The new Le Pain Quotidien at 121 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is scheduled to open its doors Monday, April 16, according to a conversation BHB had with the “bakery and communal table” manager this afternoon. He’s a local who lives in Carroll Gardens, and says in his five years with the company, he has been pleading for a Brooklyn location. Delivered! (See first interior photos below the jump.)
The manager also shared that because of the property line of the building, outdoor seating for up to 18 is available along the storefront’s sidewalk, with no permit required. Inside, the restaurant seats about 100. In addition, the Heights menu will offer items that aren’t available at Le Pain Quotidien’s Manhattan locations, including Six-Vegetable Vegan quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Vegetarian Quiche, Warm Moroccan Chicken Salad, Vegan Seared Quinoa Cake and Mushroom Lasagna. Add that to a selection of soups, tartines, salads, platters, breads & pastries, breakfast dishes and organic beverages.
We’ve come a long way since the first whiff of Le Pain Quotidien opening in January at the long-deserted former location of Jennifer Convertibles.