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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to your neighborhood Wine Bar, where our attentive and friendly...
Welcome to your neighborhood Wine Bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, or select a few small plates to share over cocktails, or a wine suggestion by our passionate sommeliers. Expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.
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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Fantastic Experience

We walked in without reservations and were warmly greeted and given a lovely table. The decor is super cool with exposed brick and funky touches and we really enjoyed the playlist. They played everything from Sam Roberts to Rodriguez. The food was fantastic. My husband had the risotto and I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Jale F
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We walked in without reservations and were warmly greeted and given a lovely table. The decor is super cool with exposed brick and funky touches and we really enjoyed the playlist. They played everything from Sam Roberts to Rodriguez. The food was fantastic. My husband had the risotto and I had the black cod, both of which were excellent. We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went for something "light", wanted to share main dish. First, host was really friendly and got us a table in front of the window. Then the waiter understood since the beginning that we wanted and went with our pace, appetite and taste. Great wine, nice appetizers (you won't failed with pata negra), black risotto, incredible. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for those great comments. We appreciate your visit and positive feedback! See you again! More 

United States
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The place is noisy, has a very small menu, and the prices are crazy. For this kind of money walk to Scarlet or Bonaparte and get a better meal. The food we had was fine, but the service is not up to par either.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We selected Bocata because it was listed as a tapas restaurant, and we were in the mood for small plates. We were charmed by the brick walls, eclectic art, and the general coziness of the place. The tapas selections were not extensive, but ours were excellent: fried smelts with aioli, a gorgeous tuna tartare, and pan con tomate. Main courses... 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 glad to know you had a great time with us. We are looking forward to seeing you next time you are in Montreal! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant actually looking for a bar but noticed that the menu was mainly seafood and intrigued by the charm we opted to stay and dine. The decor is funky meets shabby chic and the music- interesting - Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" was playing on their music system just as we entered and the playlist... More 

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

We are glad we catch your attention for more than just a drink! Thank you very much for those kinds comments! Feedback from our guest is always very appreciated. We would be happy to host you again next time you are in the area for another memorable experience! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love going to Barocco for cocktails but had never been to Bocata for dinner. Old Montreal in the summer is filled with tourists, but this place seems to be just far enough down Saint Paul Ouest that a number of tourists don't get down to it...which was great for us! Loved that the windows opened to the street, providing... More 

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

We are glad we made it on your ''to go list'' in Montreal!! Thank you very much for those kinds comments, we always appreciate feedback from our clients. We truly hope to see you next time you are in the city! More 

STAMFORD
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small, cute, fun. Delicious Mediterranean-style tapas. Very limited menu. Our server was warm & engaging, knowledgeable & helpful. The space is small & kind of loud, but fun and welcoming. Great vibe on a Friday night. Tuna tartare was spot on, fresh and flavorful. Stuffed piquillo pepper?? Wow!! And some of the best oysters ever

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

Thank so much for your review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you will come back and leave with the exact same thoughts! We are looking forward to host you again! More 

Kitchener, Canada
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a rather small cute little restaurant. The tables are close together and atmosphere is lively. The music is pretty eclectic and it had a good feel overall. Our server was fantastic - very efficient, knowledgeable about the wines and very helpful with the menu. I ordered a Camembert cheese as an appetizer which was served with a red... More 

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

On behalf of the entire team we would like to thank you for sharing your feedback as it will only help us work toward perfecting our guests' experience. We do strive to deliver excellence on all levels and of course are disapointed you felt your visit was anything short of spectacular. We do hope you will return and give us... More 

Nice, France
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Restaurant and wine bar with great food and good wines. Beautifully decorated, cozy and heart warming. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Bocata and next door Barroco belong to the same owner. I would go back any time.

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

Hello and thank you for your comments! Your feedback is precious to us. We are happy you enojoyed yourselves and hope to see you again, at either Bocata or Barroco! More 

Espoo, Finland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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

Welcome to your neighborhood Wine Bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, or select a few small plates to share over cocktails, or a wine suggestion by our passionate sommeliers. Expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.
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.