Restaurants & Menus

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge are August 15th through September 21st. The four finalist cocktails meet to determine Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail at the Taste of Pasadena on September 21st at the Rose Bowl. For tickets visit and click on EVENTS.

Pasadena Restaurant Week 2017 is in April. Enjoy the finest Pasadena has to offer with special prix fixe menus, meals and deals.

Cheeseburger Week returns in January, 2017.

If you want your restaurant to be included in Pasadena Restaurant Week 2017, click on Register My Restaurant to sign up or email for details.

You can narrow your selection choices here:

Pasadena Restaurant Week April 30-May 5

Finest Pasadena Restaurants Invite Southern California to Redefine How You Dine during 4th Restaurant Week from April 30 to May 5, 2017

Award-winning restaurants among Pasadena dining establishments to offer special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at incredible prices

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is presenting the event which takes place from Sunday, April 30th through Friday, May 5th.

Gold sponsors are The City of Pasadena, Pasadena Star News and Wells Fargo. Silver Sponsor is the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau. Media and internet partners include Open Table, Yelp!, Pasadena Independent/Beacon Media News, Pasadena Star-News and Pasadena Weekly.

For individual restaurant menus, location and pricing information and a complete list of participating restaurants visit Information on the website is updated as it becomes available.

Complete Alphabetical List of Participants follows:

You can also sort by type of food, location, cost and more by swiping again.

Happy dining in Pasadena

Alma de la Rosa
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Full Bar
  • Regional

Alma de la Rosa prides itself on using organic produce and grass fed sustainably raised meat in innovative ways. Listening to Chef Lambrinos and Simon discuss the

menu in minute detail, it becomes apparent how much thought is put into everything from the housemade chicharrones in the Arroz con Pollo’s Chicharron Cream to homemade cinnamon ice cream served with the Kahlua Brownie.

Alma de la Rosa in One Colorado Plaza on Hugus Alley.

In addition to their revamped menu, Alma de la Rosa has a full craft cocktail menu which focuses on tequila, pisco and mezcal. Try the Big Al, which is named after Simon’s father. It has Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon, Peychaud’s Bitters, ginger and lemon or order the Blood Orange Cosmo with freshly pressed juice.

  • Call 626.564.8111 for reservations
  • Alma de la Rosa is at 41 Hugus Alley in Old Pasadena
Arroyo Chop House
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Steak House


Ever-popular in the Pasadena area for the ultimate in business dinners, special-occasion dining, and after-work cocktails, the Chop House has broad appeal. Our USDA Prime steaks are aged and hand-cut daily. We pride ourselves in our ever-growing ranks of frequent guests, and invite the visitors to our site to see for themselves why we are consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Pasadena.

Make a dinner reservation through Open Table


Bistro 45
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Eclectic
  • French
  • Full Bar
Bistro 45

Welcome to Bistro 45 and welcome to a place where you are the most important person in our world.
Pleasing your palate and providing you with a memorable, personalized dining experience is our only objective.

In the Bistro's 22nd year we'd like to say an extra "thank you" to you and the readers, writers and editors of the Zagat Survey and Wine Spectator.

Here are the Bistro 45 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket entries:

  • GIN2X: Burnett's Gin & Canton ginger stirred with fresh pressed lime then mixed with soda. Ginger root stirring garnish
  • SUMMER SUN: Campari, St. Germain with a splash of pink grapefruit, stirred & served up with a Prosecco float
  • Call (626) 795-2478 for reservations
  • 45 South Mentor Avenue in Pasadena
California Pizza Kitchen Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian
  • Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant featuring innovative 

California Pizza Kitchen

pizzas that are creatively designed on a delicious crust and hearth-baked to perfection, such as The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and the California Club Pizza. Also served are distinctive pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts, including our Chicken-Tequila Fettuccine, The Original 

California Pizza Kitchen

For Cheeseburger Week, California Pizza Kitchen offers:

  • CARNE ASADA PIZZA: Tender marinated steak, fire-roasted poblanos, cilantro pesto, yellow onions, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and fresh cilantro. Served with housemade salsa verde.

You can vote for CPK in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Cheeseburger Alternative
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger


Cameron's Seafood
Downtown Pasadena, East Pasadena
  • American
  • Seafood


In 1984, Cameron's Seafood first opened its doors to seve the rose city its freshest seafood, and has since become a landmark in Pasadena.  Cameron's brings the ocean feeling to you with its San Francisco style fish house, surrounded by its photos of fishing history reminiscent of the old fishing days. Its exhibition style kitchen allows patrons to watch their fresh catch being cooked over its mesquite wood grills that burn all day long.  Cameron's Fish Market serves fresh fish from morning until night.  From shrimp platters to halibut filets, or Maine Lobster. Cameron's maintains the finest selection of fresh seafood from all parts of the globe.  Our friendly bar allows patrons to enjoy a good meal and even one of our famous martinis while watching your favorite sporting event.

For the past 27 years, Cameron's has won many awards for the best seafood in the Pasadena Weekly, The Arcadia Weekly, The Mountain Views, and recently "Best Seafood" from the Boulevard Magazine.  We have achieved our success because we base it on our commitment to offering our guests a great value without sacrificing quality, consistenc and most of all, great service.

For Cheeseburger Week, Cameron's offers Cameron's Kobe Beef Captain's Burger: a 1/4 pound Kobe beef, Pueblano pepper, Fried egg, Applewood smoked bacon, Cheese, Avocado, Lettuce onions tomato, Grilled over mesquite wood, Served on an onion roll, with fries.

Cameron's also offers the Cajun Catfish Sandwich: grilled catfish served on an onion roll with lettuce and tomato.

You can vote for the Cameron's Classic Kobe Burger in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite cheeseburger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger

And the Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich:

  • Favorite Alternative to a Cheeseburger

You can vopte for the Cajun Catfiosh Sandwich in the Cheeseburger Alternative category.

Celestino Ristorante
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian

Celestino is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations at this consistent Pasadena favorite.

Calogero Drago has created a variety of handcrafted dishes using the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and desserts made on-site.

Some of the favorites include; Florentine style t-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries.Come in and enjoy authentic regional and seasonal specialties complemented with an award winning wine list.

We offer immaculate and dynamic private dining rooms, full bar, garden patios, and the friendliest staff to make any lunch, dinner or special event memorable. No up-charge for private room use, and wine dinners.

  • 141 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
  • Telephone: (626) 795-4006

Download the menus here:

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Central Park Restaurant
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California

Central Park specializes in mouth watering steaks, fresh fish, hand-crafted pastas and 

Central Park Restaurant

gourmet pizza. To complement your meal, we have an extensive wine list hand-picked by our in-house Sommelier.

Central Park is located just three blocks south of Colorado Boulevard and "Old Town" on Fair Oaks Avenue. The restaurant occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse featuring original exposed brick walls and high rafter ceilings. Stop in for a dining experience you won't soon forget.

For Cheeseburger Week, Central Park offers:

  • The Dagwood Burger -1/2 pound Ground Sirloin Burger, Cheddar Cheese on a grilled Brioche Bun with all the trimmings. Served with House Fries.
  • The Park Burger-1/2 pound Ground Sirloin Burger, Gorgonzola Cheese, Arugula, Crispy Onion Strings, Red Wine reduction on a grilled Brioche Bun. Served with Garlic Fries

You can vote for Central Park Restaurant in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Dessert After a Cheeseburger


Constance Perry's by Claud Beltran at the Hotel Constance
Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Fusion

Celebrated Restaurateur Claud Beltran is lending his epicurean experience and culinary team to Perry's where he creates a fusion of Cal Asian flavors with seasonal ingredients sourced at local farmer's markets in a contemporary dining experience. Alfresco dining is available in the historic courtyard.

Open daily:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Wednesday : 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • DimSum Weekends – Starts 10 am

Contact number: (626) 486 2950

Breakfast Menu
Fall Lunch and Dinner Menu
Bar Menu
Liquor Menu
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Weekend DimSum


Contact number: (626) 486 2950


Del Frisco's Grille
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

Local flavor fit to be shared. Our diverse and delicious menu has something for everyone.

Industrial and lush elements will create an atmosphere that is stylish, social and relaxed. The energetic bar will create a buzz throughout the restaurant and set the stage for an exciting dining experience that is unlike any other American grill. It’ll be your place to eat with a friend and catch up on the latest or make new friends at the bar. Our food and drinks are built to share, so share the experience with your neighbors – they are just friends you haven’’t met yet.

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Del Frisco’s Grille offers dinner at $45 per person and lunch at $20 per person.

Download the menus here:


El Cholo Cafe
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican

It was a landmark year in 1927. Babe Ruth hit sixty home runs, Charles 

El Cholo Cafe

Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic and a young couple named George and Aurelia Salisbury opened up a little Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of a small town named Los Angeles. That was the historic beginning to the rich tradition that is El Cholo®.

All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923.  Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas.  Our combination plates along with newer comidas especiales and fresh grilled chicken tostadita and tostada compuesta salads have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible nachos, which were introduced back in the 50’s by a young server named Carmen Rocha. But there is one thing that El Cholo® is especially known for and that is our famous El Cholo® Margaritas!  El Cholo® pioneered the now renown Cuervo 1800 into their secret El Cholo® Margarita Recipe and it has become a "must taste” for visitors to Southern California.

For Cheeseburger Week, El Cholo offers Enchilada de Carne Picada.

You can vote for El Cholo in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Cheeseburger Alternative
  • Favorite Ethnic Cheeseburger

 El Cholo is at 260 East Colorado Boulevard (in Paseo Colorado) in Pasadena

El Portal
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican


Once more we have been voted “The Best” Mexican Restaurant by the readers of the Pasadena Weekly. It is all thanks to you and to our commitment to serve you “honest to goodness fresh food” with courteous and respectable service.

For Cheeseburger Week El Portal returns their signature Zacatecas Burger, a delicious blend of Yucatan pork smothered with cheese on a grilled roll.

You can vote for the Zacatecas Burger in the Favorite Burger, Favorite Ethnic Burger and Favorite Alternative Burger categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge ®.

Muchas Gracias.

Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Asian
  • Full Bar
  • Fusion

Equator logo

1992, Norbert Furnee and Phillip Hand designated 22 Mills Place, Pasadena, as the Equator. The space was originally a horse stable, but let’s face it, horses aren’t as economical in Old Town Pasadena as they were in the 1800’s. In 1978, the city of Pasadena passed a bill for Old Town’s Revitalization program, and now Colorado Boulevard has become a melting pot for big and small companies to offer their services, with tidbits of other attractions and distractions to add to the allure. The Equator, being one of them.

Now owned by, whom shall be known as Teddy, the equator has continued to evolve to combat the ever changing interests of the public. The Equator has been an ice cream parlor, complete with pool tables. An internet café, a prestigious café, a Hookah bar, and now an Asian fusion restaurant café with a full bar. The Equator has taken its history and snowballed all the great ideas to come up with even more exciting ideas, and The Equator doesn’t plan on stopping there.

Our coffee is still as delicious as it always was, even before Starbucks and Coffee Beans moved into town, and our regulars can attest to that. The Equator isn’t conglomerate owned so we deliver top- notch service, every time. We know our regular customers by name, as they know all of our names, and not once have we ever worn a nametag. We’re your neighbors, and we’ll love you as one too.

We’re very open to fundraisers and are friends of the Pasadena Police Department, in fact, we fund-raise for them as well so we’re always safe in Pasadena. It’s a wonderful place to have a sit and a latte, as well as a lovely place to have lunch. Our lunch menus are amazing, made by very capable cooks in a tiny kitchen in the back. Never has our beloved tiny kitchen ever gotten in the way of how good the food is. Not to mention 1$ martini's on Tuesday's from 4pm to close, and BOTTOMLESS mimosas from 11am to 4pm. I haven’t even gotten started about dinner!

Dinner time at The Equator is a spectacular place to be, whether you’re just dining out, meeting friends, or on a date. Our wonderful servers go out of their way to show you a good time, every time, and just in case, our bartenders to the same. The ambiance of The Equator completely changes from lunch to dinner, so if you think you saw it’s homeliness during the day, check out it’s madness at night, even we have to cut loose every now and then, so why not involve you too?

Hello film makers! The Equator is a great place to shoot! We love the attention, and the space is large and quiet enough for you to get all your equipment in. Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, and Party of Five shot a few episodes here. The Brady Bunch shot here, The Cable Guy had a scene here, Halle Berry shot a commercial here, and she shot it with the Yellow M&M! That’s only to name a few, in any case, we love the attention.Z

The Equator is just a very lovely place. Family owned, service oriented, and aesthetically pleasing. Great night life, and great people who work there. The best way for you to discover any of this, is to just come down and see for yourself, maybe you’ll discover your new regular coffee shop where everybody knows your name.

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Equator is preparing special drinks at very special prices along with a happy hour menu.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American
  • Steak House

Conveniently located on the corner of Marengo and Colorado Boulevard, you’ll find a place for Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Barlocals and visitors to enjoy an exceptional selection of premium steaks and an expertly curated list of 100 wines by the glass. Stop by after work for a signature cocktail or glass of wine, then stay and indulge in our classic Filet or try something new like our Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye.

For Cheeseburger Week, Fleming's offers the Prime Burger.

You can vote for Fleming's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Cheeseburger
  • Favorite New Restaurant for a Cheeseburger

Enjoy delicious salads and sandwiches, worthy of your lunch hour. Join us for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm.

179 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Thursday
  • Friday – Saturday
  • Sunday
Green Street Restaurant
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar


Green Street Restaurant has been a Pasadena tradition and innovation since 1979. Serving California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Green Street is the place where Pasadenans go to meet old friends, discuss business or just enjoy a fabulous meal. Green Street is still owned and operated by the family that started it as a one room, 18 table cafe.

For Cheeseburger Week, you will be delighted with any of Green Street Restaurant's terrific burgers. For a change of pace, try the Ahi Tuna Burger, the Turkey Patty melt or the Quinoa Burger.

Vote for Green Street Restaurant in the Cheeseburger Challenge.


ix-tapa Cantina Grill
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican

IX Tapa brings a touch of class to a time honored cuisine. Featuring the classic,

home cooked dishes of the region, ix-tapa offers a wide ranging menu selection, from familiar entrée favorites to a large offering of bar bites. With over 7,000 square feet of space grandly appointed by LA based design firm AKAR Studios, IX Tapa boasts live music, dancing and a complete schedule of entertainment options.

  • Ix-Tapa is at 119 east Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
    El Tropical from ix-tapa Cantina
    El Tropical from ix-tapa Cantina
  • 626.304.1000

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, ix-tapa offers:

  • El Tropical: Malibu Coconut, Crème de Banana, Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice and whipped cream
Kathleen's Restaurant
North Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and Kathleen Meymarian.Y ou’ll find that Kathleen’s menu offers a wide variety of American fare with an emphasis in fresh fish, pasta and steaks. Kathleen’s has received numerous restaurant awards including:

  • 2006 AAA Diamond Award
  • April 1990 Tri City Chapter Award Winner for an American Restaurant
  • California Restaurant Association
  • For information and reservations call 626-578-0722
  • 595 North Lake Avenue in Pasadena

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Kathleen's offers a $15 lunch menu and $26 dinner menu.

Download the menus here:

Kings Row Gastropub
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Pub Grub


Located in the heart of Old Pasadena, Kings Row Gastropub is a casual restaurant nestled inside a historic landmark building constructed in the early 20th century, with the original architecture and materials preserved.While the vibe at Kings Row is fun and inviting, our scratch kitchen offers diners some serious pub nosh, as well as creative reinterpretations of British classics, like our Shepherd’s Stack and Cheeky Bastard Poutine.

Our conscientious food, sourced almost exclusively from California, is served on small plates or share plates, along with a charcuterie carte menu, blackboard specials, and an ever-changing array of delectable dishes made from the freshest ingredients from the farm and sea. Our full bar offers more than 60 beers, specializing in small-craft and local brewers and Belgian ales and styles, as well as handcrafted cocktails, and quaint, unique wine selections.

For Cheeseburger Week, Kings Row offers:

  • Classic Cheeseburger: 2 house ground patties + American cheese + Green leaf lettuce + tomato + red onion + pickles + thousand island
  • HH Cheeseburger: single house ground patty + American cheese + green leaf lettuce + tomato + red onion + pickles + thousand island 


Menu and drink selections may be subject to change (based on availability).

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Kings Row in these categories:

  • Favorite burger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger
  • Favorite craft beer with a burger

For Cheeseburger Week, Kings Row created a special burger: 2 beef patties: (sustainable, no antiobiotics, hormone free) Ground In house daily, Deep Applewood Smoked Bacon, Crispy Onion Rings, Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Lucky Baldwin's Pubs (there are three)
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena, East Pasadena, Pasadena Adjacent, Sierra Madre
  • American
  • Full Bar


Lucky Baldwins British Pub & Cafe was opened in July 1996 by English owners DavidFarnworth and Peggy Simonian, who turned a run down business into the beer haven it is today.  it is located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, in one of the oldest buildings in town. Lucky Baldwins Delirium Pub was opened in 2005, in the quaint village-like town of Sierra Madre up in the foothills.

Like any authentic British pub, Lucky Baldwins offers a friendly family environment and is frequented by many locals. A full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner makes Lucky Baldwins a perfect place to have a traditional British meal for the whole family. 

For Cheeseburger Week, Lucky Baldwin's has a great special. Download the coupon here:    Lucky Baldwin cheeseburger week discount 2016

Vote for Lucky Baldwin's in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Signature Burger: All beef patty, blue cheese crumbles, house made bacon jam, lettuce, tomato, bacon, on a brioche bun;

  • Salmon Burger: House made Salmon patty with a touch of jalepeno and lemon zest, lemon aioli, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, on a brioche bun.

With 63 beers on tap in Pasadena Old Town and 46 beers on tap in Sierra Madre, the pub offers an array of unique beers, both bottled and tap. Throughout the year Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, such as our renowned Belgian Beer Festival, IPA festivals, Octoberfest and the list goes on, placing Lucky Baldwins in the top five Belgian beer bars in the US.

Lucky Baldwin's Pub

  • 17 South Raymond Avenue in Old Pasadena
  • Tel: 626-795-0652

Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste

  • 1770 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
  • 626-844-0447

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe

  • 21 Kersting Court in Sierra Madre, CA
  • 626-355-1440


For Cheeseburger Week, Lucky Baldwin's has specials and much more. Download the discount coupon here: Lucky Baldwin's Cheeseburger Week 2015 special

Madeline Garden Bistro (lunch only)
  • European

Let us be part of your celebrations. Together we will create a special indoor/outdoor dining

Madeline Garden

 experience or private celebration. Madeline Garden is here for you to enjoy offering a variety of dining and entertainment experiences.

Our unique location was once a special development occupied by Albert Einstein. Some say they can feel the intelligence and energy he left here when he sought to reach higher levels of the quantum energy. This building has a very intriguing and mysterious history that we seek to preserve and share with our visitors. Along with charming brick construction; Madeline Garden is a hidden gem in an exclusive area.

For the Cheeseburger Week, Madeline Garden Bistro offers Portabella Mushroom on a Baquette.

You can vote for Madeline Garden in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:
  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  •  Favorite Cheeseburger Alternative

The old Caltech French building is open to serve brunch, high tea, French-Italian cuisine, small tapes and Isakaya, excellent wine pairing and fun spirits, along with talented artists to perform for you. Madeline Garden offers a modern European touch infused with Eastern old culture. We also bring the enjoyment of seasonal, farm fresh ingredients, to delight a wide range of tastes: including sea food lovers as well as vegetarians.

We bring the culinary arts together. It is every chef's dream to serve you the greatest food. Madeline Garden gives you service that is from each staff's caring heart. We want to share amazing experiences for you that will become cherished memories.

  • Website:
  • Madeline Garden Bistro and Venue is at 1030 East Green Street in Pasadena
  • 626-795-5599
  • Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm
Meat District Company
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Barbecue
  • Full Bar




Meat District Co. aims to re-awaken the senses & bring a new kind of dining to the streets of Los Angeles. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena on North Raymond, Meat District Co. collaborated with design rm DS17 to create an enticing blend of old-school and contemporary style in an open yet rustic space, evoking a comfortable and inviting atmosphere where guests are encouraged to eat, relax and “let the addiction begin”.

Meat District Co. works in partnership with some of America’s most sustainable producers delivering experiences & dishes that tick all the boxes when it comes to quality & taste, leaving you wanting more each & everytime – an ADDICTION waiting to be savoured.

Meat District Co. remembers a time when beef came from a farm and not a factory – when ’100% beef’ was actually from a cow. we have decided its time to bring the farm to your doorstep with ALL NATURAL ‘NEVER EVER’ BEEF (hormone, steroid & antibiotic free produce).

For Cheeseburger Week, Meat District Company offers a Cheeseburger and a beer or soda for $15. They are also cooking up a special Cheeseburger Week burger: beef patty burger, with cheese, onions etc deep fried in their house dough. It is absolutely to die for!

Vote for Meat District Company in the Cheeseburger Challenge.

Mi Piace
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian

Mi Piace is widly popular offering fresh, light Italian cooking embellished with New York flavors as well as a variety of exotic cusine to meet guest's diverse pallet.

mi paice logo

A wide selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, seafood, pizzas and exotic weekly specials put Mi PIace on the culinary map. Whether it is Vitello alla Milanese, Chilean Sea Bass or luscious homemade baked lasagna, the choice is excellent. Mi Piace's food is addictive.

The decor is trendy and upbeat with a sleek, jazzy, urban-chic touch of Manhattan: stylish martini lounge with stainless steel bar, red leather couches, illumniated tables and fabulous conga shaped dark brown leather barstools.

Glow of the open kitchen, angled overhead mirrors, soft colors and textures are warming and soothing.

For Cheeseburger Week, Mi Piace offers:


  • Our Classic Mi Piace Burger : Exclusive Prime Rib Eye mix patty topped with Tillamook Cheddar, Vidalia onions, house Thousand Island dressing with Boston lettuce on a sesame Brioche bun from our own Pasadena baking Co. served with homemade fries


    25 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • 626 795 3131


Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Monday All Night!
Tuesday - Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday and Monday 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday and Wednesday not available
Thursday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday and Saturday 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Parkway Grill
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Full Bar
  • Regional

The Trend-Setter in Innovative Regional American Cuisine

The Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Its early-Twentieth Century brick structure serves as home to a most inviting dining room and lies at the heart of Parkway Grill’s reverence for heritage—right down to sourcing herbs and other produce from its on-site organic garden.

We invite you to pass through our doors by exploring our site, and look forward to welcoming you in person to our home.

Parkway Grill will be closed Friday, March 30th for a special event.


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Pie ‘n Burger
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Burgers


Consistently voted one of America's top ten burger restaurants, Pie 'n Burger offers:

Pie ‘n Burger first opened in the fall of 1963 on California Blvd., just off South Lake in Pie 'n Burger PasadenaPasadena. It continues to be in the same location to this day. The recipes, products and methods used in preparing the award winning food today are the same as those used 46 years ago.

Pie 'n Burger has a 2017 Cheeseburgeer Week special meal for $12.00. Enjoy a cheeseburger, fries and a soft drink for one low price. Download the coupon here:

Pie ‘n Burger has been honored with numerous awards for the quality of its food and exists today as a testament to an era that has not faded away.


A 2nd edition of Hamburger America by George Motz was just released. It lists 150 great burger joints in America of which Pie ‘N Burger is one!

  • 913 East California Boulevard in Pasadena
  • Call 626.795.1123 for information
Pitfire Artisan Pizza
  • Pizza

Pitfire ( 1. An ancient wood-fired kiln lined with stone that reaches temperatures 

Pitfire Artisan Pizza

over 900 degrees. 2. A Los Angeles based restaurant company producing rustic, fire singed pizzas and handcrafted cuisine from simple, fresh ingredients.

Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Paul Hibler's flagship brand and concept, has successfully taken over the massive Sizzler on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, creating what might be one of the most useful all-day eateries in the 626. Opening today, the popular pizza concept exterior's was designed by Reed Architecture and interior by John Colter of Colter & Co, instilling a fun, colorful ambiance without taking out any of the social aspect of the large dining room. A large red wood-fired pizza helms the main part of the kitchen, adding plenty of warmth to a place that's ideal for group dinners and celebrations.

For Cheeseburger Week, Pitfire offers the Pitfire Steak sandwich and the Chicken Meatball Hero.

You can vote for Pitfire Artisan Pizza in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Alternative Cheeseburger
  • favorite Cocktail with a Burger

As for the menu, there's the signature burrata pie, a nice selection of salads like a house-chopped salad, and some pastas like a classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Here is the Pasadena Restaurant Week menu from Pitfire Artisan Pizza: Pitfire Pizza 

Pitfire Artisan Pizza

Pasadena Restaurant Week menu 2016

    PASADENA CA 91105
  • PHONE: (626) 376-9005
  • HOURS:
    SUN-THURS: 11-10
    FRI-SAT: 11-11
Plate 38
East Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers
  • California

The chefs of Plate 38 take their creativity to the kitchen developing original distinct flavor Plate 38combinations with local and organic ingredients. From Italian to French, they transform the traditional into new american faire for the local neighborhood crowd. Cultivating a lavish 5-star tasting experience within an industrial yet comfortable atmosphere.

The chalkboard specials vary from chilled soups, foie gras appetizers, fresh wild caught fish, braised short-ribs, filet, lamb, and many more delicacies.


  • Plate 38 Restaurant, Bar & Grill
  • 2361 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
  • t: 626.793.7100 | e:


  • Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 11pm
  • Friday 10:30am - 12am | Saturday 8am - 12am
  • Sunday 8am - 10pm


  • Daily 4pm - 6pm | 9pm - close
  • All Night Monday 4pm - 11pm
POP Champagne and Dessert Bar
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Continental
  • Full Bar



POP Champagne & Dessert Bar is a sexy place for first dates, social gatherings, after-work drinks, or any night out on the town. Our simple yet elegant décor complements the historical architecture and culture of Old Town Pasadena.Indulge yourself in our extensive selection of Champagnes, sparkling wines, dessert wines and artisanal beers, to be enjoyed with our full savory menu of delectable entrees, small plates, gourmet cheeses, caviar, charcuterie, and of course our house made desserts that will tantalize your taste buds.

You can reserve for dinner through Open Table: 

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At POP there is no need to feel intimidated by an endless list of wines when you can speak with our on-site certified sommelier. We are here to help you find the perfect pairing for your food or point you towards a new wine that may soon become your favorite.With over fifty wines by the glass, ever-changing flights, and a growing bottle list, POP is the perfect place for novices and connoisseurs alike, to explore and play in the alluring world of Champagne and desserts.

For Cheeseburger Week, POP offers their Ahi Burger and Kobe Beef Slider Trio:

  • Best dessert after a burger - Vanilla Crème Brûlée

  • Best alternative meat burger - Ahi Burger

  • Best sliders - Kobe Beef Slider Trio

  • Telephone: (626) 795-1295


Raymond Restaurant
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American
  • California
  • Eclectic

The Raymond Restaurant features an innovative, contemporary menu in a casual-fine dining setting. Chef Tim Guiltinan creates inspired, modernized, classic American cuisine that is global in it's scope. He combines the familiar and exotic using moden and classic cooking techniques.

The wine list features a varied selection of domestic and international wines featuring premier and boutique wineries. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a special occasion – we look forward to serving you.

  • The Raymond is at 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena
  • Reservations: (626) 441-3136

For Pasadena Restaurant Week menu from The Raymond, please contact the restaurant:

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Roy's Restaurant - Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • Asian
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
  • Seafood

In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the "aloha" spirit. The blending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience unlike any other. Where the "aloha" style of service comes straight from the heart, and where any occasion becomes an unforgettable evening.

In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are 31 Roy's locations around the world—23 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque and historic Pasadena, we are perfectly placed amid the tree-lined streets of the Playhouse district filled with eclectic antique shops and bookstores. We are conveniently located near the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Convention Center, Huntington Library, Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's Bookstore. Our decadent menu is ever-changing and our award-winning wine list and cocktails will be sure to delight your guests.

Download Roy's Pasadena Restaurant Week dinner menu here:

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House

From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2010, we celebrated our 45th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, California. Whether it's a romantic steak

dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our Pasadena steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

For Cheeseburger Week, Ruth's Chris has its sliders (in the bar only).

You can vote for Ruth's Chris in the Cheeseburger Challenge in the following categories:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • favorite Sliders
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Cheeseburger


SECO New American

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Seco LogoThe Smith Brothers’ new restaurant, SECO, features a vibrant, contemporary environment, a front patio with an inviting fire pit, and a bar / lounge with a sexy vibe. Enjoy dishes like:

Wood oven roast chicken, Kale salad, Bacon wrapped filet, Wood-fired pizzas, and pastas—made from seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Complimentary valet parking behind Smitty’s on Shoppers Lane, a few doors from SECO!

SECO's menu features New American cuisine created from the finest seasonal, sustainable ingredients, as well as fine wine, beer, and crafted cocktails. SECO's menu includes a diverse range of dishes, such as wood oven roast chicken, top sirloin culotte steak, wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and salads seasoned with fresh herbs and spices.

Complimentary valet parking is available at Smitty's Grill, on Shoppers Lane, located only a few doors from SECO.

For Cheeseburger Week, SECO offers:

  • American Wagyu Burger - Gruyere, Caramelized Shallots, Tomato Confit, Truffle Aioli

  • Wood Grilled Cheeseburger - served with “the works”


You can vote for SECO in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Who serves your favorite cheeseburger?
  • Who serves your favorite gourmet burger?
  • Who serves your favorite dessert after a burger?



Smitty's Grill
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar


Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new- and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Our bustling dining room is ever-abuzz: in the afternoon, with groups of friends catching up and those stepping away from their South Lake 

District offices, and in the evening with convivial groups enjoying conversation over dinner and close-knit families making time for a meal together.

For Cheeseburger Week, Smitty's serves the Smokehouse Burger:  Applewood Smoked Bacon, Grilled Onions, White Vermont Cheddar & Rattlesnake Sauce 18

You can vote for Smitty's in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Who serves your favorite cheeseburger?
  • Who serves your favorite gourmet burger?
  • Who serves your favorite white tablecloth burger?


  • Tel 626.792.9999
  • 110 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • California
  • Full Bar
  • Italian


We also offer well inventive signature appetizers including Caprese, Shrimp Cocktail Martini and our famous SORRISO Crab Cakes.

A wonderful selection of grilled meats including melt-in-your-month New Zealand Lamb Chops.

The extensive Martini List is fun and includes super martinis such as the Marilyn Monroe, WOK N ROLL, and a sophisticated, pink-tinged martini named the Desperate House Wife! Villa SORRISO's Wine List includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of popular California and Italian.

  • Villa Sorriso is at 46 East Colorado Boulevard  Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Telephone: (626) 793-2233

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, SORRISO offers the Cantaloupe 

Martini and the What About Jackie?

  • Cantaloupe Martini: Melon vodka, watermelon liqueur, orange juice, squeeze of lemon.

SORRISO Cantelope Martini

  • What About Jackie: Raspberry liqueur, crème de cacao, splash of cream.SORRISO What About Jackie
SORRISO / Bar Celona
Downtown Pasadena
  • European
  • Spanish


SORRISO/Bar Celona:


For Pasadena Restaurant Week, SORRISO/Bar Celona offers:

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Speakeasy Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena
  • American

The Speakeasy gains inspiration from speakeasy bars during prohibition in the 1920's. 

Speakeasy Pasadena

The only difference is... it's not prohibition anymore! We offer over 200 craft beers, as well as about 40 wines by the bottle as well as many by the glass, and a very, very full bar.

Dress to impress. Our dress code is strictly enforced.
-No baseball caps
-No shorts
-No baggy attire
-No tennis shoes
-No athletic wear
-No bandanas

For SIP-tember, Speakeasy offers:

  • Capone Old Fashioned: Smoked Maple Wood, Bitters 2 way, Bourbon
  • Strawberry Surprise: Fresh Muddled Strawberries, Sage, House Lemon Juice, House Infused Strawberry Lemon Vodka

If you have any questions or comments feel free to give us a call or shoot us a message.

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Sushi Roku
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Japanese

The standard for forward-thinking sushi in town, Sushi Roku is as stylish as its patrons. Start

with edamame or cucumber sunomono, move on to the salmon tempura roll with spicy ponzu cream, and choose from dozens of sushi selections or main courses like eight-hour braised kurobuta pork. Extensive sake and signature cocktail selection.

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Sushi Roku offers these items:




The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena

The Terrace - casual dining in refined surroundings


The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The comforting bistro style menu, created by Chef Erik Schuster, is comprised of seasonal and sustainable California cuisine, offering a variety of choices that will delight both the discerning and casual diner.

The outdoor patio offers guests alfresco dining with a view of the Picture Bridge and pool, and provides the perfect setting for a business lunch or relaxing dinner.The venue also includes a private dining room with seating for up to 16, for small intimate gatherings

  • The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena is at 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena
  • (626) 585-6218

Download the menus here:

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True Food Kitchen
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • Healthy
  • American
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire toTrue Food Kitchen give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for everyone. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. It's honest food that tastes really good.

For Cheeseburger Week, True Food Kitchen offers the Inside Out Quinoa Burger.

You can vote for True Food Kitchen in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Veggie Burger
  • favorite New Restaurant for a Cheeseburger


Urban Plates
South Lake Avenue, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Farm to plate and won't break the bank. Urban Plates is a fresh new concept in dining out.

Urban Plates was created for people who care about what they eat. Menu offerings include Urban Platesfamiliar foods made with quality ingredients – made from scratch daily. Classic plates start at $11, grass-fed steak, Jidori free range chicken, wild caught albacore tuna, turkey meatloaf and salmon, and are served with a choice of sides and focaccia bread. Hand-tossed entrée salads, sandwiches, pizzettes, soups and braises round out the menu. Guests are advised to save room for dessert. Urban Plates’ in-house pastry chefs bake a flourless chocolate cake, coconut lemon cake, hummingbird cake and a signature mango tart, in addition to a seasonally changing variety of cakes and desserts. Beverages complement the variety of dining options. Selections include probiotic Kombucha on tap, local craft beers, wine and organic house-made juice replenishers in refreshing combinations.

Urban Plates’ friendly and interactive service is featured in an environment that encourages guests to simplify, slow down, and connect in an otherwise complicated, chaotic and disconnected world. Urban Plates is located at 269 S. Lake Avenue, near the corner of E. Del Mar Blvd, and is open for lunch and dinner beginning at 11am daily. Online orders accepted for pick-up and delivery. Catering available for groups of 15 and more.

For Cheeseburger Week, Urban Plates offers its Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich.

You Can vote for Urban Plates in  the following categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Alternative Cheeseburger
  • Favorite New Restaurant for a Cheeseburger


  • 269 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
  • 626-800-4448
  • Store Hours
    Sunday - Thursday : 11am - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday : 11am - 10pm
Vertical Wine Bistro
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
  • Regional


Set above the streets of Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers a warm, inviting dining experience with an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Using inspiration from a vast culinary background, our Chefs utilize only the freshest ingredients when crafting our menu. Owners Rick and Colleen Liss' mission is to provide a culinary experience focused on service and satisfaction while delivering fresh and delicious fare. Every meal is a journey that we value and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of. Vertical offers dining in the "Library" and Lounge as well as private dining and special events in the "Cellar". Whether you are on a night out with friends or celebrating an anniversary. We are here to help make it memorable for all.

Vertical Wine Bistro is only open for dinner. For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Vertical will be offering:

  • Reservations call 626-795-3999
  • Vertical Wine Bistro is upstairs at 70 North Raymond Avenue (north of Union Street) in Old Pasadena.
White Horse Lounge
Old Pasadena
  • American
White Horse Lounge



That’s all we hope you get when you spend some time with us. Bring a group of friends or just pop in and we’ll be your company.  We’re here for the great conversation, complemented by the food and drink that it pairs best with.  Throughout history the “White Horse” has always represented something unique, exciting…and at times even majestic. We’re here to follow that lead. With a bar program developed by some of LA’s most exciting mixologists, a kitchen run by a fearless team of chefs, and entertainment that makes every night a new experience – we hope to provide every one of you a place where you can truly appreciate how great life can be.

For Cheeseburger Week, at White Horse Lounge you can find:

  • ARROYO BURGER • 1/2 lb Brisket/Chuck Blend Patty, Cheddar, House Dressing, Traditional Garnish • 15

  • BISON BURGER • House-Baked Honey Wheat Bun, Havarti, Roasted Pasilla, Cumin Mayo • 20


Take the joy of comfort, mix in the freshness of local sourcing, and sit back to enjoy our menu of deliciousness. Small plates, steaks, salads, truffle fries…check the full menu here.


Made from fresh ingredients, no refined sugars, with an ode to the craft of true cocktail making. Our whiskey selection is strong, and so are the drinks! Cheers!


White Horse is part of a family of great Los Angeles restaurants managed by The PRGRM, including Craft Hill in South Pasadena, Monrovia, and West Covina.


Pasadena Restaurant Week pricing:
($) = $15 lunch and/or $27 dinner
($$) = $20 lunch and/or $36 dinner
($$$) = $25 lunch and/or $45 dinner
Price excludes tax, tip and alcoholic beverages. Some prices may vary.

Open for Lunch
Open for Dinner