We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Le Grand Comptoir

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Newark International Airport, Terminal C, Newark, NJ
+1 973-242-1999
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 25: English reviews
Canada
Level Contributor
192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

There are not many breakfast places in terminal C - where you can sit down. We had eggs and coffee; 3 breakfasts in total - $ 45.00. The food was fine, just very expensive. The coffee however was good. Service was ordinary. We ended up going to the lounge and finishing breakfast there… Not a place I will visit again!

Helpful?
Thank UnVentdeFolie
Uk
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

I sat at the bar and ordered a glass of rose. To eat I ordered tomato with mozzarella and basil. It consisted of two slices of tomato topped with two very thin slices of mozzarella and one basil leaf. I had expected a reasonably sized salad. The whole centre of the second tomato slice was a woody core which I... More 

Helpful?
Thank uktravellerstoo
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

For a place with a French name, photos of France, and Francophile attitude, this place doesn't have very much from ... France. No Lillet Blanc, only the standard champagnes, no aperitifs, but plenty from California. It's your basic American "snooty without substance" place. The New York breakfast promises to be a real Gut Bombe Américain.

Helpful?
Thank Lamar F
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

I've always seen this bar and thought it looked like a nice place to have a glass of wine during a seat in the airport. I've often suggested it to passengers. While waiting in the airport for my pleasure travel flight I asked if they gave a discount for crew. I was told they aren't supposed to serve crew. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank TRichardson340
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Ordered the smoked turkey melt. The 'turkey' escaped from a Swanson 's TV dinner. It was warmish, not hot on its arrival to the table. If the turkey had been cold, it could have passed for jello-such was the texture. Trying to save my considerable investment, I asked for mustard. They would not provide it. Any of your other options,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rsek50
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had long layovers going to and coming home from Europe at Neward. This is a very nice place. Service was very friendly and efficient. View of the NYC skyline was nice. Wine selection was great and the food was very good. It definitely made our wait a little more palatable.

Helpful?
Thank sascanlan
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This restaurant was next door to my gate, so perfect stop really. We've set at the back of the restaurant by the window. The view was great, with view of plane at the gate and Manhattan. I forgot to take pictures of food, but had a bottle of "Trivino Malbec, French Onion Soup and Pancetta Caramelized Onion Flat Bread. Great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Operatica
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Visited the Le Grand Comptoir this week with 5 family members, while waiting on our flight home. When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted with a hand in our faces telling us to wait, the member of staff rudely walked away to talk to another staff member, before returning and asking how many people? We explained there was 6... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank FoodLover_930
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
377 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Airports are by their very nature chaotic, noisy and bustley - the very things you do not want associated with a nice lunch or dinner! The Le Grand Comptoir (Newark and at JFK Airport) resolves this mismatch. A quiet table where you can taste good food and wine is just what is required (I tried the Caesar's Salad with Steak... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cfab777
Garner, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Pleasant bar but they ran out of draft beer (no back up) and one of the staff spent more time on her cell phone than attending to customers. The other one spent more time complaining about being the only one serving while the bartender seemed to be in her own little world (clueless).

Helpful?
Thank cascabel35

Been to Le Grand Comptoir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newark International Airport, Terminal C, Newark, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-242-1999
  • This restaurant is at Newark Liberty Intl Airport (after security)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Grand Comptoir staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?