Joe Beef has been rocketed into international recognition this week with its new and highly coveted spot on the World’s Top 100 Restaurants List. Joe Beef will look to thank the Academy- specifically, the International Diner’s Club, which is comprised of 1000 members who are selected for their expertise in fine dining- from chefs, to restauranteurs, to journalists.
Nationally admired and now world-renowned owners David McMillan and Frédéric Morin opened the restaurant in late 2005 and have evolved their menu over the years from old school French dishes like sole meunière to a more playful and creative experience like the decadent truffled beer-can chicken.
The ingredients are guaranteed to be fresh- with shellfish express from P.E.I, meat fuming from their own smoker, and vegetables picked out of the backyard garden. A relatively new addition, the Joe Beefy oyster bar, can accommodate parties up to 200, and boasts your choice of oysters, shrimp, scallops, crab, clams, cockles and winkles (otherwise known as sand-burrowing molluscs- obviously), lobsters, lemons and mixed sauces.
Splurge on a bottle from the constantly changing and heavily French wine list, which shoots for an old-world variety of exquisite choices from Burgundy to Beaujolais, and is sure to complement the menu.
While placing on the Top 100 certainly isn’t Joe Beef’s first brush with stardom (having been voted as Canada’s Best Restaurant in 2013), the accolade is a well-deserved promotion for a restaurant that should make any Montrealer proud.
Joe Beef, an Old Montreal classic in the heart of Little Burgundy, is named after 19th century tavern owner and working class hero Charles “Joe-Beef” McKiernan.
Make sure to book a reservation here when you indulge at Joe Beef, ranked among the world’s best.