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Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East

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7 E. 53rd Street, New York City, NY
646.845.0012
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 11
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  • 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
Nice garden and soft boiled eggs

Ok - the service isn't the best. So, don't expect that. But, if you like a breakfast with perfect soft boiled eggs, warm croissants,and fresh squeezed orange juice, you should come here. It's a fresh alternative to the ubiquitous diners in the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
VeryTraveler26
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Ok - the service isn't the best. So, don't expect that. But, if you like a breakfast with perfect soft boiled eggs, warm croissants,and fresh squeezed orange juice, you should come here. It's a fresh alternative to the ubiquitous diners in the city.

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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. Addtionally, we have passed along your service comments to our management team to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love the kale lentil salad with a side of smoked salmon. Yum! However it was even better this time in this location, as we discovered the little outdoor seating area upstairs. We got a huge chocolate cookie to go, which got us through the day with a smile on our faces.

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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 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 any... More 

Plano, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I would have passed this restaurant by if weren't for the Find Me Gluten Free App that pointed this one out when we were standing next to it. They offer fresh salads and vegetable tart as well as some soups and even a chia seed pudding and macaroon for dessert options. The waiter we had was very cheerful and helpful.... 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 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a wonderful brunch here with a friend. We had the wonderful waffles with berries. Great choice. I think they have the best coffee I have ever had. Lovely atmosphere.

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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 

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

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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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 

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
225 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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
81 reviews 81 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 

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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: Doing business, Families with children

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