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“Not a good Panera's - Hangout Joint and Internet Cafe - Were are the seats for Diners?” 3 of 5 stars
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Panera Bread
1825 Discovery St, Reston, VA 20190-5611
703-437-6022
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Ranked #32 of 119 Restaurants in Reston
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Not a good Panera's - Hangout Joint and Internet Cafe - Were are the seats for Diners?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I've eaten at probably a half dozen Panera restaurants in the DC area, this one misses the boat.
Indifferent staff, noisy surroundings, dull atmosphere.
What went wrong? It's almost brand new, in a beautiful Hyatt hotel, and yet it feels dark and depressing and there are lots of people hanging out here taking up seats, they aren't eating and they are noisy and unruley, using wi-fi and making it a crummy Panera's.
Food is good still but we left after not having an enjoyable dinner.
Is that what Panera's wants for their franchises, or do they even care?
And I guess that is the worst part, management or staff don't seem to care about their paying customers and the atmosphere they are dining in.
Guess you get what you pay for here!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Bad atomosfer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Compare to the other pan era this one on rest on is very deprssing..atomosfer is not good....don't like it ...in general they should make fresh coffee like star bucks do

Visited February 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great simple food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

nice option for breakfast instead of hotel food. tried to eat healthy but all the goodies laid out in front of me showed I have no will power!

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles
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“Great for a quick snack or lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Panera seems to be able to deliver quick (albeit somewhat overpriced - about 20%), good quality food consistently. The portion sizes are exactly right and don't leave you too hungry or filled.

Visited April 2012
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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“Panera is always consisten and always good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This Panera is located right in the Hyatt Regency in Reston and so convenient for breakfast or lunch.

Visited April 2012
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