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Joe Beef

2491 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
514 935-6504
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Ranked #88 of 4,453 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $92
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Charlevoix
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Montreal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Tried it last year but not impressed but thought it was just me. We recently went back with a group of friends since they really insisted but all not too satisfied. I guess it's the hype of waiting a long time to get reservations that makes this tiny restaurant in high demand. We were a party of 6 and once... More

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been here and happy to say so. Food is excellent from the appetizer to the dessert all where perfect. My friend who invited me made a reservation though. So make sure to do so as well if you are planning to have a look. Loved the whole experience

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Be a pilgrim and make the trek to Joe Beef. Yes, it is worth it. The food is that good. I also recommend that you come here with an empty stomach and an appetite. This will be a large meal (your 'appetizer' is guaranteed to be an appetizer unto itself) to linger over as slowly as possible. We made reservations... More

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you're in Montreal, this is a must go to restaurant and be sure to make reservations prior or you'll be waiting in line for a bit. Ordered the spaghetti lobster and the fish of the day, it was truly heaven. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Montreal and a short cab from the downtown core. Will be back... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Clearly on a different level than most other restaurants. Try the foie gras double down...then maybe try it again. It's that good. Also had Lamb pappardelle, amazing. Also the rabbit sausage, was huge and delicious

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Lexington MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the quintessential restaurant in trendy Montreal. My sister snagged a reservation weeks ahead of our trip and boy were we grateful. The restaurant was fully packed at 9.30 but we got a charming corner booth perfect for the four of us. The entire menu is hand written on a chalkboard and it was chock full of interesting items.... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Joe beef menu in French only but wait staff very helpful in English. Must haves: -Bloody Mary- an absolutely must. comes with an oyster, a clam, veggies and spicy salt -Smoked meat (appetizer)- small and amazing -Radish butter and ham on toast (appetizer)- sliced radish on ham soaked in butter pesto over toast -trout with bacon- phenomenal piece of fish... More

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boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had quite a few people tell us to go and have dinner and at Joe as it was an institution an it was great. I would say.. The waitress was great. What a character!. The menu is on a black board... At least on the side we were sitting at. Hard to read. The wine by the glass list... More

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Though the food was good, it was not at the level I had expected. The double down foie gras was excellent, but the canard aux cherises was, I felt, cooked unevenly. Some pieces were great and others gave my jaw a good workout. The service was nothing special...but it was adequate. The The ambiance was nothing special except the buffalo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Joe Beef! The waiter was wonderful--helpful, humorous and clearly relishing his job. The meal was incredible--well prepared, creative and fresh! The ambiance was relaxed and elegant. While the chalkboard menu was intimidating, at first, the wait staff diffused any concern. The choices were amazing; I want to go back!

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