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Posted by Anonymous on 07/31/2008
thursday nite - 9pm - Ordered the Le Monde burger with cheddar and fries. Came out the way I ordered: medium, but the bun was stale and the burger itself was kind of dry. The french fries were cold and chewy some were tough. The service was better than what I read on other reviews. Mixed green salad with goat cheese was good. Not worth the money, when you can get much better right next door or even better fries at Tom's across the street. It's a great looking place with outdoor seating and a handsome bar. I would not come back for a meal most likely for a drink or two or maybe a latte and some dessert.
Posted by Mrs B on 06/14/2008
I used to go to Le Monde a lot, but have stopped - and it's purely down to the service. It's not just lackluster - the attitude of some of the wait staff is really bad. It's a shame, because the food is really not bad at all, and the crepes are great.
Posted by upperwesteater on 12/22/2007
I had a wonderful dinner at Le Monde last night. French food without the french attitude. The sea bass and salmon were beautifully cooked with great accompaniments. The appetizers are not as strong as the entrees, but they are still very good. My only slight complaint with the Le Monde is it's a little dark, they could definitely turn up the lights a bit. Definitely a place to try, better than many other restaurants in the neighborhood.
Posted by H on 12/08/2007
I went to Le monde with my family today after being in the Morningside Heights area. We were walking around looking for a place for an early dinner. Le monde looked nice from the outside. We get in and we are told they are still serving brunch. No problem, so we are seated. However, they were not making anything remotely on the breakfast side of brunch so my sister was not able to get an omelette. Most of the family ordered burgers with the exception of myself, my father, and two cousins. The burgers looked nice and came with fries. One of my cousins and myself started off with soup. I had the onion gratinee and my cousin had the fish soup. The onion soup was delicious (but if you aren't a fan of white wine you may not want to try it) so my sister ended up wanting a bowl as well. The cousin who ordered soup with me ordered the chicken club sandwich which I ordered as well. The sandwich was pretty good although a bit messy and came with a lot of fries. My father and the other cousin both ordered salads which they declared were fine. All in all, the food was not bad, but a little expensive for what it was (I personally would go downtown to Pastis for bistro food and spend the same money and get nicer service and slightly better food). The two downsides to the place was the annoyance of learning a turkey burger was available but not on the brunch menu and the place was kind of dark inside. IF anyone from the restaurant reads on this website, offer all your burgers at any time of day...
Posted by anonymous on 12/02/2007
I have been to this restaurant several times and each time I have felt dissatisfied with the service (waiting for ages and being scowled at). However, on this last occasion, we were lucky enough to have a wonderful waiter. He was quick and attentive and very friendly! What a pleasant surprise :o)
Posted by Anonymous on 10/14/2007
We waited for ten minutes to see a waiter (who only arrived after we flagged him down) waited another twenty minutes for half of our order to be delivered and after another fifteen minutes we were forced to tell the waiter to bring the other two dishes. The crepes were cold, and no one seemed bothered by any of these mishaps. BUT...the pastry chef was very perky. ;)
Posted by Neighborhood Resident on 08/09/2007
This place is a staple for Columbia faculty and students: walk in at lunchtime and it's like a who's who of university bigwigs talking business and gossip. Waiters are pretty varied, from the very nice and professional to the barely competent. Some waiters are overly friendly and others are too cool for school. The food is similarly uneven: the smoked salmon on brioche is not good, the gnocchi is poor, the omelettes decent (and huge), the fries are oily and scrawny, and the cheese plate very good for the price. Coffee is okay but juices are weird. The best part of the restaurant as far as I'm concerned is the large, lovely vase of fresh lilies in the entrance!