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Vertical Wine Bistro

££ - £££, ,
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
+1 626-795-3999
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot to get a drink, meet with friends, and have a good meal. The ambience is excellent, with the noise level at a minimum. Very clean place and not crowded. I will go back again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Riley M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Firstly, I would like to say the food here was quite good. From the rib eye, to the salmon, to the beet salad, the food was excellent. It’s unfortunate that the experience was ruined by incredibly poor service. Our reservation was for 6 people @8pm....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Erin Q
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a great place for early evening dining that tends to stretch out until later. Menu choices are from bites to hearty meals. They have a full bar so a wide variety of cocktails are available.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Judy K
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We were in town for a couple nights and we picked this restaurant for our first night. We made a reservation on Open Table for 6:45 pm but found ourselves wringing our hands in the hotel at 5:30 so we went early. At that time...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

They have multiple flights of wine to taste. Great appetizers, nice local beers as well. Nice jazz duo on Friday when I was there

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank kencufc
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lively place with live entertainment in the bar upfront . The dining room in the back is quiet and nicely appointed . The food was excellent , well presented and cooked as ordered . Service was subpar due to staff shortage and could be...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank stmartinmd
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Went to Vertical (third time in about 11 years) on Thursday evening, food was fantastic. Had the Seafood Pasta dish and an artichoke appetizer. Cheesecake for dessert. Everything was wonderful. John was our waiter and he skillfully handled all of the curve balls thrown at...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank ncddavis3
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The entrance into this place is really cool, and I just loved the atmosphere once you get inside. The bar is really nice and the dining room is very modern and beautifully done. Those are the positive things. Although we had great service when we...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CampingKatie
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Vertical offers a great bar for meeting friends. The staff is very friendly. A friend met my wife and I for cocktails here. A couple hours later we had a party of 8. Everyone was happy with their meal and it was all served at...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank RetireandTravel
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I went in on a Saturday night. The music was at 80 decibels. You cannot hear yourself talk or much less think. I get it that you want to make the venue accessible to all but decide if you want a nightclub or a wine...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank DianainAruba
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David T
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Response from DoctorDubious | Reviewed this property |
There is none that i am aware of-we were both dressed in running clothes-the other guests were in casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:45
16:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
    (Union St.)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Gold Line 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-3999
Wine Bistro serving California bistro- style menu. Over 420 wine selections, 50 by the glass and wine flights from around the world. Full bar and imported beers as well as draft.
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