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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
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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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (82)
Great for Lunch (65)
Special Occasion (65)
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Neighborhood Gem (62)
Good for a Date (59)
Sunday Lunch (56)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Casual (52)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Cozy (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Worth the Drive (41)
Romantic (41)
Authentic (37)
Comfort Food (36)
Fun (34)
Afternoon Coffee (34)
Bar Seating (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Healthy (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Live Music (17)
Afternoon Tea (15)
People Watching (14)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tapas (5)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I have recently been to Cafe Monte for brunch but this was the first time for dinner.
Food and Service were excellent.
Job well done

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

The door was excellent, served nice and hot. Our waitress was outstanding, very attentive but not overbearing. Unfortunately I don't remember her name. The one downside to the evening was the music. Too loud and intrusive. I would suggest the restaurant return to low canned music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Cafe Monte is a go to spot for us. We enjoy the casual atmosphere and the solid cuisine. This visit was on a Friday evening when they have live music. It really adds to the ambiance. We started with a beet salad. I had the mussels which are always terrific. My wife had the French Onion soup which was good, but the portion size has shrunk. It was slightly larger than thimble. The service and timing was good. We were never rushed, and had time to enjoy our cocktails before ordering. We will return and recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Organic, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, menu, ambiance

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiter had an attitude. Food delicious

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

It was ok something new to me

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s dinner. Early reservation as restaurant was booked at preferred time. Lisa was our server to our delight as she is the best! Restaurant seemed to purposely preserve space between parties to ensure privacy which we believe was very considerate and well thought-out. Lisa never rushed us but checked on us periodically. Another delightful dinner at Cafe Monte!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding and the service the best!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal from start to finish! French martinis to chocolate with grand marnier fondue and everything in between!! Great place anytime for any meal!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, as usual. We're regulars and have had only one time where there was an issue with the food. This trip was on Valentine's Day, so it was busy and a little noisy, but we expected it to be so. Food was good and service the same. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Mike T. the waiter made the experience enjoyable.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My favorite girls’ lunch spot because food and service is always top notch. Great for date nights too.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 12, 2018

All was excellent. Nothing else to say!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

this is my favorite French Bistro in Charlotte. My meal has never disappointed me. Had reservations and were seated on time even though the place was busy. Service was good. It was a birthday brunch. Never felt rushed to get us out.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was fabulous! The Mussels and Frites were yummy! Everyone loved their food - it was a party of 5 - all were pleased! The Wild Mushroom Crepe with Madeira Creame is nothing short of amazing. The menu is pretty mainstream French. The price points are very good. Also, I’ve done several wine dinners here and they were great! Overall a very good value. We’ll be back again and again.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The meal as usual was great, just wish the bartender could mix a DRY msrtini

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Preengagement dinner. Atmosphere is fancy yet authentic. Food is great and service was fine. Live jazz made it extra nice.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food OK... Service Almost OK... Pricing OK.. Just an OK restaurant. was better my first visit 9 months ago.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a greta time.Our waiter, Sean, made the evening recommending not only dishes but wine parings to go with our meal. If you go, ask for Sean.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Cafe Monte is always wonderful. This visit did not disappoint. We were a group of 6 and all ordered different menu items. Everyone was satisfied and happy!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good Waiter was ok but didn’t check on us or refill tea glass. Food was delicious

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We specifically came for the lobster dinner, which is a special on Friday. The meal and service did not disappoint. The lobster was served with fries and a generous serving of asparagus. We requested fingerling potatoes instead. The staff was warm, accommodating, and professional.

The lobster was sweet, fresh, and delicious. I definitely could have eaten another 1.5 pound lobster! So, I'm sure we will head back on a Friday in the near future. Prices are fair, and this special is a good value.

There is a case of desserts by the bar. It never looks very full or as appetizing as it should. I love French pastries. We would have ordered dessert, if there were more options, and they were displayed in a more enticing way.

Cafe Monte is a favorite with locals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The food and service are consistently good. The restaurant can get noisy. So, be prepared for a lively dining experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Fun, Hot Spot, Live Music, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always delicious food! If there is a wait, it is worth it. Ambiance is very cozy, although it can get loud when they are busy

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

As usual everything about Cafe Monte's was great! Such a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Vegetarian crepes were delicious

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The menu is very eclectic and is consistently good. The flexibility of the kitchen in modifying an entree is truly appreciated. A very loyal following among our friends and well worth the visit if you are from out of town.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was cozy. The whole restaurant had a French bistro feel to it.
It was very busy on the day we went and the reservation was not ready until 15 minutes after the reservation time. Service was decent and I can imagine it would be better if it wasn’t a packed house.
Overall, if you like French food and want to try something that is not on a lot of menus (like escargots) this is the place for you. We will be returning for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a gift card from our son for Cafe Monte. We were so happy with the food, the cute restaurant, our server, and the whole evening. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beef and asparagus crepe was great. Chocolate mousse cake was a wonderful ending.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great food and environment.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We'll be back. We definitely liked the restaurant and the food was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in town. Good food, atmosphere and service.

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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always the food and service were superb. Monte’s never disappoints.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent as always! Food is consistently good and service impeccable!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent as always! Our waiter Sean was a gem! You don't think of Cafe Monte when you think of a great burger but the burger can't be beat!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food quality and service were excellent. Have dined at Cafe Monte many times and have always had a great experience. Also, they have great gluten-free options!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was all great. I would like to have more vegan options, even variations of menu items.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Been here many times. Always consistently good. Food is excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always love the French onion soup!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We try to eat here when in Charlotte. Good comfort food and well priced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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