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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Best Carbonara Ever

This place is located beside Barroco (fabulous) and I believe have the same owners. They have NAILED it! I can't say enough about the quality of food. This was the best lobster carbonara I've ever had, ever...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Courtney W
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is located beside Barroco (fabulous) and I believe have the same owners. They have NAILED it! I can't say enough about the quality of food. This was the best lobster carbonara I've ever had, ever...

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Bocata offers an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy delicous plates and drinks in Old Town Montreal...The service, food, and atmosphere was top notch!!

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wonderful, attentive service! The food and drinks are excellent-- I had the "Beelitche" cocktail and the detail in it was lovely. Though it's whiskey-based it has a delicate and smooth honey and light fruit flavour. The lobster pasta was exceptional and the atmosphere is really wonderful. Small, quiet, amazing playlist and candlelit. Equally excellent for dinner with friends, a date,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The atmosphere was super hipster, but that's not a bad thing. We really enjoyed it. The food was pricey, but it was good. I would go back for a glass of wine and a shared appetizer, but I'd probably go elsewhere for dinner.

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

Thanks for the review! In a effort to create the perfect balance between quality and value, we have built a menu with a wide price range (snacks starting at $4). We are glad you enjoyed yourself and certainly hope to see you again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

In Montreal for a meeting and a colleague recommend Bocata restaurant. It was an outstanding recommendation. My wife flew into Montreal to join me for dinner and we had a fantastic meal, superior service and fresh delicious food. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and the chef accommodated our request for no shell food or pork... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive feedback and recommendation! We work hard to bring fresh, inspired dishes to the table for our guests, as well as great wine and service. Glad you enjoyed your night with us! More 

Paris, France
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lovely decorated tapas bar and restaurant. Fantastic service the waitress helped us pick our drinks and food giving great detail into what each item was made of and how it was cooked. The only draw back for me would be the price which I would have found quite expensive if I was here for a personal dinner.

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

On behalf of our team we would like to thank you for you positive review. In a fight to find the perfect balance between great quality and value, we have built a menu with items starting at 4$ ranging all the way up to more high quality items like Lobster and Foie Gras. Same goes for our wine selection, offered... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

First night in Montreal, the concierge at our hotel recommended this gem of a restaurant. Cozy, quaint and warm. Perfect spot for our first stop. Good was delicious and the service was very good. Can't wait to go back!!

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

Happy to hear we started your trip to Montreal off the right way! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Bocata is a small restaurant that delivers big! My husband and I ate here our first night in Montreal and ended up going back to their sister restaurant our last night because we loved it so much. We had a special salad with duck confit and a fried egg. The salad was one of the best things I have ever... More 

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

Thank you for this wonderful review, we're flattered and happy we surpassed your expectations! It is true that the Lobster Carbonara is a must at any time of the year here... We appreciate your visit and feedback very much, and will share your encouragement with the team. More 

Fredericksburg, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner reservations, but weren't very hungry, so opted to sit at the bar and have a drink and oysters only. They kindly cancelled our reservation and let us do this. The bartender was very friendly and service was quick. And, the oysters were delicious! I'm sorry we missed out on a full meal because the food looked wonderful... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! It is the unfortunate reality that due to our particular alcohol license we are not permitted to serve alcohol unless accompanied by food...luckily there are great things to be had on the menu! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and will be more than happy to host you again! More 

Chatelet, Belgium
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

This place was our first stop in Canada while starting our 20th marriage anniversary. We choose the Bocata as the outlook made it pretend to be a high cuisine with interesting plates around lobster preparation. Very sadly were the plates nearly empty, way overpriced and the wines were just out of any standards that I had been used to. I... 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
  • 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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