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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redwhite & bluezz reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)romantic (19)special occasion (18)late-night find (17)fit for foodies (14)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • 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
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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
    • 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
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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
    • 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
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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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 195 reviews are from the redwhite & bluezz reviews archive.
  • 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
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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
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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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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).
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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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall