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Magnolia Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3514
+1 626-584-1126
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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573 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those popular restaurants in trendier parts of Los Angeles that go in for serving a selection of starters in a tapas like way, instead of serving proper main courses once you have eaten a starter. Actually the wine and starters were good. The service was fast and loud, and, once again, the acoustics were not great... More 

Thank Peter T
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

All right, I am not a Hipster. As the late, great Tom Snyder would have said, there it is, I said it! The chef/host/bartender/wait staff at Magnolia would have no idea who Tom Snyder is, unless that is the name of their acting teacher, or the leader of the Mindfulness Class they might be taking in nearby Sierra Madre. On... More 

Thank Padrino62
Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Friendly, inviting environment, beautifully conceived. Although we found the craft cocktails over-constructed (way too many ingredients), the small plates were delightful.

Thank ladrienne
Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Ok, so the Brussels sprouts with the breaded and then fried poached egg was delicious but it went downhill from there. The burger came out well done when we ordered them both medium and though visually appealing, it was unmemorable. We ordered the panacotta for dessert, and for this Italian, that gets an F-. When done correctly, panacotta has the... More 

Thank artpulse
Pasadena, California
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

It was our first visit on a Thursday evening around 8:00pm. The Vibe was very intimate, warm and inviting. They have a small kitchen with a limited food/appetizer menu that accommodates the size of the restaurant. However, it took an extremely long time to get a cocktail. We had to flag someone down to get a second round and place... More 

Thank ValentineRosie
Minden, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

My husband and I ate here for a late dinner on our visit to Southern California, and we were impressed with our overall experience. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, our food was excellent, and the atmosphere was really cool! They also have a great selection of specialty drinks. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the Pasadena... More 

Thank 7weaver04
Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is a little jewel, the tapas and cocktails are amazing. Our waiter was super friendly and fast. The Brussel sprouts and bone marrow dishes were yum! Definitely recommend, we went on a Sunday evening and were seated immediately.

Thank RRT1983
La Canada Flintridge, California
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is called the Magnolia House when we visited. We had a group of 5 for a 10 am Saturday brunch. They open at 10 for brunch, which is a tad late. The only coffee offered was French press, which I don't care for. The menu is fairly limited. I had the ancho omelet, which was OK, but the hash... More 

Thank Francis S
stuart, florida
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

My wife and I went a week ago. It was very busy so we didn't sit in the main part of the restaurant. They serve many special drink items from a full bar. We opted for just soda and a burger since we didn't want to wait for a better table. The burger was amazing. We were both shocked. Will... More 

Thank mamapapa98
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

My best friend and I decided to have a girls night out and we had looked up restaurants in Old Town Pasadena. This one popped up at the top of the list, so we decided to try it out. From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly and we were seated almost immediately. We were given food recommendations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-584-1126

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