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Is Bistro 45 any good?

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A friend of mine whose recommendations have failed me in the past, has highly recommended Bistro 45 in Pasadena as a "superb choice" for dinner. I will be in Pasadena next week, and am wondering if this is a good place to go?

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  1. I've only been once, and I found the food just okay (solid, but nothing special) and the service terrible. At that price point, I expect better and more exciting food and great service. That's why I've never been back. Do a search on this board and I'm sure you'll find other suggestions in Pasadena.

    1. I believe there's a new chef. Perhaps a field trip is in order...

      1. We gave the parents a $100 gift card from this place as an anniversary present one year, after we'd read some encouraging words on this board. Afterwards, Papa thanked us for the gift, saying beyond that only that it had been an interesting experience, and one they'd not be repeating.