When our Insta-friends @cla_es (Mexico City) and @utterlyunladylike (private account) (Madrid) posted their meals from Le Pain Quotidien, highly recommending the restaurant Le Pain Quotidien, we knew we had to try it.
Le Pain Quotidien is a popular gourmet chain of restaurants around the world. There are 21 locations in NYC alone!
So what exactly makes Le Pain Quotidien gourmet?
Gourmet implies high quality, special presentation and high sophistication. It once implied exclusivity but from dining to craft beers to specialized coffee, it’s become accessible to many more of us.
Two of our Insta-friends recommended @lepainquotidien We loved it! Thanks, Claudia & Preethi. Do you have a favorite restaurante? 🥙🥗 Dos Insta-amigas nos recomendaron Le Pain Quotidien. Nos encantó. Gracias, amigas. Tienes un restaurante favorito? – #tartine #quinoa #gazpacho #minttea #lepainquotidien
My Meal (bottom of the embedded Instagram photo above):
Prosciutto, Ricotta & Fig tartine with apple, arugula and honey ($14.95)
My husband’s meal (top of the embedded Instagram photo above):
Grilled chicken & smoked mozzarella melt with arugula, tomato salsa and basil oil ($14.95)
The ingredients all go well together, creating a great taste, leaving you satisfied but not overly full.
Leave with fresh breath!
The Decor & Atmosphere
Le pain quotidien is French for the daily bread. The restaurant is always busy and somewhat noisy. The old wood floor creeks and the heavy wooden tables make you feel at ease. Alain Coumont, the founder, envisioned Le Pain Quotidien as a place for people to gather, talk and eat.