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About 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.

Ashley Park Lane Suite 108
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

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

Cross Street:
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 552-1116

Website:
http://cafemonte.net/

Catering:
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Parking Details:
Plenty of Parking any time of day.

Executive Chef:
Justin Mendenhall

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

Cafe Monte Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (81)
Special Occasion (76)
Great for Brunch (72)
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Neighborhood Gem (69)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Great for Lunch (57)
Sunday Lunch (56)
Authentic (53)
Casual (52)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Romantic (47)
Cozy (43)
Worth the Drive (41)
Bar Seating (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Notable Wine List (31)
Comfort Food (28)
Fun (28)
Live Music (28)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Afternoon Coffee (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (14)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

This is her favorite place, so for her birthday it was the only choice and it was great. Every time we have been here it has been great and the specials are always perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite places. Great food. Great value.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner as always and service impeccable! We had duck and crab cakes - awesome!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

You have to be kidding! We went there to find the restaurant closed for a private wedding. They said that they told you to block out the date.

Then you send me a no show notification. Then you send me another email saying that you would talk to the restaurant about communications.

I traveled to the restaurant and was shut out. I wasted my time and then had to scramble to find a place to eat on a busy Saturday night.

I think you should compensate me for my misfortune that is attributed to your mistakes.

Bill Onaitis

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Samon and also the trout wade very good lunches. Service very good. Very busy, very crowded.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was awesome!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My friend and I basically come ever Friday for lunch because we love the food and the amazing service. Only will sit in Sean section because he makes sure my gluten allergy is taken care of. He’s always great! Main reason why we keep coming back. Service is key!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

CM has really not been great the past few times I have been there. Ridiculously expensive salad with mostly lettuce, a scoop of crab and 3 slices of avocado for $17.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappoints. Great Manhattans, French Martinis, Spare Ribs, Duck and duck confit, tender Chicken, fish specials, even the duck pizza is always well executed. Servers are knowledgeable and covertly attentive. It’s rare to find them interrupting the table in mid conversation.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great as always...

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Treated my good friend to a special birthday lunch. Delicious roasted pepper soup with a kale salad. We bought a bottle of wine (half price on Thursdays), each drank a glass and took the rest home. Carrot cake for dessert. Always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was lovely. A bit loud but other than that it was good.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

we are frequent customers of Cafe Monte but tend to order the same things each time. the French Onion Soup is outstanding, the chicken club with bacon is quite good, the caesar salad is good. Overall the food is more consistently served right and the service is attentive. The chairs are not comfortable but the overall experience wins the day

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great spot for lunch! Crepes in particular are creative and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Once we were seated, everything was fine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I would recommend the quiche lorraine and the brie appetizer. I get this everytime I come for lunch. If you don't want to wait for a table, make reservations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for brunch, had a reservation was seated right away and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I am a repeat customer as I love the breakfast menu at Cafe Monte! I had asked my aunt and her husband to join me for breakfast and they've never eaten here before. They were impressed w/ the quick service and quality of food. Not surprised!
Thanks, as always, for a delicious breakfast! :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is always very well done but what makes Cafe Monte, imo, is their wait staff is excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, without being overly intrusive.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall, my favorite Charlotte restaurant. Good for all types of occasions

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent crêpes, friendly service—highly recommended!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food, service. My husband said his steak was tender, and very tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My wife had the blackened swordfish (my usual) and I tried their NY steak. Since I chose the au poivre sauce, the steak was nicely encrusted with crushed peppercorns. Quite good (tho I must admit that I prefer the au poivre sauce at Firebirds). Plus Sean was an excellent server, remembering my preferences from prior visits.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have eaten at Cafe Monte many times and have never had a bad meal or service. I enjoy eating outside as the scenery is quiet and comforting. You can enjoy a meal here by yourself or with friends. The staff is excellent with recommendations and customer service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The good was not good. Hot chocolate tasted like watered down heated chocolate milk. Had yo ask for coffee. Crepes were cold. Sausage was pre cooked and cold. Trout dish had tons of almonds and very few potatoes. Our server was good but very busy. Not a good experience. Will likely not go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Every experience while dining is excellent! Today has been a wonderful time and our server Shane is always amazing

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Café Monte is one of our very favorite restaurants in Charlotte and the quality of the food and service keeps us coming back. The French cuisine is excellent and is always consistent. Our server Lisa provided outstanding service and I would highly recommend it, particularly the Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I tried Cafe Monte for his birthday dinner. The food was amazing and we can't wait to return. We are so glad that we have found a new favorite restaurant! We've told several friends about it since that evening. It was the perfect blend of ambiance and wonderful food. Our waitress was friendly but not hovering. The noise level was perfect for a date night, and the bill was reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waitress was very good and accommodating. She was very attentive and made it a good experience. Unfortunately, we did not get her name.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My son visits once a year so this was a gift to me for my birthday. Great time to avoid the rush and noise.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was outstanding and the God even better!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Cafe Monte gets it right from the decor, menu selections, staff and pricing. Our lunch today was excellent. It sure why they offer Living Social discounts, but I take advantage of them when available. So today was a cocktail a glass of red that accompanied our salmon and short rib baguette sandwich. All were excellent. Flavorful and plentiful. Clearly Cafe Monte knows what they are doing.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As always a great dinner at Cafe Monte. Genuine French restaurant without bring stuffy. Food is excellent, wait staff superior. I would eat here every night if I could. Go, no run to Cafe Monte. You will be so glad you did. 👏🏻

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Best in Charlotte!!! Consistently awesome on every level. Thank you Monte and staff

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great value in French cuisine! Our waiter was very professional; he really enhanced our experience with great service and thorough knowledge of the menu and wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time at Cafe Monte. I was very pleased with the food. I also think it is a great value. I will certainly return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I was disappointed that they did not have their normal Tuesday Special Coq Au Vin so I had the Beef Short Rib Bourguignonne and my wife had the Trout Almondine both were very good and the Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Sauce was excellent. My double expresso could have been improved with a twist of lemon rind. The service as always was quite good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was our second time dining at Cafe Monte. The first time was a couple years ago for Valentine's Day. This time was to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. The hostess took us in right away, referencing the note I left on the reservation about it being our anniversary. She gave us the choice between two tables- one by the window, and one in a cozy corner. Our waiter was Javier, and he was fabulous. He accommodated every request with warmth, and he made our experience a memorable one. The dining room did get a little bit loud at the suppertime peak, but it wasn't offensive. Also, the party next to us had some visitors who stood around their table and uncomfortably crowded us at one point. But this, obviously, wasn't Cafe Monte's fault. Having visited Paris last year, this dynamic actually accurately reflects the compact atmosphere that one will experience in most good Parisian cafes. The courses of our meal were comfortably paced. Everything was cooked wonderfully, and the sauces were outstanding. Javier handpicked an assortment of macarons for our dessert. It was the perfect end to a wonderful meal. We will be back for sure. The images associated with my review include mussels, steak, and dessert. We had soup before the plats principaux.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service and food as always at Cafe Monte! All you can eat mussels are a fav on Monday nights!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Everything was perfect. The food came quickly. The price was reasonable. The food was delicious and the wait staff was accommodating. It was not busy but it was a Monday night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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