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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Blackened Swordfish Steak
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Tomatoes and Asparagus with Lemon Beurre Blanc
Served with Caper Butter, French Green Beans, Fingerling Potatoes
We had a fabulous time! All the dishes were wonderful... swordfish, duck confit, and crepes!!
Wonderful food, wine, and service! They were safe, in accordance with covid restrictions, while still giving me a great dinner experience.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Cafe Monte! We started with the Baked Brie which is a favorite of ours and it was so tasty. I had the trout and it was delicious. The chicken and mushroom creole was out of this world. The portions were large enough that we both had leftovers. I highly recommend Cafe Monte!
Cafe Monte is always delightful and never disappointing. My husband and I enjoyed a great Sunday brunch of my favorite lobster salad, the French Country breakfast, mimosas and Bloody Mary. The portions and pricing are excellent. I have ordered the lobster salad for many years and its only during this Covid crisis that the price has slightly increased but the quality and quantity are just as good. The service is consistently good. Wait staff are as attentive as needed. Everyone wearing masks and gloves and social distancing with the tables. The Cafe Monte club is a good benefit too. The evening meals at Cafe Monte are always special and romantic. I have never been to Paris but I think Cafe Monte really gives ambience of French Cafe in the heart of Charlotte.
Café Monte is hands down our favorite restaurant. The wait staff and kitchen never disappoint, and the wide variety of food offerings, from starters, salads and small plates to complete entrees provides something satisfying for everyone in the group.
Can't wait for our next visit!
Excellent food - always a real pleasure to eat here.
I love this place ! It's been 10 since I found this gem, always look forward to my visits.
Although this was the 1st time for my birthday dinner, the waiter was not too observant and attentive,
food is excellent; always reliable. Chicken and mushroom crepes are outstanding!
World's best coconut cake
The food is always excellent. A menu that can satisfy any diner.
Loved this place so cute!
Glad they practiced social distancing. Food was excellent. Happy to have outdoor chance to eat lunch. Good experience.
Love Cafe Monte
This a favorite of ours. Everything from reservation, welcoming, wait staff, food, beverages, not being rushed, to check out is soooo well done by everyone. That’s why it’s our favorite place to dine. Five star restaurant, love it. Try it, you’ll like it, REALLY!
Love the food here and the ambience is great. Definitely try a crepe.... and green beans!!
We have been here for breakfast and for happy hour / appetizers and have enjoyed it each time. We look forward to trying dinner. Their cheese fondue is amazing. If you love cheese, you cannot go wrong with it as a snack. The service is great - the owner has been there every time we visited, and he, as well as the rest of the staff, are very friendly and welcoming.
Whenever I’ve eaten at Cafe Monte my experience has always been great. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming and the food is always great. I would definitely recommend this place for any meal, brunch, lunch or dinner.
The menu options were amazing! The only problem was deciding what to have. Paul, our server was excellent. He was like a ninja, always there when needed, but not overbearing or there to make conversation. It’s was my friend’s birthday and they brought her two of the most delicious macaroons with a candle. We cannot wait to go back!
This has been one of our “go to” places for years which made the horrible experience last night so disappointing! It started with no soap in the bathroom in the middle of a pandemic and quickly moved to 15minute wait to order drinks. We ordered a very nice bottle of wine to celebrate the reason we were out for dinner yet our server didn’t have time to pour it for us. My husband’s steak was served medium rare, as requested, but it was far more fat than meat. My swordfish was served on a “bed” of a few spinach leaves and 2 tiny pieces of tomato. We were rushed out even with 1/3 of our wine remaining. We have been and will continue to be VERY loyal to our local Charlotte restaurants but for what we paid last night, it was a huge disappointment. We won’t be back for a long time. I hope in the meantime they’ll find a way to balance the current situation with the food and service they used to be so faithful to provide.
Food and service are always the best. We have had lunch and dinner at Cafe Monte many times and never a bad meal and service is superb.
Love that they let you create your own breakfast, flexible with options.
We came for brunch celebrate my teenage daughter’s birthday. Food is always outstanding.
The food and our server were wonderful! Only thing to really comment on is we were a bit disappointed that we couldn’t do the outdoor seating- we had 4 people and only 2-3 tables outside were for more than 2 people and they were already filled- because of COVID we would have been a little more comfortable outside. However, we did have a nice table not right by other tables but it was where servers and guests were walking right by it constantly as it was between the two table areas inside.
We had the perfect evening at Cafe Monte celebrating my daughter’s birthday! Our waiter was fabulous and the food was delicious, as always! I would definitely recommend this restaurant...A+++.
Great breakfast, the food was great, the service, the music, the mood
Everything was fantastic
Best place in Charlotte for an authentic French dining experience!
The place is cute and the service and some of the food was pretty good. The Croque Madame had way too much cheese for my taste and not enough Bechamel sauce, it wasn’t bad, but just felt like I was eating a blob of cheese. The Eggs Benedict was good, but was served with a hockey puck shaped fried hash brown potato that was cold and completely unseasoned. By unseasoned, I mean that the potatoes were not even salted. The fruit tart dough was stodgy, the pastry cream was stretchy and there was way too much gelatinous glaze. The beignets and fries were the highlights of our meal.
Terrific service from Havier.
Food great, as always.
Best breakfast ever
You’re doing great with social distancing within the restaurant. Please try to better enforce indoor mask coverings by customers. We noticed that a group of six young people didn’t wear their masks before and after their meal. We’re concerned about the COVID-19. Thanks!
Excellent food and service! Music was a little loud.
Excellent, varied menu unlike any other I've seen in Charlotte.
The atmosphere is more casual than you'll find at some French restaurants since it is a "cafe", and that's just fine with us.
The bread was right out of the oven and delicious; would have been nice if the butter weren't so hard. We had the duck confit for an appetizer and loved it. I had shrimp risotto and Shen had the artichoke crepe--both perfect. We were very happy with both our desserts: Shen got a triple-chocolate cheesecake and I got the best coconut cake I've ever had. Great wine and martini selection. I didn't get our waitress's name, but she mentioned that she was in her 60s; she could not have been nicer or more attentive.
Cafe Monte remains one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Food is great from an extensive menu; service is outstanding and ambiance is excellent. Sitting outside was a real treat.
Every time w revisit Café Monte we cane back after a nice lunch, we can recommend Café Monte to everyone we know !
I had the lobster salad and added avocado.. it was delicious!! My friend had the steak Fritte, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
The restaurant was set up to be Covid Friendly, And we even had a great visit from Monte at our table!! We caught up and it was great to be able to dine out and feel safe!!
Great dinner! I have had their brunch before and since it's a local restaurant, I wanted to continue to "do my part" and frequent more local restaurants than in the past. I have to say, it was absolutely wonderful. My friend ordered the lobster salad and it had a huge helping of lobster, her husband ordered the penne pasta with chicken and he said he almost always gets this and it tasted delish! My partner, under the advice our our friends, say get the short ribs and he did. He LOVED it. He said it was like REALLY REALLY GOOD! I am lactose intolerant (so why am I at a French restaurant?) and ordered the Blackened Swordfish with spinach, roasted potatoes and tomatoes. The chef accommodated my request AND this chef provided me with a VERY TASTY meal. Oftentimes, when you ask to be accommodated for a food allergy, the food is disgusting, no flavor, no herbs, no seasoning. But not this chef! My swordfish, potatoes and spinach were all dairy free and worth every bite! Kudos to the chef and Cafe Monte for being so accommodating AND providing well prepared, flavorful and tasty foods.
Our visit did not disappoint! The food was delicious, the staff was professional and pleasant. The atmosphere was light and cheery.
loved it! went for a lunch outing with the team and everything was DELICIOUS! we will for sure be back!
Every time we go to Charlotte we have dinner at Cafe Monte. Consistent food, professional service bring us back. I had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. This time we were with our young granddaughter and she also was very happy with her dinner. They complied with all the distancing and Covid-19 prevention protocols.
Great father’s day brunch!
Cafe Monte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 552-1116.
Cafe Monte is rated 4.7 stars by 3845 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.