ONoir

4.7
1546 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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

LQ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, all the staff were kind and helpful. It is a great experience that I would recommend to anyone.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a very nice experience that you need to try at least one time in your life.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best and most unique experiences ever. Highly recommend this to anyone. My teen kids (age 13 and 15) thought it was amazing. Great food and great service.

EM
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Unusual dining experience in complete dark with waiter that was blind. Sammy was fantastic at walking us through the meal and the entire experience was very unique. Sense overload to try to eat and drink in complete dark!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good. I have the surprise meal. My wine was also a surprise but the was only ok. We had a very noisy table next to use which took away from the experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience! We would definitely go back. The hostess explained everything and our server Maurice communicated the whole time. It really is an experience.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very interesting experience like no other for dining. We were in the dark dining room, the service was great, I am glad we did it.

SL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Quite the experience! I am speechless. Would definitely recommend!

MC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was diligent and courteous. Food was awsome. An experiençe that everyone should live!

KG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time, such a unique experience! The food was delicious, my lamb shank was incredibly tender. The server was very attentive, and always checking in on us. Everything was well organized. We have no complaints whatsoever. Would definitely recommend. Some music might have been nice in the dining area, though.

AG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

It’s our second time at O Noir and this time was very disappointing. The food was more than average , my beef tartare had nerves and was poorly cut , the mi-cuit was tasteless , overcook and the whipped cream tasted kind of fruity far from salted caramel that it was suppose to taste. The Rissoto was ok nothing more . The waiter made a mistake in the plate and we had to switch our plate me and my husband . The worst is the waiter that hit me in the head with a cocktail glass and hit me again behind the head while he was giving my son his plate . He really has issues putting the plate a the right place . He never ask if we needed water or anything . And it called ONoir but we kept seeing lights form the kitchen and it kinda messed up the experience !
Overall it was far from worth the 200$ it cost , very disappointing!

K
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was such an amazing experience! Eating with zero light gives you not only an enormous amount of respect for those with ocular issues but also really brings you out of your comfort zone. My husband was extremely nervous to do this but he loved it and hasn't stopped talking about it since! The food was incredible, the staff was great, just an all around awesome night out.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience! A blind dinner makes you test your other senses.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining COMPLETELY in the dark is an experience that you must try! The food was AMAZING - you can choose from a menu or pick “surprise” me- prefixed at an affordable price! The people there are kind and efficient- we were welcomed warmly and it was explained clearly what we were about to experience- our waiter Matthew was incredible- would SO recommend to anyone traveling the Montréal!

AA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I showed up about an hour early on the off chance we could be seated sooner. They seated us early and we had a wonderful dinner. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superbe expérience à partager en famille ou entre amis. Quoiqu'un peu craintive lors de la réception des plats, tout était excellent, mes papilles ont été satisfaites ainsi que mon appétit et même plus. En sortant, nous pouvons constater les dégâts possible ce que les non-voyant ne peuvent faire, ça remet en perspective notre vision des choses. Mes filles de 12 et 16 ans ont beaucoup aimé l'expérience et en généralement adoré ce qu'elles ont mangé. Il faut l'essayer c'est déroutant et excitant à la fois.

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TV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We were 2 and it was our first experience of this kind. Staff is really great (Sami in particular), helpful and contributes to all the experience. The only downside was that a group of about 10 young adults were extremely loud and not much has been done to mitigate the problem

ZP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This experience was exceptional.

Our orders were not properly punched in which caused a little grief for Maurice, our server. His ability to handle the mix ups with calmness and a bit of humour was amazing. So much so, we were actually entertained by them rather than being upset.

This is an absolute "must do" when in Montreal.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was good and the meal was great. The server was very nice

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Una experiencia inolvidable, lo recomiendo mucho

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SV
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience. We have heard about dark dining for years but this was our first time trying it. We really didnt expect it to be pitch black, but it was. We went with the surprise menu and were encouraged to state dietary concerns. The outcome was a fabulous treat for all the senses. This is a must do if you are in Montreal. Note; you will be asked to stow electronic devices in a locker so it doesn’t interfere with the dark experience. No problem. They provide lockers with keys.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was with my daughter who lives in Vancouver and my son who was in Montreal. I have come over from New Zealand and your place was recommended by a friend back home. Our experience was perfect. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of your lives. Much respect. Matthieu was a great waiter and the food and wine were delicious. He made it us feel very safe and looked after us very well.

L
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really amazing experience. Our waiter was incredible, so on top of everything and super friendly. The music was great, and the overall experience brought me and my date closer together. super cool.

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to O'Noir several times and I love the experience. I have brought many different friends to experience it with me - I'm a big fan! This time however there was a small problem: some patrons at another table had some kind of object which was emitting light. I'm not sure what it was - possibly some phosphorescent gloves or some handheld object. The problem was not only the light itself but also the fact that whatever it was kept moving with quick sudden movements. It wasn't enough to illuminate the room but definitely distracting and it detracted from the full experience. I asked our server Sammy to investigate and he went and spoke to the patrons about it. After that the light went out for about 5-10 minutes, but then came back on again. Perhaps O'Noir can do something to ensure patrons don't bring any sort of light-emitting objects with them into the dining room. Aside from this, it was a wonderful experience as always. Merci!

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