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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 3 days ago

We were excited to try this restaurant on our first trip to Montreal. We made reservations months in advance. Our meal was good but a few things took away from a great experience. The menu on the chalkboard was very hard to read but the...More

Thank roadtripbound
Reviewed 6 days ago

It took me weeks to get a table but it was worth the wait. The food was fantastic! The staff was great. We enjoy beer more than wine so the waitress suggested great local beers based on our choice of menu. There isn't a lot...More

Thank Mianne76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu does not have an English translation, and it's written on a blackboard. As English speakers, we had a tough time navigating the menu, but our server offered to order for us with the help of the chef based on our tastes. We lean...More

1  Thank maybe1taco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told this was THE place to have dinner, so after having a horrendous time trying to get a reservation to this restaurant (with a fairly rude person on the phone), we finally got a 8:30 seating. I don't understand the hype about this...More

2  Thank TravellerBC229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chance to enjoy this restaurant with a colleague of mine who told me I must eat here and I am so glad I took that advice. We sat at the bar which was fine, great ambiance in that part of the restaurant. The...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time eating here. One of the most vibrant, upbeat restaurants in Montreal, especially on a Saturday night. Mentioned where we wanted to sit a few months ago and they kept the table for us. Service is fantastic and went out of there way...More

Thank Yudansha2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK, so this is the BIG DEAL in Montreal. It's booked months in advance. We tried to get a table reservation three months in advance. No dice. When we arrived in town we asked the concierge at our hotel (the Gault) if she could get...More

3  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We asked our delightful waiter (wish I could remember his name) to surprise our table of 4. I think we counted a total of 7 different absolutely deliciously prepared seafood dishes. BTW, I was the only one in our party who is not a fan...More

Thank lindafosters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a few customers who were visiting our plant thanks to my boss who knew someone to get in. Very friendly and cozy atmosphere. The server was super knowledgeable about the food and wine. We started off with a few appetizers, oysters and foie gras...More

1  Thank Ingrid L
Reviewed September 9, 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

1  Thank Avery P
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialized 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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June 25, 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.
April 22, 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
June 26, 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
$20 - $80
French, Canadian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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)
  • Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-935-6504
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