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Restaurant L'Orignal is a little country getaway in the middle of old montreal. Friendly staff welcome you try a specialty cocktail or two, maybe some oysters and some great terroir dishes. For an intimate night or a group get together, we'll provide a great evening!
*Please note we reserve double seatings on weekends and you may be seated after or before another guest.
We hope to see you soon.
Montréal, QC H2Y2N7
French / Canadian, Seafood, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday to Sunday: Kitchen opens 6:00pm - 11pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking free on the south side Notre Dame after 9pm weekdays, after 6pm weekends.
Parking lot on the corner of Notre Dame and St. Pierre.
Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
L'Orignal Ratings and Reviews
The food was out of this world. The service was horrendous.
The mushroom toast appetizer was eclectic and wonderful. The sauce soaks into the bread perfectly.
The king salmon entree was great as well.
The deer shank and gnocchi was one of the best entrees I have had in Montréal. The meat was cooked perfectly. It was tender and flavorful. The gnocchi was light and the accompanying vegetables went well with the dish.
The chocolate mousse was very good. Light and fluffy.
The toffee and caramel cake was the best dessert I have had in quite some time.
The service left everything to be desired. When we arrived for our reservation on time, we were seated right away. The owner commented that others had shown up an hour early or a half hour late.
Our server quickly took our drink orders and gave us a rundown of the menu. He brought our cocktails very promptly. He took our food order at that time as well. Our server then did not return for over an hour.
He had one other table of 16, which arrived well after we arrived. And that became his singular focus. Waiting on them hand and foot. Refilling water and wine from end to end and starting over again. His beverage station was literally connected to our table. But he never once spoke to us until after the table of 16 received their appetizers and entrees, which arrived before ours.
When our sever finally returned after 75 minutes, he simply picked up the empty cocktails and walked away. I tried to catch his attention to order additional drinks for the table, which annoyed him.
With only the table of 16 still in the restaurant, our entrees arrived 90 minutes into dinner. We asked for a dessert menu soon after. No one came back to take the dessert order.
When we caught the server’s attention, he scolded us for not knowing we were in another server’s section, a server we never saw all night. He tried to get us to take the bill. When we asked to order dessert, he sent the other server, who just laughed it off.
Cozy ambiance, tasty food and a superb martini. Michael, who made the martini was very friendly, professional and nice. Great service. I especially enjoyed the mushroom toasts and deer stew...yummy! I would not hesitate in recommending this place. I had a great evening.
The food at L'Orignal is excellent. I had a cod dish. I think it was cooked within a second of perfection. My wife had the farmer's bowl. The mix of vegetables and the seasoning made for a unique set of tastes and a meal that staunched the appetite without being overly filling. Neither dish relied too much on salt - an annoying habit of many restaurateurs. The atmosphere is sort of a "rustic informal". The music level was a bit much for eating. We were told the sound system was in need of repair. Service sometimes seemed a bit harried, but accommodating and friendly.
It's challenging to characterize this restaurant because it's so remarkable. The farm-to-table fare was of course outstanding; we enjoyed two different kinds of fresh seasonal salads, followed by perfectly prepared lobster fettuccine for one of us and a tender pork chop with sausage and smokey choucroute for the other. It was difficult to find room for dessert, but we couldn't resist sharing an excellent pumpkin tart on a cold, wet fall evening. Beyond solid food, wine, and cocktails, what struck us as unusual was the feeling communicated by the staff in this special place -- of homey hospitality supported by skilled and accommodating service in an environment that is both casual and somehow elegant at the same time. We were touched and delighted by the kind attention of Monika, the restaurant's talented young owner.
Everything was delicious. We started with the gravlax appetizer which was a cut above the traditional smoked salmon. Our entrees included trout which my husband happily devoured; I had the quail special which was delightful. The recommended wine paring worked well for both entrees. We did not have time for dessert and coffee but think it would have not disappointed. Will return when back in Montreal.
Lived in Montreal for over 10 years and this is one of my favourite restaurants. Consistently great service and excellent food; the latter is based on an ever changing menu that reflects the season. Desserts are always, always to die for. Cute decor and ambiance. It was my husband's birthday and they gave us a free maple whiskey shots!
The service was very poor. We got there 30 minutes early but they were not ready so we went for a drink and then came back. We still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. We chose a wine 10 minutes later we were told they did not have it. We picked an alternate and ordered the beef carpaccio appetizer and the hunters rabbit and risotto. The appetizer took a while to come out but when it did it was very good. After we finished the carpaccio 45 minutes later our entrees had not come out nearly 2 hours after our reservation. The table next to us was seated after us received there wine right away, their entrees and were finishing their desserts. The table next to them which was larger and seated after us received their appetizers and entrees. The waitress seemed to avoid us so we could not catch her eye. Finally we got up and the host came over and the entrees miraculously appeared. We were convinced to stay. The rabbit was delicious though not hot and the wild mushroom risotto was hot and tasty. The host did adjust our bill because of the poor service but unfortunately although the food was excellent, service is an important part of dining out. We were in Montreal for 3 nights had the service been better it would have been our best meal.
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