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Le Pain Quotidien

1131 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10028
nr. 84th St.

Great location... Simply awful service

By Foodietraveller on 7/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Please wait here to be seated. The room was filled with empty tables, but the only response our party of 5 received was "please wait further over there" before he returned to his conversation within another waiter. Finally seated, no menu, no water no waiter - no wonder the place is nearly empty. Finally ordered, some really interesting sandwiches, the ricotta and fig is much better than it sounds. Lemonade and mint pretty good as well. The next party took a table next to us ordered a selection of salads, atlantic prawns, a bean salad all nice to look at as well. A tip for restaurant managers, do serve your guests out of order, and keep those who have been waiting 40 mins for a sandwich waiting any more than you should. Average food, poor service and unacceptably long waits rate this place a zero. Don't go, it will spoil your otherwise happy disposition. PS. To the manageress who said "there's nothing you can do about it" Yes there is.... I'm warning everyone I meet to avoid the place like the plague

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