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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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!
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.
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!!
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.
Amazing lamb that falls of the bone and taste delicious
02/21/2020- Super service, drinks and entrees...fab oysters... tartar and special entree Salmon
Cozy atmosphere, feel like you are in a log cabin, very French Canadian feel.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
Everything was delicious. Staff was friendly and delightful.
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!!
We had a very nice dinner and great service. It was very quiet but it was a Wednesday evening.
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!
A near perfect dinner. Great experience!
I appreciate it was NYE which is probably where restaurants show their worst. But this was a pretty horrific experience ... Overcharged and limited service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Perfect oysters!!! Great burger and pasta with clams. Service was great. I would go back agian
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!
Food, ambience, service, wine, etc.. all of it was Excellent!
Amazing from start to finish. So delicious. Cody and inviting. Going back for sure !
Amazing dishes and wine. Fully accommodated my dairy allergy and our server was excellent! Will definitely be back
This is a charming bistro with terrific food. We enjoyed the endive salad, pasta with clams. and skate wing , which was fantastic.
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.
Amazing cuisine! They also provided me gluten free options!
Absolutely and amazing experience!!!! This is a must visit while in Montréal. Thank you Michael!
Great food and friendly staff. Lots of fun for friends and family.
The food is good. The ambiance is good. The staff is good. Spent more than expected but really recommend!
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!
Cozy Canadian cuisine with great service.
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.
Little gem on a pretty block with friendly staff and great food
Fabulous place to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely cozy Quebec country atmosphere. Superb food, service, and wine.
L'Orignal is rated 4.5 stars by 965 OpenTable diners.
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