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Le Pain Quotidien
Posted by Rosemarie on 10/08/2008
The atmosphere is great here, but it is too busy to service its customers in a very personal way. I have been to another location, and I had come to expect a similar experience. I was very disappointed.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2007
the food here is ok. it's a good place to just get lunch and chat. great coffee.
Posted by Live in the neighborhood on 07/02/2007
I love the atmosphere of shared tables. The food is pretty good. The service is not good. I had to wait to order for awhile and the waiter didn't even come around to see if we needed anything. I had to Physically get up an take what I needed. It was not crowded and the restuarant is pretty small.
Posted by FoodConnoisseur on 02/13/2007
My girlfriend and I could not stop eating the praline spread because it was so good. The open faced sandwiches are delicious, healthy and simply prepared. Salads look delicious too! Also try the pistachio marzipan tart and belgian brownie pastries. The waiter was very attentive and did not have to wait long at all for our food.
Posted by MJ on 01/02/2007
I eat here about once every two weeks. The food is good, a little pricey, but it's really good. The service is just poor though...I've never seen the same waiter/waitress twice, so they must not be a joy to work for either. Hint to the owner, have the wait staff be able to bring a glass of water with in 15 minutes of the customer requesting it...it's not hard to do, yet none of the staff can do it, it always arrives with or after my juice, coffee, or cocoa. Get this much right PLEASE!
Posted by Andrea on 08/17/2006
I had the chance to stop by LPQ and I found the service to be wonderful!! I found that the staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and they were able to help me pick out exactly what I wanted. I found the chicken curry to be GREAT and I am very picky about my chicken. The counter has lots of delicious treats (the chocolate brownie is FABULOUS) and there isn't a bread that I would not buy! I agree that sometimes they are very busy but I would not pass it by when it is busy because the lively atmosphere makes it even better - you feel like you are in Europe and the service was great. If you want to order food for an event I found that the general manager of the restaurant was a good source of guidance. Of all of them this LPQ is my favorite. It is a little piece of Europe on the East Side.
Posted by Al on 07/14/2006
We frequent this location as a weekend brunch spot. The food is consistently good. We love the Mediterranian and Tuscan platters, the Cobb Salad and I'm partial to the soft boiled eggs (sometimes to hard, but if you are specific, they're pretty good about making sure it's right). The jams and praline spreads are wonderful, as are their baked goods. We haven't found anything that's not at least "good". On the negative side, service is often very poor, especially when it's busy. They don't seem to have enough people on staff for their rushes and it quickly deteriorates. We've taken to passing LPQ by when we walk by and see it's crowded.