Cafe Monte

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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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so cute and so delicious!! Definitely a repeat again and will always ask for Amy she is the sweetest! Thank you again Amy for being so sweet and caring!!

ER
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual birthday luncheon with daughter and Cafe Monte does not disappoint.

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Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my in-laws to Cafe Monte to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary. The staff was extremely attentive to their special needs. They felt very pampered. Food was as wonderful as the service.

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Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food at this place and service is very fast, efficient and pleasant. Been before for dinners but lunchtime was new for me. Recommend early time as looks like parking would be a nightmare later one!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating passing a national board exam.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always excellent! Half-price bottles of wine on Tuesday didn’t hurt, either.

M
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite up-scale Charlotte restaurant.....I always take out-of-town visitors there

LM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down...Cafe Monte has THE best eggs benedict! Lisa, our waiter, was knowledgeable, intuitive and efficient! Nice lady!! We'll be back for SURE!!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always dinner was perfect.

CW
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I really want to like this restaurant but struggle at times. Was there yesterday in order to kale salad with salmon on top. Salmon was cooked to death in the kale was sour. My friend ordered an omelette and loved it. We both shared the brie cheese and it was fabulous. No idea why the plates are so inconsistent!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I make a point to eat at Cafe Monte every time we are in Charlotte. Thank you for always providing excellent food amd service.

MC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Monte is one of our favorites to go back to time and time again.

V
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster was superb and the service was also. Went with friends and this is one of our favorite restaurants.

SF
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was the first time we ordered a dish that was lacking but my friend had the Crab cakes which were awful. Not only were they not cakes...they were ball shaped and appeared to be deep fried... but the taste of crab was barely noticeable. Although I suggested my friend ask our server to change his dish to something else more palatable... he chose not to... so that's on him. However I had the mussels which were good but not as flavorful as previous occasions.
Perhaps it was just an off day or maybe a different chef than on prior visits. Hopefully our next visit will again be back to the higher standards we've enjoyed on previous visits.

SK
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I don’t know why our server recommended the beef crepe it looked awful and the beef was hard.

LR
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a charming place to lunch with friends.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter never came back to our table & we had to ask for the bill. The food was delicious as always!

CG
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crepes and salads are great as usual. The honeydew and cantaloupe were VERY hard. Like they weren't rioe. Couldn't even eat them. But it wasn't a deal breaker as it was a side dish.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are repeat customers and will continue to be forever. We love this restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

CS
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been to Cafe Monte in several months but were given a coupon from a friend to use there. We had a wonderful experience there and the food and service were very good. The fresh bread that accompanies every table was delicious and our entrees too! We also enjoyed wonderful desserts: the chocolate eclair and the fruit tart. We are so glad that we went and look forward to going back to Cafe Monte soon!

KH
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food.

B
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner outside on the terrace .
There was also nice music inside for those diners . Cafe Monte has consistently good food at a reasonable price in a very pleasant atmosphere.
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MG
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner and it was outstanding. Hubby and I shared the mussels & frites along with the chicken and wild rice crepe. Dessert was the chocolate tuxedo cake. Everything was yummy!!

GR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastique!

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Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is always very good!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times and had good times with different friends. Some ask us to take them back when they in town.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were badly treated regarding our reservation and one of the hosts was very rude. The food was not the best this time but our server was nice.

OT
Charlotte
88 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast out for a special occasion. Service ( slow but we were not in a hurry) and food were very good...crepes, omlettes, beignets And cappuccino. I could drink that banana flambé sauce! Quite noisy with the music a little loud for us but a wonderful experience otherwise.

JI
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

It took over 50 minutes to have our food served.First time this has happened to us at Cafe Monte.

CH
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. Blackened swordfish!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find, a French Bistro with a great ambiance.
The food was excellent, my wife had the Braised Short Rib, very tender and full of flavor. I had the blackened Swordfish, it was excellent. The ice cold Allahash beer on draft was outstanding.
This was our Second time to Cafe Monte and we will be back.

LM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was wonderful and definitely made the experience! But the food did not disappoint... everything was cooked perfectly with full flavor.. from the tomato bisque to the four cheese fondue to the lobster special— delish!

J
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I have been to Café Monte many times through the years and never been disappointed until now. Everything was outstanding except our server, Jennifer. She left us unattended far too long, not checking on us or refreshing our wine glasses or water. Twice we had to ask another server to find her for us. This will not prevent me from coming again, but we feel this lack of attention should be addressed with her.

MT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Music too loud. Had reservations, yet table was not ready. Service only fair, food took too long to arrive, and fries were barely warm. Disappointed, not the standard expected.

PB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family favorite for every meal! Brunch, lunch and dinner!

e
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local dining spot. Charlotte is overrun by chains and corporate owned restaurants. This is an authentic local spot with good food, fair prices, nice service. Enjoyed sharing a pizza and asparagus and burrata first course. Recommend without hesitation.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The raw oysters unfortunately were small and had shell shards in them. Was disappointed about their size and the fact I had to constantly take hard pieces out of my mouth.
However we had one of the best waitresses Greyson who had excellent customer service!

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always aims to please, great management. feels like you stepped into authentic French bistro

MM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa is a great server. She's very professional and knows wine. Ask her and she will be happy to make an excellent recommendation from the wine list.

JA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Been to cafe monte several times and brought out of town friends on many occasions as well. One of my friends and her husband were looking forward to our brunch on Sunday at Cafe monte. ( Took then there once before).
Food was good. Beignets were a little undercooked on inside. Not best I’ve had there, otherwise we enjoyed our food. Service was inefficient and it wasn’t Sunday rush as yet at 930 reservation. My food came out, others came 10mins later when someone walked by and realized there was only one plate on table of 7, suddenly all food came. Server who brought initial single plate didn’t know who it was for. We had multiple omelette orders. When asked which it was in that particular omelette in attempt to help, he said cheese. 🙈.
1st. Experience of not great service.

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