Rib n Reef Steakhouse

4.4
693 reviews
CAN$51 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Reserve your table early for our New Years Eve Gala , fixed menu with choices of entre and main dishes ,Gala starts at 830pm . music , dancing , and party favours .call us for more information . we will also be open for first seating starting at 5pm, or 6pm , having to leave before the Gala begins.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Join us for Christmas Eve dinner , we have a special table D" hote for your christmas celebrations , we are open from 430pm to 11.45 pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

We are open on Christmas Day starting 430pm to 11.45 pm , Come celebration with family and friends with us at the Rib N Reef Steakhouse

What 693 People Are Saying
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brandonc
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak house, amazing staff. Overall very happy with my experience!

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AlbertS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Definitely a great place to hold a formal business dinner.

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vipBubs
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious dinner served extremely efficiently. The only negative thing which was not the fault of the restaurant was an extremely loud table of people near us . We were very happy when they finished their dinner and left . The ambiance of the restaurant from then was very pleasant .

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Bubs, Thank you very much for your kind review. We feel bad about you having to sit next to a loud party. Some people get excited over wine and steak, but we do wish that some would be more mindful of other guests in the dining room. Fortunately, most of our guests are respectful. We look forward to hosting you again! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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vipElzlas
Dusseldorf Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

We were not satisfied.

1) we booked a Table for three persons. Unfortunately we received a very small Table. The Waiter hat difficulties to place the dishes on the Table. The amount of dishes did not allow us to have a comfort Dinner. I asked several times to receive either a side Table or a another Table, especially as the Restaurant was half empty. Only after I placed some of the dishes on the Ground ( to be able to eat at all) we received a new Table.

2) Several Waiters did not wear the mask correctly.

3) My Wife received a half burned Filet. (It was partly black from outside). After Complaint, it was exchanged and the new one was great. But as it was visible that it was burned , it should not had been served at all.

4) At the end of the Dinner we asked for a Taxi. After a long waiting time we asked if the Taxi was ordered or not. Shortly we have been advised the Taxi is waiting. Unfortunaterly this was not true. True was that the Taxi Driver was waiting outside, the Person for Valet Parking did not informed us and then the Taxi left. Finally we waited outside in not a comfortable way.


In Total a very Bad service for a restaurant bill of 583 CDN and a Tip of 117 CDN. I cannot Recommend this Restaurant in case you are expecting a nice evening

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Elzlas, We must apologize for this unfortunate incident. It sounds like a perfect storm of awkward things happened, which should've never happened. None are in the habits of our service and kitchen teams. A normal night at Rib 'N Reef feels very differently from what you experienced. We thank you for taking the time to describe your points in detail. You can trust that your message will be addressed by our managers at the next meeting. Sincerely, Fede Sanchez, Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb ambiance! Excellent service! Filet mignon cooked to perfection! Waiters are so courteous and polite. Love love love Rib n Reef❤️❤️❤️🥂🍾
Family of 6 thanksgiving dinner, celebrating our teenagers bdays.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, This is such a heartwarming review. We are delighted that your Thanksgiving dinner was a success. Our staff take pride in making special occasions truly special. And thank you for the shoutout to our filet mignon! Looking forward to hosting you again, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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PierreG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Only thing i didn’t like is on the special request section of the reservation page i asked for an 11th anniversary small cake which we never got.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Dear PierreG, Our most sincere apologies for this mistake. We are going to bring this to the attention of our managers to make sure the special requests are being read correctly. We hope our staff was able to make up for the glitch. We thank you for your kind review and look forward to your next visit. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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pilou
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Délicieusement agréable ambiance extraordinaire service impeccable
Nourriture incroyable

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Chère pilou, C'est un plaisir de lire votre critique. Nous allons partager vos commentaires avec notre équipe. En espérant vous revoir bientôt, Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Andrew
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

Overpriced, older wait staff very snoody, not a good vibe inside at all, drama between staff.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Andrew, We are sorry you left with such an impression. Our staff has veterans and younger waiters. We are proud that some of our waiters have been with us for over two decades. We appreciate their expertise and skills. We know they value our guests and aim to create a beautiful meal every time. Nevertheless, we are going to share your review with management to try to understand what may have happened during your visit. Thank you. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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LouiseG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci pour l'excellent services Sylvain et Patrick!!

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Chère Louise, Un grand merci pour vos compliments à Sylvain et à Patrik. Au plaisir de vous revoir ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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ddofoodie
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

It was very disappointing. We were so much looking forward to a nice dinner for our special occasion. We didn't even stay for dessert. There was a table of 8 young people directly in front of us that were so abnoxiously noisy it ruined our night. It was like eating in a noisy diner.The food was ok when I expected phenomenal for the prices they charge. The rib steak was charred on the outside. The Monte Carlo potato was a total miss. Toppings just baked on top when the potato should be removed and whipped. I miss Moishe's classier,quieter and worth every cent.

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vipJasonL
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant!!!
Had the Sea Bass, was perfect.

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vipFooder
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Anyone who knows anything about quality food would not dine in this establishment. It’s common knowledge that good food starts with quality ingredients. This is the first and most fundamental failure of Rib n Reef. I don’t know where they get their meat and produce but it’s the lowest quality ingredients one can find in the market. A 3/4” ribeye steak? Seriously?
The failures don’t stop there. The waiters are terrible. Their behaviours sends a clear message that they would rather be elsewhere.
The only redeeming factor for this place is that the room has this old world charm and is comfortable to spend an evening at. Unfortunately, that not enough and I will never go there again and I strongly recommend that you spend your money at an establishment where they care about the food they serve and the manner in which they serve it.

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AnaP
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service and accurate on the taste. Enjoyed it a lot and for sure, I will recommend it for future gatherings. Thanks!

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PB4141
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as usual. Service A1. Pricey. Was noisy last night.

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MiltonR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Le service et surtout le serveur étaient impeccables !
La nourriture juste correcte pour le prix .(pas de WOW effect )
En général c’était bien .!

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Roadstar
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service, cap it of with a nice stogie upstairs.

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BernardP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed my meal, crab was my choice and loved it. Don't appreciate that tips is automaticly added on my bill when we are a party of 8 at a table. Rather give what I value myself. and 18 % added over the taxes are a bit to mutch. my bill was 1563 + taxes and ended up paying 323,53 $ of tip witch is more then 20 % . I would probably give the same amount, but don't appriciate being force to do it.
Other then that, it's always a pleasure eating at the Rib n Reef Steakhouse.

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Akin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my wife and the service was top notch . Even though I had no clue of what was on the menu , they explained it well and my choice was awesome . Lady at the cigar lounge was friendly . Nice ambiance.

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vipMsjl8itall
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Caesar salad was excellent. 9.1 out of 10. Steak was very fatty and tasteless. Very disappointing.

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vipRachelA
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Came out from Texas was looking for a good steak place. Needless to say, we would have been better off just going somewhere else. There are mixed reviews because you can tell who they take care of, and who they brush off to the side in terms of level or service they provide.

We were seated around 8, server seemed very rushed every time he was talking to us, ordered because we were just ready to eat and continue our night (again, out of town-ers celebrating a birthday) we got our food around 9:05PM… we waited over 45 minutes for our food, and they couldn’t just tell us “we forgot to put your food order in.” Which is bad enough, but the server just could not admit he mad a mistake. I was furious, my husband’s birthday in Montreal and we came out from downtown left our 5 start hotel for THIS?!

Food (when we finally got it) was not worth the cost, quality wasn’t anything ground breaking, it gave me Outback Steakhouse vibes with a Cigar Lounge. We are from Texas we KNOW steak and beef. This was definitely not quality and not worth it for anyone traveling.

To make up for the disaster they give cheap Prosecco and some desserts. OH THE “BEST” part was when at the end of the server looked at my husband and said “nothing personal right?” UH HUH? Is this a joke?!
I’m actually embarrassed to tell people we ate here. Highly displeased and disappointed. Every part of our trip was Incredibly wonderful, except this place. And although we are from out of town and don’t have to say we won’t be back, we will recommend our friends visiting with $$$ spend it ELSEWHERE. Yikes

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Linda
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly, professional service. Excellent experience.

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DiogoB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was long, no update from the Waiter. But had a great experience into the cigar lounge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent service , food is good.
Would definitely recommend.

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Marvind
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Typical Rib N Reef experience. The food is always consistently good and the service excellent. This place is a throwback to fine dining in Montreal during its glory days of the 60’s and 70’s. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and 5 star service from our waiter Wilfredo aka “Willie”

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Raphaelle
1 review