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“Overrated”
Review of Russell's

Russell's
Ranked #3 of 722 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Food is standard American breakfast fare, oily, not spectacular but spectacularly overpriced. I cook better than this. It wasn't bad, but not at all worth any money.

I actually appreciated the 1 hr long wait mid Saturday morning, we had a great time talking! Weather beautiful for just chatting outside. But I'd hazard a guess that in most situations this would be really annoying.

Decorated in this byzantine attempt to be American, Baroque, and Neoclassical at.the.same.time -- not pleasant.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

January 2nd- one day after the Rose Bowl Victory, we tried Russell's for Breakfast. Parking is good. They will validate. The wait for two was horrible- 60 minutes. So...another couple went inside at the same tiime I did and asked how seating was at the counter. First Come, First Served. They waited five minutes and we were seated right behind them. This probably could have been offered to parties of two when leaving a name at the podium. Anyway, Breakfast service, wonderful. Coffee, amazing. Breakfast food, incredible. A bit pricier than you will pay at Denny's or the like, but very nice and plenty of it! Worth the stop if the wait isn't overwhelming. I do have to say, they provide chairs to sit in outside.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We walked past and noticed people waiting so thought we would join the queue! After a half hour wait we were served a really good American breakfast - perfect for our family of hungry boys... Good service and great atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great spot for breakfast, especially if you’re staying at the Courtyard Marriott just up the street.
My wife enjoyed the Belgium waffle – light, delicate and delicious (get the real maple syrup for $1 extra). I had blueberry pancakes – also excellent. Another day, the oatmeal plus, with raisins, blueberries and granola, was just the right start to the day. While dining, you’ll enjoy classical music and walls covered with classic artwork. It’s an unexpected delight, with great food, service, prices and ambiance.

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Thank Rick_in_San_Diego
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We decided to have lunch here. There was quite a line around 10:30 so we went ahead and put our name in, were told it would be an hour which was fine. We browsed the farmer's market while waiting. Once inside, the restaurant was totally filled with a line outside. Most were having breakfast. I tried the spaghetti with meat balls, excellent and my husband tried one of their "Famous" burgers, tops. We were back in Pasadena that Monday and had lunch again at Russell's yes very busy with a line. It took about an hour before we could get in so we walked around and explored the town. This time we both had their reuben sandwich, excellent and very good fries. The service both times was top notch and friendly. It seems they are well known for their breakfast but were also great for lunch. Would go back in a flash!

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