The shrimp risotto was on point
It's good. Not great.
My mouth waters thinking about that chicken liver mousse with pistachios atop of that amazing bread with a bottle of beau jolais.
I really recommand this place! A place where the locals eat. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the food is delicious. Try the ravioli and the profiteroles as dessert.
Get the steak frites medium rare, so choice
Order the steak tartare, spicy
Fantastic Traditional Quebec fare. The beef tartare is great, and the mousse de foie de volaille is out of this world.
Must have the steak frites. Medium rare. Absolutely amazing.
Best steak frites.... Sit by the bar for great service
Veal ravioli was to die for. The mushrooms and veal stock complimented perfectly. Lovely French meal.
There's a reason why this place is still so popular after nearly 40 years. Decadent yet refreshing, unctuous yet stimulative, L'Express' bone marrow is an app for the ages.
The hangar steak and fries is delicious!
Typical Parisian "bistrot". Cannot go wrong at L'Express!
Fantastic beef tartare
Classic. Food is good. Wine list is extensive (ask for the alternate !!) try the fish soup
Been here twice in the span of 3 yrs, left full and satisfied. Intimate Parisian decor. Attentive service. Steak and frites. Quail and wild rice.
Pickles and mustard. So good.
Definitely worth the money: the house made ravioli!
I think it's the best French in Montreal. The service was excellent without being overbearing and they aren't pretentious like many.
By far my favorite meal/dining experience in Montreal. Huge mason jar of cornichons on the table with dinner - amazing! Service was on point. Get the steak frites - a classic choice!
Had a delicious steak and frites and the pickles with mustard are great and free.
Try to recognize faces in the employee photos that date back to the early 80's.
Classic old-school Quebec dinner in the plateau.
Try ravioli Maison
It was great!! Felt like Paris. The bone marrow is massively recommended!
There are Montreal restos, and there's L'Express. Busier, noisier, and miles more chic than most. This traditional-style French bistro epitomizes Parisian cool w/ its black & white checkered tiles.
Try the Duck Confit with Salad...pretty epic!
There is no getting to the marrow of Montreal's restaurant scene without a thorough introduction to its bellwether bistro. L'Express is all atmosphere and a perfect menu of classics. [Eater 38 Member]
The Pot au Fer was done absolutely right. The duck confit salad was delicious. Very much recommended.
Brunch here is a must. Try the French toast and the fruit salad!
Fantastic service! Make reservations.
The original and the best for nouveau French. Fish prepared magically and well-curated wine list, but steak and fries are the backbone.
Steak tartare and steak frites were the winning dishes. Skip the shrimp risotto. And check out the photos to spot which staff members have been working there since 1986!
Steak tartare (spicy option) is I believe the best I've ever had. The dipping sauce for fries (some creamy mayo/mustard) is great. Nice service, lovely for a late weekend lunch.
Make a reservation if eating after 6:30 PM. Definitely try that how your steak with fries. If on a budget, eat your way through the free bread and pickles with mustard.
Breakfast of Champions in Montreal.
This is my dependable and perennial Montreal check in. I sit at the bar and order Os a Moelle with a glass of Cote du Rhone. Parfait!
Main dish: risotto aux crevettes / Desert: homemade tarte aux pommes - both amazingly delicious!!!
Wifi network is the unlocked one (same name as the venue) and password is champagne56
Real french bistrot, consistent food, great service, reasonable prices. For that formal relaxed dinner or lunch.
The "real" Balthazar. Don't miss the bone marrow, but if you must, the quiche Lorraine and steak frites won't let you down.
Get the salmon and spinach. Perfect. Snack on cornichons.
Nothing but great things to say about this Montreal staple: order the bone marrow, chicken liver pate, steak frites and the ravioli. Wash it down with good French wine. Servers are awesome!
Kitchen is open lately
I loved the steak frites! Perfect ambiance.
Great casual french bistro.. Kitchen open verrry late :)