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“Exceptional dining.”

The Royce at The Langham
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Ranked #57 of 726 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wentworth
Description: Featuring the finest selection of USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu and authentic Japanese Kobe Beef, expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill with White Oak and seasonal wood to sear in the maximum flavor and juiciness of each cut.
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a beautiful birthday dinner at The Royce where everything from the service to the meal was exceptional. My husband received a birthday greeting upon arrival, and then a card on the table recognising his birthday. Impeccable service from our sommelier - Simon - who was very impressive with his knowledge of their vast wine offerings. All staff were cordial, efficient and knowledgeable. The entire meal was amazing from the entree and wine through main course, to the special birthday dessert which even had a 'happy birthday' message on the plate. We would highly recommend dining here. Its not cheap, but a memorable and delicious dining experience.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Go outside and have a nice glass wine and have a nice conversation and eat a nice dinner. This place is very luxury.

Thank NPVERAS
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Its our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We're on our own. Which of many of the good restaurants in the Pasadena area should we choose? The Langham, of course! We've lived in this area all our married life and the Huntington Hotel in its many lives has always been a special place to gather. I heard the Royce was very expensive but we decided to go for it for this occasion. And what a treat awaited us! Our warm welcome was punctuated by a card of congratulations at our table. Our server was so kind and efficient. We never felt rushed. We shared a soup, lobster bisque (delicious with hunks of tender lobster), and a butter lettuce and beet with a tasty tarragon dressing. My husband had duck breast (perfectly cooked) and I had poached lobster. Dessert came with Happy 50th Anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. A wonderful evening!

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1  Thank pelerine
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Located in the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, this modern decor steakhouse served up some great food - but it felt like it was trying too hard to be upscale. Upon arrival, we waited a little too long to be served and while the ambiance is fresh and modern, the mix of underdressed youth playing on their electronic devices combined with people who really dressed up for a special night out contrasted too heavily. Prices are a little too high compared with peer restaurants that fit in the Bib Gourmand or Michelin Star category. Bisque - $14. Crab cake app - $18. Filet (no sides) - $56. Tasting selection (3 small steak bits, no sides) - $88. Artichoke side dish - $12.

Wine: had a Benegas Lynch Meritage - charged $132 - checked retail pricing later - was $50 bottle. So markups overly steep.

VERY TACKY: They knew we were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a small tasteful birthday dessert (not requested), and then charged us $11 on the bill for it!

Overall, there may not be many high end spots in Pasadena, but there choices that blend a better combination of quality and price. Alternatively, for a better price and experience, drive to LA - there's no shortage of better places.

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Thank LondonUnveiled
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LanghamPasadena, Manager at The Royce at The Langham, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear LondonUnveiled,

Thank you for visiting The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse and taking the time to share your experience.

While I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointments you encountered. We very much value your feedback as it allows our establishment to maintain exceptional levels of service and continue to improve the services we provide. It is definitely unacceptable that you were mistakenly charged for your birthday dessert. This was intended to be complimentary for you to celebrate your wonderful special occasion and sincerely apologize for this unfortunate error. We would very much like to credit you for this and have contacted you via private message to arrange for the refund. Please be assured I have shared your comments with our Director of Food and Beverage and the entire team at The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse who will review our menus for appropriate pricing and undergo re-training in the areas where we fell short to ensure the perfect dining experience for our guests.

Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse in the future and deliver an improved all around experience.

Sincerely,

Christoph Moje
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't expecting the Amazing dinner I got. Beautiful restaurant with stunning views. The wine area at the entrance really added some nice class. Had a table by the window beautiful view. Don't skip the dessert combo. The bread pudding was yum

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