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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
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands done of best dining experience so far. Made a last minute reservation and sat a bar. Food was amazing and flavourful. Had the cowboy steak with bone marrow mashed potatoes. Server and staff were fantastic. I see why they are consistently ranked among the best restaurant in Canada and world. Compared to other similar restaurants in NYC or London,... More 

Thank KSeven T
Dartmouth, Canada
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318 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went back, probably close to our 10 th time. Another Montreal go to place for us. Miss Alex took care of us as only she can! She ordered the wine and the dishes (with our faith in knowing what she was doing!) Everything was excellent and the wine was dead on. We really love this place for its' food... More 

Thank WildCommonwealthBoy
Montreal, Canada
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been wanting to try this restauant for a long time. And know I can tell why it is rated as being one of Montreal best restaurant : It's just amazing. The food is SO fresh, I had the best oysters ever. The crab was also amazing and the sea ​​urchins were just melting in your mouth. That was just... More 

Thank Fredddou
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in without reservations and were given a seat at the bar within 10 minutes, which was a wonderful surprise! What struck me first was how friendly and genuinely excited by the food the staff are. We were guided through the chalkboard written menu (so much to choose from!) and settled on a seafood heavy course of dishes. The... More 

Thank cindyrobert
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last week, I travelled with a friend (we are from Puerto Rico) came walking since our friends house is 5 minutes away from the rest. it was cold and rainy but it was worthy, yeah is a little bit pricy but we order a lot of food. Service was good, foe a place that changes it's menu it's amazing... More 

Thank GabyMartin
Annandale, Virginia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First a tip: a reservation is a must and we did ours months in advance. The place is small but quaint. We went with two friends and it felt like a dinner party. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. They all had a very lengthy chalkboard menu memorized in addition to knowing amazing wine pairings to go... More 

1 Thank umbc24
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always liked the name of this place the look from outside and had heard good things apart from "expensive." Entering fills in the picture more,- twangy, classic Country ballads playing and quite full of happy people! I was determined not to be caught out without my glasses to read menu but--there are none! Everything's written on a big chalk... More 

1 Thank Seekerofadvice
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a foodie and someone who immensely enjoys cooking and the culinary world, I was very much looking for my experience at Joe beef, especially after watching it on Anthony Bourdain -- I knew it would be expensive but thought it would be a good way to celebrate my getting my doctorate. Booked there a table for two, three months... More 

1 Thank Malak a
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a snow storm raging that night. Flights were cancelled. It was crazy to go out. BUT our concierge got us reservations at Joe Beef! (Very hard to get!) So off we went- took a cab with my husband, while quietly contemplating whether we did the right thing. No regrets!!! It was worth braving the snow storm for their... More 

Thank Pids_11
Saint-Lambert, Canada
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Montreal... decided to try Joe Beef to see for myself if it is what everybody says it is... well .. it is! The food is very good (oysters, lobster spag, etc) wine selection is good. We sat at the bar (I believe this is the best sonce the tables setting are very close to each other)... the staff... 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$74
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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