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Feb 13, 2007 02:38 PM

ISO A Romantic Restaurant In or Around Pasadena

I am looking for a restaurant in or around Pasadena where my boyfriend and I could have a very romantic dinner. Bistro K is one of my favorites, but I think my guy is not adventrous enough to appreciate their food. Could someone please suggest a restaurant? Thanks in advance.

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  1. If he likes jazz, I'd suggest the back room of Red White & Bluezz. I think it's open Thurs-Sat, maybe Sunday.

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    1. re: mc michael

      He LOVES jazz! This place will definitely make it on the short list! Thanks!

    2. The dining room of the Ritz Carlton or maybe The Raymond.

      1. I second the Raymond. My boyfriend took me there last year for birthday, it was very very good. Food was excellent and service was remarkable. It's definitely one of my top choices for Pasadena dining.

        1. The Raymond is ok, but it's no Bistro K.

          1. Romantic restaurants in South Pasadena:
            Mike & Anne's, especially outside which they've decorated with lights. And there's Firefly Bistro -- the restaurant is surrounded by a big tent in a garden setting.

            In Pasadena:
            Bistro 45 -- fantastic food! The interior is like being in a house. Or there's Derek's Bistro.

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            1. re: chowchow12345678

              I second Derek's on Glenarm and Marengo. Wine pairings were excellent.

              1. re: azibo

                I've been meaning to visit this restaurant. I will add this to my short list as well. Thanks!

                1. re: azibo

                  Derek's has been a little disappointing lately - the food has been disappointing compared to previous performances. The management is aware and responsive, but I wouldn't put it at the top of the list.

                2. re: chowchow12345678

                  I am not a big fan of Firefly Bistro. I have never heard of Mike & Anne's, but it sounds like it's a place worth checking out. Thank you!