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L'Orignal

#163 of 4,581 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada (Notre Dame)
+1 514-303-0479
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Today
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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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Killington, Vermont
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

L'Orignal is a delightful dining experience. Cozy / warm / romantic atmosphere, complimented by wonderful food and exceptional service. Electric offerings included stuffed rabbit that was simply exquisite. One of the best restaurants in Old Montreal!

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Thank biobern
Miami, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

had to be really diligent to find this restaurant , but it was well worth it . food was exceptional from a to b . wine list lacks a little but did find a few good wines (dont think its an priority) great atmosphere and great service well worth eating here over all the star studded restaurants

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Seattle
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276 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I've been to Montreal several times, this was the first time I had the pleasure of eating at L'Orignal and it was phenomenal. The hosts were great and very accommodating, and the food was superb. There's a really interesting selection of various game meats but enough variety that should please most of a group. The ambiance of the restaurant... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a great dinner here. We especially loved the ambiance - I would describe it as mountain lodge chic :). It has a really warm, intimate feel. The staff was especially friendly and nice. To start we shared oysters which were great. My main course was 5 star (I had pumpkin risotto), and my boyfriend says... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First decor is very nice and cozy, waitresses very helpful and very good knowledge in wine to , the dishes are so special ( mijotés) in french , the tartare de bison is fabulous , la pintade also , all poultry is great , worth trying

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Thank Rita S
Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food in an original Canadian-style decor and good service contribute to make L'Orignal a good experience overall, even though the dishes are a bit overpriced for what they are.

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Strasbourg, France
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful evening at L'original. The staff was friendly and very helpful for helping us make a choice. Also, they both spoke French and English, just as the menu was bilingual too. We had lobster and oysters as starters, then deer meet and rabbit both accompanied by fresh vegetables and (for the deer) spätzle. For dessert, we... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

found this jewel while on holiday in Montreal. Service could not have been better. Staff was always there. Oysters were off the chart!! A must to repeat next time in Montreal.

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Thank dsm1k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here often for a reason, the food is simply outstanding, especially the wild game meat, great selection of craft beer and the staff make you feel like an old friend.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

L'orignal is a warm, cozy pub-like spot tucked away below street level (at least it seemed that way). The decor is a nice mix of heavy woods and plaid, nautical motifs and soft low lighting. Service was great as were the food and cocktails, which also showed a spirited mix of influences. For example we ordered steak frites and had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $78
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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: +1 514-303-0479

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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.
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