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dinner recommendations in Pasadena for NY'ers

trolley Jun 29, 2010 01:03 PM

there are a few visitors from NY coming this week and need suggestions for dinner in pasadena. I think both are self proclaimed foodies and believe one of them works in the food/wine industry. one is a vegetarian and they don't want chinese or eat at a chain (roys' cheesecake factory). they want sort of a semi fancy pants dinner so taco trucks are out. i'm all out of ideas. help me please!

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    exilekiss RE: trolley Jun 29, 2010 02:08 PM

    Hi trolley,

    If you want a "semi fancy pants dinner" in Pasadena, perhaps consider:

    * The Dining Room at the Langham Hotel - Chef Voltaggio (Top Chef) is cooking there until next month. You can go there, order their Tasting Menu and let the chef wow your food-loving friends. :)

    (Note: The link is for the Terrace at the Langham, but you'll be going to "The Dining Room" (strange the Chow Place Link seems to be missing...)

    The Terrace at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pasadena
    1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

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      ipsedixit RE: exilekiss Jun 29, 2010 02:28 PM

      Ditto this rec.

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      mc michael RE: trolley Jun 29, 2010 02:08 PM


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        trolley RE: mc michael Jun 29, 2010 02:45 PM

        noir is closed on the night they want to go. they've both been to the langham dining room and loved it but i think they want something one step below that. sorry for the miscommunication.

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          ipsedixit RE: trolley Jun 29, 2010 02:49 PM

          How about Shiro, Parkway Grill or Dish Bistro?

          Parkway Grill
          510 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

          Shiro Restaurant
          1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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            mc michael RE: trolley Jun 29, 2010 03:34 PM

            Shiro or Vertical.

            Shiro Restaurant
            1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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          jpie RE: trolley Jun 29, 2010 04:13 PM

          How about Saladang Song for Thai-they have a great patio and would be veggie friendly. Otherwise maybe the Raymond?

          363 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

          1. khh1138 RE: trolley Jul 1, 2010 06:27 PM

            Maison Akira? I remember one or two fine vegetarian dishes, although mostly favouring the carnivore.

            Maison Akira Restaurant
            713 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

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