redwhite & bluezz

redwhite & bluezz

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redwhitebluezz.com/
  • Phone: 6267924441x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00pm - close
    Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz daily starting at 6:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Colorado and Green
  • Parking: No
A word from redwhite & bluezz
redwhite+bluezz’ cutting-edge American cuisine reinvents classic dishes with style and panache. Our menu features local and sustainably-sourced ingredients prepared by Cordon Bleu trained chefs alongside artisan cheeses and the best wine list in town. With live jazz every night and our award-winning Brunch+All That Jazz every Sunday morning. redwhite+bluezz is the coolest spot in town. Guests enjoy our contemporary take on historic architecture and our casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
redwhite & bluezz reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (20)romantic (19)fit for foodies (15)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (14)good for groups (10)hot spot (10)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Red White and Bluezz
    Gonzafr
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice place to eat and watch a band. There were a lot of people there that talked through the whole show (a lot of chatter). Otherwise its a great place to eat and listen to music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food. disprespectful audience
    Jazzlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has good food and service but if its billed as a jazz club (the music was terrific) then the patrons should at least applaud as in most jazz venues. Only those near the band could hear and respond appropriately. Not the fault of the restaurant, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/drink!location not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I did like the old location much better but understand why they moved. I hope it was worth the move. The food was amazing and the drinks were great just way to far from the Pasadena scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Time
    popsmitch
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was very clean, service was efficient and the food was excellent. We will be back. Also Mick Taras and friends were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect place...
    PasadenaJJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went here for a nice dinner with friends, having driving by the location for the last year. This was the first time for all of us...and what a secret gem we found! The ambiance is subdued and intimate. You feel like you have stepped into a private world and nothing else matters. Every staff member treated us like we were special. The food was well prepared and presented. I enjoyed the evening so much, I went back the next night on my own for dinner. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good meal and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server could have been friendlier
    Nicoline
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hi, We noticed people being seated after us and they were already getting their food. We timed our food order and our food didn't get to us until 30 minutes after we placed our order. Our server rarely made eye contact and was not rude, but not engaging or friendly either. I like the food and the atmosphere, but a bit too pricey for your money. I would go again, but I hope our server is friendlier. If you pay high prices for a turkey burger, you better get a nicer person.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jeannieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Wait service was poor and they appeared to be untrained: handling utensils at the wrong end; reaching across customer to give bread; never asking how the meal was; we had to ask if there was a desert and were never offered coffee. My Cesar salad was drenched in what tasted like Miracle Whip (I left 3/4 of it). Although there were only 6-7 tables occupied, we waited for over and hour to get our food. Students from local cooking school were suppose to be supervised by a chef although no one appeared to be in charge. A woman was taking ice cream orders from the cooking staff. It is a great location for attending the theatre, however, the total experience was so bad that we will not go back. Great entertainment!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful find in Pasadena
    mgp1VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a great dinner! The entertainment was fun, they had a band, Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michele Em
    FoodArtMusic
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The Drake Shining Band with Frank Simes, Jamie Hunting and Michael Leasure was the draw for us. Fantastic! The wine list and the food made the evening even better. We had a bottle of Cartlidge & Brown Zin, a plate of Rouge et Noir cheese and Grilled shrimp Caesar salads. Our server was clairvoyant, he was that good. Everything was perfect for a perfect evening. Many people joined our table that evening as well as band members and the waiter kept track of who ordered what and managed to split the tab flawlessly. I can't say enough about the experience. Superb midweek night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is our second time at the new location and although we loved the old location we love this place. The service and food was great. We Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner & Music
    ajapeck3
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice spot for dinner and music. Food was good. Brazilian jazz was nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's The Jazz?
    KKLAadman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brunch menu is very limiting . . almost bar food. And the "jazz" consisted of a lone piano player struggling with notes and chords. Saturday night dinner was a different matter. The menu offered excellent choices and the food was second to none! Kudos to the chefs. However, the "jazz" consisted of a guitar player and a bass player who started 30 to 45 minutes late. Their "jazz" was non-descript chord-change background music. They were said to also have a singer, but she was waiting to sing in a later set "because the diners were so noisy." Flash to singer . . you command the room and get them to listen to you by the quality of your talent! Go for the great dinner food . . expect nothing else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Next door to Pasadena Playhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Makes sense if going to Playhouse, either beforeor after
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red White & Bluezz
    Gastronomique
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Both the jazz and the food were high quality. What else is there to say?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-theater excellence
    Altadiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went to RWB for the first time before a performance at the Playhouse. It was late in the week and they were out of the premium Chardonays by the glass. The bar tender opened an excellent bottle from the bottle only list at our waitstaff request; very nice! The food was excellent, service was attentive but not pushy. I look forward to returning for a late night drink during a live jazz performance.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place
    mayamere
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    next door to the Pasadena Playhouse so fun to make it a real night out with dinner and theater
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Scottie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been to Red White and Bluez a handful of times at the old location under the old ownership, which was always OK. However, the new owners/management have definitely improved the service and food. I have been to the new location once to the bar and once for dinner. Both occasions were great with great service and great food. The music has always been good which provides a nice atmosphere. My only knock is the dining area is much louder in the new location than the previous location...there doesn't seem to be any sound absorbing walls. Regardless, we will definitely be back and make it a part of our restaurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TheDatingGuy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is perfect for a very nice adult night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday nite
    peggy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My first visit at this location. Great restaurant and size. The music was too loud for a conversation and it was nice background jazz. The room is so small speakers are unnecessary. The halibut was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I opted to sit in the bar and have dinner before attending a play next door. Food and wine were amazing but service was terrible. I sat at the bar for 10 minutes and still was not acknowledged by the bartender, I finally waved him down and got a menu. Still worth the experience but the service left a "seriously?" bad taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marni
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The quality of the food started out fine in the kitchen but arrive cold to me. I didn't say anything for the first course, but was surprised that it happened for my steak as well. The chef is presumptuous to assume that we don't need salt and pepper and on the table. It was hard to fine the wait staff to do who had the authority to do just that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent live music
    ScottP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've been to Red White and Bluezz several times, and the bands have all been excellent. They generally have some jazz influence, often mixed with blues and/or rock influences, and occasionally some international flavor. The ability of the players has always been top tier.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dena
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Arrived about 7 - when music was to start according to the website. Musicians did not actually begin playing until 8:15. No recorded music. Service was courteous - but our waiter nowhere to be found for long stretches at a time. Food was good but NOT specrtacular - portions small considering the cost. Musicians that eventually played were competent but 94.7 THE WAVE bland. THIS IS a pretty restaurant but - the pricing is too high when it can't produce SPECIAL in ANY of the categories i judge a restaurant by: food/entertainment/overall pleasure (includes attentive service).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our hats off the the chef. The food was awesome!! Loved the live jazz!! Staff were all very friendly and accomodating. Definitely a repeat spot!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Suzie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went for brunch to check out the new location for the first time, and was looking forward to the jazz duo. The acoustics were so poor that all we could hear was the chattering of the other diners, and had to strain to hear the music at all. Service was unhurried, to the point of being slow. The food was good, but they had already run out of what we wanted to order by 12:30. I will not bother to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 182 reviews are from the redwhite & bluezz reviews archive.
  • Much ado about....nada
    disappointed
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This place thinks too much of itself. The noise level makes it impossible to hear the music, or yourself. The steak I ordered was tougher than my shoe and, for the price, a rip off. The portions couldn't feed a child. But, the place certainly has the "cool" factor down. Maybe that's why the cool people go. I won't again. Not cool enough, I guess. All of the ratings above are positive and I could not find one positive thing to say. I filled out "kid friendly so I could complete this review.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • missed my wife's birthday
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I noted that it was her bday in the appropriate section while making the reservation on Open Table, but it was never acknowledged by the restsurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red White & Bluezz outing
    Savicas
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Red White and Bluezz had a nice duo over our drinks and a really good trio over the later evening. Service was good food was good as well, they could use a few more simple eats. We sat for hours listening and taking in drinks. No crowd in the restaurant but the bar was full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Wonderful food and drink. Great jazz! What a find!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Brunch!
    LLHHVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    It was the first time any of us had been here, and we really enjoyed the food, drinks and live music. I highly recommend for Brunch in Pasadena.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be better
    Shira
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The res options were 9:45, 10:00, 10:15. I chose 10:00. We arrived on time. When we got there, the mgr rushed us to our seats saying that they were keeping the kitchen open for us. When my husband arrived a few mins earlier, she said "You're here for drinks right? Our kitchen is closing." Not very welcoming. Service was sporadic. We had to ask for bread, water wasn't refilled quickly, & the food is very inconsistent. Turkey burger was very dry & I've had to send food back before. We wanted dessert, but they said the kitchen staff had gone home! Didn't even offer us coffee! & THE MUSIC IS ALWAYS WAY TOO LOUD! There's nothing to absorb the sound. There are so few good jazz restaurants. We used to love this place but I hesitate coming now.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the jazzy atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Been there a few times. I go for the Jazz & the food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and loud music
    Jake
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The venue is too small for the volume of music played making it difficult to have a nice dining experience. We asked to be seated as far from the music as possible and still had difficulty having a conversation, my ears were ringing when we left. The food was OK. The waiter apparently forgot about us, we finally had to go find him to get a bill so that we could get to theater on time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service Great Music and
    SchiecklivitcusVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Red's appetizers and small plates are wonderful and their attention to the entrees is as careful and imaginative. The bar area looks spectacular and the mixologist is superb. A great place to date or meet up. The view from the dining room after dark of the bandstand with Eliott Caine on Trumpet (the night we were there) and backlit by the glass wall with clear shelves and the shimmering liquors created visual magic. And the Pasadena Playhouse is right outside the door. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    convenient to pasadena playhouse booths for six have diners too far apart
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nearly Perfect for the Occasion
    SuzyCourtReporter
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went to the bar waiting for my guest. Ordered a drink, and the bartender was most friendly. My guest arrived. We were seated at a fairly small table, not much of a romantic seating, but ended up nice to have sat there because surrounding company was fun to dine with. The fish plate was excellent. My pork plate was almost room temperature when served. Music was quiet appropriate, not too loud. We ordered a cheese plate with some seasonal fruit to go. The waiter was accommodating in helping with the cheese selection by providing samples. Enjoyed his services. Perfect waiter! At the end of the evening, I left with a good feeling that that was a good choice to start our evening off. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was good and the service was great, it was a loud room because of the high ceilings but the live music was great and not overpowering.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    It would be great if it were not so noisy! Location is perfect for a pre-theater restaurant, if you're going to the Pasadena Playhouse. It would also be great as a Jazz place if the clientele were there to listen to the music. They were not. The ambience, i.e., décor, etc., could have been so cool for a Jazz spot if not for the noise level -- screams from the bar area, etc. Food and service was good. So this should not be called a Jazz club - just a nice restaurant with mediocre entertainment in the background behind the noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Find
    pet4daisyVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Next to the Pasadena Playhouse, this is a wonderful find that I hope will be around for a long time. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious--I had the pork shank and ate my fill and still had enough for another meal. We were there after an afternoon performance at the Playhouse. They weren't open, but allowed us to come in and sit at the bar (with a drink) while waiting for 5:00. They have live music every night--sometimes a group, but on Sunday it was just a violin. It was a wonderful accompanyment to a very satisfying evening. Go and eat! You'll have a wonderful time and help keep this place there! NO, I'M NO A SHAREHOLDER, FAMILY MEMBER OR RELATED TO ANYONE THERE--I JUST REALLY ENJOYED THIS PLACE! :)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The calamari, garlic mashed potatoes, bread and wine were all good, though we were very disappointed in the main dish. The fish was small and tasteless. We may only go back to this restaurant if we were seeing a show next door, but only to have appetizers and wine. Also, the band did not perform until well after it's start time and only played for a short while. We thought they would play blues, but it was more like jazz. The service was exceptional. It was as if all the servers helped each table instead of assigned areas, leaving us never without water or attendance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic