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Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East

7 E. 53rd Street, New York City, NY
646.845.0012
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Ranked #2,651 of 11,687 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The 7th & 59th location is bustling but has ample seating. The wait staff is attentive and the breakfasts are scrumptious - French pastries, yogurts, eggs and their breads! And large "bowls" of cappuccino.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This café at 7th. and 59th. is a great place to have breakfast, brunch or even a simple cup of coffee. Staff are very, very kind, and food is top quality. Prices are slightly above the average charged by local similar places. Clean decoration makes the place cozy and fit for a friendly encounter.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love Le Pain. This French Bakery chain has a pretty cool idea to serve only organic products. The breads are delicious and hot Belgian chocolate is incredible. It is a very good option for breakfast to escape of fried foods in the morning.

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Oslo, Norway
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

It's very busy there, so the level of noise is what it is, but I like it very much there. Lovely interior. The open-faced sandwiches are great, and they change regularly. Will come back.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was never incredible except the concept but now it became really uninteresting except to get the (fake) French (Belgium) flair. Coffee is good served in these ugly bowls, rest is not worth writing about.

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LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East, responded to this review

Hi Francis, We sincerely apologize for your poor experience and would like to know more so we can improve. Please reach out to us at questions@lepainquotidien.com with any further information and we would be happy to follow up with you. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you’ll give us another chance to make this right. Bianca W More

Jupiter, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Found this little French breakfast place by accident but glad we did.The wait was a little crazy but the presentation was great. Oatmeal was tasty but my boyfriend's soft boiled egg was really hard boiled. The decor was quaint and it was pricey as breakfasts go, but I don't live in NY, so maybe that pricing is normal?

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LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our 53rd St restaurant. We have forwarded your feedback to the management team so we can improve and continue to provide great experiences for you and all our guests. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon! Bianca W More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is not much not to like about this place. It has great food, (bought the cookbook), lively atmosphere and wonderful staff. We had breakfast/brunch there every morning of our stay. The quality of the food was nothing less than amazing.

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Lansdowne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

fresh, clean, tasty and reasonable - don't miss it. Go for the Tartines - the curried chicken is spectacularly delicious.

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New York City, New York
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595 reviews 595 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

NOTE: THIS IS ABOUT THE ONE ON 2ND AV (49-50th) I know, I know, they are all over the City and they all make the same lousy bread and sell it to you at wallet-damaging prices and claim it’s French. It isn’t. It’s sourdough (not French!) and full with other stuff (not French!). And it takes forever to get service,... More

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LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East, responded to this review

Greetings Oliver, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We sincerely apologize for your experiences and have forwarded your feedback to the management team to take the proper internal corrective actions. Please contact us at questions@lepainquotidien.com if there is any additional information you can provide- check number or server name- and we will be happy to... More

mays landing, nj
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you are anxious for your morning cup of java or tea, don't come here. Service was truly awful. We watched one couple leave without so much as a tip. We knew why. Another couple just left before being served. We got our menus promptly and ordered but then...nothing. We weren't the only ones waiting. There was a table of... More

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LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review. We believe in providing service that is convivial, courteous and attentive and what you experienced certainly does not reflect those philosophies. We sincerely apologize and have forwarded your feedback to the management team to take the proper internal corrective actions. Please contact us at... More

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Address: 7 E. 53rd Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 646.845.0012
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Cuisine: Sandwiches

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