Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.18mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.38mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.18mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.38mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (82)
Special Occasion (73)
Neighborhood Gem (72)
See All
Good for a Date (69)
Great for Lunch (63)
Casual (62)
Sunday Lunch (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Cozy (46)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Authentic (43)
Romantic (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Fun (37)
Comfort Food (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Afternoon Coffee (31)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (19)
Live Music (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Healthy (16)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
People Watching (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Seasonal (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
Sort by
S
2405 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

I love this place . Food is excellent, ambiance is just right.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, it was perfect except one thing this time! My daughter order 4 macarons for desert and 2 were really bad!! They probably were from the week before!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Our first visit and we really enjoyed it. My wife would have given the food a 5 star rating. We truly enjoyed and will return again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and food!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Cozy little gem in Southpark!!! Love the atmosphere and the food is delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

I love the atmosphere at Monte’s; cozy, & elegant (in a French way;). Our server was very helpful & friendly, unfortunately I don’t remember her name.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Monte never disappoints! We had gone to a movie and wanted a place where we could eat and drink but also discuss the movie, and this was the perfect choice. The restaurant was croweded but the noise level manageable so we could have a conversation. Our waiter was helpful and attentive and made some good recommendations. The food was delicious and also the wine, recommended by the bartender! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Onion soup not up to par, mussels came out cold then it was corrected, good service

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

This is definitely a favorite restaurant. The food is consistently excellent. The staff is professional, friendly and efficient. They know the menu well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

I eat at Cafe Monte regularly and I always get the trout or quiche - always. This is the first bad experience in years. Trout was WAY overdone and moderately warm. I think they forgot to bring the dish out to me.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent as always, never disappoints! Service was great and Dodd came out quickly.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Café Monte is my favorite up-scale restaurant....I have been there two times so far in 2018 and have two more events that I'll celebrate at Café Monte...

However, the service has not been as good on my last two visits....the servers were less than attentive and I had to ask another server for items....not a big complaint but not my usual experiences...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always good. Very nice variety of entrees and starters.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always love this place

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food and service were outstanding as usual! This restaurant is consistently delicious and everything I’ve tried on the menu is well- prepared and very tasty!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food is outstanding and the wait staff is top notch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 2, 2018

Enjoyed a quiet lunch with the family. Appetizers and entrees were excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful place for Sunday brunch. The gluten free bread is the best I've had in town. The gluten free waffle was also delicious. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and good service. Cafe Monte is always a good dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We will be back. The food was great as well as the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First experience was most enjoyable! Our server made it a relaxing, no hurry time to have a holiday visit with special friends. Great food! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always consistently well done. Food is beautifully prepared. Service staff is top notch. A wonderful dining experience .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice ambiance, good prices for a South Park area venue, decent wine list, excellent desserts, the pomme frites are actually aiguillettes, but that's nit-picking.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of our favorite neiborhood spots! One of the best bistros in the City!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Cafe Monte is our "go to" restaurant for every occasion. There are a wide variety of delicious menu selections, the service is excellent and the ambience is relaxed and comfortable. We enjoy outdoor dining in the spring and fall as well as a cozy brunch on a cold winter weekend. You will Cafe Monte.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely great. It was my wife’s birthday and they made it special. I had the Bouillabaisse special. It was delicious. We dine there frequently but tonight was a real standout.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very reliable for brunch/lunch, either for social get-togethers or business discussions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food. Great service. Fun atmosphere. It didn't hurt that it was the day after Christmas which set the festive mood.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Cafe Monte is a great "neighborhood restaurant" with many similarities to a cafe in Paris. The setting is somewhat informal which is great, again reminiscent of the time I lived in Paris. There is a wide selection of courses on the very reasonably priced menu, and all are delicious. The wait staff, especially Rachael, is attentive and charming. I highly recommend visiting this establishment for an enjoyable evening out with friends. Bon Appetit

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is delicious!!!!!! I’ve been a few times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorites in Charlotte. Great location and great food and wine. Service is always excellent for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Never have experienced a bad meal at Cafe Monte. The trout I had was excellent and my friends also praised the swordfish and roasted chicken. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and did not hover. Excellent evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was very mediocre. Too many shells in the crab cakes and they were very bland. The potato patty which accompanied my meal was very greasy, flavorless, and truly inedible. The eggs were okay, but the hollandaise sauce was also flavorless. Service was very slow too. We will not be back.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great restaurant with live music and amazing food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

I love Cafe Monte! My second visit was even better than my first. I had the Parisienne Omelet with brie, and it was fabulous. Service was excellent.

I love the ambiance of the place and the bustle. Plus, it is an extraordinary value.

Tres bon!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome restaurant .. great food, sercice and more

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous in every way. Celebrated a friend’s birthday with a lunch meal. Menu is wonderful, with wide variety of choices French inspired but not over the top. Service was perfect!!! Very knowledgeable. Love the atmosphere!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always amazing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Charlotte! The food is always exceptional!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 14, 2017

So Love Cafe Monte......Classy in every sense of the word!!!! Such ambience for any celebration. Was in there twice last week meeting friends for brunch and now again this week meeting my sister for brunch. All of these get together to celebrate the holidays. I can always depend on Cafe Monte for a wonderful experience!

Merry Christmas!

Diane E. Radcliff

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Tapas, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.