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124, rue Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B5
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Methods of Payment:

  • Interac
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash


  • $26 To $60,

Opening Hours


Cuisine type

  • French,
  • Mediterranean,


  • Alcohol Served,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,

Meet the owner

Onoir was founded by Moe Alameddine based on Zurich’s Blindekuh, a restaurant staffed by the visually impaired and where customers dine in the dark. Later on, friends Leonardo Nieto, Ian Martinez and Alejandro Martinez, joined Onoir and decided to take the plunge into a venture that was as much a social experiment as a business idea.

To build their team, the group turned to Horizon-Travail, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping the visually impaired find work. Of those who came on board a few had been working as musicians, some had done only telephone work and others had never had the opportunity to work at all.

The first restaurant of its kind in North America, Onoir opened in 2006 and offered a rare culinary experience from the start: dinner with the lights out. Media coverage of the restaurant was swift and the idea was an instant hit. Now Onoir is a hotspot for locals and tourists in search of a dining experience like no other.

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  • Food: 4/5
  • Atmosphere: 3.4/5
  • Service: 4.3/5
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Une expérience unique!

Ce restaurant sort de l'ordinaire sans aucun doute! J'y ai vécu une des plus intéressantes expériences culinaires de ma fait noir donc tous les autres sens sont plus éveillés qu'à l'habitude :) D'abord on entre et on choisit son menu (car on ne pourra pas lire dans le noir :P) Ensuite, un serveur nous accompagne jusqu'à notre table. Bien que nous étions déstabilisés au début (car nous sommes habitués de nous fier beaucoup à notre vue), nous nous sommes vites rendus compte que nous décourvrions l'univers sous un angle completement unique et différent. Le goût semble amplifié, les sons semblent amplifiés, tout! Même le son du pain qu'on déchire en deux semble soudain plus prononcés. Pour le menu c'était super délicieux, et le service était impec! Par exemple, le serveur se présente d'abord et nous donne son nom puis il se présente à notre table dès que nous l'appelons soit pour demander quelque chose ou se faire guider au petit coin. Si j'ai un conseil à donner, ne soyez pas pressés, car vous ne pourrez pas voir l'heure et manger prend beaucoup plus de temps quand on n'est pas habitué de ne pas voir sa nourriture...dans notre cas on y est restés 3h même si cela nous a paru comme 1h. Aussi, j'enlève quelques points pour l'athmosphère bruyant malgré que cela soit normal car il y avait pas mal de gens qui y étaient allés en groupe pour fêter leur anniversaire.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Senorita L

toute une expérience

Ce restaurant ne peut être contourné. On y va surtout pour l'expérience de manger dans le noir total. Ça réveille tous vos sens! À essayer

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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First time

This is the first time i eat at ONOIR. The food was OK but i think it's kinda expensive for that so little quantity. People is yelling everywhere, but i think this is normal. When people losing the vision, they start yelling more to make sure to be understand. Well the expensive still special because it the first time we eat in a total blackout.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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It’s all about food and games at these Montreal restos

Based on an original idea from Switzerland, where blind pastor Jorge Spielmann covered the eyes of his guests to share his experience with them, O'noir lets you rediscover dining by turning out the lights. In the dark, your other senses become more intense. Service is provided by blind wait staff, and a portion of the profits goes to local associations serving the blind. Menu items include marinated wild mushrooms with feta cheese and mint, served on a bed of green salad; sautéed shrimp with coconut sauce; and pearl barley with dried tomatoes and herbs, served with broccoli and sautéed peppers.

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Non-traditional Christmas meals in Montreal

Eating in total darkness is quite an experience! Why not visit O’noir with a group of friends or with your family? Memorable anecdotes are guaranteed! The menu offers a variety of dishes, including pork tenderloin, grilled beef shoulder fillet and fresh pasta with lobster.

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