20 Spring St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.721424 -73.995042
930 am to 1 am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoLita
Just a great place – I just had dinner last night at Bread afther 2 months and I had the best time and food...this place gets better with time....I love it!!!
great food, great service – i went here with my girlfriend for dinner, we (she) picked it randomly while we were walking down spring. it seemed a bit pseudo-intellectual from the outside and i was hesitant, but went in anyway. the crowd turned out to be quite mixed, which always appeals to me; it's easier to fit in because you don't have to. the food was excellent, i had some pasta with lamb ragout and we started with a meat, cheese and veg plate. everything was great. our waitress, ebba, a young swedish chick, was perfect and the manager for the night, whose name i won't say so she doesn't get in trouble for the drinks she gave us on the house (who is not one of the three owners, who are only there during lunchtime) was also very friendly. the only downside was the art exhibit that was happening, so people would stand next to our table and discuss the [not that great or particularly artistic] photograph hung by us. OTHER THAN THAT i recommend this place as little as possible ONLY because i don't want people finding out about it.
RUDE, RUDE, RUDE....and only mediocre food – I had the worst experience here a couple weeks ago. Our table was neglected the entire time. We had to beg for more water and wine (you'd think they would want to keep our wine glasses full). After a bland dinner, we waited forever to receive our bill. My friends paid the tip in cash...20% even though she didn't deserve it. I charged my share and made sure to put a line through the tip area. When I checked my bank balance a couple days later, there was an extra $10 added to the charge! The crappy waitress took it upon herself to take money from me and give herself over 35% tip while doing so. I called the restaurant every day for over a week following and no one returned my call. Clearly they don't care about customer service or the fact that their employees steal from their customers. Stay away!
Worst Service Ever! – Worst Service. I have been in the industry for 8 years, traveled to parts of the world where service is at its worst and this place had such poor service i cant even believe it. I arrived early to reserve a table for 9. Fully aware that they didn't except reservations. I was prepared to wait an hour for a table. I got there at 9:15 and was not sat till 10:30. We then all sat at the table for 20 min before someone even approached us. We had to ask 3 people for menus. It was like pulling teeth getting someone to help us. We got are appetizers before our wine. We finished the wine in a few seconds. I told the waitress to have an extra bottle ready which she didn't do. We then waited for 20 min or her to come back. empty water glasses, used plates everywhere. Total disaster. Then as we all finally got are entrees she forgot 2 of my friends pastas. Didn't apologize or seem the least bit effected. We were completely neglected..... Since their was an auto grat we had no say in how much to leave for a tip. I literally had to get up from the table to hunt down a server 6 times. Worst, Worst, Worst...
GREAT restaurant, GREAT value – I went to bread with 4 friends. We shared 2 appetizers and a bottle of wine, and each had out own entree. It came to 25 bucks each!
The food was phenomenal.The service was alright. Overall, it was a GREAT time!
Service and host make it a no-go – Had dinner there on a Thursday night. Food was pretty good -- solid. BUT...It's funny that everyone is commenting on the rude italian host...i experienced him as well. Abrasive. And we did start getting an evil eye as we finished our wine. There are too many great place in nyc, don't waste your time! The staff just makes you feel unwelcome.
CHEAP, GOOD FOOD, & ATTRACTIVE – Bread is a great place to go if you're strapped on cash / time; food is great and the service is quite fast. I've had a few of their paninis and the sardines are my favorite. I have to say what got me hooked was the insanely attractive Asian bartender; I have never seen someone do their job as well as she does while entertaining the patrons at the same time. Would most def. go there and sit for hours when she's working. This would be a great place for a date.
A Disgraceful Experience – Following a very unfortunate experience at a restaurant called Bread, on Spring Street and Elizabeth.
I was in on Thursday night with 2 friends. We sat at our table following the payment of our bill for about 20 minutes nursing our bottle of wine. The host at the restaurant approached us, asking us to leave and he then quickly walked away.
As I thought that action was quite inappropriate and rude, I approached to host and spoke my mind, saying that I just spent $200 dollars and it is not the right thing to ask my friends and I to leave. He told me in Italien to go F*** myself, thinking that I would not understand. When I told him that I knew what he was saying, he pushed me. Not only once, but twice.
It has taken me 4 days to get in touch with a manager or owner. I fannaly reached the manager today, who when I called, told me that he knew nothing of this, yet still accused me of the huge scar on the hosts hand. I was in utter disbelief and shock, to not only hear his accusation toward me, but to hear him say that the owner watched the whole thing and that I was the agreesor, and that the host never touched me. I am in shock. Yet, at the same time, after I mentioned writing to you, he offered me a full refund.
I sincerely hope that you get this story out to the public as this is no way to run an establishment.
Bad Manners!!!!!! – Last night myself and 2 friends of mine had dinner at this place. We were having a great time until we were rudely told by the hostess to leave because our table was needed. There was no sincerity about this, he came over and bluntly said we need your table and you have to leave. With that being said, my girlfriend follows him to the back area and explains that what he just did was so very in appropriate. He turns around pokes her shoulder and in "italian" tell her F*K You! Are you gagging yet!!! because we were floored!!! She left her number for the manager to call her and now we are trying to resolve the issue. No one should ever be treated in this manner and for this guy to continue to be an employee of such a fine restuarant ruins our chances of ever going back!!!!!!
Great space & a good selection – This place was a nice late night spot to get a quick dinner. The staff wasn't too attentive, but they did provide for some of the best mixed drinks around! The organic tomato soup was tremendous, as was the salad. A nice desert tray complimented an outstanding cup of coffee as well!! A must for a late night feast!
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