For a $400 dinner between 2 people, we would have had a better food and service/ experience at McDonald’s. Our steaks were both over cooked and very dry; so were the lobster tales. The food in general lacked flavor. The service was terrible from beginning to end. We sat down and when they finally came to our table, we were asked what we wanted to drink. At this point I had to ask for regular and drink menus. They should have been brought to us right away. Clearly they were overbooked and understaffed. All the seating was crammed and my boyfriend was asked to move several times so the servers could get by. I ordered a latte with dessert and the glass had no handle. It seemed like it was a beer glass. I had to wait a while for the server to come by and ask for a different glass. Hot drinks are never served this way because they are HOT and my hand was burning. It took 30 min from the time we were done for someone to come to our table so we could ask for the bill. We were extremely frustrated and felt like it was a complete waste of money. $400 is a lot for a terrible food and service. Will never go there again and will advise others to do the same.
It was good. I'v tasted better but it as not bad for the price.
This has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions for the past few years. Once again the food was excellent and the service outstanding. Our waiter was Daniel. He successfully walked the tightrope between attentive and non-intrusive. We often have fish, and the arctic char was perfectly prepared; my daughter's steak was superbly prepared. We did not have dessert but the coffee was also excellent as it always is.
Excellent experience. Service was great with very courteous staff. Food is amazing. The tartare is a must try.
Steaks were nicely aged and well prepared. Moderately deep wine list with something to hit every budget. Skipped dessert for the Cigar lounge upstairs for Cubans and drinks. Will definitely return.
This restaurant seems to me a place for a "get together" to look for a companion or a late-night find or more, perhaps for a business meeting with drinks and noise. I'm really disappointed. My scalops were very cold and my potatoes too when they were put on my table. I was disappointed not to be able to see the brand of wine I drank. I'm disappointed with the atmosphere but the only good thing is the staff who is very attentive to customers.
Had not been there for 25 years and it may be another 25 (if I live so long) before returning. Nice resto, good food and excellent service but outrageously expensive! Dinner for two: one cocktail, one glass of wine, one appetizer (calamari), one roast beef and one lobster. No dessert.. .no coffee. $323 with tax and tip!!!! Lobster for one $120!!!!
Service impeccable et excellente cuisine (poisson).
Ambiance un peu trop bruyante. Manque d'intimité
One word to describe my experience is : Fantastic.
Would recommend to anyone and everyone I know
In Montreal for training and came here with new friends. WOW!!!! Great service, excellent food and respectable prices. I definitely recommend this establishment.
I flew into Montreal from NJ for dinner. It was an amazing experience and the food was divine. I highly recommend the Rib n Reef for any occasion. I’ll definitely be back in the near future and Lief and Tom were exceptional servers.
Very good wines, great steaks, good service.
Expensive but to be expected.
This restaurant has evolved from a dinner with good food 35 years ago to a well decorated restaurant with excellent steaks.
You feel welcome and you will enjoy the decor and ambiance.
great food but terrible service. I have been to this restaurant several times and have always been impressed in the past. Not sure what has changed.
We dined there to celebrate my wife's bday. It was romantic, we got all dressed up- we have come there in our jeans but it's nice to be able to dress up or down and still fit in.
Thank you for a memorable evening. Booking online was great!
The service was excellent during the course of the evening, but they failed at the end when came the time to get our bills. We were forgotten once we stopped ordering.
Very expensive (800$ for 6 guests with 2 bottle of wine), but expected for this type of restaurant Everything are extras on the menu (your 60$ steak comes empty on a plate if you don’t order the 8$ side of potato and 12$ side of vegetables). I had the prime rib “table d’hôte” for 65$ which came with an apetizer and dessert.I must say that the prime rib was quite exceptional Coffee should be included but was extra $! All in all, it’s an overpriced experience (they make 38$ ceasar salad for 2 at your table, talk about making profit on the extras), service was “good” but deceiving in the end.
Did I mention 4 police officers visited the restaurant during our stay?
Pricey $$, but, there is a big but. Food was to die for (Read this as wear loose clothing, chuckle) . Service excellent. Had a great experience, and enjoyed the whole experience.
One note; shrimp cocktail. One is enough as they are the size of a large mans hand. Ordered 3 and shared with our table.
Recommendation: Go and enjoy for yourself.
It was not my first time at Rib N Reef.
Here’s the pros:
-Good quality steak
-Even tho the steak was a good quality steak it wasn’t seasoned at all and no sauce were provided and they charge more for sauce on a steak of that price.
-Waiter was nice but sometime condescending
Usually I take the Cajun Salmon or a mix of their appetizers with a dessert and it’s always delicious, but for a place that is all about the steak experience when you take a steak of that price it should be at another level.
PS : Their cocktails are really good
We were amazed by the quality of service provided by our waiter, his name was Mathieu. He handmade us an outstanding Ceasar salad, catered to our every need, and seriously made the entire experience that more enjoyable! His wine recommendation was spot on, and paired perfectly with our meal. The food was also quite excellent, a big thanks to the team in the kitchen!
Our reservation was for Valentines day, unfortunatly after waiting over 2 hours, our order got lost somehow. We cancelled the main course at this point due to long wait. The staff was very nice and apologetic but he whole night became a disappointment . I don't think we will be going back.
Service was great, food was fantastic!
Great Cesar salad! Good sides. Ordered medium rare steak, arrived very rare. Steak not seasoned properly. No salt. Not a good tasting steak. Overrated. First and last visit.
nice spot although not too close to downtown.
We took advantage of the cigar bar...nice touch...
Overall excellent. Great food and wine. Service was amazing, especially Tino.
Aurait pu nous demander
Si on voulait une demi bouteille ou non..
Ne pas nous asseoir sous l’escalier...
J’ai adoré ma soirée..
merci j’ y retournerai!
As always , great service and excellent food. These guys know how to do it.
Étant étranger, nous n'avons pas très apprécié "l'intrusion" de policiers en uniformes pour contrôler certains clients faisant l'objet d'un suivi particulier aux dires de voisins de table... Ce n'est pas l'idée que l'on peut se faire d'une soirée décontractée même si cette intervention n'a pas eu l'air de déranger, outre mesure, les consommateurs concernés.
Food was excellent and so was the staff and service. A little on the pricey side but definitely worth it. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Food was amazing but service was disapointing. We had received a gift card for Christmas, waiter and manager were not sure if they could honor it, they initially refused, and then finally accepted when we argued that it did not make sense that I can't use a gift card that I had as a gift. I would not recommend to buy a gift card from this restaurant, plus the waiter dared to mention that we had to give him a tip on the full amount and not the new amout minus the gift card. We were planning anyways to give him a tip on the full amount but this comment was really impolite and not proper especially with all the trouble we had to use the gift card.
My family and I dined at the Rib’N’Reef the other night. We had Giovanni and Daniel as our professional waiters. They were simply the best and they put on a show for us. They prepared our Cesar salad, Brazilian Coffee, and Crepes Suzette table side. It was simply outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant and in particular these two waiters. They were the definition of professional and they weee passionate about their jobs and they delivered on the best dining experience for my family.
The wine is list is over priced as well as the menu items. Rib N Reef serves the only wedge salad I have seen without bacon. My meal was good but not exceptional or equal the price paid. Service is very good.
It was amazing delicious
Fantastic restaurant. High quality service, workers are A+, the food is 10/10, and great ambiance, great lighting, great for a date. A bill for two should run you up $300 -$400 if you order a nice appetizer, 2 main dishes, desert, bottle of wine and of course some sides. Well worth it.
We made a last minute reservation because our power was out. Everyone was accommodating and helpful. Food and service was excellent. Especially Lief and Robert who took care of us. We all had prime rib of beef which was outstanding. Caramel apple cheesecake, Ferrero Rocher cake, wonderful! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Expected better/ friendlier service from
an establishment such as Rib N Reef
My wife and I visited Rib n Reef on new years eve. We ordered wine and two main dishes. I really like the coleslaw and pickles they give out at the beginning. The restaurant's atmosphere was great and I really liked the live jazz band and the excellent food. However, our server was out of it that night. First, after taking our drink order and waiting for like 30 minutes. I asked him about the drinks and he completely forgot about them. I understand they are busy and things can go wrong, but he just would not doing mistakes that night. Second, He was the only server who kept disappearing for a very long time, I noticed his smell after coming back seems like he was busy having a cigarette. Lastly, he even messed up a lot of things he was not supposed to.
Went for nye I love this place hands down my fav steakhouse ! But that night they sat me in the cellar it wasn’t what I expected and wasn’t told beforehand was very dissatisfied
Food was very good. Service not the best. Early sitting for New Year's eve and waiter was more concerned about setting up tables and shinning glasses than taking our order. Wine we requested not available so order another and it was warm. For the price you pay at the Rib I expected more.
very good meat restaurant
expansive but for the quality it's correct
Good like always... Rib is the best steahouse in Montreal
No matter how often we dine at Rib n Reef, the food and service are always consistently excellent.