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“Staff saved the day!!”
Review of Joe Beef

Joe Beef
Ranked #107 of 5,887 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: US$20 - US$80
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Cross street: Charlevoix
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We went 11/11/11 which was supposed to be a lucky day. It wasn't for us. We spent 8 hours in the airport getting flight after flight cancelled.Once we finally made it to Montreal , we were excited to try Joe Beef. We had a 9:30 pm reservation but didn't get seated until almost 10:30. Not really any place to wait so you are hovering over other people's tables.
The night could have been a disaster right here, however, the Staff, realizing the situation they had us in,did everything possible to make us comfortable. They brought us a drink and some appys.This wasn't necessary but was very good damage control.
Once seated , we had the double down, which was unbelievable. We had the squid which was good and the Rib Steak special that was very flavourful.
We were worn out by the time we half finished our meal.
I would without a doubt recommend you try Joe Beef. We are big Europea fans but this is in a category of it's own. Informal, vibrant and trendy. The Staff can make or break an establishment and the Owners obviously know this and have hired some real professionals.
We will be back at an earlier time!

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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We reserved a table almost 6 weeks in advance and were excited to see and taste what Joe Beef had to offer considering it has been described as one of the best in Montreal. The actual results were mixed. If you do want a treat, get the Steak, which was 1lb of beautiful, flavourful meat. The appetizers got a mixed review from our table of six. For a real blast of cholesterol try the double-down deep fried foie gras! Main entrees seemed average to barely eatable. Don't bother with the veal belly.
Overall the service was excellent but the prices are too high for what you receive.

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2  Thank winteringinPV
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

I went here with my wife and daughter. My daughter attends graduate school at McGill, so we dine out often in Montreal. We are always on the lookout for something exceptional in this city of exceptional restaurants. Joe Beef came to us by reputation for quality, innovation and funky urban character. I had veal belly, my wife and daughter had riz de veau, or veal sweetbreads. We had a nicely priced vin de pays from Burgundy. The menu changes frequently and is written on a chalkboard, as is the wine list. Both are ecclectic and interesting. Our food was delicious, expertly prepared and served up in a lively bistro atmosphere. This will be a repeat destination for us.

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Thank Vincent R
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Cold and rainy fall night, taxi driver unsure where we were going, we pull up and it's, um, unpretentious looking. But oh my goodness, what goodness waits inside. Fresh oysters some of the best I've had anywhere, anytime. Veal sweetbreads unbelievable. Can't wait to go back again.

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Thank janedelagrotte
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We turned up at Joe Beef whilst on holiday in August. We hadn't booked unfortunately - big mistake as couldn't get a table. Cannot review the food but the place itself is fab. Lots of ambience, crowded and buzzing! I would have loved to have eaten there. Never mind !!

Thank blodwin52
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