Restaurants & Menus

Pasadena Restaurant Week 2014 is April 27th through May 2nd. Enjoy the finest Pasadena has to offer with special prix fixe menus, meals and deals.

If you want your restaurant to be included in Pasadena Restaurant Week 2014, click on Register My Restaurant to sign up or email paul@pasadena-chamber.org for details.

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Pasadena Restaurant Week April 27-May 2

Finest Pasadena Restaurants Invite Southern California to Redefine How You Dine during 4th Restaurant Week from April 27 to May 2, 2014 – restaurants invited to take part

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 27th through Friday, May 2nd. Gold sponsors are The City of Pasadena and Trusted Choice Agents of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. 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 www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com. Information on the website is updated as it becomes available.

Complete Alphabetical List of Participants follows:

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a/k/a An American Bistro

Conveniently located in Old Pasadena's stylish One Colorado Plaza, a/k/a is the latest concept by renowned restaurateurs Deborah and Robert Simon, who have also operated Bistro 45 for the last 20 + years in Pasadena, and previously launched the a/k/a concept in St. Helena two and a half years ago to critical acclaim. Drawing flavors and menu focus from California wine country sensibility and from specific, sustainable, and, where ever possible, organic sources is what a/k/a is all about. a/k/a's sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance is highlighted by gracious and abundant hospitality, and a diverse menu featuring choices for every taste.
  • Call 626.564.8111 for reservations
  • A/K/A: an American Bistro is at 41 Hugus Alley in Old Pasadena
  • www.akabistro.com
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Bar 1886 at the Raymond Restaurant

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 raymond_logocombines 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. Calling all cocktailians: Contemporary bar culture made a late but entirely fashionable entrance this week in Pasadena with the opening of 1886, the watering hole at The Raymond Restaurant. The Raymond’s management and owners partnered with mixology masters Marcos Tello and Aidan Demarest of Tello Demarest Liquid Assets to curate the much-anticipated, artisan cocktail bar. Tello’s lengthy CV includes crafting the cocktail selection at The Varnish and The Edison in downtown Los Angeles. Demarest, too, is an Edison alum and also noted for his libations at First & Hope. Appealing to Pasadenans’ sense of tradition, the drink menu at 1886 incorporates sly nods to local history and lore. For Cheeseburger Week you will find the All American Cheeseburger on the menu at Bar 1886. Vote for Bar 1886 at the Raymond in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:
  • Favorite burger
  • Favorite bar burger
  • Favorite traditional cheeseburger
  • Favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger

Bea’s Knees at the Shops at Stats

The Bea’s Knees at The Shoppes at Stats brings gourmet provisions and a spirit of fun to  Snapshot 2014-04-26 16-22-03 epicureans near and far. Come in for a sandwich, and discover a new cheese or wine selection or let us prepare a basket for your special someone. Besides being the only So. Cal. source of Dean & DeLuca, the Bea’s Knees Wine, Cheese & Gifts sells fun, fresh, healthy, delicious foods and as many products by local artisans as possible…. including Forge Coffee Roasters, Soft Peaks macarons, Jones Coffee, Bloom raw honey, June Taylorr conserves and Valerie chocolates. The Bea’s Knees is inspired by the great food halls and delis of London, New York and Berlin – Harrods, Zabar’s, KaDeWe with the intention of growing to be a food and wine emporium. Let Pasadena be the Southern California destination for fine food. The Shoppes at Stats, in an effort to bring a more varied and diverse product and industry mix into our current offerings, is the exception to the chain-store experience. Download the menu here:

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.
  • Call (626) 795-2478 for reservations
  • 45 South Mentor Avenue in Pasadena
  • www.bistro45.com
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Cafe Bizou

Welcome to Cafe Bizou! Cafe Bizou Restaurant is the perfect setting for Business Meetings and Events, Family Reunions, Birthday celebrations or Rehearsal dinners. We can accommodate any size group and will help you select a menu that best fits your event. Contact us today to start planning your next gathering.

Come, enjoy the Cafe Bizou Experience

At Cafe Bizou we pride ourselves in providing with top quality service and delicious food in a family friendly restaurant. As featured in the latimes.com restaurant section "... a favorite with wine buffs for its $2 corkage fee. Cozy and candle-lighted, it features an extensive menu of Francophile favorites including sweetbreads and steak frites ..."
  • Reservations call 626-792-9923 
  • 91 North Raymond Avenue in Pasadena
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California Pizza Kitchen Pasadena

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant featuring innovative 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 BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Tortilla Spring Rolls and Key Lime Pie. Download the menu here:

Celestino Ristorante

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
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Central Park Restaurant

Central Park specializes in mouth watering steaks, fresh fish, hand-crafted pastas and 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. Download the menus here: reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table for lunch at Central Park through Open Table   reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table at Central Park through Open Table

Cheval Bistro

The Unique Beauty of Traditional French Bistro Fare
The newest addition to the Smith Brothers family of restaurants, Cheval Bistro has introduced to the Old Pasadena dining scene the unique beauty of traditional French bistro fare. The sprawling antique bar and dark wood paneling calls to mind the stylings of a more genteel time and set the tone for the warmly-lit, remarkably comfortable interior. Cheval Blanc has brought Pasadena the authentic taste of France that is not to be missed.

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Clearman’s Northwoods Inn

Old historic inns of past centuries offered food and comfort to weary travelers. Today you and your family can enjoy the tradition and hospitality and fine food when you visit Northwoods Inn San Gabriel. SAvor juicy steaks and large portions surrounded by the glow of Tiffany style lamps and warm lodge interiors. Yup, there's a little folks menu, too!
  • Telephone: (626) 286-3579
  • 7247 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington Drive) in San Gabriel

Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club

Serving Los Angeles Since 1954 Come for the Food Stay for the Live Music Every Night, Fridays and Saturdays til Closing “Some things in our restaurant are more obvious than others. However, the dedication to excellence and elegance is unmistakably expressed in everything we do. In a restaurant committed to the maximum, that while a good meal is simply food; a great meal is an inspiration!” ~ Ann Colombo We have been serving our community since 1954. We serve breakfast, lunch (Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM) and dinner. Relax with our live Jazz entertainment and legendary drinks. Italian American Cuisine: Prime Rib, Steak, Chicken, Sea Food, Pasta, mouth-watering salads, side dishes and dessert. Owned and Operated by Ms. Ann Colombo. Download Colombo's menu here:  

Dona Rosa Mexican Bakery and Taqueria

First Real Authentic Mexican Bakery & Taqueria in Southern California. We are a part of the El Cholo Pasadena familia!Dona Rosa Logo 2 In most circles when speaking about Mexican food dishes the general consensus is "In Mexico, food is poetry." Real, home cooked Mexican food is poetry. It’s spicy hot chocolate and fluffy pan dulce. It’s warm, familiar soups, menudo, cocido, pozole or tacos, burritos, antojitos with a cerveza on the beach. Mexican cuisine is rich mole sauce with hand made tortillas. A refreshing aguas frescas on a hot afternoon. It’s food to slow down with and savor, even if you’re on the go. Mexican food restaurants, like our sister restaurant El Cholo at Pasadena Paseo, are wonderful for a leisurely dining experience, where at Doña Rosa Bakery and Taqueria has more of a café feel. For Pasadena Restaurant Week Dona Rosa offers 10% off your total food bill (alcoholic beverages not included). Download the coupon here and bring it with you for the discount:

El Cholo Cafe

It was a landmark year in 1927. Babe Ruth hit sixty home runs, Charles 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® MargaritasEl 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 Pasadena Restaurant Week El Cholo offers 10% off your total food bill (alcoholic beverages excluded). Download the coupon here:

El Portal

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.
Muchas Gracias.

Equator

HISTORYEquator 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 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. COFFEE 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. ATMOSPHERE 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! CUISINE 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? FILMING 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 PASADENA'S HIDDEN GEM 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.

Green Street Restaurant

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.
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Il Fornaio Pasadena

Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana. Our menus are developed collectively by the company's two-dozen Italian chef-partners and are based on authentic Italian recipes. Emphasis is placed on simple, fresh ingredients and Italian cooking methods. Rotisseries are used for variety of preparations. Pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven. Fresh pastas are made in-house daily and our dried pastas are imported from Italy. All meals are complemented by a selection of hand-made breads baked according to traditional methods. Served at every Il Fornaio restaurant, the core lunch and dinner menus include a selection of antipasti, soups, salads, wood-fired pizza, housemade pastas, grilled and rotisserie roasted meats and a wide variety of desserts. Download the menus here: reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table at Il Fornaio for lunch through Open Table   reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table at Il Fornaio for dinner through Open Table

ix-tapa Cantina Grill

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. Click to download the menu here:

Jake’s Pasadena

Jake’s is a Pasadena classic dating back to the days of hot rods, surf music, and drive-in Jake's Logomovies. Located on Route 66 (Colorado Blvd), Jake’s has consistently served up Pasadena’s Best Burger for decades. In the 1980’s Jake’s expanded beyond burgers, adding a funky billiard hall that still ranks as one of the best places to meet friends, hang out, play billiards, have a bite and unwind in Pasadena’s Old Town. Join us for a game of pool and a legendary Jake’s burger, and see why we’re celebrating our 66th year of business in Pasadena. Jake's signature burgers include Jake's Original Burger, Jake's BBQ Cheeseburger, Jake's Chi,li Cheeseburger, Jake's Mushroom Swiss Burger, Jake's Teriyaki Burger as well as an extensive build your own menu.

Japon Bistro

Japon Bistro is a Michellin Recommended Restaurant and selected for “Best Sushi Platter” in the July issue of Pasadena Magazine’s “Best of Pasadena”. Japon Bistro is a Japanese Restaurant that has a Sushi Bar, Sake Bar, and a Saketini Bar found in Pasadena. We provide a Certifications for Restaurant Sake Specialists and Sake Event Specialists. Japon Bistro has Japanese Catering, Sushi Catering, Sake Bar Catering for Weddings, Corporate Events, Corporate Catering, Corporate Luncheons, Charitable Events, Fundraisers, and more. Japon Bistro just launched a Customer's Appreciation Day Event to host a 50% discount day for our existing customers and Corporate Customers.
  • Japon Bistro is located at 927 East Colorado in Pasadena.
  • For more information contact call 626-744-1751
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Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro

At Kal's Mediterranean Bistro we fully embrace Modern Mediterranean cuisine,reintroducing familiar flavors in a playful fashion in an environment with legendary service and a welcoming atmosphere. Expect delicious food, hand crafted cocktails, and the finest in beers and wines.
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Kathleen’s Restaurant

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and KathleenMeymarian.You’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
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Lobsters @ Live Mixx

Set on Pasadena’s famed Colorado Boulevard inside the Lobster@LiveMixx_logobooming Live Mixx nightclub, Lobster@ Live Mixx serves the freshest lobster, east coast style. Serving delicious lobster rolls, tacos, savory soups, and many other seafood favorites. Come enjoy Maine lobster in a casual dining setting and enjoy our daily HAPPY HOUR specials - weekends included:Happy Hour: Everyday 3-7pm (closed Mondays)Extended Happy Hour: Thursday - 8-11pm, Friday - 8-10:30pm, Saturday: 8pm-10pm Download the menus here:
Website : www.livemixxlounge.com

Malbec Argentinean Bistro / New Argentinean Cuisine

Bienvenidos a Malbec in Pasadena!
Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.
We have a variety of exotic dishes to offer for both of our Lunch and Dinner menu’s ranging from our healthy Spinach salad to our grilled New York steak. For your convenience we also offer a Catering menu with delicious dishes from our regular menu that are perfect for private parties, business luncheons, and much more.
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McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks

Located in Plaze Las Fuentes, McCormick & Schmick’s is nestled among beautiful fountains and sculptures. The restaurant is located near the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Pasadena Playhouse and close to the Rose Bowl Stadium. From fresh seafood and shell fish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes. A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails. Be sure to stop by and enjoy our award winning bar food during our Happy Hours. Every item on the menu is appealing and the prices are equally attractive! Choose from our private and semi-private dining rooms to host your next corporate or business event or personal celebration. Download the menus here: reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table for lunch at McCormick and Schmick's through Open Table   reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table for dinner at McCormick and Schmick's through Open Table  

Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi

Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi
  • Cuisine: Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sushi & Otsumami
  • Ambience: Warm and welcoming.
  • Philosophy: Osawa believes in the Japanese tradition of “omotenashi”, or hospitality: the exquisite Japanese art of welcoming and serving guests. Osawa likes to welcome each and every guest like they coming into their home.
Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sushi & Otsumami in Pasadena
Osawa believes in the Japanese tradition of “omotenashi,” or hospitality: the exquisite Japanese art of welcoming and serving guests. Osawa likes to welcome each and every guest like they coming into their home. Come into Osawa for the best Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sushi & Otsumani in Pasadena!
  • Owner: Sayuri Tachibe
  • Chef de Cuisine: Norio Yoshikawa
  • Sushi Chef: Yoshio Sasaki
Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm (Tue - Sun) Dinner: 5:00pm to 9:30pm (Tue - Thu & Sun) 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Fri & Sat) http://theosawa.com 

Osek

TASTE THE COLORS OF KOREA!

Our main focus is to provide a healthy and new experience through our OSEK logoeveryday meals that are complemented with OSEK's original handmade sauces and vinaigrettes. Going along with the seasonal changes, we always substitute ingredients with the same or higher quality to provide the unexpected.

KOREAN RESTAURANT CAME BACK TO OLD PASADENA !

OSEK - the only Korean Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, opened at 67 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103 this week. OSEK has traditional well-being Korean Food, such as Galbi, Tofu Soup, Bibimbab, Bulgogi and more. Head Chef - Alex Park who is young and creative with passion uses balanced Five different colors in the food to protect the five different organs in our body. They serve spicy food which has different levels of spiciness that can be chosen from. You can enjoy foods at a casual atmosphere with excellent service from the restaurant.
- 67 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
- Tel : 626-644-1299
- P.I.C : Brian Chin / General Manager
For Pasadena Restaurant Week, OSEK offers a $15 lunch and $28 dinner prix fixe menu. Download the menus here:

PICNIK

This is a big year for chef Eduardo Ruiz. Not only did the young chef get a recent nod from picnik-pasadena-ca-3the James Beard Foundation but his year-old restaurant Corazon y Miel got a three-star review from Patrick Kuh in Los Angeles magazine this month. He just did a successful pop-up at Ixtapa in Old Town Pasadena, which was a little foreshadowing for his latest project: Picnik, a casual spot for gourmet sausages made in-house, plus sides, salads and beer. This is one of the few new spots opening in the massive restaurant space in Old Town Pasadena on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Pasadena Avenue. There will be various small restaurants serving food and drink around the courtyard, which is how this space originally started out. (Remember, the late Amy Pressman's famed Old Town Bakery lived there for years.) For Picnik, Ruiz has partnered with Electric City Butcher Michael Puglisi. The two plan to serve things like merguez, chorizo, bratwurst, chicken sausage and more links that are ground, stuffed and twisted on-site, plus sandwiches like sardines with shaved fennel and a daily vegetarian special. There will also be a version of Ruiz's famous turkey leg sandwich, only this time made with a whole pork shank instead of poultry.
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Pie ‘n Burger

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 Pasadena. 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 Pasadena Restaurant Week special meal for $10.95. 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 a book called 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

Pita Jungle

This neighborhood family restaurant offers a variety of appetizers, Pitas both hot and cold, healthy burgers, salads, wood-fired pizzas, desserts, smoothies, wine and beer. It is a hip and popular place for many people who love Pita Jungles eclectic blend of fresh ingredients. Make sure to visit us for Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour. If you are looking for a great priced healthy, large portion meal, then Pita Jungle is your spot! Pita Jungle “the art of eating healthy”®
  • 626-432-7482 for information or reservations
  • 43 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
  • www.pitajungle.com
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POP Champagne and Dessert 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. 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. Download the menu here:   reserveatable Open table logoClick to make a reservation at POP Champagne through Open Table

Raymond Restaurant

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
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Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily is Southern California’s premiere organic vegan restaurant serving a quality, authentic, creative, and nutritionally balanced menu. Since 1993, RFD has been a cherished destination where community happens around education, connection and hospitality, over delicious, accessible food that’s real.
  • 899 East Del Mar Boulevard (at Lake Avenue) in Pasadena
  • (626) 844-8900
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Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ

When you come to Robin’s, you step into a world of memorabilia that we have collected from visiting small towns across America. Once you come in, your senses begin to experience a dramatic change; the awesome smell of our smoker prevails thru out the whole place. Every corner of the restaurant is tastefully decorated  to give our visitors a whole experience of sound, sight and most important taste.

BBQ 101

When it comes to BBQ we are the experts. In fact back in Wisconsin owner Robin Salzer got his first smoker for Christmas when he was 11, he hasn’t stopped since. Our Signature Sauces
  •    Robin’s Tangy Original
  •    Carolina Sweet Mustard 
  •    Smokin’ Spicy Mad Dog
  •    Memphis Red Vinegar
  • 395 North Rosemead Boulevard in Pasadena
  • Reservations and information: 626-351-8885
  • www.robinsbbq.com
 

Rounds Premium Burgers

Founded in 2011 by brothers George and Charbel Ghaby, Rounds Premium Burgers is a Rounds logofun, new twist on the classic American burger stand, offering a flavorful selection of classic fare, recreated to be uniquely Rounds. Rounds Premium Burgers offers something for every taste - whether meat lover or vegan, health nut or not, your round awaits! Simply put, exceptional quality at an affordable price. For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Rounds Premium Burgers offers 15% off your total food bill (alcoholic beverages not included). Download the coupon here and bring it for your discount: "Just the Way You Like It!" That's the motto at Rounds. Your burger, your way, every time. Rounds gives you the tools, and you build your masterpiece, whether you like it plain and simple or loaded with toppings and messy. Create your own round from the wide selection of meats, cheeses and toppings available, or choose from signature menu items. Rounds uses only the freshest, finest ingredients, and makes each round by hand, when you order. Rounds' mission is simple: Great food, great prices, and friendly folks each and every time you visit.Rounds burger Build your own at Rounds or choose one of these favorites:
  • THE WESTERN- BBQ SAUCE, BACON & ONION STRINGS
  • THE DEVIL- BUFFALO SAUCE, BACON & BREADED JALAPEÑOS
  • THE SANTA FE- CHIPOTLE AIOLI, GREEN CHILE PEPPER & JACK
  • THE TRIPLE CHEESE- MELTED AMERICAN, JACK & CHEDDAR CHEESES, GARLIC AIOLI
  • THE EXECUTIVE- CARAMELIZED ONIONS, BACON, BLUE CHEESE & GARLIC AIOLI
  • THE HAWAIIAN- TERIYAKI SAUCE, GRILLED PINEAPPLE & JACK
  • THE SLOPPER- LOTS OF CHILI, CHEESE & ONIONS
  • THE CLASSIC- THE ROUNDS WAY- LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONIONS, PICKLES & 1000 ISLAND

Roy’s Restaurant – Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

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 the menu here:   reserveatable Open table logoClick here to reserve a table at Roy's through Open Table

Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham Huntington Pasadena

The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse features the finest selection of seasonal aged USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu and authentic Japanese Kobe Beef which are expertly prepared on a wood-fired grill to sear in maximum flavor and juiciness. The menu also includes a selection of fresh, seasonal seafood and comforting vegetables and side dishes. The restaurant also features a communal table, a chef’s table and wine tasting in the red wine room. The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m.and open for brunch on Sundays from 11:00am to 3:00pm For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410.
  • www.roycela.com
  • 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue at the Langham Huntingon in Pasadena
  • For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410
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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. Download the menu here:   reserveatable Open table logoClick here to make a reservation at Ruth's Chris through Open Table

SECO New American

The 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. Seco LogoEnjoy 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.
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Slater’s 50/50

Slater’s 50/50 was founded around a passion for gourmet comfort food and craft beer. Together, Scott Slater and Executive Chef Brad Lyons created our now famous 50/50 Burger – 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef taking the Southern California restaurant scene by storm.We rotate our beers on tap daily, delivering our guests the best sports bar and beer selection in town.
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  • The 50/50: Designed to perfection, our signature patty is topped with a sunny side up egg, avocado mash, pepper jack cheese and chipotle adobo mayo on white brioche.
  • B’ B’ B’ Bacon Burger: Bacon-lovers unite. Our 50/50 patty with bacon American cheese, sunny side up egg, thick cut bacon and bacon island dressing on a bacon pretzel bun.
  • The Old Timey: The classic American burger with all natural, choice ground beef, American cheese, thick cut bacon, grilled onions, green leaf lettuce, tomato and 1000 island dressing on white brioche.
  • The Flamin’ Hot: Spice things up with our all natural, choice fire beef patty, beer battered jalapeños, fire roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese and chipotle adobo mayo on white brioche.
  • Hawaiian Burger: Island-inspired, our 50/50 patty topped with grilled pineapple, Spam®, sunny side up egg, American cheese, baconnaise and a teriyaki glaze on white brioche.
  • Peanut Butter & Jellousy: Slater’s favorite and award winning! All natural, ground beef topped with thick cut bacon, creamy peanut butter and strawberry jelly on a honey wheat bun.
  • Fritos® Crunch Burger: A chili cheeseburger with a crunch! Our all natural, choice ground beef patty topped with melted cheddar cheese, our signature chili, Fritos® and 1000 island dressing on white brioche.
  • Big Daddy Melt: The Patty Melt, Slater’s style! 2/3lb all natural, choice ground beef patty, melted cheddar & Swiss cheese, grilled onions and a horseradish aioli sandwiched between grilled rye bread.
  • World’s Greatest Turkey Burger:We challenge you to disagree! Our turkey patty topped with smoked gouda, baby greens, red onions, a portobello mushroom cap and creamy pesto sauce on a honey wheat bun.
  • The Eat Your Veggies Burger: Hearty vegan patty, alfalfa sprouts, avocado mash, cucumber slices and garlic aioli on a honey wheat bun.

SORRISO / Bar Celona

Bar Celona:

Our menus feature not only the popular tapas offerings, but also a full lunchtime menu of salads and sandwiches, and several entree selections, including a variety of paella, for those arriving with a more substantial appetite. Bar Celona's wine list includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of popular wines.

SORRISO: Our menu will tempt you with popular Italian favorites including salads, pastas, pizzas, roasted and grilled meats. 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! SORRISO's Wine List includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of popular California and Italian wines.  Click here for menus: reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table at SORRISO/bar Celona for lunch through Open Table   reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table at SORRISO/Bar Celona for dinner through Open Table

Sushi Roku

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. Download the menus here: Click to reserveatable Open table logoreserve a table for lunch at Sushi Roku through Open Table   reserveatable Open table logoClick to reserve a table for dinner at Sushi Roku through Open Table

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
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Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant and Bar

Modern American Italian 

New to the Pasadena restaurant scene, Trattoria Neapolis was named one of Zagat's "Top 12 Hottest New Restaurants in LA." 

The restaurant presents a full menu of antipasta, pasta, pizza from a wood burning oven, main courses, salads and desserts. Pasta, bread and salumi are house made and the menu is updated to take advantage of the freshest ingredients each season has to offer.

The wine program is vast with signature selections from Italy and California. The bar Neapolis insideboasts 14 craft beers on tap from some of the finest artisanal brewers plus innovative cocktails have been developed by Vincenzo Marianella, nominee for American Bartender of the Year.

Open seven days a week serving lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends plus late night service on Fridays and Saturdays.

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ZiLin Restaurant

Asian Fusion cuisine meets New American at ZiLin in Old Pasadena. Check ZiLin_LOGO_horizontal-e1388730051114out one of our newest (and most creative) eateries.
Asian Fusion Bistro. Guaranteed a wild and funky, mouth-watering experience. Mixture of Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Korean style cooking. We are a tapas style restaurant and a few of our best selling dishes include oxtail chili fries, deviled crab toast with a soy mustard emulsion, Korean style karaage with kochujang and lime glaze, and the brussels and belly with our house-made kimchi.
We have sake,soju,wine, great selections of beers on tap, and specialty ZILIN DEC-13 (16 of 20)non-alcoholic drinks.
Established in 2014. Chef Jon and Chef Kyle do an extraordinary job of bringing out the umami flavors in all our dishes. Both Chef's feature seasonally inspired recipes through their memories, experiences, and exposure to asian culture.
Come join us for a dining experience that you will not soon forget. Yes, our menu consists of foods that you may be new to you but our servers will gladly explain any dish on our menu.
Here's what patron have to say:
  • The food is amazing! You have to try the oxtail chili fries! They are ZILIN DEC-13 (17 of 20)great. The sweet BBQ that Eason the specials menu was really good too. The KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) is good to if you like spicy. Can't wait to go back to try more stuff!
  • Been here 2 times already even though it just opened. The food is Zilin extamazing! This restaurant is definitely Asian fusion unlike some places. The brussel sprouts were really good especially that generous portion of pork belly. The Scotch Egg was a special and at first I didn't like it because I felt like it was missing something; however, stupid me did not eat the slaw that was underneath it. Make sure you eat it all together in one bite! It's pretty fantastic. The devil toast was also delicious and I really enjoy the generous amount of crab & shrimp and I really appreciate that light kick of spicy mustard. The oxtail congee reminded me of when my mom made pork sung with congee. Really awesome.
  • 34 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena
  • (626) 535-9700
  • zilinrestaurant.com
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Pasadena Restaurant Week pricing:
($) = $15 lunch and/or $26 dinner
($$) = $20 lunch and/or $35 dinner
($$$) = $25 lunch and/or $44 dinner
Price excludes tax, tip and alcoholic beverages. Some prices may vary.