Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie
Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie

Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mechantboeuf.com/
  • Phone: 5147884020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen:
    Sunday to Wednesday : 5pm - 11pm
    Thursday to Saturday: 5pm - 12h30am

    Bar:
    Sunday to Wednesday : 5pm - 1am
    Thursday to Saturday: 5pm - 3am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Sylvain Levaillant
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy hour : Thursday to Saturday
    Live band : Tuesday & Wednedsay
    Live DJ : Thursday to Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St-Sulpice
  • Public Transit: Métro Place d'Armes
    Bus: 55
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Pour vous faciliter la vie, l'hôtel Nelligan à quelques pas du restaurant vous offre un service de voiturier au coût de 13.80$ incluant les taxes.

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    Just a few steps from the restaurant, Hôtel Nelligan offers valet parking for $13.80 including taxes.
A word from Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie
Quality, AAA Angus Beef, a delicious raw bar, artisanal cocktails, late-night menu, happening 5 @ 7s, live music and the best burger in town—Méchant Boeuf delivers on all fronts.

This Old Montreal hub puts a fresh spin on English pub-style décor and French-inspired eats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)hot spot (27)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (17)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (9)romantic (7)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (7)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Amazing dinner and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The dinner was fabulous. The wait staff were knowledgeable about not only the menu but what to do after in the area. Food was great. Poutine was the best I've ever had in Quebec. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good place to eat!
    AnikaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It is one of my favorite spots for dinner at the Old Port. It is part of a great hotel, food is good, nice ambiance with a DJ, nice service, great location!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Foodie02
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As soon as we got there we were greeted which was awesome! The server was confused about where to seat us for at least 5 minutes which in real time is a long time. We got our drink and it was great. I got a steak and my boyfriend got the ribs. It was ok. I would not recommend it to people who are picky about how their food is done. The cost is also overpriced. The setting if the restaurant was very romantic and comfortable. Overall the experience was good but the biggest thing was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service sympathique
    Carolineline
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Notre commande d'entrées a été oubliée, nous avons attendu plus de 30 minutes mais le serveur c'est excusé et nous a offert nos consommations. Un peu dispendieux pour le niveau de la nourriture. Rien pour se jetter par terre, mais quand meme bon. Décor interessant et confortable. Belle ambiance vraiment trop bruyante, mais service sympathique.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice enough restaurant
    TeatimedVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and service were just ok...nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Méchant boeuf, gentil staff!
    LouisCluvsfood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great ambiance, very good service, delicious food! A must if you are in the Old Port area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick to the beef
    Sgoody
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    To be fair, we ordered calamari, spinach dip and pasta. In hindsight we should have ordered something beef related. Pasta was huge and alright; spinach dip tasted curdled; calamari were not crispy, but had a good dip. The restaurant was nice and the service was good. The above meal with 2 dirty martinis came to $75 with tax.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive and loud
    NightOwl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The maitre d was exceptional by providing our party the best table in the house - next to the windows. Food and ambiance was great although wine is way too expensive and noise level EXTREME to the level to be uncomfortable. Why the need of a DJ is beyond me. We finished off our dinner having coffee at another restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over-rated.
    Poppies
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Heard lots of ggod stuff and read many good reviews about this restaurant so made reservations to dine with friends visting from Dubai. Very disappointed. We had a late lunch at neighboring Jardin Nelson (terrific) and so opted for appetizers and wine only for dinner. Wine list was good; perfectly sized (8 oz) glasses. Fried calamari was atrocious. Served in a pile on checkered (wax) paper.... greasy and limp. Ate half at best. Caesar salad... really? Crab cakes were "good". Mini-burgers were good as well. Wait staff very friendly. Atmosphere OK; we were seated right in front of entertainment (duo). Kind of crowded and uncomforable; feeling that musicians watching one eat while playing their tunes. Would not return/recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip, young crowd, loud music
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The chairs have very short legs. Not comfortable with seats too low. Friendly waitress. Young crowd. Ear-deafening music. Not able to have a conversation. Good food and extensive bar offerings. Very friendly and energetic bar keepers. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone under 40 years old. This gal prefers a quieter location. Conversation is an important part of my dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alright!
    DB79
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Mechant Bouef was alright. The decor and vibe in the place was amazing, the live DJ was really good as well. Service was really good, and our appetizer was really tasty (pulled pork poutine). However our main meals were Alright. Nothin special with not a ton of flavor. Maybe we caught them on an off night, not sure, but I'd go back and give them another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PickyPalate
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Best meal we ate during out visit to Montreal. Food, service and ambiance was wonderful! Wish the music from the DJ in the corner had been turned down as it made conversation a bit difficult. Would definitely go back when we return to Montreal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Extremely loud, had a DJ and a woman playing the violin. 2 large groups next to us had to yell to hear each other which further increased the noise level to a bar atmosphere. Octopus salad was almost completely onions and the mechant burger was extremely dry. Would definitely pick another of the many great restaurants in vieux Montreal next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Tout était parfait ! Bon rapport qualité prix l'ambiance etait bonne le service excellent tu ne manque de rien les serveurs sont a ta dispositions plein de produits régionaux absolument rien a dire 5*****
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party atmosphere
    hungryfoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice place, nice location, good food (very good burger). Noise was loud, so hard for conversation, but great for atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try
    Steph1305
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was my second time to the restaurant and first time for my wife. It was for an anniversary dinner and I had noted so on the open table reservation. The staff made mention of it when we arrived and had reserved a great window side table. The food was delicious, we had salmon tartar and a beets and goat cheese entre and scallops (fish of the day) and a sirloin steak. the portion vs price was very good. the service was attentive and well timed (not disruptive). The staff also arrange a reservation at the roof top terrasse for a night cap. Very Happy with our outing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Had the sirloin - cooked as ordered, puréed potatoes were like velvet and super tasty! Service was fun and friendly. My friend had the 14 OZ ribs - plentiful, meaty and tasty. Will do a repeat. But if you're looking for a quiet dining experience - this isn't the place. Loud and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Restaurant
    Cupcake
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have been to Mechant Boeuf on multiple occasions for work travel and enjoy the food and ambience every time. It was wonderful to be seated by the window with out even asking and enjoy people watching of the beautiful Montreal fashionistas that walked by. Great location. An entertaining band was playing, making the environment loud but energetic. Bison tartare with salad was great. Overall enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grand Prix Winner
    WolffgangVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I chose Mechant for our Saturday night dining spot during Grand Prix weekend as the top spot for my teen age sons and I to have a guys steak night. Mechant is lively and vibrant with great DJ music. It is a loud noise level however. We tried the poutine as a Canadian treat and theirs was an outstanding take on the dish. Appetizers are large so you can share with 3-4 people. Steaks were very good, but not melt-in-your-mouth great. Service was excellent. Overall great experience. My sons and I do like a more casual, relaxed bistro more but we would go back again. The restaurant fits the style of the hotel Nelligan next door. Young, hip, energetic. A place to be seen during Grand Prix weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    pizzaman28
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was awesome , food portions are on point, its not for first dates , the noise level is really high lol good for friends and groups
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mechant Boeuf- a great way to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This place is wonderful. Whether you're looking for the full dining experience, or just want to grab some tasty cocktails, this is a great place to go! In a great location, awesome environment, not to mention the cool waterfall design on one of the walls. Definitely a place I'll be going to again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok...
    JBNashville
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    For a place that is to specialize in beef I was underwhelmed. I had the sirloin which was not great quality however the flavor was good. It came with mixed veggies and mashed potatoes. The veggies were good but the potatoes had a strange taste, as if they had been frozen. I also had the French onion soup which was good but came out lukewarm. The service was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need lots of time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had an early dinner before the theatre. Good thing I booked two hours before the start of the show because service was extremely slow. Thinking we had loads of time, we didn't mention our plans. We were there almost an hour before our food came. However, after eating dinner, we finally said we had theatre tickets and the rest of the service was very fast and efficient. Food was great, my Mechant burger, my husbands Skinny burger and our friends chicken chipotle burger and onion soup were extremely tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Kcam
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Loved the oysters, I will be coming back soon. Service could of had been a little more attentive but overall very happy with the service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    CyninthecityVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This use to be one of my favourite restaurants for a quick bite to eat. I almost always order the beef tartar with fries and salad. It looks like they might've switched cooks or management or something. This time, I didn't care for the tartar what so ever (no taste), they were cheap on the fries and the salad was rolled up in a cucumber slice, so nice presentation, but again no taste hardly any dressing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great burgers
    jenfoodie514
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    consistent and great food. service is always superb. live music is well chosen and staff is friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 303 reviews are from the Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Great 5 a 7
    madimattVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I actually really enjoyed this restaurant for the ambiance more for it's food. Even on a Tuesday, there was a live band which was great. Their 5 a 7 is a fun option if you are in that neighborhood. The $21 foie gras poelee was quite small and tasteless with a chutney on the other side with fresh apples and strawberries in between. Not only that but they served it on a wooden plank and the oil from the foie leaked onto the table. It was gross. Thank goodness the waiter was nice enough to change the tablecloth. The $10 roasted beet salad was very small as well. Stick with the very interesting cocktail menu!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice...
    Familydinner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We went to this restaurant with our kids at the beginning of the evening (5h00). We were alone in the restaurant. The service was good, although they forgot to bring us our oysters. The rest of the meal was really good. Our kids loved the pulled pork poutine and the fried calamari. Over all a good restaurant with friendly service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Dreanne
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had excellent service by Shawn. He made us feel like special client. The food was great and even if I am coeliac, they manage to serve me with food I didńt have ant reaction... Which i appreciate. I will for sure go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE
    Terri
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    we truly enjoyed the food tasted as good as it looked... excellent service from the waitor Sean... the reound of shots we really appreciated will definelty come back... keep up the great service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very interesting evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    A very interesting evening. The food was very good, our steaks were cooked just to our liking. The shared appetizer and dessert we shared were a little disappointing. Appetizer was eye appealing but flat on taste, the dessert was disappointing in size and taste for the price. The service and team were very friendly, one comment regarding the wine service could be improved. A little sloppy. The wine list pricey and not much depth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pour tout les goûts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Une resto qui plait à tous! Autant pour l'ambiance qu'au niveau de la nourriture! Une équipe attentionné qui vous laisse le temps de profitez de votre soirée à votre rythme! Le tout, à un coût raisonnable!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all around great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    the food blew away my expectations, drinks were good and the atmosphere is just right. fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    Jodi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had dinner again and this restaurant never disappoints. Live music during the week is a little more mellow. Friday night is more club music, so also a nice change. Food is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    bawsbaws
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good food, great menu for a meat lover. the only reason i didn't give 5 stars is because it was SO loud. like, the music was good....but i had to lean in closely to hear my girlfriend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambiance - lounge style
    SimonTremblay
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Very nice lounge style - modern ambiance in an century old building. Well located near in Montréal Vieux Port. Very friendly staff. Food was good. Large selection of beer, wine and cocktails. I choose this restaurent in the first place because of the live DJ...but finally we watched a Signer/Guitarist. The guy was good though!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Snowhite
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The service was exceptional, very friendly , the rib and steaks perfectly cooked. Great evening,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    MartinL
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My friends and I have made an habit to go there every couple weeks. It's simply the perfect pre-gaming ambiance before going out. Service is great, the place is clean, the food is good to great and the ambiance is perfect. A steakhouse sounds odd but in this place it's a really good fit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Beouf
    Mirks
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Really awesome restaurant experience, trying to find it was a little hard as it has a subtle sign, however once we located the place we enjoyed very good food - I was especially impressed by the cocktail I had - I rarely drink cocktails as I prefer wine or beer but the bartender did an outstanding job in making my drink. Totally made the experience more special than a night out for dinner. The food was awesome - loved the veggies that came with my fillet mignon. Steak was perfect. For once I didn't need to reseason - everything was awesome as was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong.
    MTLfoodie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Gone here when it opened 7 years ago & it's still going strong!, it's a little price for the food quality but the ambiance is great!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.