BREADBAR and Mezze Garden - Century City

3.4
153 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American

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Our mission at BREADBAR and Mezze Garden - Century City is ambitious: we are proposing a new way of making and eating bread, of thinking and talking about bread. It is inspired by the age-old breadcraft of France, a place where breadmaking still enjoys the greatest respect, and where bread is consumed and appreciated with the same distinction as fine wine and cheese. Inspired by the Slow Food Movement and California's independent farmers and craftspeople, BREADBAR and Mezze Garden - Century City's menu is dedicated to the season. Where possible, we use organic, locally farmed produce, meat, poultry and fish, while striving to be nutritionally aware and environmentally conscious. Inspired by our unique breads, we offer a menu that spans breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Frequently, we hold events that promote the artisanal products, guest chefs, independent artists and musicians that make up our menus and fill our community driven spaces.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Breakfast:Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm ; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 277-3770
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant directly for catering information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park West
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Parking details
We share the mall parking lot. The first three hours are free.
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Special events & promotions
Breadbar will be showing the 2014 NBA Finals and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Live, Full Bar, Happy Hour Menu
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.4based on all time ratings
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3.2
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3.2
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The construction at the mall made the experience less nice, if you will, then if it was not going on. The price of the meat skewers even at the happy hour for what you got was a joke. A total rip off. The quality of the food just wasn't that great. Disappointing.

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p
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

It really is unfair to review this restaurant while Century City is undergoing a major renovation. The menu had changed since we were there last. We were disappointed to learn th they had stopped serving breakfast at 12:00 none (this was Sunday). We weren't enamored with the restaurant before, but we needed a place to go before a movie.
Bottom line: I would pass on the Breadbar until the renovation is complete.

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b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is inviting, warm, simple. Not crowded on a weeknight. Stopped here for happy hour before going upstairs to see a movie. Service was attentive and menu inventive, for both the food & drinks. Very enjoyable casual dining.

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K
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A convenient place to eat in Century City (despite the construction at the mall). It was good food -- we had omelets. They had soy milk for coffee, which I appreciated. Nothing was out of the ordinary, however, and the prices were a bit high for what we got.
They don't validate for parking -- they said that only the theaters and Gelson's does. (This was annoying.)

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was misrepresented by photos on the internet. Not nearly as comfortable or attractive. Understaffed and received our food before our cocktail that was ordered much earlier. We both used a debit card and, oddly, the same afternoon both cards were fraudulently used in other parts of the country. Would not ever go back.

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N
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

for the quality of food, the price was on a higher side.
if I wanted to get better quality pizza and pasta in a nice restaurant, I rather go to another restaurant like Bossa Nova.

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Z
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't go wrong with the club. Great bread all around. Garlic fries and a ginger ice tea hit the spot.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast spot for century city mall (may be the only breakfast place they have there)

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came here for Mother's Day breakfast. It's a small, friendly restaurant in the Century City Mall. Their bread basket was to die for and they had a variety of breakfast cocktails, which were tasty but small. Food quantities were generous but a little pricey for breakfast. Food quality was very good. Service was very attentive and our waiter was charming. We enjoyed it and will come back here.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for breakfast (9:30am) on Mother's Day and it was a lovely experience. The service was attentive and fast. The food was prepared and delivered quickly and they took great care to accommodate our 21 month old daughter. My wife had the breakfast burrito and real liked it and I had an egg white veggie omelette with a side of bacon. All the dishes come with potatoes and a piece of bread. Everything was delicious. Will definitely come back again.

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LT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food very overpriced for quality. We got much better food for same price at The Ivy. Disappointed in desserts as they were dry and unimpressive. Can't recommend based on our visit.

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T
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I like the food, the servers are great, the prices are fair, but about half of the chairs outside are really uncomfortable--they must be the most uncomfortable restaurant chairs in Los Angeles, if not the civilized world. If half the chairs can be decent, why can't all of them? A friend recently suggested that it was about ensuring a quick turnover of diners, but I am reluctant to agree. Change the chairs!

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s
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

We've been passing Breadbar for a while now always saying "we should try that place sometime," so we finally tried it. With a name like Breadbar, we figured the first thing you get a drinks and bread. It took about 15 minutes to get water and there was no bread. Looking at the prices, we're thinking "maybe it's one of those places that has high prices because it's really good!" Wrong. The soups (french onion and tomato) were underseasoned and the portions were way too big. AND THE BREAD? It tasted normal and the crust was hard as a rock. I would never serve that.

When it came time for entrees, we had ordered what the waiter suggested -- mussels and NY strip. The mussels were cooked nicely, and you get a lot for your money. The NY strip? Well that was something I can easily underseason and cook sides for at home. Definitely wasn't worth the money.

On top of all that, the waiter was quite informal. He spoke to us as if we were his friends. There's a fine line between being a good waiter and being a friend, and he way overcrossed that line.

Now I know why no one has ever suggested dining here, and why the dining room is often bare. Perhaps we'll stick to the food court.

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P
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place has the worst service ever - and the food isn't that much better. Toscanova or just about anywhere else is better at the mall.

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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2014
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I met a friend of mine for lunch on a Wednesday. When we arrived the place was not crowded and we were seated right away. Because we both had limited time (we had to get back to work), we ordered right away. Our beverages came quickly but that's where the quickness ended. After 30 minutes of waiting for our food I asked the waiter what the problem was. Instead of apologizing he blamed the table close to us for being such a large party. Very unprofessional. Even though I really like the food here I won't be going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

a cute little place with fresh breads, a nice bar, pleasant servers and a varied menu. A great place to drop in and have a casual bite with a friend, or a break from shopping. I've only been for lunch, so have not looked at their wine list and cannot comment on it.

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d
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Boring decor. Food that is less than average - nothing exciting at all. Took 30 minutes just to get appetizers and they had hardly any customers. I would not bother with this place again. And, their name is misleading - nothing to do with bread at all. They didn't even serve bread with most meals!

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SL
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2012
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Great soba popup, but was sad that they ran out of soba!

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t
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is consistently solid, however, WAY overpriced. $25 for a (small) club sandwich (w/no bacon) and an iced tea.....really? i

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2012
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The menu prices seem to have increased.

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JP
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2011
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant seems to be in search of an identity...the variety in the menu is so great as to not make sense....and of the three dishes we ordered only the arugula salad was slightly memorable. The ambience was beat up cafe...and the prices are higher end bistro. No plans to return.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2011
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The chicken parmigiana was excellent. The bread should have been free though. Charged $6.50 for bread and butter.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It's a wonderful place to have lunch or even dinner. The salmon is very good. The breads, pastries are amazing. A must.

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s
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2011
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was average. Way overpriced.

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D
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2011
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Lamb meatballs were cold in the center, the mussels were really bad.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Trendy spot in busy mall. Menu was enticing and food turned out to be well-prepared, nicely presented and very tasty. Service was also very good.

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ED
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jet, Alex and Aquili made the evening special! Wonderful food.

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Too expensive. I ordered the Pomegranate Lemonade, not realizing it's $4 per glass until I got the bill. And when I requested refills, they brought me regular lemonade. I was in a hurry and couldn't deal with it, but I am not happy about the price and not even getting what I asked for! Also, $16 for 3 sliders at lunch- seems excessive. No kid's menu or anything to keep kids entertained, so I spent the entire time chasing my 3 year old. Bad call.
Before having my daughter, i liked BreadBar a lot. I guess your perspective changes after you have kids.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2011
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food; healthy option and great location.

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f
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2011
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

They did not have the dessert that was on the menu which was a bummer.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the experience. As part of the 'last Thursday of the month' event, Breadbar had invited the cullinary team from a 'No Tomatoes'. It was an enjoyable experience.

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C
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went in on a Saturday night and it was pretty empty. Our server was very friendly and attentive for the most part. The food was definately good, not great. Some of the items (like the cauliflower soup, the mac & cheese, and bread pudding) felt like they just needed a little something...a tiny bit boring...NOT bad, don't get me wrong. Maybe I just had higher expectations. The place had a nice vibe, so I imagined the food would be a bit more flavorful. I think it was best when I went there for brunch the 1st time. Just not very memorable, that's all.

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j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had walked by this restaurant a week after week; and always thought it was only a bakery. I was pleasantly surprised. Took a client there for a business lunch. The food was absolutely delicious. Nice atmosphere. Quiet enough to be able to hear the person sitting across the table. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2011
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It's ok for an option, but the flavor of the food is not that great, decent but it's one of those places that I would go to if the other places could not seat me. Would be great for guys to go to. The burger my husband got was terrific though! Ahi salad I got left something to be desired. Fish wasn't fresh, salad was just eh. I got a sangria and it was weird and bubbly.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four thought the food was fabulous. The service was outstanding and friendly. The dessert sounded different but it was delicious, and we're glad we tried it.

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ET
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Breadbar advertises that it specializes in great breads, but that wasn't evident when I had lunch there last week. The bread was quite pedestrian, the food okay (I had an ahi tuna sandwich), but nothing particularly distinctive. Also, it was quite noisy. Next time I'm in the area, I'll choose another restaurant.

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JG
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2011
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I brought a client there the service was ok. The food was great! Really yummy salads and fish and of course the bread was awesome! We also shared some bread pudding that was oh... So... GOod!!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions too small for the price. My vegetarian sandwich was a thin later of vegetables on toast with a small side salad of lettuce and 2 pieces of cucumber. Hamburger and grilled chicken sandwiches were also small but the accompanying fries were decent portion. Food was good. Waitress was pleasant.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2011
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was mediocre at best, you had to hunt down a server , even for a coffee refill. If it is not on the description than it is a side order. So $11 eggs come with a piece of bread and some garnish, so add potatoes etc..... This place might work to grab a latte or for a quick snack at the mall, but overall I give it a 5.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is simple and good and the bread is to die for.

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