L’Express

Posted on: February 13th, 2009 by admin No Comments

L’Express is somewhat of an institution in Montreal, the Parisian-style bistro has been around for almost 30 years and is always busy. Locals love it as much as visitors do, and I have to agree, it is quite delightful. It is true- l’express does not offer the finest French food in the city, but for a bistro it is a consistent blend of good service, a good wine list and good food. It is open for breakfast until late – around 3am, and you will need to book for a table in advance. The staff are very knowledgeable about the substantial wine list and the menu, so you can take their recommendations seriously.

I highly suggest the hand made ravioli and the pistachio and duck liver pate. They also do great steak frite, quail and rillette, you get bread and a jar of pickles at your table when seated. There is no obvious sign advertising the presence of the restaurant, only its name discreetly spelled out in white tiles in the sidewalk. I suppose it doesn’t really need to call attention to itself as most of Montreal knows where it is, and anyone else who happens to chance by it is lucky.lexpress

  • Address: 3927 rue St-Denis, Montreal, (just north of Roy)
  • Phone: 514 845 5333
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3am, Sat-Sun 10am-3am
  • Price range: $14 – $25 (mains)
  • Rating:****


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