redwhite & bluezz

redwhite & bluezz

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redwhitebluezz.com/
  • Phone: (626) 792-4441
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Tuesday-Sunday: 5:00pm - close
    Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: Parties catered upon request. Call 626-792-4441 for more information.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz daily starting at 6:30pm
  • Special Events: Birthdays, Anniversarys, Theme Parties, Meet and Greet Happy Hours

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Colorado and Green
  • Public Transit: Metro Gold Line at Lake Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Pasadena city parking lot on Madison, behind the playhouse building
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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redwhite & bluezz reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)late-night find (16)romantic (16)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (12)notable wine list (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A Bit Blue
    Bluezz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Came for the Kim Wilson show, service was painfully show, we were seated at 7:53for a 7:30 res. Food was ok, needed a knife and fork for my short ribs, house salad was enough for 2 but lacked any snap. Good wine list. Appears that they were understaffed but folks were friendly. Will give them another shot soon. If food and service does not improve I will eat elsewhere and just come for the blues shows. I think the prices and atmosphere are a bit upscale for blues fans. The show was great, nice acoustics.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so
    DinerFromMartel
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    One of us had a great dinner that was very good (the spare ribs); the other one had a dinner that left a lot to be desired (the risotto). The appetizers were very good. The service was slow and we found ourselves looking for the waiter on a number of occasions -- when we wanted to order, when we wanted more water, when we wanted the check. Nevertheless, it was a good dinner for pre-theater dining. We will probably try again since we have season tickets at the theater... but we won't order the risotto again...and we'll expect slow service... The service was OK once we would get the waiter's attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change does not mean better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I appreciated the alley feel that accompanied the jazz. What happened to the wine flights. The new customers talk loud and all thru the Jazz performance. Employee know nothing about the anymore, can't offer suggestions let alone answer questions pertaining to wine flavors etc.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad service experience
    Christ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We placed a drinks order and ordered the main meal. The drinks turned up almost the same time as the starters- too quick service. We had not finished the starter when the main meal turned up. I tried to order a bottle of wine but this did not arrive until we were half way thought the main meal. Timing was too quick and just out of control - many different people serving our table. Chosen fish on the menu had run out and a side dish was forgotten - the server blamed the kitchen. I ordered a coffee with cream at the end of the meal but was informed the kitchen had run out of cream! We did sit down at 7.30pm so this was not the last meal of the night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone downhill
    itsaloni
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I used to come here all the time back at the old location. At this new spot, the menu has gone downhill and the live music has now become background noise. Besides the bread, the food is terrible! The short ribs are the worst I've ever had around LA, they don't have a very impressive wine list, and the cheese menu has shrunk. There was 1 server and 3 bussers for 16 tables and no manager in sight to check on tables! The bar set-up is terrible...bar patrons can't see the band playing. Why did you have to change this place so much? I will never come back here unless it's a band I really want to see.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DudeVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Music is great. Forget about the play, and stay and listen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not your birthday celebration
    DivaVRM52
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good food,service friendly & great, band entertaining, looking foward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Items No Longer on Brunch Menu
    LoveSpicyRadishVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Would have given them 4 or possibly 5 stars, however, most of the Brunch items on OpenTable's menu page were not on the actual redwhite & bluezz's menu, and they were no longer being offered! As a result my guest and I ordered something else that thank goodness was good. One of the main reasons I chose this restaurant was the items on OpenTable's Brunch menu. The other problem was parking. Other than that, the service was good, music was great, and what we eventually ordered was good. Not going back though, unless they change their menu to include the items they are no longer serving; like the New Orleans Beignets, Etouffe, Bananas Foster Pancakes, and more...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Foghorn
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The short ribs were great and my wife loved the salmon. We were there early so they had low key jazz. Our server was terrific, mostly, except for a minor slip. Highly recommend this place I know I'll be going back a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special experience
    KitKat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The restaurant is quaint and perfect for a date. The music and ambiance are excellent. Food selection is somewhat limited but I have always enjoyed everything I have ordered. A special place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very blue
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Came for lunch before play. Only 3 items on the menu ( Sunday brunch) and they were out of 1! Should have told me about limited menu and no inside seating. Not going back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • some up's & downs
    AdvancedScout
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I went there to check this place out for a group event of about 20. They were hosting a LARGE event and I was not advised of this at the time of my reservation for 3people nor before arriving. Our menu choice was limited to 3 dishes not the full menu so we did not get to order what we would have preferred & while they indicate they open @ 10:30am for the Sunday brunch service they were not ready when we arrived for our reservation a bit before 11am. By noon they were up running & in full swing. Would have been nice to know we were going to have a limited menu to choose from. Also the web site for booking indicates it is not there for the Sunday Brunch service so I called red white & bluez to make sure I did in fact have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was a bit slow. Theree were no beverage refills. We asked for more bread & was told it would be 15 minutes befioe they were available. The rolls never materializes. The portions are too skimpy for th eprice. Vegetables orsalads need to come with entrees ,not priced separately. But, my meal was tasty.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before the show
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was a very convenient place to eat prior to going to the Pasadena Playhouse. The food was excellent as was the service. Portions are more than generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid-week Music
    rjtvox
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We came in from out of town because we'd seen the website and the music seemed interesting. It was! Two fantastic guitar players were the main event and throughout the evening they had a few younger musicians sit in. The music was never too loud to enjoy the company at our table either. The food selection was great quality with the tuna sashimi starter being the stand-out dish. Our waiter was really good at recommending drinks to go with our menu selections. Will definitely return to this restaurant when in Pasadena again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lois Tusan
    marmie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoyed a delightful Sunday brunch prior to the theatre matinee. Not rushed, great ambiance and extremely friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner is fine, Happy Hour is great
    RandyTB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good, but not remarkable. Dinner was a bit pricey for food that was good without being outstanding. The wine selections are very nice and reasonably priced. A friend and I have found it's a great place for after work happy hour because the wine and happy hour dishes are very good and the volume allows for conversation. Still, it's great to have a nice place right next door to the Pasadena Playhouse.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    popsmitch
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food has been great each time. Mick Taras provided great entertainment. Always enjoy myself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good location, good food, service ok. Although had reservation table was not ready for 5; Table for 4 or less were available, had to wait for two table to be placed together , but tables were at a different level. Music was good!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lively dinning
    Marin8er
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The live Jazz on Friday nights was outstanding their really is no bad seat at this place. The food was tasty and the wait staff was fast very cordial and accommodating. My wife ordered a drink and it was a bit strong for her and in no time our waiter brought her a different drink. Great customer service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was the perfect place to go before seeing a play at the Pasadena Playhouse. We enjoyed the romantic atmosphere, good music, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jazzy, good food
    drewjake
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were dining before an evening show at the Pasadena Playhouse, so the convenience couldn't be beat. The food was excellent, as were the drinks. We left ourselves plenty of time, which was good, as service got a bit slower as the place filled up. Be ready to hear music--there's not really any "far from music" seating, but as long as you're willing to listen to some (fine) music and speak up, it's not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    Hungr4Fun
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We needed a place to wait for our son, who was attending a school football game. We discovered Red White and Bluezz at the last minute. What a find! Great jazz, delicious food, wonderful service and an ambiance so comfortable that we enjoyed the company of our co-diners as well as each other's. You cannot go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 202 reviews are from the redwhite & bluezz reviews archive.
  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.