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Restaurants in OldTown Pasadena

TopGearFoodForce May 1, 2008 07:49 PM

What would be a nice restaurant in old town pasadena for Prom?

  1. burumun May 1, 2008 09:20 PM

    For prom eh ... then I assume you want something fancy and kinda romantic?
    Maybe Italian? Like Mi Piace? There's also good fancy chinese at Yujean Kang's
    The Melting Pot would be fun? Or Sushi Roku ..
    (there isn't anything I really LOVE in old town Pas ...)

    Does it have to be in old town? Otherwise there's Maison Akira, Bistro 45 and the Raymond...


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    1. re: burumun
      Kevitivity May 2, 2008 04:49 PM

      Stay away from Melting Pot. It's absolutely horrible and way over priced.

    2. ipsedixit May 1, 2008 09:36 PM

      Does it have to be in Old Town? If so, best bets might be Twin Palms or JJ Steakhouse, neither of which is all that great, but they are actually in Old Town.

      If you can stray outside the friendly confines of Colorado Blvd., I would suggest the Dining Room at the Langham (nee Ritz Carlton).

      Other places outside, but close to, Old Town to consider would be Arroyo Chophouse, Madaleine's, or Parkway Grill.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        burumun May 1, 2008 10:58 PM

        oh yeah forgot abt those. I'd second Arroyo Chophouse, one of my fave steak places.

        The Langham would be a bit further south than the rest of the abovementioned restaurants.

      2. SauceSupreme May 2, 2008 12:26 AM

        I've seen a couple of prom dinners at Twin Palms. A wine bistro like Red White + Bluezz would be great, but prom diners tend to be underage, and so the wine is useless. Perhaps something like Villa Sorriso or JJ's.

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          slacker May 2, 2008 03:37 PM

          Neomeze. Great food, music du jour from the the lounge area.

          1. wilafur May 2, 2008 03:43 PM

            madeleine's and maison akira are both not too far from old town.

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              AquaW May 2, 2008 03:49 PM

              Fondue at Melting Pot or self grillling at Gyukaku can be fun, but I doubt you want your prom clothes (owned or rented) to smell a little like the meal afterwards.

              For places with a nice bustling atmosphere, try Bar Celona for Spanish tapas, Mi Piace for Italian, Mojitos for Cuban-fusion, Saladang/Saladang Song for Thai, Crepevine for French bistro or Thaitalian for .. well... look at the name ;)

              For a quieter experience, you can try Sushi Roku, Cafe Santorini or JJs. Or McCormick Schmicks / Ruth Chris across from the Paseo -- which is close to Old Town.


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