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L'express report

lehouxp | Dec 14, 201007:18 AM

After reading mix review on the board, i almost skip on my visit to L'Express since i had only a couple of days in MTL and i didn't want to have any bad meals. We were two and we went for classic bistro offering

for starters we had
Soupe de poisson

both ok but nothing spectacular, i tought the rilette was a little salty and 10 $ plus for the soup seem a little steep

for main we both had the tartar that was perfectly executed (if you prefer chop meat then knife cut ) and the fries were also great.

As food goes nothing spectacular to add you get solid bistro fare but i think as a lot of people mentionned on this board that Lemeac offers (even before the 22:00 o'clock deal) better food. But where l'Express shines is on service and the incredible and affordable wine list. Our server was helpfull and professional yet not too present and the wine list offers price that i have never seen before. 42 $ for a 2007 Christophe Pacalet Moulin a vent (29 $ in IP) 9 $ for a glass of Gerald Boulay Sancerre and 30 $ for a Charles Hours jurancon moelleux (16, 40$ SAQ) those are price that means that the mark up is never over 2X which is really low (13 $ plus for IP is incredible)

so to me is a great place if you go all out on wine and you keep the food bill in check

of i go to Restaurant thali for lunch and Al Taib for manakish for dinner adn tomorow for lunch it's kazu so i'll report back on thursday

L'Express Restaurant
3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

Al Taib
2125 Rue Guy, Montreal, QC H3H2L9, CA

Soupe Cafe
2725 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N9, CA

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