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“Freshly-baked”

Le Pain Quotidien - Midtown East
Ranked #1,447 of 13,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Newton, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Freshly-baked”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The quiche is reliably excellent. This trip I tried the chocolate bread with ricotta and jam. Just a fantastic combination and all baked goods are very fresh. This location has a large communal table and some other small tables. Although they were short staffed on Sunday, our server was very pleasant and we didn't mind slowing down for a more relaxing breakfast.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“great!”
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
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Thank LAKNOL
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mix US and Europe”
Reviewed January 15, 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
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Ignore that it's a chain.”
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
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Delmar, New York
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A really nice lunch place”
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
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Thank PainterRob
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