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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Top Old Montreal fishing-village inspired restaurant & wine bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm, or for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 2:00. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, such as Lobster Tagliatelle, Grilled Octopus, Pata Negra and Caccio e Pepe. With wine suggestions by our passionate sommeliers, including 20 wines by the glass and beautiful cocktails, expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Spanish, Mediterranean
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so happy we decided to make reservations at Bocata. There are so many places to choose from in Montreal but this one ended up being one of our favorites. We ordered beef tartare, deviled eggs, lobster carbonara and great gin/whiskey. I was able...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jermsshan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little restaurant on beautiful Rue St. Paul The ambience is charming, tucked into a very old building. The menu is somewhat limited, but my daughter and I loved our choices -- lobster tagliatelle and lobster roll. They had many nice choices of wine and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous space. Nice staff. Food good. Drinks good. Bartender lovely. Not a good place for vegetarians at all - no green / salad options - but lots of carbs and those patatas bravas were great. They didn’t have bottled sparkling water so gave me tap...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank sleepingbueauty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited to dinner for fathers day, I got to choose the place and a magnificent choice I made. The place is wonderful with an ambiance that makes you feel at home with a staff that does give that extra step to really take...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pedrob28162
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Montreal twice (2x); been to this place twice (2x)... In a great city of great food, I will go back each and every time. A casual, upscale fare restaurant that's got epicurean tastes with modest costs. My longer review is on the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's in the heart of old town tourist land, but this is not a watered-down Disney version of a bistro; it is about as genuine a bistro experience as one can get in North America. A simple menu, quality ingredients, unobtrusive technique, straightforward presentation...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Our hotel made us a reservation at Bocata, and our we glad they did. For a combination of outstanding food, over the top atmosphere and top notch service, this one is a must. Our server Victoria was knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time.She recommended...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank markkX6690EX
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Very nice and cozy little place with great starters and good beer. Octopus starter is amazing. Shrimps too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank alonradzi
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed both ambiance and food. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed May 30, 2019

We went for dinner at Bocata and all of the experience was amazing! Can't recommend one meal more than the other... we liked everything we tasted :)

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rémy G
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Thank so you so much! Please pay us another visit soon :)

Reviewed May 26, 2019

Service was great! Small but varied menu and the result was great. They really know how to make you feel welcome and valued as a customer. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PaulYYZ
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

It is really important to our team that our guests feel like kings and queens when they are amongst us! Happy this shone through on your visit. See you soon for more!

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Anne H
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Response from jhmvis | Reviewed this property |
Agreed - nice casual but 'no 'code' ...indeed, it appeared that this 'side' of the two sister restaurants was a litte more casual than the other .
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