We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Restaurant”
Review of Joe Beef

Joe Beef
Ranked #206 of 6,250 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$77
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Cross street: Charlevoix
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Quite small but very good restaurant. Takes time to get a reservation but worth it as the food is outstanding, and service top notch.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank stephenjA5439NE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (917)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

63 - 67 of 917 reviews

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Wide variety of offerings, all with a lot of protein. We had a fantastic trout, an unexpected squid steak, a rabbit hind leg with rabbit meatballs, and a liver steak with several sidings. All was cooked to perfection and with variations and finishing touches that I had never seen before.
In all the dinner was a surprising collage of flavors.
Next time I will try the bison and the house traditional roast beef.
Fantastic wine variety from private collections to match the exquisite food, with expert advise from the maître.

Thank Julian W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were in Montreal a few days before boarding our cruise ship and had heard about Joe Beef from a famous restauranteur in Brisbane from Harveys - His recommendation was everything he said it was - Stunning buzzy place, small, busy and not a seat to spare,. We had our Hotel concierge book and were delighted to have a great table for two at 7.30. Food stunning, service delightful - and of course we had read that the former President of USA met the Canadian Prime Minister there -- that always stirs up curiosity -- everything the write-ups say. Loved it

Thank Dianne1943
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We did backflips to get into this restaurant and after all the hype, the best thing about it was an amazing waitress. Apps of braised squid and pork ribs and sausage on sauerkraut were very good but the entrees lagged behind. Porchetta was very salty and a little tough and the smoked ribeye was overly smoked, and could barely taste that we were eating ribeye. Not worth the time or money.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank greenstate802
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We felt privileged to get a late reso on Friday. We sat on the patio with heaters which was fine but the dining room is nicer. Service is professional and a bit pushy. The whole tap water versus sparkling always gets me.
Some very cool appetizers including oysters, fois gras, sea urchens, wild mushrooms. We tried a variety and with ever changing menu you never know what to expect. Garden salad for 14 bucks was just a big plate of greens. Not great.
The hits for us were a chanterelle crepe, a cool venison shank, deer tartare, and cauliflower covered in fatty lardons.
The wines quite frankly were a rip off.
A must try. Cool place. Some real hits. A few misses. There are other places I will try in Montreal before I go back.
Grinder down the street looks awesome.

Jay and tams

1  Thank Jay-N-Tam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Joe Beef also viewed

 
Montreal, Quebec
 
Montreal, Quebec
 

Been to Joe Beef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing