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Bistro De La Gare

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921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Delightful Evening

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
hillhifi
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dallas, Texas, USA
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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IPSWICH
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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
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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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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
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5 restaurant 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?