On a work trip to Montreal, I made good on an anniversary gift for my wife.
I visited Montreal on a work trip back in the fall of 2016 and spent no more than eleven hours in town from the time I landed until the time I took off. The biggest impression I got in my few moments in town was how friendly the people were. Between that and not having time to enjoy any of the town’s immense culture, I decided Andrea’s fifth anniversary gift would be a trip north the next time I had to visit for work. We turned last month’s work meeting into an opportunity to make a few days out of it, including the anniversary gift I promised of dinner at Bonaparte, a fine French cuisine restaurant in town. Below is my review of Restaurant Bonaparte, as published on Trip Advisor.
Fine Dining at It’s Finest!
When a coworker recommended Restaurant Bonaparte for an anniversary dinner for my wife and I, I decided to check out the reviews on TripAdvisor to see where it ranked. After eating there, I’m shocked it’s only listed at number seven in Montreal. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bonaparte topped the Fine Dining list!
From the moment we sat down at the bar to wait for our table, we were greeted with friendly service, that would only be topped by the caliber of the food. An excellent wine at the bar followed by chicken in a sage cream sauce and pork in the sweet and sour sauce were all exactly what we had expected in French fine dining! (Personally, I was surprised that I wasn’t more of a fan of the lobster bisque, but to each his own, I guess!)
After our meal, we had to delve into the world of French desserts in our French Canadian experience, and we were not let down by any means. My wife enjoyed the lemon and lime meringue pie, while I could not resist the sampler platter. What better than a little bit of each?
Bonaparte ranks as a top of the line fine dining restaurant. As expected, the food prices are substantial, but it is definitely the place to go for a special event!