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#187 of 4,492 Restaurants in Montreal
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada (Notre Dame)
514 303 0479
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was pretty good, nothing amazing from what we ate but still quite tasty. Drinks were ok (a bit overpriced but I understand the nature of the neighborhood we are eating in), service was lackluster. Our server was a bit condescending when I pointed out original drink was made wrong and also seemed inconvenienced at times when we had questions.... More 

Thank ahennessey
Woodstock, Connecticut
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120 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here after a recommendation from some foodie type friends. We debated several restaurants, most of them "stuffier" with great ratings. My idea of a good night of eating out is 1/3 fun and laughter, 1/3 atmosphere and ambiance, and 1/3 food. L'Original hit it out of the park! This is a brother and sister venture and we were... More 

Thank Upintheairtoomuch
New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in to maple old-fashioned, this is the place to order it. Appetizers, entrees and dessert were high quality. Got the cod for my entree, which came with a cauliflower purée, which was delicious. The place has a cool vibe, is upscale casual, and plays hits from the 90s. Enjoyable evening at L'Orignal.

Thank YogaGirl85
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, the food was excellent. It's a small and cozy restaurant but very loud when full. And the martinies were the smallest (not in cost) that my husband and I have ever been served, a teeny martini. Overall, it was a nice place o have dinner on a rainy Saturday night.

Thank Gigiandjerry
Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu features extensive game options and has something for those who aren't so meat inclined. Many of the appetizers were not "shareable" based on their form which was a disappointment. Our meals were very good and were promptly brought out but after we received our meals there was no check in. It took 20+ minutes from when we both... More 

Thank Haley W
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here the one night we were in Montreal. It is a unique dining atmosphere. Rustic lodge feel that sets the stage perfectly for the cuisine. I am not much for game meat, but my husband was anxious to try it, and why not experiment when on vacation. The menu changes so check it out on line before... More 

Thank lvb663
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here. Besides the food, the maple olde fashions were especially tasty. Great date night spot.

Thank Rob D
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here last night in a group of 4. I got there early, so I decided to check out some reviews on trip advisor about this place while I waited for the others to arrive. I noticed someone a few posts below me was unhappy with where they were seated, complaining it was the worst seat in the house and... More 

Thank Tara B
Lake Worth, Florida
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had a very wonderful dinner at L'Orignal. Restaurant was not very crowded on a Sunday evening, and we so enjoyed the music playlist, which happened for us so many times in Montreal. Good service, great ambiance, be sure to give it a try if you are in Montreal.

Thank judi w
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic find for a second sitting late night diner . Food delicious in ambient setting . Fabulous music and excellent atmosphere. The service was exemplary . We had such a fine meal and finished the night with some excellent complimentary digestives . Won't forget it .

Thank Kathy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $78
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada
    (Notre Dame)
  • Public Transportation: Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514 303 0479

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center 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 center, 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 theater.