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Mon Petit Café - 36 Reviews - 801 Lexington Ave, New York, NY - Breakfast Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 355-2233

Mon Petit Café

801 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 355-2233
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Mon Petit Café - New York, NY


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This amazing restaurant feels like Paris. It is one of my favorites. The French onion soup is perfect!


Although the service was friendly and eager to please, my husband and I were rather disappointed by the steaks, we found them to be tough and of poor quality for the price charged...

Authentic French cuisine 12/27/2011

This amazing restaurant feels like Paris. It is one of my favorites. The French onion soup is perfect! more

Awesome food, cozy feel 12/10/2010

I really like it here. The food is great and the feel is cozy. Brunch is $13.95 without alcohlic drinks. There nothing more one could want from a French Cafe more

First class dining 6/16/2009

I have been lucky enough to dine at Mon Petit for several years. Mon Petit is an oasis from the chaos of the city, chain eating, faux French cuisine and bad service.\r I have sent clients and friends here. Everyone comes back and thanks us for the suggestion. \r Dont miss this best of breed neighborhood landmark, pinnacle of affordable cuisine and first class service! Pros: Great food, service and feel Cons: Ned more outdoor seating more

Authentic French Cusine 5/11/2009

If you want authentic french cusine this is the place to go....the breakfast is amazing...everything is fresh and the service is couldnt be any better. I would definitely recommend it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. more

Nice little French place 2/23/2009

Went there for an anniversary with my fiancee and it was exactly what I was looking for a nice little French place. Quiet enough to be romantic without having to be in the dark (I like to see my food when I eat). Everything we had was good and I remember really enjoying dessert! This place is not for someone looking for gourmet or experimental food... \r It is just good simple food in a quiet relaxing atmosphere.\r Pros: Simple French food more

firt time... definately not the last one 6/15/2008

I was there saturday night with a big group, 16 people. We were seated immeditely even if the restaurant was packed. Food was good and service excellent. It was my first time and definately not the last one... more

Eggs Mornay Florentine 6/6/2008

Sitting outside you at one of the little tables can make you feel like you are really in France. And the Eggs Mornay Florentine are the best eggs I have ever had in my life. A cute, cozy little bistro, perfect during a day of shopping on the Upper East Side. Pros: Atmosphere,Eggs Mornay Florentine Cons: Capuccino needs works more

Good Brunch with friends 3/4/2008

I went for brunch on Sunday at noon with five of my girlfriends. The reason we chose this place was the $17.95 brunch menu.\r Two of us arrived on time and they sat us a table of six right away. I think we were a bit lucky that there were three tables available next to each other that were combined. We waited another 15 minutes for the rest of the group and the wait staff didn't seem to mind that we didn't all arrive together. The wait staff was very friendly and accomodating. We had coffee and mimosas while we waited.\r The coffee was good and the food was slightly above average. The eggs benedictine (which comes with smoked salmon on a croissant) were popular at our table and everyone enjoyed their meals. The restaurant was getting very crowded with lines out the door when we left around 1:30pm. Pros: friendly atmosphere, pre-fixe brunch menu Cons: small space more

Classic Frensh cafe 11/1/2007

Cosy romantic French style cafe with French speaking waitresses. Good foods with great value for money. more

A real French cafe in NYC 7/18/2007

The food always excellent; the service great. A wonderful place to meet friends on a weekend.\r \r Always try the specials... Pros: Food is always great Cons: Sometimes hard to get in more

Intimate, Charming Bistro! 7/6/2007

I had been planning on visiting Mon Petite Cafe for the longest time, on a friend's recommendation. I finally made the pilgramage to the U.E.S. (not my usual stomping ground) last week and can honestly say it was well worth the trip. What I found was an intimate, charming bistro serving classic French fare and creative specials - I had the incredibly succulent pork tenderloin which impressed me no end and my friends (as romantic as it is, it's not just for gooey-eyed couples) both had the steak frites with an au poivre sauce that was out of this world! Our server was knowledgable and genuinely friendly without being over the top or intrusive. I f I had to pick fault with Mon Petite Cafe, I'd say it lies in the distinct lack of proffiteroles!!! Although, the creme brulee was pretty darn good as a substitute. Pros: warm, inviting ambience and terrific classic French fare Cons: no bloody profiteroles!! more

Needs a lot of work 7/4/2007

Although the service was friendly and eager to please, my husband and I were rather disappointed by the steaks, we found them to be tough and of poor quality for the price charged. We were pleased with the wine selection but were to be brought down by the temperature and amount of wine served in the glass. My husband ordered an expensive bordeaux only to find the temperature to be offensively hot. The waitress went out of her way by chilling the glass but to no avail as it's obvious the restaurant does not have a proper cooling system. I ordered a glass of chardonnay and was brought a glass of wine just a little over half full. It's very unfortunate for the restaurant to have such a nice wine list and no know how on serving it. Pros: Nice atmosphere, genuine service Cons: over-priced more

Great spot to put your mind at ease before work or during your lunch break. 3/28/2007

Mon Petite Cafe has a beautiful small garden party feel. The atmosphere can put your mind at ease while sipping your morning coffee or while eating one of their appetizers for lunch. The only con is that there menu selection is very limited. If you're not very familiar with french cuisine I would suggest you stick with the chicken. Pros: Calming Atmosphere Cons: Menu has limited selection more

Charming, romantic, comfortable, excellent quality and very reasonable price, lovely French music 11/18/2006

Our favorite restaurant in New York, Mon Petit Cafe is charming, quiet, excellent food and menu, reasonable prices. The service is quick without being rushed. I love the French music which adds the perfect and charm and ambience. I appreciate the low lighting which usually is offered in very high-priced restaurants. Every night is a different special, and the regular fare is classic and wonderful. This is a treasure in New York--perfect for lunch and dinner. We commute from Connecticut and still feel like it is our neighborhood restaurant.n We also respect the owner greets you and truly cares about the quality of the food and experience--excellent customer service! We always smile during the experience and as we walk out afterward. Vive Mon Petit Cafe! Pros: Menu, food quality, ambience, pricing, quick service Cons: More salads on the menu would be good more

My little niche on the upper east side 11/18/2006

Mon Petit Cafe has become my husband and my favorite restaurant. It is candle-lit and adorable and around the corner from our house. The specialties are amazing, on Monday evening we ordered the Beouf Bourguinon and a bottle of St. Emilion and at $42/bottle the price is right. We really felt like we were in Paris, where his family is from. The provinvial decor is so inviting and not over the top like some French restaurants. We als o love that the restaurant is so small and quaint, though we don't like having to wait when they are crowded. The waitstaff all speak French and are so sweet. They are always extra accomodating and recognize their regulars. Not only is Mon Petit Cafe a neighborhood place, but, the food is delicious. The wine list is also quite extensive and well-priced wines start at $22/bottle. My husbands favorite is the Steak au Poivre. Merci Mon Petit. Pros: Fantastic wine list, wonderful ambiance, attentive and friendly service Cons: Sometimes a wait more

French Fast Food? 10/27/2006

I had learned about this place here on City Search and had dinner there the other night. The place was quite charming, a French bistro, tucked in busy Lexington Avenue. I had never been there before and am not sure if that night was just an isolated incident because this restaurant has certainly been getting a lot of praises. However, I wasn't very satisfied with my meal. The duck was too tough and was quite thrown off (if I had read their wine list correctly) that they charged $60 for a garden variety bottle of Louis Jadot Bourgogne which is $20 in a wine store. I understand restaurants mark up their prices but this was just way too much. I also don't mind paying a lot money for wine but the selections really have to wow me. The service was fast, in fact, too fast for a French restaurant and no it's not like being in Paris at all. Even though most of the friendly wait staff spoke French but then that is not enough to be impressive. Yes, they serve authentic French cuisine but it is not executed very well. For people to pay top $$$ for this place they have to sharpen their basic culinary and presentation skills. Pros: Charming nook in Lex Ave, friendly waitstaff Cons: Mediocre food, overpriced wines, rushed service more

Great French cuisine with impeccable service 8/2/2006

Recently visiting the city on business I stumbled upon Mon Petit. Its easy to see why loyal regulars, international visitors, and faithful new patrons visit this exquisite classic French restaurant with superior cuisine, service, and charming ambiance. Whether you choose to sit outside or inside, you will feel as if you have dropped in on a cheerful party at home with close friends. In my opinion, Mon Petit is just that special, local place in the city that you keep coming back for more. Pros: menu, service, location more

Wonderful ambiance, service was excellent 8/1/2006

we regularly visit this extremely fine restaurant. The service is always first class, the prices are great, as is the food. The menu is varied and always excellent quality and fresh - we are never disappoined with the experience of dining at Mon Petit Cafe. We find the staff are particularly charming - It is always a very pleasuable meal and I highly recommend it for breakfast, lunch or dinner - it is my most favourtite restaurant in New York City more

best romantic atmosphere/ best french food 8/1/2006

Paris has nothing on this place. I have been to France many times and I always make a stop here if I can't be in Paris. But the more I have a meal here the less I need to go to Paris. I can't say enough about the food, all the way down to the salad dressing. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service is fantastic. You feel very welcome in a wonderful french way. If you want good food and a romantic evening out, don't miss this. Thank you Mon Petit. more

Excellent French Wines! Delicious homemade salad dressing you will crave and the homemade sauces~~Oh la la! 7/29/2006

When you visit Mon Petit Cafe, you will step off Lexington Avenue and right into Paris! This quaint, authentically decorated French Cafe is warm and welcoming and the food and wine is PERFECTLY French! The small and intimate ambiance surrounds you with French music and French conversation and the service is pleasant, very attentive and never pretentious. Locals will want to make this their destination spot in the neighborhood and tourists will be very happy they stopped in. The menu is fantastic with something for everyone! I went for a late weekend brunch with my Mom and we wanted to sample everything! From traditional Eggs and deliciously inventive Crepes to the perfect Croque Monsieur or the delectible Chicken a la Dijonaise, your palate will be completely satisfied. The sauces are so tasty and be sure to have a glass of Pomerol! Stop in for Mussels and Live Jazz on Sundays and you and your friends will want to make it a weekly occasion. --Affordably priced and always delicious! Bon Appetite! more
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  • Serving French fare and offering prix fix menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • 11/17/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 8 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper East Side, Lenox Hill