Green Street Restaurant
- Nancerino Feb 22, 2001 06:45 PM
Has anyone heard of a restaurant in Pasadena called Green Street? Is the "Dianne salad" worth a trip out there? I am in Santa Monica with a bus pass.
Take a bus from Santa Monica to Pasadena to eat the Dianne Salad at the Green Street Restaurant? It's out of the question. Absolutely not!
Save your money and have a "Cobb Salad" (not your traditional cobb) at California Chicken Cafe on Wilshire at 24th in Santa Monica. It's a great one... with romaine, chicken, feta cheese, avocado, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, croutons, and a bit of pasta. You select the dressing. It's enough for two meals and only about $7.50. I pick one up about every two weeks when I feel the need for healthy eating.
Last time I had the Dianne salad, which was about 10 years ago, it consisted of iceberg lettuce with whatever additions and a sweetish dressing. Definitely not worth a bus trip.
It's a fairly large "Chinese" Chicken Salad (guh...I hate using the word 'Chinese' in that context) enough for two. They have chopped peanuts for crunch, a sweet dressing, and orange slices. It's good if you're in the neighborhood, but you will be disappointed if you took the bus from Santa Monica.
I don't know about the Dianne as a salad worth a bus trip, but I swear by the Frank's Tortilla Salad, made w. salsa and creamy Italian dressing. The food may not be tippy top, but I love the pleasant atmosphere on quiet Shopper's Lane (almost European). Next door is a credible Indian restaurant too. I have a soft spot for Green Steet. I'm not sure if there's an equivalent in Santa Monica worth a bus trip from my Hollywood home.