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Bistro De La Gare

921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (8 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
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921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Convenient location close to the South Pasadena Gold Line metro station, but our dinner was very disappointing. Decor needs updating, poor service, very long wait after ordering food, and uninteresting food. We had to get up to remind the waitperson about our drinks.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It is truly a little bit of France in South Pasadena. The service is impeccable. Arrive early in the evening and Bruno, the chef, will come out to greet you and talk about the evening's menu. Ask him about his barrel aged cocktails. I recommend...More

Thank wosli3
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Authentic french bistro, dining room with lots of character and cozy terrace. Great service too. Love going there for casual lunch or a more formal dinner. Food is high quality and very flavorful, well worth the price. A gem in South Pasadena!

Thank lolo j
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food was wonderful, service impeccable. This is a small intimate restaurant with that cozy feeling I remember from living in Montreal years ago.

Thank Carmen P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lamb shank and porcini ravioli were very good. Beet carpaccio was served frozen, which might have facilitated slicing the beets thinly, but the texture was unpleasant and did not enhance the beets' flavor. Mousse au chocolat was similarly served too cold. Service was a bit...More

1  Thank Diane F
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were delighted by the service, food and ambiance. The maitre d' and the servers took care of a large party without batting an eyelid. We were indeed a Happy Family as we left after a great meal.

Thank Mypace
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went two nights in a row. Delicious food. Great ambiance. We ordered pork cheeks, onion soup, mushroom soup on first visit. Pork sauce was so flavorful. Soups were outstanding. Second night we ordered terrine, quiche, and gazpacho. All delicious. Terrine and quiche were among best...More

Thank Corinne T
Reviewed 29 May 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...More

Thank KenBork
Reviewed 14 April 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...More

Thank JaniBani06
Reviewed 23 February 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...More

Thank fro2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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