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Bistro De La Gare

921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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Price range: $20 - $50
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pasadena, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I really want this sincere and talented chef to succeed. The food is very good but they need to train the rest of the service crew to achieve a top rating. The hostess is sincere but flounders when challenged. The waiters need guidance in proper service technique and manners. Please have a supervisor oversee the plates as they come from... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I love this place -- the food is great, the service is great and very friendly and it just has a really nice vibe.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fantastic food, fantastic service. . . Bistro de la Gare has amped up with the new ownership/ From the escargot to the moule frite and sea bass special, all was terrific. We will continue to return. This is our favorite South Pasadena restaurant. Merci!

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Its good atmosphere inside n outside food are best and fresh, my kids love it..this resto is much more better now than before with the new management..

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Pasadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

(Very) good French/Italian Bistro food. Better location/inside-outside seating than most every other restaurant in South Pas/Pas/La Canada. Best Atmosphere for diner or esp. for Sat/Sun brunch. Go...but, please don't tell everyone...only your closest friends/family..it's pretty small!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were not interested in visiting Bistro De La Gare again but recently i saw a sign saying under new management. I am happy to say that this restaurant is sooo much better now.. The place has seriously rebounded from a dark hole!!!

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The food was acceptable but not up the standard of a quality French Bistro. The wines were expensive. The atmosphere while decent was not special.

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Pasadena, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our kids raved about this restaurant, having had two really great dinners there in the last month, so when we planned to meet them for dinner this weekend we asked to go to Bistro De La Gare to see why they thought it so good. They were right. At the end of the evening we all raved about the food.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is one of the worst establishments masquerading as a restaurant that I have ever been in. There's nothing French about this place other than the over done accents they're using. To call it a bistro is an insult to the French, who are known for their cuisine. It is not hyperbole when I tell you that you are better... More

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Huntington Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived about 4:45 pm for the opening at 5 pm to celebrate a wedding anniversary with 7 family members (all adults). We were willing to pay the higher prices for a French meal. It was 1 1/2 hours before we were served. Unfortunately only one of the dinners was satisfactory, the fillet of sole looked perfect. The rest of... More

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