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.

Panera Bread

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
518-862-9281
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Panera Bread and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New Set Up Doesn't Make Delivery Any Faster

I do like the menu choices at Panera so I will definitely continue to frequent this chain, but the delivery of food, even when it's not busy, is slow. Food quality is excellent and the new choices are interesting particularly the Grain Arugula Salad with Chicken. Of course, don't miss my favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Sheila L
,
Albany, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food was good as usual, typical Panera Bread. An located across the street from the Residence Inn.

Helpful?
Thank ARM2014
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
244 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I do like the menu choices at Panera so I will definitely continue to frequent this chain, but the delivery of food, even when it's not busy, is slow. Food quality is excellent and the new choices are interesting particularly the Grain Arugula Salad with Chicken. Of course, don't miss my favorite, the tomato soup.

Helpful?
Thank Sheila L
Plattsburgh, New York
Level Contributor
77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Superb! We went here for a quick bite while at the K1 Electric Go-Karts. The food was 'Delish' and the staff very friendly. As always the prices were reasonable and we enjoyed the Pick Two option. I had the Mediterranean Salad with Broccoli Cheddar soup and was blown away by them both. Just fantastic. It's wonderful to know that your... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4GivenMuch
Stratford, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great for lunch: quick turnaround and healthy food. Getting back to the Inn can be challenging because of the boulevard-style of the separating Washington avenue.

Helpful?
Thank Stephane P
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Tried to order several items and out of stock, but once got substitute thrown together and poor service.

Helpful?
Thank Raymond P
Montreal
Level Contributor
86 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Helpful?
Thank SAC-from-Montreal
Windham, New York
Level Contributor
57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Helpful?
Thank mike c
Eastchester, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank Barricade12
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

Helpful?
Thank ilpiccs
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Helpful?
Thank Nygirl2014

Travelers who viewed Panera Bread also viewed

 

Been to Panera Bread? 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

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Panera Bread 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?