Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemonte.net/
  • Phone: 7045521116
  • 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: American, French
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cafe Monte reviews from OpenTable diners
243 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (135)great for brunch (134)fit for foodies (126)great for lunch (105)special occasion (98)romantic (80)great for outdoor dining (56)notable wine list (53)good for groups (47)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Never a Bad Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is the fourth or fifth time I have dined at Cafe Monte and I must seriously say I have never had a bad meal here. Everything was impeccable. The attention to detail is wonderful. You can not go wrong
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Monte's is always great
    diningout
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed lunch there. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Food is very good. Atmosphere is lively. A French bistro in Charlotte
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a quality meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great meal and great service!.........................................................
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ms
    shoebedo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went here for the first time, mostly to hear the amazing pianist Ethan Uslan. We were impressed immediately by the warm greeting and friendly service. Then came an artichoke appetizer, spinach and arugula salad, crepes -- one lobster and crab, one chicken and mushroom -- and everything was superb. The portions were generous enough that we look two meals home (where they were just as good). We definitely will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch find!
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The coffee was delicious, the omelette was we chose had Brie cheese along with bacon and veggies...it was really good. The crepes we selected were equally tasty. The banana flambé was especially amazing! Even potato cake garnish that accompanied the omelette was really good. An all around nice Saturday morning experience! Seems like a popular place to meet a group for a weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious!
    ting
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    first rate - fantastic food - excellent service! this is a regular dining spot for us and we love to try different things from the menu each time - always always delicious! love Cafe' Monte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Birthday
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Three people celebrating one friend's birthday....great place for special occasions....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Brunch
    Foodlover622
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was delicious! Was totally having one of those moments where I was savoring every bite. I can't wait to go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    kensVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Really enjoyed breakfast. Food was excellent. 2 of us had omelettes and 1 had a crab cake Benedict. Service also excellent. Kept the coffee flowing. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good foo, great service
    CltbillVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My swordfish was prepared perfectly - tender and moist. My spouse enjoyed her flounder and thought it was an interesting preparation. Lisa W was an excellent server - very knowledgeable and candid with a good grasp of the menu. Not afraid to offer advice. Nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have had better...
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    So when you order soup and salad first, it USUALLY comes first! We got everything at one time! Then our server attempted to take our appetizer away, even tho we were not done with it, bc he said we needed room on our table. Well if our soup and salad came FIRST like we asked then our hot food wouldn't have been sitting getting cold while we finished them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joey
    joey
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of our go-to places in Charlotte. Food is consistently very good. Only downside is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as always
    RonWVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Monte's numerous times and have never been disappointed in the food or service. It has become our 'go to' dining stop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little bit of France
    Bodil
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Always love dining here! The food is truly French. The pastries are outstanding too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab cake wasn't fresh
    Unhappycustomer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This time I ordered the crab cake sandwich and it wasn't fresh and has some shell in the sandwich. Disappointed about the service this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service - Above and Beyond
    LDQuinnVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have dined frequently at Cafe Monte and, as always, the experience was wonderful. We had taken a relative there to celebrate her move to Charlotte and her new job. So, as one could imagine, the conversation took precedence over all else.So, we took a longer time than normal over cocktails, ordering, etc., etc., etc. Rachel took care of us in a supremely excellent manner - patient, understanding and very gracious. The waitstaff at Cafe Monte is generally above average. Rachel took the service component to a new level. Thank you, Rachel, for a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Unhappycustomer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place I discovered a year ago and it becomes one of my favorite restaurant in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic duck
    Will
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Monte and his crew did an outstanding job. The service was excellent, and the duck was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent! Lovely!
    sassyaboutfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed brunch with three other ladies this week. Two had birthdays and they made it very special for them. The cocktails and coffee are wonderful! The food is decadent and plentiful. You will not leave hungry! The staff really do a great job of providing a pleasant not arrogant feel while pulling out all the "French" stops! Will go again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girls Brunch
    Yummm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I went here with 3 girlfriends (my 3rd visit) and have yet to be disappointed. French onion soup was amazing. Beignets were fluffy and tasty. Beautiful little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Dixonjar
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My friends and I celebrated my birthday at Café Monte recently. They were very accommodating to our needs for our festivities. The food was amazing and special orders were taken. Definitely a place to return and try new things! The service was amazing and they bent over backwards. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieG
    FoodieG
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent French cuisine and our favorite spot for brunch in the neighborhood. Reservations are highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Drowninginbutter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went here for wife's birthday with older daughter (24). We had to ask for bread after 15 min from the busboy. I ordered the trout specifically asking for no butter on it which the waitress noted. The trout was served with no less than a melted stuck of butter pored over it and about 30 capers. I really couldnt eat it. The waitress asked if we could just tip the plate and pour some butter off. We went here for Queens Feast with a large group of coworkers and enjoyed it. Wer returned for this special occassion. We opted out of dessert. They did comp the trout, but I had to make something to eat when I got home. I didnt want to spoil the occassion, but I was aggravated with the kitchen and waitress for being unable to get this right.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent service and great food! Great spot for meeting friends for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous wine tasting dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've eaten at Cafe Monte many times but this was our first wine tasting dinner. The cantaloupe and cucumber gazpacho w/crispy prosciutto was a lovely summertime soup. The crab stuffed flounder was very good especially w/the addition of butternut squash paired with a tarragon walnut brown butter. The 4th course filet au poivre was nicely seasoned but I couldn't finish it all. Everything was so enjoyable, we suggested to our waitress that they add these to their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Monte does not disappoint
    banksidedrive
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent!
    appman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A very nice place to converse and eat. Excellent attention by the server. Really good food. My wife and I will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    artist66
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Hugh
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love Cafe Monte--always great! The food is really delicious, the desserts divine and the coffee the best in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite breakfast & Great Waiter
    ChristineVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeDe
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Disappointed - I always liked this neighborhood café; but lately the food preparation haws been poor-- not like it use to be.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    Donwill10VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday brunch is always a pleasure. Food is excellent, Service is excellence, and the place is just happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of towner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    SascolVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a find
    cjdumont
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was an amazing experience and the food was outstanding. service is tremendous - and just a wonderful experience overall - high recommend
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great evening!
    km80
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Monte always good
    diningout
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased
    Happydining
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuuuum!
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the outstanding service, the delicious apps and dinner! Let's not forget the yummy desserts!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful
    Sandy7VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.