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Rib n Reef Steakhouse

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CAN$51 and over
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Steakhouse
Rib n Reef Steakhouse & Cigar Lounge is one of Canada Premier fine dining Steakhouses specializing in Dry-Aged USDA Prime Beef and Fresh Fish and Seafood .Located ten minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from the airport , every detail at the Rib has been carefully considered for your comfort. Notable for its decor, excellent service, outstanding cuisine , award winning Wine Cellar and an the incomparable Cigar Lounge, with a state of the art ventilation system , the Rib is the ultimate destination for celebration.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 574 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdavidp
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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Audrey
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Une fois c'est ok. Les toilettes étaient vraiment sales. Sinon, le service était efficace, mais très condescendant dans les débuts. Cela c'est amélioré au cours de la soirée, heureusement. J'ai passé une belle soirée, mais je ne reviendrais pas. Le rapport qualité/prix étaient un peu exagéré.

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Myriam
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Waiter not very nice and friendly but good food. So quiet for a Friday night i was surprised

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and Ambiance, very accommodating, customized our order to suit our needs. Not our first visit and we are looking forward to going back.

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Meneer
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The experience of going to a top class diner was something to remember, especially after the long period of isolation... It happened to be our 5 year anniversary and we wanted to do something special. Rib & Reef is literally one block away from our condo and we had never dined there since moving in 5 years ago.
I didn't find that it was value for money though. We have had the same food and drinks at a less expensive steak house. While very good, we didn't feel it was outstanding.
The difference was the staff. They were tentative, pleasant, friendly and available at a simple gesture or look their way. They attended to our every need and that is where we experienced the value.
I would go back again for sure but it's not a once a month place to go. Probably once or twice a year.

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KerenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent girl’s evening at Rib n’ reef. The service impeccable, covid measures in place and the food exquisite!

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PatP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Steak was horrible. So many nerves.
Halibut dry. The best part of the meal was the pickle

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Marty
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service has always been good at R n R, but this time it was better than ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Tout allait bien jusqu’à ce que lorsque nous partions quelqu’un est venu nous apporter un repas commandé par une autre personne et quand il s’est rendu compte, même pas une excuse mais avec une violence sans pareille il a arraché le repas de l’auto. On s’est senti comme des bons à rien

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Hello
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

I booked last minute for my boyfriend's birthday and I must say I was quite impressed. The service was beyond nice. They literally treated us like loyalty! I'm glad he got to enjoy his our date!!

Ps: we went in the afternoon around 2pm so it was very peaceful.

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Lee plats sont trop cher pour la quantité reçu. Je ne retournerai plus. Sinon, le goût est là.

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DarrellH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had another great meal at Rib n Reef. Steak sides were amazing. Our waiter was great. I'll be back for my birthday

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Lyssi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing tasted as if the lobster came straight from the sea

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GerardoG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Restaurant!!
Very good service!!
Very good food!!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice on rooftop. Quiet peaceful
Good service and food
Regular customer

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Annie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quel plaisir de retrouver ce grand classique de Mtl.
Il m'accompagne depuis tant de décennies!
Le "Rib N Reef" c'est ...
La meilleure pieuvre grillée en ville!
C'est une salade César parfaite montée à table, une carte de Grands crus divine, des pièces de boeuf tendres et fondantes...et de décadents desserts classiques, cerises jubilées, crêpes Suzette, etc..😛
C'est le sentiment réconfortant de retrouver un ami fidèle.
Le "Rib N Reef" était, est et restera toujours une adresse emblématique de Montréal

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vipbbakoc
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious overall and cool staff and ambiance. I hade a bone-in filet that was overdone but they admitted it and made things right. Will definitely come back for more!

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ScottH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and friendly service. Food was incredible! It was our first time visiting Montréal and we couldn’t be more pleased to have chosen Rib N’ Reef to dine at.

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MelZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Lamb chops were overcooked, everyone had their food i had to wait an extra 15 minutes, the side dishes were cold when my chops arrived, the Cesar salad dressing was to intense
and I thought management would compensate my dinner since it was screwed up by the cooks, overall very expensive

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vipMarla
Montreal
135 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent from start to finish! Caesar salad prepared at the table - rib steak and veal chop cooked perfectly. Lovely service. Pricey meal but it was a special occasion!

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vipHannah
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

As usual, our dinner was enjoyable with yummy food & attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hungary
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Grand Dame of Montreal Steak and Fresh Fish

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vipLWW41
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

After dining at the Rib n Reef several times over the past few years this was the 1st time we were disappointed with a Steak!

Firstly, the two (2) valets were very welcoming and I appreciated that they did not"TEAR AWAY" from the entrance to park my car.

Upon entering we were very pleasantly greeted by several of the staff and quickly checked our coats before being directed to our table exactly at our reservation time.

The restaurant was busy on the Sunday night we were there but the noise level was moderate which allowed us to talk at our table in a normal voice to be heard.

There was a "Special Cut" of a Bone-In Filet that is not always available and my Son & I opted for it - to be cooked Medium - and my Son's Partner ordered a Rib.

The Caesar Salad we decided to start with was prepared at the table and was served cold. It was and continues to be for me one of the Signature Dishes the restaurant prepares and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

When the steaks arrived, they did with the sides we had ordered; which is always appreciated.

The steaks were tender and mine was cooked to perfection as was my Son's Partner's.

As my Son got closer in to the bone, his steak was RAW! he had already finished the outer edges plus a good portion of the sides and unfortunately there was no Waiter to call for assistance.

My Son's Partner which he thoroughly enjoyed as he left his Raw Steak on his plate.

When a waiter did return to our table we had literally finished our meals. He was shown how my Son's steak was still Raw and he offered to have it put onto the grill immediately, but it was now too late since we were almost finished!

He apologized said he would tell the Kitchen staff about the situation and the Manager... but there was no mention of removing the steak from the bill as I was expecting from my experiences at other HI-END Steak Houses that has occurred without hesitation!

Disappointing End To The Meal!

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sara
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

simplement une odeur de cigare dans la salle à manger. Expérience générale très bonne de l'accueil à la sortie en passant par tous les services. Bonne équipe

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Bailz
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good restaurant. A little pricy but it is normal due to being a steakhouse. Very good for a big occasion. Only thing is I don’t enjoy eating in a dimmed room. I would just like higher lighting so I can see my girlfriend in front of me

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Souper amoureux

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BfianM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very expensive , was offered a bone in 14 oz and 18oz ,where is the 22 oz you get in the states ? That would have been perfect to share
Food was good but 500 for two people is a little steep and we didn't drink that much , all in all nice to sit there

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RonaldL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcomed very graciously and appreciative. Waiter went out of his way to satisfy. We were 4 but one meal overcooked..apologies from waiter and maitre’d and almost immediately replaced .
Very well handled. Will definitely go back again

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JoannaM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Iconic high-end steakhouse and seafood restaurant. Good set lunch menu. Mainly business men.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Normally love this place but they were off their game tonight.
Especially the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent services de la part de toutes les serveurs
C’est bon mais pas à ce prix
Beaucoup trop cher pour ce que tu mange rien de rechercher assiette très plate vide
Je ne pense pas y retourner

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AudreyL
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my boyfriends birthday and it was beyond amazing! Food was so delicious and everything was perfectly cooked. Service was A1!!! Best in the city by FAR!

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AshourZ
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

No I will not recommend your restaurant to my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great consistent food every time I go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

My client and I ordered the Filet with a bone. Meat was tender but absolutely no spices or taste. Had to add salt and pepper. Very disappointed. Even the garden salad was terrible. Dressing was not good.

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AnneB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual an outstanding meal. Service was great and food excellent!!! Caesar salad a must when coming here and definitely the cherry jubilee for dessert!

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Respectfully
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Brought my team of 6 for a celebratory dinner and we were all disappointed. The steaks lacked flavor and were on the tough/chewy side. That should never happen at these prices - quality is an absolute expectation. Service was far below par. You cant just 'look' the part. Staff here have lost the essential customer service mantra and likely a result that they have all been there for tens of years and they just don't care and have become absurdly complacent (e.g - chipped cocktail glasses, missing condiments in drinks, wet rag left on a chair which was sat on, attempting to pour different wines into the same glass and when asked for a different glass it was met with silence and subliminal disdain) This restaurant in no way represents or fulfills the prices rendered or the accolades from other virtual reviews. There's much much better out there.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine, would highly recommend.

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Rib n Reef Steakhouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 735-1601.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

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