Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie
Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie

Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mechantboeuf.com/
  • Phone: (514) 788-4020
  • 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
53 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (15)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (8)romantic (8)notable wine list (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • VallyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    great place for a nice meal - good vibe scene. would recommend to everyone
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing.
    Laoxiao
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We heard good things about this restaurant but found the food disappointing. We ordered the Mechant Burger, rare, and it arrived dried out and tough. Very attentive service, but poor value for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance!
    Jules
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was a perfect restaurant to grab a bite before the theatre. The service was friendly and efficient, and we had some burgers and a happy-hour wine glass. The food was good, not extraordinary. Next time, I think I'll try the tartare... The live music was spot on; lively, modern and not intrusive. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    rogalde
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    it was okay but i had an awesome time because of the great company. we made fun of the restaurant the whole time
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love the crew and the food.
    justin
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Chill place, nice ambiance, love it. Love the oysters. Like my waitress and jean francois
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I am a big fan of tartare and oysters and Mechant Boeuf never disappoints. Great crowd, good-looking people, yummy food, awesome music and service people who really seem to enjoy being there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAD FOOD and EXTREMELY LOUD
    BadBoeuf
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The recommended rack of ribs were dry and barely had meat on the bone that would not come off the bone. The fish was good as was the entre but overall a place with such reputation cannot serve mediocre plates at all.The noise level of the place was unbearable and impossible to enjoy our own conversation. I had been there in the summer when the windows were opened and I had a window table, I did not fell the noise as much but being a Fall chilly night, all doors were closed and thus the noisy result. I would not recommend to anyone needing to enjoy an expensive meal in a trendy place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A teaspon of honey...
    ybeeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went with 4 friends on a Sunday. There was a mistake in one of the orders but the waiter was quite gracious and pleasant about rectifying it. All was done with good humour. Food was ok, drinks very good. All made better by great service with a smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Martin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    La qualité du service et les choix musicaux sont excellents. Burgers very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressive Holiday Meal
    NarmisVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    In from out of town staying within walking distance. Given that it was a holiday and at the end of the season our experience may not be typical although the place was about half-full. Dishes were well presented but the quality of the beef was much less than expected especially given the name of the restaurant. Sides were good and toppings for the beef helped offset the quality issues.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected
    Thewb123VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sounded good, but we actually left after ordering mediocre cocktails. Menu was uninspired and the noise level was just horrible. Probably good for a big crowd who just want to have fun. We wanted a good dinner and we assumed it wasn't going to happen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    2shaynez
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wanted to try this place with my girlfriend for quite a while. Service was great and food was delicious
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    SAbzmtl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was amazing from drinks food and service. I've been several times and everytime is a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fav restaurant
    KatrinaB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The look, the people, the food, the music, the service, etc is outstanding! I love this place :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing night
    Sweetstuff16
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our night was great! The service was amazing, our waiter remembered all our names, made our anniversaries special. Food was great, oysters, wine and champagne were delicious! Can't wait to go back! Thank you MB!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencer48VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great little spot in Old Montreal. Traditional bistro fare with excellent burgers and fries. Great wine list and great desserts. Price point is moderate. Fun bar scene. You won't be disappointed if you go there!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 325 reviews are from the Mechant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie reviews archive.
  • 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.