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“Excellent addition to the area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bread + Bar

Bread + Bar
645 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor, MI
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent addition to the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a really creative place. Dishes are beautiful and delicious. Portions are a little smaller, but the quality is undeniable. Don't forget to try one of their desserts.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Lawton, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Vey Nice suprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We did not even know this restaurant was nearby when we tried to have a nice lunch over the holiday weekend in downtown St. Joe. This was a very pleasant suprise the moment we walked in the door. EXACTLY what we were looking for to sit outside, look out over the water, modern atmosphere, oh and yes, Great Food. We had the smoked whitefish salad, grilled cheese and sun dried tomato soup, turkey sandwiches and some delicious coconut cheesecake. If you are in the area, stop in.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Modern and fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Have been 4 times now and each has provided more and more. The Tartine bread is really a good start and easy to share with others. The smoked whitefish salad with maple vinaigrette is something that I will go back for. Well rounded and filling - the fish was not too smoky or too fishy and the walnuts with cranberries adds a crunch. My wife enjoyed the mussels and is one of the only places in the area to have decent mussels. I had the hanger steak which was well prepared and cannellini beans were a great accompaniment. The short cake for dessert is good but not so sure if they are truly MI strawberries. Beer selection is minimal but offered right brain brewery IPA. Wine selection is well rounded. Overall the place is new and adds a great place to eat with family, friends or significant other. We will definitely be back as this is one of the best if not the BESTrestaurant in Benton Harbor. The only suspect thing is the local condo building directly behind.

  • Visited July 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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“What a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We read about this place in the local paper and thought we give it try for lunch. My wife and I split a sandwich and the Greek salad. It was just enough for us. The hardest thing was trying to make a decision from their menu, more than enough choices. This is a great place especially in the summer, because you can sit outside to get a nice view of the river across the street. We will go back.

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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Was hoping for more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My wife and I tried this new place in Benton Harbor on a recommendation from a friend. The physical property and the décor are nice, not great. The place was busy, so it was quite loud, not so loud that conversation was impossible, but loud nonetheless. The service was slow. Our drinks took at least 10 minutes to get served and our appetizer took at least another 10. The appetizer was very tasty, but since it took so long to get to us, our dinner arrived when we were only about halfway finished with it. My wife had a steak and brussel sprouts, which looked very much like Salt of the Earth's menu selection up in Fennville. I tasted both her steak (which was overcooked) and the sprouts (not as good as SOTE's). My shrimp was good, but not earth shattering. We thought the food was good, but not great. The dessert was very good, as the owners are somehow affiliated with Bit Of Swiss. We'll give them one Mulligan, but not two!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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