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ALTAeats

1860 North Allen Avenue, Altadena, CA
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Altadena
Cuisines: American
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English first
Altadena
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This exceptional restaurant has blackened windows and displays no name out front, so you really have to know where you are going. That said, once you have found it, you are in for a treat! The menu changes regularly, but everything we have tried is unique and excellent! The servers are knowledgeable and charming. The only drawback is the noise.

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

ALTAeats is a hidden gem in a quiet neighborhood of Altadena. Once you step inside the simple yet modern eatery, you could be anywhere else in Los Angeles. The service was great, the food was awesome. We had the pork belly fritters and the scallops as an appetizer, delicious. Our main courses were Opa, T-bone, and duck breast, delicious. Sides,... More

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Pasadena, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Birthday dinner for 2 - baked Mushroom & cheese appetizer was piping hot, creamy, tasty but a tad salty. Main course: Scallops: tender but overwhelmingly salty. Duck breast: tender but the fruit based sauce was thin, lack-luster in taste, not a compliment to the meat at all. The sides: Brussel-sprouts was Ok. The bak-choy was ho-hum. Final tab $79, food... More

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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Food is overall fine. Our time allowed here is 2 hours and at exactly 8:00 pm, they requested us to leave, since another party will be here soon. When the bill comes (on an ipad) you can either select to pay 0% tip or 18% tip.

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Altadena
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Didn't know one needed reservations because when I checked in the past, none were required. Person who greeted us was rude, said there were no seats available, although we saw several empty tables in this very small restaurant. I don't intend to go back and heard from others that they were not treated well.

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Altadena, California
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is very hard to find, it does not have a sign on the building and its windows are dark. It is kept a secret. We had friends from out of town and decided to give this place a try. The only negative is that the acoustics are not great so the sound is loud in there. It is... More

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Altadena, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were so pleased to have this restaurant open up in our neighborhood. My husband and I ate their, loved it, and made reservations to go back the following week with our 18 year old son. The service was exceptionally slow, my son ordered salmon with spinach and a potato dish which sounded good. After we ordered we were informed... More

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food... great menu... but because it is so popular you have to make a reservation a day or two before you want to go. The atmosphere is funky and very casual. You'll need to bring your own wine but that is not a problem since there is a liquor store next door. This place is off the beaten path... More

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california
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Interesting menu but, food is laden with salt! Unnecessary when serving good fresh food. All 8 of us agreed. Could have been great.

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Altadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Most of the dishes I've tried here - I've been here four times - were great. On the regular menu, the brussels sprouts, the scallops, and the lamb chops are terrific. The mussels, the duck hash, and the quinoa are very good. The roasted cauliflower dish - meh. Sometimes sweetbreads are offered as a special. They are great! I am... More

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