*Please note we reserve double seatings on weekends and you may be seated after or before another guest.
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Parking lot on the corner of Notre Dame and St. Pierre.
It was fine. But only fine. The food was prepared well enough but plating was bland. The service was noteworthy for how poor it was. They sort of stuck us in a corner and forgot about us. (A vase of long-dead flowers next to us as company? Meh.) If you're looking for a memorable dining experience, head to Barocco instead.
Great food and bar area is perfect for solo diners.
Wow! What a great find!! Had the Salmon Tatar and rabbit pot pie with a fabulous private reserve Bordeaux topped off with an espresso. We will be back.
We were really pleased with everything this restaurant as to offer. Surf and turf right now is a must have. Perfectly cooked sirloin and sauted mushrooms/onions to accompany it, and well seasoned shrimps are a safe bet for your tasting buds. Thanks again !
Best oysters I have had in a long time. The cod was excellent and so was the service. Great ambiance and friendly and accommodating staff.
The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. For some it's a little chilly wear a sweater if you get cold
Bel endroit pour un souper d’affaires. Belle ambiance. Service professionnel et courtois.
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre soirée au restaurant l'Orignal.
Le décor, l'atmosphère et la musique rendent l'endroit très accueillant, le service était excellent et tout le personnel très sympathique et professionnel.
Pour la nourriture, quelques petits bémols.
La sauce pour la boulette de Wapiti était bonne mais plutot forte (BBQ Fumé) et ne mettait pas en valeur la saveur de la viande.
Les gnocchi et les légumes qui venaient en accompagnement du Sanglier n'ajoutaient rien au plat principal, ce qui est domage car avec une si grosse pièce de viande, des bons accompagnements auraient rendu le repas absolument parfait.
Une belle soirée vous attends si vous décidez de l'essayer.
Perfect atmosphere! Delicious food. Excellent service. Exactly that we are looking for to celebrate our 1st anniversary.
The oysters were amazing with freshly grated horseradish. We watched the bar tender shuck the oysters at at jaw dropping speed!
Debbie the waitress was very good but the other two guys were way too laid back. Needs better structure for the type of menu it should be more on point
Great, friendly service. Really enjoyable food and good recommendations on dessert.
Wonderful setting. We had the special and it was delicious! An amazingly savory steak with a tasty side of fresh breaded calamary!! For deset had crème brûlée that reminded me of Paul Bocuse’s exquisite recipe. The service was delightful. Thank you for making our evening in Montreal one to remember!
Awesome dinner location in Montreal. Found L'Original on Google maps because it was close to our hotel. When I looked at the menu and saw the "Cauliflower Steak" I knew my vegetarian wife would like the place. Only a couple blocks away we walked over and were among the first to be seated as they opened. Warm inviting atmosphere inside and very friendly staff. (That is not always the way it is to English speakers in Montreal)
Were seated and brought a menu that contained about a page of items and yet a wide variety of tastes. Good meat, fish and vegetarian options. Attentive friendly service for ordering.
My wife ordered the Autumn Salad which was a mix of greens with yellow beets. I had the Elk meatballs served in a Bourbon sauce that had just the slightest hint of sirracha that gave it a slight tingle as a bottom note of the flavors.
My wife did order the Cauliflower steak which came with veggies and roasted potatoes along with a chick pea puree. She loved it to the last drop.
I had the Pork schnitzel and it too was fabulous. Serviced mashed potatoes and "crispy kale".
For desert we had a wonderful bread pudding with pumpkin and fresh whipped cream on top. Not too sweet.
All in all a serious "keeper". May even go back again before we leave Montreal.
Great service and Cocktails! Very fresh seafood selections and meats. Would go back again!
I liked this place a lot, very nice staff and Micheal was super friendly at the bar. Recommended 100%
Returned to this restaurant after having had an excellent experience last year. This time the food, while very enjoyable, was not quite at the same level. Thus, the mushroom toast - which was exceptional last year - was suffered from being the toast being slightly soggy. Similarly, while the mains were very good they did not arrive as they should have been. Perhaps it was an off night in the kitchen.
Staff was unbelievable. Very welcoming. Debbie and Diane were fantastic. We will be back.
Interesting menu, lovely setting, delicious food. Good music selection (soft rock), but too loud.
Food terrible. Even the deserts. Every dish terrible.
Le décor est original. Les lumières tamisées. Les plats absolument délicieux. Service et vins excellents!
Wonderful dining experience
The quality of food has gone down significantly since last year. It used to be amazing. Now its just ok. I think they have a new chec
One of the best restaurants in Montreal! It's a gem!
This was my 2nd time at the restaurant and the food and atmosphere was as amazing as the first. The oysters are amazing. I’ll be in Montreal for another week and will surely go again.
L'Orignal was friendly and service was pleasant and helpful. (We were placed at a table in a busy location, but when others left a quieter location the waitress suggested we move - nice of her!) The food is good, and the ambience fun with moose heads on display around the room.
Fantastic. Great atmosphere and great food.
Great ambiance and service, but the food was disappointing at that price-point.
Excellent food and service.
The restaurant is set below grade in an older building, and the stone walls are enhanced by crosscut wood slices surrounded by moss. The seating is cozy but not too tight, just one row of tables in our section. I enjoyed Icelandic cod in a vegetable infused broth, my wife had lobster risotto. We started with bone marrow appetizer. The wine list was reasonably priced. The servers were friendly and attentive. I would recommend for casual and creative fare.
I have mixed feelings. Atmosphere, location and service were very good. My wife and I enjoyed our salads and appetizers ("entrées") (we both ordered salmon tartare). However my main course ("plat") of "lobster broth risotto" was disappointing and quite overpriced. It included a small part of a lobster claw, but contained no other aspect of a lobster ("homard") and had no lobster flavor whatsoever in the risotto.
Canadian spin on everyday North American and European standards that either can be great or not executed well. Definitely a good spot for after work meetups and drinks for sure.
Everything is good, except the servants took away our plats and ustensiles too fast, even before we finish eating. It was just because want us to leave before 8:30 (the table reserved for next guests)
Great food with a changing menu that has many locally grown choices. I had the rabbit with bacon and it was outstanding. Would definitely go there again. Had a great bottle of wine as well which the staff was really great about keeping our glasses filled, and this was difficult to see as we were tucked away around the corner. They came over expressly to check! I appreciate that type of service! Well done!
Perfect for a cozy dinner with friends. wide variety on menu. good service.
We loved L'Original! It had that up-north Canadian vibe that we were hoping to find in Montreal. Very friendly server, excellent menu and wine list. We had a reservation, but found we were seated early, since we wanted to relax and just have a cocktail before ordering. No one rushed us and the specialty cocktails are great. Food was wonderful, especially the Lobster Risotto and oysters.
I had bone marrow, and the Special which was a duck breast. I’m still thinking about it, it was so good!! Server was great although somehow we got our mains before our starters, but was an honest mistake that she easily remedied. Very happy with the experience there!
Charming place, friendly and efficient wait staff, such a creative menu! The house beer is wonderful. If I lived here I’d be a regular.
The service was extremely slow, I feel as if they did not have enough servers. However, servers were great and apologetic. Food was good we did enjoy ourselves.
Great food a bit dark for our taste, their suggestion of 30% tip was not something we chose. Great overall!