A friend and I stopped in at 11:50 last night, hoping to still be able to get something to eat. The gorgeous hostess was nice enough to let us order. I sat at the counter and quickly ordered a prosciutto/mozz. sandwich that came with a mesclun salad with a nutty tasting oil. Yum. Not overpowering at all. Just hints of it here and there. Very good. The sandwich itself was fantastic. Real prosciutto di Parma (it is way too often misrepresented and/or cut incorrectly in this city) and the bread, despite probably being around for a few hours (it was closing time), was perfectly crunchy and chewy in the right places. The mozz was okay. Chevre might have been a better choice. But I must say, the crowd there was very laid back and the staff was more than willing to let you stay around for a little while even post closing. Not rushed at all. The sandwich was as good as the last time I remember it (been over a year since I've been there) the salad was a pleasant surprise and the hostess, my goodness.
Comparing this place to something like 'inoteca is a little difficult. I love 'inoteca. Their wine selection is better, but I think its become too "sceney", unlike Bread, which I think might have gotten past that stage. Perhaps I'm mistaken but, that's my view of it.