About ONoir

Onoir is the first restaurant in Canada that invites you to experience food, drinks and conversation like never before, IN THE DARK!

124 Rue Prince Arthur East
Montréal, QC H2X1B5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Global, International, French / Canadian

Hours of Operation:
-From Sunday to Thursday you can reserve from 6h PM to 8h30 PM every 15 minutes!

-Fridays and Saturdays we have 2 seatings, one at 5:30 PM and the second at 8h30 PM.

-Don't miss our terrasse opened every day during the summer!

-Tuesdays are closed during the winter.

Cross Street:
Rue de Bullion

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 937-9727

Website:
http://www.onoir.com/

Parking Details:
You can find a private parking on the streets of St-Laurent and St-Dominique between Sherbrooke and Pins!

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

ONoir Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (64)
Special Occasion (55)
Worth the Drive (43)
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Good for a Date (43)
Romantic (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Authentic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Tasting Menu (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great Beer (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of those experience that you should have at least once in your life.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Repas de St-Valentin, Prix "booster" de 20$ par rapport au prix normal pour un 4 services. Le menu 2 service n'était donc pas offert.
Il n'y avait que 4 verres dans notre bouteille. Nous n'avons pas compris où étaient passés les deux autres verres (habituellement une bouteille contient 6 verre! La même chose est arrivé à nos voisins de table). Bouffe bonne, correct, sans plus sauf les pâtes qui étaient (pour un plats à 25$) trop cuites et un peu fades.
L'expérience en sois est agréable. Le serveur Sammy était très sympathiques. Nous sommes sorti content de ce souper mais en regardant nos 2 factures de 120 le lendemain matin nous avons convenu que la qualité de la nourriture n'était pas à la hauteur du prix demandé.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my second time coming here, and O.Noir is always a fun, novel, thrilling experience. While it’s usually a great place to focus on conversation with someone (as well as the tastes and textures of the food), I found the seating was a little tight and was about two feet away from a very loud couple who made conversation with my own date difficult. A little more space between their tables (or at least the ones reserved at the same time) would have made the night perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Pitch black environment raises all other senses and enhances experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

I drove an hour to get to this restaurant and was not disappointed. The personnel was delightful, the ambiance was great and the food was delicious. I find it a little bit pricey for my range, so this would be a once-twice a year occasion for me but I love sharing the experience with friends and colleagues.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I went there for a date and it was such a great experience ! The food was amazing, too !

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was an awesome experience. Everyone should try it once. I had read reviews that said the food wasn't great but we were pleasantly surprized. Everything was delicious. Very fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Was ok
I bought the meal on groupon
But when I got there they told Saturday’s that it wasn’t good for Saturday’s
So it cost me three times the amount
Soooo I won’t be going back unfortunately
I drove over 1 and a half hours just to find out that
Instead of 58.00 with the tip and taxes it ended costing 200.00 with the 58.00 reduction

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very interesting and novel dining experience. Absolutely pitch black dining environment while being served by visually impaired waiters. Make sure to make a reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a really nice time! It was a good experience ! I would recommend it !

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Highly recommended. Quite an experience dining in complete darkness. Their ceviche and jumbo shrimps were excellent. Staff very friendly.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Merci à Rodrigo, notre serveur pour son service! Super soirée!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was an a great experience but there were 3 things that really disturbed me.

1. The room was too cold, and there was no easy way to leave the room. Even if you did, it would partiall ruin the experience.
2. There wasn't enough food. Had I known, I would have ordered a 3 course meal, not 2.
3. The waiter wasn't very good, he interrupted our conversations constantly and was a bit passive.

Overall, we enjoyed the dining in the dark experience, but had it been in a normal restaurant we would have been a bit upset.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was excellent, the food even better, but the noise was really irritating comming from the other tables... It is quite an experience and i recommend it, but only on quieter days.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A great meal in a unique environment. We especially enjoyed the option to order a "surprise" dish for any of the courses. We would highly recommend this experience.

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had a great dinner there with my partner for our first visit of Montreal. The best meal I had there and certainly an experience to be lived at least once. The food did not disappoint either ! Great experience overal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Vraiment excellent!!! Nous avons vraiment l'intention d'y retourner

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Fun, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our server Tim was exceptional and should be recognized. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 20, 2018

would have been great if the experience hadn't been wasted by some dumb youngsters, loud and rowdy as hell, acting as they were the only ones in the place. Such a lack of consideration. Waiters should actively manage these clients... but they didn't.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Truly a unique experience. You must try at least once

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent experience. Very attentive staff (our waiter Sammy was amazin), good food and an overall awesome and unique experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 19, 2018

On ne connaît l'utilité des yeux que quand vient le moment de voir.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were visiting Montreal and had to check this out! Awesome experience

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Montreal is famous for great food and restaurants, and O Noir is no exception. We were very impressed with every dish we ordered and each was expertly cooked and delicious. The friendly professional staff made us feel very welcome. The dark dining room became loud and raucous so I'm not sure I would recommend it for a romantic dinner, but rather for friends and families who enjoy an energetic atmosphere - there is clearly something about the dark. One could get caught up in the festiveness.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This experience was one I had never had before. Eating in the dark only allows you to use your sense of smell and taste. The food was amazing and the portions were hearty. We let the chef surprise us with the appetizer so trying to break down the plate and guess what we were eating was really fun and neat to hear everyone's difference in thought. For dinner I selected the rib duo and I enjoyed every bite, another person got the rabbit which was interesting because they had never had rabbit before and they were eating it in the dark, 2 other people got the surprise and their meal was the best. It was fun sharing as we were placing food in each other's hamds. Dessert I selected the creme brulee and they all got the surprise. Every dish was packed with flavor, surprise, and yummyness. The noise level was a little high. At first we thought it was because we couldn't see but a large group that went in before us started singing at one point. A couple dishes were dropped or knocked over and everyone would make a noise. You find that since you can't see, everyone talks a little louder as if others can't hear LOL. Our waiter was really nice and a great guide. I am still amazed at how they maneuver around so gracefully and give everyone their orders with no accidents. The portions are big, flavorful, and will not disappoint. We ate there 4 days ago and still talk about it. Definitely would like to go back if we are in the Montreal area again.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Awesome. Very enjoyable date night for us both. Food and service wer a delight. Awesome. Very enjoyable date night for us both. Food and service wer a delight.

Tags: Organic, Afternoon Tea, Tapas
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very good !!! Thank you for the amazing service ! The food was delicious !

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

C'est une expérience merveilleuse, ils vous permettent de découvrir une nouvelle façon de s'approcher à un repas

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

What a dining experience from start to end! I did not tell my partner what this restaurant was all about and that made it all the more fun! You arrive and put your stuff in lockers and then order ahead of time in the bar area. Go for the surprise menu! Our server then greeted us and escorted us into the pitch black and to our table. It takes a minute to settle in as your eyes do not adjust and you are in complete darkness. Then the food came out and the fun began trying to actually eat and guess the ingredients! It was easier for me to just use my hands and that made it fun as well! The service, the food, the experience was all top-notch and this restaurant is absolutely recommend to everyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good but the experience and service alone would be a reason to go back. I think everyone who has the opportunity to dine at ONoir should do so. It will be an experience of a life time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I really enjoyed my time at ONoir, it was a very unique and interesting restaurant and the service was very efficient and it overall was a very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant because of it's unique atmosphere. Eating in the pitch dark was a very daunting yet exhilarating experience. It's a great restaurant if you want to spice things up for a party and it's a great restaurant if you want amazing tasting food. On the topic of the food, it was spectacular. It was a five course meal starting from sparkling wine followed by three courses of food consisting of deer, fish and stuffed duck and then ending with a dessert. It was some of the best tasting food I've ever had, and I believe the fact you can't see what you're eating really makes you appreciate the food even more. Our waiter Tim was very friendly and was very attentive to our needs. Overall it was a very amazing experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I went with my boyfriend while we were in Montreal for New Year's Weekend. We enjoyed the novelty of the experience. However, I wasn't blown away by the food. We had a similar experience to some other reviewers who mentioned the smell of the room and the loudness of the other guests, but felt that some of this was simply unavoidable.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

once in a lifetime experience, great service, good food. You have to experience for yourself. Had a great time with my family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have two problems with this restaurant 1 when you walk in you get close to the bar but there's no door that closes behind the main door there's only a black piece of material that hangs several time somebody comes in you can feel the freezing cold air coming so the front part of the restaurant was very cold around the bar and the sitting area. Second we were left there wondering where to go what to do and how it all worked for a very long time I would have appreciated it had we been met as we walked in the restaurant greeted and asked if we've ever been there before and then if the answer was no then they explain how it all worked. Other than that it was fun their server was excellent the food was excellent very tasty very good and it was fun. I would not go back there just for the food I only went for the experience

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Phenomenal sensory experience! Everyone has to try this at least once!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Took my daughters for their 18th birthday while on vacation. Great experience, waiter was very good. Had the three course "Special" menu, which came out and food was very good. Only thing I would of liked was a description of the dish after the meal as a way for me to confirm all items I was eating.

Menu has some interesting items and would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our group of ten had been there before, two years ago. The reception and orientation to this unique dining experience was great. The actual food service was slower than we remembered. The dining room was unpleasantly noisy once a birthday party group arrived. Our server was so soft spoken that most of our table couldn't hear his instructions or information. The food is very good and it is a good value. We were later told that it was the servers responsibility to have their tables keep a respectful noise level but that was not happening. It made us want to leave very quickly, and left an overall feeling of dissatisfaction. It is a very unique experience that is well worth it, and I would only suggest not trying to go more than once with the same group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely different! Love it!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent, surpris par la gentillesse des serveurs. Il fait vraiment noir et, les explications de l’environnement immédiat (. Table, couteau, fourchette et verre d’eau ) rendent facile l’expérience de la noirceur.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun experience with friends. It had been on my Montreal bucket list for awhile and I finally found some friends who were willing to try eating in the dark. There was lots of laughter. Be prepared for pitch blackness - I couldn't see my hand in front of my face.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List
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