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Dec 13, 2007 09:05 AM

Pasadena lunch

Looking for recommendations for lunch in Pasadena during the week - need for kid friendly for a 2 year old, good food, reasonably priced, and hopefully not too noisy - suggestions? Any one know Holly Street Bar and Grill? Dont know if it's suitable for kids.

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  1. Probably not the Crepe Vine, there's a wine bar and it can be a bit stuffy in decor for them.

    I'd go with Marston's, Green Street Restaurant, Central Park -- Gyu-kaku could be fun too if your kids are old enough for grilling their own food.


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    1. re: AquaW

      Marstons and Green Street look very good - do you have a favorite?

      1. re: prainer

        Both are good; I slightly prefer Marston's for their coffee & generous portions.


        1. re: AquaW

          all the suggestions above are good. i've gone to the crcodile cafe on lake which seems to be full of kids when i go. great bread and not too expenisve for lunch.

    2. I've eaten at the Holly Street Bar and Grill and it's probably a little bit more upscale than what you're aiming for. If you're looking in that general area, check out The Kitchen on the corner of Union and Delacey (across from the Saks Fifth Avenue building).

      Kitchen Italian Cafe & Pizza
      78 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

      1. I really like Green Street. Very good salads and zucchini bread, and a nice patio. (But I haven't been to the other places suggested...not in Pasadena too often.)

        1. Julienne's in San Marino is somewhat kid friendly, really good food, maybe a little pricey. Not very noisy. I've taken my 2 year old son and 9 month old baby there and been fine.