The art of bread hasn't always been celebrated in carb-watching L.A., but at Breadbar it's all grains and glory. Breadbar is known for its tasty homemade artisanal breads—redwood rye, golden fig loaf, and a traditional rustic white, for starters. These loaves star (or co-star) in an appetizing array of sandwiches, salads, and entrées. Start with a cheese plate or an order of steamed mussels in a white-wine broth that's perfect for dipping crusty bread. Order a grilled
cheese, the signature corned beef sandwich, or a chopped frisee salad made with hazelnuts and feta cheese. Pair these with a crisp glass of wine or a jasmine iced tea for a lazy lunch. Stop in for dinner and try the roasted chicken breast in a mushroom sauce or tandoori chicken brochettes. A lively coffee bar makes this a great place to charge-up before heading out for some L.A. shopping.