Cafe Monte

4.7
2801 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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 2801 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charleston
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Cafe Monte after having dinner there on several occasions. This time it was for brunch with some out-of-town friends. It is a popular place for Sunday lunch, and our meals were quite good. The noise level was higher than I would have liked for good conversation, but we enjoyed ourselves.

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LS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Loved that it was hot when it was brought to the table!!

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PB
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Cafe Monte. Everything about the establishment speaks of professional yet relaxed customer service. The Belle Epoch ambiance itself is worth the visit, but the food makes everything sublime.

I have one small complaint: the crepes on the lunch menu are as good as you’d find outside of France. I wish CM would add the crepes to the dinner menu.

Superb!

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent (as always) Service the same Drinks wonderful Very organized

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DJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and service, for the money it's really worth it
Ate the salmon and will definitely be back

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Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a very meal!

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S
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Friday night lobster special and half price wine nights. We are never disappointed with Cafe Monte
Great food- perfect service and warm and fun atmosphere.

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A
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and nice ambiance. Reminded me of a French Bistro in Paris. I had made this reservation about two weeks in advance. Noted it was our Anniversary but no one acknowledged it. An acknowledgment would have been nice. The macaroons were very authentic and delicious.

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CM
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite breakfast/brunch with many excellent choices. Massive cappucinos. The servers are very attentive, friendly and accommodating. Also great for lunch. Decadent bakery items.

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BK
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The mussels here are tasty with a priceless broth that you want to keep dipping your bread in. The charcuterie plate is full of variety and everything was delicious.

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LB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quick dinner before a movie! Highly recommend!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the “tomato” slices on the salad.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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Charlotte
100 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food at great prices with friendly efficient services. Beef Wellington perfectly prepared. Swordfish fresh and moist with wonderful spinach, tomato and potato base.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waitstaff was professional, kind and helpful, and the food was amazing. The noise level was a little loud but it was not really a problem at all. Also, prices are great (appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts for $76). Main complaint would be that despite a special request nothing was done for the birthday we were there to celebrate and service was a tad slow. Overall, though, I would definitely return and recommend!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Have had better steak frites.

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j
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch at Cafe Monte!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for brunch! Love everything I get here

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c
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to gather with friends.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lobster soup was not that good and was only warm. No bits of lobster meat. My roasted chicken was very good as were the other entrees ordered.
We will return as nothing can be perfect every time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monte never disappoints! It is our go-to celebration place.

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TR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and all staff are excellent! Food is fresh and lots of flavor!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Delicious food and friendly staff.

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T
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Charlotte...hands down!

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V
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Coq Au Vin was a little dry and not quite as good as we had in the past but was acceptable. The couple with us enjoyed their entrees. The Coconut Cake and Raspberry Mouse Cake for desert were enjoyed by all.

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FL
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Today was my first visit to Cafe Monte. We had to wait a little long for our lunch order, the restaurant was busy and the waiter did apologize. The food was definitely worth the wait and the portions were a nice size. I will definitely be back.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good service and good food

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r
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

order came out incorrect, server admitted mistake, comped our 2 lunches while the other 2 in party ate their lunch. Took 1/2 hour to get the correct food. The entire lunch should have been free.

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M
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Monte at lease once a week. We love the food, the atmosphere but most of all the people- Monte, Paul, Lisa, John, Cara, Fabi, Laura, Conrad and Xavier. My husband and I have lived in Charlotte all our lives and Café Monte is our favorite restaurant of all time here and that says a lot since we graduated high school in 1976!

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r
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and, especially, the service was stellar as always. Cafe Monte is one of the best in Charlotte.

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TW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and servers. Really pleasant experience!

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t
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenny is absolutely amazing! Great service and the food is delicious as always!

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O
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe Monte! The food is always good and so is the service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed celebrating a birthday. It’s our favorite celebration place. Food is always good and our server was much better this time. We would recommend and we will be back.
Marilyn

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, fun menu, cute patio. Can't wait to go back. My new favorite place.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Predictably excellent food & service

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Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thursday night is half price wine night - a very good deal. We both had crepes and they were delicious. The wine was HobNob Pinot Noir and it was a good pairing with the crepes. We had dinner outside at the sidewalk tables - it was a little warm but bearable. Service was good. This is my wife’s favorite restaurant and we both enjoy going. They have a wine dinner the last Tuesday of the month most months- we always look forward to that. I highly recommend Cafe Monte and we will be back.

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GL
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been to Cafe Monte in several years. Really, didn't go because I didn't think it was that good. Friends told me to try it again. Well, I think I'm hooked. I had the salmon with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Just fantastic. All of it. My friend had Trout Almondine(?) and loved it. Another friend had the mussels and said they were excellent. Frankly, I can't wait to go back. Prices were more than reasonable as well.

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f
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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M
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite up=scale restaurants and I've eaten there three times in the last two weeks....I feel very appreciated when I receive an email offering me a FREE Entree for my birthday!

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