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“great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East

Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East
7 E. 53rd Street, New York City, NY
646.845.0012
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Ranked #2,581 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The coffee is great and the brownie is better. Employees and manager were wonderful, cheerful and friendly. Haven in the heart of the city.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“Mix US and Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Looks like a simple Place to eat but.. Food is selected (organic ), very European ( capuccino, baguette bread, etc) and.. very good.
Public is a mix of international and local people looking for good and/ or European tastes. Setting is around a large wooden table ( where several parties may sit) and smaller tables around.
To note: there are a couple of them in NY..

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Ignore that it's a chain.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Tired from our Met visit and the weather beyond chilly: we were not in the best mood. The Information Desk at the Met recommended this place of simple/organic fare. Warm and welcoming by friendly staff and homey atmosphere, we happily sat at the family style seating at a long wooden table. The organic three bean chili was tasty, albeit a little on the cool side and in need of just a few more spices. The split pea soup was delicious. The organic breads were hearty and delicious without being too earthy. The spiced apple cider was fragrant and worth holding on a cold day. Casual dining where you can chat up strangers around you and enjoy a fairly healthy meal. It's all good.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Delmar, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A really nice lunch place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I was not looking for anything special, but I wanted something with an interesting menu, combined with reasonable prices. Companion and I happened to walk by this branch of Le Pain Quotidien, and after looking at the menu, decided to give it a try.

I had an open faced sandwich with prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella and Companion had seet potato soup and a salad. I found both the soup and sandwich to be delicious and Companion felt that the soup was one of the best ever. The sandwich was not huge, but I didn't feel unsatisfied.

Service is what I might term "unrushed." We were there early on a Saturday afternoon and the restaurant was busy, though not crowded, so I felt the slightly long wait for service and check was mildly annoying, but we weren't really in a hurry, so it was only a small irritant. I would certainly eat at this restaurant again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I need to make this my official brunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The weekend brunch at Le Pain Quotidien (7 E 53rd) was incredible. Recommended items: Croissant, ice latte, smoked salmon, and fresh ricotta. The vibe is great too and very reasonable prices for the location

Visited November 2012
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