L'Orignal

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French / Canadian
L'Orignal est un petit chalet en milieu du vieux port. On vous invite a deguster un cocktail du maison, des huitres et nos plats du terroirs. Pour un rencontre intime ou un soirée avec Le gang, nous offrons un environne relax.
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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.

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NicholasH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here although I’m very familiar with Café Baba Yaga. We were treated like family, we had an amazing meal of calamari, salmon tartare (the best we’ve tried) and the SUPER-JUICY-DELICIOUS-I-ATE-IT-IN-THREE-MINUTES BISON BURGER. As if that wasn’t enough we were surprised by a wonderful toffee cake and some creatively tasty mocktails — which was especially nice as we aren’t big alcohol drinkers. One of my best dining experiences in Montreal. Thank you!

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JonahS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the vibe, and most importantly, the staff were top notch in every sense of the word. It was a bit of a last minute reservation as I was just passing through Montreal, but I’m so glad that I stumbled upon L’Original. Five stars all across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I absolutely adore this restaurant!!! We usually sit at the bar we love watching Michael shuck oysters usually from P.E.I. but on this occasion they were from NB, excellent as well.
From the minute you step inside and smell sweet woods love it!!
Music selection always on point, and food never disappoints.
If you havent been you should they turned 12 this year!!
A Montreal Gem!!

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MathieuN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great place, super beautiful real oldies Canadian ambiance. The Oysters for entries were really good at a decent price. Food was delicious but the steak was cold, send it back and came back the same way. Got offered a dessert that was delicious. Great service and kind people.

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ZZZZ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing lamb that falls of the bone and taste delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

02/21/2020- Super service, drinks and entrees...fab oysters... tartar and special entree Salmon

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AnthonyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Cozy atmosphere, feel like you are in a log cabin, very French Canadian feel.

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Nickname
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great feeling and scene. Quiet, well put-together, quaint, and perfect for semi-formal type of attire.
Beautiful Français Canadienne cuisine, and service in both Français and English.

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BobW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A friend and I went on a Saturday Night for our second dinner ever in Montreal. Overall we liked it. Dinner was good. The service was good. The drinks were good but on the small side and the prices were a little high. But we don't get to the city very often so maybe that's the trend. Would we recommend it?? Probably...

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very limited menu and kitchen. They did not have a second type of bread or crackers since I was allergic to the milk bread to go with the foie gras. No mustard other than American yellow mustard. Servers crash into each other going in and out of the kitchen. Steak was very small. Schnitzel was too large. Just a strange experience overall. Given the multitude of choices in Montreal, I would pick elsewhere.

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McGillParents
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience. Tartar of the day was exceptional as usual. Duck brilliant, streak always so great. Catch of the day was a bit disappointing. Cocktails superb and enjoyed a great Bordeaux - albeit for a bit of a hefty price by comparison. Service is always top notch and will definitely return.

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vipjons
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What I enjoyed was the friendly greeting at the door. Followed by a smiling face at the Bar, with food that was delicious.!
Great place for a dinner date.

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MarioB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic! The chef, Josh, offered a family style diner and the creations and flavours were amazing. From the appetizers to the deserts

Great restaurant!!

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MauraR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff was friendly and delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. Always a great experience each time we visit. Great cocktails, fresh oysters, amazing dishes and awesome music. Debbie and Michael are absolutely amazing at what they do. We will be back soon!!

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Julien
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very nice dinner and great service. It was very quiet but it was a Wednesday evening.

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NathalieT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Encore une expérience mémorable. Excellente nourriture, service amical et impeccable. Nous avons passé une très agréable soirée. Très bonne atmosphère et musique - nous avons apprécié l'atmosphère qui nous permettait d'apprécier la musique et d'avoir de bonnes conversations sans avoir à hausser la voix. Nous allons revenir bientôt. Merci!

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John
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A near perfect dinner. Great experience!

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HardToImpress
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I appreciate it was NYE which is probably where restaurants show their worst. But this was a pretty horrific experience ... Overcharged and limited service.

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Georges
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was truly remarkable! My girlfriend and I had reservations for NYE and their prix-fixe menu and every single course was perfectly portioned, presented and tasted unbelievably. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to any family or friends visiting Montreal.

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vipRachelR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The staff and ambiance were very nice. We got a delicious appetizer which we both enjoyed. Our entrees were steak and fish which were mostly forgettable. The dishes were fine, but even as we were eating them we said to each other that this was a pretty forgettable meal. We had sticky toffee pudding for dessert which we enjoyed. Overall the ambiance was great and the food was just fine.

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GuyV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place! Suited our needs perfectly for a fun night out between a couple of old friends. We were warmly received, well looked after, and the recommendations made for food and wine were spot on! Already looking forward to going back next year.

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vipTucsonresident
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was acceptable. Ran out of pork belly but served it anyway with mostly fat. Had to complain. Ultimately, taken out of the bill. They did try to compensate by giving us one free dessert. Probably won’t return.

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Bernie
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time dining here, absolutely delicious as always. Wine list - though not extensive- has offerings at various price points. Celebrating my wife’s birthday, we opted for a fine 2015 Chateaneuf -du-Pape. Paired nicely with both my unique stuffed mackerel and my wife’s Guiana fowl. Both plates beautifully presented and wonderfully tasting. Scott, our server, was well informed on the menu offerings, very pleasant and attentive without being intrusive.

L’Orignal will continue to be on our dining list on all our multi day visits to Old Montreal

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AmyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect oysters!!! Great burger and pasta with clams. Service was great. I would go back agian

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McGillParents
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another glorious meal following a Bruins victory over the Habs! Tartar du jour (lamb) and steak were prepared to perfection and exploded with taste. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambience, service, wine, etc.. all of it was Excellent!

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vipChristinec
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. So delicious. Cody and inviting. Going back for sure !

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MelissaMao
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dishes and wine. Fully accommodated my dairy allergy and our server was excellent! Will definitely be back

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skihikefishdine
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a charming bistro with terrific food. We enjoyed the endive salad, pasta with clams. and skate wing , which was fantastic.

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NicolasB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cozy place and great comfort food for a cold November evening. This type of restaurant where 1. well executed dishes take precedence over decor, 2. service is done with a smile but no fake familiarity and 3. noise level allows for a comfortable conversation is a dying breed, we need more.

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DensfordJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cuisine! They also provided me gluten free options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely and amazing experience!!!! This is a must visit while in Montréal. Thank you Michael!

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vipMikeS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Lots of fun for friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is good. The ambiance is good. The staff is good. Spent more than expected but really recommend!

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Gourmande
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tout était très bien mais nous aurions aimé prendre plus de temps pour déguster notre repas. Le service était un peu trop expéditif. Après une heure trente, nous étions déjà partis!

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Jeff
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy Canadian cuisine with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for my Birthday on a Tuesday and again they did a wonderful job. The restaurant was busy but not too loud. Food is well prepared and delicious the owner Michael and his staff are very friendly and informative. We will never have enough of this restaurant. Thank you for making our night so special.

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vipNateA
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little gem on a pretty block with friendly staff and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely cozy Quebec country atmosphere. Superb food, service, and wine.

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