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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 - 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, Late Night, 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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  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Superb French Bistro

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Arizona
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Arizona
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Visalia, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our favourite restaurant when we visit Montreal. We are usually there a couple of times a year, yet the staff always remember us. They make excellent wine recommendations and the food is outstanding. You cannot go wrong with this choice.

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Based on various internet site reviews, I chose to take my wife to this restaurant. None of the reviews that I read mentioned how tiny this restaurant is. It feels like it is constructed between two other buildings because one side's wall is brick, while the other side is stone. The restaurant furniture can be described kindly as rustic, or... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful dining room Music was spot on. service impeccable. best risotto I ever had. Squid ink scallop and shrimp. PERFECTION. Squid salad also was tasty. Wine was pricey but so good. I can't wait to return

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had diner there and I really enjoyed my food. They have all kinds of dishes but always very good and well presented. They have a nice choice of wines (I found them a bit expensive) and we got really good advice from the waitress. I'll definitely go back if I have the opportunity.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by our concierge. We are glad we listened! This quaint little gem has a great ambiance, delicious food, and awesome staff (here's looking at you Mitch!). We were a party of 6 girls in town for the weekend, they were fully booked on Saturday night but they were gracious enough to reserve the bar for us.... More 

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Service was good for the most part, food was good, portions decent, good wine list, but basic uninspired desserts if that matters to you (which it does for me).

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

It is too bad you felt part of your experience left something to be desired -nonetheless, we appreciate your feedback! More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Third time is a charm!! Have eaten at Bocata each time we have been in Montreal, each time better than the last! Food outstanding and service exceptional! Mitch is the best !

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

It's great to see you make a point of stopping in every time you're in Montreal! Thank you for sharing you thoughts on your experience with us. We'll be looking forward to seeing you on your next trip! 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.