Le Monde

4.5
332 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Le Monde celebrates the wonderful Loire Valley
which is known as the Garden of France". Much of
what is found in the overflowing markets of Paris,
originates from this region. The Loire is home to
some of the most beautiful and distinctive wines to be found, with many pairing superbly with a wide variety of cuisine. With hundred of cheeses,
thousands of different wine producers, sea food,
fish and meats, it is not a surprise that the lovely
Loire valley excels.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 332 people are saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Keith
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice French atmosphere and the food is not overly fancy but delicious and well priced.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice place! Good food! Good service! moderately priced!

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had reserved indoors and they said our reservation was outdoors (this was rectified). Then it took ages for someone to take our order and to receive our food. That said, we ate well and the staff was nice, just everything was much slower than in past experiences (we've been coming here for years). Perhaps they were understaffed due to Covid. We'll return and I'd still recommend Le Monde. We were just was a bit disappointed in the very slow service.

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vipCarolG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Le Monde is a neighborhood gem. The food is well prepared. Servers are efficient and follow safety protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. It’s never a disappointment when I’m here. That’s why it’s my favorite French spot uptown.

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Balserbaby
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My friend and I had mussels and fries and I had a glass of wine. The mussels were good, the fries were cold, and a lot smaller portion than before. Why not serve a couple of slices of garlic toast with the mussels to dip into the sauce-- that is best part. And now that you don't serve bread, it would be especially good.
We asked for a split check, and they brought one check for both of us. The server fixed it when it was pointed out.
The band was very good, although the table suggested (I had a reservation) was right next to it-- how would we have been able to talk? We chose one under the canopy and that was ok with the host/server.
It really wouldn't be that hard to fix these little points.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation for 6 online and revised to 8 by telephone. Follow-up by telephone about my seating requirement was handled very well. We were out in a private room off of the main dining room which suited our party well given its size.

We have been coming to Le Monde for 20 plus years so it’s great to see it having made It through pandemic. Yesterday was pretty light with the rainy weekend but we were there too a few weeks ago, ate outside and it was packed. That day, the kitchen was very slow which was OK because the server told us in advance.

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vipMojo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice Ambience but food was mediocre. Overcooked asparagus and mushy risotto.

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KirstenN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Very slow service.

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vipsusanjo
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although we often go to LeMonde- definitely a neighborhood favorite- this was the first time we brought these friends there AND ate indoors since the shutdown. The staff is definitely stressed with both indoor and outdoor dining but they did their best. The food was great and love the affordable wine list!

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything.. wine, foi gras, french music, kind and helpful team.

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vipStephenB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

What ever happened to Le Monde?? We waited nearly one hour for our appetizers to arrive. The FOIE GRAS AU TORCHON was served in two (2) tiny medallions about the size of a 50¢ coin and a very stale piece of bread for $23.00!! The goat cheese salad was served with exactly ½ fig and and none of the advertised tapenade, alongside very wilted, more than day-old greens. The food never got better. The waiter, who appeared once, after a much-too-long wait to take our order and once to present the check was terse, bordering on impolite in his manner. He never checked back during our entire stay.

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vipamy41
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good food. The menu is abbreviated right now due to the pandemic but still a good variety.

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vipCarolG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside in a well designed shelter. Food is good and reasonably priced. Service is efficient without being intrusive. Overall a good place to eat. Love their lunch trays❗️

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vipSharon
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We went for Mother's Day, four generations, everyone was happy. It's affordable and delicious (don't miss the Moules Frites) and the service is wonderful and patient. It was pouring rain and we sat outside and had a really memorable time. Highly recommended! We went previously the week before and it was great then too. We'll be back ASAP!

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Jennyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So much fun sitting at the bar again after almost 14 months.

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vipNYCfeinschmecker
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and inattentive. Past experienced have been great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steak was done to perfection. The duck was fabulous as were the appetizers and desserts. The chef clearly likes olives and stemmed to appear in a number of dishes. Overall a lovely experience and while the quantity of olive flavor in multiple dishes was a little much you could eat around them and vary your intake as desired.

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vipBG10
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Been there at least a hundred times over the years and never disappoints.

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vipColleen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best lamb chops i’ve tasted! Chef cooks them to perfection. Tarte Tatin is a must try for dessert! Service is great too. Outdoor and indoor dining options:)

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Joans
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and ambience was lovely. So glad to see the city opening up again. The managers waiters and bartender were working incredibly hard and very attentive. It wAs a little bumpy but the professional staff pulled it off with great style and a sense of humor.

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nativenyer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

glad our neighborhood restaurant has remained in business during the pandemic. this was our first venture out since it all started & it was very enjoyable. Food is consistently good.

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MarK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant is quite crowded and Le Monde needs more waiters. The waits for menus, food, and attention are quite long. More waiters would make the service better. The waiters work very hard, it is not their fault. It is management's fault for not having more helpers.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very very ordinary.
We were celebrating a special occasion, this isn’t the place to do it!

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EileenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with delicious food. Proper protocols followed!

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vipSnoozyQzee
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A delicious French bistro with easy going, friendly service so that you can chill out and savor your meal. The Moule Frites was excellent as were the pan seared sea scallops. No room for dessert but they all looked great. Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Le Monde years ago. We decided to give it an other try and what a brilliant idea it was. The food was great and the service very professional. The tuna tartare was particularly very good. And they have crepes Suzette one of my favorite dessert.

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RobertA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Still the best food near Columbia U. Moules, Pommes Frites and Tarte Tatin, Chimay Beer under the stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and fish

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vipvkodoth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Monde is a wonderful place to grab brunch with a friend, I loved the challah french toast and my friend enjoyed the burger. Beware the outdoor dining setup is not particularly warm so be ready to keep your coat on however the setup is very safe, socially distanced, open air flow, and completely covered. I dined here on a very snowy day and they maintained the outdoor dining reservation and the covered setup protected us from the snow.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty empty. We arrived on feb 17th 2021 at about 740pm. It was our first time eating inside of the restaurants since the pandemic started. The staff was nice. We ordered fish, and a burger as well as a blueberry mojito. If I could make one suggestion, I’d say there should be more potatoes on my plate. But everything was delicious.

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Divina
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff, really delicious food. Perfect place for a valentine’s day date—will visit again!

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vipMmmm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and the neighborhood (not so hidden) treasure but during the pandemic it even got better in terms of food, service and value. Friendly staff especially the bartender, amazing chef, great wine...

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Burt
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've eaten at Le Monde several times and have always enjoyed the ambience and the food. However, because of the COVID pandemic the restaurant, as well as all businesses, had to adapt to the situation. Therefore, I gave my lunch four stars instead of five simply because their overhead heat lamp was not (at least for me) sufficient to keep me comfortably warm. The outside space which they installed for the pandemic is completely open on one side (understandably) and so the cold air was difficult to avoid. Therefore my one "complaint" is that their heat lamps are sub-par and I'd hope they could install stronger ones. Other than that, their food (today was onion soup and BLT) was absolutely delicious, and their service was as always, wonderful.

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vipGary
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job during Covid-19. Steak frites and duck were both excellent, and tuna tartare was particularly good. Service is always friendly and attentive there. My only suggestion is to have some good local beers available. Beer list is particularly bad.

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vipAmyr
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice experience.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A personal go-to favorite restaurant that's set up well for Covid winter outdoor dining.

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vipsusanjo
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining as we are in cooler temps is a real challenge and Le Monde is doing an exemplary job at it! It was a very mild evening so we did not need the overhead heat lamp provided - I have dined there and used this before and it is great! We both had the moules and frites - both really excellent! The tables are very well spaced and the evening was just wonderful.

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vipMikeD
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was stupendous, the device was unequaled

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vipIlissaS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food - friendly service and most important- great heat lamps for outdoor dining!

FAQs

Le Monde offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 531-3939.

Le Monde is rated 4.5 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.