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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was awesome, the service terrific! Beautiful and cozy. Great Old Montreal restaurant. Loved the books that they put your bill in. So many hand written notes about how good the food was. Will definitely return and tell family and friends about them.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoying our Spanish omelette and just as wonderful was the service we received. Both this restaurant and the its sister restaurant next door are wonderful establishments. Cannot wait to visit again. Merci

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

Happy you enjoyed both Bocata and Barroco! We look forward to seeing you again for brunch or dinner. More 

Stavanger, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. Romantic place. Everything was perfect about the place except for the aquaman painting hanging on the wall. It was a bit disturbing. Everything else was awesome.

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Thank jebp83
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance. See you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food in a quaint restaurant in Old Montreal. Lovely ambiance and excellent service. The squid risotto was amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly and the mushroom sauce was delicious. The clam pasta special was also delicious. The mussels in the white wine and tarragon was very tasty. This was our first visit and will definitely visit it again.

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Thank estochick346
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We're hungry just reading this review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and thank you for your visit. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hayward, CA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great location at the edge of old Montreal, food is fairly hearty. Space is darkly lit and music a bit loud, sort of hipster romantic for me--which I liked, but may not be great for someone with sight or hearing problems. Food is a blend sort of tapas in style but with French technique, fair amount of pastas to choose... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your experience. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick nibble before our reservation at Garde Manger tonight. What a great place! I wish I had a spare stomach right now because I'd be ordering much much more. Everything coming by our table looks fantastic. The servers are wonderful here. What nice folks! They definitely love serving quality fare and it shows.

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Thank jessicatravel123
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, We're pleased your time at Bocata served as a great prelude to a night with our neighbors! We'd be happy to see you back for dinner or brunch soon! Take care. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had reservations for an early dinner, but the restaurant is quite small and was completely filled quickly. The menu is very limited, leaning heavily toward seafood and fish. My husband ordered oysters and the halibut special, both of which he thought were wonderful. I had the cacio e pepe, which was fantastic. We shared three snacks: the piqullo, smoked... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about you experience at Bocata! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that both the food and service were as wonderful as we strive for. We look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Bochum, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food, creative dishes with excelent taste, very friendly staff, a restaurant with a very high "feel well" factor. A perfect place for dinner. Will defenetly come back when I'm in Montreal

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

We are pleased you had a wonderful visit at Bocata and all the more grateful you took the time to share your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Montreal! More 

New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband I were lucky to have found this place by chance. We were trying to get a table next door at Barroco, however, they could not accommodate us. So we went next door – Bocata. Fortunate for us they were able to find a place at the bar – our favorite place to eat when it’s just the two... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience! Your feedback and satisfaction are the measure of our success and are very important to us. It means a lot you made a point to visit us twice during your stay and took the time to visit Barroco too... We look forward to serving you again! More 

Port Hope Ontario
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and evening at Bocata (in charming Old Montreal) with a group of friends. We had a late reservation and the relaxed and cozy vibe in this little gem was just perfect. Elena took care of us beautifully - great recommends on wine as well as appetizers and mains. Favourites among the group were the Octopus,... More 

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

Pleased you and your guests had a wonderful time with us! We will be happy to serve you again on your next trip to our beautiful city, and we'll be sure to recommend more dishes for you to try! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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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 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 theatre.
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