We had reservations at 6:30pm at one of the best restaurant in Montreal. We went to Joe Beef to celebrate our 21st anniversary.
I've wanted to try that place now for a couple of years but we were a bit unsure; being people that rarely go to expensive restaurants. But in August I read a review from my fave restaurant critic Leslie Chesterman and POW we had to go for sure!
It is located on Notre-Dame street in an old building lovingly restored The decor is modern country. And the food is unbelivable!
The first waiter I encountered worried me because he was so stiff and snob, I tought my evening was going to be ruined by his snotty attitude! But no. We got the best waiter; Patrick: and I swear he made the evening even better.
We ordered oysters from Prince Edward Island and pork belly as appetizers. I had a Joe Beef beer (local) and Dan the usual coffee. The oysters were meaty and sweet and I got an extra plus 3 huge shrimps (probably because of a small mixup in the reservation).
Then for mains we had a GINORMOUS NY strip (18oz) with blue cheese/horseradish and gentleman sauce along with the yummiest creamed spinach.....and BBQ ribs smoked 24hours with a Coca-Cola sauce and homemade parmesan french fries. I nearly cried of joy!
This is the only pic I was able to take because either the lighting was bad or I was too busy sighing with joy!
I asked our fab waiter if I could bring the bottle home and he agreed with a laugh; It seems it's quite often!
I want to thank Patrick for a fantastic evening, we loved everything! And we will be back once we fill the coffers again!
And maybe one day Dan will stop screaming Paris-Brest every 2 seconds! LOL
I want to go in the summer to sit in the garden, I went and it's super cool. A lot of the produce comes from it. Otherwise on my next visit I want to sit in the window and be served once again by Patrick the big man from Gaspésie!
Love your cat!