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“Can't go wrong - a classic”
Review of L'Express

L'Express
Ranked #44 of 5,993 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $99
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place does not change. The menu rarely changes but its always great, you go back for the classics over and over again. Service is perfect,fast and courteous, get a table for privacy or the counter to see the crowd and chat a bit. Reservation is a must. Great wine selection. You do feel like you're in a small Parisian bistro but without the attitude of Parisian waiters. The 'mousse de foie de volaille avec pistache' is a must with the little pickles! Sometimes you find the 'canard au porto et cassis' on the menu specials, another must but it doesn't appear on the menu often enough in my taste. This place is amongst my favorites of Montreal.

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Thank 2012Ck2012
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Its the classic french bistro in Montreal, sadly considered by many montrealers as a place mostly for tourists (evidence - the menu comes with a glossary in six languages....).

Still its really charming, the wait staff are attentive and informed, eager to please but not overly so. Wine list is good. The food can be uneven - beet salad is the reason to go now to this restaurant but the onglet (hangar steak served with fries) was far too overly salted (covered with salted butter pad, accompanied by very salty fries and salty mayo/mustard). The food here is reasoned portions (no american style over size dishes) and covers the bases re a classic french bistro - meats (duck confit, veal cheeks, some innards, chicken, beef), fish (octopus, sea bass, salmon, pot au feu), and veg here and there. Oh and the wonderful massive pot of cornichons on the table is so great. Its warm, a little noisy and salty - hydrate well.

It has a nice vibe and still feels authentic despite many many competitors for the best local bistro market. Long live l'express.

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Thank velo007
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

An outstanding and dependable restaurant for classic French fare. Everything on the menu is very good and service is professional and attentive.French-speaking Montrealers see this place as part of the special fabric that makes their city distinct and worth caring about. Try dinner at the counter and be pampered by a pro. Reservations are a must.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stopped here for brunch on Saturday and it was great. French bistro, with great food and atmosphere. Fish soup was amazing and the bone marrow to top it off was great. The bartender made a very nice bloody casear aka bloody mary.

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Thank ETP10
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Was there at 11am on a Saturday morning and atmosphere, service, food and drink was just perfect. Place was bustling and it was clear that this was a spot for regulars and true Montrealians.

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Thank eperce
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