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Le Pain Quotidien
Posted by Trevor on 05/14/2009
We loved this place - sick of the 'quantity and quality are everything - service is nothing' approach to dining in Midtown it was a breath of fresh air. Small portions? Not on my plate - we took food back to our hotel every day as there was so much left. High prices? Nope - not when 4 slices of oily pizza from across the road cost $20. The service - the best we experienced in NY. For three mornings we ate breakfast there and loved every minute of it. If you care about your food you'll love it!
Posted by Timothy on 03/08/2009
The food is crud, idiotic artsy fartsy french crap. The portions are small so you're going to be leaving with an empty stomach and an empty wallet as well since they charge exhorbitant prices. Hate the idea of communal tables, the crowds there are obnoxious and rude and creep into your personal space. The tables themselves are just ratty, moldy wooden benches.
Posted by anonymous on 01/27/2009
Excellent quality, ridiculously small quantity, and service that is slow and moody. Not a New York experience but if you have lots of time and lots of money you can feel organic all over.
Posted by A. Resa Jones on 11/08/2008
The food is really excellent although not really traditional Belgian cuisine. I don't eat wheat but my friends love the sandwiches, the bread and the spreads. There are choices for people with all kinds of dietary restrictions. The servers are all nice, but the service is so very slow. Give yourself time for a nice leisurely meal.
Posted by Kelvis on 07/02/2008
Their portions are pretty ridiculous, but the food sure is great! I can only speak for the vegetarian items on the menu, but they're all quite good. Their bean hummus is particularly great. I love the look of the place, and the people are quite polite, but the prices are a little silly for what you get.
Posted by jmv227 on 06/05/2008
Ver y nice communal wooden tables and solid fare. I was surprised, however, at ordering a $20 salad and receiving fewer romaine leaves than I could count on one hand. I don't think its there yet.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/21/2008
If there is truth in the statement "Less is more!" then this place embodies it. I ordered a Ham and Cheese sandwich on a baguette for $8.00 in NYC. What I got was a meager baguette with 2 very small slices of ham 1 piece of cheese and mustard. With all the lunch choices in the city, I would put this at the bottom of your list.