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Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin

€€ - €€€Spanish, Mediterranean,
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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17:00 - 22:30 Hours
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
310, Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with friends. Total surprise with an excellent atmosphere and pretty good food and excellent service. I was worried it was a tourist trap, but it was not! Fish was good and so was the wine.More

Thank petertherock1971
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Peter! Thank you for sharing this with us! The restaurant is indeed part of a highly touristic area in Montreal, and we think the neighborhood adds to the atmosphere we want to offer our guests! We always use products of high quality and freshness...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with another couple. Amazing place. Quite small, you must reserve, in an old building, has a great ambiance. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation, so we waited at the bar for our table to be ready, the barman Mitch prepared us amazing...More

Thank Melanie L
Roberto B, Propriétaire at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Melanie, We are delighted to read that you had a great time at Bocata, thank you for taking the time to share it with us. The history of the building in which Bocata is located, inspired us to create a unique atmosphere to receive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice evening. Very relaxed with great service and wonderful food and wine. We started with octopus (some of the best I've ever had) and a delicious salad. Our main dishes of salmon confit and lobster carbonnara were cooked perfectly. The food...More

Thank Erik J
Roberto B, Propriétaire at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Eric, Thanks for sharing the experience you had with us at Bocata! We are happy to read that you appreciated the freshness and the variety of the ingredients we serve, our team works really hard to offer our guests the best quality of food...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Excellent little restaurant in Old Montreal. I was hesitant to go with my 4 yr old daughter but so glad we did. The service was fabulous, the waiters were very helpful. The octopus and oysters were fabulous. I had lobster pasta as my main, it...More

Thank Fiat5cento
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment you had with your daughter at Bocata. We try to offer an environment that is welcoming to all our customers, little ones to grown-ups! We are convinced that gastronomy can be accessible to all kinds of palates and...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Go, meet the “Somms of Anarchy” and enjoy a lovely decorated interior, which makes you feel like home due to its thoughtfully configured Bar-Restaurant concept. Not only the design, but also the caring service and the notable food are establishing this Restaurant as the heart...More

Thank YvonneHey123
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne, we are so flattered by this outstanding review and must thank you for taking the time to put your experience into words. A lot of work and attention has gone into creating an atmosphere that not only reflects our passion for food, wine,...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited here for a Sunday brunch. We hadn’t planned it, just happened to walk by. It was quite busy but we were seated at the bar right away. The service was great. The mimosas were delicious. I ordered the eggs Benedict...More

Thank kkroe77
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for this great brunch review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and found the service so great, hospitality is really important to us. Thank you again for taking the time to write, we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this cute little place as we were looking for a place to eat walking in the cold. We were very pleased to discover this small restaurant, just a few tables in a very cozy atmosphere. I had the burrata and the sea...More

Thank LaurenceC27
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Laurence, so glad you fell upon Bocata on your walk and that you found refuge in our cozy restaurant! Sounds like a lovely meal, we appreciate you taking the time to give us this review, hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious, yet I found it difficult to find a variety of gluten free choices , this the 3*s I liked the atmosphere & French cuisineMore

Thank IslandGirl070
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write to us. We're surprised to hear you had difficulty finding gluten free options at Bocata, while brunch options are limited, most of the dinner menu does not contain grains or soy. Please never hesitate to ask...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

My wife and I were looking for a place for a light meal/snacks after an evening concert. Even though we arrived 15 minutes before Bocata's kitchen closed, they were able to put together a great selection of oysters, cheeses and tuna confit to accompany a...More

Thank dave027
Roberto B, Owner at Bocata Restaurant Bar a Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review, we really appreciate you trying both our dinner and brunch service, really means a lot! Our team takes hospitality to heart, so it's good to hear they were able to...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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

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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 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
  • 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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