Le Monde

4.4
297 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 297 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Burt
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I've eaten at Le Monde several times and have always enjoyed the ambience and the food. However, because of the COVID pandemic the restaurant, as well as all businesses, had to adapt to the situation. Therefore, I gave my lunch four stars instead of five simply because their overhead heat lamp was not (at least for me) sufficient to keep me comfortably warm. The outside space which they installed for the pandemic is completely open on one side (understandably) and so the cold air was difficult to avoid. Therefore my one "complaint" is that their heat lamps are sub-par and I'd hope they could install stronger ones. Other than that, their food (today was onion soup and BLT) was absolutely delicious, and their service was as always, wonderful.

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vipGary
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job during Covid-19. Steak frites and duck were both excellent, and tuna tartare was particularly good. Service is always friendly and attentive there. My only suggestion is to have some good local beers available. Beer list is particularly bad.

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vipAmyr
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a nice experience.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A personal go-to favorite restaurant that's set up well for Covid winter outdoor dining.

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vipsusanjo
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining as we are in cooler temps is a real challenge and Le Monde is doing an exemplary job at it! It was a very mild evening so we did not need the overhead heat lamp provided - I have dined there and used this before and it is great! We both had the moules and frites - both really excellent! The tables are very well spaced and the evening was just wonderful.

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vipMikeD
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was stupendous, the device was unequaled

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vipIlissaS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food - friendly service and most important- great heat lamps for outdoor dining!

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vipReneeM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The neighborhood would be vastly deprived if Le Monde were to disappear or not be available (this is Covid time). A boon to the neighborhood not only as a bistro but also as a long standing gathering place for locals and out of towners. There is a reason it is usually crowded.

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vipToddM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this neighborhood french bistro on the UWS! The service is always friendly and they treat you well.

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vipkwolf212
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was incredibly cordial and welcoming....more so than ever before!

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vipNYCFOODIE
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service , loved the tuna tartare and the Burrata , wild mushroom ravioli and the duck were amazing, Alon the GM is a great host , he made sure that we enjoyed our evening, can’t wait to return .

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viphoodrat
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Mussels were not cleaned properly and there was sand and rocks in at least half of the mussels. The salmon risotto dish was greasy. Drinks were god awful slow.

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Kenyonbach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The host/manager was very accommodating and pleasant, with a cheerful, welcoming smile. The waiter was friendly and attentive, the food good. It's a great neighborhood restaurant and we are delighted they're open!

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viptallred
New England
85 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dined there (lunch) with my 100 year old aunt, who is very much alive and interesting. She loves going there, and the waitperson remembered us from our last visit, which was a sweet plus. Thank you!

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oysterhunter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Wonderful food, though they forgot to bring us the main course. Still, great eating! Great French restaurant!

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JamesA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Abbreviated menu and their best items were not available. Asked for my lamb chops rare cane medium well but were still soft as butter and delicious. Looking forward to going back see hen fully opened

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KarenO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I felt very safe with the outdoor dining setup. The food was great and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. My meal here has been the highlight of a very challenging summer.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Well, things are different now. Our table was on the edge of the sidewalk, between two parking meters, a foot from the street. When a city bus came by we all had to suspend our conversation until it passed and we could once again hear each other. And, needless to say, there was no air conditioning to mitigate the muggy summer evening. That said, it was nice to be back at LeMonde, and the waiters did a terrific job under difficult circumstances. The Vietnamese chicken salad was no doubt healthy but pretty bland. Tip to kitchen: wake up the dressing a bit, try lime juice, a little more soy, perhaps some fish sauce, and a touch of brown sugar or molasses. The cocktails were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, eating on the street was less appealing but a necessary evil

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

First outdoor meal in phase 2 of re-opening NYC after 15 weeks of stay at home quarantine because of Covid-19 virus for three older friends. One has had the virus.
We had an end table under the red awning for 11 am brunch on a hot Sunday. Food, service, menu were fine. Le Monde understands current Covid-19 health precautions. Reservations accepted. We would not have liked being at the tables which did not have some protection from the sun. Willing to return.

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Wayne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We came here on the evening of July 4th. The outdoor seating is fantastic. We came for the burgers & fries, which were just OK.

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AlexB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was OK, excellent service, beautiful location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I enjoyed the presentation of the food.

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stephenh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good Bar and Restaurant. Had a Good Time
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Burt
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve eaten lunch here several times and it’s fine. Nothing memorable but service is good, ambience is”cozy French bistro” and food is ok. My one disappointment is their onion soup, as it’s usually too watery for my taste with not enough thick cheese to cover its entire top. In my humble opinion French onion soup should always have a thick somewhat crispy slab of melted cheese covering the entire crock, as I’ve always eaten it in France. Otherwise their lunch menu is fine

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best French restaurant in NYC the service was incredible!

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vipBarbaraL
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The kitchen was very slow - it took 50 minutes to get our meal. We arrived at 6:40 and need to leave by 7:30. Food arrived at 7:25! Ruined our meal.

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vipWillajane
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely French spot near Columbia. Service a bit slow but friendly. Comfort food French style. Not gourmet but solid!

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ChristineB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It’s always good!

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vipToddM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately it appeared they were short staffed and our apps took 50 min. We generally have good service there so it was a surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We were a group of 5. We waited an hour an a half for our food to arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the classic French bistro style food, and the the drink menu is amazing. Outside dinning is available in the warm weather months so I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food is good but the restaurant is consistently let down by patchy, if not poor, service. We have been here several times and the story is always the same - a very nice range of dishes, hit or miss service. This was not a busy night, even though this is Saturday evening in a lively, moderately well-heeled area adjacent to Columbia University, and I requested on the Open Table app a window table. We were seated right at the back of the restaurant against a wall. Oh well. On arrival, barely any greeting from the host. It took quite some time to order three drinks. They were out of tonic water (what??) so gin and tonic was not available. The drinks then took an age to come and it took even longer to order the food and then to get the food. The bussing staff seemed to be working hard but we hardly saw our waiter all evening until he came to give us the check. Considering the area, nicer eating places are a bit thin on the ground. I guess this lack of competition is how Le Monde gets away with it despite the indifferent service. I will say, however, that the food was very good - organic roast chicken, roasted cod, a decent burger - and the drinks including a Manhattan and a house pinot noir were all very tasty. So yes, I suppose I would recommend it to a friend. Only just though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Usually Le Monde is good. Tonight at 7:30 pm they had run out of four of their main meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and I’ll definitely go back.

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vipamy41
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant with consistently reliable service and food.

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monar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We took out our nephew, a real foodie visiting from CA and he loved it. It was refreshing to be in a quiet restaurant where we could actually talk. All the food was delicious and it was a tremendously enjoyable meal.

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

food is getting better and better. Very good sea bass. Barbara much liked cassoulet and ANne also her duck confit

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vipKathyT
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food are always excellent at Le Monde!

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

very good food except for the Brussels sprouts side dish, which was boring and tasteless and needs bacon, for example, something to give it taste

FAQs

Le Monde does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Le Monde also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 531-3939.

Le Monde is rated 4.4 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.