Mother's DayGreat spot in Charlotte . Took wife for Mother's Day brunch . Food was outstanding ! Crepes were delectable .5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food & serviceThis was my first visit to Cafe Monte, treating my mother for Mother's Day. I had the Quiche Lorraine & she had the chicken and mushroom crepes, both of which were excellent. Very pleased with the taste and the value of the dishes. The service was attentive and friendly without being annoying. Only minor drawback was the atmosphere -- nice, (and I know it's a "cafe"), but I guess I expected it to be a little less casual and noisy. All in all, an enjoyable experience, though. Will try again during evening hours...maybe less noisy then.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC AS USUAL!!! EvenFANTASTIC AS USUAL!!! Even for a very busy Mother's Day, Montes hit it outta the park. We watched people come and go and service didn't miss a beat. Management is best in Charlotte. We sat in the cafe and witnessed the manager accommodate several large parties without reservations. Everyone was happy, especially us. Food was outstanding. We had a party of 12 and everything was superb. BEST PLACE IN NC.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Again!Cafe Monte has become one of our favorite restaurants. The wait staff was more than accommodating. This was a special evening and they made it even more special. Thanks.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Charlotte Restaurant GemWe frequently enjoy Café Monte. The environment is romantic in a French way with excellent service and a varied menu with conventional as well as French cooking influenced selections. We always enjoy the French Onion Soup - this would be expected, I suppose! I have had the cheese fondue appetizer and it is a nice small way to enter the meal. My wife usually has the quiche garnished with a delicate salad. I had the short ribs which were tasty and tender with a nice soft that isn't the ordinary brown sauce often found with short ribs. The wine selections are fine. This is a great place for lunch, brunch, dinner - as well as late evening. Plenty of parking at the door.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite and always consistentWe always eat at Cafe Monte when we are in Charlotte. The service and food is very good and always meets or exceeds our expectations. The trout almondine is an excellent healthy dish.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster and crab crepesThe lobster and crab crepes are out of this world! My husband had steak frites and said the bernaise sauce was the best he's ever had!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about Café MonteEverything about Café Monte is outstanding...from food, place, staff. We always feel special and have an unforgettable evening at Café Monte's... mostly because of our preferred server Mike True...but others as well from Leon to Monte himself.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for couple's orGreat place for couple's or girlfriend retreat. Ambience is wonderful, food is soooo good, service is very attentive, can't wait to return! More 'special' people in my life need to be 'treated' to the Cafe Monte experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodThe continential breakfast and omelet were perfectly prepared and delicious.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a truly delicious dinnerIt was a truly delicious dinner and our guests were very impressed with both the food and the restaurant. They definitely asked if we could go their again next year when they stop to see us again so I would say it was a huge success.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench gem in North CarolinaI had a late lunch with friends on a week-day. We lounged outside in the sun; lovely; we had traveled to Paris together, and had stayed out side the Eiffel Tower; it brought back so many great memories.
So, came time for my daughter's 36th birthday. Since she is a very successful woman, I could not think of anything any nicer than to take her and my other daughter out for brunch; It was recommended by the lovely waitress that had taken care of us the week day we had been there. She wanted to go to Paris one day; we encouraged her to do so.
The food was great both visits...cannot tell you how good it was, since I have had good food all over the world. It is hard to find such a gem here in Hickory, and really, in Charlotte.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday night was hoppingSaturday night was hopping with people and a 3-man band playing golden oldies from the early 70s. So the noise level at the front of the restaurant was quite high and we had to wait about 30 minutes for our table. Aside from that, I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. The cafe is well appointed with decorative tables and chairs that remind one of an outdoor cafe. We were shown to a table near the back of the restaurant which took us away from the music and afforded us nice conversation. Service was good. There was a little confusion towards the end of the meal about availability of desserts, but it got straightened out. And the food (why you go) was excellent. Really excellent. I would definitely go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal,wine and service.Fantastic meal,wine and service. Will definetly return.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench gemWonderful food and our waiter was very attentive. Seems we always have a very meal there.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Gem!Great experience! Will definitely return Great menu choices & don't pass up the pastries...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Café Monte. The food was excellent. Our waiter was very personable and very accommodating.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be back for sure!It was girl's night out and we enjoyed everything! Lisa was our waitress and she was great! We will definitely ask for her next time we are there. Food was wonderful. Enjoyable experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food at Cafe Monte.Love the food at Cafe Monte. There are always great specials aside from the elegant menu. The staff is welcoming and the atmosphere is comfortable and stylish. Very French and nostalgic.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always. Very fastGreat as always. Very fast service for Easter brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle Europe in CharlotteStep into Cafe Monte and you feel like you are in a cafe in Europe. The service and food will never disappoint. We absolutely love the shrimp pizza.
Atmosphere can be whatever you make. We've taken our kids (7 and 6) for lunch and dinner and they absolutely love their entrees, whether it is from the kids menu or off our plates. This has also been a great place to go on date night. Good food, good service, yummy desserts.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of 5, and 3We had a party of 5, and 3 ordered breakfast and 2 lunch. Really enjoyed the food. Service was a bit slower than usual, but they were slammed. Portions are more than ample. My only complaint is, I used a living social coupon, and evidently they changed their policy and don't apply these toward ANY beverages. While most don't include alcoholic beverages, they don't include any. As a result, I didn't get full use of the coupon.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant surprise. NiceVery pleasant surprise. Nice group playing great music. Service personnel outstanding. Food great surprise. Definitely nice atmosphere. Will go again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service, incredibleWonderful service, incredible food at a reasonable price. A great value in Charlotte.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have now eaten at CafeWe have now eaten at Cafe Monte 4 or 5 times in the last 4 months and enjoy it immensely.
The atmosphere is great, food is terrific and the wine list is good too. I do find that our experiences with your wait staff is very different each visit. It would serve you well to make sure that they are all trained uniformly so that we know beforehand what will be provided without asking (or not). For example: Bringing water to the table, offering ground black pepper for salads, etc. Just a suggestion, we love your resaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe trout entree was fabulous!The trout entree was fabulous! I have been here before and have never been disappointed.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM