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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)
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All those years that I have been going to this restaurant , the food ,service and quality have been always consistent .When you are at l'Express you feel like being in a French brasserie somewhere in Paris with tables close to each other , waiters very busy and attentive to their customers , a well run machine with good food... More 

Thank Isaac A
Anywhere, USA
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I were very pleased to have dined at this restaurant while staying at a nearby B&B for a few days. The menu offered a lovely array of choices and our meals were well prepared and well presented. Prices seemed about right for a restaurant in the heart of a large, cosmopolitan city. The bistro atmosphere was enjoyable... More 

Thank GalFromNY10
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our low key bistro meal at L’Express. My wife had the shrimp and parmesan risotto. It was quite delicious. I had the mushroom pasta. It was also very good. As much as the food, we enjoyed the bistro atmosphere. We arrived quite early for dinner. By the time we left, the place was hopping with what appeared to... More 

Thank David L
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years, and every time they prove themselves to be the best. It is not flashy, avant-garde, or cutting edge. It is a classic French bistro. It is a bistro that rivals any one that I have tried anywhere - including Paris. The service is flawless. You don't get American style congeniality. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited L'Express in early September. To get there, take the metro to Sherbrooke Street then walk a few blocks, passing a beautiful square surrounded by brownstone homes...it includes a small cafe in the middle of the square offering drinks, etc. The restaurant didn't have a sign that stood out, so be looking for the address. While... More 

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richmond, va
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night based on so many positive trip advisor reviews. I am still trying to figure out why so many people gave this place five stars. The restaurant is busy and noisy. The waiters looked annoyed and confused. We were early so they offered a seat at the bar which... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Saturday noonish with 13 other friends and we had a great time. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance very nice.

Thank Barbara F
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate when people on here just blast off on a restaurant but I eat out a lot & although my expectations are high, they are not ridiculous. I went here because a friend said "the food will make me cry". Well, only the bill made me cry to have to pay for (literally) the worst meal I've had at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner and Patrick, our waiter, was very nice. It was nice to have dinner in a bistro that reminds me of when I lived in Paris.

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athens, georgia
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four recently had dinner at this charming French bistro in the middle of Montreal. A Canadian friend recommended we make every effort to have a meal in this classic French restaurant. I made reservations on YP dine with no problems. There is a long bar with seating as well as a small stand up bar where we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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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.
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