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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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CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love writing up small places run by enthusiastic young entrepeneurs. Bocata is just this, in The "Old City", my favourite part of Montreal, oozing with charm, history and activity. The first thing that you notice is the warm and homely decor, the next is...More

Thank Gourmand34671
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Well, it is with so much happiness that the entire Bocata extends to you a big 'thank you!' This review means so much to us and is encouraging for everyone. Your experience with us is exactly why we began doing what we do, and continue...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small old place in the old part of the city. The service was attentive and even though the place was filled, we never felt rushed. The menu had something for everyone and the portions were ample without being too much. Everyone cleaned...More

Thank Joni443
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Joni, we are so glad to read you had such an inviting evening with us. We work hard to make our guests feel as comfortable and pleased as possible.Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Reviews such as yours remind us why we do what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 4 weeks 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 26 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

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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