never great sandwich, delicious pastry, fresh olive bread, great dining experience, quite good salads, love local neighborhood breakfast place, nice waitresswaiters
Great little breakfast place. The menu's small, but everything on it is good. Their food is consistently good and the bread is great.
good food, even better (fantastic) bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Went for lunch and the wait time wasn't too bad, about 10 minutes, although the service was slightly lacking. Got the Tuscan Garden sandwich, and the bread needless to say was amazing, crisp from the grill, yet soft and chewy. Really probably the best bread I've had. The ingredients in the sandwhich were good quality and it was well seasoned, although it was slightly greasier than I would have expected (too much olive oil I suppose). Mixed greens that came with were pretty standard although I would have appreciated more dressing (about 2 dollups). Overall a good place for a quick bite.
Soggiest Croissant Ever.
What an attractive place with reasonably priced pastries. I ordered an almond croissant to go. I explicitly said I don't want the almond with chocolate. Unfortunately, I didn't check the order carefully before taking it out. I do like chocolate so it was not a tragedy, but this was possibly the soggiest most butter-soaked croissant I have ever had occasion to eat. Either the baker was not paying attention and loaded too much butter in, or they are using a bad recipe. The end was result was a pastry that was soggy and limp on the inside. If you're going to call yourself Bread Bar, you had better make damn good bread...
I will say that the staff was friendly and cheerful and quick. Parking really is a pain in the rear in this area thanks to the proximity to Cedars Sinai and its Medical Towers. I will give it a second chance but for right now, I am saying that this is below average.
To-die-for breads, among great salads and sandwiches.
Amazing for brunch! When we don't want to battle the crowds at Toast or Doughboys, we head over to Breadbar for a relaxing and delicious experience. Everything is great, and the prices are 100% reasonable.
Make sure you try the Pacific Burger. Its ahi tuna and avacados diced up and served on a great bun with some aoili and daikon sprouts. Absolutely delicious.
I will return many times.
very good and good service.
I like it for brunch. Very good bread of course, and French toasts.
I've been there three times already and the quality of the food is consistent and the service has improved.
I'll go back again.
Best French Toast in town!. Skip the trendy lines at Toast and eat at the Bread Bar. I have eaten here a ton of times and have had great service each and every time. Yes, you sit on stools inside on shared tables, but it really isn't bad. Great breakfast dishes! Must try the deserts!
Good bread - bad service.
First, our meals came without the bread! When I told the server, he condescendingly patted my back and said, "I'll get you some bread." Husband received salad instead of fruit.
I ordered a cherry clafoutis that never arrived. When I asked the server for it, she said, "I was waiting for you to finish before I brought it" - except that she had already brought the check and the clafoutis wasn't on it.
We also noticed that we were charged $1.25 for my fruit. When we asked the server, she said they always charge for fruit. But when she took my order, she offered potatoes, salad or fruit, with no mention of the extra charge. And twice they brought us the wrong check.
We had planned on picking up some breads and pastries to try at home, but after this experience, we didn't want to give them any more business.
The best bread.
I can not believe to all the bad reviews I read about Bread Bar. Everything is excellent about this place. We go there all the time, at least twice a week. The food is very good and fresh. The bread is delicious. Decor is so modern (just because the owner is French the place doesnt have to look like typical French cafe).
The service is so professional and quick. All the waitress/waiters are so nice and attentive. The place has to pretentious attitude (as some members wrote) whatsoever.
Do You Want Your Change?. Any restaurant that asks me whether I want my change back ($11 tab -- I handed over a ten and a fiver to pay for it) is going to tick me off. Maybe waiters think it's cool to 'assume' you are leaving your $4 change' as their tip. Well,. it isn't. I decide how much tip I leave you based on your service. This happened about three weeks ago. Not returning again. The sandwich was not all that great (sel baguette tased flour-y). The patio was dirty. Not the best experience.
Trying To Improve. I had been looking forward to eating here but got wary when I read the negative reviews. Still, I tried it out myself and found it decent. The breads were really good (I got the smoked salmon in hazelnut bread), as expected from a Parisian. The service was a bit spotty, though. It took a long time for a waiter to take our orders, and to bring us a refill of drinks. They did compensate by giving us a tray of pastries on the house, and when i tried to buy some more to go, the cashier gave it to us for free, too. I guess they're tryinng to improve.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of BREADBAR 3rd Street on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.