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Bountiful Bread

1475 Western Ave. Suite 22, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY 12203
518-438-3540
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Ranked #40 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
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Boston
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is a good selection of sandwiches, all made from scratch. Like another reviewer I had the mozzarella and tomato with pesto on a baguette, and it was excellent. Coming from Boston, I had no problem with the pricing. The assistants were very friendly. The restaurant is, however, very austere with no atmosphere, and the chairs aren't that comfortable

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear MS06: Thank you for choosing Bountiful Bread on your recent visit to Albany. I am glad to hear that our personnel were friendly and accommodating. Sorry to hear that you feel the space is austere, but that is something we're addressing with local artists. Check back when you're in town next. You may find the atmosphere has warmed up... More

Rensselaer, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This establishment is a really attractive, upscale, bakery cafe. For Lunch I enjoyed a fresh mozzarella and tomato with pesto on a baguette. All ingredients were fresh and flavorful. Did not give five stars for following two reasons: 1. somewhat pricey for this category of food; 2. limited vegetarian options. For a more meat protein oriented individual this of course... More

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Yuga1: Thanks for visiting Bountiful Bread. We appreciate the business and the good review. Since we really want all guests to rate their visit with 5 stars, I will address your two points: 1. Our prices are higher than fast food places because we make everything from scratch, we are highly selective about the produce and meat we serve,... More

Clifton Park, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This place has great salads and sandwiches and is Panera-style with ordering up front and then picking up your order. However, it is WAY better than Panera, in quality of food, portion size, price, and atmosphere. The only downside is that it takes a long time to get your food during lunch-time (its packed).

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Aubrey: Thank you. Thank you! That's exactly what we're going for! In terms of the super busy lunch, we created an express register (the first one as you walk through the door) for those guests who use online ordering or call-in orders to expedite service. If you're pressed for time, feel free to use the service so you can... More

Slingerlands, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This used to be my go to lunch place. Pleasant, homey atmosphere and my favorite salad for a reasonable price. I went at least once a week, for over 5 years, and some of the long time staff knew me by name and order. I loved Bountiful Bread. Then they remodeled. I can't justify paying the new price for my... More

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Julie G: I am sorry to read your review. We made an effort to enhance the guest experience by remodeling the space and bring a more contemporary look and feel to the restaurant. Regarding the salads, we haven't changed any of the recipes, but we did come up in price a little. As you are no doubt aware, the... More

New Paltz, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

As a first-time diner here, I am a pleased customer. The menu has a good variety of baked items & pastries and breakfast & lunch options. I ordered the three-cheese quiche & tomato pesto soup with a breadstick. Both were tasty. My friend ordered an egg & cheese sandwich and it was big and looked good, but I'd have wanted... More

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear GBlue: Thanks for dining at Bountiful. I am very glad you enjoyed your experience. Regarding the egg and cheese sandwich, our team will happily customize sandwiches or salads...just let us know what you'd like, and we'll make it for you. Sincerely, Brian White, VP White Management More

York, ME
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172 reviews 172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had lunch there for the second time while in the area on business. They had remodeled to a much more austere, modernistic look that not only takes away the atmosphere, but puts the waiting line surprisingly close to fresh bread. Some odd tables, and quite a few big tables that you have to share when you may not want... More

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Al-Sue-Maine: Thanks for visiting Bountiful Bread. I am sorry you did not love the renovations, but you can see the reasons for the renovation in one of my previous responses. Agree that, without the upcoming artwork, the space feels a little austere, but we just finished a photo shoot that produce some really fun art for the space. Good... More

New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Bland, washed out, sterile. That's the new Bountiful Bread. They took a place that needed some new furniture and a good clean up and just wrecked the interior. The food is still fine, service is not much faster and prices are on the upper end for what you get, but it is strictly a 'to go' place from now on.

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Keenefleet: Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you don't like the renovation. We felt that we needed to address three things with our renovation: 1)reorganize the que/order scenario to reduce guest confusion, 2)create a dedicated express register for phone and online order pickups and grab 'n go convenience, 3) build a vestibule/airlock to keep our guests... More

Cambridge, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The food here is wonderful. I was looking for a quick lunch spot without the typical fast food and this was a great choice. If I am ever back in the area I will eat here again.

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear MRP789: Thank you for the great review of Bountiful Bread. Our team takes great pride in delivering great, fresh and healthy food at a reasonable price. Thanks again, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian White, VP White Management More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

When my wife and I lived in Guiderland we frequented this place a lot. Even though its limited to hot/cold sandwiches, salads, soups and such, it was still a place you could go to once a week. We, unfortunately for our cafe palette, we moved away and havent been back since August, 2013... It went under construction for a remodel... More

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Mgag, Thanks for visiting Bountiful before and after. Glad to have you in again after the remodel. Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Brian White, VP White Management More

Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Wonderfully fresh bakery and great entrees. Open for brunch on the weekends, too. I've not seen "fat free muffins" anywhere else but they've got 'em and they're great.

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Creoteam, Owner at Bountiful Bread, responded to this review

Dear Trippingout20: Thanks for the great review and for being a regular. Renovations are going well, so the dining room should be open again on schedule (right around February 1). Thank you, Brian White, VP White Management More

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