Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern

Green Street Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greenstreettavern.net/
  • Phone: 6262299961
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French American, International
  • Executive Chef: Armen H.
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Large Dinning Room Available for Private Parties. When Emailing please indicate number of guests, and date. Also, the restaurant may be opened early morning for breakfast meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Ari Babaei 8183028222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: De Lacey
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Available across the street from restaurant on Green Street. Street Metered Parking. Public Parking Lot on DeLacey (90-Minutes Free).
A word from Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern is Dedicated to Offering You Great Food and Friendly Service. The restaurant has won many awards including Diners Choice Award 2011 & 2010, Top 5-Restaurants in Pasadena, and has been featured in several magazines. The menu offers vairety of amazing salads, tasty appetizers, and European influenced entrees. We welcome everyone to visit us, we look forward to serving you!
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Green Street Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (41)romantic (27)special occasion (25)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (18)good for groups (17)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loud!!!
    Mike
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The main dining room in the back is very loud, the conversations amplify and reverberate to the point that everyone is yelling to be heard. Once half the place cleared out, it was tolerable. But, because of that, I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner. I had a pasta dish that lacked flavor and the portion was very small. My friend had lamb and that was excellent. So, hit or miss I guess. Wine list was decent. Glass of house for $10 a glass is kind of pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superior food and service
    diningout
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Well located a block from Colorado Avenue, The Green Street Tavern has an interesting varied (something for everyone) menu (Wild Boar Meatloaf) that is well-prepared and attractively presented. The service is excellent. The small, softly lit rooms make it easy to converse. We tried both Pinot Noirs and found the $12 glass outstanding; the other was very drinkable, but not interesting. The butter leaf and the beet/watercress and baked goat cheese salad were the best ever. I would also recommend the wild mushroom Gnocci. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to me by friends, and what a treat it was. The food, service & ambience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ..
    Gr8t
    Dined on 10/12/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Little Place
    MelanieMcVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Was meeting a girlfriend for lunch before a lazy afternoon of pedicures. This was a perfect place to meet. Lovely brunch menu with just the right selection of salads, sandwiches, and breakfast items. Very thoughtful and attentive service and the room is lovely. It is quiet and serene and very comfortable. The burger and the quiche were both great. The bread pudding was a wonderful finish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic food
    rr23
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Randomly found this restaurant online as it was close to an activity we were going to later that night. This was the best restaurant I have been to in a very long time. The food was excellent and the service and atmosphere was great as well. My whole party of 6 could not stop talking about how good the food was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    dinner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We attended the Wednesday night wine pairing. Steak and Justin was a very nice pairing. The carrot puree and brussels sprouts with fingerling potatoes were prepared perfectly. Slightly crisp tender, not mushy. The steak was nicely charred on the outside while tender and juicy on the inside. And, of course, what's not to like about a glass of Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. The wait staff was very attentive...empty dishes were whisked away with barely a notice and glasses were filled without asking. The room is small and noisy when full, but we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but had an off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I chose to take my family here for my parents wedding anniversary. I have been here a few times for other special occasions and it's always been memorable. This night there were a few one-offs though. My waiter poured a glass of water with a fly in it. Two Pork Chops were supposed to be cooked to medium, they were cold in the center and mostly raw. However, their service was impeccable, both pork chops were re-cooked to perfection, brought out with fresh sides. The chef apologized and comped the dish, provided two of their white chocolate croissant bread puddings on the house, as well as offered to make an entirely new dish. The one-offs were barely noticeable compared to the rest of the amazing food and service. Can't wait until I go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In Old Town Pasadena
    SimiDan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I picked Green Street Tavern because we wanted to meet friends someplace half way between Simi Valley and Ontario. I searched TripAdvisor and OpenTable and zeroed in on the GST. Service was great, the atmosphere was calm and not rushed. The place is very small and reservations are required. At first it seems off the beaten path because all the neighboring art deco buildings are being restored, but it's only a block south of Colorado Bl. is you want the hype and crowds. The drink list is excellent - micro brewery beers and private vineyard wines. You will get a lot of food, so bring your appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food in Old Pasadena
    NorwayGalVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Green Street Tavern has the most wonderful food. Their GST burger is the best burger I have ever had, and everything on the menu is good. I like that their ingredients are locally sourced and fresh. The wait staff is also outstanding. I have been coming here since it opened and I have never had bad service. They are always very welcoming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative Chef
    SingleDiner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a cozy restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere. The chef is so innovative. I'm particularly fond of their red meats or fish served on veggie purees. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GST does it again!
    The3ladiesVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    GST serves up snapper like nobody's business. Last Wednesday's special was all manner of epicurean yum. Service as always impeccable. It's really a pleasure to return here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    BizTraveler
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Was traveling with a team for work and this was a later dinner on a Monday evening about 8:30PM. Selected last minute as close to the hotel. Food was fantastic for all 5 people and the menu had selections that were prepared that you will not find anywhere else. Wild Board meatloaf, short ribs and the Lamb were all raved about by our group. Solid wine list and overall reasonable prices. Service was very friendly and prompt, but the restaurant was pretty empty by the time we got there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very crammed
    Amzy1234
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The tables were close together. Felt very stuffy. The food was mediocre. Ceasar salad sucked. Filet mignon was dry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good, great service the servers were really friendly, big smiles. Only thing i didnt like was that i had to be seated outside on the sidewalk.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Lamb Tangine
    mariecc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My friend and I started with the wild mushroom gnocchi which was woodsy, creamy, and delicious! We enjoyed the wine selection, and selected a bottle of the Qupe Syrah. We shared the beet salad which was perfectly dressed. My friend had the boar meatloaf which was good. The real star of the evening was the lamb tangine. The lamb was cooked perfectly, with lime and coconut, melt in your mouth delicious. Served with couscous and chickpeas, everything was balance and delightful. We finished with two desserts, the chocolate cake (good flavor, but a bit dry), and the crème brulee with berries, you can't go wrong with crème brulee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Great Service
    NorwayGalVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going to Green Street Tavern since it opened and have never had a bad meal. Everything is made with farm fresh ingredients. My favorite is the GST Burger with garlic truffle fries. Brunch there is also a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect evening
    Fidelis
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    this is just a short note. I and two friends enjoyed the dining experience at the Green Street Tavern.the food was excellent, eclipsed only by the level of service. I usually judge a restaurant by how long it take somebody to fill my water glass, and this restaurant did not let it go dry.each of us ordered something different off the menu and shared. Every dish was exactly as it should have been -beautifully presented thoughtfully crafted, and extremely tasty. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for good food & conversation
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    One of my best friends and I went for dinner mid-week and were seated in the larger room with banquettes, etc. It was dimly lit (almost too dim) but very comfortable. We ordered a glass of wine and were able to taste one or two before making a selection, an excellent Viognier. I ordered the Wednesday night special, which was branzini. It tasted great and the roasted fingerling potatoes & asparagus done just right - a good choice. My friend enjoyed her filet also. We ordered a dessert (chocolate cake) which my friend thought tasted "off" - maybe stale? Our server graciously let us order a substitute: the white chocolate bread pudding. It was really wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    CCLocal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My sister and brother-in-law were in town and this restaurant was highly recommended. Each of us enjoyed the appetizer, the food and the wine. My brother-in-law tends to be hard to please, but he was very pleased with everything. The only issue was the temperature. While the AC was cranking, it didn't make a whole lot of difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers To Die For!
    TuckFerg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went here for some wine and appetizers and were blown away how tasty it all was! And for the price, they brought out great portions. We had the Gnocchi and I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Randy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and ambiance was fantastic. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    bako
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a great experience at the Green Street Tavern. A party of 6 everyone ordered something different and everyone was quite pleased with their meal. They were not crowded so we had great service so can't speak to that if the restaurant was full. We all had a very nice time. Staff was pleasant and had great knowledge of the items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We randomly chose this restaurant after reading a few good online reviews--boy were we in for a treat! The special that night was the ribeye steak, and it was amazing! Well priced, and nicely portioned. We also ordered the short ribs with orzo and that was very delicious. The menu was thought out, but not pretentious. The staff was extremely friendly and easy to talk with--very attentive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Katie2b
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food. In addition, the noise level was low which was great for conversation with my sister and her daughter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sodium Overload and Flies
    onethreezero
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I came here for brunch for the first time and...everything was soooooo salty. I don't know if this is their usual recipe, or if the chef just went overboard on the salt shaker that day, but everything we ordered tasted like sodium overload. It didn't help that there were several fruit flies and other species of flies, flying around the restaurant...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but too noisy
    LAVisitor
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was there with my boyfriend to celebrate my job promotion, so we hoped for quiet to talk about it. The food was good and the server was awesome. But we were packed in a corner behind a very noisy large group, and it was almost impossible for my date and I to hear each other. There was another party that arrived after us and seated in the table next to us, but instead of going around the large party, they squeezed through hitting me on the head with a purse and a Sephora bag - not the restaurant's fault but seating a large party in the middle and not consider the people all around was not fun. We were disappointed that the DineLA menu online did not match the one at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DineLA
    HalpVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Restaurant posted a menu on DineLA site which was different from the one given at the restaurant..The attitude seemed to be "too bad" this is what we are offering tonight. Crab cakes were confused with crab croquettes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dineLA find
    Shae
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I'd never heard of this place before I saw it on the list for dineLA Restaurant week. I'm so glad we gave it a chance. The food was amazing!! I had seared fish, crab cakes and brussel sprouts. All were delicious and perfectly prepared. Service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but slow
    BiffBumpaw
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The members of my party enjoyed the taste of each item they ordered. Service was slow and the waitress indifferent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for dineLA
    jane
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The crab croquettes were cold in the middle so we had to send it back. They replaced it without any questions asked, which is why I say the service was good. The rib-eye was a little too tough, but was just OK once we got to the center. The spinach that was served on the side was horrendous though. It was WAY too salty.. we LIKE salty too.. it was disappointing since we heard good things about this place AND my date had been there before. He said that his food was cold in the middle last time also, but liked the other dishes so was giving it another chance. Perhaps the dining experience was not good because it was dineLA menu..?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    we waited for almost half an hour before we got our breakfast. the sofa seat was very uncomfortable. tables are too close to each other (less than one arm length away), the whole time I was forced to listen to the next table's conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of potential, but a big miss
    kimaculous
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our dinner from the Dine LA menu started off fair, but with the entrée, it all fell apart. The waitress missed an order that never arrived, and the chef's definition of braised ribs, (that is slow cooked, ready to fall apart) got confused with seared (grilled on outside, completely rare inside). The 3rd meal was palatable but unimpressive. Ambience was good, noise level was good, spot in Pasadena was good. .. . so much potential, but a culinary disastrous evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding and Unique Food & Wine
    DesertSage
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Goat cheese gnocchi appetizer is exceptional. Crab cakes were also delicious. For dinner we ordered the Wild Boar Meatloaf and Smoked Pork Chop with polenta and an apple bourbon glaze. They were fantastic. Service was good, but the restaurant has a "shared server" approach in which multiple servers service the table. This results in more interruptions than necessary, reduced customer-server intimacy and lack of service continuity. A single server can read the customer and better control the pace of service. Ambiance is subdued and a bit sterile, but not unpleasant. Perhaps the addition of fresh flowers and some accent lighting throughout the dining room would add a little pert to the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The lunch was great and the service swift. In and out in an hour with an appetizer and main. Interesting menu. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, limited menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Loved their food, but the menu was quite limited. Beer and wine only...but good choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DoD48
    DoD48
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Green St Tavern has the buzz but i failed to find it coming from the kitchen. Beet Salad (had to search for them) had watercress with some cheese and small (very) pcs of beets. The short rib entree was tough and the orzo pasty. The wine list was quite good and the prices were reasonable. My date had the salmon special and found it dry and overcooked. Its not a place i would recommend. When we arrived they were not crowded so the kitchen wasn't slammed...we ordered off the Dine LA menu which is limited to just a few dishes for each course....the quality was inexcusable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • green street tavern
    rosyp
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I advise using open table because making a reservation through the website, we were seated right when we walked into the restaurant. The restaurant is broken up into two halves, preferably ask to sit in the back half it is way more spacious and gives more of a "date" feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    One of my favorite neighborhood spots for a tasty lunch, and great dinners as well. When crowded, the noise can be difficult, but the food makes up for the sound. The Pasadena Cobb Salad is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green Street Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Took advantage of the Dine LA week specials offerings. My crab cakes & arugula appetizer itself was enough to stem my hunger! And I still had the main course to go. The Green Tavern burger that followed was delicious, cheesy and big! I cannot get enough garlic on my garlic fries! These were tasty. I was unable to finish my burger, so I took it home for later noshing! I forget this little jewel of a restaurant and bar exists almost on the corner of Green & Delacey...need to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet