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5245 St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S4, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
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Ranked #1,913 of 4,549 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fairmount
Transit: -BUS 55 (until Fairmount Street). OR - Metro Laurier. Walk on Laurier street (west) to St-Laurent blvd (north).
Description: First wine bar in Montreal, BU offers Italian contemporary cuisine and an exceptional selection of wines by the glass. Open since 2003 in the trendy Mile End district.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Montreal, QC
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Went last night, Wednesday. This is a tapas and wine restaurant. Ambience was relatively quiet with only 4 other tables occupied. The space was really nice and trendy and the background music was very comfortable. Started off with a prosecco toast and breaded olives with sage mayo. Very good. Soup of the day was butternut squash and it was devine... More 

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We were 20 people for 5@7 at this BAR , and it was a mess. The Bar had only one waitress and cook to manager 20 and plus other cistomers. Waitress had a bad attitiude, I should say this bar has to be closed soon

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our evening in Bu wine bar was really great. We forgot to make a reservation and even-though the restaurant was full, the staff was very friendly and the manager (Jerome) offered us a glass of very good rosé sparkling wine from Italy at the bar until a table was ready (we insisted a bit, we had a special event to... More 

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angelor69, Owner at BU, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! Angelo More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

We were four for a birthday party. Two couples. I was invited by a very good friend. As explained by other reviewers, food does not come at once. I was last... Then I made a mistake and confused the salt and the parmesan... I complained about my food being too salty. The waitress went back to the kitchen where they... More 

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angelor69, Owner at BU, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We Must replace a poor bottle of wine and we do it all the time without hesitation; But our food wasnt poor!! That's not what you say in your review. It is like adding some water to your wine and then ask to replace it because the wine is not good. That's to be LOGICAL.... More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Fun place! They forgave our early arrival. The wine list is full of unusual, interesting bottlings, that I, an enophile, have never seen before. What we ordered was excellent, and they give multiple ordering options - flight of three, vs by the glass. I'm sure there was a by the bottle option, but we didn't choose that. Food was excellent... More 

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We were (6) there last Friday for my birthday. I have not been impressed. The decor was ok but not Wow ! The menu is not very impressive and very short. The service was nice and attentive. But all of us were not serve at the same time !!! Approx 10 minutes between the first and the last serve !... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

went here for a night out, but unfortunately were not as hungry as we wanted to be. the dishes are tapas style with an Italian flavour, and we could have eaten more if only we could. The wine list is amazing, and reasonable. The service was veryy attentive and helpful.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I liked the set up of the wine bar. They also had some great selections of wines that are a little lesser known to most. The service, although we were there for a special event, was lacking. The manager, or we think he was the manager, apologized and gave us a tasting of wine after forgetting to bring our bill... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I have been to BU on numerous occasions, with my spouse or friends. I have only heard positive reviews! The service is impeccable. Every time I have been there, I was greeted with a generous smile, as well as speed and efficiency. They know their wines and how they match well with the menu, which is great due to the... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

As much as we love wine we have never been to a restaurant specifically for wine. Although we frequently visit brew pubs, the mark-up on wine in Canada has always deterred us. We finally decided to try out a wine bar and were very happy with our experience at BU. We had an assortment of italian cheeses and three flights... More 

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Additional Information about BU

Address: 5245 St Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: 5142760249
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bar

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