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6734 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1604
314-633-7100
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great St. Louis Original

Although a chain restaurant now, Panera (St. Louis Bread Company here), has delivered on quality bakery, salads and sandwiches for years. We have one just a few blocks from home so we eat often when pressed for time. It's a great escape from crappy fast food and oversized overpriced portions. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
mmbirtcher
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St. Louis
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Going here is no longer a pleasant experience. The order takers continue to speak in very poor English creating a bad first impression. They seem disinterested, almost rude, bothered to be working. The soups used to taste good but now seem as if they squeezed a tube of astronaut food into a bowl. At least they brought back the sourdough... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Soups taste like they have fillers and the salad tastes of chemicals and the apples are storage apples (mealy). The coffee is ok - but I don't see the big deal about the bread

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Can't go wrong with Panera...always consistent food. I love it. Love the turkey and Mediterranean veggie sandwiches. And all the soups are delish!

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St. Louis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although a chain restaurant now, Panera (St. Louis Bread Company here), has delivered on quality bakery, salads and sandwiches for years. We have one just a few blocks from home so we eat often when pressed for time. It's a great escape from crappy fast food and oversized overpriced portions. If you care about what you eat, the calories are... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Coffee is top notch and my go to place in St. Louis and the bread is very good but the soups just so so always tasting like they just got poured out of a can.

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St. Louis, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The new Panera just opened at the site of the old Applebees. The facility looks great with plenty of seating but the interior lighting was dim for a cloudy day. The food is the standard Panera and had good quality similar to other sites. However, there were a lot of kinks in the service and set up. The order was... More 

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Richmond Heights, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the people are always friendly the staff is happy. The soup is always good and a nice sandwich to boot. Great coffee and treats.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Panera isn't "fancy," but they do everything right....your order is always hot or correct, always timely, and always a great value. Doesn't seem like it takes many visits to earn the "free pastries" either. Never had a bad visit here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

should go just to say you have been there...it started in st. louis and is now nationwide/////I like the ones that dont charge ..you put in what you think it was worth

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st louis mo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I have never been disappointed with a meal at St Louis Bread Company, aka Panera, in other states. As a tip of the hat to local fare, upon a visit last Fall, to R.I., I enjoyed a lobster roll of good quality. I long for them to serve one in St Louis...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6734 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1604
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Richmond Heights
  • Phone Number: 314-633-7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen

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