A favourite of chefs including David Chang and the late Anthony Bourdain, this steakhouse opened in Montreal’s Little Burgundy in 2005. An homage to 19th-century innkeeper and working-class hero Charles ‘Joe-Beef’ McKiernan, the restaurant expanded by popular demand in 2011, from 30 to 75 seats. The menu, scribbled in French on a blackboard, includes indulgent salads, lobster, pasta dishes and signature steaks. Of the Joe Beef cookbook, Bourdain said: “It makes us believe that the future is shiny, bright, beautiful, delicious – and probably Québécois.” On eating here, one can only agree.
2491 Notre-Dame Street West, Little Burgundy, Montreal, QC H3J 1N6