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Montreal Restaurants

Joe Beef

  • 2491-2501 rue Notre-Dame Ouest Map It
  • Downtown
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 07/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Dining at Joe Beef is a little like being invited to a dinner party by a couple of friends who just happen to be top-notch chefs. David MacMillan and Frédéric Morin were pioneers in Montréal's modern dining scene until they got tired of living on the edge and opened this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Little Burgundy. Everything written on the chalkboard menu is simple, hearty and just delicious, from the fresh oysters to the organic rib steak and the now famous

lobster spaghetti. In summer, the best seat in the house is one of the 25 coveted chairs spread out on the back patio, among the beautiful patches of an organic vegetable garden.

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Restaurant Information


2491-2501 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N6, Canada

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 07/30/2014


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Apr 10, 2009

With a name like Joe Beef you'd think that they would care about the quality of the meat...

What a letdown. We ordered the beef thinking that we were in for a treat. What we received was a bland hunk of leather-like meat. While our waitress was polite and helpful, the chef showed more arrogance than good sense and refused to acknowledge that he had served up a substandard meal. Symptoms of a restaurant basking in glories of the past?!?!? Too bad...we wont be going back.

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Jul 1, 2007

Good Experience

We have heard about Joe Beef for the past two years and decided on our next visit to try it. So we did. It is very unpretentious. You talk to your neighbours as they are mostly friendly and the tables are 6 inches apart. Very small place. It is worth a try once.

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