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19 Magnificently Meaty Montreal Restaurants for Steak

With serious grill skills, these restaurants are top of the chops.

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Long looked to for luxuriant nights out on the town, steakhouses have been a popular breed of restaurant, encapsulating the smell of charcoal, bones piling up, knives scraping on plates, fully-stocked wine cellars, and cups overflowing as patrons loudly laugh.

Some say these temples to costly self-indulgence and charbroiled meat are passé, as trends and tastes veer away from meat and potato diets. Yet many institutions continue to stake (pun intended) their claims (Moishes, Gibbys, Rib’N Reef) and newer arrivals have made room on their menus for the heavily carnivorous (Gus). In fact, some of the oldest steakhouses in the city are routinely booked solid.

The restaurants on this map aren’t strictly steakhouses, although most lean in that direction, with menu options like ribs and surf ‘n’ turf, sometimes served atop white tablecloths. Yet some others have made the cut due to their focus on grilled goods. Without further ado, it’s time to break out the bibs.

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38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P8, Canada
(514) 722-2175
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Chef-owner David Ferguson’s restaurant is not strictly a steakhouse, but it’s not entirely dissimilar from one. Wine by the bottle, a quaint cut of bavette and surf and turf for two are sure to please meat lovers, alongside heartily-done vegetables.

2. Boucherie Bar à Vin Provisions

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1142 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J8, Canada
(514) 277-7788
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Outremont tasting-menu-only resto Provisions has had its own butcher shop for a while — but now it’s evolved into a wine bar with a handsome selection of steaks, including tomahawk, rib and skirt steaks — otherwise, there are plenty of other in-house meats on the menu, and a fine list of natural wines.

3. Moishes

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3961 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y4, Canada
(514) 845-3509
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If a Montreal steakhouse were to be named Patron Saint of Charbroiling, Moishes would likely be atop the list. Founded in 1938 by Moishe Lighter and working its way to local legend status with customers that included Mordecai Richler, this steakhouse’s choices are wide-ranging to an intense degree. It was recently sold to a corporate outfit, but at this stage, it seems that the Lighter family are still keeping up service and quality.

4. Taverne Gaspar

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89 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1J1, Canada
(514) 392-1649
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Located in the shell of a 19th century warehouse and touting two terrasses, Taverne Gaspar is a popular spot for tourists throughout the year. With a combination of aggressive advertising and diverse options like beef flank and a veal tomahawk chop, Gaspar’s fame is still more fire than flash.

5. Vieux-Port Steakhouse

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39 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal
QC H2Y 1G2, Canada
(514) 866-3175
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Vieux-Port may be one of the most expansive restaurants in its riverside neighbourhood (1,000 seats!), but doesn’t sacrifice quality for quantity. Beef and bison are at the forefront of the steak menu, combined with surf and turf options including lobster and crab.

6. Méchant Boeuf

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124 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada
(514) 788-4020
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While it may tout a bull’s head for its logo, Méchant Boeuf is one of those steakhouses that has moved beyond the traditional. Think 5 à 7 deals, a raw bar, and burgers in additions to their beefy cuts. One thing’s for sure: it’s a solid bet for a real plate of steak and eggs.

7. Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi

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690 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal
QC H3B 1X8, Canada
(514) 875-4545
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Calling a steakhouse upscale may seem redundant, but Vargas sits among the glitzier options in Montreal. Located in prime downtown real estate, this combination steakhouse-sushi bar is a fan favourite among white collars and for special occasions.

8. Gibbys

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298 Place d'Youville, Montréal
QC H2Y 2B6, Canada
(514) 282-1837
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The Old Montreal location and its beautiful, historic dining room might be confused as the original Gibbys, but it’s actually the second: the first Gibbys was born in Saint-Sauveur in 1970. Regardless, neither location has sacrificed a scrap of the brand’s reputation for steaks. Come for a cozier, refined experience, and a menu that goes solidly beyond steak for the less red meat-oriented.

9. L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean

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2022 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3A 2W5, Canada
(514) 281-6492
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It’s easy to lose track of this 25-year-old French bistro institution in the top-heavy downtown restaurant scene, but steak-lovers take note: L'Entrecôte makes a mean steak and fries with a signature sauce.

10. Reuben's Deli & Steakhouse

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1116 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 1H4, Canada
(514) 866-1029
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Trademarked as Montreal’s premier steakhouse, Reuben’s is an establishment of over 40 years in the making. The name and the front window filled with brisket may cause some to perceive it as a house of smoked meat, but rest assured, Reuben’s sets aside space in its heart for steak.

11. Rib'N Reef Steakhouse

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8105 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal
QC H4P 2H5, Canada
(514) 735-1601
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With more than 50 years’ of grilling experience under its belt, the Rib’N Reef is a formidable mainstay in Montreal’s steakhouse scene. Think leather-backed booths with wine and cigar lists to peruse as you lay into a slab of corn-fed, Midwestern beef.

12. La Queue de Cheval

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1181 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada
(514) 390-0091
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Among the steakhouses in town that revel in excess, La Queue de Cheval takes the cake. Some may not agree with how owner Peter Morentzos has styled the restaurant, but the quality of their dry-aging locker is hard to ignore when walking by.

13. Grinder

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1708 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada
(514) 439-1130
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With a reputation for pleasing the business class with its swank and steak, this artfully-designed restaurant is a catch in Griffintown. Grinder has one of the most extensive meat rosters in town, to the point of owning a separate butcher shop.

14. Tavern On The Square

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1 Carré Westmount, Westmount
QC H3Z 2P9, Canada
(514) 989-9779
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Tavern On The Square isn’t quite a steakhouse, but it has the right chops when it comes to their New York steak with aligot potatoes or a Black Angus bavette. With endorsements from the critics, owners Jonathan Cercone and Stephen Leslie have carved out something special for themselves in Westmount.

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15. Joe Beef

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2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada
(514) 935-6504
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This Montreal icon has no need for introductions: if purveying its own line of steak spices and sauces weren’t enough to convince you (or the fact that the restaurant is consistently booked solid for months at a time), a visit certainly will.

16. Chops

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5322 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal
QC H3X 1T7, Canada
(514) 759-4677
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An Asian-fusion steakhouse with a substantial menu of both meat and fish, this restaurant is proudly kosher and dry-ages their own stock for a minimum of 28 days before letting it touch the grill.

17. 40 Westt

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2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire
QC H9R 5Z5, Canada
(514) 428-9378
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For a good steak, sometimes it’s necessary to look beyond the downtown core. 40 Westt is a notable West Island establishment for steak, as diners enjoy their open market concept with an open dry-aging locker where selections are made while listening to live music.

18. Towne Hall

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50 Boulevard Brunswick, Pointe-Claire
QC H9B 2L3, Canada
(514) 426-9991
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Towne Hall is commonly looked to for its supper club vibe in the West Island, in the original sense of the term. The restaurant describe itself as having a “sophisticated yet casual elegance” taking place below crystal chandeliers, for example. A lavish spot for bavette, strip-loin or filet mignon cuts.

19. Portovino

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8940 Boulevard Leduc #30, Brossard
QC J4Y 0G4, Canada
(450) 445-8716
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While Portovino’s multiple locations in the Greater Montreal were whittled down to just one, its “turf” menu serves a few steaks that are worth a visit, if not their ossobuco alla Milanese.

1. Gus

38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P8, Canada

Chef-owner David Ferguson’s restaurant is not strictly a steakhouse, but it’s not entirely dissimilar from one. Wine by the bottle, a quaint cut of bavette and surf and turf for two are sure to please meat lovers, alongside heartily-done vegetables.

38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P8, Canada

2. Boucherie Bar à Vin Provisions

1142 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1J8, Canada

Outremont tasting-menu-only resto Provisions has had its own butcher shop for a while — but now it’s evolved into a wine bar with a handsome selection of steaks, including tomahawk, rib and skirt steaks — otherwise, there are plenty of other in-house meats on the menu, and a fine list of natural wines.

1142 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J8, Canada

3. Moishes

3961 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada

If a Montreal steakhouse were to be named Patron Saint of Charbroiling, Moishes would likely be atop the list. Founded in 1938 by Moishe Lighter and working its way to local legend status with customers that included Mordecai Richler, this steakhouse’s choices are wide-ranging to an intense degree. It was recently sold to a corporate outfit, but at this stage, it seems that the Lighter family are still keeping up service and quality.

3961 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y4, Canada

4. Taverne Gaspar

89 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1, Canada

Located in the shell of a 19th century warehouse and touting two terrasses, Taverne Gaspar is a popular spot for tourists throughout the year. With a combination of aggressive advertising and diverse options like beef flank and a veal tomahawk chop, Gaspar’s fame is still more fire than flash.

89 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal
QC H2Y 1J1, Canada

5. Vieux-Port Steakhouse

39 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G2, Canada

Vieux-Port may be one of the most expansive restaurants in its riverside neighbourhood (1,000 seats!), but doesn’t sacrifice quality for quantity. Beef and bison are at the forefront of the steak menu, combined with surf and turf options including lobster and crab.

39 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal
QC H2Y 1G2, Canada

6. Méchant Boeuf

124 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

While it may tout a bull’s head for its logo, Méchant Boeuf is one of those steakhouses that has moved beyond the traditional. Think 5 à 7 deals, a raw bar, and burgers in additions to their beefy cuts. One thing’s for sure: it’s a solid bet for a real plate of steak and eggs.

124 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

7. Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi

690 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3B 1X8, Canada

Calling a steakhouse upscale may seem redundant, but Vargas sits among the glitzier options in Montreal. Located in prime downtown real estate, this combination steakhouse-sushi bar is a fan favourite among white collars and for special occasions.

690 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal
QC H3B 1X8, Canada

8. Gibbys

298 Place d'Youville, Montréal, QC H2Y 2B6, Canada

The Old Montreal location and its beautiful, historic dining room might be confused as the original Gibbys, but it’s actually the second: the first Gibbys was born in Saint-Sauveur in 1970. Regardless, neither location has sacrificed a scrap of the brand’s reputation for steaks. Come for a cozier, refined experience, and a menu that goes solidly beyond steak for the less red meat-oriented.

298 Place d'Youville, Montréal
QC H2Y 2B6, Canada

9. L'Entrecôte Saint-Jean

2022 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 2W5, Canada

It’s easy to lose track of this 25-year-old French bistro institution in the top-heavy downtown restaurant scene, but steak-lovers take note: L'Entrecôte makes a mean steak and fries with a signature sauce.

2022 Rue Peel, Montréal
QC H3A 2W5, Canada

10. Reuben's Deli & Steakhouse

1116 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 1H4, Canada

Trademarked as Montreal’s premier steakhouse, Reuben’s is an establishment of over 40 years in the making. The name and the front window filled with brisket may cause some to perceive it as a house of smoked meat, but rest assured, Reuben’s sets aside space in its heart for steak.

1116 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H3B 1H4, Canada

11. Rib'N Reef Steakhouse

8105 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4P 2H5, Canada

With more than 50 years’ of grilling experience under its belt, the Rib’N Reef is a formidable mainstay in Montreal’s steakhouse scene. Think leather-backed booths with wine and cigar lists to peruse as you lay into a slab of corn-fed, Midwestern beef.

8105 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal
QC H4P 2H5, Canada

12. La Queue de Cheval

1181 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

Among the steakhouses in town that revel in excess, La Queue de Cheval takes the cake. Some may not agree with how owner Peter Morentzos has styled the restaurant, but the quality of their dry-aging locker is hard to ignore when walking by.

1181 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

13. Grinder

1708 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1M3, Canada

With a reputation for pleasing the business class with its swank and steak, this artfully-designed restaurant is a catch in Griffintown. Grinder has one of the most extensive meat rosters in town, to the point of owning a separate butcher shop.

1708 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada

14. Tavern On The Square

1 Carré Westmount, Westmount, QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

Tavern On The Square isn’t quite a steakhouse, but it has the right chops when it comes to their New York steak with aligot potatoes or a Black Angus bavette. With endorsements from the critics, owners Jonathan Cercone and Stephen Leslie have carved out something special for themselves in Westmount.

1 Carré Westmount, Westmount
QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

15. Joe Beef

2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6, Canada

This Montreal icon has no need for introductions: if purveying its own line of steak spices and sauces weren’t enough to convince you (or the fact that the restaurant is consistently booked solid for months at a time), a visit certainly will.

2491 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada

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16. Chops

5322 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal, QC H3X 1T7, Canada

An Asian-fusion steakhouse with a substantial menu of both meat and fish, this restaurant is proudly kosher and dry-ages their own stock for a minimum of 28 days before letting it touch the grill.

5322 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal
QC H3X 1T7, Canada

17. 40 Westt

2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5Z5, Canada

For a good steak, sometimes it’s necessary to look beyond the downtown core. 40 Westt is a notable West Island establishment for steak, as diners enjoy their open market concept with an open dry-aging locker where selections are made while listening to live music.

2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire
QC H9R 5Z5, Canada

18. Towne Hall

50 Boulevard Brunswick, Pointe-Claire, QC H9B 2L3, Canada

Towne Hall is commonly looked to for its supper club vibe in the West Island, in the original sense of the term. The restaurant describe itself as having a “sophisticated yet casual elegance” taking place below crystal chandeliers, for example. A lavish spot for bavette, strip-loin or filet mignon cuts.

50 Boulevard Brunswick, Pointe-Claire
QC H9B 2L3, Canada

19. Portovino

8940 Boulevard Leduc #30, Brossard, QC J4Y 0G4, Canada

While Portovino’s multiple locations in the Greater Montreal were whittled down to just one, its “turf” menu serves a few steaks that are worth a visit, if not their ossobuco alla Milanese.

8940 Boulevard Leduc #30, Brossard
QC J4Y 0G4, Canada

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