I go here often for lunch and usually order the half sandwich and soup lunch deal. It's just enough to fill me up and the ingredients are always fresh. I particularly like the Greek Salad. Service is quick but it feels very rushed in there at times and not very relaxing. Overall quite good value and a better alternative to the other fast food joints.
Sunday my wife and I stopped in for lunch, ordered soup and cuban sandwich. I ordered soup and whole cuban sandwich. waited about 10 mins. Food was up I when to p/u our order her cuban was burnt and the manager happened to standing near by. He threw both of them away and said we'll make you new one's and bring to your table. Waited another 10 min's. and server brought our new sandwiches out to our table we then noticed no cheese on the Cuban's. So back I went to the window the manager looked at me and asked was there is a problem with no cheese on the cubans- He looked at the chef and they both stated that the girl that preps the sandwiches forgot to put cheese on all the Cubans on that shift and they were not to happy! They finally got it right so we had cold soup and good Cubans.
Now the part that is unacceptable is the tables were filthy, the floor under the tables were filthy. Here we go to another resturant in Flagler County which has piss poor management. By the way the manager gave us a box of pastries too smooth things over. For $27.00 I just wanted a decent lunch!
It's much quieter now than when it first opened but is still very busy during peak times. I like the food and service here but I do find on the expensive side. They have a good selection and I particularly like their breakfasts. Plus sitting outside is very enjoyable.
I went to Panera on the opening week, I ordered a cup of soup for 4 dollars plus tax, and was disappointed with the quantity, I also ordered the roast beef and cheddar on the asiago bread, the bread was good, but again I was disappointed with the quantity ( at most three prices of meat) for 7 dollars plus tax. I also ordered a peach nector smoothie which was great. The employees were very friendly. But overall the amount of food for the price was expensive.
Panera is a nice welcome addition to the local restaurant selection. I like the vibe in there and the service was very efficient although not particularly friendly (maybe it will be when not so busy). I had a soup and sandwich lunch. Both were tasty but I thought the sandwich half was very small. It was about 2 or 3 bites and it was gone! Prices are OK but for portion sizes not so great. Overall though I like it here and will try it some more.
Have visited twice in first 3 days: food is consistent with all locations, service friendly and fast. Loved the coffee!!!
Atmosphere clean and neat- a little disappointed that they did not upscale the dining room with a fire place like at other locations but then again, I usually get my order for take out. They have a nice outdoor sitting area and have yet to try the drive thru.. Will continue to frequent location a couple times a week for the fresh food and coffee.
Went for lunch but it was just too busy and I couldn't be bothered with the order line that was out of the door. But returned later in the afternoon and it was much quieter. It's a very nice restaurant with a good atmosphere. Outside seating is nice too. Can't remember what it was called but had a Greek style salad with salmon that was very good. They're also giving gift cards away for the grand opening where when you spend $10 or more you get a card worth $5-$200! I got the $5!
It was certainly crowded here today and I'm sure it's going to be a very successful restaurant. Good selection of deli and bakery type items and my soup and a Cuban panini were both very good. Got bread to take home too which I haven't tried yet. Staff seemed very efficient albeit flustered! Prices a little high.
As it's opening day it's not really good a time to judge, but then again they're open and taking my money so why not? LOL Actually, it wasn't too bad. The line was long but our food came out faster than expected. All staff we encountered were friendly and professional. My sandwich was OK but lacked a lot of flavor. I'll go again when its quieter and try something else.