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    Pasadena Dining

    Pasadena Dining List



    Restaurant Address Price Range Local's Description
    Houston's 320 S. Arroyo Parkway
    (626) 577-6001
    $$ This standby dining establishment exceeds the tastes of diners of all kinds with excellent ribs and great seared ahi tuna salad.  

    Mi Piace 25 E Colorado Blvd.
    (626) 795-3131
    $$ If a sidewalk scene with great people watching is the flair you like with your contemporary Italian, this is your stop.

    Tender Greens 621 E Colorado Blvd.
    (626) 405-1511
    $$ Tender Greens' slogan is, "Slow Foods Done Fast." Healthy and casual -- Welcome to California.

    Parkway Grill 510 S Arroyo Parkway
    626 795 1001

    $$$ Pasadena's best bet for fine California cuisine in an upscale setting. 
    Arroyo Chophouse 536 S Arroyo Parkway
    (626) 577-7463
    $$$ Fine cuts of beef are the reason to spend an evening at this beloved high-end dining room.

    Yardhouse 330 E. Colorado Blvd.
    (626) 577-9273
    $$ Beer enthusiasts: find enough beer options to go with with your food, and enough food to go with your beer (the "gastropub"-esque menu is huge!) 

    Marsten's 151 E. Walnut
    (626) 796-2459
    $$ This little Pasadena cottage looks small from the outside, but when you taste their Macademia Nut  Pancakes, you'll understand the super-size following.

    La Grande Orange,
    in the old DelMar train station
    260 S. Raymond Ave.
    (626) 796-2459
    $$ Enjoy california comfort cuisine, a lively bar, and the panorama of passing trains. Grab a salted chocolate chip cookie on the way out.

    Luggage Room Pizzeria 260 S. Raymond Ave.
    (626) 356-4440

    $$ Eat up the wood-fired oven syle pizza that California is known for.
    Central Park Café 219 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
    (626) 449-4499
    $$ It's a park view that's the best accompaniment to a nice little lunch spot.

    Saladang 363 S Fair Oaks
    (626) 793-8123
    $$ Our pick for the best yellow curry in town also happens to have a modern atmosphere. Enjoy!

    Euro Pane 950 E Colorado
    (626) 577-1828
    $ A Colorado Blvd. mainstay for sweets, bakery goods and sandwiches.

    Il Fornaio 24 W. Union Street
    (626) 683-9797
    $$ With a prime patio for warm evenings and a solid Italian cuisine menu, Il Fornaio holds up for celebratory large groups, intimate dates, and everything else.

    Café Santorini 64 W. Union Street
    (626) 564-4200
    $$ Savor Mediterranean among Old Town Pasadena's rooftops.

    Vertical Wine Bistro 70 N. Raymond Ave.
    (626) 795-3999

    $$$ This wine bar featuring American cuisine with a French flair.
    Twin Palms 101 W. Green
    (626) 577-4555
    $$ The indoor-outdoor lifestyle always feels so elegant.

    Café Linda 34 E. Holly St.
    (626) 584-0712
    $$ Highly rated Thai food in a small space.

    Russells Burgers 30 N. Fair Oaks
    (626) 578-1404
    $$ It's not in their name, but hearty American-style breakfasts are really what Russells Burgers is known for.

    Gales 452 S. Fair Oaks
    (626) 432-6705
    $$ Inventive, charming, and tough to get in -- all the traits of a good local Italian Bistro. 

    El Cholo 260 E. Colorado
    (686) 795-5800
    $$ Storied Los Angeles Mexican cuisine. Fight on!

    JuiceFarm 36 W. Colorado, #7
    (626) 844-7555
    $ Refuel during an Old Town shopping trip with wholesome cold-pressed organic juices.

    Maison Akira 713 E. Green
    (626) 796-9501
    $$$ Asian-continental gourmet cuisine steps up the white-linen dinner experience on quiet Green Street.

    Sushi Roku 1 Miller Alley
    (626) 683-3000
    $$ Their Japanese fare appeals to both contemporary and classic sensibilities wonderfully.

    Cool Haus Ice Cream 59 E. Colorado
    (310) 424-5559
    $$ Cool Haus started as a food truck and is known for inventive combos of cookies and ice cream.

    Smitty's Grill 110 S. Lake
    (626) 792-9999
    $$ Cozy booths and a garden patio ensure a satisfying time at this favorite Pasadena watering hole, whether lunching on Crab Louie salad or dining on garlic & herb roasted organic chicken.