Rib n Reef Steakhouse

4.5
647 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.
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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
What 647 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Serenity
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente soirée ! Un régal pour les sens ! Recommandations pour:
Tartare de saumon plus qu’excellent !
Bisque de homard délectable.
Pièces de viande… plus plus

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le service est parfait, les serveurs ont une énergie très positive, très accueillant professionnel et familiale en même temps
On a passé un bon moment

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vipFloss
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rib n Reef is typically our go-to restaurant to celebrate happy occasions as well as to treat ourselves after more challenging occasions or a rough week. The service is impeccable and the food is always prepared perfectly. Their rooftop dining space provides a respite from chaos and, as is the case with their indoor dining areas, no detail has been spared as far as comfort is concerned. Their prices have increased recently but we are seeing that occur in most of the restaurants we have gone to during Covid. We still think the experience is worth it because of the quality of the food and the way we are treated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing like always!

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ClaudineS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un excellent souper. Nouscavons beaucoup aimés la terasse

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Jemange514
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service as always - service is an art and RNR knows about Art 💯

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JohnnyQ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very in line with its reputation, Rib'n Reef fulfilled our needs to appreciate one of the best roast beef in Montreal if not the best. Food was great, people were nice, service was fine. Only bad note, when it rains and you dine on the terrace, you may end up being wet even though they have a roof...

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ABSaleem
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good halal steak and sliders. Must try. Really delicious.

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AntonyR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La soirée était parfaite. Accueil, nourriture, service. Un gros wow!

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GerryC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food great service would definitely recommend.

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Bubbymarion
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious food. Slow start on service. Waiters original greeting a little tight but he softened up.
Lovely dinner.

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YBXV
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Notre maitre de table et sommelier etaient excellents.
Un des aides ne semblait pas vouloir etre la, tres absent n'etait pas a l'ecoute.

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John
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was fantastic but after waiting almost two hours for our main course we started to get agitated.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine list. Great food. Memorable evening with friends.

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FrancoisD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the Rib & Reef experience is worth the money. The quality and quantity of food was perfect the way it was cooekd was spot on and the service efficient and not obnoxious.

We were not rushed and enjoyed every minute of the meal.

The only issue is the noise level even when the room is half full sometimes it is hard to hear your dinner companion.

But overall it is worth numerous future visits.

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JohnA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We ate on the patio which was an enjoyable experience . The food was how a remembered it. Nice to be back.

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SandraB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance ambiance service. Pricey but so worth it!

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eimana
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was awesome, food was not up to our expectations. Food was good, not great, not better than an average, not better than the keg. But the service is fantastic. Our servers where worth the visit.

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and service. Lovely terrasse outside on the roof. Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Took long for the food to arrive
Missed one portion
Otherwise for nice staff

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Salade de choux n'était pas aussi bonne que d'habitude. Le reste était parfait!

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Davidoff722
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

New in town and found it says this is the very best dry aged steak house online. However, very disappointed.
Dry aged steak: Over half-edge of my $75 steak is burn and the bitter taste just ruined the whole thing. Can't find the special beefy flavour of the dry-aged steak. 2 waiters told me this is OK, but why should I pay $75 for an OK steak? In my opinion, this steak is a total failure and they are not willing to change a new one for me. And the steak is not thick enough for me, I prefer 3 fingers thickness. (BTW, how do you expect customers to eat the garlic with this type of cut?)
Tuna tartare: My favourite dish in this restaurant.
Oyster: Not consistent in size, taste boring, the mouthfeel is stuffless, with impurities. Gillardeau would be much better.
Veg plate: Not too bad, enjoyed most of it until the over salty mushroom surprised me in a salty way.
Overall, if you can't hire someone who can cook steak or serve clients properly, just don't open a steakhouse. After the meal, did not even want to take a look at cigars.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was not on par with the level of pricing and expectation.

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Fany
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Le serveur était exécrable. Hautain et nullement à l'écoute du client. C'était une réservation pour l'anniversaire de mon conjoint et nous n'avons jamais eu le dessert et le soulignement d'anniversaire.

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MichelArnaud
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. We totally enjoy the food, heartwarming welcome, superbe Atmosphere !

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James
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The hostess is cheaply dressed. The service is poor. Our waiter appeared very uncomfortable and junior. The other salad-waiter that came to prepare the salad at our table asked if we wanted our salads all dressed. I asked, what’s all dressed. He said it’s everything you see here. His mixing table was higher than we could possibly see and his attitude was out of place for an elegant restaurant. The fish was over cooked. Surprisingly little side dishes to complement the fish. Overall unpleasant experience at any price. But at the cost of their dinner, almost any other restaurant in town can do better.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We arrived at 7pm and our reservation was at 7:15pm: None came to our table, not even to fill our glass with water, until 7:50pm.
We waited at least least one hour until our food were served.
I was very disappointed with the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hungary
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesomely awesome thanks Johnny

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MARILOUT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’était très bon, service impeccable. Je vais y retourner assurément

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Carl
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Soirée extraordinaire!

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FoadF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Not high quality food and service. Lower than average compare to what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice to be back!

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NormandG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

First time there. The soup was delicious. My wife had the black bar and it was excellent.
I took the prime rib and was not so happy. The meat was hard to cut and hard to chew.
For that price, it should have melted in the mouth. Still, I would give them another
chance because the staff was welcoming and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent always

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was really great. Our waiter was amazing and funny. The food is outstanding. Had little issue with 2 other waiters that were a little bit rude out of no where, but they were not our main waiter, so it's fine.

Overall, LOVED my experience. Definitely going back and try to get the same waiter I had. I don't remember his name, but he's amazing.

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vipRejeanP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place all is o k good ambiance good menu

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Josie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent, great food and nice traditional table side service.

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vipwines123
Montreal
301 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great patio, happy to be out again.

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MortonG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience2

When you are spending over $1,000 for three people for dinner, it was very rude of the staff to force you to finish eating and leave to make room for another party and a disappointment considering the caliber of the restaurant and our loyalty and support over the years

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NanaM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come there every week before Covid happy it reopen and food taste as best as beforeee

FAQs

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

Rib n Reef Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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