Anniversary Dinner Near Pasadena
My anniversary is next Tuesday and I am looking for a romantic place near the Pasadena area. Both Malbec and Stoney Point have been recommended. I have never been to either. Any feedback about those two or any other suggestions greatly appreciated!
If you can give an example of food or restaurants you and your wife prefer, it will be much easier to give a recommendation. Where did you end up last time you posted?
To me, Malbec isn't quite "special" enough for an anniversary (whereas the Raymond is). Yeah, Royce seems like more of a special occasion place, as does Vertical in Old Town. Alas, Noir food & wine no longer exists.
Trattoria Neapolis is a gorgeous space, though I hear (have not personally been) that the food doesn't quite measure up.
Agree with JackFlash on Malbec. Not quite special enough. Trattoria Neapolis is a nice space, but the food has really fallen short in my two visits there. Have not been to Royce, but it is assuredly special occasion.
JF has a good call on Vertical.
Haven't been to Claud & Co. yet, but all the feedback I get is very good about the food and service. Think this is German month. http://eateryonallen.com/food.html
If you like sushi, Kimagure is a special omakase experience (sit at sushi bar only), but it can be for more adventurous eaters.
Kind of surprised no one's mentioned Racion.