Joe Beef

Little Burgundy
Modern Quebecois

Joe Beef, opened in 2005 by Fred Morin and Dave McMillan, captures the soul of a certain type of modern Montreal cooking: irreverent, lusty, imaginative, and humorous. Signature dishes here include spicy spaghetti with lobster, a hulking grand aïoli platter with vegetables from their own garden, and a carnivorous horse tartare. This is a tough ticket, so call for reservations as far in advance as possible. For a more vegetable-forward menu and largely natural wine list, try Joe Beef’s sister restaurant, Le Vin Papillon, run by chef Marco Frappier and sommelier Vanya Filipovic. Try the whole-roasted cauliflower showered in fried chicken skin, or a rye “éclair” with carrot pastrami and mustard seeds. Since they don’t take reservations, be prepared to wait, or come on the early side.

Joe Beef
2491 Notre Dame St O.Montreal, Canada

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