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Best Business Lunch in Pasadena

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.


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  1. ipsedixit RE: OneJayneDoe Aug 2, 2007 02:45 PM

    Probably Parkway Grill.


    Parkway Grill
    510 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      suvro RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 03:30 PM

      I second the Parkway Grill.

      A second choice for me would be Il Fornaio

      Il Fornaio
      24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

      1. re: ipsedixit
        WHills RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 09:23 PM

        Parkway Grill

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        jocey RE: OneJayneDoe Aug 2, 2007 03:52 PM

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

        1. justanotherpenguin RE: OneJayneDoe 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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          1. re: justanotherpenguin
            Fru RE: justanotherpenguin Aug 2, 2007 09:41 PM

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

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            revets2 RE: OneJayneDoe 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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              caitybirdie RE: revets2 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.


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

              1. re: caitybirdie
                revets2 RE: caitybirdie 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. rantsnravesnreviews RE: OneJayneDoe 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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