The Breadfruit
The Breadfruit

The Breadfruit

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebreadfruit.com/
  • Phone: 6022671266x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM , Rum Bar 'til Midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Caribbean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danielle Leoni
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CONTACT
    Catering available for your special events. Please contact our Event Coordinator, Danielle at: danielle@thebreadfruit.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining options available. Main Dining Room seats a maximum of 28. "The Boardwalk" our front patio, seats maximum 16. Rum Bar accommodates 30 in for social standing. Courtyard seats apx. 20 for drinks and/or cigars. Entire restaurant or bar is available for buy outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Leoni 6022671266x
  • Special Events: Any part of the restaurant or bar is available for rental. We offer an casual upscale experience with an smooth underlying island feel.

    The Breadfruit features award winning cuisine. Each item is hand crafted using the best ingredients available and provides beautiful bold flavors to suit every palate.

    Rum Bar at The Breadfruit showcases over 100 premium rums, with the largest and finest selection in the Southwest.
    Seasonal craft cocktails and classics are our specialty.
    Rum tastings for groups of 8 or more available.
    Come sip rum that rivals any fine cognac, watch us muddle and shake delicious cocktails or enjoy a cigar from our ever rotating selection.

    Exciting food, cocktails and fine spirits are the heart of The Breadfruit. You can now reserve a piece for your own private enjoyment.

    Email danielle@thebreadfruit.com to reserve your space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street, 3 Blocks South of Roosevelt
  • Public Transit: Light Rail stop #11 at Roosevelt and Central Ave. Walking distance, just a few blocks North of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street at meters, which are free after 5:00 PM M-F and free all weekend.

    A large paid ASU parking lot is available behind the building. They accept cash and credit card payments. Very well lit and just steps away from the restaurant.
A word from The Breadfruit
OUR FOOD

Award winning Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual tropical setting. Enjoy the highest integrity of ingredients with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious eats. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood while embracing our local farming community and supporting producers of sustainable foods.



OUR RUM COLLECTION

A collection of over 108 rums, representing all styles and distillation techniques from the Caribbean to South America. We present the most luxurious experiences of the Spirit of the Sugar Cane.



OUR COCKTAILS

Our craft cocktail menu showcases signature originals and a reintroduction of well-known classics such as the Hemingway, Daiquiri and Mojito.



CIGAR & RUM PAIRINGS

Connoisseurs of 'The Good Life' from every corner of the world have long cherished the practice of pairing cigars and fine rums
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The Breadfruit reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (23)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (8)late-night find (6)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • This was a wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was a wonderful find in downtown Phoenix. Food was great; very congenial atmosphere, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, unique, not much
    Kev04
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great food, unique, not much like it in AZ. Friendly and accommodating staff. Nice neighborhood vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun New Experience
    new2fancydining
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was looking for something new and this place delivered
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy but on Jamaica time
    brunchieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I had a reservation at 5:45pm as I had show tickets at 7:30pm at Comerica theater. We were asked to wait for 20 minutes after checking in so we gave up and went to the bar. I will go back when I don't have an event scheduled because the food was so good! Had the Jerk Pork and polenta and the best Mojito of my life!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven food but nice atmosphere
    KAREN
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The Breadfruit is a bit hard to find, and since it is downtown, you will probably have to pay to park in the lot to the north of the restaurant. We were seated promptly (we had a reservation) and our server was friendly and capable. We enjoyed our rum drinks, but our appetizer was lacking in flavor. My daughter and her boyfriend enjoyed the seafood they ordered (salmon and shrimp), but I was quite disappointed in my jerk pork. It was lacking in flavor, and the everything on the plate was the same color. Perhaps I should have ordered the goat instead.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have eaten at Breadfruit 3 times and it is one of our Phoenix favorites. You can't go wrong starting with the rum punch at the door, but you have to try their specialty cocktails with all the homemade infusions; to die for. The Streetside Chicken is smoked perfectly, the Goat Curry is tender and delicious - the best goat around grown just for them. The seafood is great. You have to be flexible because they sometimes run out of entrees - the cooking is totally fresh. For dessert the Sweet Potato Pie is so unique and totally delicious. I can't say enough good things about Breadfruit. Be sure to have a reservation because they are SO busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So yummy
    Cliffnegril
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Loved another opportunity to eat here. This place is warm and inviting and hip. The rum selection is pretty spectacular and even if you arent a rum afficianado, you wish you were when you gaze at the selection. You can trust the bartender to steer you in the right direction. Food is delish. Local and regionally sourced, authentic, good selection but not overwhelming. Just try to ignore the waiter who talks too much. Chances are, however annoying, he still cant kill the vibe. Seriously good snapper. Curry island style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Meal at Breadfruit
    JohnM
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Dwayne met us at the door and got us settled at the bar. Kristin was our bartender for the evening. We placed ourselves in her capable hands and she paired drinks with our food all night long. We started a scallop appetizer (perfectly prepared) and I had the Tradewinds Swizzle & my wife had the Hemingway Daiquiri (which turned out to be her favorite drink of the night). After some time at the bar we moved to the dining room for a fantastic supper. I started with soup of the day then on to the jerk chicken. Fantastic. Kristen was true to her word and provided some really tasty drinks to go along with our equally tasty meal. We'll definitely return for more of their delicious fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breadfruit
    HousVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Breadfuit is a restaurant experience you don't want to miss. Carribean and authentic. The food was delicious. Try the lobster and curry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical dining experience
    azdiner
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    From the moment we arrived, our party of 4 was treated to a dining experience that turned out to be magical. The maitre d' was delightful, from explaining the restaurant's concept and rum-drink choices for first-timers, to checking in on us throughout dinner and even explaining what makes the Guinness Foreign Stout so special and offering suggestions for drink pairings. We ordered small plates of Appleton Rum Sea Scallops and Plantain Avocado Spring Rolls. For our meal, three of us ordered the Jerk Pork with Polenta, which was spicy without being overwhelming, and the fourth ordered the Slow Braised Beef Stew. She shared samples of it with the rest of us and it was quite good. We shared a dessert. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ya man
    Bear
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This is the best Rum bar and Caribbean restaurant I have ever been to; and I've been to a few. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fusion Fail
    RoverdogVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    In Breadfruit's attempt at Caribbean Fusion, too much Fusion waters down the Caribbean to the point that some of the dishes are no longer authentic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit fishy
    Winelover
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    It is a quaint little restaurant with a good feel. The service was very good and the rum drinks were delicious. We had the scallops for an appetizer and they were delicious with a wonderful spicy taste. I had the Red Stripe Curried Prawns. It was very good. It says it has curry, but I couldn't really taste any curry. It was a good size helping. My husband had the Escovitch Fish & Festival, which was very fishy and had a lot of bones. I would not recommend this dish at all. I took one bite of it and it was bad. We tried a few of the rum drinks and they all were very good. We would like to come back again and try a few other dishes, like the mussels. All and all, it was good and I would come back and I would recommend someone to try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Star
    ProfJF
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Breadfruit is our "go-to place" when we attend an event in downtown Phoenix. The food and drinks, featuring Jamaican cuisine, are made fresh from locally grown ingredients, and never disappoint. The service is friendly and efficient. On this visit, we brought friends who had never been to Breadfruit. They loved it. The menu can be viewed online, and you can reserve a table inside or on the small outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy an just ok food
    Locavore
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    The restaurant has big rim selection and few other drinks. special I got was just ok and overpriced. But the place was so noisy I could not hear my partner across the table and the waitress had to yell into my ear. That is because most of the small restaurant was filled with a loud group of 20. We were seated at a perimeter table, the only non group in the room, although we noticed a few other empty tabes for two. When we left we notic people seated at the bar in a separate room for dinner. Sham on them for seating us in that room (when we arrived the big group had yet to arrive otherwise we never would have sat down. My ears rang for hours after we left. Will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jamaican food
    ManhattangirlVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Very good "Americanized" Jamaican food in Phoenix. The flavors are milder than authentic Caribbean dishes but they do a good job preserving the essence of how we would prepare it back home. There is also a nice lounge area for those who do not want a full meal.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Oral
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Very great jamaican restaurant just missing the jamaican touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Expensive for sub par food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Not big on writing reviews but don't waste your time and money on this place. Expensive for food that should cost a quarter of the price. Had to return my meal for the first time possibly ever because it was not edible and we paid 150$ for two with drinks for one. Just don't do it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting food, but---
    Lbe5
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Have note this review is for New Year's Eve, fixed price menu: goats head soup, spicy quail, oysters and house truffles were all tasty and unique. Cocktails recommended for each course, and both desserts being alcohol based meant non- drinkers got short changed. Wait staff person had to ask 3 times what selection one of our party of 4 had made, portions were small for the price, tables small and crowded together, and courses were slow in coming. Still sound track was good, and if you like to drink, and time and price are not issues, this would be an enjoyable place to go.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb evening
    Aaron
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    What a place! Had scallops and mussels and was blown away. Everything was perfect. Will be back for another special night soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but interesting!
    JamaicanCowgirl
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    This is what I call food entertainment. After all, you have got to eat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very diverse menu. Number
    Sooners61
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Very diverse menu. Number of items I wanted to try. The Jamaican pork and polenta was absolutely fabulous. Sat outside and had a great time. Would definitely return. All 4 members of my party had the Hemingway Daiquiri and we aloved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Caribbean
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The Caribbean cuisine is innovative, beautifully presented, and on a par with the best of New York or San Francisco. The Rum Bar is the real treasure, though - the staff is incredibly knowledgeable, and the cocktails showcase their wide array of rums and hand-made ingredients to extraordinary effect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Jamandine
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This was not our first visit, however once again we had a memorable evening of dinning. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Caribbean Place
    SofiaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We went here on a Saturday night. The food was tasty, however, their drinks are in the $10 range so you can easily spend a lot of money drinking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Downtown spot
    Patrick
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The Breadfruit is not the best Carribean food you'll ever have, but it's a solid meal in a great location with a cool concept. Indeed, the Rum Bar part of the resto is really the best part. I normally hate rum, but the cocktails are innovative and fantastic. The service here is superb, btw. 4-star experience at 2-star prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding!!
    foodie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I highly recommend The Breadfruit! I can't wait to return and explore the rest of the menu. The owner places so extreme thought into the details of the decor, ambiance, and menu. What a perfect marriage of the 3! The service was outstanding....providing wonderful drink and menu suggestions based on your feedback of what you desire. Everything I order was a party on my palate. Absolutely devine!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Worry Be Happy
    J2Wink
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Authentic carribean fare and fab rum cocktails! Service was a bit slow but overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall greatness!
    JoRo
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Loved it and will definitely go back! Atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When we arrived we noted a
    Burgers
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    When we arrived we noted a table outside but the owner said it was reserved. No one occupied that table through our dinner because we could see it from inside. Not cool. Wait staff was excelent. Food spicy and delicious. Wine horroble. I know this is a rum bar, but a decent wine would have been okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It' irie, mon
    Irie
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Good bar, rum drinks and food. Friendly staff! Return customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    MERLIN
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    BEST SEAFOOD (FRESH) SINCE WE MOVED TO PHOENIX! GREAT FLAVORS AND PLATE APPEARENCE. WILL BE BACK!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You know you love food when....
    cdavis1962
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    You come to breadfruit, you just enjoy. You enjoy life in the patrons, you enjoy the great food and drinks. When you have a good time, they have a good time. My mom felt as if she was 25 again for her birthday. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Go Back
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Friend and I went during Restaurant Week. Loved the ambiance especially--inside and outside. Dined al fresco and loved it. Service and food was good, enjoyed the fact that there was wine pairing with each course. Another table of diners did not have a great experience, a mis-communication issue with the wait staff, apparently, this was unfortunate but did not ruin our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamaican me crazy!
    speter5042
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    The food was delicious and pretty authentic. I hadn't been there for a while, and couldn't believe the extensive menu and the Rum Bar! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat. Food
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Great place to eat. Food was good, at a good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excited... But not so exciting
    Dumptruck
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Service was decent...seemed like no one wanted to be there. No greeting when u first walked in...esp for how small and quaint it is. Cool area and restaurant is decorated well. Small menu, which I like, and food came out at a good time. Food was tasty. Different flavors. Definitely overpriced. Drop 100.00 easy on 2 people... Which would be ok if you felt like service was on point... Breadfruit...doesn't matter how cool ur place is or how good your food is... If you don't have the service to bring customers back. I
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  • Lively Saturday Night Dining
    Dineout2muchVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    My husband and I aren't big drinkers and were looking for a lively place to dine on Saturday that didn't have a bar atmosphere. We chose The Breadfruit based on other's reviews. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is small, but busy and energetic. It is divided into three areas - a small outdoor patio, a bar area, and the dining area - and all three were nicely filled by evening. The host and waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. Not being too familiar with carribean food, our waiter was happy to explain the dishes and offer recommendations. Food quality was high and portions were good. We both enjoyed our dishes, especially the "festival" bread that accompanied my entree. Kind of like a warm, slightly sweet, cornbread stick.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-concert dining
    azfarmr
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Wow! what a great place to start the night. Plenty of great drinks to choose from (helps if you like rum) and you could make a meal of their appetizers, but don't do it because it only gets better. Unless you're set on seafood try the pork belly, one of the tastiest dishes I've ever had. Get here early so you'll have time for dessert. We'll be going back next weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find!
    FQStorygirl
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We are new to the neighborhood and found The Breadfruit online. We read many great reviews so we decided to try it out. We were not disappointed! We will recommend The Breadfruit to our friends and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic