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Panera Bread

Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-324-0310
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Ranked #18 of 88 Restaurants in West Orange
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Panera in West Orange is a great place for breakfast - whether by yourself or with others, or a morning meeting. Free wi-fi, a good menu, fast service, comfortable booth-seating. Plenty of parking available. A relaxing morning.

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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

More of a Bistro style than anything. Their bread selection is good, but nothing spectacular. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable for enjoying a short snack. Mine is near a movie theater and gets customers in waves. Everything is fresh and tasty, without being overly expensive. I enjoy it more than Au Bon Pain.

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West Orange, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food at the Essex Green Panera is about the same as any other locations--what you would expect. It is a nice place to meet people, and we often go there for coffee and breakfast on a Saturday. It's nice to see people we know there, and many are regulars who go there to congregate, chat, meet, and work. West... More

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NEW JERSEY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Good place to have breakfast. Good soup and fresh salad daily. It gets really busy especially on weekends.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My soup and sandwich was quite good. It was very cold so the soup was wonderful. They don't have a gooey butter pastry-I guess that is more Midwest but they need to try them up East. Service was great. No complaints.

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New Jersey
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259 reviews 259 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is such a great mainstay for coffee and a snack, or lunch or a simple dinner. My only problem is the tendency of people who tie up large booths alone with coffee and a laptop.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Not one of the worst locations but at least there is plenty of parking. Normally they don't mess up on your order so I guess that's all you can expect.

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Columbia, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you like Panera elsewhere, you will like this one. It is conveniently located, the staff are fast & friendly & the food is hot & good. We have stopped for soup and sandwiches several times over the past month and have yet to have a less than satisfactory experience.

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mtn. lakes, nj
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Same old food, not worth the calories which are very high for salads. Sandwiches have gotten smaller - more bread, less meat.

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Antonito, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Fast, efficient service, friendly and excellent soups, sandwiches and salads. Muffins display now includes calories. Excellent coffees, bagels & varieties of cream cheese.

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