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L'Orignal

4.7
4.7
1044 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French / Canadian

L'Orignal is a Chalet in the heart of old Montreal, come spend a cozy evening with staff that make you feel right at home. Family Run Business.

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French / Canadian, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 303-0479

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available upon request please email restolorignal@gmail.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Old Montreal

  • Cross street

    Notre Dame 1 Block East of St.Pierre

  • Parking details

    Parking free on the south side Notre Dame after 9pm weekdays, after 6pm weekends.Parking lot on the corner of Notre Dame and St. Pierre.

  • Public transit

    Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

English Menu

    Appetizers

    • Fresh Shucked Oysters

      • 6 ForCA$18.00
      • 12 ForCA$36.00
    • Fried CalamariCA$20.00

      house aioli and cocktail sauce

      • Kale SaladCA$16.00

        Kale, parmesan, fried capers, lemon zest, croutons, house Cesar dressing

        • Carrot SaladCA$15.00

          Roasted, pickled and shaved carrots, arugula, savoury granola, citrus vinaigrette

          • Salmon TartarCA$20.00

            Ponzu, cilantro, sesame oil, and pickled jalapeño

            • Beef Tartar (Mac Daddy)CA$20.00

              pickle, shallots, house dressing, mimolette, croutons

              • Mushroom ToastCA$18.00

                White wine cream sauce with mushrooms, parmesan, arugula, red wine jus

                • Chicken Liver ParfaitCA$16.00

                  potted with butter, served with pickled cranberries, apple and raisin compote, and toast

                  Main Courses

                  • Farmers BowlCA$25.00

                    White bean puree, roasted, smoked and charred market vegetables toasted barley, salsa verde

                    • Bison BurgerCA$28.00

                      All dressed served with fries or salad

                      • Braised Beef TagliatelleCA$30.00

                        Homemade tagliatelle, braised Beef, parmesan, truffle butter

                        • Pork SchnitzelCA$30.00

                          pounded pork chop in breading, buttered cabbage, mashed potatoes, and a grainy mustard cream sauce

                          • Catch of the Day

                            • MP
                          • 10 oz Beef BavetteCA$38.00

                            Salsa Verde, sweet potato mash, red wine reduction

                            Sides

                            • Jerk Spiced Roast Carrots, Cheese CurdsCA$10.00

                              • Truffle PoutineCA$15.00

                                • Fries with House AioliCA$6.00

                                  French Menu

                                    Entrées

                                    • Huitres Frais

                                      • (6)CA$12.00
                                      • (18)CA$36.00
                                    • Calmars FritsCA$20.00

                                      Aioli maison et sauce cocktail

                                      • Salade de Chou FriséCA$16.00

                                        Chou frisé, parmesan, câpres frites, zeste de citron, croûtons, vinaigrette cesar

                                        • Salade de CarottesCA$15.00

                                          Carottes rôties, marinées et cru, roquette, granola du maison salé, vinaigrette aux agrumes

                                          • Tartare de SaumonCA$20.00

                                            sauce ponzu, coriandre, huile de sésame, jalapeno mariné

                                            • Tartare de Boeuf Style "Mac Daddy"CA$20.00

                                              suace spéciale, fromage, laitue, cornichons sur petit pain brioché

                                              • Champignons Sur Pain GrilléCA$18.00

                                                sauce cremeuse au vin blanc, champignons assorties, parmesan, roquette, sauce au vin rouge

                                                • Parfait de Foie de VolailleCA$16.00

                                                  avec beurre noisette, canneberges mariné, compote des pommes et raisins, pain grillé

                                                  Plats Principals

                                                  • Bol du FermierCA$25.00

                                                    Haricots blanc en purée, légumes du marché fumés et rôties, orge grillé amandes et salsa verdé

                                                    • Burger de BisonCA$28.00

                                                      Toute garnis servi avec frites ou salade

                                                      • Tagliatelles de Boeuf BraiséCA$30.00

                                                        Tagliatelle fait maison, bœuf braisé, parmesan, beurre aux truffes

                                                        • Schnitzel de PorcCA$30.00

                                                          Escalope de porc en chaplure, choux au beurre, purée de P.D.T., crème de moutarde à l' ancienne

                                                          • Poisson du Jour

                                                            • PM
                                                          • Bavette de BoeufCA$38.00

                                                            Purée de patates douce, salsa verde, sauce au vin rouge

                                                            Les â Côtés

                                                            • FritesCA$6.00

                                                              • Poutine ala TruffeCA$15.00

                                                                • Carottes Rôties Avec L Épice Jerk, Fromage en GraineCA$10.00

                                                                  Last updated: April 16, 2022

                                                                  What 1,044 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                  4.7
                                                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                                  • 4.5Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                                  Loved For

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                                                                    Neighborhood Gem

                                                                  • Montreal

                                                                    Healthy

                                                                  • Montreal

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                                                                  1. DS

                                                                    DeniseS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Such a great place with amazing food and service.

                                                                  2. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent restaurant!!!

                                                                  3. C

                                                                    Clara

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Amazing food, great ambience, great staff and customer service!

                                                                  4. AL

                                                                    AaronL

                                                                    Toronto

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, service and ambience! We will definitely go back

                                                                  5. LC

                                                                    LyndsayC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    The esthetic was very specific in Canadian camping but the food was super delicious,& would totally recommend this to a friend

                                                                  6. HR

                                                                    HayaR

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Atmosphere, food, and service was absolutely amazing. By far the freshest and best oysters we have ever had. All of the food and cocktails were delicious. The waitress and bartender were both friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Everything was perfect and the inside has such cool decor as well.

                                                                  7. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Opened the restaurant before a show, great variety of local food with a nice twist

                                                                  8. IC

                                                                    IvCal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Nice atmosphere! Food was amazing! My only negative comment: portion of beef tagliatelle too small compared to the other plates.

                                                                  9. JT

                                                                    JoanT

                                                                    Calgary

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Such a wonderful restaurant! Our server Monica was the best-so relaxed, friendly, and on point. The food was incredibly tasty-we ate up every bit of it! The ambience is warm, cozy, friendly, and charming. Loved the music! Not too loud, just enough to liven the atmosphere. The next time I'm in Montreal I will be coming back to this place!

                                                                  10. p

                                                                    phillyphoody

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Love this place I make it a point to come here every single time I’m in Montreal for business or pleasure. The food, the ambience and overall experience is so much fun.

                                                                  11. GL

                                                                    GianeL

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The food far surpassed my expectations. Excellent and kind service! Would definitely highly recommend

                                                                  12. DP

                                                                    DavidP

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Good service. Quiet. Excellent wine list. Interesting menu with local products

                                                                  13. RB

                                                                    RichardB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Wonderful service, really creative and terrific food. Nice leisurely dinner, great atmosphere, would definitely go again. We had two special appetizers, bone marrow and smoked beets, the bison burger with truffle poutine, and a special porchetta, sticky toffee pudding for dessert. And the cocktails were great too, I had a Caesar.

                                                                  14. JC

                                                                    JeanC

                                                                    Atlantic Canada

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Menu assez simple. Les mets et les présentations sont correctes mais pas recherchées. Trop de pomme de terre pilées. L’hommage aux produits locaux s’en trouve un peu affaibli. Par contre le service est excellent.

                                                                  15. SP

                                                                    SebastienP

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was great. The food, the service and the price.

                                                                  16. B

                                                                    christineB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great restaurant our server was great & suggested a few places for us to continue our evening in the City. The food was outstanding. I had the salmon & it was cooked to perfection.

                                                                  17. DN

                                                                    DateNight

                                                                    New England

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Must try the smoked marrow appetizer. So rich, best to share. I was hesitant but wow. Absolutely amazing taste. The steak tartare I ordered was meh in comparison, but good. The salmon was delicious. Dinner partner ordered the beef cheek and liked it. I thought it tasted like roast beef. We were both stuffed after this meal, and we are generally big eaters. The service was outstanding...friendly and casual, but also efficient, informative and well timed. The price for all this with two glasses of wine was about $200 before tip. Kind of expensive for us, but worth it for a special occasion.

                                                                  18. AH

                                                                    AnaeH

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great. A bit expensive. Thanks for the great moment

                                                                  19. D

                                                                    Daniel

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent ambiance and great staff

                                                                  20. s

                                                                    sflip

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Ambience was great! Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Would definitely return. Great location as well.

                                                                  21. TM

                                                                    ThierryM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    All wa good : food and drinks ... service was nice and friendly

                                                                  22. m

                                                                    mcloone

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Staff were excellent. Barman was extremely welcoming of guests.

                                                                  23. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Central Coast

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    This place is special. I’ve been there twice this week. The wine list is unique and diverse. I’ve had the mushroom toast, the sublime oysters, the calamari, the schnitzel, salmon tartare and some ridiculously decadent chocolate dessert. Everything was spectacular! There are several nightly specials in addition to the regular menu. I will be back to this restaurant every time I’m in Montreal! Michael and Lisa are superb hosts who give expert service.

                                                                  24. l

                                                                    laurentb

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. Great service and great food.

                                                                  25. S

                                                                    Sand

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food was excellent, in particular the Chicken Liver Parfait, the Bison Burger and the Farmers bowl and the People were very nice.

                                                                  26. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Friendly, cozy, quaint atmosphere and the food was delicious! It was our 16th anniversary and they made it perfect!

                                                                  27. CB

                                                                    CeciliaB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                    overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                                    Loud music, table next to the washroom and to a table where all the water jugs were stored (constant movements from the waiters). But above all, the size of the plates were ridiculously small… The main courses were the size of an appetizer. Just a shame given the price of the dishes. The quality of the dishes itself was really good, very nice tasting experience. Just a pity that we left hungry and feeling stolen.

                                                                  28. JL

                                                                    JohnL

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    A good fun place in old Montreal for some fine eating with a good but short menu with lots of specials. Good drinks and wine list. Just fun cabin cottage atmosphere different from the usual old mtl fare! Nice service and adventurous specials!

                                                                  29. F

                                                                    Frankly

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    58 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    58 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A terrific meal and a great time. The elk chop, half octopus, kale salad, and oysters were all right on the money, as were the drinks, wine and service. L"Orignal is a Montreal treasure.

                                                                  30. JM

                                                                    JoannaM

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Quaint ambiance, good food and great service. Try to octopus for two if it's on the menu.

                                                                  31. RI

                                                                    RICHARDL

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Malheureusement le plat venait avec des frites mais elles n étaient pas à la hauteur de mes attentes, trop molles et trop foncées (on aurait dit que l`huile qui a servie pour la cuisson n`était plus bonne.)

                                                                  32. S

                                                                    Sadie

                                                                    Toronto

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    This place has unique decor which we really loved. The service was on point as was the food and cocktails. We loved everything we tried. We would definitely recommend this spot.

                                                                  33. EM

                                                                    EileenM

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food was excellent and atmosphere was too. Highly recommend

                                                                  34. AC

                                                                    AnickC

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Repas parfait, service impeccable, la bouffe est excellente. Très belle ambiance

                                                                  35. JT

                                                                    JulieTte

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                    Bonne ambiance, mais plats très chers et ordinaires. Le dessert était beaucoup trop gros et trop sucré. Le tartare de saumon était fade.

                                                                  36. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Charlotte

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Awesome place with great food and an awesome bar

                                                                  37. JN

                                                                    JulieN

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Ambiance feutrée et décontractée, staff d’expérience chaleureux, nourriture bonne et playlist parfaite ! Nous recommandons!

                                                                  38. EM

                                                                    ElizabethM

                                                                    Montreal

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A welcoming and charming brasserie located downstairs in Old Montreal. Food is creative and delicious, well presented. Decor is like a trapper’s hideaway with a gourmet chef. Perfect!

                                                                  39. LI

                                                                    LucI

                                                                    Ottawa

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Absolutely a great night. Amazing food, ambiance and service

                                                                  40. AA

                                                                    AriA

                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We have dined here twice. We love the restaurant and our waitress was fantastic. Cozy with great food.

                                                                  FAQs

                                                                  L'Orignal is rated 4.7 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                  Booked 14 times today
                                                                  Google Map for L'Orignal

                                                                  479 St. Alexis Montréal, QC H2Y2N7

                                                                  Additional information

                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                    Notre Dame 1 Block East of St.Pierre

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Old Montreal

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    French / Canadian, Seafood, Farm-to-table

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                    Parking free on the south side Notre Dame after 9pm weekdays, after 6pm weekends.Parking lot on the corner of Notre Dame and St. Pierre.

                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                    Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                    (514) 303-0479

                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                    Private events available upon request please email restolorignal@gmail.com for more information.

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