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Posted by Caroline V on 07/10/2010
LOVE this place. The sandwiches are amazing. It's pricy, but delicious enough to be worth it. Great tarts also! Everything is fresh and tastefully put together. You can literally randomly pick anything off the menu and it will be amazing.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/20/2010
This is my favorite place when I am in that region of NYC. Coming from PA, I always seem to get ripped off when I eat in NYC. At Le Pain Quotidien, I know I will have fresh bread, great coffee, and wonderful deserts. The jams taste fruity and with low sugar. We usually pay under $15 dollars and enjoy the food. I am tired of eating greasy food, with watery coffee for expensive prices at other places...so I always go here.
Posted by Lily on 01/11/2010
I think that the atmosphere of this restaurant is the BEST thing this chain has going for it - the decorations and lodge decor is appealing to the eye. I thought the food was okay, but not highly desirable compared to other choices for dining out. I do recommend the mint tea, though - it's so refreshing and pleasantly tasty. My server was not very friendly or attentive; we ended up having to ask another waiter to take our order. Our glasses never saw a refill, and they practically nudged us out the door.
Posted by anonymous on 12/23/2009
Sounds to me like you should blow on your coffee before drinking it. And a latte isn't supposed to be frothy. If you want something frothy, order a cappuccino.
Posted by anonymous on 10/13/2009
I bought a latte at the bryant park location in NYC today, as I often do. The manager prepared it, and it was much hotter than usual so my mouth was scalded. Although I was in pain and distressed, the manager expressed no concern. I asked for cold water which an assistant eventually brought. I said to the manager: "Customer service usually involves being concerned about your customer's well being. I burnt my mouth and I'm surprised you seem like you don't care" She replied: "We sell hot coffee". If she had at any point said "I'm sorry you are hurt, can I get you some ice?" I would have left feeling okay. I would have written the burnt milk off as human error and come back tomorrow. Her insensitivity makes me more likely to walk right past your cafe to Pret a Manger, right around the corner. Note: the late was not great anyway... the foam wasn't frothy. Also I had a carrot soup the other day that was very bitter. I told the waitress but she didn't offer to comp.
Posted by anonymous on 08/29/2009
My friend and I visited today and ordered a hazelnut flute..and coffee and a tart. The flute was disappointing..You were not able to bite into it..We showed the waiter...and had him feel the item which was as hard as a rock and he very much apologized and asked if we wanted to have something else. The coffee was served cold and bitter..This is a speciality place in which the coffee should be fresh and hot. The waiter sent over the manager who was a young woman and VERY argumentive which was unnecessary as we were very nice. She said that the item was fresh..and that it was whole wheat and that is why it was so hard, and tasteless... We told her we had the item many times in other locations. She was very rude and walked away. This is a new location, and they have not seemed to be able to get the kinks 'out in the kitchen. This was my third time there.The first time I had a slice of quiche which was greasy and the salad was drenched with dressing. The second time I had a crossant and a coffee which was fine. The waiter was very embarrased as he told us that he had been there since the place opened, and the manager said he did not know what he was saying about the flute as he was new. I find this very, very poor and unacceptable management. They did not remove the charge of the item left on the plate..until we asked for it to be removed..What a shame as the place is so lovely and wanted in the area. The breads must be fresh, and the portions must be acceptable. The coffee should not be served cold and then just reheated to taste bitter. With so many talented and intelligent people..the manager should be replaced To be disrespectful to the customers is inexcusable.
Posted by Noga Delshad on 06/23/2009
You can sit and read here and no one will bother you. Not a lot of breakfast choices but great for lunch.