The inspiration behind Orange Rouge's dishes is still up for debate. Some might call it hipster Chinese; some might say it's nothing like traditional Cantonese fare. Others will simply not be bothered to try, seeing as the menu is on the upper end of the traditional Chinese food price spectrum.
What is it about Orange Rouge, then, that has locals lining up for a table? Montreal's Chinatown has very few restaurants that are worth the trek, and Orange Rouge has turned out to be one of them. For starters, it has a beautiful outdoor patio on a pedestrian street. But it also serves refreshing cuisine, with dishes like a chrysanthemum salad, sautéed squid, wild leeks, smoked tofu, and char siu braised pork.