We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro De La Gare

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 48: English reviews
Sedona, Arizona
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Nestled on a corner near the Pasadena metro station is a charming bistro with excellent food and responsive service. The gazpacho and pasta bolognese were both up to European standards. Ambience was good, and people were enjoying themselves. Prices were 'low-reasonable,' and were a 'good deal' relative to the food and experience.

Helpful?
Thank KenBork
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My husband surprised me for our anniversary by taking me to dinner here. It was such a lovely treat to be back...especially now that it's under New Management. Although we had enjoyed it before, a couple of bad experiences with the staff had kept us away. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner which was inventive, well presented and overall delicious! Our... More 

Helpful?
Thank JaniBani06
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
213 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We were told that this lovely spot is under new ownership and that it was much improved from what it had been a couple of years ago. I have nothing to compare it's current condition to but we found it delightful. The setting reminds me of something you would find in a European town. Tables are a bit close together... More 

Helpful?
Thank fro2
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Level Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

They were busy, our large table was not ready, they ran out ribs, but the evening was PERFECT. They handled every obstacle with grace and made us feel special, like one of the family. Everyone enjoyed themselves from the kids to the grandparents. The food was EXCELLENT - the lamb, duck, burger and dessert, oh the desserts... try them all.... More 

Helpful?
Thank BennyMc
Westport, Connecticut, USA
Level Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We joined another couple for a dinner at the Bistro. The service was excellent and the food was excellent as well. We were there on a week night and it was very quiet and comfortable.

Helpful?
Thank Jerald_Froschauer
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Our fave server wasn't there...and a young server didn't have a clue...plus the table next to us got an apology that their order had gone "MIA". Yet, what a lovely location...caring food (though, no calves liver and onions just doesn't seem right)....so, we hope the problems are only temporary.

Helpful?
Thank PasadenaOldies
South Pasadena ca
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The wait stafe is very personable and helpful, the menue genuinely French, We are never disappointed after numerous visits, from traditional h'or de heures like escargo and foie gras to full dishes more from a provencial menue than from haute cuisine. Your tastes buds will be happy and so will your stomach. Go again & again!

Helpful?
Thank richardgerrish
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
415 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Love the location in the neighborhood yet on the perimeter of the commercial district as well ( and of course next to the light rail "la gare". A very intimate, comfortable and relaxing restaurant with two dining room options as well as a few tables sidewalk side. The entrees and wines are on the pricier side, especially for French bistro... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wdee2013
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Country French cuisine, though I had one of the best pasta dishes ever here last year. Nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and varied French menu.

Helpful?
Thank 29carfrae
Altadena, California, United States
Level Contributor
101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We dined here on a warm Friday evening. This bistro has sidewalk seating, and we chose to dine outside. The ambiance was wonderful, not bustling and noisy but with just enough street and pedestrian traffic to make it interesting. It wasn't France, but it certainly felt French. Even our server had a French accent - very authentic, indeed! And the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark S

Travelers who viewed Bistro De La Gare also viewed

 
South Pasadena, CA
South Pasadena, CA
 

Been to Bistro De La Gare? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
French, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-8828

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bistro De La Gare staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?