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551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
+1 626-395-8200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“faculty club” (5 reviews)
“cal tech” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I had the opportunity to attend Lobster night and the Athenaeum hit out of the park. The seafood appetizer was wonderfully fresh, the lobster cooked to perfection, and the desert hit the spot. The service was also spot on. A special night for a very...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Easter Brunch Easter Brunch at the Athenaeum is a special treat. Spending time where Einstein and similar have been is inspiring. The massive feast is presented on several tables and manned carving / serving stations. With reservations at the first seating we enjoyed the food...More

Thank Chuck246
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This classic campus location has a nice dining room and menu choices. I've had both breakfast and dinner, both very nice. The service level is first class, the ambiance is first class. It has ample parking and valet some busy nights

Thank BLRfromVF
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is the Caltech faculty club, and only members can access the restaurant. We were here with friends for the prime rib buffet. It was excellent, with an excellent service. We had a wonderful time.

1  Thank Eleonora_673
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful moment staying this fantastic club - quite, considerate, with delicious food. You can just walk into the Caltech campus - bringing the memory of being a student there. The surrounding, the buildings are all the same even after so many years....More

Thank james z
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is the dining club at Cal Tech, and you must be a guest of one of the club members. The food is quite good, and the setting is lovely. It's old-fashioned, and elegant, like an Los Angeles movie set.

Thank Bahia123
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was there to do a lecture and was therefore treated to three breakfasts and a dinner. The accommodation was fine though one probably had to be a graduate of Caltech to work out the intricacies of the shower controls. The breakfasts were amazing ....More

Thank hollerinzebra
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We visited Caltech and stayed at the Athenaeum, a historic building where many notable scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, have stayed. The hotel itself is full of antique furniture and grand paintings; my family and I stayed in the Millikan Suite. We watched the sun...More

Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was giving a lecture at CalTech and was quite fortunate to be offered an overnight room at The Athenaeum. It is a museum! Beautiful old building with very interesting artwork and historic pieces. At breakfast, lunch and dinner all at The Athenaeum. All were...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Attended a wedding/reception at the venue and also stayed here overnight. I can't comment on their typical dining experience, but my experience was fantastic. Venue: This is a gorgeous wedding venue. It may not be suitable for larger weddings, but should fit ~100 comfortably. See...More

Thank Felix H
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-395-8200
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