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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!
Montréal, QC H2X1B5
International, Global, International, French / Canadian
Hours of Operation:
The restaurant offers two seatings a night, one at 5:45 PM and the second at 9:00 PM
Rue de Bullion
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
ONoir Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rodrigo notre serveur était excellent! Un des meilleurs service de notre vie, il etait présent, drôle et extrêmement gentil. Le restaurant a un concept hyper cool et la nourriture est excellente. Le seul bémol c’est qu’on s’entend pas très bien puisque c’est bruyant et un client a gâcher notre fun avec son téléphone cellulaire qui a allumé !
Really good restaurant with a unique experience. It is disorienting at the begging, when your sight is no longer usable. But it makes you focus in different things, use your other senses, and taste the food. At the opposite of the current vibe, with meal pictures all over the social media, O Noir takes you where you've never been before. And to add more fun, you can also not know what you'll eat (surprise meal).
I strongly recommand this restaurant if you want to try something new. The food is excellent and the waiters are lovely.
It is a bit pricey but for a special occasion or date it is a good trade-off.
I had such a good time. The food was okay, seemed to be small portions, and my creme brulee was cold which I don't really enjoy it. We were told that all the food comes as is, so that means that they may not be cooking it fresh in the kitchen.
My biggest disappointment was that I knew they were going to have a live band of blind musicians playing music (Sunday nights only) but there wasn't and it was why we went on Sunday night.
I think everyone should try this out once in their life. Our waiter Tim was outstanding!
You have to try this restaurant! Eating in the pitch black is such a wonderful sensory experience (there is literally no light - even my husband's glow-in-the-dark watch face had to go in his pocket). I wouldn't recommend going with a large group, because conversation would be difficult when you can't see each other. A group of 2-4 is ideal. We both ordered the "surprise" appetizer and main course, and were very happy with the food. Deliciously prepared, and enough different tastes and textures that we couldn't always guess exactly what we were eating. It was really interesting to be told at the end what we had had!
I wanted to try one of the ONoir for a longtime. You can't describe the experience but I can tell you that you have to experience it once. Let's not fool ourselves, it's a not cheap, 150 for two with a soda, a glass of wine and a cocktail. But is it worth it ? To the last penny. we will definitely go another time as it was pretty fun but a bit messy. (might be a good idea to have spare close if you go somewhere else after.
I thought this would be an interesting culinary experience and it was not. The room was cold and smelly. The food was average quality. The meals were inconvenient to eat in the dark. and instead of an "experience" it seemed more like a joke to the other parties in the dining room. it was strange and nothing like the one in nyc. I wish it were better, but it wasn't.
Ce fu une très belle expérience. Tout est bien expliqué. L'entré et le repas furent excellent. Bémol: ils ont inversé l'entré de mon amoureux et moi. Ce qui n'est pas évidant à savoir vue que j'avais commandé la surprise. Service rapide au début, mais environ 40 min d'attente entre l'entré et le plat principale. Le serveur vient rarement nous voir. Apporter une veste car il fait froid lorsqu'on est assis près de la fenêtre. Les gens parlaient plus fort que ce que je m'attandais, mais on s'entendais bien parlé. Le tout a durer environ 2h (avec l'attente entre des 2 services). Il a fallu qu'on mange le repas plus vite que prévue car la place ferme entre les 2 quart.
We were excited to come here. We met our waiter, Will, we were seated in a dark room. The experience was extraordinary. Our waiter was GREAT and attentive and instructed us well such that things went smoothly. Unfortunately the table next to us had a flashing cell phone or something and THEY KNEW and did nothing about it. Therefore we could see the light to their feet and that was SO rude of them to ruin other's experience. Only after 30 minutes (I think?) did the flashing stop. Most of the waiters were blind so could not see that this was ruining other people's experiences. The front already told people to turn off anything that produces light as well so I don't know what else more could they do. Either way, food was good, and it was an experience. We really appreciated our waiter.
I'd been waiting to meet friends from the States for over a year to go to O'Noir. It did not disappoint. Our server, Tim, was excellent and could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. From the hostess to final farewell, this evening was more perfect than I could even have imagined. The attention to detail was incredible and though we were there a total of three and a half hours, NOT ONCE were we rushed or made to feel they had to "turn our table." A first for our group. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. The food was superb, but the ambiance and service at O'Noir was utterly sublime.
Ambiance et expérience agréable. Par contre, le serveur a renversé de l’eau froide sur moi à deux reprises, ce qui surprend de manière assez désagréable lorsque nous sommes dans le noir. Nous étions 6 et tous les 6 avons détestés le dessert surprise: un gâteau au bleuet avec de la menthe avec une garniture au bleuet et de la crème fouetté au bleuet. L’agencement de ce dessert est vraiment dégueulasse, ça été vraiment dommage de finir le souper sur une note négative à ce point.
I tought O'Noir would had made a special event for Halloween! I was dissapointed about that... if there is a place a would have been sure to find one it's there..... the food was exellent as usual! I prefer the old location vs the new one.... more quiet ... it was so noisy when i got to the table and it was only a Thuesday..... you dont feel all the experience if one of your sense is taken by noise ... Overall the food was great and the service too.
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