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Review of Restaurant Bonaparte

As many of you know, myself and Phil were in Montréal at the end of December and there’s nothing we enjoy more than trying out new restaurants! Montreal is a foodie heaven and we had the pleasure of eating at Restaurant Bonaparte on our first night. Read on to get all the details and my rating for the restaurant!

The restaurant itself is part of the Bonaparte Hotel and is located in Old Montreal, just a 4 minute walk from the Notre-Dame Basilica. It’s housed in an historic building dating back to 1886. The restaurant itself has been opened for 33 years, and you can tell that they know what they are doing.

Beautiful chandelier in the lobby of Bonaparte Hotel

The restaurant serves French food and with French chef Gérard Fort at the helm, the food is authentic as it’s gets. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and warm and the service is excellent. If you’re a wine connoisseur, then you will surely be happy with their extensive wine list. We went with a bottle of Syrah (C si Rapatel) and it did not dissapoint.

The game terrine

The food at Restaurant Bonaparte is absolutely fantastic, we loved everything that we ate there. They have an a la carte menu but also a fixed price menu, where you can get your three courses for an amazing price of $44. We opted for the a la carte menu as it had more options. I had the game terrine to start, which was served with prosciutto and cantaloupe and I really enjoyed it. Phil had the provençale style target of snail fricassee served with parsley and garlic garnish and it was delicious.

Venison medallions with mushroom ravioli

For main course, Phil chose the venison medallions which was served with mushroom ravioli and red wine sauce. The venison was excellent and the mushroom ravioli was heavenly! I had the roasted duck breast flavoured with maple syrup and wild berries. The duck was simply amazing, one of the best duck meals I have had to date. It was unbelievably tasty and the skin was to die for. Honestly, I’ve been thinking about it since! Even though we were really full, we still ordered dessert, Phil had the apple tart and i had the trio of sorbet. Again, it was fantastic.

The duck of my dreams

Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Restaurant Bonaparte, from the ambience, to the service and to the amazing food. This restaurant will not disappoint and if you are in Montréal, I highly recommend checking it out.

Bon apetit!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Disclaimer: Our meal at Restaurant Bonaparte was complimentary. I did not know this at the time of making the reservation, or while we were eating the meal. This did not influence my opinion in any way and all opinions expressed above are my own.

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