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Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemonte.net/
  • Email: info@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 ate at Cafe Monte for brunch prior to a matinee show in uptown Charlotte. It was only a few minutes from uptown and well worth the drive. We both throughly enjoyed our meal. The restaurant is chic and lovely. We would definitely return..."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A friend and I went for Sunday brunch. The day was bright and sunny so we elected to eat outside. The restaurant was busy but the service was fast, efficient and friendly. The Eggs Benedict were wonderful. Cafe Monte is a good choice for any meal because all of the food is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had a Saturday Night reservation . She had a very good salad but my baked chicken looked and tasted as if it had been cooked at lunch and heated up to be served at the 7:00 O'clock hour - Dried Out and Tasteless."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had a delightful experience with delicious food. No complaints...only complements"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have always tried the crepes in the past ( trying to recreate an exceptional Paris experience) and was not overly impressed. This visit, on the recommendation of the waiter, I had the short ribs.. Excellent choice. Service is usually good and not too hard to get reservations if you plan a few days ahead."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "If you tried Cafe Monte when it first opened and weren't impressed, give it another try. I found the food and service mediocre the first time. After a long hiatus, I went back, and it was a different place. Both food and service measure up to the ambiance now."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My friends and I had a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere relaxed. The service was friendly and we had a fantastic time. We will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was very good. I had the Fruits de Mer (Seafood) Omelette and my friend had the Florentine Omelette. It was well prepared and a good value for the money. My only complaint is with the check-in process and how long it took to get our table. I had to go back up to the check-in hostess after several were seated before us and we had a reservation. When I went back up to the hostess stand, she was very quick to find us a table. I was also a bit noisy, but there are very few restaurants anymore where that's not an issue, so overall the good food trumped the check-in issue and the noise. I would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The meal and the service were both excellent. The price was very affordable. I will be back"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service at Café Monte is excellent...The restaurant is lovely...Our experiences there have always been pleasing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time going and it was well worth it. Great food, service and ambience. I'm glad I found this place and will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is amazing. Great service, great food and reasonable prices. This is also a great place for dinner and the quality and portions are great, and everything is reasonably priced. I had the Short Rib Sandwich and Pommes Frittes, and it was delicious. I have been here before and had the Salmon, the crepes, the trout and the steak and have never been disappointed. Save room for dessert! You won't be disappointed. Our waiter Daniel was super! He recommended a nice rose that complimented everyone's choice. We will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "excellent dinner. very pleasant surprise. save room for an eclair."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "In addition to great food, the staff are the most courteous and welcoming! We try to get there at least once a week."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday there and the food was wonderful. Smoked Salmon app, Caesar salad and grilled scallops over wild mushroom risotto! Yum"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a great place to stop for a nice brunch or an exquisite dinner. The menu selection is great and it has a nice, casual ambience. We strongly recommend it to you for couples, families or groups."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I am a big fan of Cafe Monte. Monte is so service oriented, and the food is always splendid. Even my newly turned 13 year old commented on how good the service was during dinner on Wednesday."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed Sunday brunch with a delicious florentine omelet served with fruit, potato cake, & multigrain toast. Entire Staff was friendly & efficient at keeping H2O in my glass & our food arrived quickly despite a full house. I love restaurants that serve breakfast for extended hours --- this is my favorite spot in Charlotte/SouthPark for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Open Table reservation worked perfect to avoid a long wait for Sunday brunch. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Outstanding food with wonderful service. We've made reservations twice now And will be making more in the future. We enjoyed the live music as well. Between the four of us we enjoyed Brie en croute as well as escargot for Starters. The beef bourguignon was enjoyed by Don, the Trout and Salmon was enjoyed by Our friends and I enjoyed the scallops and risotto. Our server Randall was attentive and helpful. We met Minte and we praised his Efforts to the community for bringing such a fine restaurant to Charlotte."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my our first time at Cafe Monte, and we LOVED the ambiance - lots of people, dim lights, cafe feel. There was great live music as well. The service was only okay - we could not find our waiter when we were ready to order wine or when my steak came out overcooked. He did show up after dinner was delivered and brought out a new steak and also replated my husband's food so that it would not get cold while he was waiting for mine to come back. The food was very good, and, overall, we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We keep coming back. The food is great and we always enjoy our visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It is a pleasure to report on yet another outstanding dinner at Café Monte. The food and wine are almost always memorable; the atmosphere sophisticated but not stuffy; and the service attentive. Moreover, the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We always look forward to dining at cafe monte when we drive in from Cornelius. The food is always superb but we tend to lean toward the breakfast omeletes or the crab cakes. We usually take a dessert home to enjoy later"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Excellent place to bring a date. Great atmosphere and food. Wait staff and manager were all very attentive."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "...three years after it was recommended to me. We were very pleased. Our waitress was attractive, charming and smooth. Not overly attentive, but adequately so. The wife's trout amandine was superb. My duck was delicious as well, though my potatoes were over-salted. Our only complaint...our dessert, the chocolate eclair, was tough and dry. Basically inedible. Overall a very good experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We recently ate here on a Saturday evening. It was pretty busy but we had a reservation so no problems. We were offered a café table near the bar area and took it so as to try a different section of the restaurant. There was live jazz playing nearby but my concern about hearing my companion speak was unnecessary. The music was fun, the food was wonderful (as always) the service was only okay. Not bad enough to dampen our enthusiasm for Café Monte, but not up to usual standards. We'll definitely return and expect to enjoy it as much as we have in the past."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food, ambiance, service. Their soups are outstanding. Great pate. Friday night lobster delicious. Enjoyable live music. Have been going there since they opened and look forward to their continued success."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Consistently great food and great service. Try the salmond or the lobster and crab crepes. House wines very good value."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I tried Cafe Monte for the first time after meeting a friend there for brunch. The Parisian design and energetic vibe set a good tone. Thankfully, the food and service were great too, combining for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I found this restaurant perfectly adorable. I was not overwhelmed by the crepes we shared but would be willing to try another entree based on the soup and true European fries they served. The atmosphere was flawless: French love songs crooned softly over candlelit tables as couples held hands and sipped wine. It was a perfect oasis and I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We love Café Monte. Always good food, albeit their portions are too big for me and sometimes a little heavy with the salt. Service is usually good though we have had a couple of iffy waiters so the 3 stars for service. Best French fries in town!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is a small place. My friend and I went for dinner and it was enjoyable. The tables are small, but it's supposed to be a bistro. The food and the service were both wonderful. The portion sizes are adequate for the average eater and the prices are not unreasonable. We used a living social deal for our meal and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We went back for breakfast the next morning to try them out and though it was a nice treat, I would stick to a dinner option for this place as a personal preference as most of their breakfast foods were very rich."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Monte for a weekend breakfast. There is an average to small sized menu of options for breakfast, but everything was fantastic. I ordered an omelette (which was fantastic) and was pleasantly surprised that it came with several sides (fruit, potato and bread). The toast was FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. The only complaint was the portion size. We ordered classic eggs benedict and got a potato cake and the two eggs benedict style. There was no fruit or bread with the serving - this needs to be added."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I met up with an old college friend at Café Monte for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. I made a reservation ahead of time because I know that Sunday around lunch can get busy. I was seated as soon as I walked in. The menu had many different selections, but wasn't too extensive so as to make choosing too difficult, and our server had great recommendations when we asked. We were there for a few hours but were never rushed. It was a delightful afternoon, and being at Café Monte was the icing on that cake! I will return again."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This place is great with a wide selection of entrees - Our group of 6 (anniversary celebration) all got something different and we were all supremely happy with our food. The restaurant itself is so noisy and crowded (it was a Sat night) that we couldn't really hear each other so conversation was difficult. They were late serving one entree so they unexpectedly comp'ed a dessert which we were impressed with. Perhaps with 2 people this would have been great and we would have been able to hear each other but with 6, just couldn't communicate without almost screaming. Love the decor, and the desserts are wonderful too!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food - especially the Beef Bourguignon. A great friendly neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed in my meals at Cafe Monte. Always great service and excellent food. When in SouthPark, give it a try!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great place for lunch. Menu is wonderful, offering many choices. Service was excellent! I would recommend making reservations because this restaurant is very busy......a good sign. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "If given the choice, I would probably not return. There are too many outstanding restaurants in the area, I would rather go back to. The bread was probably the one of the most memorable food items, not to say our food was nasty, but there was nothing that we ordered that was delicious. The seating was not good. Just tables, no booths and the chairs sit kind of low and have this patio furniture feel. I did not like the seats at all. Then they sat us at a corner table that was 3 inches from another couple's table, with a empty restaurant and plenty of other available seating. We asked to move."
    Dined on 3/1/2014