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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Cafe Monte

4.7
2466 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Great for Brunch (81)
  • Great for Lunch (63)
  • Special Occasion (61)
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 2466 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As we've come to expect, the dining experience at Cafe Monte was a total hit. The food was excellent and the service from Lisa W. was great. Monte' has quickly become a reliable favorite for us.

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vipCharlottean46 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very positive.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have recently been to Cafe Monte for brunch but this was the first time for dinner.
Food and Service were excellent.
Job well done

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vipDotty (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The door was excellent, served nice and hot. Our waitress was outstanding, very attentive but not overbearing. Unfortunately I don't remember her name. The one downside to the evening was the music. Too loud and intrusive. I would suggest the restaurant return to low canned music.

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vipNDdiner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Monte is a go to spot for us. We enjoy the casual atmosphere and the solid cuisine. This visit was on a Friday evening when they have live music. It really adds to the ambiance. We started with a beet salad. I had the mussels which are always terrific. My wife had the French Onion soup which was good, but the portion size has shrunk. It was slightly larger than thimble. The service and timing was good. We were never rushed, and had time to enjoy our cocktails before ordering. We will return and recommend the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, menu, ambiance

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ElaineS (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Waiter had an attitude. Food delicious

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was ok something new to me

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SamB (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s dinner. Early reservation as restaurant was booked at preferred time. Lisa was our server to our delight as she is the best! Restaurant seemed to purposely preserve space between parties to ensure privacy which we believe was very considerate and well thought-out. Lisa never rushed us but checked on us periodically. Another delightful dinner at Cafe Monte!

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service the best!

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MichelleA (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful meal from start to finish! French martinis to chocolate with grand marnier fondue and everything in between!! Great place anytime for any meal!

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JLoberg (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience, as usual. We're regulars and have had only one time where there was an issue with the food. This trip was on Valentine's Day, so it was busy and a little noisy, but we expected it to be so. Food was good and service the same. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Mike T. the waiter made the experience enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My favorite girls’ lunch spot because food and service is always top notch. Great for date nights too.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

All was excellent. Nothing else to say!!

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Gary (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

this is my favorite French Bistro in Charlotte. My meal has never disappointed me. Had reservations and were seated on time even though the place was busy. Service was good. It was a birthday brunch. Never felt rushed to get us out.

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JaneD (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fabulous! The Mussels and Frites were yummy! Everyone loved their food - it was a party of 5 - all were pleased! The Wild Mushroom Crepe with Madeira Creame is nothing short of amazing. The menu is pretty mainstream French. The price points are very good. Also, I’ve done several wine dinners here and they were great! Overall a very good value. We’ll be back again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The meal as usual was great, just wish the bartender could mix a DRY msrtini

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Rich (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Preengagement dinner. Atmosphere is fancy yet authentic. Food is great and service was fine. Live jazz made it extra nice.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food OK... Service Almost OK... Pricing OK.. Just an OK restaurant. was better my first visit 9 months ago.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a greta time.Our waiter, Sean, made the evening recommending not only dishes but wine parings to go with our meal. If you go, ask for Sean.

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vipMadcap1 (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Cafe Monte is always wonderful. This visit did not disappoint. We were a group of 6 and all ordered different menu items. Everyone was satisfied and happy!

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vipebl1 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good Waiter was ok but didn’t check on us or refill tea glass. Food was delicious

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travelmuse (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We specifically came for the lobster dinner, which is a special on Friday. The meal and service did not disappoint. The lobster was served with fries and a generous serving of asparagus. We requested fingerling potatoes instead. The staff was warm, accommodating, and professional.

The lobster was sweet, fresh, and delicious. I definitely could have eaten another 1.5 pound lobster! So, I'm sure we will head back on a Friday in the near future. Prices are fair, and this special is a good value.

There is a case of desserts by the bar. It never looks very full or as appetizing as it should. I love French pastries. We would have ordered dessert, if there were more options, and they were displayed in a more enticing way.

Cafe Monte is a favorite with locals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The food and service are consistently good. The restaurant can get noisy. So, be prepared for a lively dining experience.

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TRsc (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Always delicious food! If there is a wait, it is worth it. Ambiance is very cozy, although it can get loud when they are busy

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viplalady (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

As usual everything about Cafe Monte's was great! Such a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

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vipspar10g8r (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Vegetarian crepes were delicious

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vipCharlottean46 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The menu is very eclectic and is consistently good. The flexibility of the kitchen in modifying an entree is truly appreciated. A very loyal following among our friends and well worth the visit if you are from out of town.

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Thadeous1 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was cozy. The whole restaurant had a French bistro feel to it.
It was very busy on the day we went and the reservation was not ready until 15 minutes after the reservation time. Service was decent and I can imagine it would be better if it wasn’t a packed house.
Overall, if you like French food and want to try something that is not on a lot of menus (like escargots) this is the place for you. We will be returning for sure.

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KentC (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a gift card from our son for Cafe Monte. We were so happy with the food, the cute restaurant, our server, and the whole evening. We will definitely be back!

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