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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

) #66 of 4,773 Restaurants in Montreal $$ - $$$ Spanish, Mediterranean,
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pata negra” (12 reviews)
“smelts” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots about this restaurant lived up to its reviews .The ambience the spaciousness the intimacy.Our waiter was exceptional.And my son said his steak was fabulous.But the music good though it was(mainly 70's) was too loud and surprisingly my lobster actually quite chewy.I did ask to...More

Thank Brian B
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the time to point out the better and lesser aspects of your visit! We appreciate being able to grow from our guests' feedback. We are disappointed your lobster wasn't memorable in only the best of ways. We hope you may...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as it was near our hotel! The atmosphere is soooo charming! The pasta and sea bass were excellent! I would recommend making a reservation as the place is quite small! I would visit here again!

Thank Mrsnd2003
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We sure hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again! Thank you for your kind words, your encouragement means a lot to us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wandering Old Town and found this delightful restaurant. No reservation but found a table with the caveat to vacate by 8:30pm. Charles is the guy to ask for as he was knowledgeable, personable, and an excellent waiter. My wife had the lobster pasta and...More

Thank Jon H
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are overjoyed to hear your visit started in a great way with us! We are always happy to accommodate those more spontaneous guests...We have passed along your appreciation to Charles and the kitchen team. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For any tourists out there, even locals, I absolutely recommend the Bocata restaurant. Okay first off, the cooks are super talented: the food tastes incredible. Pretty much every item on the menu is exquisite. The music is very nice, it's a laid back ambiance. The...More

Thank Jennifer-Lynn C
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennifer, We appreciate your kind comments and are glad you love Bocata! Your recommendation means a lot to us. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the toast with butternut squash spread, avocado, tomato, arugula, and the most perfect poached egg I've ever seen. Yum! Perfect size. No huge portions here. Price is correct for the quality and size of food. Love the space inside and out. A must do...More

Thank Hernibs
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed the start of your day with us! Looking forward to seeing you for dinner as well.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled the place by walking by and very happy we picked that place. Very impressed with everything from food, service, decor, friendly staff. Jennifer the hostess is very polite and friendly. Ask for a table with Pavel, he will be on top of things...More

Thank vegas88888
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review! We are always particularly pleased when guests enjoy every single aspect of their visit. Glad it turned out to be a nice surprise dinner for you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Bocata on the recommendation of the Ritz Carlton concierge (and a walk by). Knowing it didn't open til 6pm , we went shortly after that to get a table by the wide open windows so we could look out onto the street...More

Thank David Michael S
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate this review, David! While we are glad that you enjoyed our dishes so much, we do wish to extend our apologies for the incorrect cooking of your steak. We are also disappointed that the catch of the day was far below the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was great and the vine list infinite. However the prices are quite steep especially for the amount of food served. Not a place if you are hungry or on a budget.More

Thank Csaba M
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Bocata. While we understand that the prices might not reflect the quantity of the food presented in the dishes, we know that they absolutely represent the quality of the ingredients used. These ingredients are top quality and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent. Smelt appetizer outstanding. Limited menu but all items were delicious. Would definitely return.

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review; you made us "s-melt"! ;) We hope your return will be sooner rather than later!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first dinner in Montreal and we enjoyed ourselves very much! The service was gracious and the sommelier was available to help with our wine selections. For dinner, we started with several snacks: oysters, fried smelt, and shishito peppers. They were all yummy, though the...More

Thank ShanaWG
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, Shana! We are happy to hear that you had the opportunity to try several of our dishes, and seemed to have enjoyed them very much. Knowing that you would recommend us is the best compliment we could hope...More

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Anne H
July 3, 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 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
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
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 2:30. 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 daily and beautiful cocktails, expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.
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