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L’Orignal

479 Rue Saint Alexis
Montreal , Quebec , Canada http://www.restaurantlorignal.com/
(514) 303-0479

L’Orignal is French for “the moose,” and, fittingly, this spot has a hunting lodge—chic aesthetic, with wood everywhere, including the floors, tables and walls, along with carved wood antlers on the walls. Chef Marco Santos’s menu features plenty of game (bison tartare, elk steak), but the real draw is L’Orignal’s oyster bar, run by high-energy Daniel Notkin, who shucks daily-changing selections at record speed—a dozen bivalves in under a minute.

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