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3927 rue St-Denis (At rue Roy), Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
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Ranked #83 of 4,316 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $99
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Cross street: Roy & Duluth
Transit: Metro Sherbrooke, 3 streets north or metro Mont-Royal, 3 streets south; a five minutes walk in both directions.
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82% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Stumbled into it by mistake, and loved the lively atmosphere. The menu instantly reminded me of Parisian bistros I adore. My waiter was very professional, speedy, reliable. The wine list was filled with mostly French vin, another plus. Good spot to go to.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I ate here and the food was fantastic. Definitely more than we usually spend on a meal but in this case it was truly worth it, I highly recommend the duck! Do yourself a favor and try the house truffle at the end of the meal too

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Toronto, On
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Always a nice place to stop by when visiting Montreal. Good food although next time I would pass on the fish soup because I did not like the idea of getting cold croutons topped with cheese melted already (i like it better when you get the croutons, the rouille and the grated cheese separated). Other than that we had a... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I adore this restaurant. You MUST go when in Montreal. A great environment with lots of energy (note: it is not a quiet place) but the food, service and wine selection is top notch. It is impossible to go to l'express and not leave feeling good.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A good fish restaurant that is a 'cool' place to be and be seen, I'm sure. Brisk service and we seemed to be in and out quickly, no hanging out here. The food was great and the waiter made an effort with the wine, which I appreciated. I'd recommend this restaurant for the food and the look of the place,... More

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have been eating here for a long time and it's consistently always very good. The beef tartar is my favourite.

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Syracuse, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This charming bistro has become one of my favorites in montreal. The service is very good, the food is delicious and not overpriced. Last night I ate delicious butternut soup and perfectly cooked salmon on a bed of spinach. It reminds me of being in paris!

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Syracuse, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Are you looking for a true French bistro experience, featuring great atmosphere, fantastic food and charming service? Look no further than L'Express. I've been there at least 4 times and it is a consistently wonderful experience.

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Kolno, Poland
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We didnt have a reservation that night so we had to wait for a spot which was no problem. The waiter helped us to pick a great white wine. I ordered fish with vegetables which was good but a bit cold. I would say the food was good but what I really likes was the typical bistro atmosphere.

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Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Average service with pretty good food. Wouldn't order the bone marrow again. Wouldn't order the steak frites again either. Boyfriends ducks ravioli was awesome though.

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