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Le Pain Quotidien - Bryant Park

70 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
212 354 5224
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Ranked #1,110 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, French, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Description: Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible: breakfast, tartines, pastries and handmade organic bread & many vegan and vegetarian options.
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I normally love LPQ. Their food is delicious and organic and their pastries are excellent. However, I found the service at this particular location to be horrible. My server was rude and took way too long to acknowledge me. I won't be going back.

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I did not like the menu choices or the prices. I wish I had eaten somewhere else. It wasn't BAD food, it just wasn't great. When I'm on vacation I want to be amazed by each and every meal especially if it is overpriced. Also our waiter was very inattentive. We were out of drinks pretty much the entire meal.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped by for breakfast on the way to New Jersey. The seating was a bit tight for those hauling luggage. However, we enjoyed one of the most delectable Belgian waffle and smoked salmon breakfasts one could desire. The coffee was superb as well. Everything is better in NYC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a place close to Bryant park than stop here. Well served sandwiches, was the best on this weekend out. My wife enjoyed the pastries with a friendly service. Healthy organic food, fresh juices and good tasting capucino to finish.

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Cincinnati
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was great, spreads and breads were superb! You won't leave hungry. Prices were as expected, portions were large.

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Vermont
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This Belgian franchise has a nice vibe inside the restaurant, but their food is a bit overpriced compared to similar places. We chose this place because it is across the street from Bryant Park and therefore perfect to grab a continental breakfast to take over to the park. My husband had a cafe latte which was pretty good (about the... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great little french food franchise. I hope they all are as good as the Bryant Park location. Checking their website they appear to be working on global domination.....sign me up. I had a delicious Raspberry Tart which was flaky, light and buttery. Excellent. Less successful was the fresh squeezed lemonade. I would assume a lemon was squeezed somewhere in the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When we walked in we expected reaonable priced food because the place only has the bare essentials and no ambiance.Soup were average I thought need to be spiced up.And it seems as American restaurants do you do not get milk with your english tea. But o my the menu is very pricy for basic food, nothing to get excited about.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Came here for a quick lunch and because it was right across the street from Bryant Park. Nice atmosphere. Free wifi which is helpful for travelers. I got the grilled chicken sandwich which was pretty good. And the melon was a nice touch. Lemonade was a little too sour for my taste. Overall though a good experience.

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Rowlett, Texas
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92 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I met a friend for lunch at this location right at the peak of the lunch trade, so that the restaurant was crowded, loud, and bustling with activity. Still, we had no problem immediately getting a table, and the service was quick and attentive. The menu has a variety of choices, including various sandwiches and salads, as well as a... More

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