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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: 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

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Quaint space, good food.

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
djjbtoronto
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toronto
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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toronto
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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New York
1 review
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 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Third time eating here and it just gets better. Food is outstanding and the service is beyond Compare. Don't miss.

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

We appreciate you sharing your feedback and are especially happy to hear you've enjoyed dining with us multiple times. We couldn't agree more, Mitch and the Lobster Carbonara are awesome! Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Ajax, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Bocata is a MUST if you are visiting Montreal, we highly recommend a visit. From the time we walked in the door we were charmed by the intimate atmosphere and the staff who welcomed us. Our server Victoria was wonderful, she was attentive without being intrusive and provided top notch service. The food was outstanding, we all tried something different... More 

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

We are happy to hear we made your night a memorable one! Intimate atmosphere, as well as great service, food & drink is without a doubt our main focus here at Bocata. We will share your much appreciated feedback with the rest of the team. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Your feedback is of great importance to us and we appreciate your comments! Quality is very important to us and we are proud of the products and dishes we serve...That's what makes the Lobster Carbonara, and our other menu items of course, so delicious. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again in Montreal! More 

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

Thank you for your visit and recommendation! Your feedback only encourages us to keep doing what we do better every day. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and shared your feedback! Great service is something that is very important to us and we carefully select and train our staff to reflect that. Though we may not consider cocktails one of our specialties, we do beleive in doing them right! Thank you for your visit and hope to see you... More 

Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.