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Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East

#1,986 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
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7 E. 53rd Street, New York City, NY
646.845.0012
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, decent price, great for vegan/gluten-free

They've really gone out of their way to accommodate for gluten-free or vegan diners. Nicely prepared food and decent service. If you have a restricted diet of any kind, strongly recommend you check this place out. The Cobb Salad was particularly good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Michael S
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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New Boston, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for coffee on our first day and became regulars going back each morning. Great atmosphere, great service and terrific coffee and tea! Thanks!

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

They've really gone out of their way to accommodate for gluten-free or vegan diners. Nicely prepared food and decent service. If you have a restricted diet of any kind, strongly recommend you check this place out. The Cobb Salad was particularly good.

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E53rd restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback at... More 

Colombo
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our last meal in NYC before leaving for the airport after some last minute shopping. We had the smoked salmon / egg breakfast which was good however their Belgian waffle is something else (crisp outside with a doughy inside) served with fresh fruit and syrup. Oh their coffee too is very good.A nice farewell meal.

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback... More 

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Super friendly service, nicely decorated, homey and comfy, food tasted good and made me feel healthy. Coffee and latte seemed very weak though. Kids love their hot chocolate and the ability to spread the hazelnut spread on their food! My kids thought our waiter was so nice (Daniel) that they said, "mom, you should leave him a 50% tip" and... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback... More 

Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
514 reviews 514 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My second time at this place. Not bad, spacious, plenty of seats upstairs. Good coffee, service ok but slow. The menu is incomplete as at this location you cannot have any eggs, except boiled... The famous omelets are a main reason tor LPQ... Bad decision I would say. Dry breakfast.

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We have forwarded your service and omelet comments to our Food and Beverage team to take into consideration. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback at any time. Your comments are the mainstay... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We ate here several times during our trip this spring. Thank God their are several all over the city. We ate at a different one each time. The hot lemon ginger tea, OMG, devine! Especially after a long walk in Central Park, in the snow, it was the perfect thing. The avocado toast, the best. Healthy choices, no diet soda.... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback... More 

Brentwood, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Loved this place for breakfast. Calorie counts are listed on the menu. Fresh grapefruit juice, fresh berry bowl, a yummy rice pudding mix with pistachios and other nuts.....huge slices of walnut bread. 4 different types of spreads on the table....hazelnut, biscotti, triple berry jam, and white chocolate....all good! My friend got the hot chocolate...a steaming cup of milk...she added the... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to have breakfast couple of days ago following a recommendation but it was not as good as we were told. The menu is not 'users friendly' and its not the place to go if you like to eat eggs unlessyou like soft boiled eggs or Quiche. Service was kind of slow and sloopy but not the price...65 usd... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We strive to present our guests with the best quality and value possible, from food to service. We sincerely apologize for your experience and hope you'll give us another chance to deliver. Can you please send us an email at questions@lepainquotidien.com with any additional information such as... More 

Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This a a Belgian chain that knows how to keep its quality. I love their soup for lunch. At breakfast, the granola is superb. In fact I buy huge quantities to take home. It is the finest granola in the world.

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E 53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with... More 

Concord, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We spent the weekend of the 24th in New York City, and we were looking for a nice place for a breakfast. My sister recommended this place, and said it was a chain. I was a little wary at first, because I was really looking forward to a nice restaurant. What a surprise I had! We got there and it... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your positive review and for you dining at Le Pain Quotidien.. We are glad to hear you had such a great dining experience at our E 53rd St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business

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