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Little Burgundy

Joe Beef

2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, H3J 1N6, Canada
TEL: (514) 935-6504

Chef-owners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan are the mavericks behind Joe Beef, a delightfully disheveled counterpoint to the city’s often overstyled restaurants. The décor (a bear’s head trophy over the bar; rustic wooden tables; très country checkered napkins) verges on irreverent, but the food is far from it. Though oysters and crab cakes make a cameo, the emphasis here is decidedly Québécois—heavy on meat, with healthy doses of foie gras and boudin, served with a poached egg. Morin and McMillan’s antiestablishment stance has worked so well that their peanut-size dining room in the up-and-coming Little Burgundy is now a favorite of both the city’s star hockey player, Saku Koivu, and the Quebec premier, Jean Charest.

Insider Tip:

Reservations for the petite dining room can be hard to come by. If you’re having trouble, try booking a seat at the lively little bar for a great perch overlooking the whole room.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Monday - Closed
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations Required
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: French


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