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All 72 South Pasadena Restaurants

Bistro De La Gare

921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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Price range: $20 - $50
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
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 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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la
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Additional Information about Bistro De La Gare

Address: 921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
Phone Number: +1 626-799-8828
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: French, Italian

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