date night restaurant in glendale/pasadena area
i'm looking to try somewhere new- somewhere i've never been before. coming from eagle rock and i am not in the mood for cafe boujelaous, though i love it. i want to go somewhere i've never been. i loved Siena in pasadena, but sadly it is closed. been to palate, and bashan, so those are out. anyone been impressed lately by any restaurants around here? no meat please. fish ok, but prefer outstanding veggies if possible. pasta would be great but i'm trying to be gluten free. trying. not necessarily doing it so italian could work. good wine is a huge plus.
How about Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena.
Wide selection of food and wine.
Patio seating great, especially with the warm weather now...
Not very intimate if you are trying to be romantic...but it is a nice place to sit at dusk and have a great glass of wine out on the patio...
Crepevine. It's small romantic little slice of Europe. Try the tuna Tartar, the duck flatbread and any of their salads. They also have this excellent rose Champagne by the glass, you can't get more romantic than that.
36 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA - (626) 796-7250
Head to Malbec. It's meat centric, so you'll be a tad limited, but I know they have at least one fish and pasta main on the menu.... Really great roasted veggies. I'd suggest calling and finding out if there are more non-meat options.
Here's a link to my recent review.
Malbec New Argentinian Cuisine
1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
re: The Oracle
I was there two nights ago. My girlfriend had the salmon that is regularly on the menu and it was spectacular, possibly the best dish any of us had out of the six of us - and everything was good. One of my friends had the fillet of sole special fish dish and it was great, too. A friend had a vegetarian ravioli that was superb. We also had a variety of appetizers, the best of which was a mix of grilled seafood with a truly remarkable paprika-garlic sauce (on the regular menu) and a very strange but utterly delicious thin sliced beef with a tuna sauce was also amazing. In general, we loved it. The service was some of the best any of us have ever had, the wine was great, all the food was delicious and there are a whole lot of non-meat oriented dishes available.
It's a very pretty, but simple, little restaurant. Comfortable and almost, but not quite, romantic.