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ios94 May 26, 2011 07:20 AM

What do you guys suggest? I haven't been to L'Express in about 8 years, I remember it being OK. BTW, does anyone know if they serve French Onion Soup, I can't seem to find their menu anywhere. Just looking for simple basic bistro food nothing too creative. I've read that M sur M has a decent Onion soup, how is the rest of the menu in terms of quality compared to Express?

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    Maximilien RE: ios94 May 26, 2011 07:34 AM

    L'Express is fun and you can do a bit a people/celeb peeping; it's an institution... don't think they have an onion soup, AFAIK, they have a Sorrel soup (oseille) and a fish soup.

    M sur Masson is different, it's more a neighbourhood bistro than a "landmark".

    I'd pick L'express, just because I can walk to/from the restaurant (but now with Bixi I can ride a bit further and be less localized in my restaurant choices)

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    3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

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      ios94 RE: Maximilien May 26, 2011 09:16 AM

      Anyone know if the "Onion Soup" on Brasserie's T menu is the traditional French Onion Soup?

    2. porker RE: ios94 May 26, 2011 01:31 PM

      The wife had French Onion Soup the last time we were at L'Express last summer. The photo (not the greatest quality) is of their menu, taken January of last year.

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        ios94 RE: porker May 27, 2011 04:55 AM

        What about Brasserie T, anyone know if they serve French Onion Soup? Thanks

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          kpaxonite RE: ios94 May 27, 2011 10:54 AM

          Yes.
          PS they have a website.

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            ios94 RE: kpaxonite May 27, 2011 01:53 PM

            Yah, I mentioned I saw their menu on their website (see post above) and it just says, "onion soup" so I was trying to figure if it's served in the traditional style or not.

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              kpaxonite RE: ios94 May 27, 2011 03:11 PM

              Oh sorry...Yes it is 'traditional style' but I forget what kind of cheese they use.

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        cricri7 RE: ios94 May 27, 2011 05:49 PM

        I am an inconditional about M sur Masson. They serve a French onion soup that is excellent, like the rest of their menu. If you like duck, they have a "cuisse de canard confit" on a mushroom risotto that is excellent. I had their beef tartare tonight for dinner that was excellent also. Pretty much everything on their menu is good to excellent. I prefer it to L'Express hands down. I have dinner there at least every week so I am not a partial commentator:)

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

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