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Le Pain Quotidien

$$ - $$$
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Upper East Side
French, Belgian, Cafe, European
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1336 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4704
+1 212-717-4800
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New York City, New York
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1,631 reviews
849 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 747 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

but this one seems to be patronized more than others I have visited, and the food seems a smidgen better. Certainly service is at the same high standard of others in New York City, and cleanliness is superb. Special Summer Sips -- very clever marketing.

Helpful?
Thank robcurtross
LePainQuotidien, Guest Relations Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Thanks! We are so happy you had a nice time and that our summer sips drew you in! Bianca W More 

New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been buying the baguette there for a long time, at least three times a month. Suddenly two days ago I bought 6 baguettes for $21.60 that I was bringing this time to a friend. I realized that the baguettes are now 2/3 the size for the same price that I paid a week ago, $3.60 which is already... More 

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Thank Terry2299
LePainQuotidien, Guest Relations Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with your baguette purchase. We have not made any changes to our recipe or portion but have passed along your comments to our baker team to take into consideration. Feel free to reach out to us at any time at questions@lepainquotiden.com. Bianca W More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Bakery is incredible the atmosphere is comforting and very very french country. The best part of all is one of the healthiest places to have your breakfast and lunch. All over Manhattan do yourself a favor and do not miss a chance to indulge!!

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Thank Jay C
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E77th St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Please feel free to reach out to us at questions@lepainquotiden.com with feedback... More 

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch, snacks or tea. Interesting menu with a fair choice of healthy plates. Although the place is consistently busy at lunch the service remains quick and attentive. There are individual tables and a large communal one. The only bothersome issue customers that settle for some time at the large table with computers, wires, chargers, coats and carriages... More 

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Thank 68WorldTraveler68
LePainQuotidien, Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your review and for dining at Le Pain Quotidien. We are glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience at our E77th St restaurant and have forwarded your kind words along to the team. Additionally, we have passed your other comments along to our management team... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I love freshly baked croissants. I was excited to see this place while visiting NYC the weekend of 1/2/2015. My friend and I dined at this establishment for breakfast on 1/3/2015. I ordered a croissant and coffee and was very disappointed. For 10a in the morning the croissants were dry and hard. They weren't freshly baked, which is unfortunate for... More 

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Thank vaw30080
LePainQuotidien, Front Office Manager at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Greetings- Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We strive to present our guests with the best quality and value possible, from food to service. We sincerely apologize for your experience and hope you'll give us another chance to deliver. Please send us an email at questions@lepainquotidien.com with any further information- check number, server name- so we... More 

Winchester
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

My wife just loves this place when we are visiting a local hospital. It hits the spot no matter what time of the day. Has fresh quality food that is hard to find some times.

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Thank beemanWinchester
new york
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

In a neighborhood of food carts and mostly not very enticing choices of place at which to grab a light lunch, Le Paine Quotidian is a welcome find. My husband had the open faced grilled chicken and mozzarella sandwich, which came with arugula salad in a delicious herb dressing, slices of radishes, cornichons, and a tangy tomato salsa. It was... More 

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Thank travelerNewYork
New York City, New York
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335 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I have been to their location in Manhattan Beach and downtown NYC and they all deliver excellent and imaginative lunches at a reasonable price. I am sure they have their off moments but I haven't encountered one yet.

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Thank Unbongout
Oakland, California
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339 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We were looking for a place to cool our heels and eat lunch near the West Side Y and we found this quaint place. After reading the other reviews, perhaps they went on an off day because the service was excellent. We ordered lemonade iced tea and the roasted turkey and avocado tartine with whole grain mustard and tomato vinaigrette... More 

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Thank KWong55
Bressanone, Italy
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Be aware of really diety tableware and cutlery? Stuff quiet ok, but could improve.

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Thank fritzmoedinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Belgian, Cafe, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-4704
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-717-4800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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