Green Street Restaurant
Green Street Restaurant

Green Street Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.greenstreetrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6265777170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Grant Rowe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: Happy Hour - $5.00 Cocktails; $5.00 Small Bites - Week days 4:30 - 6:30

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located on the ground floor of a three story parking structure. Entrance is just south of the restaurant. There is also considerable street parking in surrounding areas.
A word from Green Street Restaurant
Green Street Restaurant is where Pasadenans go to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's been a Pasadena tradition since 1979. It is centrally located just off South Lake Avenue and is within walking distance of hotels, the convention center, the Pasadena Playhouse and popular shopping areas. Green Street has an eclectic menu featuring savory salads (the ever popular and addicting Dianne Salad is ordered over 2,000 times per week), tasty meats, fresh fish and creative sandwiches served on wonderful breads. Guests enjoy a full bar and interesting wines by the glass on a beautiful patio or in the airy interior. Take-out and full catering services are also available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Green Street Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (100)great for lunch (97)neighborhood gem (91)great for brunch (78)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (53)kid-friendly (32)special occasion (31)romantic (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (6)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • The Other Breakfast of Champions
    27altoids
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    From the cozy atmosphere of the dining rooms, to the warm feeling you get from the staff who treat you as a valued guest whether you've been here for the first time or for 15 years, Green Street Restaurant is an inviting eatery. Six of us (or 5.5, if you want to get technical on the 3-year-old we had) came in for a Sunday breakfast that was outstanding, minus some hash browns that tasted a bit like soap. Really, the potatoes were the only fly in the ointment here, with the zucchini bread outclassing everything else on the menu - there's a reason it comes with many entrees, and why we took some to go. The service was impeccable, the refills were frequent and the Green Street Restaurant more than lives up to its reputation the locals give it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater salad
    AllanG
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is our go-to place for dinner before the Pasadena Playhouse, and we always order the Diane Salad (their speciality). The entree-size is VERY large.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeffoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our first visit, but we'll be back. There were five of us and each person had a different entrée. Everyone liked what they ordered. I had the Cuban burger which, although fairly expensive, was one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. Service was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They also have some unusual drinks which I haven't seen at other restaurants. The bar is very creative. All in all, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good neighborhood restaurant
    GimmeFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Chose this restaurant based on the number of good reviews. Green Street did not disappoint. Food was very tasty, presented well, and generous portions. We went on a busy Sunday, so as expected, the restaurant was packed. As others have said, this creates quite a bit of noise. And, service was a bit slow and not very attentive. But, I'll definitely be back when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    lawcat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant for almost 30 years.n It great for either an informal meal, or a power breakfast or lunch. The inside is nicely appointed and the tables outside, while a bit loud, offer a lighter feel. Everything our party ordered was very good and to order. This eatery is on Shoppers Lane, a euphemism for alley; yet there are numerous fine restaurants up and down this alley so do not let that throw you. For lunch, this is definitely a salad orientated menu, but there are many other things to order as well. While many restaurants and shops nearby have come and gone over 30 years, Green Street has remained a fixture by continuously offering sumptuous food for good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigFan
    StillSmiling
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Met for dinner with 3 out of town guests. They all had the Diane Salad with Kale and raved about it....and the zucchini bread. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly foodie meeting
    star
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had the most attentive waiter; we were so involved with our conversation we barely noticed him refiling our drinks, clearing our table and noticing when we were finished with appetizers to clear the table and bring dinners it was almost like he was dancing around our conversion without making us feel as though our time was up!! Will definitely return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The reviews, in my opinion, were better than the restaurant. It was ok, but not great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Breakfast
    VIP1000dinesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had our weekly meeting at Green street for breakfast. Would recommend for business or families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Emuse
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was a holiday so one must take that into consideration but the entrees took so long that the server felt terrible and kept apologizing. The food was delicious, warm and well prepared. Our waitress Pat was full of good humor and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheerful Staff
    JulieP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We ate outside. Beautiful morning! Our group of 6 consisted of a 2 yr and a 5 month old, and we sent one plate back a couple of times and asked for extras (jelly, more this more that)!!! ha ha ha. Sorry! Your energetic staff was very accommodating and went with the flow. Made our breakfast! EXCELLENT service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    gigi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Green Street always is a great place for us to go, especially for outdoor dining. They always put such interesting ingredients together for their menu that never fail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dinner
    vjh1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We met a friend for dinner and had a great time at Green Street. We all enjoyed our food and drinks, tried a specialty Manhattan that was very good. Our server was friendly but didn't interrupt. We stayed late and did not feel rushed or pushed. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    LaurieSVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything is prepared fresh and good. Special attention is given to dietary needs. Service is awesome. That is why I keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but can get loud
    AshKashVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Visited the restaurant for a going away luncheon with three other colleagues. The lunch time crowd can make this place busy and noisy. Overall experience was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wanted a quiet place to have lunch with my sister while I visited from MA. When we were able to get a table in the far corner, we were pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been here many times. It is my go to restaurant with friends, fabulous salads
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hidden away behind The Commons, this place is a great find and fits the Pasadena restaurant scene very well. It remains classy through its warm bustle. The food is good and the service is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for dinner
    ajb1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We brought some foreign visitors who had dietary restrictions to the restaurant. The range of offerings on the menu made it a perfect match. The appetizer portions were huge and everyone liked their entrees. I had the parmesian crusted chicken and it was moist and tasty. Our guests had the talapia which was cooked perfectly. One thing I particularly liked was no music and that the noise levels were reasonable so we could hear each other talk. Although we don't live in Pasadena, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    McmdkddVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Green Street is a great spot for breakfast ir brunch. Although known for their lunch and dinner specialities, they have a wondwrful selection of item for breakfast--- including several benedicts, egg dishes, omlettes, french toast pancakes etc. all very delicious and the bar even makes great mimisas and bellinis !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all-around spot
    golocal
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Green Street Restaurant has been a go-to spot for our family for several years now. It's great for a lunch or dinner, has a wonderful selection of interesting menu items, and it has been a traditional spot for me to bring a group of summer interns for a "farewell" dinner for everyone. This is not an inexpensive place, but it won't break the bank, either. The Dianne salad is a small bit of heaven, and it's now available in three different sizes, as are the rest of their salads, but also in a set of baked cups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    josephstaffordharper
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Green Street is an excellent choice when you are looking for good food and friendly efficient service for brunch or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    Shawn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great food once again...the dianne salad did not disappoint. love the kale dianne too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place for Lunch
    Lindall
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Met with a group of friends again at Green St. I so enjoy this restaurant for the service food and ambiance....highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Energetic Noise Level?
    Augusta
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    What is energetic noise level? It was very loud and distracting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happypatron1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Green Street Restaurant never disappoints you for having great food, wine and of course, the wait staff. Excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love their kale Diane salad!
    FreshSeafoodLuver
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I tried their Diane salad w/kale, and it was delicious! We loved it, and would eat it again. We also had the 8oz steak; it was ok. It was pretty bland, and we had to ask for steak sauce. Service was good, the time to get seated was short, and the noise level was pretty loud (the acoustics in the room are not that great). The only negative is that they don't validate for the parking garage that is right next door to it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table Reservation
    Longtimediner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We may just have overlooked it, but this was the first time we had used an "open table" reservation. It was very comfortable to walk right in and be seated immediately. Green Street is one of our family's favorites, and we go there frequently, so this was just one more nice addition. The food and service were excellent, as usual
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Repeat gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Have been here many times when we visit family in Pasadena. Great spot to enjoy a glass of wine and a good meal while wandering Lake Av!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    serialkiller
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was delivered really quickly and the Dianne Salad is a not to miss item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience!
    OPatty
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We took friends to Green Street for dinner -- a special occasion. The food was wonderful, the ambience was lovely, and the noise level was perfect for great conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sylcova
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The zucchini bread was phenomenal and is reason alone to continue coming back. Great variety of fresh salads and sandwiches, large portions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vaguebleudeparis
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We like that kind of restaurant, very familiar like the French' s restaurant ( a la campagne ), one thing was too bad, they charged the open's wine bottle for $ 8.00, the other restaurant charged half of their price, any way, overall was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service and food was wonderful. Thank you for a great dining experience with my family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, not great.
    DineOutAlot
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    All the food was very good----ordered the kobi sliders "as rare as possible" but came out well done. Meat was excellent so they were still good, not great. Had ordered the fruit instead of sweet potato fries, but they brought me the fries----they were soggy and tasteless but they brought me a side of fruit. The server altho good, must have forgotten to write down" rare & fruit"; potato chips were EXCELLENT as an appetizer. We sat at table #29.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    rlom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been a customer for many years and the food (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) was always as good as the last time, I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    As always, most enjoyable. This time it was a little noisey. So we had to speak up. I know there is nothing you can do, but we were batting the birds away! (Don't tell Peta!) In fact one of them managed to get to our bread when we were not looking! Overall, a very good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jdrey2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    when we checked at the host stand the hostess said they did not have my reservation. I told her Open Table sent me a conformation that morning. She did not have it & thought I was at the wrong restaurant. No - I was at the right one. The manager was able to seat us (2) on the patio as requested. The Dianne Salad is outstanding, as is the zucchini bread! Both of us had the Summer Pasta with shrimp which was delicious! This is a great restaurant for lunch - I have not yet been for dinner; but will check it out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fav local spot
    monkeypod
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is one of my favorite local spots to go to if its either to catch lunch for a friend or go for brunch on the weekend with my husband... Haven't tried anything here that we have dislike so far.... you get to pick to either sit inside or outdoors... service is good... atmosphere is nice and after your meal you can go out and stroll the neighborhood and shop
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good!
    Juanpablo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Green Street Restaurant successfully works hard to maintain its well-deserved reputation for great food and outstanding service. We never tire of it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet