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“A Much Underated Gem !”
Review of Le Monde

Le Monde
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Ranked #3,171 of 13,315 Restaurants in New York City
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Morningside Heights
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I have been intending to check out Le Monde for some time , but there are so many good restaurants in the area that I wanted to be in the right frame for a fine French eatery . Today I stopped by for desert with my lady and one of her former students she had not seen for a long time . The deserts and service were both superb , our waiter and waitress ( her shift ended while the ladies chatted ) being clean and uncommonly professional ( standards have gone down everywhere ! ) . Seating was cozy , the decor was beautiful and tasteful....even the bathroom was a work of art in itself . We stayed for 2 1/2 hours on a $40 tab....and were never bothered to order more , while staff was always available . This is "old school".....a fine restaurant in more than décor gimmicks . A welcome change of place , the only thing missing being French classical music to soothe one from the hustle of Broadway . Le Monde is " water from another time" . Treat yourself !

Date of visit: January 2016
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Thank Pelaro
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We enjoyed dinner for 2 on New Year's. The $50 prix fixe was surprisingly good - as in very good.

The lobster salad included a generous portion of tail, while the foie gras pate was almost entirely goose liver. The salad greens on the lobster plate were a bit heavily dressed, but no big deal. The chocolate brioche for the pate was nothing special, but again, no big deal.

We each had the beef entrée which was essentially a beef wellington (mushrooms, no liver). It sat in a red wine reduction enriched with demi glace. It was pre-made and held at temp, and arrived on the medium side of medium rare. No big deal - we both enjoyed it immensely.

Dessert was a little weak - a tour of chocolate with pots de crème - very good, a chocolate ice over a piece of brownie-like cake - okay, and a dense chocolate tart-like thing that was a little disappointing. Dessert did not affect our overwhelmingly positive feelings about dinner.

Bar service as good, though Karen's perfect manhattan could have been a bit more perfect. We ordered the chateauneuf du pape, which was well worth the $100 (this was probably the most expensive bottle on the list). An after dinner pour of armangac and 12 year calvados was generous at $15 and $12 respectively. Both were tasty.

The espresso was good, too.

We would go again in a heartbeat, and I simply cannot understand how they serve this menu for $50.

All in all, I do not know how they serve this menu for $50, but

Date of visit: December 2015
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Thank customexperience
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent establishment - great service , attentive waitrons, great menu - starters have numerous options as does entrees. Dessert is a must from tartlets to mousse to crepes ! Noise level low and easy speaking venue. A definite place to return to

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank JudyA70
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

What a great find
Nice wines by the glass
Great service
Order the Shakshuka (an Israeli Dish of Baked Eggs) Amazing
Egg Florentine
Great Pinot Blanc and Sancerre
Great Atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Bonarrigo
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Delicious food in a casual, non-pretentious setting makes this restaurant one of our favorites. You can't go wrong ordering the typically French offerings, and daily platters are always worthwhile. Good wine list too.

Date of visit: November 2015
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