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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
As featured in Best Food in Montreal
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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bocata is my kind of place! Small and intimate but with a big personality. Very fun and casual atmosphere. Trendy. Great service. Most important great food and wine!

Thank Joe R
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant while strolling about town. The hostess knew everything about the menu and was very enthusiastic and fun. The lobster carbonara and pork chop dishes were both fabulous and the citron meringue dessert truly amazing. What fun to find such great food without a review or recommendation! Yet I am compelled to provide a great review so... More 

Thank Stacy P
Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect choice in the Old Port for dinner. The atmosphere is cosy and feels European, the food was delicious and the service wonderful. The menu is different and everything we tried was great. We had the cheese plate, radish special and the tomato bread to start and all were fantastic. Entrees were all delicious - and don't... More 

Thank familytravelers27
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Bocata on the last night of a girls' trip to Montreal. The restaurant is in the heart of Old Montreal, a charming and romantic area. The restaurant is very intimate, which makes the eating experience all the more enjoyable. I would strongly recommend reservations for this place. The food was delicious, but what was truly spectacular was the... More 

Thank GachGal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking past overpriced restaurants in Old Montreal, we stumbled into Bocato. Really cool looking restaurant, simple (but tasty), menu, and nice host. We sat at the bar, talked to the GM, and enjoyed tasty food. Especially given the current USD/CAD exchange rate, what a bargain of a meal.

Thank Tim F
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice warn ambiance, and music was quiet to we could have a conversation. Our waitress was great. We ordered a bottle of wine as we read reviews saying the alcohol pours were small. We observed that was true. We started with a cheese course and stuffed pepper. Small but tasty. I ordered the lobster roll with endive a pear... More 

Thank Roberta H
San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at Bocata this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding! Dessert of lemon tart with meringue was totally scrumptious. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the Old Montreal area by the port.

Thank ZihuaMitch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was not was I was looking for but was very good. Specializes in sea food and meats. The smoked salmon appetizer was very good. The prices for the meats were a little high but we order appetizers and one main dish and turn out ok. The service was a little slow.

Thank Degustapr
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and a wonderfully inventive menu. Sat beside a proud American wanna be gentleman who made it very clear to all that there was not one thing he wanted on the menu. We enjoyed it all. The service was impeccable.

Thank Brenda M
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly-enjoyable meal in Montreal's old city -- highlighted by a great wine list, awesome food, terrific service. We picked this restaurant because the review-ratings seemed to be consistently a little higher than the other good restaurants nearby. It was a great move -- awesome place! Every detail of service was covered, the food & drinks were remarkable, and the ambiance... More 

Thank BethesdaChris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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
Welcome to your neighborhood Wine Bar, where our attentive and friendly waitstaff will welcome you 7 days a week from 5pm. You can treat yourself to rustic but refined dishes, or select a few small plates to share over cocktails, or a wine suggestion by our passionate sommeliers. Expect an eclectic candlelit atmosphere, upbeat tunes and an all around good time.

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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.