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Lunch recommendations close to Huntington Gardens?

Meeting friends at the gardens on Saturday but want to avoid the the tea room and cafe on site (it isn't anything special, imo). Any recommendations for something in Pasedena, close to the gardens, that is mid-range in price ($15 per person) and has decent seating for a party of five. Open to suggestions (ethnic, soup and salad, diner, etc.) but most important is that the food is tasty!

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    1. Just a few minutes drive up to Colorado Blvd - Daisy Mint is very tasty and pretty.

      http://www.daisymint.com/

      Going the other direction, down to Huntington Drive, you could hit Twoheys and have a hot fudge sundae for lunch. Not that I would ever do such a thing...

      Have fun!

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      1. re: happybaker

        Yes, I think I'll pass on the sundaes! But Daisy Mint looks good too. Thanks for the rec.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Wow - that looks wonderful!

          Now I have to check it out as well : )

          1. re: happybaker

            Yup. Keep it to yourself. It gets crowded as it is ...

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Oh I... Oh.

              Good thing you said that - I was about to email a neighbor who volunteers at The Huntington!

              But I can still go. Quietly...

            2. re: happybaker

              I highly recommend the roast chicken sandwich at Fiore!

            3. There's always Pie 'N' Burger.

              1. Thanks everyone. We ended up going to Fiore and really enjoyed the great atmosphere, friendly service and fresh bread and veggies! It was a perfect way to follow up our visit to the gardens.

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