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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
European, 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
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hayward, CA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank jessicatravel123
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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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Bochum, Germany
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Christian M
New Jersey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

Thank Skip-Sue
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 

Thank pastaqueen67
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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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My second time at Bocata. I enjoyed it even more than the first time, because I got to try more of their dishes! Started with oysters from New Brunswick, sweet and briny, then chorizo stuffed dates. A Jerusalem artichoke soup, special for the day, followed. Perfect Fall flavors to warm up a cold rainy day. A burrata, tangy and creamy,... More 

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

We're glad to hear your second visit was such a pleasant one! Flattered you loved the dishes you had all while enjoying the ambiance. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it means a lot! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

the room is small and quirky, with exposed brick and nautical styled lamps, a deli slicer in the center of the room, and super hero posters on the wall. the service was inconsistent and too casual, and the food though nicely plated was just competently prepared. a pork chop ordered was flavorful, but over cooked, and a sea bass dish... More 

Thank privateuser1909
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

We're disappointed your visit didn't surpass your expectations but we thank you for sharing your feedback so as we may better serve you in the future! More 

Sale, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a great restaurant - I visited here recently with some colleagues. The food was excellent; cooked well and seasoned well, it had a great wine list and I would definitely recommend/return when in Montreal

Thank Chrisandhelen01
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation! We're flattered by your review. More 

Arlington or Cambridge
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Although we had no reservation we were on the early side so got a good table in this cozy welcoming restaurant. Our server, a very friendly and helpful woman, kept an eye on everyone and came over just when you thought you might have a question about a menu item. Our meals were delicious and perfectly portioned. I had fish... More 

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

Flattered you enjoyed the food and service and glad you got in without reservations! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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