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L’Orignal Restaurant

February 16th, 2008 · View Comments · Montreal Restaurant News

L’Original Restaurant

*UPDATE: See our coverage of the one year anniversay of restaurant L’Orignal

Monika Terlecki and Travis Champion two of the people behind Old-Montreal hot spot Garde-Manger, have opened a new restaurant, L’Orignal right around the corner. They have already created a buzz, hosting a party before the official opening for media, and friends, with champagne, oysters, apps, and fun. L’Orignal’s menu will feature traditional Quebecoise cuisine (fish, game meats and top local products) with a modern twist. The decor features features plenty of wood and original stone walls and is located in a heritage building. If you are looking for a new place to try in the increasingly popular western Old Montreal area check it out. Look for rue Saint-Alexis the small street (almost an alley) one block east of Saint-Pierre, L’Orignal restaurant is on the right with a little moose on the door.

click the read more link below for the full menu at restaurant L’Original.

479 Saint-Alexis, Old Montreal
Phone: 514 303 0479
Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard
Hours:
Mon – Tues: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am
Thurs: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat: 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chef: Francis Cote
General Manager: Shannon McGarr

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MENU

Entrées ~ Appetizers

Endive salad with red wine vinigrette and aged cheddar $7
Simple garden salad $6
Arugula salad with sesame dressing $7
Salmon gravlax with maple syrup and trio of salt $11
Marinated mackerel filet $10
Scallop ceviche with gingerale and orange water $15
Lamb mini burgers with Migneron cheese $9
French onion soup $6

Tartares
Concombre ~ Cucumber 7$
Thon épicé ~ Spicy tuna 16$
Saumon ~ Salmon 13$
Canard et foie gras fondant 32$
Duck and foie gras
Bœuf ~ Beef 15$
Cerf ~ Venison 16$

Principaux ~ Mains

Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Maple Whiskey $52
Filet Mignon in chanterelle sauce $35
Ribeye Steak with green peppercorns and fries $25
Braised lamb shank $21
Seared duck breast in coca-cola and cinnamon $26
Surf’n turf 35$
Absinthe sauteed scallops $28
Chai poached salmon $20
Seared tuna steak with white truffle oil
cornflake cod fish and chips $18
Sauteed shrimp in cream back bacon and lime leaves 24$
Duck leg confit served on salad greens $18
Mushroom risotto $19

Desserts

Trio of sorbet $6
Chocolate lava cake with lavender cream $7
Fromage Quebecois 2 pour 10$ 5 pour 22$

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  • Patricia Crawley

    Looks FABULOUS! I just can’t wait to try this new restaurant next time I am in Montreal. I have spread to word to all my friends in Geneva (Switz) who also visit your city!

  • http://www.tabasamu.org Anne-Marie Di Lullo

    Looks beautiful! I’ll be coming to scope it out on Friday next week. Looking forward to some local game meat…to compare to the ones we eat in East Africa! Also excited to meet the two founders!

    AMD

  • Caroline

    J’étais très excitée à l’idée d’aller essaayer ce nouveau resto. Et je fput extrêmement déçue! Lees tartares ne goûtent que le tabasco, ce fût servi tout nu dans l’assiette, sans aucun accompagnement… Et je ne parle pas du service qui était désolant! Le repas était presque terminé lorsque le serveur est enfin arrivé avec la bouteille de vin! Nous étions 8 à la table et personne ne recommendera ce restaurant.

  • stef braun

    I went to l’orignal once. I didnt eat there, just had a glass of wine. But i liked the atmosphere because the people were snobby and i like that because im so mean. Theres a lot of hype surrounding that place, im scared to try the food because i think i’ll expect too much.

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  • E Plante

    The restaurant looks very nice, the doorman made all the difference, cheerful, happy and full of positive comments, I was going to tip him, but he said, NO, Iwill not take your money,NO, not for you , not for god!!!

    I recommend l’orignal to any body with taste and flair of the unknown….

  • Susie

    Great place, great atmosphere and great food.

    The firefigther/doorman was an added bonus!

    A must see while in Montreal.

  • Sara

    Everything was just perfect at L’Orignal! From the entrence to the exit… Because there is the sexiest and the most polite doorman ever seen to welcome you and to wish you good night!
    Good dreams for sure!

  • glen

    wow..I’m blushing! but I was a client way before I was the doorman at l’orignal. The new chef marco is a vast improvement over the previous one…and the rabbit poutine….killer!

    L’orignal is just a great place with an ultra friendly vibe….the good looking women doesn’t hurt much either…:)

  • Steven

    I actually thought the doorman was gay! Go figure!
    Nice guy and all, but really whats will the firefighter outfit.

  • Glen

    gay?? I wish my fashion sence was that good!!

    the suit is strictly for the ladies….and fires..:)

  • michelgilles

    We were a group of friends, wanted to have a great dinner experience. I have to admit this end up beeing the worst ever…. Bad servicing, which I can sometimes understand when we are eating during busy time, but it was not the case. Moreover, food as nothing to do with restaurant reputation. We had various plate, and the best ones were the one the chef had almost nothing to do with it: Oister and steak. For the rest, not cooked risoto, cold seefood, discusting tuna tartare, even the salad was not eatable…

    The worst about this experience is the management staff. After complaning a couple of time, nobody came to us to inquire about our demands. Oh, yes, I forgot, the manager was 2 table from us, having a lot of fun with his friend, not caring at all about the clients…

    For over 600$ dinner, this is a non acceptable situation.

  • michelgilles

    We were a group of friends, wanted to have a great dinner experience. I have to admit this end up beeing the worst ever…. Bad servicing, which I can sometimes understand when we are eating during busy time, but it was not the case. Moreover, food as nothing to do with restaurant reputation. We had various plate, and the best ones were the one the chef had almost nothing to do with it: Oister and steak. For the rest, not cooked risoto, cold seefood, discusting tuna tartare, even the salad was not eatable…

    The worst about this experience is the management staff. After complaning a couple of time, nobody came to us to inquire about our demands. Oh, yes, I forgot, the manager was 2 table from us, having a lot of fun with his friend, not caring at all about the clients…

    For over 600$ dinner, this is a non acceptable situation.

  • Christian1

    La nouriture est excelente, le service aussi,atmosphere cool, mais nous etions 5 francophones nous avons ete recus en anglaii et notre serveuse ne parlait pas francais , je trouve ca dommage qu'on n'utilise pas le francais pour acceuillir la clentele ouis que nous sommes dans une ville francophone, n'est ce pas une des raisons pourquoi les touristes viennent a Mtl? Alors si vous n'etes pas daccord, installez vous a Totonto a la place!

  • Hotmale

    Learn how to spell “Oyster”,
    idiot!

  • Bash

    We had a great culinary experience last night. The staff were very polite and obliging. One of us had venison with the others had medallion of bison and halibut and we all loved it. For our dessert we had delicious vanilla creme brulee. I would recommend this very original restaurant for an excuisite dining experience anytime.

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  • Ken9655

    I had booked a really important dinner for 10 friends. The night of the dinner it was 90 degrees in the restaurant. They said the a/c broke. They could have cared less and said “after you have a couple of drinks you wont notice it”
    They ruined our Saturday night plans – where else was i going to get a table for 10 on a Saturday night??
    Never again

  • Jules

    shut up

  • Marie

    I find the food outstanding each and every time I visit.
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