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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 #2,369 of 11,642 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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
New York City, New York
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620 reviews 620 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
1,598 helpful votes 1,598 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had a meeting with two associates here around three in the afternoon. The place was fairly empty at that ttime. We needed two be there for over two hours. The service was excellent. The lite food we all had was very good. A good meeting in a good place.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I used to eat a lot in Pain Quotidien when visiting New York. It was the closest thing to normal European bread i the US. I always recommended it to my friends. We arrived early to Manhattan after a long oveseas fligh. I wanted to have an easy transition and enjoy my first breakfast in the city. My first choice... More

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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 experience at our 53rd St restaurant. We take pride in offering fresh tartines, salads, and pastries to our guests and always aim to please by accommodating requests whenever possible. We sincerely apologize for your experience- this certainly is not what we are all about. We hope that you'll reach out to... More

Beverly Hills, MI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

"5" because we knew what we wanted, thought this would fit the bill, and it really did, and then some. We wanted to carry-out some light grub to go sit in the park next door. The 3 of us shared 3 tartines: smoked salmon, paris ham and turkey avocado, along with 2 coffees and an iced tea. We knew it... More

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NY, NY
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133 reviews 133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This chain has communal eating tables mostly. Best for breakfast or lunch. The price are fairly high and the quality does not justify it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate at a LPQ in Washington DC several weeks again, and except for the service found the food very good. We tried it again this past week in NYC and found a different menu (not as good as DC), but much better service. Basically, food items in NYC are heated up, not freshly prepared. You really can't deviate because... More

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New York City, New York
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112 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a chain, have been to it in many places, and this one, definitely a good spot for coffee and...they also have a nice assortment of seeming healthy and interesting menu options, which we did not avail ourselves of this visit, but nice pastry and really good cappuccino.

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Brussels, Belgium
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice menu options, all looking very appealing and tasty. We enjoyed a great meal of the corn soup of the day, sandwiches and the Belgian waffles and chocolate brownie. We were disappointed with the cleanliness of the restrooms, under par for such a restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a rustic breakfast establishment where you can sit at one big table sharing with other families or sit alone. It was clean tidy and excellent service. the food was perfect and gave us a great start to the day

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Sorocaba, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very nice options, good food indeed. But you can be surprised if it's early in the morning and you were just looking for a regular breakfast... With the proper spirit, it's a great meal !

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Alameda, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found Le Pain by chance while trying to find a good cup of coffee (still not easy in NY! Too many Starbucks) and decided to go upstairs and get a full brunch. The egg frittata was delicious, fresh bread and flavorful fruit. Lots of seating at noon on a Sunday. A great place to get food and energize before... More

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