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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4.7/5
  • Service: 4.3/5
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robertguerin66
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Fresh ingredients...

Fresh ingredients, classic French dishes well prepared, good service for a French bistro and a nice selection of wines.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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MartineLL
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Great place in Montréal,

food is very good. love the beef tartar, probably one of the best.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Soup so good I wanted to weep

This is a tiny perfect bistro in the best French Canadian tradition. It is a small place with tables tightly packed, but oh... the food! The soupe aux poissons (fish soup) was so good I wanted to weep. It was truly among the best soups I've ever had. Delicious black cod with roasted potatoes as well. It's a crowded little spot with excellent service but you definitely need a reservation. I'll be back!

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lucieduprat
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vraiment un bon spot

J'adore m'asseoir au bar et commander le tartare /frites avec un verre de vin... juste comme ça, simplement, un soir de semaine ; c'est ça l'Express!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Jonathan77
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Animé et agréable

Un bel endroit pour souper entre amis. Bien situé. Un incourtournable pour les fanatiques du Plateau! On aime bien le plancher en damier. Typique.

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June 21, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and terrific service. My beet salad was amazing, and ravioli tasted great, but pasta was on the thin, limp side.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2017

Great service and amazing food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2017

The restaurant is a bit too noisy. I also think that it deserves peoper table clothes as opposed to paper covers.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

I am from Toronto. You made the booking very painless. Thank you

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 14, 2017

Too noisy for a conversation.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2017

An exceptional restaurant. I have driven to Montreal from Ottawa for the day JUST to have the onglet avec beurre à l'échalotte.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

We were in town for 4 days (on our first visit to Montreal). We ate at L'Express 4 times. The food was lovely - so precise in its adhearance to the bistro standards of France. The service was friendly, but professional. Standout dishes were the salade verte, the warm baguettes, the cornichons w mustard, all the breakfast items, the Japanese slaw (amazing), the quail, the salade Nicoise, onglet, and the quail. Yes - we are nearly the entire menu. Oh - and featuring the de Moore Aligoté btg - stellar. (Loved the whole list). We hope to come back again someday. 🥖🍷👌🏽

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 12, 2017

Decent menu and strong wine list. We had Terrine de Campagne and Rillets to start, Terrine was good but the Rillets was a little bland. Calves liver was to die for, perfectly cooked and fantastic taragon sauce and fries made from fresh potato and not frozen - very very good. Good value and I'd definitely go back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2017

Our server was very busy and we ended up being attended to by at least one other. We also received espressos we didn't order and the dessert cost was divided among the three of us even though I specifically said it was only for me. But the quality of the food will continue to bring me back to my favourite resto in Montréal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 11, 2017

Too noisy, unable to make conversation, otherwise good food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

June 9, 2017

Loved everything. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 8, 2017

I've been going to L'Express for years, and I've never been disappointed. Quality and class. Kudos.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2017

Classic since 1986...for me anyway!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2017

Just a bit noisy.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2017

Most amazing meal and very efficient & knowledgeable staff. Was a welcome treat after Velo Quebec's night time ride and the food surely doesn't disappoint! Wine selection was great and current. And the pickles!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 5, 2017

Fantastic! Welcoming, delicious and wonderful service. Merci!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2017

2nd time at l'express and I will go every time I come to Montreal. Great experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 1, 2017

Gregoire the host/manager is the best 👌🏻 Been coming here a lot over the years and will keep coming! Great team

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 30, 2017

Always fantastic!!!!! An absolute MUST when spending any time in Montreal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2017

Wonderful evening...thank you for accommodating our request to be seated earlier than planned. Charming service, delicious food well presented...no wonder you have the reputation you do. Thank you and we hope to return soon! Jean and Robert

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2017

What a truly amazing meal! Dominic & Kris Randolph

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2017

Our initial reservation was for 17:15. I contacted the restaurant twice to let them know that we were on our way but stuck in typical Montreal traffic !!! The manager was very understanding and kept our table until 18:00! We were so grateful to have arrived by then. The food and service was impeccable. We love this restaurant! We wish them many, many more years of success.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

We were there for lunch, a company of six. Food was excellent, fully up to expectations. This bistro has been a mainstay of the St Denis st food scene for a long time and it did not disappoint. Be warned, however, that the ambient noise level is high, we sometimes could hardly hear ourselves think. Service was good and knowledgeable, if a bit slow.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 19, 2017

Excellent service Quality meal Good selection of wine Love the gerkin pickles and fresh cut bread Lattes were superb! Luv my annual visit Thanks you! Judy

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

Amazing risotto, one of the best that I've ever had.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

My food was great, my wife's just ok. Selection might have been the problem, but her salmon over spinach was quite plain. The place is loud, crowded and lively. My wife did not appreciate that, but I thought it was great. People were clearly enjoying themselves, and the food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2017

Wonderful evening. Just what we wanted.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

The waiter was perfect and the food was delicious for a reasonable price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

Good wine list and some of the dishes were excellent. A little brightly light, but the place has charm and character. Service was polite and prompt and friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

good

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

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