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Restaurants in Pasadena

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Pasadena restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Pasadena restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Pasadena to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Pasadena restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Pasadena.

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    Arroyo Chop House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This upscale steakhouse from the Smith brothers–Bob and Gregg–resides on Pasadena’s Arroyo Parkway and specializes in house-aged, hand-cut Prime be... More
  • Bistro 45

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Just east of Old Pasadena, this locally inspired French bistro is housed in a restored Art Deco building dating from 1939. Classic jazz music plays... More
  • Firefly Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in a residential neighborhood, this restaurant serves California cuisine with global influences, many of them Moroccan. Housed in a large t... More
  • Madre's

  • Maison Akira

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Kyoto native Akira Hirose honed his culinary style under the tutelage of famed Frenchman Joel Robuchon and opened this refined Asian-influenced res... More
  • Palate Food & Wine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Palate is a restaurant, wine lounge, and retail wine shop, all housed on the ground floor of a 1920’s industrial space. The restaurant’s menu rotat... More
  • Parkway Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed in an early-20th-century brick building, Parkway Grill serves a dressed-up menu of American cuisine in two dining rooms of soft lighting and... More
  • Raymond Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in an American Craftsman bungalow that housed the caretaker of a 1920's-era hotel once on the property, the Raymond serves American dishes ... More
  • Saladang Song

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Saladang Song is the sister restaurant to neighboring Saladang, which offers traditional Thai dishes. Within its concrete and geometric metalwork f... More
  • The Grill, Pasadena

  • The Royce, Pasadena

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Violet's Cakes

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Denise Weber leads her staff and daughter Olivia through the steps of baking and decorating as cheerfully as Snow White inculcated her dwarfs. Viol... More
  • Wild Thyme Cafe & Bakery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Xiomara

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar

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