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921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French cuisine without pretensions

Country French cuisine, though I had one of the best pasta dishes ever here last year. Nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and varied French menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
29carfrae
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Country French cuisine, though I had one of the best pasta dishes ever here last year. Nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and varied French menu.

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Altadena, California, United States
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We dined here on a warm Friday evening. This bistro has sidewalk seating, and we chose to dine outside. The ambiance was wonderful, not bustling and noisy but with just enough street and pedestrian traffic to make it interesting. It wasn't France, but it certainly felt French. Even our server had a French accent - very authentic, indeed! And the... More 

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Los Angeles
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The excellent food brought us back a second time. The noise level insures that we will not return. It is really a shame. The food and service are wonderful, but when you have to lean across the table and shout to have a conversation, the taste turns sour. And careful with the "sea bass" that another reviewer loved. It is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by one of our favorite French restaurants in South Pasadena. This is the real deal. Menu is deep and creative without being pretentious. The preparation and presentation reminds me of our trip to Provence last year. Service is excellent. Dining can be indoors or out. Very nice ambiance. We give them five very solid stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our first visit - scallops and sea bass were done to perfection. Chef Bruno takes special care with each dish prepared. Dungeness crab cakes were excellent. The Viognier was delicious! The staff were all very helpful, answering our questions very patiently. Chef Bruno came out to greet each patron as well. We look forward to returning again to have another... More 

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IPSWICH
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A delightful, unpretentious bistro remenicent of and better than many a bistro in France. Terrific menu, authentic recipes and better than continental service. Outside and outside seating (well behaved puppies permitted) and streaming Pink Martini Radio. Cost appropriate (I enjoyed Lobstar Ravioli, my husband, lamb shanks + appetizers and wine - $ 110.00)

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dallas, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The staff was attentive and charming. The French Onion soup was delicious. The Ribeye had wonderful sauce on it. I normally do not like sauce on my steak, but the was a pleasant surprise. My wife was disappointed with the Sole Menieure - bland. With drinks, dessert and tip, $75 per person. Well worth it.

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Seal Beach, California
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We found this bistro on a lovely March evening and ate outside in warm weather in March. The waitresses were attentive and not pushy or pretentious. The Voignier and Cabernet Savignon were delicious. I had French Onion soup that was tasty, piping hot with great stringy melted delicious cheese. The egg plant with tomatoe sauce appetizer was just as good.... More 

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Paris, France
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thanck you for The délicious meal last night good service and good price i recomand thank for all see you soon

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Montreal, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellente French cuisine at reasonable prices. Thanks to the Chef who love to treat his customers well. The food is excellent and all cooked with fresh ingrédients. Very pleasant relax atmosphere. If you go once you will adopt this place for sure ! I sure did....10/10. Valerie (Paris, France)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?