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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
“terrine” (2 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
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11 - 20 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 30 November 2015

Our fave server wasn't there...and a young server didn't have a clue...plus the table next to us got an apology that their order had gone "MIA". Yet, what a lovely location...caring food (though, no calves liver and onions just doesn't seem right)....so, we hope the...More

Thank PasadenaOldies
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The wait stafe is very personable and helpful, the menue genuinely French, We are never disappointed after numerous visits, from traditional h'or de heures like escargo and foie gras to full dishes more from a provencial menue than from haute cuisine. Your tastes buds will...More

Thank richardgerrish
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Love the location in the neighborhood yet on the perimeter of the commercial district as well ( and of course next to the light rail "la gare". A very intimate, comfortable and relaxing restaurant with two dining room options as well as a few tables...More

Thank Wdee2013
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Country French cuisine, though I had one of the best pasta dishes ever here last year. Nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and varied French menu.

Thank 29carfrae
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We dined here on a warm Friday evening. This bistro has sidewalk seating, and we chose to dine outside. The ambiance was wonderful, not bustling and noisy but with just enough street and pedestrian traffic to make it interesting. It wasn't France, but it certainly...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The excellent food brought us back a second time. The noise level insures that we will not return. It is really a shame. The food and service are wonderful, but when you have to lean across the table and shout to have a conversation, the...More

Thank CalifJ0e
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped by one of our favorite French restaurants in South Pasadena. This is the real deal. Menu is deep and creative without being pretentious. The preparation and presentation reminds me of our trip to Provence last year. Service is excellent. Dining can be indoors or...More

Thank rantall
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Our first visit - scallops and sea bass were done to perfection. Chef Bruno takes special care with each dish prepared. Dungeness crab cakes were excellent. The Viognier was delicious! The staff were all very helpful, answering our questions very patiently. Chef Bruno came out...More

Thank NatGeoDachsund
Reviewed 30 March 2015

A delightful, unpretentious bistro remenicent of and better than many a bistro in France. Terrific menu, authentic recipes and better than continental service. Outside and outside seating (well behaved puppies permitted) and streaming Pink Martini Radio. Cost appropriate (I enjoyed Lobstar Ravioli, my husband, lamb...More

Thank jaf122
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The staff was attentive and charming. The French Onion soup was delicious. The Ribeye had wonderful sauce on it. I normally do not like sauce on my steak, but the was a pleasant surprise. My wife was disappointed with the Sole Menieure - bland. With...More

Thank hillhifi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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