ONoir

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Onoir is the first restaurant in Canada that invites you to experience food, drinks and conversation like never before, IN THE DARK!
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Tout était vraiment bien. Par contre, j'ai commandé des pétoncles en entrée et elles étaient très froides. J'ai tout de même vraiment apprécié l'expérience et je la recommande fortement!

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HP
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Unparalleled. Definitely worth the experience. Staff graciously guided us newbies through the experience and dining in the dark is far more interesting than I can describe. Very much worth the trip.

RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought a client to your restaurant and had a fantastic time. Fay was tremendous in making our visit memorable and not only will I recommend to friends, I will certainly come back with family and future customers. Unfortunately I do not recall the name of the individual who took our food and drink orders but he too was #1.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience! Not something you do every day but it’s definitely an enlightening experience to dine in the dark and be served by someone who is challenged in sight yet dies a seamless service. Friendly kind warm service. Thank you for the experience. Food was very well prepared. Nice stylish food. Large portions. Good wine. Experience it!

BL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service and ambiance were really great ! The food was good, only the smoked tofu main dish was disappointing. The price is worth the experience but not the food. I still highly recommend to try it at least once !

RL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C’était une expérience extraordinaire! Vraiment, au dessus d’un Wow! Nous avons eu des voisins de table un peu plus tannant à partir du milieu de notre repas, c’est pour ça que j’ai mis le noize level un peu plus haut. Mais sinon, Samy est extraordinaire, il est drôle et gentil. La nourriture est excellente, l’accueil est courtois et tous les employés ont l’air franchement heureux de travailler dans ce resto. C’est certain que nous reviendrons!!

Merci mille fois! 😃

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing.
The only thing it was not 100% darkness.
Above me on my right was
Some light coming through a curtain or something.
On my left there was a light coming through a kitchen curtain i guess. Both were districting us.
And then but its not the restaurant fault of course, somebody came with king of glow in the dark watch and he sat near us. So, besides that it was great experience. But the light must be eliminated

TS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience and a great way to spend the evening. Food and service were lovely.

JD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It was just really quiet for a saturday night, i ear 3 group included mine and after we were alone so really quiet........ i like the experience but is more fun when they have more people, this is the reason why i choose saturday.. but i made a mistake on that one

r
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A terrific experience- we were a large group celebrating our friend’s bachelor party- despite having some amongst us that were more boisterous than others, the server Maurice and the whole team really made us feel welcome and was kind enough to give us a tremendous experience.

A
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a very good meal at ONoir with some family.
only major concern was that they offer a Surprise meal, and say they will adjust it based on your preferences. My girlfriends vegetarian meal, however, was nowhere near the quality of my dish. I feel they could put a bit more effort into producing solid vegetarian choices for those who don't eat meat, whether or not it's a surprise option.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fay, our sever, was outstanding! The food and drinks were amazing... highly recommend.

J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience could not have been better ! Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food. It’s quite noisy but it doesn’t affect the experience. Thank you Felix and Dominique ! :)

KB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tres tres bon!! Samy nous a donné un super service!! Je recommande malgré que cetait bruyant! Nous avons adoré!!

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JM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very unique experience to do at least once. Wonderful staff.

S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My date and I both ordered the “surprise” and the food was absolutely delicious! I am a picky eater so I was nervous but I ate everything on the plate without even knowing what was on it. We ordered the 3 course meal, was definitely worth the money.
My server Matt was very kind, polite, and gave excellent service!
Will be returning and recommending to friends. :)

MM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic idea, well executed, and very friendly and congenial service. A truly wonderful experience. I will recommend this to anyone visiting Montreal, and wish there were more experiences like this in other cities!

MB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing, emotional experience. It was unexpected to feel like this, eating in the dark was exceptional.

WS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time while we were there. Wonderful staff to take care of us and we enjoyed everything there. We still wonder what we had as a surprise dish! We would definitely do it again!

V
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The food was good but nothing spectacular, though that's not the primary reason for coming. Come for the experience, which is fantastic. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

There were a couple disappointments, but only minor and not enough to deter from coming back: First, most of us ordered the surprise meal, and I ordered the mystery wine with mine, while the other two ordered the mystery cocktails. I assumed that the drinks would pair with the meal, but I was very wrong. The wine and cocktails were good, but did not pair with the courses with which they were served.

The other minor disappointment was the noise level. We may have been extra-close to a speaker (hard to tell when you can't see the room layout), but it was very difficult to hear the person just sitting across the table without them raising their voice above a normal talking level. The music definitely could have been turned down a touch, but again, it may have been fine at another table if there are any further from a speaker.

Overall, I still highly recommend the experience. I wish more restaurants had lockers and forced everyone to put their electronics in them before entering the dining room. :)

DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent. Large groups can be loud. The table was cramped and a little uncomfortable. Once we were done the meal it was quite awhile before we were taken out of the restaurant.

Overall the experience was very good and we would recommend it to anyone.

D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience celebrating my son’s high school graduation. Maurice was an excellent server and guided us through the meal. The surprise food was delicious. At first the noise level was acceptable, actually quiet. By the time we were finishing dessert it had become quite noisy. Other than this I would definitely recommend the experience.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Les plats n'étaient pas à mon goût, plus particulièrement le rissoto au saumon,mais le repas de mon conjoint était excellent par contre ! L'expérience est parfaite!

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a fantastic experience eating in the pitch black dining room! Even when you know what food you are getting it still feels like a mystery when you get it!

N
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I Loved it, but a bit expensive. :P Would definitely recommend to friends. <3

MK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had an enjoyble evening at Onoir. Our waiter was fantastic. However overall we found that the food and cocktails we had were nothing special given the price. The creme brulee in particular was a let down.

The experience of eating in the dark was interesting, though eventually the novelty does wear off.

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It was really noisy at times, which lead to everyone constantly raising the voice and contributing to the absurd volume. It doesn't help that tables seem to be placed in a fairly small enclosed room, which leads to everyone hearing everyone pretty clearly. Did wish the tables were slightly shorter.

Food was ok, tasted fine, could not tell you anything about the presentation - it was completely dark.

Service was ok. The only thing I can recall disliking was how late our tea was brought in after our dessert.

Overpriced for the experience, which was a curious one. I do recommend it in the end.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply an amazing experience !!! The food was good, the server sami was really kind and the ambiance overall was awesome !!!

I
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ce fut une expérience unique et mémorable! Notre serveur, Maurice, était vraiment sympathique.
De plus, dans ce noir pour le moins opaque, nous avons développé une complicité avec les convives des deux tables adjacentes à la nôtre. Nous y avons vécu une expérience riche qui nous a permis de nous mettre dans la peau d’une personne malvoyante, bien que leur façon de vivre et de percevoir la vie soit sans contredit encore plus loin de ce que nous pouvons imaginer. Merci.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

My friend's main course was inedible and my meat was cooked too much for my appetizer and my main course. I go to O Noir once or twice a year, but this time was not a good experience.

A
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Très belle ambiance, un accueil chaleureux et un service courtois comme il s'en fait peu. Nous avons été servis par la charmante Sophia qui nous a pris en charge du début à la fin. La nourriture était très bien dans l'ensemble, mais certain plats manquaient possiblement d'un peu d'amour. Toutefois, dans l'ensemble de l'oeuvre, je ne peux qu'inviter tous et chacun à se prêter au jeu du restaurant Onoir au moins une fois. Formidable expérience.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was amazing! The dining area was a little small though. People were quite close together which made it tricky to navigate the space. A glass was broken while we were there and one of our drinks was knocked over. Granted, with the room being dark, things like this are expected (just like at a regular restaurant). However, allowing for more walking space would help prevent these accidents.
Overall, the surprise meals were delightful and the prices were agreeable.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

IMPORTANT PSA: I went into this thinking it would be amazing. Everyone who recommended it to me loved it and I was super excited... I personally did not like the experience myself AT ALL, but a few other people in my group loved it.

Overall, lots of mixed feelings - I feel like people need to know my experience in case they feel the same. I would have loved to know.

Service - 5/5 stars, amazing.
Our waiter, Sami, was so nice. I loved him! Couldn’t have had a better waiter. Food came so fast too!

Food - 3.5/5 stars, fair.
Idk what it looked like presentation wise (because it’s pitch black. Like can’t see anything at all what so ever.) the taste was fine, I think the price of the dinner was based on the experience, not for their great food. To compare - nothing special at like at a dress-up fancy restaurant, but much better than just a chain restaurant like Moxies or Milestones.

Ambience - 0/5 stars, Absolutely horrifying.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO THOSE WITH ANXIETY:

Going to be honest here, I had ZERO idea I was genuinely horrified of the pitch black (they are not kidding, completely pitch black can’t see anything at all.) I was shocked to find out this was a fear of mine. I was so excited for this - booked reservation weeks in advance. As soon as I tried to sit down in my seat I felt a huge anxiety attack coming on. I needed to leave and gather myself because I was not ready for that at all. The true pitch black experience was something I’ve never had before and I was not use to it. I kept trying to see with my eyes wide open (and obviously couldn’t see anything) but it scared the living day lights out of me - no pun intended. This experience was by far one of the worst in my life. I highly recommend trying to eat something or be somewhere that is absolutely pitch black first before doing this in case you end up being scared of it like me. I wish I knew that would scare me because I sorta just wasted all the money for an experience I hated!!

A
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an absolutely amazing experience at O Noir!! Highly recommend. Our server Matthew made us feel super comfortable and was always there if we needed anything. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unique doesn’t cover it. Such a special experience. Although we couldn’t see a thing, it changes the way we look at everyrhing. Food was excellent and the service was even better!

JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a unique experience! Dining in the dark is something that everyone should try at least once. Service was great and food was delicious.

VP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Belle expérience! Mon amie et moi avons beaucoup apprécié. Hâte de recommencer!

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VM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

toute une experience a vivre au moins une fois!! tres special et surprenanmment agreable!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience in so many ways! I will be back with friends and family.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

For sure worth the experience but in the end quite expensive, my friends and I enjoyed ourselves.
Ps. it was dark

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