Beloved by Montréalers and visitors alike for its old-timey Parisian style, there’s almost always a wait for tables at L’Express. Main courses include the usual bistro fare, from pot-au-feu to duck confit, and the maple syrup pie is outstanding. (It’s possible that the globe lights, glossy maroon walls, and checkered floor make the food taste even more French.) A 50-person service team runs a smooth ship, though at busier times, like brunch, the kitchen may grind to a halt. Try for a reservation or drop in to see if there’s an opening at the bar. One more thing: it’s easy to miss. Look for the name spelled out in tile on the sidewalk out front.
3927 rue St-Denis (just north of rue Roy)
Our Rating Neighborhood Plateau Mont-Royal Hours Mon–Fri 8am–2am; Sat 10am–2am; Sun 10am–1am Transportation Métro: Sherbrooke Phone 514/845-5333 Prices Main courses C$12–C$27 Cuisine Type Bistro Web site L’Express
Map3927 rue St-Denis Montreal
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