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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Dishes

  • Breakfast,
  • Brunch,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
Location
3927, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Restaurant L'Express Inc

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sebastienrioux255342
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Un restaurant extraordinaire! Chaque fois, un délice, dans une ambiance parisienne authentique, et avec un excellent service.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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andr4915
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cest un endroit magique ou service ,convivialité et gastronomie se cotoient aisément .bravo a tous

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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khaled
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tried it for dinner steak was very good

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Nizar Ghoula
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Good atmosphere a little bit noisy for a date night but it is really good for what it is.

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skinegg636361577890730000
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A lovely french bistro. Great food and atmosphere.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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rguerin
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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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December 13, 2019

Excellent all the way around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2019

Annual holiday dinner and the meal and service were excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2019

Enjoyed the busy, friendly environment. A bit noisy but very Bistro like. Server and busboy service was outstanding.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2019

A great meal with attentive staff.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2019

Lovely, warm and welcoming. Prices very reasonable for the level.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2019

Attentive servers. Lively atmosphere. Lots of energy in this restaurant.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 1, 2019

Perfect. The highlight of our trip to Montreal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2019

Wonderful service and they certainly were busy! Our server was caring and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and having a nice evening. Very good indeed!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2019

Thank you for wonderful time. Everything was so great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2019

I've been here many times over many years! Always a superb meal and a vibrant atmosphere. A true Montreal institution! Merci !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2019

Consistently good!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2019

Just go and enjoy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2019

Amazing food and atmosphere. I sat at the bar and the barman was very attentive and helpful. I had the bone marrow to start, followed by steak tartare. Both were delicious. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Montreal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2019

Great setting, lovely food, perfect

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2019

A must visit restaurant when you’re in Montreal! Fabulous all the way around!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2019

Very busy and load but worth it!

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2019

Fantastic meal from start to finish and price of wine was very affordable. Steak was best I've had in a long time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2019

Wonderful! An exceptional dining experience, the service was friendly and impeccable, the food was more than delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you L'express!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2019

Always good. Deserves its reputation as a no risk go to restaurant with an excellent french bistro menu and great wine list.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 8, 2019

We LOVED our meal at L'Express! Both the food and the service were fantastic. My eyes bugged out of my head when the massive jar of homemade cornichons and the pot of mustard arrived at our table, along with bread. Couldn't stop eating those pickles! We started with the Celery Root Remoulade and the Pate and both were delicious altho i must admit the pate edged out the celery root. We were dying for Steak Frites and each ordered it as our main. Loved it. Our server was lovely and helped us choose a wine to complete our meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2019

Among the top bistros at which I have had the pleasure of dining over the past year, in the world. Terrific atmosphere. Delicious food particularly the Octopus and Lentil appetizer along with the Shrimp and Risotto main. Wonderfully efficient and most gracious service. We will return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2019

This was my first night, first meal, first time in Montreal... and it turned out to be an excellent choice. This restaurant has a strongly French vibe - food, look, atmosphere and wine list! Every course was a flavour treat to the palate, I completely intend to come back here next time I visit Montreal. And I strongly urge anyone that has never tried it to go for the "iIle Flottante" dessert (shareable for 2) - absolutely amazing and not overly sweet or heavy. And if you choose a meal that is served with fries, be advised that you are going to be spoiled, as the fries here are perfectly delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 1, 2019

One of the best restaurants in the world. I always buy a jar of their cornichons.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2019

Truly artistic culinary offering. The sorel potage was out of this world - so beautifully balanced taste and mouth feel / texture. The duck confit on a nest of curly endive was also a sensational exercise in taste and mouthfeel balance. We will be back for more!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2019

Always consistent, professional and top-notch.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2019

We had never been to a French bistro before, and this one was an excellent experience! I had the ravioli and my boyfriend had the black pudding, both of which were wonderful. Waiters are very knowledgable so don't hesitate to ask what wine might go well with our dish! Would definitely visit here again. Prices are reasonable as well for what you get.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2019

Everything and everyone was amazing. We had such a great time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2019

We loved our evening! We especially loved the fact that we were in your very busy and popular restaurant for OVER four hours, and not once did anyone put pressure on us to leave -as has sometimes happened in other popular eateries. We haven’t seen each other in three years, so it was the perfect location to catch up while eating delicious food in a great atmosphere! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 21, 2019

The service and food were as great as people said.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 21, 2019

Delicious !!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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