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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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Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had the best , most memorable dinner ever thanks to Victoria and the amazing chef at Bocata! It was a cold , snowy evening and our concierge , Vincent, recommended Bocata when I was looking for great French food and ambiance....More

Thank Sherry S
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review Sherry, thank you so much for taking the time to write. We'll be sure to pay your compliments forward to Victoria, it really warms our hearts to know you had a lovely mother-daughter dinner with us. The old stone house in...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

The small size, rich color and furnishings give this a wonderful feel, it is exactly the kind of place you'd like to linger and drink coffee with friends over a long brunch. But the place is busy and they seem keen on turning the tables...More

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

Hi Aaron, thank you for this lovely description of our space. We do indeed try to give everyone a chance to experience Bocata, and we are glad you felt the staff was friendly and upbeat throughout seatings. Thank you for your feedback on our brunch...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

What a delightful little place. Had the best french toast in the world, I am sure. Every brunch dish (there were 4 of us, four different choices) was divine. Get a reservation and go!More

Thank mlh1931
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write, glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch at Bocata. Unlike dinner, brunch is first come first served, but we always welcome people to call us to get an idea of the wait time, if there is...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We loved our experience at Bocata - the environment is very cozy, especially as we went on a very cold and snowy night! Our meal was very wine-centric with some delcious meats, cheeses and a couple of their entree plates. Overall we loved our server...More

Thank Adriane L
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Adriane, the stonehouse definitely has its charm, especially during this cold season, glad you took advantage of our wide selection of wine, sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to write these wonderful comments, it is really appreciated. Hope...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

It was worth the wait! Bocata is a very trendy bistro in old Montreal. The place was teeming with cheerful and spirited customers enjoying freshly cooked fish, seafood and savouring a glass of wine. It was so packed when we arrived that the waitress suggested...More

Thank Sébastien G
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Sébastien, thank you so much for this great feedback. The lobster boil is indeed delicious, we take great care in the sourcing and the freshness of our products, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. Hopefully we see you for another...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Tasty food and friendly staff. Delicious lobster boil, fresh spaghetti, octopus, and more. Order a few appetizers to share. The desserts were so fulfilling. Great musical selection in the background...Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Earth Wind & Fire, The Roots, India Arie, Lauren Hill.

Thank Christina T
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Christina, we definitely pride ourselves on the freshness of our seafood, we are glad you appreciated it! We carefully craft our own playlists, so it's good to hear it proved to be a good backdrop for your night out. See you soon!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I loved it! Everything was so good. The service was excellent, everyone was smiling and very attentive. We ordered eggs with mushrooms, sandwich mc bocata and Spanish tortilla.

Thank SindysLaury
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for the positive review, we are happy to hear you had a great time at brunch. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 December 2017

The restaurant warmly welcomed a group of ten of us. The space was cozy, intimate and relaxed. While it isn't an enormous menu and the choices are not run of the mill, the selection was interesting. I had cacio peppe pasta, which is a very...More

Thank htravelbug
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Great to hear your group enjoyed their meal with us. Our menu is always inspired by the carefully-sourced ingredients of the moment, we're happy you found something to your liking, the Cacio E Pepe pasta is definitely a classic. Thanks for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The outside and inside of this restaurant are inviting and lively—great energy and warmth. The service was terrific. We had the lobster boil for two. It was delicious and presented beautifully. The server recommended a delicious wine that was perfect with our meal. Desserts were...More

Thank Jkpnap
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the lobster boil, it is indeed a great option to share for two, and our wide selection of wines by the glass always gives us plenty of options to...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

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 12 December 2017

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

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Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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
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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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