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Joe Beef

) #92 of 4,748 Restaurants in Montreal $$$$ French,
2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
+1 514-935-6504
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Canadian
2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

If anyone has seen the Layover episode with Anthony Bourdain where he sits in this restaurant with the owners and thrills at the dining experience gorging himself on meats various and a flaming bone marrow will understand that the reputation of this restaurant is legend....More

Thank Saxman1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe Beef was a huge reason we wanted to come to Montreal and we planned it as a highlight... unfortunately it was the most disappointing restaurant of the trip. Everything else in Montreal has been incredible up until this. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly....More

Thank Amesspow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this place is amazing. Ambiance, food, service -- and I don't event eat beef! The lobster spaghetti is unforgettable... incredible that such a simple combination can be so sublime. Makes me want to book another trip up immediately.

Thank MariB305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joe Beef continues to string of amazing meals as demonstrated on a recent visit. I've often wondered how they continue their excellence and I'm convinced that a large part of the credit goes to their staff. Each house member is educated on the pairings of...More

Thank BostonTraveler99
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter had this restaurant on her list and we were able to get a last minute reservation at 6pm. Surprisingly, the restaurant opens at 6pm and we could see the staff sitting in the restaurant for their pre-opening meeting until after 6pm. Our waiter...More

Thank MarshaN0613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved a table at joe beef about 3 months before the date! We got an amazing service form the moment we stepped in ill our last dish. Since it was a first experience for all of us (group of 6) we decided to give...More

Thank George2703
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eager to dine at this restaurant due to its popularity. Meals were not what I expected. Not disappointed but would not return. Too much hype for a regular tasting food. Wish you have a different experience.

Thank rick999000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I got my hands on their book " The art of living " many years ago I have wanted to sit down at Joe Beef and enjoy a fantastic meal and that is excactly what happened. So after many years of waiting and finally...More

Thank Þorvaldur S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being at Joe Beef 4 years ago it was time to return. It's simply a fabulous restaurant. Very relaxed style with exceptional food and service. A solid contender for best restaurant in Canada. Zucchini florets were amazing as well as the duck. Can't wait...More

Thank MrESP2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so unique food is amazing and andy our server was amazing. The food is just a level and taste above anything i have ever experienced. Wine was amazing we took her advice and all was superb. We didnt like the tartare this...More

Thank Jasmine S
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the
factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have
been renovated into homes, museums, and small
businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its
Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge
galleries and an ever-expanding network of
restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the
mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the
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Is there walk-in seating available at the bar?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Jillian L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would go at an off-hour. It's risky without a reservation.
I want to see the menu.Thank You
22 April 2017|
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Response from JoeBeefMTL | Property representative |
The menu changes daily, sometimes hourly, it's only written on the blackboards. You can see past menus to get an idea of what we serve, by doing a Google image search for: Joe Beef menu Thank you
Christine W
I have no reservation, and I will do ANYTHING to eat there! Walk ins? Bribery? Blackmail?
26 June 2016|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I have dined at some of montreals best ( Gibbys,rib&reef) the list goes on, it's really not that good. Don't believe the hype! If you want really good food, and beautiful atmosphere, try bistro1843 in Ile bizard... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$75
French, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-935-6504
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