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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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
Stylish Breakfast

We went here on our first morning so still finding our feet. It was was a pleasant find. Very good service, a choice of pastries that looked superb. The breakfast was not stupidly big but big enough to keep you going. PS went back for a pastry later on and they are worth it on their own.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Newcastle, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went here on our first morning so still finding our feet. It was was a pleasant find. Very good service, a choice of pastries that looked superb. The breakfast was not stupidly big but big enough to keep you going. PS went back for a pastry later on and they are worth it on their own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they were all great! Lots of wonderful pastries and desserts. We brought some muffins and scones back to our hotel for breakfast. I especially love the ham and Gruyere sandwiches on a baguette which are just like the ones I had in Paris. And I also enjoyed the fresh blackberry lemonade.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Neither of us are in to typical pancakes and bacon for breakfast so we were relieved to find this place. We went to this place for breakfast at around 8 am, food was really fantastic, great choice and the environment was great. We ended up eating here nearly every morning.

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Fort Worth TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We loved this restaurant - very - very fresh food. Healthy choices. Great Pastries and salads - soups and quiche. Drinks are a little expensive - but very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a community table if you want to meet new people. We had breakfast and lunch and dinner during our stay - they were... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Poor service. Croissant never delivered when ordered. Oatmeal delivered with out all ingredients....Not that busy either. No excuse, will not be back.

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Hanover, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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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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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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, Coffee Shop, 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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