A meal at Joe Beef will leave you with the distinct sense you are eating in a true Montreal eatery. Opened in 2005, it has quickly earned a reputation as one of the city’s must-visit restaurants. With two dinner sittings each night, it seats 25 and has a small summer terrace. You may need to reserve a month in advance for a Thursday to Saturday evening. Try to nab a seat at the oyster bar to watch some oyster shucking and maybe hear a good story or two.