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Plate 38
Plate 38

Plate 38 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Plate38.com
  • Phone: (626) 793-7100
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:30pm; Friday: 11:00am - 1:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00am; Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plus lots of street parking.
A word from Plate 38
This neighborhood gem is a perfect place for a dry aged burger and a beer or a Friday splurge with signature craft cocktails and a four course meal. Plate 38 caters to those in seek of comfort food made from scratch with a lighter California flare.

With its industrial Napa decor, Plate 38 is a warm bistro that stays open late and features a reverse happy hour starting at 9:00 seven days a week. Let loose on Saturdays and Sundays with bottomless mimosas and the best brunch Pasadena has to offer.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great resturant in Pasadena Best Burgers in SoCAL!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I've eaten here many times with friends when I'm in Pasadena. Brunch, lunch and dinner, the food is great, fresh and interesting."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had the grilled artichokes...they were more charred/burnt than just grilled. Most of the outer leaves were black and hard. My husband ordered the classic burger...medium. After a few bites he saw that the inside of the patty was very rare/raw and asked for it to be cooked longer. It took at least 20 minutes to bring out a new burger. Had to ask a couple of times for water refills."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Plate 38 is quickly becoming one of our go-to restaurants for quality food and cocktails. I've been there for lunch and dinner, but dinner is my favorite. Mike and the crew at the bar serve up some delish cocktails (I recommend the Riddler and the Colorado Street Walker) and the food is top notch with some of the best burgers and fries in the city, though there's a lot more than burgers and fries to this place. Also love the beet salad!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I came this past Saturday 7/19/14 for brunch with a party of 6. The positives: food was FANTASTIC and everyone in my party loved what they ordered (I ordered the french toast) and presentation was impressive. The restaurant itself had a fun/trendy atmosphere and outdoor seating was available (always a plus). The two negatives were: 1.) the service- incredibly slow. I think we waited for over a half hour just for a waiter or waitress to acknowledge us and take a drink order. 2.) adult beverages- terrible. Too much champagne in the mimosas, not enough orange juice and the Bloody Mary was way too salty. If it weren't for the service and drinks, I could have easily given 5 stars. Hope they improve!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "...but everything is very good. Gourmet burgers, salads, and a handful of other items."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday morning for breakfast after reading their menu on Open Table. Was a little disappointed that their menu at the restaurant was not the same, but we found several items that were still there. We enjoyed our meals, especially our daughter who ordered the Banana French toast, very yummy, but more of a dessert than breakfast. We enjoyed the outside dining, until a party of 12 people sat down. It wasn't the people we minded, but rather, the 6 dogs that were with them. Really, enclosed patios filled with human patrons is no place for so many dogs! I still say try the food, good, but not extraordinary."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is a great find on Colorado - casual with great food and a chef who does a wonderful job. Delicious quinoa cakes and artichokes were my first meal (my husband had the salmon special which he said was delicious) - and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Plate 38 is a good, but not great, restaurant. Food was adequate or a bit better, but service was slow and the dinner was pricey for what we got. Could've been a bad night."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is an open air type theme with a canopy and sheet of thick plastic separating our table from the sidewalk, loud cars passing by, and is literally on the street. We could smell the gas fumes from the cars. The menu contains items that resemble bar food. We ordered a cheese plate, and were disappointed. They gave us stale bread, not artisan bread or crostini. The quality of the cheese left much to be desired. I've had better cheese that came out of a can or came prepackaged with crackers. The drink and wine list was nearly nonexistent. But it's great for crowds and people who like gasoline fumes with their dinner. Between the crowd and the cars passing by, I couldn't hear my fiancé even though we were both yelling."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "although the food is good, the attitude of the bartender/manager was horrible. we had an early reservation on father's day and he couldn't find the reservation, was rude and basically ignored us. we waited probably 10 minutes to get seated. when we finally got seated, even though there were less than 10 people in the restaurant we were seated in the farthest corner of the patio. i am not sure if it was because we had a 2 yr old who was quieter than anyone else in the restaurant or if it because we were the only non-caucasian group in the restaurant. either way, it does not matter because i will not visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took my dogs here for dinner out on the patio. Had several small plates. The best being the scallops. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Really enjoyed the drinks. Should not had wasted drink on a beer. The servers were very well trained and dealt with my dogs well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Interesting food that is well prepared and served well. Since I eat a high protein/low carbohydrate diet, the restaurant often changes the plate to accommodate my preferences."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is always a winner. It is rare that we do not want one of the interesting specials but the standard menu is always great. Robert, the owner and chef comes up with some really wonderful food. Dennis is an outstanding server and the others are great as well. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Sweet potato fries where the highlight. Hamburger was good cooked a little more than I like."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I was surprised because I read many good reviews about this place. I ordered the roasted bone marrow for an appetizer. What I received was two small rib bones with, maybe, 2 tsp. of bone marrow in them. That dish was $14. My son ordered the skirt steak. He took one bite an spit it out. He said, "Mom, this just tastes horrible." So I tasted it, and it truly did taste horrible. They grilled it, then smothered it with the worst tasting gravy I have ever tasted. Neither of us have EVER sent a meal back, but I was not going to pay $34 for something that I doubt the chef even tasted. The waiter took the skirt steak off our bill, and brought us the Lamb roast. It was better, but still very expensive. The wines by the glass are $12+"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We tried the Thursday night prix fixe for the first time, and it was pretty good, but not as good as most of the specials usually are there. The burratta on the caprese was extremely skimply, the quail a bit mushy and the pastry for the granache tart was also mushy and bland (the salted caramel ice cream that accompanied it, however, was very tasty, as were our cocktails). A note on the otherwise very good service: the server brought out our 3rd courses before my husband had finished his second, so then his plate had to sit there getting cold while he finished. We should have sent them back, but we were too confused to think about it in the moment. I will say, I'm very happy they are finally on Open Table!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014