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Bistro 45

45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“pork chop” (6 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
French, American, Gluten Free Options
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As long as you are prepared for what the check says at the end of your meal... The dishes are all well presented and tasty. (Although our halibut was a bit on the dry side this evening.) The kitchen is also flexible and accommodating which...More

Thank Ninodebalia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in Pasadena for over 30 years and had never eaten at this restaurant. What a mistake! We decided to try it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. My husband had the Hangar Steak and I had the fish special...More

Thank retiredhikers
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The lady at the front is the best I have ever met, once you walk in the restaurant, she gives you the warmest welcome greet, most hostess do give your warm greet, but she makes you feel like it's from bottom of her heart, and...More

Thank chien C
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Pasadena offers many superb dining venues, but my wife and I look forward with special enthusiasm to returning to Bistro 45. Yesterday evening’s rib eye special with wine reduction sauce was outstanding. Scallops were fresh, cooked perfectly and plentiful. Medhi, our waiter was a pro-...More

Thank christopher0006
Reviewed 23 December 2017

First time guest for small group holiday dinner on 21 Dec, which also happened to be my Wife and I's 32 wedding anniversary. Greeted by the owner, Robert my wife and I had a wonderful time with our expectations exceeded on all levels. All food...More

Thank ditr_4u
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I somehow thought that this was a french restaurant, but it is really not...more of a "new American" place. The menu is much like that of other high-end new American restaurants in Pasadena like Parkway Grill and Nick's...chicken, salmon, pork chops, lamb, ribs, steak, fish,...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went to Bistro 45 with another couple who are very "fussy" diners, and they loved the food as we did. We had duck, lamb,and chicken w/polenta, and we all "cleaned our plates", and had no room for dessert. The attentiveness and service was excellent. We...More

Thank Donad P
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Returned to Bistro 45 for dinner last evening, and it was as good as ever. This is a restaurant where everything is dependably very good. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and capable. The ambiance is attractive and reasonably quiet, especially early....More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

While the interior was booked for an event, we were seated in the outdoor covered and heated patio. We were never uncomfortable for a minute. The staff did a great job of attending to us and the food was wonderful. I would recommend this if...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I rarely give 5 stars for a restaurant. But I do when the food tastes really good. This is the case with Bistro45. Restaurant has been operating for 28 yrs. our server worked there for only 22 :) We ordered the Duck breast and Lamb...More

Thank HaithamHamed
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29 November 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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