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“Benefits from the location” 3 of 5 stars
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Bread & Company
6051 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37205
615-627-4800
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Arkansas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Benefits from the location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Bread and Company benefits significantly from its excellent location near the Vanderbilt Bookstore, the campus and several nearby hotels. To be honest, the food is good. I don't think it is as exceptional as other reviewers found it to be, but if you are looking for good, fresh salads, soups and sandwiches, they do a good job. My issues are with the very confusing and disorganized process and with the extremely lackadaisical service. I've visited the restaurant six or more times in the past two years because I like salads for lunch and, as noted before, this is a convenient location. I've visited when it was frantically busy and when it was nearly empty. The first time, you need to go with someone who has been before and understands the process (or lack thereof), knows where the menus are, knows how to write up a ticket for a salad or a sandwich (in different places), knows where to pay (seems to change location regularly), knows how to get plastic forks (behind the counter, you have to ask), etc., if needed. You need a tour guide to get through this place. Once you've figured the system out, you'll be dealing with their service issues. In contrast to the many other exceptionally friendly restaurants we've visited in Nashville, it is like the staff really doesn't want to be there and certainly doesn't have time to speak to you. Today, at 12:30 with the restaurant only half full and no one in line at the salad counter, the people in front of me asked where the menu was. The server pointed in a general direction and then turned her back on them. They finally found one, on their own, in a rack at the other end of the counter from where she pointed. And there was only one menu there. So if you are in the area and want a salad or sandwich, the food is good and it is fresh and freshly made. I would not go a minute out of my way to visit Bread and Company when there are so many wonderful places to eat in Nashville.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
waco, texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Quick and Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The tomato basil soup with sourdough bread at Bread and Company is hard to beat for a quick lunch on a cold day. Finding parking was a challenge, but it was worth the search because our lunch was so tasty.

Visited January 2013
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Good sandwiches but very pricey. A place like this should be something a little bit more reasonable for the lunch time crowd. Expect to spend $10-15 dollars for lunch

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Must stop for lunch-four locations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

parking may be difficult but well worth it...great salad, sandwhiches, pastries and soup...the fruit tea is the best. We always find time to go when visiting our family in town.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Food is good, but pricey.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Lots of options for sandwiches, salads, etc. but seems to be overpriced. 2 people with a sald for one and a sandwich for the other including a small bowl of soup cost over $30. The food was great, but when compared to what I could get for $30 at another restaurant it really falls a bit short. If you aren't worried about price then by all means this is a great place to grab a lunch or dinner, but really they need to look at their prices and see where they are with the overall market.

Also note the restaurant is on the Vanderbilt meal plan so it can be swamped at meal time during the school year.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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