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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 #76 of 4,454 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $99
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
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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440 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

L'Express was recommended to me by a friend. I had to wait 3 nights before they could accommodate a reservation, but on arrival, the ambiance appeared to make it worth the wait. All of the servers were men, in traditional black and white outfits. The furniture, walls, ceiling, and lighting were obviously chosen with great care. Our server was highly... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was dining solo, and was sitting at the bar. But even there the waitstaff was responsive and attentive. The food was luscious - I had the os à la moelle and the tartare and both were done to perfection.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is often on my to do list when visiting Montreal. It is the next best thing to being in Paris, even the staff are a bit aloof, the baguette is always fresh, and the butter nice and salty! However this last Saturday, with rain doing it's best to dampen our spirits, we got to the restaurant late. The... More

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Forest Hills, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner on a Saturday night in August 2014. A reservation is highly recommended. This was a great experience, not just a meal. You get the old school vibe, the place has wonderful ambiance. We had the steak frittes and shrimp risotto, and both were great! Excellent service.

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Near Princeton, NJ
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the dinner at L'Express. Traditional French Bistro with amazing food. The ambiance is laid back and cozy. Definitely worth making a reservation at this place.

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Weston, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Three of us had lunch on a Saturday; we had reservations, which were not necessary but placed us under a huge skylight, which was great. The food was very good, the "wine by the glass" was extensive and with fine selections and the waitress was efficient and charming. It truly felt like we were in Paris minus the attitude. It... More

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Portland OR
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A super duper bistro in Mont Royal. Great traditional French meals, even better specials made with local and seasonal ingredients. The desserts are gorgeous, and the Ile Flottante au Caramel is an absolutely stupendous treat- just make sure your dentist never finds out. No sign, just follow the happy noise and aromas to the busiest restaurant on Rue Saint-Denis.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this little restaurant! Good food and atmosphere. Not the fanciest place in Montreal, but you can't go wrong.

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I go to l'Express pretty often, and every time I go, I feel like I am traveling in Paris! The staff is great, and the food, exquisite, plus it is open late. Always a good experience!

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Napanee, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've been to L'Express a few times and it's a dining experience. A steak at midnight, perfectly cooked is wonderful. All the food is amazing and the service is outstanding!

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