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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: As a wine bar we feel the need to create tasting events as often as...
As a wine bar we feel the need to create tasting events as often as possible....we host winemakers, sommeliers and wine lovers to come share and explore the depths of wine.Our menu is inspired by tasting culture all of our portions are appetizer sizes. Letting you discover more than 1, 2, 3 or even 4 different plates and also sharing inviting for people that want to have a good time sharing and discovering wine and food.
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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and enjoyable

My wife and I had dinner with a friend at Bocata on Rue St. Paul on a Sunday evening. A lot of restaurants are closed on Sunday, which was one reason for this choice. The strong ratings on TripAdvisor was also an important factor. In a nutshell, the meals were delicious and the service was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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Espoo, Finland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I had dinner with a friend at Bocata on Rue St. Paul on a Sunday evening. A lot of restaurants are closed on Sunday, which was one reason for this choice. The strong ratings on TripAdvisor was also an important factor. In a nutshell, the meals were delicious and the service was good. The seating is comfortable,... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Your feedback is very important to us - thank you for your review. Though you felt certain areas of your experience were lacking, we are glad to know you also appreciated others. We would be happy to have you again and make for an even better impression. More 

Rochester
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I had dinner - and both of us were very pleased. Very quaint setting. My wife had the lobster carbonara and for those of you who have seen When Harry Met Sally - had a Sally Allbright experience. I had the veal chop - and although I didn't have a Sally Allbright experience, the chop was cooked... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! Your feedback only encourages us to keep doing what we do better every day. Looking forward to seeing you again during your next trip in Montreal! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had the best squid ink pasta at this place. But be prepare to pay top dollar! Very Quint and cozy place so remember to make a reservation because it only seats about 30 people and that includes the bar seats. Very helpful staff.

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, your constructive feedback is appreciated! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The atmosphere in this restaurant is extremely comforting. There's about 40 seats, so it's not too loud or overly crowded. Service is impeccable, and the food is even better. I had the squid ink risotto, which basically melted in my mouth. My girlfriend had the cod, which was also very good. It's a perfect place to go with a friend... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We put our heart and soul into the food and wine we serve at Bocata, glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed it! See you next time! More 

Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The restaurant is really small, so is their menu. In regards to the quality of food, we have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the lobster sandwich whlie my husband was very disappointed with the veal chop, He said that the gnocchi tasted overcooked and the sauce a bit burned. They have an extensive wine list. No draft beer. The service was... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

It is unfortunate you felt your experience with us was lacking -we were sorry to hear it but all the while thank you for sharing your feedback. Feel free to reach out to us next time you're in town and we'll do our very best to change your mind about Bocata! More 

Rockland, Maine
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Four points because the atmosphere and owners made the evening so extra special. They did not earn 5 points because the menu was quite limited and did not meet the needs of everyone in our group. In particular, guests requiring gluten free preparations were told.."we will just eliminate blank and blank" no substitutes were offered and it made their meals... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with us! Your review will help us maintain quality and progress further. We try the best we can to accommodate our client's allergies. We appreciate the feedback on that and will try to improve th service in a good way. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Fredericksburg, VA
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had dined at Barroco the night before, their sister restaurant located directly next door. Both were highly rated and in walking distance from our hotel. We really wanted to love this restaurant. But it was just a mediocre experience. First, it lacked ambiance. Small, but not cozy. And, very, very loud. Second, the staff seemed rushed and inattentive yet... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We are always sorry to hear from guests not having fully enjoyed their experience with us. That being said, we thank you for sharing your feedback, as it will only help us improve! Here's hoping your next visit to be more enjoyable -we'll do everything we can to make sure it is! More 

Arizona
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had wanted to eat at it's sister restaurant next store, but it was closed for a private party. So we decided to try La Bocata and it was wonderful. It is a typical French bistro. House cocktails were excellent: my wife had an Old Fashioned while I had a Bloody Gobelin (which sounds like a tomato-based drink but is... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear such positive comments about Bocata, thank you for sharing your thoughts! We are proud to put forward a great deal of locally produced items on our menu. It would be our pleasure to host again during your next trip to Montreal! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Attentive and knowledgeable staff. We had both fish dishes-black cod and sea bass lovely sauces . Desserts tasty and not that expensive.

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to know you had a nice time with us. We are always try to improve our service and dishes so your feedback is very important to us! We would be happy to host you again during your next trip in Montreal! More 

Visalia, CA
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Based on TA reviews and concierge recommendation - and one quick look inside, we chose Bocata for our first meal in Montreal. We were not disappointed! Cool setting - smallish dining room with stone walls. Great ambience. Right in middle of Old Montreal. Menu and wine list were creative. We had warm octopus salad and duck confit salad with a... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review! Your feedback is of great importance to us. You are right, that lobster carbonara is outstanding since day one! Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again in Montreal! More 

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Additional Information about Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

Address: 310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-507-8727
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-507-8727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

As a wine bar we feel the need to create tasting events as often as possible....we host winemakers, sommeliers and wine lovers to come share and explore the depths of wine.Our menu is inspired by tasting culture all of our portions are appetizer sizes. Letting you discover more than 1, 2, 3 or even 4 different plates and also sharing inviting for people that want to have a good time sharing and discovering wine and food.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.