Rib n Reef Steakhouse

4.5
740 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
Rib n Reef Steakhouse & Cigar Lounge is one of Canada Premier fine dining Steakhouses specializing in Dry-Aged USDA Prime Beef and Fresh Fish and Seafood .Located ten minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from the airport , every detail at the Rib has been carefully considered for your comfort. Notable for its decor, excellent service, outstanding cuisine , award winning Wine Cellar and an the incomparable Cigar Lounge, with a state of the art ventilation system , the Rib is the ultimate destination for celebration.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service.. world class dining experience

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear Guest, This is the highest compliment. On behalf of our entire team, thank you and a very happy and delicious 2022 to you and your family! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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MartineT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très agréable sauf le bruit des conversations qui sont pas modérés

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Chère MartineT, Merci beaucoup pour votre critique 5-étoiles. Nous avouons que nos convives sont des fois un peu trop enthousiastes dans leurs conversations. Attribuons cela à la période des Fêtes ! Merci pour votre compréhension. En vous souhaitant une délicieuse 2022 ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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PaulineK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating 2 birthdays.

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear PaulineK, We are delighted that you had two nice birthdays with us. On behalf of all of us at Rib 'N Reef, thank you for your 5-star review. All the best for 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notre expérience fut parfaite de A à Z.
Mis à part le valet à l'extérieur qui n'a pas apprécié que je refuse du lui remettre mes clés, tous le personnel était vraiment parfait et à notre écoute. (Nos ribs steak était exquis :) )

Nous recommandons et reviendrons très certainement ;)

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 29, 2021

Cher MichaelM, De la part de nous tous chez Rib 'N Reef, un grand merci pour vos compliments. Nous prenons note de votre commentaire pour le valet et allons l'adresser. Nos clients sont accoutumés à ce service, mais nous comprenons que certaines personnes préfèrent garder leurs clés en temps de pandémie. Ce sera un grand plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau. Nous vous souhaitons une merveilleuse année 2022. Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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Elma
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cuisine excellente, aussi bien sur les plats de viandes que sur les fruits de mer. Service agréable et réactif, nous avons passé un moment très agréable.

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Chère Elma, Un grand merci pour votre critique 5-étoiles et vos compliments à la cuisine et au service. En vous souhaitant à vous et à votre famille une délicieuse année 2022 ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! To be able to have a much needed cigar before dinner at this venue was way cool! And then the dinner was wow! Try the clam chowder for sure! The steaks, rose sauce on the linguini with veal, the chorizo, the Mac and cheese, creamed spinach all amazing. All felt Covid safe. For the amount of restaurants that can’t keep staff and feel like there are not enough servers this was the opposite. So many staff all seeming happy and loving what they do! Very friendly. 5 star service, including hot towels at the end. Big thanks to Youssef & Willy for their hard work welcoming us in from Austin, TX and Toronto. They are open even on Christmas! We will be back before returning home. Willy made the Cesar dressing table side filled with love too. In a touch challenging world right now we appreciated how well run Rib and Reef is, and how the ambiance wa welcoming and positive!

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear Jennifer, We are so grateful that you took the time to share your impressions. On behalf of everyone at Rib 'N Reef, thank you! Happy travels and may 2022 take you to many delicious places. Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was “good” however I was just expecting “great” from this restaurant being that is has the reputation of being the best steakhouse in Montreal. I don’t mind spending the money however would like the quality of the food to reflect the prices and reputation - maybe they had an odd night.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear Guest, We, too, expect and demand "great" of ourselves. We are sorry your meal wasn't stellar and we thank you for giving us the benefit of the doubt and high points for service. We admit that mistakes can happen. We hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again and to provide you the 5-star dining experience that our regular guests have come to expect from us. All the best to you and your family for 2022! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in this restaurant and I loved it 🥰 . Definitely will come back again :)

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Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Patricia, Thank you kindly for your compliments and for coming back to dine with us. Welcome to the Rib 'N Reef family! Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Dmighty
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the waiter taking care of us was very knowledgeable.

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Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Dmighty, Thank you for your kind compliments to our kitchen and service. We are very happy that you had a wonderful meal. All the best and Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 22, 2021

Bonjour, dear Guest ! On behalf of everyone at Rib 'N Reef, thank you very much for your nice recommendation! It will be a pleasure to host you again! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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Alex
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. No more porterhouse there that night but I strongly recommend the filet with the bone. It’s very special.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Alex, We are delighted you enjoyed your steak and apologize for running out of porterhouse. We hope we'll have the chance to serve it to you next time. We thank you for your compliments and wish you happy Holidays1 Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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MarcF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being coming for over 30 years. Never disappoints. If anything it gets better and better.

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Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear MarcF, We truly appreciate you taking the time to post a review. It is a real privilege to have guests like yourself, who have trusted us for decades. We don't take it for granted and we are delighted that your meals are still as enjoyable as always! All the best and happy Holidays on behalf of everyone at Rib 'N Reef! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Superb meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will return

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Michael, On behalf of our entire team, thank you very much for your compliments. It will be our pleasure to welcome you again! Until then, happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was very loud because it was very busy. The waitstaff seemed overwhelming. Also, it took 10 minutes to leave the establishment because my car was boxed in by the valet staff.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Guest, We are truly sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. We wish everything could be perfect every time, but we admit that glitches can happen. You can trust us to take your feedback seriously and do our best to avoid mistakes. We also thank you for your generous review! Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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jeanl
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

From the start we had to use valet parking, although I could easily have parked my car myself, which meant having to wait in the cold to recover the car, and increased Covid risk. Then the waiter brought the wrong menu, without the lunch Table d’hôte on it. Then they brought the steaks but mixed them up so my guest got my medium rare rib steak and I got the medium one. I must say the medium rare steak looked perfect and indeed my guest said it was delicious. It would have been a faux pas to then try and trade plates with her so I ate the medium one, without saying a word, but feeling I had just been cheated out of $160.00 The steak came with a tossed green salad which was nice and crispy, coffee and desert (a small chocolate cake). I could not have the cake, being celiac (gluten intolerance) and I was not offered any alternative. I had never been to the place before. Based on my limited experience I can appreciate this place may the best around if you like a good rib steak or sea food but one has to be prepared to spend hundreds of dollars for lunch for two, assuming you want appetizers and wine. The ambience is plush and quiet although the music is a tad to loud for me.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear jeanl, We have shown your review to our managers. We wish we could be perfect every time, but admit mistakes can happen. We are sincerely sorry for the glitches and we share your frustration. Mistakes are not the norm and we appreciate that you still gave us some compliments. As for valet, we have a private parking lot. Our guests enjoy the complimentary service. We will however allow guests to self-park if requested, considering COVID. Happy Holidays! Fede Sanchez, Dir. of Hospitality

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Brigitte
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed, was not impressed with the overpriced menu for the quality of the dishes. Some of the waiters did not speak french and we were presented and asked if English menus were ok.. Instead of asking French or English menus?

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LeeannK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food & drinks of course. See you soon!

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 15, 2021

Dear LeeannK, Thank you for this lovely recommendation. We also look forward to seeing you very soon! All the best, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business dinner. Restaurant was packed but they still managed to offer a good service and valet parking

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 15, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We are delighted that our team was able to provide a solid business dinner during a busy rush. We appreciate that you noticed the effort. It means a lot. It will be a pleasure to host you again! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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PaulN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

$100 steak ate like a $4 job.

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 15, 2021

Dear PaulN, We are disappointed that your steak didn't meet your expectations. Could you please share more details with us? We take pride in our steaks. We source the best quality meat. We dry-age it and butcher it in-house, We season it with our own blend of spices. We admit that mistakes can happen, but we always fix them on the spot if a guest is not satisfied. Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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MarieB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversaire de mariage

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 8, 2021

Chère MarieB, Bonne anniversaire ! Un grand merci d'avoir célébré chez nous et d'avoir posté votre critique 5-étoiles. Ce sera un plaisir de vous revoir ! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'hospitalité

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Nedj
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service!
I Love this restaurant!
Best oysters

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 8, 2021

Dear Nedj, We love you back! Thank you for sharing your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again! Warm regards, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with business associates. We ate and felt like kings! Service was perfect. Can’t wait to go back

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 8, 2021

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review! We are delighted that your power lunch was a success. Please, consider us your second home for all your business occasions. All the best, Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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YvonQ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don’t think anyone would not like anything that they order . There is no need to try and find another steak house in MONTREAL .

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 8, 2021

Dear YvonQ, What a great compliment! Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for putting gentle pressure on us. After 61 years, we take nothing for granted and we still treat every day as if it were our first. We look forward to hosting you again! Fede Sanchez Director of Hospitality

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Jemange514
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good steak house
Cigar lounge on site

Rib n Reef Steakhouse
Responded on December 8, 2021

Dear Jemange514, On behalf of everyone at Rib 'N Reef, thank you very much for your review! Here's to more steaks and cigar together! Fede Sanchez Directeur de l'Hospitalité

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AlexandreP
1 review