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“Elegant and excellent service”
Review of Bistro 45

Bistro 45
Ranked #20 of 722 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2011

This is a great date place. Exceptional wine selection, first class service, and consistently good food. A high end locals haunt.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

This is a top notch restaurant with great food, wine and service I'm addicted to their tuna appetizer

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I went here based on great reviews and were not disappointed.

Granted it's pricey, but was well worth it! We were warmly greeted and taken to a cozy table in the back of the restaurant. Our waiter was soo sweet and perfectly attentive. (I'm expecting a baby in September, and he had the pastry chef write a congratulations on our dessert plate.)

My boyfriend ordered the pork and had his expectations met above and beyond. I had an amazing salmon steak cooked to perfection and super fresh.

Their wine selection has been reviewed by a lot of Los Angeles publications and ranks very highly. Our only not so perfect part of the meal was the slightly stale cappuccino.

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Reviewed March 25, 2011

Bistro 45 is off the beaten path in Pasadena, in a small Art Deco building on a side street, but don't let that deter you from enjoying its excellent food and first class wines. It has been a fine dining staple for about twenty years. Robert Simon, the owner is a gracious host and oversees the menu and operations with great care and creativity. One can count on each meal to be prepared with care and fresh and choice ingredients--fit for a foodie. The wine list is one of the best in the area, and its wine tasting dinners are special occasions with guest vintners; done as well as those I've attended in the best of the wine country. Looking forward to tasting from its new menu.

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Reviewed March 9, 2010

Good burgers and great specials and service. This restaurant is owned by Smitty's I believe. Or several are owned jointly. Decent food . Service was great.

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