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Restaurant L'O

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35 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
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Novotel Montreal Centre has a charming restaurant, L’Ô, that can warmly welcome you from 6 am until midnight. Come and discover a cuisine with international and local influences prepared with care and elegance.

L'Ô offers to you a simple and generous menu renewed with the seasons and enriched with daily suggestions.

Our breakfast buffet, The Best Bread in the City, offers you a variety of hot and cold items, fresh pastries and a selection of coffees and fresh juices. For lunch and evening meals, we have standard fare and a menu with local and L'Ô specialties.

The bar is an ideal spot to place yourself amidst friends in front of a full glass and to layback after a long day's work. The bar can also propose a variety of simple meals. Visit the home of the L'OTINI! Enjoy our summer terrace, sip a coffee, quaff a beer or enjoy our specialties as you watch Montreal pass by you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
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Phone number
(514) 871-2151
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Upon request
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boulevard René Lévesque
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Parking details
INDIGO
If eating at the restaurant, ask for a way-out ticket @ 8$
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Public transit
Metro : Peel station (green line) or Lucien L'Allier (orange line)
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Special events & promotions
Upon request
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 35 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Bonne table avec un menu supplémentaire saisonier, qui à mon avis, était beaucoup plus intéressant que le menu régulier.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2015

Belle découverte de ce restaurant dans le cadre de l'événement Montréal à Table, menu spécial 3 services à 31$, c'était délicieux! Service très sympathique et efficace.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

Fresh Sacchetti here is to die for! I loved it! We also ordered 3 of their wonders and french onion soup... And we also loved them. The servers are very friendly and accommodating. Just beware of their portions thou... Their portions are a little as compared to how much they cost. Other than that, it was a great experience dining here.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2014

My wife suggested this place due to reviews she'd read, but I was doubtful. It is attached to a hotel...a nice one mind you.

Nevertheless, the decor was funky & modern with nice ambient and what I would call a quirky layout. Some tables for two, some for four...and these neat banquettes which could be for eating or lounging. A multipurpose spot that really seems to work.

The food, however, was the star! I had scallops with a. Apple glaze for an appetizer while my wife had the shrimp salad with a citrus dressing. Both were spectacular. Original, yet simple flavours done well. Out mains were amazing as well. I had a basmati seafood risotto that was like nothing I'd ever tasted (though the lobster tail was over cooked). My wife had the salmon which had a spice rub on a Israeli couscous and a salsa of sort around it, very good!

Wine list was brief, but very good with reasonable prices for a bottle.

The service was professional and courteous. Which was a welcome surprise considering how young the hostesses & servers seemed.

The only complaint was that it was a bit loud. But, it also doubles as the hotel bar. So I can't knock the place for the wisdom of a restaurant pulling double duty.

Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2014

Always go there before a Habs game (should say it). Great dining experience at a reasonable price. Somewhat gastronomic but not out of the box. Wine list excellent, always find gems thanks to Benjamin passion for it.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2014

I went to this restaurant for Taste Montreal. Before that, I didn't even know that it existed.

The whole evening was perfect. The food was simply amazing and delicious. The service was on point.

I had the chance to peek at their normal menu and it looked pretty decent. I will probably be back to try it on another day.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2014

My brother and I took our parents out for my father's birthday, and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality. We expected for it to be above average, but the service, portions and flavouring were quite exceptional. My parents are very picky eaters and they enjoyed their pork ribs a good deal. My brother's lamb over pasta was astronomical in size and taste, and the fish I had was perfectly cooked. We went for Montreal a Table, so the pricing was amazing. Given the quality food we ate, I would be willing to come again on a regular night.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

We're usually not fans of hotel restaurants, and were having second thoughts when we found out that it was in the Novotel, but so happy we went in! The food was absolutely DELICIOUS, best dinner I've had in a long time. The server was wonderful and the chef totally accomodated my husband's dairy allergy, which is always a plus for us. Will most definately return and recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2014

We had had several expensive meals and needed a cheaper one. This restaurant in the Novotel was a perfect. It is on a busy restaurant street. Lots of high end cars passed. The service and meals were excellent. It was perfect for us to have a patio dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2014

this is a great place for an office lunch. Once the construction is over on the other side of the street it will be a 5 stars experience.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2014

We just rolled into Montreal and was looking for dinner options close to our hotel. (turned out the walk was longer than Google maps anticipated!) This turned out to be a perfect spot to dine in. It wasn't overcrowded, so great for the baby we had in tow. The decor was nice, world cup had their area on big sized TVs, and we didnt feel pressured that we were under-dressed in casual clothes seeing that it was just under Novotel, so we fit right in with other potential hotel guests.

Service staff was very friendly, despite forgetting my wife's Chicken Florentine - making it on the house was a definitely good call, service of which we seldom see nowadays. Everyone was raving about the rack of lamb, almost worth the drive. Dessert a delight!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2014

The service was impeccable and friendly. Loved the trio deal with appetizer, main course, and desert, and coffee. Very good value. I had the soup, the veal, and chocolate mousse with coffee at the end. The only complaint I had was the veal was cooked well done, it was dry and tough. The soup wasn't too spicy and to my liking. The mousse was light and creamy and finishing the meal with coffee was just the right touch. It was a good experience despite the toughness of the meat, I'm willing to visit again with friends!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2014

I had the duck which was very good. Started with the French onion soup and escargot , bother of which were very good. Went for a late lunch, we were the only ones there.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2014

Great suggestions from our server. Tried the Salmon tartar with the filet mignon and a crème fraiche for dessert. Was stuffed! Great portion sizes and nice combination of flavours

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

This restaurant was very nice. The service was super and the food excellent! Servings were sufficient but not too much. Would recommend this restaurant for a nice dining experience. It's not overly romantic but not bad either.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2013

We went to L'O during Taste MTL and we enjoyed our night. Service was smooth and waiter very nice. The wine suggested was really good. The menu was tasty. We will definitively come back!
The only point would be that the bar and restaurant are not separated and we had a group behind us, it was too noise when you want to enjoy a dinner in couple. I will suggest for next time to book a table close to the Windows or in the other side.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Often when travelling, especially for dance competitions, you can find yourself having to eat in the hotel restaurant, which is usually overpriced with mediocre food. We found Restaurant L'O to be a delightful change to that. The meal that my husband and I had was outstanding and the Open Table price for it was excellent. The service was gracious yet friendly and we enjoyed our whole experience. We look forward to returning to L'O, even if it isn't during the restaurant week, and trying other menu options.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2013

Great food , ambiance and location, really close to the Bell Center. If I go to another show at the Bell Centre, I will be sure to eat at this restaurant. I had the best filet migion ever. Good wine, great ognion soup deserts were also really good and the cofee was perfect.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2013

We had to choose a third choice of wine, before the waitress could bring it to the table..... the appetizers were good, but the main courses fair, to be generous.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2013

On y est allé avec 2 ados pour déjeuner, la formule buffet pour 16$/pers c'était parfait.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2013

Mes collègues et moi avons été très satisfaits de notre repas et de la bonne qualité du vin. Nous reviendrons!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2013

This restaurant proves that hotel restaurants can be real gems. It had delicious food, great service & a nice ambiance. Its furnishings are modern & casual so it is perhaps not the choice for a dress-up occasion but the menu was interesting & varied. We had an exceptional dinner here & also a couple of buffet breakfasts which were also superb.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2012

We were visiting Montreal and went to this restaurant because of the location which was near to our hotel and reviews on Opentable. The main drawback to this place is the lack of other diners. This may be because it is situated within a Novotel? The room, decor, service was fine and the service and food all very good but on a Saturday evening you want more than a handful of guests in a large room.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2012

We went to this restaurant based upon reviews on Open Table and were delighted with our choice. Turns out that we were a bit late as we couldn't find a place to park (welcome to Montreal) but the place was mostly empty, which is a shame because we had a great meal. We don't get good lamb in the midwest, so we both had the rack of lamb. It was terrific - we asked them to hold the thyme as we don't care for that taste, and the chef kindly used a wine sauce instead. Good polonaise potatoes, too. The beers were pricey however - the most we've paid during a week in Canada. Service was nice and the decor is lovely.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2012

Our party of 4 was very well accomodated - our online reservation was easily placed, then modified to add an extra person, and that Tuesday night, we had a choice of either sitting indoors or outside on the patio. Service let us choose our meal and let us feel free for 4 hours! A great time was had by all! Merci!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2012

Cannot recommend this restaurant for a pleasant dinner - we left before being served. A loud television and several families screaming running kids created a terrible atmosphere. We would have stayed for the meal, but no one waited on us for 20 minutes - we drank our water left $5 and went across the street to BIS restaurant for a fantastic meal.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2012

Great lunch! Food was on time, location is super near to our office, and we were served by a very pleasant waiter. Our waiter asked us if there was any special occasion for our lunch - when we quietly mentioned we were celebrating a colleague's promotion, the restaurant prepared a very pretty & delicious dessert dish!

Thanks again!
Rashmi Sareen

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2012

A lovely well executed meal served by a true professional. A standout in hotel dining.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2012

The restaurant L'O was very accomodating - I reserved for 8 people originally, and because of the ease of online reservations, I was able to change my reservations quickly. The service and waiter & waitress on Friday, Feb 10th were nice, pleasant, brought our food on time, and made a surprise birthday cake for one of our party members! The music was at a low volume, which was great for chatting, and we were not disturbed at all by the other guests. We stayed for 4 hours, and will definately go back!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2012

Excellent place for original food preparation, taste and enjoyable evening! service is excellent, ambiance is cozy and intimate. Private area are quiet and romantic, and opem space for group create a lounge atmosphere.

Great spot, always go there before a Habs game!

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1.0Dined on December 20, 2011

Contruction work made it noisy and not as clean as one would rightly expect. The staff didn't seem to care.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2011

Great food, great ambiance, great view (we had a window table)I would go to this restaurant everytime I have to go to the Bell Center.

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2011

Some items on the menu were good and others fairly good. The prices are reasonable.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2011

We had a very good dinner. Every meal was quite tasty and well presented. Our waitress was excellent, she was very personable but not overbearing. The outside dining room was great and the weather was perfect the evening we went.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2011

Went here for Sunday brunch and the place was empty. Outside seating was nice. The French onion soup and the seafood risotto were very good. Service was excellent.

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