L'Express has a great vibe that hasn't changed in the 20+ years I've been visiting Montréal. It's open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining...so you can get something to eat or drunk at any time of the day. It's simple basic French bistro food done so very well...and I love the cornichons. I suggest going at an "off" time to sit at the bar, enjoy a glass of wine and a croque-monsieur, and soak up the ambiance.
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