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Nvee46 May 31, 2009 03:54 PM

I need suggestions for a romantic evening with great food and wine in or around Pasadena. I saw a post similar in question a few weeks back but was targeted in the L.A./WLA area.

I thought firefly in so. pas would be good but haven't tried it myself and even brought up the idea of dining at palate but don't know if the ambience would be right.
We'd like to avoid mexican and sushi please.

Thanks in advance!

  1. wilafur Jun 1, 2009 11:38 AM

    i'm a fan of the raymond. solid food and excellent service.

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      Bria Silbert Jun 1, 2009 12:27 PM

      Perhaps Bistro 45 on Mentone?

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        Nvee46 Jun 1, 2009 01:04 PM

        had brunch here last year. Their service and food was solid
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        whoops this reply was meant for the raymond.

      2. ipsedixit Jun 1, 2009 11:23 AM

        Some places to consider

        Malbec
        http://www.malbeccuisine.com

        Bashan
        www.bashanrestaurant.com

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          Nvee46 Jun 1, 2009 01:02 PM

          malbec has been getting some good reviews and worth checking out.

        2. The Oracle Jun 1, 2009 11:11 AM

          If price is not an issue, if it were my anniversary I would head to The Dining Room @ the Langham. It's blissful from the moment you take a seat.

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            ipsedixit Jun 1, 2009 11:21 AM

            Just a note on the Dining Room ... change in chef recently so old reviews and experiences may not hold true anymore.

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              Nvee46 Jun 1, 2009 01:01 PM

              ohh that's too bad the langham was one suggestion.

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                jkao1817 Jun 1, 2009 04:17 PM

                The food in the Dining Room was pretty good when we there just there for Memorial weekend. But as IPSE stated, Chef Strong has moved on (Montage) and it is just not the same without him.

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