Rib n Reef Steakhouse

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 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!

SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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.

MZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 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

M
Montreal
135 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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!

H
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Outstanding service

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

OT
Hungary
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Grand Dame of Montreal Steak and Fresh Fish

LW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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!

s
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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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B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Souper amoureux

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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

RL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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

JM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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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AL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 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!

AZ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

No I will not recommend your restaurant to my friends!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great consistent food every time I go!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 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.

AB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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!

R
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine, would highly recommend.

F
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Overall nice food. The best Caesar’s salad.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Signature Caesar Salad was way below standards.
PK Cut Rib Steak was rather small.
Service sub standard on numerous levels.
Not usually like this.

HT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Reservation for 9:15 for 2. Ordered the 16oz. NY steak cooked medium well, clam chowder, and onion rings. Fiance ordered filet mingonette cooked medium well, lobster bisque and Mac n cheese. steaks took about 45 minutes, only to arrive undercooked (perhaps medium rare?) Servers were incredibly polite, but due to having other plans that evening, we didn't have time for them to remake/re-cook the steaks so we didn't ask. I did like that we were never made to feel rushed, even though we seemed to be the last reservation of the evening, and I'm sure the staff would have like to begin closing things down on the holiday.

soups and sides were good but would have loved to have eaten the whole steak, not just the more well cooked parts around the edges.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

NA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We took the Table d home . For the price is not what we could expected . It is good but not exceptional .

DM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great. Always great surprises off the menu. A tradition for us. Will go back without hesitation.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

We were the first clients, we reserved at 4:30, we were all completed by 5pm. It took a while before the waiter came to take our order, I had to raise my hand to get his attention but my guess is that maybe he wanted to let us take our time, which was alright. By 5:45~ we had our appetizers, then nothing else at all until 7pm. The reason? The waiter/kitchen staff lost our orders and by that time, the restaurant was starting to be crowded and so of course, we weren’t the first that have ordered anymore. At the end, the coffee was charged and I had to negotiate to get it as a gift for making us waiting. I mean, the waiter could of at least thought about it to save the night, it was only coffee. Overall, good food, professional service but forgetful. 14% was left, which is fair.

CF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Il semble y avoir un petit problème côté bar-service .. les cocktails reçus n’étaient pas que ce nous vivons commandé. Avons reçu à deux reprises la mauvaise chose. Même chose pour la table à côté de nous. Pour ce qui est de la viande, elle était vraiment ordinaire. Nous avons vu mieux dans des restaurants plus bas de gamme. La qualité de ce que nous avons dans l’assiste ne vaut pas le prix chargé.

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HF
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food but restaurant was very noisy as it was Dec 24th evening.

AF
Orange County
1 review