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L'Express

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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3927 rue St-Denis | At rue Roy, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada (Roy & Duluth)
+1 514-845-5333
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08:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The quail and wild rice is incredible, the steak tartare delicious. the ambience good. A must on all Montreal trips If the quail wasn't so delicious I would try other dishes, but I will never miss the chance to have that quail..

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Thank GoOutInstead
New Orleans, Louisiana
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this little gem after a night at the theater and had the bone marrow with sea salt. This the most glorious dish ever, super rich and sinful. Then had the warm goat cheese salad wish was also great. For the finish had the creme brulee wonderful. Would highly recommend. wish I could go here regularly. Ps went late... More 

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Thank LakefrontChick
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great restaurant of the city, I just can't get enough of their tartare ! Good service and great wine list as well.

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Thank Mdiaz1987
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L'Express may be a Montreal classic but every time I go, the staff perform their magic at top level, as if it's their most important evening. The food and wine delight as well.

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Thank PurpleLarkspur
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in Montreal for high quality, fresh, and tasty Tartare. It's my second time coming here for this dish. Everything else on the menu is also quality.

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Thank Vena K
Woodstock, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

totally inhaled our dinner here. Authentic French Bistro fare.Wonderful wine list, buzzing with locals. Great service and don't miss ordering a dessert! Book NOW!!

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Thank JillbhVT
New preston CT
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water wonderful surprise to find this true French bistro. I was back in France on the left bank at my favorite bistro. The service and food are just a delight. I had the fish soup with perfectly prepared kidneys in a mustard sauce and my wife perfectly prepared Casimir. The bread and butter were wonderful with a delightful breadline made... More 

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Thank EdwinHochberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a dessert/cheese/wine/french food selection to die for, it's easy to see why there's always a lineup outside. Easily my favourite place for a drink, or five.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit bistro on the Rue St-Denis in Montréal. The room itself has that flair and vibe that is rarely found in North America, although there have been attempts. This place is the real deal. The service was friendly and highly professional. Reservations are an absolute necessity. Now, the food. My dining partner and I started off... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was inattentive (at best), we did not receive part of the meal, and the entree was served cold - and no it, wasn't supposed to be cold. Not to be overlooked is the fact that the food was nothing special at all. This should say it all - we would have been better off eating at the Canadiens game.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$99
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-845-5333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

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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 colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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