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Le Monde

4.2
290 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 290 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipReneeM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The neighborhood would be vastly deprived if Le Monde were to disappear or not be available (this is Covid time). A boon to the neighborhood not only as a bistro but also as a long standing gathering place for locals and out of towners. There is a reason it is usually crowded.

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vipToddM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this neighborhood french bistro on the UWS! The service is always friendly and they treat you well.

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vipkwolf212
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was incredibly cordial and welcoming....more so than ever before!

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vipNYCFOODIE
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , loved the tuna tartare and the Burrata , wild mushroom ravioli and the duck were amazing, Alon the GM is a great host , he made sure that we enjoyed our evening, can’t wait to return .

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viphoodrat
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Mussels were not cleaned properly and there was sand and rocks in at least half of the mussels. The salmon risotto dish was greasy. Drinks were god awful slow.

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Kenyonbach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host/manager was very accommodating and pleasant, with a cheerful, welcoming smile. The waiter was friendly and attentive, the food good. It's a great neighborhood restaurant and we are delighted they're open!

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viptallred
New England
83 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined there (lunch) with my 100 year old aunt, who is very much alive and interesting. She loves going there, and the waitperson remembered us from our last visit, which was a sweet plus. Thank you!

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oysterhunter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food, though they forgot to bring us the main course. Still, great eating! Great French restaurant!

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JamesA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Abbreviated menu and their best items were not available. Asked for my lamb chops rare cane medium well but were still soft as butter and delicious. Looking forward to going back see hen fully opened

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KarenO
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very safe with the outdoor dining setup. The food was great and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. My meal here has been the highlight of a very challenging summer.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Well, things are different now. Our table was on the edge of the sidewalk, between two parking meters, a foot from the street. When a city bus came by we all had to suspend our conversation until it passed and we could once again hear each other. And, needless to say, there was no air conditioning to mitigate the muggy summer evening. That said, it was nice to be back at LeMonde, and the waiters did a terrific job under difficult circumstances. The Vietnamese chicken salad was no doubt healthy but pretty bland. Tip to kitchen: wake up the dressing a bit, try lime juice, a little more soy, perhaps some fish sauce, and a touch of brown sugar or molasses. The cocktails were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, eating on the street was less appealing but a necessary evil

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First outdoor meal in phase 2 of re-opening NYC after 15 weeks of stay at home quarantine because of Covid-19 virus for three older friends. One has had the virus.
We had an end table under the red awning for 11 am brunch on a hot Sunday. Food, service, menu were fine. Le Monde understands current Covid-19 health precautions. Reservations accepted. We would not have liked being at the tables which did not have some protection from the sun. Willing to return.

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Wayne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We came here on the evening of July 4th. The outdoor seating is fantastic. We came for the burgers & fries, which were just OK.

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AlexB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was OK, excellent service, beautiful location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I enjoyed the presentation of the food.

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stephenh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Bar and Restaurant. Had a Good Time
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Burt
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve eaten lunch here several times and it’s fine. Nothing memorable but service is good, ambience is”cozy French bistro” and food is ok. My one disappointment is their onion soup, as it’s usually too watery for my taste with not enough thick cheese to cover its entire top. In my humble opinion French onion soup should always have a thick somewhat crispy slab of melted cheese covering the entire crock, as I’ve always eaten it in France. Otherwise their lunch menu is fine

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French restaurant in NYC the service was incredible!

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vipBarbaraL
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The kitchen was very slow - it took 50 minutes to get our meal. We arrived at 6:40 and need to leave by 7:30. Food arrived at 7:25! Ruined our meal.

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vipWillajane
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely French spot near Columbia. Service a bit slow but friendly. Comfort food French style. Not gourmet but solid!

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ChristineB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s always good!

TM
vipToddM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Unfortunately it appeared they were short staffed and our apps took 50 min. We generally have good service there so it was a surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were a group of 5. We waited an hour an a half for our food to arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the classic French bistro style food, and the the drink menu is amazing. Outside dinning is available in the warm weather months so I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food is good but the restaurant is consistently let down by patchy, if not poor, service. We have been here several times and the story is always the same - a very nice range of dishes, hit or miss service. This was not a busy night, even though this is Saturday evening in a lively, moderately well-heeled area adjacent to Columbia University, and I requested on the Open Table app a window table. We were seated right at the back of the restaurant against a wall. Oh well. On arrival, barely any greeting from the host. It took quite some time to order three drinks. They were out of tonic water (what??) so gin and tonic was not available. The drinks then took an age to come and it took even longer to order the food and then to get the food. The bussing staff seemed to be working hard but we hardly saw our waiter all evening until he came to give us the check. Considering the area, nicer eating places are a bit thin on the ground. I guess this lack of competition is how Le Monde gets away with it despite the indifferent service. I will say, however, that the food was very good - organic roast chicken, roasted cod, a decent burger - and the drinks including a Manhattan and a house pinot noir were all very tasty. So yes, I suppose I would recommend it to a friend. Only just though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Usually Le Monde is good. Tonight at 7:30 pm they had run out of four of their main meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and I’ll definitely go back.

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vipamy41
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant with consistently reliable service and food.

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monar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took out our nephew, a real foodie visiting from CA and he loved it. It was refreshing to be in a quiet restaurant where we could actually talk. All the food was delicious and it was a tremendously enjoyable meal.

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

food is getting better and better. Very good sea bass. Barbara much liked cassoulet and ANne also her duck confit

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vipKathyT
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food are always excellent at Le Monde!

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

very good food except for the Brussels sprouts side dish, which was boring and tasteless and needs bacon, for example, something to give it taste

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vipnewyorker
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French dishes served beautifully by lovely wait staff. Lots of great choices no matter mood or diet restriction. Great bread. Don’t want to rave too much becUse I want to go back and don’t want it crazy crowded.

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vipnyceuroguy
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I don't know what to say. I used to like this place but for some reason it looked pretty run-down to me this time even though the food was nice. I ordered huevos rancheros and I wish my eggs would have cooked a little bit more. I felt like they cracked open the last minute and served it. Our server was super patient with us and brought all what we were asking for. Ambiance needs a bit more update. It is 2020 and here is New York.

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vipKyas
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I always enjoy my experience at Le Monde. But some items are a bit pricey consider the size of the portions,

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Staff overwhelmed on New Years Eve. Steak tough chewy inedible fries soft and soggy. Wine overpriced. Place was convenient to St John the Divine. Won’t return. Next year will stay home. There’s no place like home

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vipengprof
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Parisian brasserie food, with a Lyonnaise twist. Servers can be brusque (they're French, you know), but warm to you when you become a regular. The price quality ratio is excellent. The wine list is barely adequate, which is surprising, but the food makes up for it. The ambience has a crowded charm.

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TeresaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took a long time for the drink orders to arrive. The prices were much higher than in the past.

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salmon cooked rare as asked. Attentive waiter, though took a while when needed to bring another glass of wine

FAQs

Le Monde does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Le Monde also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 531-3939.

Le Monde is rated 4.2 stars by 290 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.