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Panera Bread

Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-324-0310
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Ranked #17 of 87 restaurants in West Orange
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
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
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22 reviews 22 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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fauxmaven
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254 reviews 254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
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132 reviews 132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Chillicothe, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Even though it was hectic because of the storm it was not very clean, no one wiping tables, trash cans filled, Food was good just not the best it could be.

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