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Bistro 45

45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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European, French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

A warm greeting and a delicious meal made this my favorite dinner on a recent trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Flea Market. There are a lot of quick casual places to eat in Pasadena but when you want something with style and service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ken A
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Well, not really hidden, but not big and brash either. A lovely little restaurant with fresh and delicious everything. They have a patio too. Ambiance, service and food - all 5 star. The grilled calamari appetizer is a real winner as are the innovative salads....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jean H
Reviewed August 5, 2018

My wife and I stopped in last week, last minute, and were fortunate enough to be seated. What can I say? From the starters (perfection) through the dessert - perfect. Also helped that they've a beautiful wine selection and their wait staff are professional, courteous...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank spencerwrmartin
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We started with and shared the Beet Salad which delighted our senses; the perfect array of small bites beautifully executed. Next, my guy had the Alaskan Salmon which was served crisped side up and a generous portion at that. I opted for the medallions of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank C4288POmaryb
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Came here in a group of six to celebrate the retirement of one of our group. Each of us had a different entree and every one of us declared that our meal was wonderful. We brought our own very special wines and very special treatment...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Larry D
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I lived in Southern California for more than 25 years -- and in Pasadena for 10+ -- but somehow I never got to Bistro 45. (It's on a street I rarely traveled, and I would forget that it was somewhere I had not visited. Pasadena,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

As long as you are prepared for what the check says at the end of your meal... The dishes are all well presented and tasty. (Although our halibut was a bit on the dry side this evening.) The kitchen is also flexible and accommodating which...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ninodebalia
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We have lived in Pasadena for over 30 years and had never eaten at this restaurant. What a mistake! We decided to try it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. My husband had the Hangar Steak and I had the fish special...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank retiredhikers
Reviewed January 31, 2018

The lady at the front is the best I have ever met, once you walk in the restaurant, she gives you the warmest welcome greet, most hostess do give your warm greet, but she makes you feel like it's from bottom of her heart, and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank chien C
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Pasadena offers many superb dining venues, but my wife and I look forward with special enthusiasm to returning to Bistro 45. Yesterday evening’s rib eye special with wine reduction sauce was outstanding. Scallops were fresh, cooked perfectly and plentiful. Medhi, our waiter was a pro-...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank christopher0006
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-2478
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