Top 10 Steakhouses in Montreal
18 Nov 2018
Top 10 Steakhouses in Montreal
Calling all carnivores! If you’re looking for a good chunk of meat, this article is for you. Steak can be tricky, and the last thing you want is a bland and dry steak. But have no worries, these top 10 steakhouses will provide you with the most tender and juicy steak you can imagine. Although steakhouses are pricey, I managed to find a few that are easier on your wallet.
This is a charming steakhouse in a 200-year old historic building. As soon as you enter Gibby’s, you will feel like you stepped back into the 18th century. Its old-stone walls and decor, cozy fireplaces, and romantic lighting make it an extremely warm and inviting environment to dine in. Fortunately, the food and service are just as good as the ambiance. You start off with a bowl of pickles, warm bread, and a delicious salad (or soup), followed by your meal. They are known for their outstanding red meats and thick cuts, and although there are various options, the beef wellington is exceptionally amazing – the tender beef and flaky crust are always delicious and perfectly cooked. In addition, the service is always friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. They even have complimentary valet parking! Although more on the pricier side, you will not leave here on an empty stomach, as the portions are very filling. It’s a great place to come for a special occasion, whether it is a date or a birthday celebration. A fabulous fine dining experience from start to finish that will leave you with a full and happy stomach!
Fun Fact: This steakhouse is part of what was once called Youville Stables!
Location: 298 Place d'Youville, Montréal, QC H2Y 2B6
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM,
Sunday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2. 40 Westt Steakhouse
Known as West Island’s “best-kept secret,” this is a luxurious restaurant with high-class food. The interior is spacious and stunning with its high ceilings, chandeliers, and open kitchen concept. It has a “hotel lounge” vibe with live jazz music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The service is top-notch as the staff is courteous, friendly and attentive, which makes it an elegant yet warm atmosphere. Now let’s cut to the real star of the show- the steak. 40 Westt claims to serve the finest corn-fed Ontario beef. They date and dry-age their product for four or more weeks in their meat lockers, which are available to all guests. Their succulent, melt-in-your-mouth steaks are of excellent quality and always cooked to perfection, from the New York strip to the filet mignon. Top it off with one of their delicious side dishes like the garlic mashed potatoes, and a drink from their extensive wine list. You must also try their seafood – their fresh-shucked oysters are extremely fresh! Of course, you can’t leave without trying their infamous chocolate soufflé – it is decadent, creamy, and full of flavor! 40 Westt is very pricey, so it’s an ideal place for a special occasion or a business meeting. From the service to the food, you will surely have a special and memorable dining experience.
Location: 2305 Trans-Canada Hwy, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5Z5
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Thursday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday, 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM
This is one of the oldest restaurants in Montreal founded in 1938 by Moishe Lighter. Known as a reputable steakhouse and a fine institution in Montreal, here you will find high-quality meats in a classy, old-school atmosphere. Of course, they are known for their consistency in quality, but what makes this steakhouse unique is that their menu has a central European twist, by offering a selection of old world favourites from their Romanian roots. Matzo ball soup, steak, and potato latkes? Count me in! They have a selection of top quality charcoal broilings, from their rib eye steak to filet mignon, and their dry aged beef is 100 % natural and free of hormones and antibiotics. They also offer a complimentary breadbasket, pickles, and coleslaw with your meal. Montrealers and celebrities alike such as Céline Dion, Robert De Niro and Penélope Cruz love this steakhouse, and it is no surprise (After all, they have been around for the last 80 years)! In 2011, they won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and Forbes Magazine named it as one of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the world. Although it is quite pricey, you can go after 9:00PM between Wednesday and Saturday for a cheaper menu. You get an appetizer, main meal and coffee/tea for 29$. Add the friendly, top-notch service and you’re in for a pleasant experience in one of Montreal’s finest establishments.
Fun fact: It has been said that Moishes became the owner of this restaurant because of a card game.
Location: 3961 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2W 1Y4
Hours: Monday – Tuesday 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Wednesday 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday & Friday, 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Although not specifically a steakhouse, this is the perfect place to come for a good chunk of meat. This is a rather small, yet cozy and unpretentious restaurant that will prepare you for an evening of gastronomic delight. The owner of Gus, Chef David Ferguson, serves seasonal, gourmet French dishes with a Tex-Mex twist. Here you will experience food served by people who love what they do, and with skill. The blackboard menu selection, attention to detail and execution make it truly a divine culinary experience. All their dishes are creative, delicious, and pretty much flawless. They have great appetizers to start off (you have to try the Caesar salad), and they have a mouth-watering selection of tender and juicy meats, such as their flank steak and surf and turf (A thick Nevada steak with scallops and shrimps). Even the bread and hot sauce are made in house! If you sit at the bar, you can watch David and the chefs in action, as it is an open kitchen. Make sure you leave room for the strawberry shortcake – it’s a must, you won’t regret it. To top it all off, the staff is very charming, fun, and extremely friendly. Since the restaurant is small, it’s great for an intimate date (but make sure to call for reservations). It’s not just gourmet dining, eating at Gus is an experience in of itself.
Location: 38 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1P8
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
5. The Keg
This is a staple restaurant that serves great food in a casual, yet chic ambiance. It continues to live up to its reputation of delicious steaks and impeccable service. Although the lighting in the restaurant is quite dim, the steak really lights up the room. They use the best quality meat and season their award-winning New York, filet mignon, and sirloin cuts with a custom blend of spices known as their “Keg Seasoning.” The results? A steak that is flavourful, tender and juicy. They also have a fresh selection of seafood, which is perfect for pairing with your steak, such as their Cajun shrimp or Atlantic lobster tail. Accompany your main meal with a side of a twice baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, fries, vegetables, or rice, and you’re all set for a real treat. In addition, they have an excellent cocktail menu that is worth checking out to enjoy with your meal. If you have a small room for dessert, try their “Sweet Minis,” which is a little crème brûlée or a fudge brownie dessert they offer to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you want a casual dinner with a friend, or want to celebrate an occasion, a 5 à 7 or a family dinner, the Keg is the perfect place to come for a nice steak dinner at a moderate price.
Location: Various locations
Hours: Between 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM (depending on location)
6. Boeuf Cochon
This restaurant has a great vibe the moment you walk in. It’s the place to come to enjoy a delicious steak in a chic, rustic and festive atmosphere. Their high quality, premium cut meats are aged at least 28 days, coated with their secret spice blend, and grilled to perfection. The menu includes a nice variety of different cuts of meat, from top sirloin to filet mignon. The service is very friendly, attentive and proactive, so you’ll have a pleasant evening with great food! You can reserve a semi-private or private room to celebrate an event, or come with your friends to enjoy an evening of food and fun! They even have themed events during the week like ladies nights, as well as entertainment, shows, and DJs. You will definitely be getting quality meat and a fun time at a reasonable price that won’t hurt your wallet! They even have a kids’ menu, so you can come and dine with the whole family!
Location: 1553 Boulevard le Corbusier, Laval, QC H7S 1Z3
255 Rue de Martigny O, Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Y 2G4
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM (LAVAL)
Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 AM
Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 AM, 2:00 PM – 3:00 AM (SAINT-JÉRÔME)
7. Rib ‘n Reef
This steakhouse has a rather fancy, upscale ambiance with high-class, quality food. They have been serving gourmet steaks for the last 56 years and continue to do so. On their menu, you will find a variety of refined steaks and flavours. Their butcher prepares their exceptional beef with care – their USDA prime beef goes through a long dry aging process and is cooked on a charcoal grill to preserve quality. In the end, you are left with a delicious steak that is full of flavor. The prime rib is a must try here, as it is always tender and cooked to perfection. Their meats are served with savoury sauces and a choice of a variety of side dishes, from mashed potatoes to fresh broccoli. They also have a great selection of market fresh fish and seafood dishes. In addition to their quality dishes, the service is always attentive and professional. The cherry on top is definitely their cigar lounge, which is comfortable with a nice seating area - perfect to enjoy a drink (and cigar) after you’ve enjoyed your meal. In the summer, they have a rooftop terrace with an amazing view of Montreal. It’s a great place to come for business dinners, an anniversary, or other special occasions.
Location: 8105 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H4P 2H5
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
8. Ruben’s Deli & Steakhouse
A classic favourite among visitors and locals, Ruben’s Deli & Steakhouse is an institution in Montreal serving up Montreal-Style smoked meat and the finest selection of steaks for the last 40 years. They proudly offer U.S.D.A choice or higher quality premium beef that is selected and hand-trimmed with precision, and is then aged naturally for a minimum of 28 days. Ruben’s has a warm and casual vibe, and in fact, Montreal’s Gazette Reader’s Poll voted it as Montreal’s #1 Casual Restaurant in 2013. Quantities are extremely generous and definitely worth the price you pay. Even if it’s a full house (and it usually is), the service is always friendly and efficient. While you’re here, do try their smoked meat sandwiches as well – it is known as one of the best in the city! It’s a great place to come with your friends and family after a long day of shopping in downtown Montreal. Oh, and you must have a cheesecake while you’re here. You will not be disappointed!
Location: 1116 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 1H4
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday & Saturday, 8:00 AM – 1:30 AM
9. Vieux-Port Steakhouse
This is a spacious yet cozy steakhouse located in Old Montreal in a gorgeous century-old building. For 30 years, Vieux-Port Steakhouse has been serving quality cut meats cooked to perfection. All their beef is AAA Canadian Certified and aged for a minimum of 30 days for optimal flavour and tenderness. The old stone walls, wood floors, and cozy fireplaces make it an inviting, classic, and warm atmosphere. Whether you want a tender and rich NY Striploin or a mouth-watering rib steak, you will surely get the juiciest cut of meat and leave here satisfied. Served with garlic roasted mashed potatoes and vegetables and voilà; a perfect steak meal. They also have 4 celestial banquet rooms, which are for group events such as weddings, corporate dinners, family functions, and more. Or, you can just have an intimate dinner with your partner! They even have a beautiful terrace in the summer, and what better way to enjoy steak than in the streets of Old Montreal? The service is just as superior as the steaks, which makes it a pleasurable dining experience overall.
Fun fact: The restaurant is so big, they can accommodate up to 1000 diners at a time.
Location: 39 St Paul St E, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G2
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
10. L’Entrecote St-Jean
Sometimes, simplicity is the best way to go. This beautiful French steakhouse has only one menu and one option. For over 25 years, L’Entrecote St-Jean has been maintaining its popularity with one special dish – their grilled entrecote steak garnished with a unique sauce and accompanied by crisp, salty fries. You also have the option of a Boston salad or soup to start, along with profiteroles covered with hot chocolate for dessert. And that’s it! It’s as simple and delicious as that. The restaurant has a Parisian-style bistro feel to it, with its high ceilings, mirrored walls, and close tables. It also has a cozy and comfortable atmosphere with an attentive service, which makes this the perfect place for group functions, private dinings, or dinner with friends! They have maintained a good standard over the years, which is why it is so popular among locals. What’s even better is the price is very reasonable for what you get, compared to other steakhouses which can be very pricey! Whether you’re an indecisive eater or just prefer to taste the delicacy of one special steak, this is the perfect restaurant for you!
Location: 2022 Peel St, Montreal, QC H3A 2W5
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM