Charming French bistro with excellent food
My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at this charming restaurant before attending a performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The restaurant is beautifully decorated - looks like a Parisian bistro. The staff is friendly and service is attentive. I ordered the salmon and my wife ordered the duck. Both dishes were delicious. All together, a very nice experience
A pleasant surprise and a definite re-visit. This may be one of the best choices in the area.
Although the quality of the food and the ambiance was good, there was too much dysfunction with the wait staff and service. Our server only spoke French and it was awkward and confusing for her as well as us. Last time I checked we were not in France! Although this restaurant is a BYOB, they did not offer us a wine cooler, and our server took our wine to a back area of the restaurant where I guess they keep all the beverages that people bring in. It was a good thing we were paying attention, as we observed the owner of the restaurant at another table preparing to serve them our bottle of wine. Luckily we made him aware that it was our bottle. Later on when we asked another server for something to keep our wine chilled, she proceeded to return with a cork and comment that she wasn't sure if it was for our bottle. Lastly, when our French only speaking server asked for our dessert choice, we selected the one special dessert for that evening. She returned shortly later to inform us they were out of it. This took us by surprise as the restaurant was half full, so how could they have sold out of the one special dessert they were offering that evening?
Had a great time. The dinner exceeded our expectations. Cafe Monet is homey and personalized. Very much a home-made feel, they want you to love it, they want you back.
Lovely small french restaurant -- everything was delicious and well prepared.
Great food, and great service. When we booked our NYE reservation we weren't aware it was a tasting menu - but the food was very good! BYOB. :-)
We had such a amazing meal! Great ambiance / service/ atmosphere .We will be back! Great spot for a date night !
Wonderful ambiance, great French music, exquisite food, and comforting hosts.
Great little neighborhood BYOB find !
Interesting menu , authentic dishes
Rabbit & duck was delicious 😋
Nice ambiance , tables are a little close but still lovely
Food was absolutely delicious!!! Can’t wait to go back.
Our food was undercooked
Staff never came around to refill waters
Fabulous food, escargot out of this world, duck incredible, super service, highly recommended!! Will return for sure!!
Felt like we were in Paris, it's a charming rendez-vous.
Got to try their new menu, we shared the cheese plate to start and then chose the braised rabbit with mushroom risotto and the merguez lamb burger with fois gras, which came with really good French Fries plus more French Fries for me.
The desserts were all home made and ours were delicious.
We will certainly be back to try more of the menu.
Everything was wonderful.
Terrific food in a charming atmosphere
We had Branzini and lamb. The fish (with red quinoa) was great; the lamb was overcooked compared to the medium rare ordered. Desert of chocolate souffle was well worth the wait and To Die For.
Cafe Monet is rated 4.3 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.