RUBS BBQ Américain - Ste-Rose

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CAN$30 and under
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American
Southern style American Barbecue is an institution in itself. Contrary to quickly grilled meats at high temperatures on an open flame, Southern Style Barbecue consists of a gentle slow process where the meat cooks with the smoke generated from the wood fire. RUBS’ unique recipes have been crafted using Quebec grown sweet Maple wood for a taste like none other.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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NL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon service et même si très achalandé nous avons reçu nos plat en moins de 20 min

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was fantastic! We all enjoyed the food tremendously and we had so much that lunch leftovers the next day were great.
The only reason I did not give a 5 star review was the service. Our appetizer came quickly, then we waited a long time for our food. When it came, our 2 person meal was put down in front of us without plates. The waiter (not our waiter) said he would bring them in a minute. 30 minutes later and we were still waiting for plates. I was able to finally flag down our waitress and she brought them to us right away. We all enjoyed our food and then asked to package up the rest. She brought out the big bag of containers, we were happy. Then we didn't see her again for over half an hour.... Meanwhile we were sitting there waiting to order dessert. She came, my husband ordered dessert, I ordered a coffee. Dessert came in 10 minutes, my coffee was another 20 mins after that. Then we still had to flag down another waiter to get our bill after waiting 45 mins since my coffee arrived.
I understand when a restaurant is busy that service may be a bit slower but as we were sitting in the back corner, it was almost like we were totally forgotten most of the time.
On the upside of sitting in the back corner in a busy restaurant was the fact that we could actually carry on a conversation among the 4 of us.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bbq with nice sized portions.

RK
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fried onion is delicious! Had the Brie hamburger, very good (and I rarely order hamburger in a restaurant!), the ribs are excellent as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great food was great !

BL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a reservation at Open Table for 6:45 and sure enough even though there was a long line up I walked to the front, showed my reservation and bang, we were in. We had a banquet that seated 4 persons in the bar. The server was great as was the food. This restaurant for me is great value with consistently great southern BBQ.

P
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très belle expérience. Bon prix. Bonne bouffe. Très bon service courtois. Belle ambiance.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

My family and I were very excited to try out this resto. We finally did on a Saturday night. Sadly, even with reservations, we still had to wait a long time to be seated as the resto was very busy. The service was incredibly slow. We asked 3 servers for some utensils...no one ever came. We had to get up ourselves to get them. My hamburger was basically still alive. I didn't send it back as it would have taken another 45 minutes to get served. On a positive note, the atmosphere was fun. I will not be returning.

OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Brisket was dry
Portions were smaller than usual
Mac n cheese was excellent
Fries were cold
Fried chicken was good

Service was excellent

M
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Great place but they really have to amp up their service. Takes way too long to get seated and be greeted by a waiter. Not the first time this has happened.

JF
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was fantastic but service was poor and very slow. He was not very attentive to our needs, we needed to repeat many times our requests to get what we asked.

C
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Texas style BBQ with a Montreal flare. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a good BBQ experience.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Merci pour le gâteau d’anniversaire!

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R
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great ambiance, friendly service, authentic tasty food, nice decor. Everything U want for a great time.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Beer watered down, bumped my reservations for 8.15 was disappointed, not enough plates

SG
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

I found each and everyone of our dishes dry. We all ordered different rib dishes, all were very dry. The food came before our cocktails and our wine. We ordered the drinks before we ordered our meals. It seemed as though the food was just sitting under a heated lamp waiting to be served. No great gastronomical meal here. Very loud atmosphere. Waiters all seemed confused.

JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Nothing outstanding. Doing better at home on my weber grill.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

First time to RUBS. I will say that this review is downgraded because of my food choice. The deep fried baby back ribs were horrible.... I would NOT RECOMMEND this dish. Not sure what I was eating.
The St.Louis ribs ordered by my business associate looked very good.
I guess I will try RUBS again if I am in the neighborhood...but I am not making it my priority.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meilleur BBQ américain dans la région. c'était notre 3ième visite, Portions généreuses, Service rapide et courtois.

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EP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

La nourriture est excellente (si on recherche ce genre de mets). Par contre, la serveuse que nous avons nous a offert un service vraiment médiocre. Lors du paiement de la facture, il était impossible de choisir le montant du pourboire. Nous avons été réellement déçus de la qualité du service.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nous sommes habitués au Restaurant Rub’s Laval depuis environ 1 an. Nous y allons régulièrement en couple ou en famille. Nous avons toujours eu un service rapide, efficace, hors pair.!!

Cette fin de semaine fût notre première expérience en groupe (12 personnes). Nous avons eu 1 seule tournée d’eau et c’est au début avant que tout les invités soient arrivés.. les enfants ont attendue leur jus alors que les adultes ont eu leur boissons ET leur entrées...

Sinon côté nourriture et ambiance encore une fois nous avons été satisfait. Mais côté service pour un groupe, comparer à d’autre restaurant où nous avons été en groupe l'expérience est quelque peu ordinaire. Le serveur attitré aurait peut être dû avoir qu’un seul groupe? Alors que la ils en avait plusieurs..

Je continuerai de conseiller Rub’s pour un souper de couple mais pas pour un souper de groupe...

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JB
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Took some time to get salt/pepper and ketchup.... already had our plates. Our server must have been busy. Very nice evening nevertheless. Food was great!

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The food we ordered was good , but at 6 pm our waiter tells us no more smoked wings and no more beef ribs . Very slow service .

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Sick m8 good food

H
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Table was ready upon arrival, staff were friendly and the food came quickly. Was hot, delicious and bountiful!

JL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am a fan of Rubs and would recommend it. I am a repeat customer and really enjoy the food and the choices on the menu. Therefore, I really hesitate to write this review. The other day we were a party of 12 for lunch. We were relaxed and not rushed. All of us had a full and delicious plate except one of my guests. She ordered the fajita and it was simply awful. The plate was practically empty and the food looked ready for the compost bin. The chicken was so dry, she thought they were potatoes. The tortillas were burnt and the meal was cold. She didn't send it back so as not to embarrass us.
Then there was something inexcusable in that the floor underneath our tables was so sticky, some of our shoes came off. This was the entire length of the table and on the way out as well. This was really an appetite killer because I thought of the uncleanliness.
Maybe these were isolated incidences and would not stop me from returning.
Thank you for your consideration.

NN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal and after a bad experience the last time I came to the restaurant, he insured I had one of the best cuts of meat.
I will definitely be returning thanks to his efforts.

MP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

The food was ok, but not with it. We

CB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nous avons passé une belle soirée et personnellement je trouve le saumon fumée excellent. J’aurais quand même aimé avoir un choix de riz en accompagnement.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I've been twice the first time was better than the second so I don't know if we got the freshness the second time.

DB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bon service,bonne bouffe,prix competitif pour meilleur bouffe.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

We were seated and waited 20 minutes before somebody came to get our drink orders. Service was long throughout the evening

f
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came here to celebrate father’s day. Say at the terrace. Everything was excellent

CD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic. Get the Texas platter for 2 and the blooming onion. So delicious. Best BBQ in the Greater Montreal area.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travel for cheap and have the feeling of being in a real American BBQ pit !!!!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The waitress was very nice but the service was very slow and the food not as good as it was.

n
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

they ran out of Brisket at 8 pm . How can that happen. Disappointed

SM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Très déçu du service, bouché de mac and cheese froide et difficile d’avoir de l’eau!
On aimait le Rubs mais là c’est fini... dommage

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AA
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always great there. We had Nick as a waiter and he was great.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Severe issues with the cutlery.
We had to replace clean, wrapped cutlery several times as they were all spotty, film residue and mine had actual food and oily residue on them.
These items were handled by staff as they were wrapped so it’s very disappointing to evidently see that no one noticed. Makes you wonder what else is not noticed in the kitchen. Not too reassuring....

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