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Bistro 45

45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“pork chop” (6 reviews)
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European, French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

My wife and I stopped in last week, last minute, and were fortunate enough to be seated. What can I say? From the starters (perfection) through the dessert - perfect. Also helped that they've a beautiful wine selection and their wait staff are professional, courteous...More

Thank spencerwrmartin
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We started with and shared the Beet Salad which delighted our senses; the perfect array of small bites beautifully executed. Next, my guy had the Alaskan Salmon which was served crisped side up and a generous portion at that. I opted for the medallions of...More

Thank C4288POmaryb
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Came here in a group of six to celebrate the retirement of one of our group. Each of us had a different entree and every one of us declared that our meal was wonderful. We brought our own very special wines and very special treatment...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I lived in Southern California for more than 25 years -- and in Pasadena for 10+ -- but somehow I never got to Bistro 45. (It's on a street I rarely traveled, and I would forget that it was somewhere I had not visited. Pasadena,...More

Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Reviewed 11 March 2018 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 17 February 2018

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 31 January 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 20 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 16 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
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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, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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