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Joe Beef

2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
+1 514-935-6504
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Canadian
2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Normally one of my favourite restaurants anywhere, we made reservations months before we could get a table and I wish we didn't. Maybe it was just an off night but it was slightly better than awful. Of particular note was the large steak which was...More

2  Thank Avery P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

First time eating at Joe Beef. Difficult to reserve a table if you're looking to eat there within a week. Fortunately, I know a few of the staff and got a reservation for two. We were seated at the bar in on of the rooms...More

Thank Evan A
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Food was okay but nothing special. We didn't do well on the cocktails, we followed bartender's recommendation, ended up ordering a replacement drink they were so off the mark. We started with ham with deep fried zucchini flowers - flowers were not identifiable just crispy...More

1  Thank McShane J
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Firstly let's start with the negative, menu and wine written on a blackboard, which is fine if it is easy to read and a small menu, it isn't. We just let our server decide and advise what we should eat, which may be OK for...More

Thank SoBECP
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I had such a great time at Joe Beef. It was a nightmare trying to get a reservation. But persistence is key. Eventually got one. And it was worth it. Not everything was perfect though, one dish was lackluster and pacing between dishes was pretty...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I love Anthony Bourdain, and one of his TV shows featured Joe Beef. Its a very popular restaurant and you gotta book this place months in advance, so I was really excited when I got a last minute same day reservation...but unfortunately I only liked...More

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Obviously what they are doing is working since it is hard to get a reservation. The restaurant occupies two storefronts in a bohemian part of town. Our concierge got us two seats at the bar for the 6:30 seating last Tuesday. The atmosphere is a...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The food at this restaurant is simply the best...we've dined here on 3 different occasions and each time trying something different on the menu. Dishes are excellently prepared, portions are generous and the bar/wait staff are always a delight. We were never able to get...More

Thank se2f
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Had made reservations months ago and showed up exactly on time. We're seated immediately. A young lady came over and over explained menu which was on the chalk board. As we started to place appetizer order she abruptly turned on her heel and left. After...More

1  Thank Rory O
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I had heard about the reputation of this place--places were reserved months in advance etc. etc. We were lucky to get in on a cancellation and the food and service exceeded our expectations. The service makes any place stand out, and that was true here....More

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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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26 June 2017|
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Response from MariB305 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry -- hadn't seen your question earlier. If there is walk-in service available it might take forever -- we booked the dinner over two months in advance and had to get really early seating.
23 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
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
USD 20 - USD 80
French, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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