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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
+1 514-507-8727
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pata negra” (13 reviews)
“sea bass” (16 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Really recommend the fish; we were in Canada for two weeks and this was my husband's favorite meal. Friendly staff, beautiful open-air windows in warm weather. Reservations recommended!More

1  Thank Ruleena
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Many thanks! We are beyond flattered to hear that we were your husbands favorite meal while visiting our beautiful city. It also means a lot to us that you let us know. We hope that you will visit us again sometime. All the best to...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my dinner experience here, good smaller restaurant tucked away in the old port area. Service is really good as is the food.

1  Thank dominicd
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi Dominic, thank you so much. We are always really happy to hear when our guests enjoy their experience as much as you did! It is very encouraging. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

We enjoyed the intimacy of this restaurant and the great staff, very friendly. The food was good and reasonable.

1  Thank Vivi486
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

This review is very appreciated, thank you so much. We would be happy to have you back, anytime! We're proud of our staff and love that you found them to be equally friendly. All the best!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Very authentic place with excellent service and delicious food! We had a brunch and enjoyed every second spent in Bocata.

1  Thank SaidMammadov82
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

This is so great, thank you for taking the time to let us know! We're happy to hear that our authenticity was appreciated and that you enjoyed every second with us. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Food was good. Wine recommendation was excellent. But $260 (with taxes & tip) for dinner for two was over the top for average food. The lobster pasta dish was marked as "market price" leading you to believe that there would be at least a lobster's...More

Thank djtndkrns
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our wine recommendations. Regarding your lobster dish, we are disappointed that you were not pleased with it and do sincerely want to apologize that you left in any...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and a good Playlist, but if you're looking for a meal I would suggest elsewhere. Meals cost $25 minimum (up to $50) and are very very small portions. You will leave hungry. Drinks average $13.More

Thank 22bubblegum22
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our menu is composed of three sections: snacks, appetizers and mains. Our snacks start at 4$ - 9$ range and we have a great selection of appetizers in the 10$ - 18$ range. Our larger meals...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about Bocata...the staff (Mitch, Laurent and the incredible chefs), the atmosphere, the divine food and the absolutely perfect Bocata created playlist wooing is throughout the meal. Delectable menubitems, each and every one. Love this beautiful little place and will definitely be back!...More

2  Thank 961sarahc
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much, Sarah! Your kind words really do mean so much. It is so great to hear that you appreciated everything from the dishes, the entire team and even the music! Reviews such as yours are encouraging and remind us why we love...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had a look for wine bars in the area and this came up. We didn’t get manage to get a booking and they were able to seat us for 90 minutes which was perfect for a pre-dinner drink. Waiter was great, walked us through the...More

Thank Anabel C
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Anabel, we are so happy to hear that you were able to join us for a quick pre-dinner bite and drink. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed our service and wine pairings. We are disappointed to hear that you wouldn't stop to...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

My friend and I (2 single 40-somethings from Manhattan), were in Montreal the first week of October, 2017. I spent some time looking on line and chatting with others to find a cozy, inviting, reasonably priced, unpretentious restaurant with good comfort food. Turns out Bocata...More

1  Thank SuzyRock
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hello Suzy, we are so glad that your stay at the lovely Hotel Bonaparte and online research brought you to us for dinner. We love hearing that you enjoyed both dishes so much, and that our wonderful Eleazar was up to par. Despite that we...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for Sunday Brunch on thanksgiving weekend. The service was super slow (again, thanksgiving weekend), but the staff was very friendly. The food was delicious, but the portions were itty bitty. I ordered the fried eggs with mashed potatoes and sobressata and left...More

Thank maybe1taco
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

First, thank you for taking time to leave us a review about your brunch experience. We find it to be disappointing that service was slow, and do apologize for this. Portion sizes at brunch are general on the smaller size as we focus much more...More

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Anne H
3 July 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-507-8727
  • E-mail
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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