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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
5145078727
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Ranked #87 of 4,427 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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NYC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant looked dark, cave-like and romantic and we were optimistic when we sat down. It clearly had an incredible selection of wines that I had never seen before and the hostess made excellent recommendations for glasses that were $10, A standard to low price in Old Montreal. The food was unremarkable and definitely overpriced. We left hungry from small... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We wanted something light & a glass of wine our first night in Montreal & Bocata was perfect. You can order wine by the glass in 2.5 oz or 5 oz glasses. The restaurant is charming, the wait staff warm & friendly, the menu was limited, but tasty. Most outstanding was the delicious octopus salad (not at all chewy).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

An associate recommended the restaurant and so grateful for his suggestion. We let the waitress work with help from Chef to pick every course for a group of 8 including drinks/wines. They did an outstanding job, got me out of my comfort zone on certain dishes and everything they brought was very good. The timing of courses was well done,... More

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Ellon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited in the advise of our concierge . Turned out to be a smashing little French style bistro with a Spanish influence . Great atmosphere was helped by late 60's early 70's backing music Beatles , Stones , The doors and Hendrix that sort of thing . Sounds out of date but it worked . We had oysters to start... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is excellent! It is my go to in Montreal - and for me that says a lot as there are so many wonderful restaurants in Montreal. The wine list is excellent, with a variety of price points. The food and service are always great! The menu changes seasonally. I've taken many people to the restaurant, all have returned... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our concierge recommended Bocata, so I was hesitant that it was a tourist trap... we were pleasantly surprised and could not have been more wrong! My husband and I showed up - with our 11 month old and large stroller - and the staff could not have been more welcoming. Julia, our server, was such a treat and the food,... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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196 reviews 196 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After strolling up and down Rue St.-Paul in Vieux-Montreal, a street lined with small cafes and restaurants, my wife and I finally chose this tiny cafe on the lower west end of the street. It was an excellent choice. It looks like a friendly tavern and it is, but it has a secret - the food is really good. The... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While the ambience of this restaurant was pleasing, the food and service left much to be desired. We waited too long to have our order taken although in fairness to the server she was managing too many tables. When our bottle of Chablis arrived it was warm. The main course for our party of 6 arrived at 3 different times... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was a special (not on the menu) but must be the best 'roll' I've ever tasted! Very generous with the lobster. Also had the opportunity to try a Greek (!) Cava/Prosecco-type sparkling wine. Very pleasant service and good location in Old Montreal.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We returned to this restaurant a year later after a recommendation from the front desk at Le Peite Hotel. Enough can not be said about the quality and service of the romantic and cozy restaurant. A small menu with all quality choices from seafood to meat. The helpful staff will provide you with all the information you need to pair... More

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