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Montreal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My partner and I are major Panera fans. Sometimes, we'll eat exclusively at Panera during a visit to the US. He loves the black bean soup and the scones. I love the chicken soup and the loyalty program ("you have a free espresso drink" and "you have a free breakfast sandwich" are always a pleasure to hear). This particular Panera... More 

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Windham, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

To be fair, this is the first Panera Bread place I've been to. I wasn't impressed. The service was fine, and so was the lemonade and coffee. However, the "Flat Bread Southwestern Chicken Sandwich" was average at best. Kinda like MacDonalds with more hype and higher prices. In short, it was okay, but I think I'd skip this place next... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I used to frequent this location all of the time during school. Always enjoyed this place- it was just something better about this location than others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Top-shelf Panera in a great location. Parking a bit tricky but worth it. Reliable internet and plenty of outlets so I was able to get some work done while enjoying some hot coffee and good food.

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Service at Panera is good! They have delicious sandwiches. The sandwiches are always made with fresh ingredients.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of our two early mornings in Albany we stopped at a Panera on Wolf Road than was near the Albany Marriott. They had a reasonable selection of breakfast sandwiches and the service was fast. We were able to eat there quickly and get on the road. They also had a good selection of homemade soups and sandwiches. The location... More 

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Hudson, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you are looking for food then this is not the place.I got 1/2 and 1/2 which was a small bowl of stew and 1/2 a cuban, the bowl was 1/3 a biscut which was ok, but it took up most of the bowl of stew which was what i wanted. It was the usual salt lick kinda stuff(maybe from... More 

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Albany, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Panera is consistently good. Soups, salads, and sandwiches are excellent. The bread and ingredients are fresh every time. I especially like the "Pick 2" option. The salad is generous in the "Pick 2" so don't be afraid you'll go away hungry. Bagels and fresh baked breads are great to take home, too. With free WiFi, you can go any time... More 

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I like the name of the place and the soup in the crusty bowls is great, but HEY, how a lowering the price? $25.00 for 2 soups and 2 sandwiches, step back and take a look....Just because the soup is in a breadbowl? What would it be in a real bowl?

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I love the variety of breads and baked goods. The sandwiches are filling and excellent tasting. A great place to meet with friends for a bit to eat.

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Address: 161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
Phone Number: 518-862-9281
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Cuisine: Bakery

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