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1860 North Allen Avenue, Altadena, CA 91104
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Altadena, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The quality, taste and presentation of the food was not an issue. The problem we had was our server set the pace for the evening, even though the restaurant was not even half full of patrons. First problem, we had to place the entire order up front, starter, salads and entrees. We asked that we not be rushed between courses,... More 

Thank BentleyRolls
Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Pasadena so this restaurant is fairly close to home. This was our second time and both times the food has been excellent. They had an interesting beer menu, but we had the Malbec, which was enjoyable and well priced. We got a combination of small plates and a meal that we shared. I happen to love olives... More 

1 Thank Bob B
Pasadena, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This restaurant is a hidden gem. On north Allen Ave, just south of New York Dr. There is no signage. Parking can be a challenge. Street parking on Allen south of the restaurant is dark, unstable due to no sidewalks. However once you're inside you'll enjoy a lovely meal, with exceptional service. Good choices on the menu, from tasty appetizers... More 

Thank Anita S
Altadena, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service with food choices that rank among the best in LA and Pasadena. Certainly the best place to dine in Altadena.

Thank Lorrie D
San Francisco, California
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197 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

there's no sign, but the restaurant is located between salon and cleaners. poor vent in a small space went home with smelly clothes. duck hash with apricot - small portion but tasty and good roasted mushroom and gruyere dip - flavorful and good seafood paella - dry not so good marinated hanger steak - good but overcook rack of lamb... More 

Thank jnlv2trvl
Altadena, California, United States
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This was my third time at ALTAeats, and it's my second review. Much was the same as before - certainly the menu seemed identical. We enjoyed the roasted mushrooms with gruyere and crab, and noted that the duck hash with apricot jam was pleasingly spicier than the last time. The herb - crusted rack of lamb was as delicious as... More 

Thank Mark S
Altadena, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Fabulous food, well thought out and presented. Love their Sunday Roasties, too they're wonderful for saving time in the kitchen!

Thank Lorinscott W
Altadena, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It's a real treat to have this place in our neighborhood. The food is top notch. A great place to go with friends and family. Excellent and personal service. I LOVE that we can walk, but would happily drive across town for this food.

Thank ScreenNameWOW
Altadena, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Food was good. The service was not so good. When the wine glass was given a re-fill a fly was in the bottle and ended up in the drinkers glass. The wait staff didn't seem to see it as much of a deal. The wine was replaced in the glass. Within a few moments another waiter came and poured water... More 

Thank gpaw1953
Pasadena, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is very good though portions were small. It was very hot and stuffy on the day we were there. There was no air conditioning.

Thank luvgoodfood2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1860 North Allen Avenue, Altadena, CA 91104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Altadena
  • Phone Number: 16267941162

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?