AKA Le Continental (resurrected)
Never had the chance to try the original Continental, so I cannot compare with what they had, what the ambiance and service were.
Yesterday, for lunch, I decided to try Le Petit Conti instead of the usual L'Express, mostly because of the terrasse, (and there was some work on the facade in front of l'Express).
Service was good, seating on the terrasse in the shade was ever better.
Food, for a lunch was standard bistro fare, selection of tartare (salmon, beef, horse), carpaccio, soups, steaks, ...
Anyway, decided for the day's special, a good and fresh gazpacho, Carré de Porc (with a funky green mashed potatoes) and a bleuets reduction, cooked nicely.
All went ok, price with a Campari and a glass of wine was around 45$ with taxes and service.
I think that Le Petit Conti can be a good alternative to L'Express ( and even Lemeac or Chez Levesque for lunch)