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Posted by Catherine on 03/03/2008
I'm not usually in the lower broadway area but I had a meeting on 20th and Broadway. After the meeting I met a friend in ABC and we went to lunch at the most marvelous cafe. I felt like we were in Europe for lunch. My girlfriend and I enjoyed everything from the coffee to the special basil sandwich and the special squash salad. Our exuberant server suggested both items and we ended up staying and talking longer than our schedules permitted us to. I'm so glad I found out about this place. I must have been living under a rock to never have noticed. Looking forward to visiting your cafe again.
Posted by Kendra on 01/27/2008
Love this place. Great service, nice people, simple and easy ambience. I go here for lunch probably twice a week, and often stop at the other location on Hudson near my apartment on the way to work for coffee or breakfast. I lived in Belgium and France for 13 years after college so I am appreciative of their style and food. Everything they offer is freshly made, not processed or genetically modified or chemical in taste, and that's important to me. I would also highly recommend the Brunette if you've never had it - it's this amazing praline spread for your bread, similar to peanut butter mixed with honey. So good. They sell that too so you can take it home!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2007
I've only been here once. The desserts were good but overpriced... The coffee was excellent! The atmosphere was nice - relaxed and different.
Posted by Vivian on 10/31/2007
I love this restaurant. The Bread Basket is more than enough for 2 people. A nice variety of bread with the caddy of delicious red jam, praline butter and apricot jam. I order the sliced Cheddar cheese side which comes with dried tomato, cornichions and thinly sliced cucumber. Then I proceed to make a variety of little sandwiches with the above variety of ingredients. Some times my daughter will get the fruit cup and we share it all. I usually go to the Washington Square area location but the west Village has a nice one.
Posted by BrooklynBorn on 10/24/2007
This chain does not have great service but, the food is fine especialy if you just want to sit with a cup of tea and lounge for a bit. INo, it's not great food but, I enjoy the ersatz french provincial atmosphere and the laid-back attitude. I've been to locations around New York City and in London and it's always the same: sit as long as you like over a few cappuccinos and you never get the bum's rush for your seat.
Posted by Brooklyn62 on 04/15/2007
I still consider myself a New Yorker even though I have not been a legal resident for 20 years. I still come to visit, vacation, whatever. That being said, I still have the accent and the thick skin to go with it. This restaurant had good food but not enough to make up for the poor service and the attitudes of some of the wait staff. Serving is more than getting someone some food which "my server" did not do. Walter was the only one that greeted me warmly. He also exemplified true team spirit. He not only got me some water, he took my order and delivered my food and made sure I had butter to go with my bread! My sorry excuse for a server was too busy fliting about the room doing much of nothing. She was gracious enough to bring me the check. I hope she wasn't too disappointed that she did not receive a tip. After all, I got no service-that makes it even!
Posted by pistoo on 12/28/2006
I just read a lot of nonsense. Le pain Quotidien has a very friendly atmosphere and the food is simple and sans pretention. I now go to the one near Lincoln Center, the service is bad, but it doesn't matter, it is great to have a snack before a night performance. my favorite is the Brownie, delicious. By the way Croissant in France come in 2 categories, with butter or without. I prefer crips and fluffy which is without too much butter. try other locations, less crowded.