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2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
514 935-6504
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Ranked #101 of 4,562 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $86
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar
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Restaurant details
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
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Super romantic atmosphere and really stellar meal - especially the lobster spagetti!!! Delicious cocktails and wine, too. Reservation really far in advance is a must, for sure - this is THE spot.

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Toronto
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227 reviews 227 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been coming to Montreal for years and heard about Joe Beef many times, but never found the opportunity to try it out....boy do I regret waiting. It wasn't quite how I pictured a "steakhouse" - it was much better. Atmosphere? Like your favourite old bar, coffee shop and speakeasy all rolled into one Service? Efficient, friendly, relaxed, cool, honest...felt... More 

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Curacao
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The atmosphere is great, that is what you immediately notice when you arrive. You cannot read the menu, written on the wall, this may be on purpose so that the waiter can decide for you.... Anyway we started with a linguine with fish, I must say that was the best I ever tasted! For mains we had black bass and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

for a late 9:30 dinner, we came prepared to savor their signature dish, my niece had steak and for me was the lobster spaghetti, and yes the lobster was meticulously cook to perfection, juicy and fresh. We owe the privilege of a late sitting (due to transportation delay) from Peter who was so pleasant and nice to give us a... More 

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Walden, Vermont
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't go here because you want an "experience." Go to Joe Beef because you like to eat, because you like to try new dishes or try old dishes prepared in new ways. The staff was extremely helpful. Our delightful waitperson helped me through the dimly lit chalkboard menu and with the wines. She even brought four wine selections to the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Joe Beef feels cozy and welcoming. Menu is written and rewritten daily on a giant chalkboard on the one wall of the restaurant. As we are not fluent in French, our wonderful waitress was extra patient in translating menu items we could not read. She also helped us with drink pairing suggestions for each course. Besides the amazing food, the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One week of back and forth to setup this diner between 3 of us and 2 months of anticipating this diner. Why one week? Well reservations disappear quickly and if like us you want to sit at 6h30 expect a bit of back and forth if you all have busy schedules. The online system though is brilliant and made easy... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wow, just WOW! My husband and I agreed we could have eaten here every night of our long weekend stay in Montreal and be thrilled. Meticulous attention to preparation and really creative presentations without ANY of the stuffiness so often seen in fine dining these days. This was like eating at a friend's house. Our waitress was superb and made... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Did it live up to the hype...Is it one of the best meals I've had...Would I go back to Montreal just to eat here. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of this place. If you love an intimate setting that has an unique decor (includes mounted stag head), they have a constantly changing menu that's written up on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I dined at Joe Beef during our stay in Montreal this past May. We secured reservations about a month in advance and were truly excited to eat there after seeing the restaurant featured on several shows. The restaurant has a good vibe and the food was good but something was missing. I think the restaurant may have... More 

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Additional Information about Joe Beef

Address: 2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
Phone Number: 514 935-6504
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 86
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Oyster Bar

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