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L'Express

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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3927 rue St-Denis (At rue Roy), Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada (Roy & Duluth)
Metro Sherbrooke, 3 streets north or metro Mont-Royal, 3 streets south; a five minutes walk in both directions.
514-845-5333
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 291
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Blend Between Classy and Casual

I ate here with a party of 4 on a Saturday night. Aside from getting the table directly next to the kitchen entrance/exit, this place had a great atmosphere for conversation and fine dining. For me the overall decor reminded you of a diner and the waiters/waitress really knew how to recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
AlgersonA
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I ate here with a party of 4 on a Saturday night. Aside from getting the table directly next to the kitchen entrance/exit, this place had a great atmosphere for conversation and fine dining. For me the overall decor reminded you of a diner and the waiters/waitress really knew how to recommend wines/dishes based on your interests (i.e., sweet, smooth,... More 

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stratford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A totally timeless bistro that could be anywhere in France except that it is in Montreal and better than most bistros I have been to in France. A simple menu of all the correct dishes - the ile flottant was stunning must be the best ever.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you crave for a nice frnch plate, do not miss this restaurant. Amazing food, wonderful decor, exellent service, you are in a nice French brasserie of Paris and even better. Do not miss the desert, "L'ile flottante" Extraordinary!!

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La Crescenta, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ordered Shrimp Risotto which obviously wasn't French. But we also ordered Pot au Feu and all it was was a chicken stew in a thin broth. I could've made this at home! The staff was a bit uppity too.

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Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was our second time eating at L'Express and it does not disappoint. The food, service and the general ambience is great. Although they were very busy, they found us a table within moments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Reservations are a must even for lunch. The service is great, the atmosphere is very nice the food is excellent. They got it. We were there 17 years ago and this time was as good or maybe even better. this is a high end place with mostly locals who know food. a lunch dish that we had was a scallop... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Better make a reservation otherwise you will miss out on great meal with a lot of ambience. My husband, 10 years ago was on a business trip to Montreal & dined at L'Express & hoped this time's dining lived up to his memories & expectations. He was not disappointed & neither was I. He started off with octopus & lentil... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Firstly, please do not remark that the ones in France are better. You are in Montreal, which is as far as you are going to get looking for a European metropolis in North America. 3rd time visit to L'Express. Plenty of local clientele and they become part of the bistro atmosphere. Food is consistently straight-forward good; none of these foam... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

(Understandably) impossible to get a table without making a dinner reservation we returned the next day for lunch. Authentic french cuisine with its richness and decadence. Tasty!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After seeing great reviews and hearing about this restaurant from others I was excited to try it. I found to be mediocre at best. We all had the beet salad which was ok. We had different entrees including the hangar steak and the calves liver. The frites were great but the hangar steak was tough and the portion small. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3927 rue St-Denis (At rue Roy), Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada
    (Roy & Duluth)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Sherbrooke, 3 streets north or metro Mont-Royal, 3 streets south; a five minutes walk in both directions.
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: 514-845-5333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 99
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.