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Bistro 45

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45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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French, American, Gluten Free Options
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

A beautiful restaurant .. The food was excellent and the service superb by Mark. Owner dropped by to see if everything was perfect and it was. A special occasion must or whenever you want a great dining experience .

Thank thetravelerSCal
Reviewed February 22, 2016

I will first admit that we didn't eat here. We were on our way back to our hotel (DusitD2) after a very sub-par dinner and saw Bistro 45's charming bar area with good glassware and a still busy dining room despite the late hour. We...More

Thank kpenning
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

If you like restaurants with excellent food and professional service then Bistro 45 is your place. My family of 4 enjoyed everything about our visit from the greeting by the owner to the friendly and very professional. The menu is interesting and all our selections...More

Thank REN040
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Billed as a high priced French restaurant, it didn't live up to the billing except for the high price. The food was average, and the service was rushed and a negative to the dining experience. many other fine places to go in the area, will...More

Thank jswalnutcreek
Reviewed December 17, 2015

After a quick evening walk around we found this restaurant which was very good, we do not know the Pasadena restaurant scene but I doubt there any better. The menu ranged through many American staples such as pizza and pasta but also had a well...More

Thank ea217
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It's on Mentor Ave & has valet parking for $5. Very nice decor . Went there with a friend for dinner. Everyone was cordial & attentive. We both enjoyed our food which was delicious. When we got dessert the gave us complimentary port to go...More

Thank Jalses
Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Bistro 45 is a little gem located in the Pasadena's Playhouse district, away from the madding crowd of Old Town and the freeway-Arroyo Parkway. Great appetizers but the calamari (not fried) is the best. Hanger steak, filet, fish and chicken all uniquely excellent. Robert will...More

Thank Padrino62
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Here's what's great - Front of the house, the owner, and the service staff. Ambiance was terrific and refined, full bar in entry way, tables spread apart, perfect for couples. We asked for and sat in a corner table. Our waiter was perfect and wish...More

Thank m p
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I took several clients to Bistro 45 and we had a very good meal (including accommodating one person with dietary limitations). They were also very good about moving our table when we needed to talk business and noticed other people from our conference at a...More

Thank Mark_Radcliffe
Reviewed October 5, 2015

The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. The restaurant was a bit noisy. The chicken was well done as was the risotto. Dessert was great as well.

Thank kconradmd
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November 28, 2015|
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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, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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