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Best Business Lunch in Pasadena

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OneJayneDoe Aug 2, 2007 02:23 PM

What restaurant in Pasadena has the best food/service/ambiance for a business lunch?
They're on an expense account, but I'm sure that they don't want to break the bank.

TIA for your help.

Jayne

  1. rantsnravesnreviews Aug 4, 2007 06:52 PM

    Parkway is nice for lunch, and if you travel a few minutes into South Pasadena both Mike and Annes and Brigante are open for lunch (at least they used to be). They are both great places too.

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      revets2 Aug 3, 2007 12:38 AM

      concur on PG. also, THE TERRACE @ the RITZ-CARLTON. it's quieter than PG, and you can sit for a long time and do not need to worry about ending your conversation prematurely.

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      1. re: revets2
        caitybirdie Aug 3, 2007 01:50 PM

        do Parkway Grill. curious about the "ending your conversation prematurely"? You can make a reservation and request the atrium, its a little alcove with windows surrounding it. very nice, a litte kept away from the rest of the dining room. You can stay as long as you'd like.

        http://www.theparkwaygrill.com/

        btw, the pictures on the website are old. they have remodeled since then....

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          revets2 Aug 4, 2007 12:27 AM

          we've had biz discussions that have gone to 3:30pm and 4pm and have been asked to move to the bar.

      2. justanotherpenguin Aug 2, 2007 04:14 PM

        i'll probably get crucified for this, but... twin palms. (jumps under desk before anything hits him and sulks away... looking over his shoulder.)

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          Fru Aug 2, 2007 09:41 PM

          Since we're jumping for cover, add my recommendation for Cafe Bizou.

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          jocey Aug 2, 2007 03:52 PM

          I like to stay away from Colorado so I head over to SALADANGS.

          1. ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 02:45 PM

            Probably Parkway Grill.

            www.theparkwaygrill.com

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            Parkway Grill
            510 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

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              suvro Aug 2, 2007 03:30 PM

              I second the Parkway Grill.

              A second choice for me would be Il Fornaio

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              Il Fornaio
              24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                WHills Aug 2, 2007 09:23 PM

                Parkway Grill

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