1592 First Avenue, NY, NY 10028
(646) 681 - 3110
DescriptionLe Pain Quotidien is located at 1592 First Avenue, on the corner of 83rd Street. Parking must be found on the street or at a nearby garage.There is one step up to the double-door entrance. Floor is tile and wood .
There is adequate space to navigate to the tables & chairs. There is a communal dining table. One can order at the counter or at a table.There are several tables outside, along 83rd Street.
A large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom is easy to enter and exit. There is a baby-changing station.
- Doors: one step up to double-odoors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: one step up to enter
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: ** tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: at back of dining room
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly
Notes: * Parking must be found either on the street or in a nearby garage.** Several tables can be found along the side of the restaurant on 83rd Street
Le Pain Quotidien, on First Avenue and the corner of 83rd Street, is part of a group of more than 220 restaurants worldwide. Established in 1990 in Brussels, the first one in New York opened in 1997. The name translates to “the daily bread,” and that is part of their philosophy, “…handmade bread and traditional simplicity…” They bake their organic bread every day. (They) serve “…simple, elegant boulangerie fare, made with organic ingredients whenever possible…” (website). One common theme throughout all of the restaurants is the long, wooden communal table where large groups can come together or people can make new friends while sharing some food.
This particular establishment is “one of the smallest in the LPQ family…” There is one step to enter the restaurant. As I approached, I saw a woman with a walker who was having a difficult time. One of the restaurant staff came out to help her up the step – it is easy to see the entrance from behind the counter inside. I also heard the young woman tell the older one to be sure to ask for help when she was ready to leave. When I spoke to the staff person that had helped, she told me that they have been trained to watch the entrance for people who might need help. What a nice touch!
As I stated previously, there is one step up to the double-door entrance. A tile entryway and then wood floor adds to the charm of this French style cafe atmosphere. One can order from the counter or when seated at a table. The communal table is situated in the center of things. Although not spacious, there is room to navigate.
On a warmer day I might have oped for one of the outdoor tables located along the side of the restaurant on 83rd Street.
A large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom, with a baby-changing station, is easy to enter and exit.
Something fairly obvious that I forgot to mention – there is no parking. It must be found on the street (which I was very lucky to find) or in one of the nearby garages.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website www.lepainquotidien.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”