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Bistro De La Gare

921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (8 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
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French, European
££ - £££
921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
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11 - 20 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were told that this lovely spot is under new ownership and that it was much improved from what it had been a couple of years ago. I have nothing to compare it's current condition to but we found it delightful. The setting reminds me...More

Thank fro2
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

They were busy, our large table was not ready, they ran out ribs, but the evening was PERFECT. They handled every obstacle with grace and made us feel special, like one of the family. Everyone enjoyed themselves from the kids to the grandparents. The food...More

Thank BennyMc
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We joined another couple for a dinner at the Bistro. The service was excellent and the food was excellent as well. We were there on a week night and it was very quiet and comfortable.

Thank Jerald_Froschauer
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 15 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 12 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 23 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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