Cafe Monte

4.7
2647 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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 2647 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding as always! We love Cafe Monte.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always love dining at Cafe Monte. My husband & I both had the lobster which is a Friday special, it was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best restaurant dinner I have had in a long time. Halibut with artichoke risotto. Inspired. Also great service and 50% off on a bottle of wine on Thursdays.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent restaurant! Cannot miss the mushroom goat cheese pizza!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always fantastic food and service!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is quality each time but have not had great service. The bartender tonight was very rude and unhelpful - we literally only ordered two drinks while waiting on our table. Also - the menu online is incorrect and has not been updated.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent and well prepared....Service was excellent....Seating took a little too long since we had a reservation....but they offered complimentary champagne while waiting, which was nice.
Seating was a bit cramped....and noisy but overall experience was outweighed by quality of food and service. Pricing was as expected.....Dinner a bit high but worth it.
I will go back and recommend this restaurant to friends....i would like to try the Brunch soon.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We like trying new restaurants in Charlotte, but for special occasions or when we have out of town guests who can be difficult to please, we often end up at Cafe Monte & have never been disappointed!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Thank you for participating in the Communities in Schools fundraiser!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Another victim of success, IMO. Been there a couple of times and made the 40-minute drive a third time for Fathers Day. The appetizer: They were out of the house pate, substituted extra prosciutto for the pate and crackers for the baguette and dumped a bunch of [undisclosed] olives (which I hate) on the plate. Service spotty … but the place was full (and noisy). Entrees were still pretty good, but I'm through going there.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Farther’s day brunch was outstanding. Our Server Paul was extremely attentive and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was great! Loved the beignets

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Café Monte. We had made a reservation and were seated right away. Our waitress was professional and our entrees were delightful. The Caesar salad was average but overall we were delighted with the service and food.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent service by the owner who made a special effort to help with seating for a handicapped person. Also, the hostess went above the usual helpfulness level in taking care of the walker and helping us get the quietest place. The food was quite good, the server was helpful and our experience this last week was excellent. We have dined at Cafe Monte many times and have not been disappointed. It was a little loud for conversation, but only because it has become so popular. I highly recommend the restaurant for almost any occasion. Joyce P

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great service by our waiter and by the hostess.
We asked to move to a different table in a corner and we were immediately accommodated!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Perfect way to start girls trip. Everything was outstanding from the staff, drinks and food. My guest said let’s come back here every time we get together!
So impressed and happy I picked Cafe Monte!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent place for dinner. Great wine list. Nice rounded menu, something for everyone. Very efficient and pleasant servers.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Our dinner and dining experience was outstanding. We ordered 3 different fish dishes, they were all wonderful. Our server Lisa W. Was the best server I have had in years. Helpful and accommodating. Awesome experience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

It's always fun and a pleasure to eat here. Staff always helpful and pleasant and food different with a parisienne flair! Definitely a great place for a ladies lunch!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I have been to Cafe Monte a few times and have had nice meals there. This time I ordered the lump crab salad with avocado and was rather disappointed. The crab was completely unseasoned and not fresh, it tasted rather off and old. The avocado slices were tiny little slivers, there were three or four tomato slices on top of the greens, under the crab, that were white, pithy and flavorless, not worth featuring on top of a salad. The dressing was also flavorless and some of the greens seemed a bit over the edge.

My mother ordered quiche lorraine which was good but overly rich and so cheesy that it seemed oily. There was actually too much ham and cheese and not enough fluffy egg custard. I had noticed this the last time I had quiche there also so I probably won't order it again.

But overall I like the place and would come back to try again. Friendly service nice Euro atmosphere and generally healthy menu choices.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Drove in from Columbia,SC to visit with friends for lunch. Easy to access from I-77. Parking was plentiful. Reservations on line were easy. Food was excellent and server was delightful. Hope to be back soon!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Not the Cafe of two yrs ago? Snails non existant (removed from bill), Duck Confit mostly -potato, Beef Wellington lots of bread type wrap but meat more like hamburger than sirloin, and crepes more like cardboard than the French excellence. ... all at high prices, Noisey, crowded, with no music. Ambiente in dining areas about average for a medium priced eatery-Oh where have the linens gone or even a white piecee of paper on the brown would table that collasped every time some pool soul (me) put his elbows (icorrectly)anywhere near it.?

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Cafe Monte is one of my favorite places to dine out. A little bit like a cafe in Paris. Food is spectacular. Hard to find better service. It can be somewhat noisy at times.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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Very good as always.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

After-church lunch. The food was fantastic however it did take some time for my beer to arrive at the table and my girlfriend received mayonnaise on her sandwich with fries when she requested no mayo and a salad. We’ve been here many times and love this restaurant so hopefully this was just a one-time thing. We WERE provided complimentary macaroons for the mayo/fry mixup

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A busy Sunday but again a great meal!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Lisa is an awesome server! We love her. She knew I had a cold and made a wonderful hot tea concoction that was very soothing. Duck confit is my husband’ favorite. The food is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food and service was great

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Our lobster was excellent , cooked to perfection & service was 5 star!! Thank you all for another great dinning experience!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The mussels were excellent as always. The French Country Breakfast was a bit subpar this time in that the bread could have been fresher, the potato galette and sausages could have been hotter.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We love Cafe Monte. The food and service are always excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food and service as usual!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food. We had breakfast this time! We love the French vibe. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I always enjoy this restaurant! I bring new guests all of the time. Conrad provides excellent service

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We've never been disappointed with the food or the service. You can choose something unique (I had the brussel sprout, bacon and caramelized onion pizza) and my husband had the trout with vegetable sides with a twist. We both loved our choices. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I ordered a Florentine omelette platter. My omelette and potato patty were under seasoned. The fruit salad was nothing special with under ripe melons. I didn’t drink the coffee after the first sip. The wait staff were not very nice and some of our party said they would not return. All in all, not the best place in Charlotte for brunch.

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