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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JT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Parfait pour un "Blind Date" selon moi car ça permet de garder le focus sur l'essentiel; la personnalité et l'esprit de la personne assise devant nous.

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O
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ceci fût une très belle expérience qui sort de l'ordinaire et je recommande à tous d'expérimenter cette expérience culinaire.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons aimé beaucoup notre expérience. Tous nos autres sens étaient amplifiés. Ce qui nous a permis de connecter avec autre chose. Se mettre dans la peau des non-voyants est une expérience à faire et refaire. Cela nous a permis de mieux comprendre leur quotidien.

Merci et bravo à votre équipe !!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool experience! Can pick between a two course or three course meal, as well as any drink pairings. The room is completely blacked out, so you’ll select your meal in the bar area before heading into the special room. Your waiter guides you into the room and will instruct you on everything. At first it’s almost unsettling how dark the room is, but then your instincts kick in and you adapt. Eliminating your sight allows all your other senses to heighten, including your tastebuds! I recommend ordering the surprise dishes on the menu, adds some extra fun as you try and guess what you’re eating and/or drinking!

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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

O'Noir was a lovely experience. The ambience was great and the service was fantastic. Would recommend friends to go at least once.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The experience was one that I am glad I had, but I wouldn't do it again.

Appetizers: I was sitting there, with mine in front of me, waiting on my partner's to arrive, for about 20 minutes. I couldn't see to ask the waiter where hers was. Kept waiting till he tried to take mine away, and then I said that I hadn't started because I was waiting for her to get her appetizer. We both asked for not spicy, we can't handle spicy. Mine was not spicy, hers was very spicy (when it finally came). So I ended up eating a cold, but not spicy appetizer, while she ate a hot, but very spicy one.

Main meals: We ordered the "surprise", and no one told us what it was. We had no clue where the food was. If it had been described, then that would have made the world of a difference on how to eat it, but I ended up eating polenta and slow-cooked beef (on the bone) with my hands. Not very romantic. I asked the waiter to wrap the rest of my food and he said there wasn't any left. I know for a fact that I only ate a few bites from the dish, and the majority was still there.

Desserts: I got the surprise (still have no clue what it was), and she got the creme brulee. It arrived inedibly burnt. Neither of us could eat any of it, it was so burnt. The waiter didn't offer to replace it, and only when I commented in the lobby did they refund us the app and the dessert.

Giving someone spicy or burnt dishes, when they are not expecting it is bad service. Doing it in the pitch black when they can't see it is a betrayal of trust and unprofessional.

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DG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was. Christmas gift that I received from my daughter.

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SC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a culinary feast and a memorable life experience! A mere 2 hours in the life of a blind person is enough to shift your paradigm on the whole eating experience. You never realize how your sense of taste is influenced by your sight until you can’t guess what you’re eating correctly. Take at least one ‘surprise’ course for the full experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, very interesting idea! Completely in the dark is a whole new experience. The food was very good, not entirely extraordinary, but overall definitely worth it!

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K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Il fait faire l’essai au moins une fois de manger dans le noir total!

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J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belle expérience pour sortir de sa zone de confort et essayer quelque chose de nouveau!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very unique and fun idea! It really is pitch black in the restaurant- you can eat mashed potatoes with you hands (and probably will have to because it’s rather difficult to use a fork in the dark).

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IA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The price did not reflect the food for the vegetarian options. While the food was not bad, the tofu was really plain and the portion was extremely small. We spent $120 on two people, and when we left we were still hungry. I would recommend vegetarians get the surprise option rather than the set menu.

This was a very unique concept and it was very cool to experience. It really puts things into perspective as we tend to take our sight for granted. Service was fabulous.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Accueil excellent, très bon service et gentillesse de notre serveur Sammy, repas très agréable à tester vraiment !!!

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such an amazing, unique experience! Great way to ring in the new year!!

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PA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

An unforgettable experience! I took my teenage children to Onoir for dinner on new years' eve and we had a great time. The room was incredibly quiet at the beginning but then a reparti was established between the tables. We were even singing at one point! There were tourist from various countries which created a great international ambiance. Our waitress Sophie who said she had worked at Onoir for 7 years was very professional, friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding. Blocking out one of your senses really does enhance the whole tasting experience. We have two family friends who are unable to see and our experience at Onoir gave us a bit of insight into their daily lives. Great food and great time guaranteed and reasonably priced too!

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Z
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I made a reservation at ONoir about three weeks in advance. My kids and I looked through the menus and decided on two and three course meals. When we arrived at NYE, we were suddenly confronted with choosing a four course meal for 59C$ (!) each. Three weeks before they didn’t know they would offer a NYE special for that price, and could have posted it on their website? We had to chose a cold and a warm appetizer, a main dish and dessert. As warm appetizer we chose the calamari. It turned out they were served in a salad. So no warm appetizer at all. Our server spilled my kid‘s soda. No big deal. But no offer for a refill. My crispy tofu was not freshly made and served. It sat in the kitchen for quite a while. The risotto was served without a spoon which makes it difficult to eat especially when one can’t see the plate. Overall, I think the food must be a flavor explosion when one sense is limited. It wasn’t. Going there is a good experience to learn to adopt to an unusual environment within about 90 minutes. But spending 250 C$ including two sodas and a raspberry-vodka drink (I tasted no vodka at all!) on two kids and an adult was crazy much.

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AH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our second time to O’Noir and it remained a unique and delicious experience. We ordered surprise courses and drinks on both occasions and weren’t disappointed! It’s really stimulating to evaluate what you’re eating with no way to see it. And the wines they matched with our meals were spot-on. We look forward to returning again for more surprises!

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F
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely adore the experience of eating in the dark and the service is excellent. The only thing that's a bit of a problem is the noise level.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a memorable time at ONoir. Our server was wonderful and the dining experience was as unique and intriguing as we had hoped. Overall the food was great and the textures and flavours were amplified in the dark. Unfortunately our reservation was delayed an hour and we had to confirm our reservation and dinner orders with 3 separate staff members while waiting. The confusion did set us off on the wrong foot but we will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and insightful evening. Thanks for a great time!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really, really good food although we had to cheat and use fingers to find it. :). Prepare yourself for a meal in total darkness...your eyes will not adjust. Very good food and service.

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, fun and delicious. The only thing I don't like... too loud.

Waiters, incredibles. Food delicious

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Deff worth the visit. Amazing experience. Service was great they explained everything and the surprise dishes were good. Food was tasty. Unsure why other negative reviews, you come here for the experience and then food I dont think it's the other way around. The only comment I have - I wish they provide wet hand napkins before the meal/in the dark. Thank you!

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

A Good experience, Good food and very interesting concept.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience with close friends or for a date (but not as a first date, get to know the person a little bit before bringing them here! ;) ). If you have some disposable income and you think you might enjoy the experience of eating in the dark in good company, then it's a must-try experience for you.

Pros:
- Fantastic experience
- Great food and drinks
- Staff is wonderful
- You can even have the staff "randomize" any elements of your order, so that you can try to guess what you are eating or drinking in the dark, which is one of the best parts of the experience in my opinion!

Cons: Only minor things to consider:
- If you aren't a foodie or aren't really into restaurants, may be more expensive than you are used to (Canadian 40$+ per person)
- It won't diminish your experience too much, but during peak times, like maybe Friday supper time or Saturday evening, it can be a bit louder than you might expect, with a rowdy-er crowd eating at that time. So if you want a more intimate and quieter experience for a date, you might want to go say at like 8 PM on a Tuesday night (or you can probably call the restaurant for their advice on quieter hours), and save that group outing for a Friday/Saturday evening.

All in all, O Noir is fantastic. I've been 3 times myself and would definitely go again with new people! Definitely worth trying at least once if you are in the least bit interested. :)

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LW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family trip

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S
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and ambiance are a must try. Staff and waiters are very good so is service.

The food served is definitely not worth the price they charge. Bear in mind you are going for the novelty more than the food and you will enjoy yourself.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was very interesting. Friendly staff. Good food. At least should be experienced once!

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome first experience ! Great concept, loved it, i strongly recommend for everyone to try at least once, perfect to bring your date/wife/gf to. I want to give a special dedication to our waiter Martin. He is an amazing guy and I am shocked at how well he handles himself through the hardship of life while being legally blind. More people should follow him as an example. Keep up the good work !

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Notre serveur Fe nous a offert un service merveilleux. Ce fût une expérience hors du commun, mais surtout sensibilisante et agréable!

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BA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una maravillosa y sorprendente experiencia

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome expérience!! Outstanding waiters and waitresses ! They are amazing !

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J
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

L'accueil était très chaleureux, le service impeccable, la bouffe était excellente, quoique nous avons trouvé les portions un peu petites, même si nous n'avons pas de grands appétits. Pour ce qui est de l'ambiance, évidemment c'est une expérience unique mais personnellement, nous nous sommes sentis un peu étouffés dans le noir et le niveau de bruit était très élevé (c'était un samedi soir). Nous avons donc eu du mal à passer le stress d'être privé d'un sens et d'être dans un endroit très bruyant. Il faut être à l'aise, mais nous pensons que les personnes ouvertes et audacieuses apprécieront!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A unique sensory experience for the adventurous diner. Excellent food & service. Heads up that it can be LOUD at times. When one of your senses is eliminated, the others are amplified! Great to learn from staff how this place supports the visually impaired with meaningful and stable employment.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Expérience hors de l'ordinaire. À faire au moins une fois dans une vie = )

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation in MTL and wanted a unique dining experience and O.Noir was just that! It really is pitch black in the dining area and your eyes will not adjust! Great cocktails and menu, we highly recommend!

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time I went there was about 5 years ago. When I found out that they moved, I was curious to see what the new place looked like. The service and the food were still amazing as usual. But what caught my eyes was the fantastic lounge area and bar that they set up; it's very well settled, you have seats for couples, groups. It's a good addition for the waiting line. The only downside is the parking (I'm whining about it because it's winter lol).

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J
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. It was such a unique experience and we definitely recommend this restaurant !

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience. The food and service was so outstanding on its own that the rest of the experience was just a bonus. We’ll be back for sure.

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