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443 Rue St. Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-844-4368
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Ranked #42 of 4,420 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $56
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Cross street: Notre-Dame
Transit: Station de metro Place d'Armes Place D'Armers Metro station
Description: Four star French classic restaurant located in Old Montreal.
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87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For those who want to experience French cuisine served in a busy complex of dining rooms, by wait staff who are clearly trained professionals, and who are willing to pay the price for such timeless extravagance, Napoleon is worth the visit. It will take you back in time, and will set your wallet a bit back as well. The restaurant... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I think this restaurant feels it has already earned the reputation and does not need to work at keeping it. The meal was good, however our beef tenderloins were not not tender and the peppercorn sauce was unflavourful. I expect at these prices that I should be savouring each mouthful and I was not. My wife is gluten free, which... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The food was wonderful! We had breakfast and dinner here. I had a delicious filet mignon. I loved it! The staff is some of the best I encountered in all of Quebec!

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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Bonaparte for an excellent French dinner in Old Montreal. Although the entire table need not order the tasting menu & they will work on the timing with you, we opted to share a la carte dishes. Everything was excellent to outstanding. The bread, the escargot, the mushroom ravioli (don't miss them, a house specialty for good reason!),... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our first night in Montreal we walked out of our hotel at le Place D'armes and walked around the corner to this lovely restaurant - at first they asked if we had reservations we said no. Yet we ended up in the nicest table in the place, right in front of nice window facing the little streets of Old Montreal,... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the 6 course Napolean dinner and was not disappointed. The foie gras was excellent but the real highlight for me was the trout with champagne sauce. Exquisite. The wait between courses was a little long but not terrible and it was a Saturday night during the peak dinner time. The dessert was also great. Our waiter was outstanding... More

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Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The "Napolean's dinner" tasting menu was wonderful, and the wine pairings were perfect. The wait staff, while quite busy, was attentive.

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Carlsbad, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food, the server, the atmosphere---everything involved with this restaurant was top notch. In addition, it was within walking distance of our hotel. One of our top three restaurants in Montreal.

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burgess hill
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed the food, ambiance and quality of this gorgeous restaurant at lunch time, so much so that we booked to go back for our last evening meal in Montreal. We were staggered by the extreme contrast. I would suggest going when it is quiet so that the staff and chef have the time and energy to give you the... More

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fort lauderdale
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I do not frequently go to a classic French restaurant but I will readily and easily recommend this establishment to anyone searching for great old fashioned French cuisine as well as impeccable service. Christoph, the Maitre D and Maxim, one of our waiters were so attentive and made the evening so pleasant that we would have gone back the next... More

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