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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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 - 11:00 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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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just arrived in Montreal and wandered into the old part of the city for dinner. As we were looking at the menu, some locals walked by and mentioned that this was a very good restaurant. We wandered in and found they had a table. We ordered the seabass and the halibut special. The seabass was very good, but the... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our table of 9 breezed in for dinner and were seated in this charming gem. Our spectacular hostess Eleana timing and service was brilliant. Cucina: Fabulous - The chef (s) have depth, inspiration, and enough hands on to know the intricacies of doing octopus correctly. Bravo! Crescendo: Vino spettocolare - Prima Sangiovese from Frescobaldi in Tuscany. Well done BOCATA. You... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review! We are pleased you appreciated all aspects of your visit. We are indeed very proud of our team -their passion not only transpires in the food and wine but also strongly through service! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This so far is my favourite restaurant of Montreal. In the old town, but far away enough to not be touristy, the combination of food and service make for a memorable experience. The Lobster Tagliatelle is very tasty (but the sauce a bit too runny for my liking). Simple menu, not too many choices in a lovely setting. Try it.

Thank DMC90
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Simple, tasty food is certainly something we like to do here! We are happy you enjoyed the service as well. Thank you for taking the time to review us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in as a solo diner- server was delightful and the food was great! Had the special appetizer of deep fried mushroom -was delicious; crispy and beautifully garlicky. Loved the food, but loved that they care about solo diners :-)

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Roberto B, Propriétaire at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We are happy to welcome you wether you are by yourself, on a romantic evening for two or with friends and family... We're glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bocata was highly recommended to me by our wonderful concierge Laurent at the St. James hotel. Let me first start off by saying the food I did eat was delicious. No complaints there at all. The complaint I have is regarding what I assume is "if you don't like your meal then we are sorry but to bad." I ordered... More 

Thank Kim E
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi Kim, Thank you for your review, it is really appreciated even though it's a shame we weren't able to give you an amazing service and satisfaction that you deserved. Our ultimate goal is to be able to make everyone happy at our restaurant and thanks to your review hopefully we will be able to avoid this type of experience... More 

Irvington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

another great choice in Vieux Montreal. Atmosphere and service were five star, food just a notch below.

Thank lonk55
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi, we are happy to know that we were the final choice to you for dinner in the Vieux Montréal. We often make changes in our menus and in the way we prepare our food, in order to make it better time by time to meet everyone's expectations. Hopefully we'll see you soon so you can try our new dishes... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is good, the service was mediocre, food just ok. My husband said his pasta was good. The server misled us. She said a fish that would be deboned at the table, we got a piece of fish. We asked for appies for everyone, she said 3 we said no 4 looking at the table and got 3. She... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi Odile, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know that your experience failed to meet your expectations and our high standards for customer satisfaction. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize sincerely for your disappointing experience. We take the satisfaction of our guests very seriously and we are always looking... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Loved our meals. Fresh ingredients prepared simply but delivering an abundance of flavor. I had the local halibut special and it was wonderful. The semi- deconstructed carrot cake for desert was delicious. Our server helped us select a superb French Pinot Noir to accompany our meal. I can't wait to go back.

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your great feedback. Your words are highly appreciated ! Hope to see you soon ! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Tried to get in Saturday night and it was packed, so we booked ahead sunday. Super sweet hostess greeted us (30 minuted early) and was a great meal from start to finish. Crab cakes, bone marrow, octopus, lobster tagliatelle, lemon tart, it all was terrific. Great flavors without huge oversized portions so totally satisfied us. We had a great bottle... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to know you had a great time here! We are looking forward to hosting you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Tried Bocata for the first time last night and we will be back. The first thing that hits you whe you walk in the door is the rich, warm, inviting smell coming from the kitchen, second is the chill vibe and the cool ambiance. Started the night with a very good cocktail and then an amazing Barolo from their very... More 

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Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi Robert, thank your comprehension, we are glad everything turned out fine for your wife had a unique experience in the end. Thanks for sharing your feedback. Hope to see you again ! More 

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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
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.