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“A new experience to try at least one”
Review of O.Noir Restaurant

O.Noir Restaurant
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Ranked #92 of 5,927 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $102
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Cross street: Guy
Description: Onoir is the first restaurant in Canada that invites you to experience food, drinks and conversation like never before, IN THE DARK!
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is an experience you have to try at least one. Being cut off from your visual sense and only rely on touch, smell and hearing to move around and eat in the dark is an experience on its own.

1  Thank epabillo
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

My son heard of this restaurant from his university roommates and as we were in Montreal we wanted to try it. The concept is that it is a 'blind' restaurant where the waiters are blind and the restaurant itself is pitch black, therefore giving you an idea of how it feels to be blind yourself. We had a wonderful experience - not only was the food delicious but the experience was so unique and insightful. While three of us managed to consume our meal in traditional knife and fork way, my son (age 20) used only his fingers! He said it was just easier that way. We had an amazing time and it has been the one thing everyone at home wants us to talk about. Really everyone should try this at least once.

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1  Thank flynn_joe
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Dark idea ! A new experiment ! You discover time and taste like never.
Surely a great idea to explore with friends. You"ll have to lose control on what you"ve always done in a restaurant.
The food is good, no more, but the experiment is unique !

Thank denistmc
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a totally unique experience. We went as an 18th b`day family treat. It was amazing, great food and if you want you can order the surprise and not know what you are getting. The surprise starter was Steak tartare. We loved it. You should be completely prepared to dive in with your fingers and sharing is so much more fun when you have to guide someone to your sample. The surprise main on this occasion was a pulled pork dish with sauce that our diner just kept dipping his fingers in, first by mistake and them after we all joined in.....so much fun. We were amazed that our eyes still wanted to find some light but really the only sparkles we saw were from the static in our napkins. We highly recommend this. Also cheap parking at the Concordia Uni. underground parking on Mackay is only $6.25 for the evening and only 3mins walk away.

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1  Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

First time going, I was nervous i'll admit. After reading the reviews some loved the experience and some hated it. All I have to say to everyone is TRY IT ! Make you own decision

I had an amazing time, its quite an experience, the room is pitch dark and you can't see a thing, You walk in holding each others shoulders and your waiter/waitress seats you. The food is really amazing :) I had the surprise for both courses and ended up eating Steak Tar Tar and Pork for the main meal.

You go for the experience more than anything and it sure is something to try at least once in your life, kind of like....Sky Diving? :)

Enjoy !

P.S ----> Go for the surprise meals, Its really something special and you'll find out that you can actually like something you always thought you hated. Your eyes can't trick you here !

Happy Dining !

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3  Thank akaitaly
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