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479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada
+1 514-303-0479
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (20 reviews)
“bison” (18 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

L’Orignal, French for moose....as you might assume, there will be game on the menu....like bison burger, rabbit with cavatelli, etc. We LOVED the tasty fresh PEI oysters with a great combo of mignonette and horseradish cream...some of the best oysters I have had all year,...More

Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because my companion was a regular when he used to live in Montreal, since I love Oysters, we had to have some, of course we were not disappointed, it was a pure delight... he took a rabbit as second course and I...More

Thank Nagui123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the beet and endive salad. It was so tasty. Then we had the farmer's bowl, bison burger and beef bavette. Our server was a bit too blunt and borderline condescending, but other than that slightly angry server gentleman, would definitely recommend for the...More

Thank Baby12121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit underwhelmed with our meals given the prices. I had the Hunter's Rabbit which was not bad, while my girlfriend had a Bison Burger that was oddly grainy in texture/mouthfeel. I had a Maple Old Fashioned, which while not bad was hardly...More

Thank Sherwood77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: Well hidden on St. Alexis in old Montreal. Street parking is available but that ain't happening on a weekend so your best bet is to take the subway and get off at Square Victoria. It's a short walk from there. Alternatively, get a cab...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I asked the concierge at my hotel for a recommendation for a casual place in the Old Montreal/Old Port area for French food and she recommended L'Original as her favourite. I ate early, at 6 pm when the restaurant opens but noticed that very quickly...More

Thank VancTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had several recommendations about l'orignal, My wife and I booked a table on a Saturday evening. The starter was very good - a beet and endive Salad. I asked if we could have some bread, which was provided but was stale For my main...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, which is away from the main tourist area in Old Montréal. It was quiet when we went. The service was efficient and the staff were friendly. I had salmon tartar and a bison burger and my wife had a...More

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was not busy when we went around 9 pm in September and there was no wait to be seated. The waitress did a great job of keeping our water glasses filled and checking in with us. Our food orders did not take long. We...More

Thank Landon T
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

On Sunday night, this place was not nearly as busy as restaurants just a few blocks away. There was only one waitress but she did a great job. The beet salad was very good. The lobster linguine was delicious although the lobster was a little...More

Thank Paul-A-C-62
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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19 March 2015|
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Response from HarlemMade | Reviewed this property |
I'm almost certain there are gluten free options. You can always contact the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$78
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479, Saint-Alexis, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2N7, Canada
    (Notre Dame)
  • Public Transportation: Were between stations McGill and Place D'Armes
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-303-0479
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