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479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2N7, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 303 0479
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Ranked #197 of 4,549 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $78
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Notre Dame
Transit: Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Located on a quiet street in the Old City you realize as soon as you settle in that this place is fun!!! Server Mylene made our night. She brought the menu alive for us. The decor is rustic Canadian - think moose heads!! The menu is truly fine!! Be brave and try the venison tartar!!! The onion and chicken liver... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The people at my hotel recommended this restaurant. They've mentioned that it was close and that it was very good. I have to say that the food was just great. We ordered a malbec to go with the Duck along with a salad. The service is super friendly and a very cool atmosphere.

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Istanbul
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had dinner with friends while in Montreal at L'Orignal. The restaurant is located in the basement of one of the old limestone buildings and is themed around the hunting and outdoors heritage of Quebec and Canada. The decor is nicely done - there is a large wooden canoe on the wall behind the bar which right away evokes the... More 

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Montreal
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140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This restaurant is located on a tiny street in the Old Port. Once the door is opened it is a bit of a surprise to find that it is below street level. However, it is roomy and spacious, with a large bar. It was an organized dinner and the canapes and oysters were not only served by the staff but... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After reviewing some of the negative feedback, I was reluctant to go there and my boyfriend needed to persuade me to go. How glad he did! It had really nice atmosphere, cozy, rustic but chic. Food was also very rustic but creative and surprising in a wonderful way. I had fall salad which was nothing like ordinary green salad but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was first into the restaurant just after opening but even sitting there on my own it had a great feel to it. It wasn't long before it started to fill up and the atmosphere picked up. Nice music - a great mix. Lighting was subtle & welcoming rather than bright & sterile. As for the food - that was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I passed by this restaurant while walking around earlier in the day and thought we'd take a chance on it for dinner. It was THE best decision we made in Montreal! Every plate was flavorful, reasonably portioned, and creative without trying too hard. We had a fantastic salad to start, which I have tried to recreate at... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place has brilliant oysters, impeckable service, relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, and excellet food altogether! It's hard to find reasons not to go here. I visited on my birthday and my food was prepared pefectly and was absolutely delicious (I got oysters to start and to share, a filet minion, and some tiramasu to round the meal out. Everything about... More 

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Linn Creek, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First, the restaurant itself is very nice - great ambiance and lighting. Second, we were there with a very large group of people (about 25 of us) and the menu was family-style: they brought out large trays of food and everyone just helped themselves. The food is some of the most amazing food I've ever had! There was a salad... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

1st time to Montreal. We picked the restaurant based on friend's recommendation. We arrived in restaurant's Old Montreal location, immediately loved the exterior of the place. The interior felt cozy with warm decor. The food was excellent, from appetizers (Duck smoked meat, beef tartar), to main dishes (Organic rabbit cavatelli, with mushrooms and a poached egg, Panseared Halibut with herb... More 

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Additional Information about L'Orignal

Address: 479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2N7, Canada
Phone Number: 514 303 0479
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 19 - 78

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