the quality service the atmosphere has it all the test please for a beautiful fine dining dinner

                                                        12. SP

                                                          SandrineP

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Magnifique repas, excellent menu. Parfait pour une soirée en amoureux. Nous reviendrons!

                                                        13. SL

                                                          SandraL

                                                          Las Vegas

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We came to celebrate Mother's Day with my mother in law, myself and my husband. We were pleasantly surprised you had a tasting menu for the occasion and decided to try it. My husband and I also had the wine pairing. The service was delightful and on-point from our arrival to departure. When we needed something like more sparkling water, our server magically appeared. When we were talking, there were no interruptions. Perfection!! The food...oh my goodness....the food. Every course was perfectly presented, temperature, taste, and texture all perfect. The timing between each course again was perfectly timed; not too soon but just as our taste buds were starting to ask for more. SOOOO yummy, it was very difficult not to lick our plates. The atmosphere and decor is very nice and cozy but classy. Although the restaurant was full, we did not seem to notice anyone else's conversation. Very nice location for either a group or an intimate dinner. I was so pleased and we will definitely visit again when back in Montreal. Merci!!

                                                        14. p

                                                          paulw

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Service was excellent. Our waiter Matthew was very knowledgeable about the wines to compliment our meal. The food was a gastronomic delight. It is my favourite restaurant for French food in Montreal. Long time customer and will definitely repeat

                                                        15. JP

                                                          JohnP

                                                          Calgary

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This institution has been around for decades. Excellent and intensely flavourful mushroom ravioli starter is recommended. Lobster stew is not a stew at all, or really even a navarin. Dish was light with many flavours, for those who like their palate excited, but lobster was slightly tough (it was poached as opposed to Sous vide). Complimentary bread was not up to international standards for a French restaurant at this price point. Ambiance and service was outstanding for those who want a charming experience.

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Detroit

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                          Mushroom ravioli was great - rest was good but nothing special (rabbit, lamb shank, boeuf b). Really nice staff and ambience but expected more given the reviews.

                                                        17. t

                                                          troyd

                                                          Calgary

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Situated in a beautiful part of Old Montreal this place will take you to Europe without leaving Canada. The server was amazing and directed us through our meal with wonderful suggestions. The wine menu is extensive as well as the cocktail list. Food was outstanding and artfully presented as you would expect.

                                                        18. JB

                                                          JBWO

                                                          Denver

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                          Very uneven timing of courses. The first one took an hour to arrive. Food generally met expectations. Meal took three hours.

                                                        19. B

                                                          Brooksie

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Maxim was a fantastic host for us at the bar. We appreciate the conversation in spite of being so busy.

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall2food5service5ambience1

                                                          Je comprends pas pourquoi le gérant tolère du monde qui son extrêmement bruyant, qui gueule et qui son complètement saoul.La nourriture est vraiment bonne. Tu peux avoir des clients payant sans qu'ils soient désagréable. J'avais l'impression d'être dans un bar....

                                                        21. M

                                                          Melisse

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Good food, nice ambiance, beautiful decor. Refined romance. It was nice to be able to hear the person I was with and we also had the option to eavesdrop into the conversation of the couple next to us if we felt so inclined to do so which is always a win.

                                                        22. LC

                                                          LizC

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                          Great service. Food is excellent. Noise level way too high

                                                        23. AS

                                                          AudreyS

                                                          Montreal

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fabulous food and service! Our go to place for dining.

                                                        24. ZB

                                                          ZinaB

                                                          Vancouver

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a very good experience. Our waiter George was very helpful and knowledgeable not only about food. He told us about old shopping and what to do in Montreal for entertainment as we were very new to the area.

                                                        25. CR

                                                          CRRK

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was incredible, the service was also excellent. Would come back in a heartbeat!

                                                        26. JB

                                                          JulieB

                                                          Montreal

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food and great experience!

                                                        27. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Excellent food and presentation! Our waiter, Matthew, went out of his way to accommodate us in every way! I would compare food and service with fine dining experiences anywhere in the world! We found this restaurant on a Tauck website. They always provide exquisite opportunities for their guests…this was one of them!

                                                        28. AJ

                                                          AngelikaJ

                                                          Toronto

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          Overall it was very good. Very good service too. My husband enjoyed his duck confit very much. My onion soup was excellent. My scallop dish was very good. The scallops lacked flavour though. ( I can’t have dairy so a substitute sauce with the mushrooms would have made this dish excellent.)

                                                        29. KC

                                                          KateC

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                          So disappointed after waiting 2 years to return. Lobster bisque had no taste. The rest of our meal was good. Service was fantastic. Pricey! Would recommend with reservation.

                                                        30. l

                                                          localyokul

                                                          Montreal

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our first time to Montreal in over 2+ years and we knew we wanted to eat at Bonaparte! The experience was wonderful from start to finish. We'll be back again soon.

                                                        31. KD

                                                          KellyD

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          One word, Amazing!! We were celebrating my son’s birthday but running late. They accommodated us to be late, still gave us a wonderful table, excellent service and outstanding food!!! We have never been here before but will definitely make it a regular spot to visit on our trips to MTL! Thank you to the staff for such a wonderful experience!!

                                                        32. MG

                                                          MaryanaG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fabulous restaurant and excellent service to match. Our waiter was very engaging and professional- great recommendations. Shared a plate of ravioli as a start and it was delicious followed by the chicken with melted Brie and Sage cream. Looking forward to my next visit to Montreal. Really enjoyed the vibe, energy and atmosphere. It truly reminded me of a restaurant I visited in Paris. Actually visited Bonaparte restaurant 20 years back - long over due for a visit

                                                        33. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Toronto

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Birthday Dinner, enjoyed the dinner tasting with wine pairing. 3.5 hours of delightful food and wine. Highly recommended.

                                                        34. JD

                                                          JosianeD

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          First time at Bonaparte and we LOVED it. Food was so good and the service was extra!

                                                        35. GH

                                                          GenevieveH

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our experience at Bonaparte was everything we expected and more. We had a beautiful view of the cobblestone streets, the service was superb and the food was delicious.

                                                        36. RX

                                                          RichardX

                                                          Ottawa

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          I like the atmosphere and the server is very friendly. The green mix is tasteful.

                                                        37. RC

                                                          RebeccaC

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          My favorite restaurant in Montreal! This time we had the Tasting Menu which was fabulous. Each course was so delicious. Our server Frederic was amazing. We really enjoyed his insights and contagious energy. The setting is bright and comfortable.

                                                        38. W

                                                          Will

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was very good, a little long between dishes, otherwise great experience. Server Matthew was great.

                                                        39. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I had a good experience today ,it was for my birthday ,they offer me a very gentle and considerate service.food was delicious as well,very things is perfect,love here

                                                        40. CJ

                                                          CynthiaJ

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          All I can say is Wonderful!! If you are in town, you must visit!

                                                        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 3301 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                        Booked 29 times today
                                                        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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