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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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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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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September 17, 2019

Delicious food! Fantastic wine selection!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

Server seemed like he forgot about us. Felt rushed to place an order. Only saw him for order placing and paying the bill. Didn’t bring the food. Didn’t bring out steak knife. Didn’t ask how the food was. Never refilled water. Steak was good though.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

September 17, 2019

We always love visiting this restaurant, it always lives up to its expectations.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 14, 2019

Always a wonderful dining experience at L’Express. My friend was totally thrilled to be introduced to this Montreal bistro.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Perfect! Thank you for a great evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Accueil extraordinaire

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Noisy

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

We try to have dinner at L'Express every time we visit Montreal and it has never disappointed us. The service is superb. The soups are velvety and flavourful, the chicken with lemon and sage was excellent as was the salmon in chervil sauce. Perfection!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

Love the food and services. A very busy restaurant with good reasons.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2019

Loved it. Old school french bistro, the food and the service. Best frites I have ever tasted. Had the beef tartare, cannot wait to go back and try the duck confit. Also like that I could have just one perfect truffle for dessert, I didn’t need anything bigger.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2019

Our service and our food was fantastic. Both the server and the busser/server assistant were excellent and very on top of things. The food was top notch as well. If we return to Montreal I would definitely come back(from America).

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Delicious foood, wine, and service. Beet salad was a tiny bit underdressed for our taste, but otherwise flawless. Special space.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Excellent Dinner, very happy with it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

A lovely bistro with wonderful decor, food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

As always, the best

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

Great place! best french atmosphere in Montreal!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

Une institution !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

The evening at L’Express was delightful in every way. We were greeted by a warm and welcoming maitre d’, then served by a distinguished waiter who described each dish on the menu in tantalizing detail. The food was classic but modern and displayed beautifully. We savored everything from the start of homemade pickles and Dijon to the vichyssoise to the decadent chocolate tart and profiteroles. The shrimp risotto was the best risotto I’ve ever eaten, the duck was masterfully prepared. It was a memorable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

Wonderful selection of French cuisine.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

L'Express came recommended by several of my friends. It was hard to get a table for dinner on a long weekend so we decided to go for breakfast. I must say...It Was FABULOUS! Classic french cuisine with impeccable service. I ordered 'Croque Madame'. It was most delicious. I look forward to booking in advance to get a table in the evening. Thank you for the lovely experience at L'Express. I love Montreal!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

Always a culinary pleasure to revisit this excellent French Bistro.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2019

I really recommend the place is beautiful, the staff are friendly and the food is very delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2019

Wonderful meal - waiter nice - he was definitely having a busy night but was still attentive We love the atmosphere / vibe of the restaurant- we are from Boston, MA, USA and try to visit when we are in Montreal. Great dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 31, 2019

Tres Excellent! Classic French cuisine in a traditional setting ... you cannot go wrong at L'express. Merci beaucoup!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

A classic -

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

We chose l’Express to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary . It was the perfect choice. We will certainly return there before our 100th anniversary! The food eas excellent, the portions just right and the service outstanding, and we are very demanding.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2019

If you’re looking for a wonderful dinner experience in Montreal this is the place for you. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely, and the service is impeccable. Wonderful place to dress up and enjoy a nice meal. Not to mention the food is exquisite and delicious. Do not miss out on the desserts, they’re to die for. 10/10 recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

Thank you for remaining true and constant over the years. We are from Ontario and we truly enjoy your food and your service when we visit Montreal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

Fabulous lunch and service was great- we love the atmosphere there!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2019

We love you❤️

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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