Bread Furst4434 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Mark Furstenberg's new bakery and takeaway shop in Van Ness builds on the tradition Furstenberg started when he founded Marvelous Market (now closed) and Breadline, once the city's best sandwich shop. Expect great bread and simple, delicious sandwiches and meals to go.
2.5 Stars (10/7/2015) — Fall Dining Guide 2015
"Go ahead, raise an eyebrow when I call this the city’s best bakery. The owner, Mark Furstenberg, is a longtime friend. But even if he weren’t, I’d make a habit of baguettes baked several times a day, breads that use ancient grains for character and rummy caneles that represent decades of kneading and research. … Not every bite is to my taste, and the ordering process can be as confounding as Metro. … Not even in New Orleans is there a muffuletta as consequential as the monster here. Just as significant, though, is the 77-year-old’s hope that his life’s work flourishes when he’s gone. …" See Full Review…»
"The newest and most anticipated bakery in town, Bread Furst, arrives from a veteran on the food scene: Mark Furstenberg, the master baker who helped bring artisan bread to Washington in the ’90s with Marvelous Market and Breadline." See Full Review…»
Italic — Recommended
"Our city's finest boulangerie, the great Mark Furstenburg has instantly transformed the dire bread situation in DC."
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Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).