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Joe Beef

Certificate of Excellence
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
French, Canadian
As featured in Goldylockx in Montreal
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2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada (Charlevoix)
+1 514-935-6504
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I don't know why we didn't have dinner here, but my husband and I had cheese and a brown sugar/butter sliced ham appetizer with wine and it was AMAZING. I will be coming back here to have full meal next time in Montreal. The wait is very long and that is why I deducted one star. The place was PACKED... More 

Thank Exstayc
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Busy noisy restaurant on very uncomfortable chairs. First off it's almost impossible to read the wine list and menu on the chalk board. Food is way overdone. Entrees were super rich and bland and the rib steak had more fat then meat and was not so tender. Dessert was equally bland. The only good thing was that the service was... More 

2 Thank PDX16
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is warm and cozy. The menu hand-written in chalks on the wall gives pleasant homey feel. Though everything is in French, the very helpful staff translated the entire menu with his professional explanation and helpful tips, which made it a plus that we don't speak the language. The food was so fantastic to say the least. We ordered... More 

Thank Kristine H
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Underwhelmed. I had the horse tartar, lobster spaghetti and apple millefeuille. I like the flavour of the tartar but it was chewy at times. It was served with some charcuterie meat that tasted a bit rancid. The lobster spaghetti was a very generous portion for $50. However, the pasta was made from dry product, not freshly made which I expected... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We always attempt to follow the Bourdain path a gastronomic enlightenment. Has not failed our culinary zen yet. So if in Montreal then to Joe Beef for our pilgrimage to cleanse our palate and soul. Scored ressie's our first night in town. Just got to be persistent. Take any time that is open. You enter a working class shop front... More 

Thank David W
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I made a reservation almost two months in advance and could only get 9:45 PM for a Saturday night. We got there a little early and waited well over 30 minutes from our reservation time before we sat down. I will say they were very good to us during the wait so it didn't seem that bad. Someone came over... More 

Thank JJK812
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

They must be listening to the reviews of how important they are... A business dinner for a group of four people - we had reservations for 6PM and were warned we should not be late. Arrived at 5:50 in the middle of a Montreal blizzard, and were told the restaurant was not open yet and would have to come back... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I don't usually take the time to write a review, but I feel the need. I was very happy to get a table at one of the currently most popular restaurant in town. I was bringing my girlfriend out and we were hyped. When we got there everything seemed fine, exceptionally warm reception. We started with oysters, very nice, probably... More 

3 Thank Julien R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Knowing in advance that it would be almost impossible to eat at Joe Beef, now ranked in the top 100 restaurants in the world, I made a reservation at their sister restaurant, Liverpool House. Arriving early, by taxi, in Little Burgundy, I wandered into Le Vin Papillon, a fabulous wine and daily changing menu. I was shown to the already... More 

2 Thank Carl M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent Very small restaurant and warm meaning it was 85 outside same temp inside Limited menu in French but our waitress was a rock star and read the whole thing! Three red wines to pick from Not a lot of vegetarian choices Salad was big enough to share Ordered 2 entrees could have shared one The halibut was amazing, cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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Staying in Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)

Neighbourhood Profile
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 Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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