When you hear the name Joe Beef, you wonder two things - was Joe Beef a real person and is this place as good as everyone says it is? We’re here to tell you that Joe Beef was a tavern owner in the 1800s, and that if you only have one meal in Montreal, it should be here. Clear an entire night for dinner because between ordering bottles from their expansive wine list and plates of French-Quebecois classics, you’ll lose track of time and be a little surprised that you have to leave and can’t just move in. Order the lobster spaghetti and then let the staff guide you through the specials, like foie gras Nanaimo bars and fiddlehead carbonara. From summer to early fall, try for a table under the string lights on their garden terrace.