Cafe Monte

4.7
2781 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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
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Cuisines
French, American
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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
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Phone number
(704) 552-1116
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Mendenhall
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Catering
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
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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
What 2781 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monte never disappoints! It is our go-to celebration place.

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TR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and all staff are excellent! Food is fresh and lots of flavor!

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OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Delicious food and friendly staff.

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T
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Charlotte...hands down!

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V
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Coq Au Vin was a little dry and not quite as good as we had in the past but was acceptable. The couple with us enjoyed their entrees. The Coconut Cake and Raspberry Mouse Cake for desert were enjoyed by all.

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FL
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Today was my first visit to Cafe Monte. We had to wait a little long for our lunch order, the restaurant was busy and the waiter did apologize. The food was definitely worth the wait and the portions were a nice size. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good service and good food

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r
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

order came out incorrect, server admitted mistake, comped our 2 lunches while the other 2 in party ate their lunch. Took 1/2 hour to get the correct food. The entire lunch should have been free.

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M
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Monte at lease once a week. We love the food, the atmosphere but most of all the people- Monte, Paul, Lisa, John, Cara, Fabi, Laura, Conrad and Xavier. My husband and I have lived in Charlotte all our lives and Café Monte is our favorite restaurant of all time here and that says a lot since we graduated high school in 1976!

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r
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and, especially, the service was stellar as always. Cafe Monte is one of the best in Charlotte.

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TW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and servers. Really pleasant experience!

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t
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenny is absolutely amazing! Great service and the food is delicious as always!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe Monte! The food is always good and so is the service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed celebrating a birthday. It’s our favorite celebration place. Food is always good and our server was much better this time. We would recommend and we will be back.
Marilyn

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OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, fun menu, cute patio. Can't wait to go back. My new favorite place.

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OT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Predictably excellent food & service

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B
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thursday night is half price wine night - a very good deal. We both had crepes and they were delicious. The wine was HobNob Pinot Noir and it was a good pairing with the crepes. We had dinner outside at the sidewalk tables - it was a little warm but bearable. Service was good. This is my wife’s favorite restaurant and we both enjoy going. They have a wine dinner the last Tuesday of the month most months- we always look forward to that. I highly recommend Cafe Monte and we will be back.

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GL
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been to Cafe Monte in several years. Really, didn't go because I didn't think it was that good. Friends told me to try it again. Well, I think I'm hooked. I had the salmon with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Just fantastic. All of it. My friend had Trout Almondine(?) and loved it. Another friend had the mussels and said they were excellent. Frankly, I can't wait to go back. Prices were more than reasonable as well.

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f
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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M
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite up=scale restaurants and I've eaten there three times in the last two weeks....I feel very appreciated when I receive an email offering me a FREE Entree for my birthday!

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C
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always love going to Cafe Monte but it was special because Bouillabaisse was on special. Delicious!

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k
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and consistent with good service!

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monte never disappoints! Great ambiance, great service and delicious food. Will be back again soon!

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MB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Trout was so good, I had to have it again. Good pour on the wine also.

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I
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We love this place. Yesterday food was so so. It was disappointing. Of course we will be back. Hopefully they’ll get back on track.

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D
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent visit to Cafe Monte. Our regular waiter, Sean, was available and that always makes the meal enjoyable. We went on a Saturday night for the Beef Wellington special and we were not disappointed...although they do sometimes run out early in the evening from what we understand.

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We found the escargot to be a little to bready but our entrees were tasty. I had the short rib and my wife ordered the salmon.

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MG
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I know there have been mixed reviews about Cafe Monte but my birthday dinner was wonderful. The hubby and I had the mussels w/frites and the chicken and mushroom crepe. We shared the entrees which was the perfect amount of food. For dessert we asked for the beignets (not on the menu), perfect ending. Service was great too, although our reservation was at 5:15.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good brunch wonderful pastries great coffee nice waiter

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will definitely go again!!

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J
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had leftovers. We thought the server would take our plates and put the food in to go boxes, but she bought us the boxes and we did it ourselves. A restaurant of this calibre should do this for customers. The food and wine was EXCELLENT as always.

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FD
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Limited Bar
Appetizers were very good
Main course swordfish was over salted, excessive on the butter

I’m going to try it again food wise. I will ask them to prepare their signature course.

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Z
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lobster salad was great. Bouillabaisse special was packed with seafood and very tasty. Would have liked the crostini usually given with this dish but the bread served nicely to clean up the broth. Server was excellent.

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j
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great business meeting lunch at Cafe Monte. Both the food and service were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Birthday

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C
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a drink at the bar and our bartender was wonderful. Dinner was great and our server was just delightful!

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TD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, capable staff. Terrific Duck and Trout

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DA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cafe Monte is listed in the top 15 places to go for mussels in Charlotte and it is spot on. My friend loved her mussels and we may go back on a Monday night when it is all you can eat night for mussels. I got the smoked salmon benedict. The poached eggs were on a croissant half with a delicate hollandaise sauce over them. Wish I was there now having it again! All bets are on that you will love the food no matter what you order.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte!
Food deliciously prepared

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S
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

👍🏻good . love their bread thre

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