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Looking for good lunch place in San Marino or Pasadena

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Going to the Huntington Library and looking for nice place to have lunch, not too fancy, not to plain.

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  1. hands down.

    Julienne's
    Mission St. between El Molino and Los Robles
    no reservations
    closed Sunday
    http://www.juliennetogo.com/

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    Julienne
    2649 Mission St, San Marino, CA 91108

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    1. re: revets2

      second.

      This is EXACTLY what you're looking for.

    2. or firefly bistro in South Pasadena....

      http://www.eatatfirefly.com/index2.html

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      Firefly
      1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

      1. Julienne is a good choice, but can be crowded sometimes.

        An alternative might be Cafe Verde. http://www.cafeverdepasadena.com/cafe...

        1. Tea at the Huntington Library though you have to make reservations in advance.

          1. The guy who runs the French household-linens store on Mission says Bistro de la Gare is his favorite lunch place; reminds him of home! I haven't had lunch there, but his faves are the steak frites and the croque monsieur, both under $20.