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“Excellent value and great tasting food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Breadline

Breadline
1751 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)
202-822-8900
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Ranked #472 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent value and great tasting food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stopped in for a quick lunch on a wet/cold day. Had a soup and sandwich meal. Excellent tasting sandwich, the bread was fresh, the soup was hearty and delicious. Was very busy with the business crowd but thats to be expected on a weekday. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick and delicious lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesley, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“fresh and tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

we tried to eat just west of the white house and everything was packed on easter weekend

just a few more minutes and we found breadline

lovely lunch counter style snadwiches on fresh baguettes etc

soup hot and fresh

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“High quality sandwiches and salads and good service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I visited Breadline recently at lunch for an excellent curried chicken salad! I salad has chicken and green apples and is served with an excellent, fresh ciabatta roll. I also love the Persian chicks and a number of their sandwiches.

My favorite sandwich is the Prosciutto Piadina- which is the best- and only authentic Piadina I have ever had outside of Bologna, Italy. (A Piadina is a grilled italian flatbread sandwich.)

Also, breadline serves Illy coffee and if you order an espresso "to stay" it's only two dollars.

This place is always crowded between about 12 pm and 2:00 pm but the lines move quickly. If you eat after 1:30, you are more likely to find a seat and can have a coffee while enjoying the free wifi.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good sandwiches but disorganized”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Breadline puts out excellent food, but the long winding lines are confusing and appetite-killing. By the time you figure out which line to stand in (and that seems to change constantly), half your lunch time is over with.

If you're lucky enough to get in during a rare "slow" period - get it to go anyway since seating is limited, crowded and right in the middle of the long lines. (Not fond of trying to eat while hungry strangers eye my food longingly!)

Soups and salads look tasty, but I've only eaten the sandwiches. They are huge - more than enough to share or save for afternnon snack. If line is out the door, Potbelly's is not far away and moves much faster!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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545 reviews 545 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 148 cities Reviews in 148 cities
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
“Good for lunch, but not worth the line”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you can get to Breadline without a line, or better yet, without a very long line, it is worth it. If you have to wait and wait, then youcan go to bunch of other nearby places and get things very similar. Their soups change often, which is nice to keep it someplace to go over and over and never get the same things twice.

Visited April 2012
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