Apparently Panera Bread was closed on Wednesday due to unsanitary conditions caused by a sewage leak on the backside near Bloomfield Street. This included fecal matter. Board of Health shut it down until further notice (and they clean that shit up). Not sure how fast it will come back.
See June 2006 mini review below
Description – Café & bakery chain. Large dining area.
Services – Fresh baked bread, panini, sandwiches, soup, salads, coffees, espresso drinks, pastries, bagels, breakfast
Website – www.panerabread.com
Address – 308 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 876-3233
I’ve heard mixed reviews of this place.
Tonights venue was Panera bread (for a business meeting). They have free Wi-Fi there, so it’s a great spot!
I quickly chose a 1/2 salad 1/2 sandwich combination, plus an iced green tea beverage.
I have to say this was overwhelmingly delicious! The salad (Asian Sesame Chicken) was perfect. Grilled chicken tossed with romaine lettuce, fresh cilantro, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, crispy wonton strips and reduced-sugar Asian sesame vinaigrette. I should have skipped the sandwich part and ordered a whole salad instead. I will remember this. Oh, I also heard good things about the steak salad as well.
The sandwich was the Italian Combo, roast beef, smoked turkey, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, pepperoncini, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and “special sauce”. It comes standard with Ciabatta bread, I chose the sesame semolina. That “special” sauce was zingy.
The iced green tea was a blast. Very refreshing! I will order many of those this weekend for sure!
I will come back to rate other selections on the menu, but my first “real meal” there was a winner.
Here are some photos of the interior (they have plenty of outside seating as well!!):