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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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We loved it all. The daily specials are great. the desserts are so special."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was our first experience at dining at Cafe Monte, but it won't be the last! The staff is warm, attentive, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is charming. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their supper. The menu has a good variety of appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. They even have a gluten-free menu. We look forward to visiting Cafe Monte again and trying more dishes from the dinner menu and also visiting for brunch. Sorry it took us so long to discover this gem!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Quite the charm for lunch for sure. Our waiter was pleasantly polite and very familiar with the multitudes of selections on the menu. A relaxing and delicious time was enjoyed. Thank you, and, yes, we'll return!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is one restaurant that never fails to please your palate. The food is fresh and very well prepared. There is something for everybody here. The service,Ellen was our server and she is always great, is spot on great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Although Café Monte is not the most convenient restaurant to our home in Weddington, my wife and I dine here once a month. The combination of exceptional food and wine, the most authentic French ambience this side of the Seine, and reasonable prices makes for a consistently wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have enjoyed great meals and entertainment at Café Monte many times in the past, but the most recent visit was disappointing. There were 4 of us dining. My two sons enjoyed well prepared entrees. My husband and I both ordered the duck, which we had enjoyed on a previous visit. It arrived very overcooked and dried out. They apologized and explained that there was a new chef that night. They offered to replace the entrees, which we accepted. The second try was not any better than the first. We will probably return again, as we have enjoyed many good meals there in the past, but will unlikely gamble on the duck again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Not too impressed with the appetizer cheese plate: Nothing special about any of the cheese. Brie had awful left-out-too-long kind of taste. Filet mignon (special of the day) was great. Mussels and frites: very crispy fried shoe string potato and mussels with creamy sauce was great (I had better, though). Creme brulee: great size for 2 people. Cappuccino with amaretto: could not taste amaretto. Service could have been a lot better. People who were seated after us were served by different waiters before we did. Our waiter did not refill my water, did not bring refill of the small baguette (although asked), and kept swiping sweat on the face with his shirt. Kind of gross. Bathroom was not clean, wallpaper peeling."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Another wonderful night at Cafe Monte- wonderful dinner and Lisa is the best server ever!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've been to Cafe Monte many times for the food, ambience and convenience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Cafe Monte knows how to treat customers. Excellent service and food. Love this place and everyone I have ever taken falls in love with it too."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful local restaurant with great food and service, would highly recommend. Have been many times and never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Monte did a great job with the wine dinner. Generous pours, good wine and delicious plentiful food. Service was stellar."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Each time I am at Cafe Monte, it is consistent with its excellent food and service. You can feel comfortable bringing an out of town guest without wondering if they will leave disappointed. They won't!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is delicious, and I especially love the cafe au lait! Best hamburger in town, not to mention the best pomme frites."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our waitress was enthusiastic and helpful. Our food was as delicious as we remembered."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had our first experience at Cafe Monte. We found the service, the menu selections, food quality and ambiance of Cafe Monte to be excellent. The portion sizes were also nice. We will definitely return when we can stay later to enjoy the entertainment."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I chose Cafe Monte to celebrate my birthday with friends even though it meant a 45-minute drive from Davidson. I was not disappointed. The waitress even brought a birthday candle attached to my cappuccino cup!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wild mushroom pizza was good didn't have a lot of flavor. Needs something to make it pop. Cheese fondue should be served with something besides bread like raw veggies and fruit. Loud! What happened to dining where you could talk to the person next to you without screaming? Overall I would go again The service was good and she was very helpful with the wine selection."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The trout amandine was wonderful. I was able to substitute asparagus for the fingerling potatoes. All of the food was great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had dinner with two couples to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We appreciated the complimentary dessert you gave my wife and me. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. All in our party agreed."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I love the feel of this place, reminds me of a cafe in Paris. Even smells like a Paris cafe. Will certainly be back again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My friends were delighted by the french quisine and atmosphere. The waiting staff was attentive and professional."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great Parisian atmosphere ! Lots of French dishes that you can't find elsewhere in Charlotte. Especially popular with ladies and girlfriends' groups."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I have brunch/lunch here at Cafe Monte every time I'm in Charlotte. Consistenly fabulous...food, service & atmosphere. Love it so much I are lunch there 2 days in a row when visiting Charlotte last weekend!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It's ok but sitting outside you are looking at a parking lot, not very romantic."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "My mom and I dined here for lunch. Our server recommended the soup of the day as well as lunch but made it seem like it she together under one price which it didn't. Food was salty and my mom has high blood pressure- soup was delicious and my food was amazing. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Cafe Monte is always good. They have something for everyone, so it's a good place to go with a group. They have a short but very good wine list. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant for breakfast in Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have chosen Café Monte on several occasions. Many times we have taken small groups with us. The food has been consistently excellent. This time we feasted on Mussel Monday with a group of 5. Its the third time taking friends for the special event and no one has uttered anything other than praise. The mussels were fresh tasting and succulent. The sauce is delicious and (heck with manners) made for sopping. Daniel, our server, was very attentive, efficient and on point. The young man clearing the shells between "seconds" was efficient and inobtrusive. All of us love the European style environment and feel. As a wine enthusiast, I am very pleased with the offerings. Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Service was awful. After eating at cafe monte weekly, this was by far the worst experience. It was one guests birthday which I mentioned on open table and nothing was even mentioned to him, even a simple happy birthday. Service was extremely slow, the waiter second guessed ever request we made and acted like he could care less about our eating experience. Disappointed by this trip when every single time we eat at cafe monte we leave happy! When spending $90+ on brunch it should be an amazing experience. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Capped it off with some excellent Creme Brulee."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "They ran out of the special , apparently after we'd ordered two - something to do with the very long wait to place our order, food less than average. When it did arrive, though the tomato bisque was very good and it was lovely sat outside. It just didn't make up for the disappointment on what was supposed to be a special celebration. Won't be going again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Cafe Monte is a fantastic restaurant. Classic French cuisine prepared correctly. Service is friendly and attentive. Ambiance is bright and authentic. I absolutely love this place. Favorites include the French Onion soup, Mussels, Chicken Salad Croissant and of course the frites, you've gotta have the frites. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Not our best trip to this restaurant, I had the NY strip w/frites and green beans and my wife had the duck confit. All were good, but not special. My mother had the trout amandine and said it was too salty. I used a groupon and the waiter and or manager did not apply it correctly, so it had to be re figured. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The staff was very courteous and accommodating."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The music was audible, but not loud. The singer had a soothing voice and the volume perfect. Service was excellent. My only comments are that the chairs are too low for the height of the tables (even for average and taller people that we are) and the wait staff should not have to take the stacks of dishwasher racks for the glasses and the large wheeled trashcan from the bar through the dining area at 9:30 on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I always enjoy Café Monte however this time I enjoyed even more. I had the trout almondine which I typically don't order at most restaurants because you usually get more almond than trout. Not so at Monte's. I was pleasantly surprised with two large piece of trout cooked to perfection with almonds and capers skillfully added on top. I thoroughly enjoyed the dish and felt that entrée was not something I could prepare at home. The rest of my party also enjoyed their entrees with the chicken being a huge hit. Add the atmosphere and some wonderful live music to the great food and I can honestly say that this was a great experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As always, my husband and I enjoyed our weekly Sunday brunch at Café Monte until.......... Part of this weekly treat is to always share a piece of carrot cake for dessert. What a disappointment when a "new" version appeared! Even more disappointing than the appearance was the taste - totally not worth the calories! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Cafe Monte's is always excellent. This time I tried their lobster salad and WOW, it was fantastic. There was an abundance of lobster meat and the rest of the salad and the dressing were superb. There is a reason that we are frequent patrons and that is Monte's marvelous food and service."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Monte for a outdoor dining experience on a warm night. We had a late lunch so we split the scallop risotto special, and a bottle of White Bordeaux. Both were perfect, and they were nice enough to split the portion on 2 plates. To finish it off, we chose a fruit tart. The crust was perfect, however a nice mascarpone or light cream would have elevated the flavor. Additionally, they were a little light on the berries. Overall, great dinner but the dessert needed improvement. We will back again soon."
    Dined on 5/21/2014