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:
The restaurant offers two seatings a night, one at 5:45 PM and the second at 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Rue de Bullion

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 937-9727

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

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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (59)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (36)
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Worth the Drive (34)
Romantic (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Authentic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great Beer (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Truly a unique experience. You must try at least once

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·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.

Tags: Fun
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·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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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Tags: Fun
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·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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·Dined on January 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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 31, 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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·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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·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely different! Love it!

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·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 17, 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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place! My group of friends and I really enjoyed our evening at ONoir! We were well welcomed and every member of the staff were in a good mood! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Une expérience à vivre! Vous apprécierez d'avoir votre vision après cela. En plus, la cuisine est excellente. Si vous mangez de tout, faites le test de prendre au moins l'entrée surprise... Ca va mettre vos papilles gustatives au défi.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Une expérience à vivre au moins une fois dans notre vie! 😊 Prenez les repas et le cocktails surprises afin de vivre l'expérience au max!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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 !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Une expérience unique qui rapproche les gens. À deux, nous avons beaucoup aimé. Elle m'est juste parue trop courte, mais c'est le sort de toutes les bonnes choses !

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

J'ai vraiment aimé mon expérience. C'était hors de l'ordinaire et la nourriture était excellente. Je le conseille à tout le monde d'essayer au moins une fois!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were very impressed with O'noir. This will be an annual venture for us in the future. Great menu, great service, and great ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, friendly staff and fun experience. Some diners were overly excited and became very boisterous in a very quiet/pitch-black room.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My fiance and I had our anniversary dinner while spending a week in Montreal. One of the most unique and interesting things we have done. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing time. It was truly a one of a kind experience. We would love to go back again and bring friends with us next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Le staff a respecté à lettre l'expérience de manger au noir.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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