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Le Pain Quotidien - Bryant Park

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70 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018
212 354 5224
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy natural organic whole food.

Sort of like a Panera but much better. The home made ricotta was fabulous. Great whole grain breads. I want to go back & try to buy the ginger PB.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Hanover, NH
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Hanover, NH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Sort of like a Panera but much better. The home made ricotta was fabulous. Great whole grain breads. I want to go back & try to buy the ginger PB.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Good fresh bread, lovely coffee (although the pot was not as warm as desired) and delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread are wonderful precursors to decent brunch fare. Kids enjoyed the Belgian hot chocolate where they got to "pour chocolate" into warmed milk. The service was a bit slow. Our waitstaff seemed a bit overwhelmed and, as a result, jam/spread/butter/cream/sugar were a bit... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

If you want greasy food, this is not your place. If you're interested in fresh healthy food, then this is the place for you. The place near Bryant Park was always full and we everyday wondered why until we tried it. There are yummi alternatives for vegetarians or vegans which are not easy to find elsewhere. Food is very health... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Came here for a quick snack. My daughter liked her croissant. and I had a pistachio nut tart. Very filling! Service was slow, but this a good place to sit down across from Bryant Park, rest for a few minutes while visiting NYC and have a quick snack.

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Boston, MA
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've visited probably near 15 different locations throughout NYC and the food is always great and fresh - but on occasion, this occasion, the service isn't that great. We had to ask for silverware and they made a mistake with my order. The food is on the pricier side for lunch and breakfast but the food is of high quality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food here is fresh, fabulous and I found the portions to be just right. There is a communal table if you're alone and group tables. The communal table has plenty of room The service staff are lovely but it is a but slow so I wouldn't go there if I was in a hurry but it is a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place had good food but is a little pricey and the portions are not overly generous. I think its fine for a quick bite but there are many places to grab sandwiches and salads in the area.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been to others in NYC and had great service but this one was brutal. Watched guest after guest wait to be seated as we had wondering if it was "seat yourself". Those that did, including us, sat in an unmarked closed section and were told to move. Their coffee, which is excellent, was served cold in a small pot. Hopefully... More 

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Milwaukee, Wi
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Friendly efficient staff. Delicious salad and chicken pot pie. Warm cozy space. Loved it and only stumbled upon it. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Well the title summarizes the experience. It was over $50 for two people to eat breakfast, and we don't eat much. We were both wearing our jackets the whole time and still freezing. We waited over 50 minutes for our food- a salad and a three minute egg. When the egg came, it wasn't even cooked. And the salad was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 354 5224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Café, European

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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