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Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemonte.net/
  • Phone: (704) 552-1116
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Mendenhall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
  • Private Party Facilities: Opening Soon a Private room for 30 guests, separate area, bar and Audio Visual.
  • Private Party Contact: Monte Smith (704) 965-2788

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Parking any time of day.
A word from Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte brings French fare to Charlotte. Classic favorites served all day include quiches and crepes, eggs, waffles, french toast, along with Freshly baked artisan breads, pain du croissants. In the evening enjoy Bistro service and classics like duck confit and trout amandine. This French Bakery and Bistro has a delectable dish for everyone.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Oldie but a goodie -- it's always reliable, lovely service, food up to expectations. I love to eat here. Their recorded music level is usually too loud for conversation, so I opt to eat outside whenever possible. It was a gorgeous Charlotte night the other evening, so all around, terrific experience. Their front desk hostess is spectacular -- so warm, so accomodating, so welcoming. She's a star, but so is every waitstaff I've encountered there. They just lift the dining experience one level higher."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "6 of us went on a Saturday evening. One person ordered Steak au Poive and the meat was so tough she couldn't eat it. The accompanying green beans and fries were cold when they were served. But the restaurant did not charge her for her dinner. The rest of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Love Cafe Monte--always great! The food is really delicious, the desserts divine and the coffee the best in Charlotte."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I always enjoy the french country breakfast, omelets, and coffee at Cafe Monte, as well as their brie en croute with apples and walnuts. Our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is always a pleasure. Food is excellent, Service is excellence, and the place is just happy."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We've eaten at Cafe Monte in the past few years. Food was delish, but our view was always the bathroom. Gave it one more chance and were seated in the front cafe section. Much better area and loved our meal. Came back for brunch and sat in same area. Brunch ambience was perfectly delightful. We'll be back en Feb. definitely will eat at C M then."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around for a while but it was my first visit. Large bar and nice atmosphere in the dining area. The menu is somewhat unique and everything we ordered was delicious. Desert was great and we got desert from the case for the next night on the way out. We will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Cafe Monte has become our go-to place for a lovely evening out. We appreciate that dinner here can be paced according to your wishes-- we have never felt rushed. Too many corporate-owned restaurants seem to value turning tables quickly rather than taking cues from their guests. The food is consistently good, and the service is top-notch. Plus, we love the evenings that feature live music--truly a special place!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I had lunch there recently. The food and service were both great. It's bustling at lunch--some business people and some families and friends. Love the French bistro atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cafe monte and we went for an anniversary dinner. Our table was ready, the service was impeccable and the food was very good. We liked the variety on the menu and the soft French background music. We can't wait to try it for brunch!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the outstanding service, the delicious apps and dinner! Let's not forget the yummy desserts!!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I have written about Cafe Monte many times. The food is excellent as is the impeccable service by Javier. Nothing is too much trouble for Javier or our other favorite server,Ellen. We have always had wonderful,marvelous food at Cafe Monte."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Our new Brunch or special occasion place. A must for foodies."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "When we discovered Cafe Monte's, we knew we had found one of the best, if not the best in Charlotte. We live in Cornelius so it is a good 45 to 50 minutes for us to drive. We love everything we order and on special occasions, we spoil ourselves with one of their fabulous desserts. We have taken a number of out of town guests there and they love everything about it. The wait staff is efficient and always pleasant, obviously trained very well and enjoy their job. Cafe Monte is our #1 choice in all of the Charlotte area and surrounding towns."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Café Monte makes me actually like French food! Well prepared dishes every time!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Café Monte is a true gem. Fabulous food for a good price. Our waitress Calais was friendly and efficient. We don't return often enough but will!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The restaurant is very quaint. We would prefer booths but were able to get a table against the back wall. The service was very good and the crepes we had were delicious. We would certainly go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My daughter and I really enjoyed our brunch. The service was great, and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Eaten here 3 times, breakfast & dinner. Always great food, nice menu variety. Great ambiance. Our waitress, Lisa was the best, explaining menu and answering ALL our questions & we had a lot! She had great recommendations on food to try. One Sat. night they had a singer singing French music, was great. If you love salad as your main meal the strawberry salad with chicken is great, the chicken wild mushroom creeps are delicious."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is a delightful place to eat. The food is delicious, and we had prompt attention by the waitress. I love Cafe Monte!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Monday night is all you can eat mussels, and they are delicious. Ask for extra bread to dip in the broth."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Good food, but not as great as normal. Steak and eggs disappointed my sons and they normally love it."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I found Cafe Monte on Living Social the night before I was stopping in Charlotte for brunch. Great choice! we were very pleased with the food."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Cafe Monte is so charming, especially at night when the lighting is low and the candles are flickering. Saturday nights are particularly great because they have wonderful live music which really adds to the experience. Regardless of when you go, the food is always consistently delicious and the staff is friendly and attentive. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great ambiance. Attentive, friendly service. Food is perfect every time. Upscale, casual dress. You must make reservation if you hope to get seated right away. Delightful experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "A splendid evening not being rushed. Food was excellent along with the service. A little pricey on the drinks but otherwise fine. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Cafe Monte's is always excellent. The food never disappoints because no matter what you may order it is always wonderful. The service, especially if you are fortunate enough to have Ellen or Javier, is beyond perfection. I absolutely recommend this marvelous restaurant."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Lovely experience. Warm ambiance, pretty setting. The food was delicious and the waitress was very helpful and friendly. I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "A great dining experience that mixes formal french food with a casual cafe atmosphere. The food is excellent, I had the steak frite. It was cooked perfectly and was a very generous portion. The atmosphere is typical of a french cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, warm colors and perfectly chosen artwork. The prices are perfect for a semi-formal event. Perhaps a once a week or bi-weekly family dinner. Definitely not a secret as the place was packed. Make reservations."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "1st time at this restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was so good. I'm glad our neighbor suggested this restaurant to us."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant. It is extremely busy so just have some patience. The food and service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "At first we were worried- we had reservations for 7:30 and didn't get seated for almost twenty minutes (with people arriving after us getting seated first). The man seating people realized he had been grabbing the wrong couple and rectified the situation by giving us free drinks and a great waitress. We ordered off the restaurant week menu- scallops for me, trout for my boyfriend- and the good was fabulous. It was full of flavor, not too heavy, and a great mix of sides/appetizers. The waitress made sure not to order or bring the next course until we were completely finished with the prior course. I would definitely return and would like to try this place for breakfast."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Always enjoy dinner, lunch or brunch here. I recommend reservations due to it's popularity."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great experience for dining and atmosphere... very accommodating... good menu... well prepared food .."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent service and the best French cuisine I've had in Charlotte. A bit pricey, but the food quality, portion size, and service was definitely on par with the cost."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Incredible food and excellent service. They really made our experience feel special. Very quaint, romantic ambiance"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Café Monte was a lot of fun. The staff was very attentive and we really enjoyed our dinner. We came for Queens Feast as a group of women that get together periodically and ride bicycles. We would come again!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Thank you, the service was great as usual. The food was excellent and such large portions, I took half home! I love Cafe Monte crepes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food, great wine choices, fair prices for drinks. Miss Laura did a great job taking care of us during the evening."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were there on a Tuesday night,arrived around 8:15. The restaurant was not overly busy. This place came recommended by a friend, and since it was restaurant week in Charlotte, decided to give it a try. We ordered off a fixed menu, and there were some great choices. However, we were EXTREMELY rushed through the courses. No sooner did we finish our last bite, when the plate was wisked away and the next one thrown down in front of us. They sat us right new the kitchen and an exit door when there were clearly other tables available. Very noisy, very rushed. The food was good. But for the rush factor alone, we probably won't return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014