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3927 rue St-Denis | At rue Roy, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada
+1 514-845-5333
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp risotto” (42 reviews)
“bone marrow” (48 reviews)
“pot au feu” (19 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3927 rue St-Denis | At rue Roy, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based commendation from friends, I was a little disappointed First, there isn't a sign out front but the name is written in the sidewalk. that's ok. A long bar and an equally long dining room. The tables are very close together. Menu is in French...More

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quail starter and the steak frites was perfect bistro quality. One comes here for the ambiance and authentic French institution, service could even be a little more rude, the Parisienne way. Great place, not to be missed.

Thank John N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food and ambience. Make sure you make reservations as this place is always busy. Would definitely go back again.

Thank L M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last night. Based on locally based reviewers and a need for a real French bistro meal and experience. A joyous experience with matching food. AND everyone treats you like you're a regular. Oysters to start with some Sancerre....More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

As others have stated, the atmosphere of L'Express transports you to France. There is not one inauthentic note to this bistro. The service was friendly and efficient. It may sound silly that I got so excited about an omelette, but my omelette of locally harvested...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We chose Express partly based on reviews but also location. It is a nice venue, good service and an interesting menu. The food was well cooked/prepared - our choices were vichyssoise soup, goats cheese salad then halibut and kidneys in mustard sauce followed by a...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

An absolute must when in Montreal! The very best of French culinary tradition, with a distinct touch of Québécois originality. Arrived without a reservation, but fortunately, early enough to get a table, because half an hour later, the place was packed! Everything I asked for...More

1  Thank Claudio R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I very much enjoyed my dinner at L'Express. It's been around for a while, and definitely has that late '70s vibe that hasn't been updated, but that's part of the charm of feeling like you're in a restaurant that's no fuss, no trends, just good...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Once you open the door you are transported to france, the ambiance is amazing, service is excellent, dont miss the bone marrow, the fish soup and the raviolis! The wine list is big and has great labels!

Thank K8RdeC
Reviewed 27 August 2017

L'Express on Rue St Denis opened in 1979 and it's a classic. The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it serves good classic french food. The service is good, the food is good and you'll have a good time, It's right across...More

Thank Jill P
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Response from Ridermel | Reviewed this property |
I have used Open Table but I believe you can just call them as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
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08:00 - 02:00
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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