Le Monde

4.2
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245 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Le Monde celebrates the wonderful Loire Valley
which is known as the Garden of France". Much of
what is found in the overflowing markets of Paris,
originates from this region. The Loire is home to
some of the most beautiful and distinctive wines to be found, with many pairing superbly with a wide variety of cuisine. With hundred of cheeses,
thousands of different wine producers, sea food,
fish and meats, it is not a surprise that the lovely
Loire valley excels.
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Been to Le Monde several timer. First time with a reservation, however the table we got was not good at all. It was really small, nest to the cashier and super noisy.
The brunch was good.
Have in mind that Sundays are really busy and if you want I to have a quiet time this night not be the best place to go.

ML
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent. We were a party of 8 and we were seated promptly. I would highly recommend Le Monde to anyone looking for a brunch spot.

b
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect spot to have a good, tasty dinner before a concert! Service was great at getting us seated and fed in time for us to make the show.

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-rate experience. My salad lyonnaise and duck confit were outstanding. My companions praised their tomato tart, mussels, and steak frites. Excellent wine, lovely atmosphere, good value. Next time we are in NYC, we'll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food great service a little slow

HP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had to remind wait staff twice to please bring me a glass of wine that I had ordered. The problem is that the person taking your order is not the one who delivers the food and the person checking in on how we were doing was yet another person. I think they need to tighten up the hand off between wait staff.

MR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not as good as it used to be. I ordered Duck confit. It was a small portion and came with dried up home fries that were almost inedible. Not worth $32.00. My friend ordered a octopus salad which seemed like a bigger portion and she enjoyed it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

a
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Oil they use leaves a bad taste and smell on clothes

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch options were great. Very pleased with price as well.

a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection. Excellent following dietary restrictions due to allergies. We had 3 different appetizers and three different main dishes, and all 6 were excellent.
We will definitely return

NW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was hoping for slightly quieter dining room but the food was good and the service was decent. Also, they were very accommodating to my 7mo baby.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I have gone here for over a decade and in the last two years the quality of the food has decreased dramatically. Today’s quiche had some crusty crunchy toppimg that seemed to be overbaked parmesan and the crust was inedible. The salmon burger was dry and only the brussel sprouts were edible. There has been a steady decline but today brought it to a point where I had to complain. Very sad because I habe always loved this restaurant.

n
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I have been many times at Le Monde and I have enjoyed the food. I had never been there for Sunday brunch. It was crowded, noisy, the food was so-so. When our plates arrived the food was cold. The service was attentive and polite but very slow. So, I recommend the place but not on Sunday brunch hours.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice!

c
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was there for a lunch meeting. The service was great and the food was good. My colleague had the chicken and I had the lunch special carbonara. Everything was good. The servers were very polite and attentive. We sat on the patio. To my surprise the noise level was low. The occasional ambulance sirens didn’t bother us.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice restaurant, good food, nice ambiance, the service was o.k. but the wait staff was very inexperienced.

K
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This time, the entree I had chosen was not as good as I had experienced in the past. I guess we can all have an off day.

E
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations on 9/21 to celebrate my adult son's birthday. We had a lovely time. Food and service was excellent. Not our first visit to the restaurant and definitely not our last!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted a nice birthday dinner for an introverted wife but with our teenage kids that wasn’t wildly expensive. We also wanted a place that wasn’t too loud that we couldn’t sit and just enjoy each other’s company. Since it was a Saturday night we always dislike a lot of dining establishments as it just feels like you’re being pushed out the door to turn the tables - so strategically I picked a French restaurant thinking if the waiters were European they would understand, plus my wife is a fan of French cooking. We got exactly what we were looking for; Tasty food, thoughtfully prepared and a cozy ambience. The waiter was quite professional. As a few others have said - the steak cut was a bit cheap - but hey so is the price...and the kids got steak frites but it’s a large cut, not the most tender but they said it was tasty. I had the bouillabaisse and the wife got mussels and we both enjoyed them. The menu has a lot of choices that i would certainly return for. The kids ate some escargot as an appetizer and the Desserts were well made. All in all a nice place and we will return for a normal night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service and food were good except for the mussels which were small.

j
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was my 3rd meal at le Monde in recent months. It is a good choice in the Barnard/Columbia neighborhood. the food was very good. My quinoa salad with shrimp was yummy. My friend's oriental chicken salad, she said , was good but she left a fair amount on the plate. Unfortunately, the service was sooooooooooooo slow. at a busy lunch hour they need more staff.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value. Delicious food. Wonderful menu and huge portions.

MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Le Monde is a great neighborhood standby in Morningside Heights. Trendier places come and go. So it’s nice to know that this place endures.

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable service and tasty, healthy options. A go to place for business lunches on the Upper West Side.

BT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just an ok restaurant. Nothing bad, nothing particularly outstanding either

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my Saturday brunch this past weekend was perfect. Service was impeccable. Plenty of outdoor seating on a glorious eighty degree day. Classy UWS vibes. Cocktails were lovely. I got the Belgian waffle; my friend got the steak and eggs. 10/10 — can’t wait to come back! Felt like we were on holiday even though we’ve been living in NYC for years :)

O
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Inconsistent at best, we tried this place on the recommendation of our Airbnb hosts. I cannot say I would return: the French onion soup looks good in photos but was watery and in need of salt; the coq a vin was similarly watery and quite vinegary; the Friday special of scallop risotto was the best thing we had, but was more like cheesy rice than a proper risotto. Nothing about our meal made it worth the more than $100.

s
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food! However the service was extremely slow - they needed servers!

c
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great round table in the window for 5 people. Food was excellent. Service exceptional slow. Had to approach hostess to get a final bill.

w
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Most of our dinner was bland and unremarkable but the duck confit stood out as the worse. The duck leg was luke warm and it sat on a bed of potatoes and salad that tasted like leftovers: limp frisee, mushy potatoes mixed in with thick chewy slivers that were ossified from being warmed up one time too many. The service was slow and slightly amateurish. I had remembered this place fondly from a couple of visits a few years ago, but this was very disappointing!

DJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was expensive. Also ac didn’t work on the bar wide of the restaurant and the tap beers didn’t work. That said, staff was great. Food, fantastic.

IW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Le Monde with my dear childhood friend and niece to celebrate my 65th birthday. The atmosphere was festive, the service was wonderful and the food was excellent. Every dish was served with a a great presentation and absolutely delicious. I had a magnificent time at Le Monde and would recommend this restaurant for the casual to the elegant diner - and will spread the word with all of my friends and family!

H
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I have been here many times. Grade was pending. Food not up to par. Restaurant was freezing. I will wait a while before returning.

G
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I like the Le Monde Restaurant but I had never been there for lunch before and it was different from the evening. I came for lunch and I was given a Brunch menu and I was arrogantly told that was it, only Brunch where the meu is different, thus I as not pleased.

AS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with relaxed atmosphere and gracious service. Great place for a special occasion.

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I'd eaten here before and had a good experience so came back. I ordered the steak medium rare (but not rare) with the sauce on the side. My friend ordered mussels. My steak came smothered in sauce and rare. My friend's mussels came ice cold. We sent the food back. My steak came back with the sauce scraped off the meat....the french fries took up most of the plate...no sauce on the side.
Was very hard to get the waiter's attention. Very hard. We had to almost get up to flag him down.
The bread was delicious...and they give you the tiniest pat of butter for a basket of delicious bread.
Won't go back soon!

FL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a very nice early meal with family and a friend. Food was delicious and reasonable. Kevin was a kind waiter- the wait between was a little long but overall, nice place!

TM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not many decent choices in Morningside Heights. Bored service. Ordinary food.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LeMonde is a comfortable, neighborly place with outdoor seating and a bar and a commodious dining room. The food is solid, good. The staff is a delight!