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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank dominicd
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Vivi486
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank SaidMammadov82
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank 22bubblegum22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Has a late night dinner with some friends and we loved it! Food and wine were superb but what I loved most was the atmosphere! Felt like I was back in Italy!!!!More

Thank mlittle78
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We are so thankful for the beautiful atmosphere that comes together through not only our team and décor, but the guests that contribute to it. Happy to have had you all for some late night dining, and we appreciate that you took the time to...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
4 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
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 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
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)
  • 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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