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Good place to eat in Pasadena?

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sammy77777 Jun 17, 2011 12:39 PM

I'm taking a good friend of mine out tonight to celebrate her new job, but I'm not really familiar with Pasadena. Can anyone suggest a fun place with good food/drinks that's good for a celebratory evening? Nothing TOO expensive either.

Thank you!!!

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    jackattack RE: sammy77777 Jun 17, 2011 12:56 PM

    Not much to go on as far as what you're looking for......but we always enjoy Green Street, Il Fornaio or Smittys Grill.

    http://www.smittysgrill.com/download/...

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    Green Street Restaurant
    146 S Shopper's Lane, Pasadena, CA 91101

    1. The Oracle RE: sammy77777 Jun 17, 2011 04:55 PM

      La Grande Orange is a fun space for food / drinks at about $40/pp. What price point were you trying to stay around?

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      La Grande Orange Cafe
      260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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        sammy77777 RE: The Oracle Jun 17, 2011 05:01 PM

        Thanks to both of you for responding! $40/pp sounds about right.

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          mc michael RE: sammy77777 Jun 17, 2011 06:15 PM

          If you like good pizza, The Luggage Room, next to Grand Orange is kinda cool. Sort of a bar but with good food.

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        Jack Flash RE: sammy77777 Jun 17, 2011 06:44 PM

        We recently had a very good dinner at AKA Bistro in Old Town (see link below for menu).

        The bill for two (2 drinks apiece, a shared charcuterie platter, two mains, one dessert) was $120 before tip.

        http://www.akabistro.com/

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