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Best Business Lunch in Pasadena

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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

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  1. Probably Parkway Grill.

    www.theparkwaygrill.com

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    Parkway Grill
    510 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      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

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Parkway Grill

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

        1. 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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          1. re: justanotherpenguin

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

          2. 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

              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....

              1. re: caitybirdie

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

            2. 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.