Bonaparte

4.7
2607 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch : Monday to Friday, 11h30 am to 2h00 pm
Dinner : 7 nights, 5h30 pm to 10h30 pm
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Phone number
(514) 844-4368
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Gérard Fort
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Private Party Facilities
La Verrière, for groups from 15 to 20 persons.
L'Impératrice, for groups from 26 to 40 persons.
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Private Party Contact
Martin Bédard: (514) 844-4368
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Cross Street
Notre-Dame
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Parking Details
Three private parking lots nearby
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Public Transit
Place D'Armes Metro station
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 2607 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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Kyoto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal in this elegant maison!

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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

If you don't have tast buds this is the place for you. The food is very bland and tastless. The only great thing about this place is the service. Aside from that don't wast your money, it's not worth it.

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SS
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the perfect Montreal experience. The food was excellent and the service was superb.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our reservation was ready when we arrived. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was well presented and tasted very good. We were not disappointed in anyway.

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GL
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, varied menu. Quality dining. Service was not only warm and friendly, but explained in detail the menu options. Wonderful and delicious experience!

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T
New England
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Was just OK. Ambiance is lovely, service is good, but food is just OK. Two of us had the Dover Sole-- almost the most expensive thing on menu and it was pretty unremarkable. I was disappointed. There are so many other places in Montreal to choose from and i wish I had chosen differently.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenon experience and attention to detail. Definitely recommended and always make a reservation!

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JR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was slightly less than superlative which was what we were expecting. There were very long waits between courses. The presentation, wine suggestionsand waiter service were all very good. Overall we were happy with our experience, but not wowed!

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I dined at Bonaparte while on vacation in Montreal. Our second time in Montreal and at Bonaparte. Delicious meal and wonderful service. Look forward to dining there on our next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was good!

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend the tasting menu! Mushroom ravioli and Dover sole were heavenly!

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BB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wine choices by the glass were very poor. Otherwise everything was quite nice.

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EK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Upon making the reservation on Open Table a notation was made regarding a life threatening allergy to eggs. The host acknowledged this notation when we arrived. We informed our waiter and reiterated the severity of the allergy on numerous occasions. Despite our repeated reminders, twice during our meal, egg containing ingredients were served to the guest with the allergy. After the first event, I admonished the waiter as to the deadly consequence a mistake would cause. Yet, it happened again. It was only because of our vigilance and persistent questioning that we avoided a potentially fatal outcome. When we dine at a fine restaurant we expect that the trust we give to the establishment be honored. A chef or manager never came to the table to apologize. Unfortunately, we have previously experienced an unexpected visit to an intensive care unit due to someones negligence. We nearly had a repeat and possibly fatal experience last night.

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s
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely place to enjoy dinner. Service was friendly and the food terrific.
Pick a night when tourists from the cruise ships are in the area and you have a home run.

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, perfect service. I had the duck breast. The sauce was delicious but the meat was a bit tough.

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Y
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had intimate romantic dinner with my wife! Awesome 👍🏻

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London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service for our anniversary meal:) great food, a lovely traditional French restaurant.

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I will begin by saying this is definitely a "special occasion" destination. That being said, it was worth every penny. Old school charm and service matched with bright, delicious, fresh food. Our server Nadia was solicitous and professional. A classic old-world experience in a beautiful room. We started with aperitifs at the bar where we enjoyed conversation with fellow patrons and the bartender. Then we were seated in a beautiful room near a roaring fire and had memorable meals. Highly recommend.

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W
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was definitely as good as it gets, both the food and the service!

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P
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and a great evening; we enjoyed the tasting menu which was absolutely perfect and very reasonably priced. The reason for the 4 stars overall and 3 for service is that our server was definitely over the top. We were two ladies out for a nice evening and the server was very flirty. We did not want for anything but we would have preferred more professionalism and of course dream of a world of where unwanted attention such as this didn't follow women everywhere.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our 20th anniversary. Both the staff and food were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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ES
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great French fare at a good value. Really enjoyed our dinner

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine at the Bonaparte. Fine dining and excellent service in a comfortable environment.

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MM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and beautiful location in Old Montreal.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My two sisters and I were quite pleased with our appetizers and entrees. Our server made an extra effort to find out the answers to a few questions we had about the menu. I like the ambiance there -- especially since it is brightly lit with nice decor.

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TD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had one of the best meals we have ever had here. It is not inexpensive but does represent excellent value. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was outstanding. We would highly recommend this place for people looking for a wonderful night out. Note it is currently difficult to get to the restaurant as they have torn up the cobblestones in front of the restaurant but there is a path through the fencing. However it makes it difficult for taxi's and Uber to get to you.

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Denver
60 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting Montreal then took a 10-day Regent Seven Seas Fall Colors cruise. As good as our two-week experience was, Bonaparte was the best meal we enjoyed and Bonaparte was sublime.

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good experience and well worth visiting. Menu with good choices and the choices we made were very well executed. A favourite destination each time I visit Montreal. Hope they fix the roads before my next visit.

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New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Somehow I'd gotten the mistaken impression that Bonaparte was good but old-fashioned and stodgy. I guess it was the fact that reviews often referred to it as a long-time fixture on the restaurant scene. I made the reservation anyway expecting the quality to outweigh an overly traditional menu. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Bonaparte is both a very high quality restaurant and one with an innovative and intriguing menu. My wife and I had an excellent meal and hope to go back in the near future.

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G
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely! French in ambiance. Great service. Good food. Reasonable wine menu.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a beautiful meal at the Hotel Bonaparte. My husband had the Fillet Mignon and I had the Duct Breast, both meals were stunning. We’re staying at the Hotel and the staff both in the restaurant and on the Concierge are very welcoming and a pleasure to encounter. We highly recommend both the restaurant and the Hotel for a wonderful experience in Montreal.

Breakfast is also of a very good standard.

Merci Beaucoup

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MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. I recommend the mushroom ravioli. It was incredible. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is lovely.

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JR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful food as always with exceptional staff and in particular our waiter Clement.

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Y
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The visit was due to a friend recommendation who had been there the previous week. Other friends (two elderly English speaking women) were treated flippantly (they asked for more time to look at the menu and he said OK I will give you one minute) by their waiter but we went anyway. We are glad we did as our female waiter was superb. The meal (terrine followed by venison) was outstanding in all aspects including presentation. The wine is extensive but also WBG and 1/2 litre is available and quite good.

the entrance is through the hotel Bonaparte lobby so please persevere. Truly a top notch dining experience. Pricey by Montreal standards but within reason for the meal.

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Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic - we tried confit, French onion soup and scallops - all excellent. Highlight was server, young petite woman, personable with great knowledge of menu and ingredients. Return in a heartbeat.

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J
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very elegant but a little pricy. The food was unique and the service was great.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

My wife and I visited the restaurant for the first time in June and decided to return due to the excellent food and service. Nothing had changed since the first visit. Great food, good service. My only issue was that it was my wife’s birthday a few days ago and I had specifically asked for a candle on her desert, which the restaurant often does brilliantly. No candle came, even after I spoke to someone when we arrived. That was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very nice, professionally managed restaurant. We would never have chosen a Saturday evening to dine, but a birthday required.it.. Good food, slow but cheery service, overall good experience. They do a good job, all the details correct, highly recommended on any other night.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Catherine, basically, made our night. Don’t let her get away; she’s a “keeper”!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best service I have had in years. Jannick and his assistant were terrific. The food was extraordinary except the lobster bisque had a different flavor then we are used to. I couldn't recommend this more highly.

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