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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Maywood
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Great combo of atmosphere and food. Service was amazing.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. Funny that the look of their menu does not reflect how good the food is. I almost did not go in because the menu looked like regular cheap restaurant. Don't expect big dishes here (like the menu makes you believe). There is regular size dishes but very well done.

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russell ontario
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for brunch. Service was spectacular, atmosphere was welcoming, food was very good. Cafe lattes tasted like the ones we had in Rome. I wanted something not on the menu and that was no problem: 2 eggs (poached in red wine!) on toast and it was perfect. We will be back for dinner. Highly recommend. Staff was truly exceptional... More 

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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch as they serve brunch all day! Small restaurant with great decor and atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was delicious with just the right sized portions and was not overly expensive. It is a must try

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

Hi Erin, thank you for the time you took to review Bocata. We are so happy to hear that our brunch was good to you! To be called a "must try" is a tremendous compliment, so we thank you for that. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One never knows what to expect in the heart of a tourist area. Too often food can be overpriced and service poor. Not Bocata. The food was not cheap, but well worth the price. Very generous selection of wines by the glass which were fairly priced (unlike many places which charge a premium for buying only a glass). Lobster pasta... More 

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Canada
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were in northern Spain last fall, we had seafood almost every day if not twice a day. This resto served some of the dishes that reminded us of our travel. What struck us was the pimiento de Padron that was on the appetizer list. What a pleasant surprise to be tasting them again. In addition, we had the... More 

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Thank Lena5209
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We begin by thanking you for taking the time to leave us a review. One of the best compliments to our cuisine is to hear that someone familiar with Spanish dishes has recognized and appreciated what we offer. As for the service, we work hard to ensure that we provide only the best, so it pleases us greatly to know... More 

Montreal, Quebec
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Small intimate restaurant in Old Montreal with eclectic decor in what must be a very old building with exposed walls. Started the evening with interesting cocktails and appetizers. Fresh oysters and mini peppers fried with chorizo sausage bits. Both recommended. The two main courses that stood out were the Sea Bass and the house specialty Lobster Tagliatelle, both were delish.... More 

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

We would like to begin with a big thank you for taking the time to review Bocata. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Our sommeliers are one of our proudest assets, making us very happy to hear that you enjoyed their service. We have to admit, we are definitely a big fan of... More 

Long Beach, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tiny rustic dining room which feels like you are somewhere in France. Small but varied menu. We enjoyed oysters, and squid risotto with lobster. Nice wine and friendly, excellent service.

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

Hi Linda, we want to thank you for taking the time to review us. Thank you for your kind words about our establishment and for your appreciation for the service we offer. We hope that your experience with us is one that will have you come back and see us soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We (2 adults and 17 and 13 year old boys) loved our dinner here. The restaurant is small and cozy. Decor is lovely. The food was outstanding. The boys had croquettes of beef and we all had oysters for starters. Salad was perfect and our pastas were fantastic. My husband said the lemon meringue he had for dessert was the... More 

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

Hello Patricia, we want to start off by thanking you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you were able to share a beautiful evening with your family, and that we could be a part of it. Your compliments to our food are greatly appreciated, and knowing that a dessert-connaisseur such as your husband enjoyed... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed in the food. Ambiance was great, but my fish rillettes toast with avocado and poached egg cake with an avocado purée that tasted like what you get in a fast food place, and the egg was a hard-boiled egg, not poached. Those are 2 very different ways of cooking eggs, and you would think a restaurant like... More 

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

First, thank you for taking the time to review your brunch experience with us. We always appreciate it when our guests share their constructive criticism and bring certain issues to our attention. As you mentioned, our standard is not to serve something that tastes like fast food; we apologize that on this occasion we weren't able to deliver the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
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
10:00 - 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
Description
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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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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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