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Posted by Lea Morgan on 05/09/2011
This is one of my Favorite LPQ. I have been going since my kids were small and it is very comfy, cozy and excellent fresh food. The staff knows me by now and are amazing! The waiters are calm and professional even under NYC busy conditions. The hot chocolate is out of this world and their roast beef & salads are terrific : )
Posted by native new yorker on 05/09/2008
Due to lack of communication - my friends and I had no reservations for dinner and had tix to ballet at 8pm. LPQ was a nice last minute option. Good quiche, mission fig/ricotta dish and tuscan platter. The soups looked good but was a warm night. Waiter was nice but very busy however we were in and out in under 90 minutes but we lingered and chatted!
Posted by foodie on 09/21/2007
I love coming here when I want something healthy and light and with that french flair. The salads are artfully prepared. The ingredients are all fresh and of top quality. And not to mention the pastries and breads are to die for. The atmosphere is light, bright, cozy and comforting. One of my favorite place to come and recharge, sip hot chocolate, spread their delicious jams on bread, while it rains outside.
Posted by Mrs B on 04/26/2007
I live in the same building, and would go to LPQ much more often, if only the service were better. The staff manning the takeout counter are usually great, but the wait staff can be presumptuous. I know NY wait staff expect to be tipped, but get this - one girl took my 40 bucks for a $22 tab and asked if I wanted change! She had a nerve, considering she had been rather offhand the whole time. She was visibly annoyed when I said yes, I did want change. The company really needs to sort out its rude wait staff. It's very offputting, no matter how fabulous the bread and the coffee.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/05/2006
great food. poor service that seems to only get worse over time. like everyone else i keep going back for the food and the convenience. i'm hoping an alternative opens in the near future to at leas keep them honest.
Posted by CY on 10/31/2006
I really like the food at Le Pain, and have been to different ones in Manhattan, but this one does not measure up to the others. The service has been consistently poor. The waiters are slow, when you sit down, they take a LONG time to even acknowledge you. I have tried to avoid this by getting things to go - and even then, they have gotten my order wrong and made changes to my dishes without asking me. I recommend avoiding this one... def not worth the money for all the grief.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2006
Great location, near Lincoln Center, but the prices are way off the map -- for muffins?? give me a break.