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Bistro De La Gare

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921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Back to bistro de la gare

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Jean Charles M
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We walked by this place saw the seats on the sidewalk, saw the menu, looked inside and thought it worth a visit. The starters were not quite up to scratch, the escargot was delivered more drizzled in oil than butter and herbs, while the terrine de voile lacked subtlety and was simply a mass of terrine/pâté shovelled onto some toasted... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you live in Los Angeles, you are very lucky because this authentic French bistro could be just hundred feet away from your home. If you are from out of town, then make this your destination while visiting LA. Believe me, the food, the setting, and the neighborhood make having a lunch or dinner at Bistro de la Gare an... More 

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Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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: French, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?