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Bistro 45

45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“pork chop” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 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 7 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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