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Lunch recommendations close to Huntington Gardens?

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tortoiseshell Jun 6, 2012 11:54 AM

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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    tortoiseshell Jun 10, 2012 12:57 PM

    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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    1. re: tortoiseshell
      ipsedixit Jun 10, 2012 01:00 PM

      Glad to hear it worked out.

    2. PommeDeGuerre Jun 7, 2012 01:47 AM

      There's always Pie 'N' Burger.

      1. ipsedixit Jun 6, 2012 08:46 PM

        Fiore Cafe.
        http://fioremarketcafe.com/menu/

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          happybaker Jun 6, 2012 09:02 PM

          Wow - that looks wonderful!

          Now I have to check it out as well : )

          1. re: happybaker
            ipsedixit Jun 6, 2012 09:08 PM

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

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              happybaker Jun 6, 2012 09:11 PM

              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...

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              crystaw Jun 7, 2012 12:06 AM

              I highly recommend the roast chicken sandwich at Fiore!

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              tortoiseshell Jun 7, 2012 12:02 AM

              Looks very good! Thanks.

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              happybaker Jun 6, 2012 12:39 PM

              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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                tortoiseshell Jun 6, 2012 01:59 PM

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

              2. Servorg Jun 6, 2012 12:31 PM

                http://www.juliennetogo.com/restauran...

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                  tortoiseshell Jun 6, 2012 01:59 PM

                  Thanks! This looks good.

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