About Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte brings French fare to Charlotte. Classic favorites served all day include quiches and crepes, eggs, waffles, french toast, along with Freshly baked artisan breads, pain du croissants. In the evening enjoy Bistro service and classics like duck confit and trout amandine. This French Bakery and Bistro has a delectable dish for everyone.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Plenty of Parking any time of day.
Private Party Facilities:
Opening Soon a Private room for 30 guests, separate area, bar and Audio Visual.
Private Party Contact:
Monte Smith: 704-965-2788
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Cafe Monte Ratings and Reviews
It was a special occasion, taking out a ...
It was a special occasion, taking out a friend having a bad week.
Consistently consistent - great service ...
Consistently consistent - great service and great food at this Southpark Gem. I favorite for business lunch or just meeting up with friends.
Consistently one of our favorite dining ...
Consistently one of our favorite dining spots! Great food and service.
We enjoyed our meal listening to the mus ...
We enjoyed our meal listening to the music. Not too loud to drown out conversation.
Crepes are excellent. Don't get the stea ...
Crepes are excellent. Don't get the steak. Too tough.
We enjoyed the Saturday night Beef Welli ...
We enjoyed the Saturday night Beef Wellington -- which was done perfectly. The filet was "melt in your mouth quality" with no fat, grizzle or imperfections of any sort. The diced mushroom dressing was generous, nicely spiced and delightfully moist. In addition, when asked, the waiter brought an extra cruet of top sauce. The only way this meal could be topped would be if the chef had an (extra cost) option to include the traditional foie gras for which Wellingtons have fame.
Our favorite restaurant in town...our pl ...
Our favorite restaurant in town...our place to go for special family events. We also take our out of town guests there as well.
Great meal with friends and good food & ...
Great meal with friends and good food & service, what else could I want!!
The food (mussels)was good. Since we liv ...
The food (mussels)was good. Since we lived in Brussels for seven years, we set a high bar. The service, however, was wonderful. The young male hispanic waiter was efficient, cordial and had a great demeanor and smile. He made the evening exceptional.
Great brunch spot...good food, nice atmo ...
Great brunch spot...good food, nice atmosphere. I love their omelets. They also serve great coffee...not your usual bland java. The staff is very friendly.
one of our favourite restaurants in char ...
one of our favourite restaurants in charlotte area
Fantastic. Great find. Food is divine ...
Fantastic. Great find. Food is divine and servers are lovely. Totally celebrated w us
We have been to Cafe Monte several times ...
We have been to Cafe Monte several times, but took friends of which this was their first time. We all agreed the food was top-drawer with a great selection. Service was impeccable, as usual. Don't be afraid to share this place with special friends!
Reliably tasty food, service is hit or miss
This is a weekly Sunday brunch spot for my friends and me, and frequent lunch stop, as well, and the food is always tasty and attractive. However, service is not as consistent, unfortunately. Water glasses sit empty, coffee cups aren't refilled, and getting the attention of your server is occasionally challenging. This happens whether the place is packed and you wait 30 minutes for a table, or when the crowd has thinned and there are many empty tables. Some servers are superb, others are subpar. Given that a brunch with entree, coffee, and bloody Mary runs $40-$45 with tip, it's disappointing to have less than reliably excellent service. That said, when you get a good server, it's a wonderful experience, and I've never had a bad dish.
Enjoyed lunch as we often do at any mea ...
Enjoyed lunch as we often do at any meal at cafe Monte
Great meeting lunch
We met for lunch at Cafe Monte for a meeting. We were pleased to be able to sit outside. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. The wait staff was excellent. We were not rushed (since we met for 2 hours). The food was great!
Great as usual!😀
Great as usual!😀
Always a good choice
Cafe Monte is always a good. Eat there several times a year and always a top notch experience.
We have gone here several times now. Service and food are always excellent. Noise is lower that other restaurants and on some nights there is music. A really nice place to go for lunch or dinner. They have a good bar as well.
Very enjoyable evening.
Very enjoyable evening.
Memorable service, delicious food, gre ...
Memorable service, delicious food, great music. Felt like we we dining in a cute bistro in France! Perfect ambiance!
Great Spot for A Romantic Special Occasion
This is our second visit to Cafe Monte but the best one yet as my wife and I came to celebrate her 40th Birthday. With full glasses of red, Olive/ Hummus and Roasted Artichoke Apps Plus we both ordered the specials of the day (lamb, scallops) we can't say enough about the quality service and atmosphere. We plan on taking family with us when they visit and recommend to anyone couple or family looking for an authentic night out.
We visited Cafe Monte last Sunday after church. It was our first time there and very close to South Park Shopping where we were going after brunch. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered. A very nice upscale type restaurant. The Breakfast meals we chose were very delicious, excellently prepared and large portions. My wife said it was the best coffee she had ever had in a restaurant! The service was very attentive and cordial. Just before we left a gentleman came by whom I identified as the manager. I passed along our compliments to him also. Can't wait to return for another great meal!
Great food!! It felt like we were in a r ...
Great food!! It felt like we were in a real Parisienne Café. Even the croissants were real French croissants. After living in Paris it has been hard to find a legitimate croissant. Will go there again when we are back in Charlotte.
The ambiance & music was as lovely as usual, I love the atmosphere. My only complaint would be that the thicker piece of my fish wasn't as done as it should have been. Had it been salmon that would have been fine, but I ordered trout. Even still one fluke wouldn't stop me from going back again😊
We always have a good experience there. ...
We always have a good experience there. We take my elderly parents and we always get the best service and food. Thank you
The occasion was the birthday of my girl ...
The occasion was the birthday of my girlfriend. I had flowers sent to the restaurant and asked for champagne to be at the table. They gave us a nice table and everything was beautifully arranged when we sat down at the table. It was a memorable experience, the food was spectacular as always and the wait staff was friendly, attentive but not overbearing. The waitress took several pictures of us even though she was busy and when I ordered dessert she had put a candle in some whipped cream! Another waiter complimented the flowers as he passed by. Just a wonderful restaurant!
Make a point to visit
Has become one of our go-to places when visiting Charlotte. Food and service are consistently outstanding. Have never been disappointed. Best Duck Confit you will find.
Was here for Monday night all you can eat mussels! Delish!!
Beef short rib sandwich w/petite frites ...
Beef short rib sandwich w/petite frites ~~the best! Crepe cooked to perfection. We always expect perfection and usually get it. Love Cafe Monte!
To be safe it is always better to reserv ...
To be safe it is always better to reserve, especially on the weekend. The reception sometimes gets overwhelmed, but handle it quite well. The ambiance is pleasant if not a bit noisy. The servers do their job exceedingly well even when crowded. Best of all the food is excellent & quite varied. The best of bistro eating!
The chicken and mushroom crepe was excel ...
The chicken and mushroom crepe was excellent and the portion was larger than expected. Not as big of the fan of the specials - I think they mean special (as in high) prices. Service was excellent!
Very great experience yet again. This i ...
Very great experience yet again. This is the first time I have had dinner at the Café. I usually go for Brunch or Lunch. They had several specials for the evening and I decided to try the Beef Wellington which was perfection and my mom decided to get the Scallop Special which was also very good. The Soup De Jour was She Crab and it was also so good and could have been my meal. If you haven't been here you should definitely give it a try. The only negative is I wish they had a better variety of starters/appetizers as I never order one or see one I like so I went with the soup.
Great as always!
I haven't been disappointed with anything I have eaten here and I have eaten here a lot! My friends and family feel the same way. If calories aren't an issue the lobster crepes are to die for! Enjoy Cafe Monte!
Always a favorite!
Food is always excellent and service is good. Lobster special was wonderful as were the crab cakes. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Made the reservation on Open Table and even though it was very crowded we were seated within minutes of our reservation.
Great appetizers. Loved the short rib. L ...
Great appetizers. Loved the short rib. Love the deserts and wine selection. Great service
One of my favorite restaurants....always ...
One of my favorite restaurants....always completely happy with food, service, etc.....the restaurant I usually take friends for special occasions....
My favorite spot! Oh la la💋💋
I ABSOLUTELY love this restaurant. It's located in the Southpark area of Charlotte....but whenever I come, I feel like I've left Charlotte and stepped into a quaint bistro in Paris. Lisa, our waitress was absolutely catering and attentive. The ambience is perfect, the food...everything is sublime! Do yourself a favor and go!!
I am in Paris!
I love this place. I always feel like I am dining in Paris. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves French food and ambiance!
Love Monte's for all meals although lunch can be a bit noisy and frenetic. But the food is fabulous no matter what you choose.
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