Cafe Monte

4.7
2683 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(704) 552-1116
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Justin Mendenhall
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Plenty of Parking any time of day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
2,683 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
75%
Very Good
20%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Newest
Filters
W
5.0Dined 2 days ago

We have been here a number of times and it never fails, the food is always great. We both had the Beef Bourguignonne and it is so good. The are taking part in Queens Feast but have not reduced the portion size so it was a lot of food.

Report
Helpful
SL
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Cafe Monte is one of our regular place when my wife lands on Friday nights from one of many trips. Friendly staff, great ambiance and superb food. I strongly recommend the short rib bourguinion.

Report
Helpful
j
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Emma the hostess was gracious and professional
Paul the server was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
The food was great/ 2 of us has the swordfish which was delicious. The Niçoise salad presentation was beautiful as well as tasty.
It was a great meal as always

Report
Helpful
AM
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a wonderful experience. Our waitress was exceptionally good this visit. Food is consistently excellent.

Report
Helpful
s
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding in every, especially the service, very accomodating!

Report
Helpful
OT
3.0Dined 6 days ago

Either the person delivering the charcuterie platter or the server, or both, ought to describe the meats and cheeses, and really, something a bit more in depth and detailed than blue, brie, cheddar, ham, salami, capicola. Have you no pride in the offerings tonight?

The trout was excellent, but overall the dish was a tad too salty, and it wasn't the fault of the capers. The potatoes with the duck were unremarkable. The mountain of veg under the fish could have been a bit smaller, more in the European way than the American way.

Alas the poor lemon tart. Overwhelmed by a heavy, dense crust. If the waiter had stopped to ask my opinion I would have asked him for a steak knife to deal with the crust, which would have been excellent on a pork pie, but not that poor lemon tart. The meringue was divine but half as much would have been better. Thank you for not including a sprig of mint.

The wine, coffee, and beer were great. I think I'll go back to the mussels next time, and skip dessert. I ask kindly that you provide the origins and details of the cheeses. My estimate of creamy blue, brie, and English style cheddar are not satisfactory. And what about the mustard? House made? Jar? On a previous visit the waitress told us it had been made in the kitchen. Was the honey local? Fancy? And what of the pate? It was pleasant, but aside from that, it is a mystery.

Oh, and I expect clean cutlery between courses. A clean plate with the charcuterie platter would have been nice, too, but I managed.

Report
Helpful
CH
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great good great service always!

Report
Helpful
OT
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Café Monte was as good as usual. We like the food which is reliable, and they customize as necessary. We wanted some pate which they used to have as a stand-alone menu item and now is included with the charcuterie. The server and kitchen accommodated our request to get a plate of just pate. Yummy and the only place in town that we've found that has it. Food came out relatively quickly considering that the restaurant was crowded. All in all an enjoyable and yummy meal.

Report
Helpful
C
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Quality food, great staff very friendly and always willing to answer any question accurately, very pleased

Report
Helpful
b
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Love the food and the atmosphere. I will definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The onion soup is a must ! Great lobster !

Report
Helpful
SQ
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Lobster dinner was awesome. Always enjoy dining at Cafe Monte.

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food - A+. Service - A+. Ambiance - A+.

Report
Helpful
OT
3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Prices have gone up considerably and will probably not frequent as often.

Report
Helpful
C
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very enjoyable evening with excellent food and service and good friends!

Report
Helpful
LH
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We always love Cafe Monte, and they never fail to provide the best food and service,

Report
Helpful
E
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

A wonderful meal for my birthday. I love this place . It is always popular. The food is of a very high standard and a great wine list too.

Report
Helpful
ND
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Love Cafe Monte. Monday is all you can eat Mussels night. Menu is great. Food always delicious. Service impeccable. Music on the weekend.

Report
Helpful
TH
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Fresh and Parisian. Make sure to have a reservation, especially for sunday brunch. Don't forget you can't have a Mimosa in NC until 10am. More that one eggs benedict. Try the beignets.

Report
Helpful
V
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Based on Open Table reviews, I chose to have lunch here with my husband while visiting Charlotte. It was Sunday and the restaurant was very crowded, but they seated us not too long after our reservation time. I had the white bean & tuna over the tossed salad with red wine vinaigrette. It was delicious. I had wanted to order the chicken and mushroom crepes, but was informed by our waiter that they were out of mushrooms. He explained it was because they were closing the next day for a couple of days. I really think they could have planned better considering how busy they were and how many menu items list mushrooms as a ingredient.

Report
Helpful
j
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This was our 2nd visit and 1st brunch. Big crowd! One kitchen glitch which staff handled very professionally -- in my mind, a mark of a classy establishment. Will go back again and again.

Report
Helpful
C
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food is always very good and the servers are atentive. A great restaurant that is consistent in food quality.

Report
Helpful
L
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We love Cafe Monte....our favorite go to place.
Had the strip steak tonight. It was wonderful
cut was even better than last time...you never disappoint.

Report
Helpful
DH
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Even more delicious this time. Switched it up from the swordfish, went with the trout. No regrets there! My other half got the beef wellington, which was spectacular.

Report
Helpful
DC
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was outstanding. Great atmosphere. Cafe Monte never disappoints!

Report
Helpful
OT
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I love the food; great specials and atmosphere

Report
Helpful
t
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Delicious food! Good service. We went pre-theatre and it's such a classy place to pair with
a nice event. Casual yet elegant.

Report
Helpful
l
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food, great service! Let’s be the wine specials

Report
Helpful
h
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

we have enjoyed this place every time we were there, clean, fast and efficient service, nice surroundings and splendid food 1!
Good for anyone who likes a nice place !!

Report
Helpful
J
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious food every time. Mussels and frites are fantastic. Get the buratta and asparagus plate to start. Attentive wait staff that lets you enjoy your meal without feeling rushed.

Report
Helpful
S
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This restaurant is always good. We had the Wed. special which was a seafood stew. Great!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Someone’s birthday

Report
Helpful
D
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Another memorable dining experience. We were celebrating my parent's 70th wedding anniversary and everyone there made them feel special. We again requested Sean as a waiter and he went overboard to help us celebrate. Not only that, but there was enough food that my parents (and others at the table) had enough food for another meal the next night.

Report
Helpful
c
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Loved everything about our dining experience. Our client experience representative (waitresses) Lisa was awesome!

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Outstanding as always! We love Cafe Monte.

Report
Helpful
SQ
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Always love dining at Cafe Monte. My husband & I both had the lobster which is a Friday special, it was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
j
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Best restaurant dinner I have had in a long time. Halibut with artichoke risotto. Inspired. Also great service and 50% off on a bottle of wine on Thursdays.

Report
Helpful
KT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

Report
Helpful
H
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Cafe Monte has the BEST Short Rib sandwich ever! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Report
Helpful
t
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Excellent restaurant! Cannot miss the mushroom goat cheese pizza!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
68