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Magnolia Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3514
+1 626-584-1126
16:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All right, I am not a Hipster. As the late, great Tom Snyder would have said, there it is, I said it! The chef/host/bartender/wait staff at Magnolia would have no idea who Tom Snyder is, unless that is the name of their acting teacher, or the leader of the Mindfulness Class they might be taking in nearby Sierra Madre. On... More 

Thank Padrino62
Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly, inviting environment, beautifully conceived. Although we found the craft cocktails over-constructed (way too many ingredients), the small plates were delightful.

Thank ladrienne
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so the Brussels sprouts with the breaded and then fried poached egg was delicious but it went downhill from there. The burger came out well done when we ordered them both medium and though visually appealing, it was unmemorable. We ordered the panacotta for dessert, and for this Italian, that gets an F-. When done correctly, panacotta has the... More 

Thank artpulse
Pasadena, California
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

It was our first visit on a Thursday evening around 8:00pm. The Vibe was very intimate, warm and inviting. They have a small kitchen with a limited food/appetizer menu that accommodates the size of the restaurant. However, it took an extremely long time to get a cocktail. We had to flag someone down to get a second round and place... More 

Thank ValentineRosie
Minden, Nevada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

My husband and I ate here for a late dinner on our visit to Southern California, and we were impressed with our overall experience. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, our food was excellent, and the atmosphere was really cool! They also have a great selection of specialty drinks. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the Pasadena... More 

Thank 7weaver04
Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This place is a little jewel, the tapas and cocktails are amazing. Our waiter was super friendly and fast. The Brussel sprouts and bone marrow dishes were yum! Definitely recommend, we went on a Sunday evening and were seated immediately.

Thank RRT1983
La Canada Flintridge, California
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166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is called the Magnolia House when we visited. We had a group of 5 for a 10 am Saturday brunch. They open at 10 for brunch, which is a tad late. The only coffee offered was French press, which I don't care for. The menu is fairly limited. I had the ancho omelet, which was OK, but the hash... More 

Thank Francis S
stuart, florida
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

My wife and I went a week ago. It was very busy so we didn't sit in the main part of the restaurant. They serve many special drink items from a full bar. We opted for just soda and a burger since we didn't want to wait for a better table. The burger was amazing. We were both shocked. Will... More 

Thank mamapapa98
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

My best friend and I decided to have a girls night out and we had looked up restaurants in Old Town Pasadena. This one popped up at the top of the list, so we decided to try it out. From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly and we were seated almost immediately. We were given food recommendations... More 

Thank Elizabeth O
Pasadena, California, United States
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

I have been there three times since they remodeled. The food has always been good. My favorites are the mushroom flatbread, ahi sashimi, mahi tacos and, before I realized the dish had bacon in it, the brussel sprouts. It’s a nice little neighbor hood place that serves excellent food, good drinks and is inexpensive. The atmosphere is lively because it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 492 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-3514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-584-1126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?