Wednesday nights take on a
Wednesday nights take on a new meaning with Green Street Tavern's special deal. Consistently excellent food. The seared himachi this week was incredible and the wine pairing really hit the spot.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is very good. Not for
Food is very good. Not for foodies, it seems more like gastronomic portions. So if you are very hungry you might have to take an appetizer, an entree and a dessert to feel full! Prices are a bit expensive but it's worth it! The drawback of this restaurant is it's very noisy! The service is very attentive. We would recommend it.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Neighborhood Spot
When we arrived the restaurant was packed, but we were seated immediately at our reservation time. The service was very prompt and attentive. My husband wanted to try the boar meatloaf but they were sold out. The food was very tasty and well prepared. I recommend the burrata with roasted tomato and shrimp cazuela appetizers. We had the filet mignon (prepared perfectly) and the branzino with sunchokes. Both were delicious. You have to order the white chocolate croissant bread pudding. I'm not a huge white chocolate fan, but this was fantastic! Our orders came out quickly, but weren't rushed. They have a good wine list with many local and international options. It's a bit noisy but not to the point where you cannot hear one another.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The portions are very small
The portions are very small but delicious. The entree salads are appetizer size but entree priced. Luckily, I opted to add salmon (additonal cost of course)to the arugla salad or it definitely wouldn't have been enough food...and I'm not a big eater.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happiness in all forms
Consistently excellent food. Service impeccable. Go there any night, but the Wednesday night entree and pairing is a STEAL. Can't recommend this place more. It's become a happy habit!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not really a tavern...
Food was not only very interesting, but delicious. Service was outstanding. I expected a "tavern" but got an eclectic dining experience instead. Will go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please update the menus on
Please update the menus on the website. I was really looking forward to the Lobster Ravioli that was discontinued about 2 months ago.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just love this place!
My friend and I really loved this place. We chose to sit at the bar rather than a table and it was fun people watching.
We had several requests; one that included "please very little salt" and they honored it gladly. We had great wine and our salmon with turnip puree was delicious. I will be back soon to try out all of thei other delicious looking entrees.
Great service as well.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty lunch with a friend!
Very tasty lunch with a friend! Had the lamb pita. Delicious!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamb Shank & Syrah for Wednesday
We went for the Wednesday special, as we have often done in the past. The lamb shank was well-prepared though I might have omitted the smoking step as I thought maybe that overwhelmed the rosemary. The polenta and other accompaniments were excellent though, and the wine accompaniment superb. Service, as always, excellent.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always a hit. Presentation
Food is always a hit. Presentation and taste is fantastic. Friendly and efficient wait staff, the owner always very friendly. A great local secret.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The duck cassoulet and filet
The duck cassoulet and filet mignon with farro was very good. The mushroom and gnocchi appetizer was a little too salty. Overall, we always enjoy dining at this restaurant.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening. Food was very good, if not innovative. Decor is lovely and servers were both attentive and engaging.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful and
Service was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious. Will go back soon.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
having a pleasant night out
Green Street is the kind of place to go to for a high end family atmosphere with great food pairings. Wine suggestions are appreciated and have been on the mark for the dishes we had ordered. I never have room for desert but a quick glance at the menu entices my wife and I too just have a desert and wine evening.
One would expect the bill to be a 5 star but is is a 3.5.
In short you have to try it at least once, I really think you will be surprised.
I am no food critic but I do enjoy great food.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Pasadena
Green Street Tavern is a fantastic little restaurant. It's small, intimate, friendly, chic, and the food is great. (I felt like I was in NYC, not CA)
Hidden in the Old Town mess of branded restaurants, this establishment stands out as a great local alternative.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was one of the few restaurants that offers a great brunch menu for a Saturday. This was our first time there. It took some time before we were first served. Otherwise it was a good experience.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Multiple visits, consistently great
We enjoyed a casual dinner with family on a slow Tuesday evening. The staff was friendly, attentive and very helpful as we have come to expect. The food was excellent and tier diverse offering was perfect. We shared three different desserts, all were decadent and delicious.
We used the valet service across the street and saved $2.00 by having the restaurant validate our card.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
The food was a little salty (in general). It always is so if they can lighten up the salt, it would be perfect!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is bar none amazing. The service is unparalleled. The staff are very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable without being intrusive. Not only is the food truly excellent but the restaurant is beautifully decorated. The interior, service and delicious food will ensure that you have a magical evening.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such good food at a very pleasant restaurant! I've gone lots and never been disappointed.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite
Green St. Tavern continues to do a great job...and the prices are just right. Even running out of the cherry pie inspiration at 9 p.m. just wets my appetite to come back, though I would have preferred the pie.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real surprise, the food
A real surprise, the food was excellent. Only thing is it is listed as "bar and grill", however, it is only wine and beer. We thought it would have a full bar. But that might be coming. Service very good...will go back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful little place tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. The staff was wonderful and helped us find it by giving directions on the phone. The only sour note was I had hoped to do the Dine L.A. thing with them and made a reservation on Open Table for 11:30. This was not their lunch time so we had to order off the brunch menu. Still I'm glad I found this place. The BEST garlic fries ever!!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Charming Place
I liked this place for two reasons, our server who was charming and knowledgeable about everything we asked him and the food. They have very interesting dishes that will delight a foodie, but the atmosphere was blah. Don't get me wrong, it is a cozy and charming place, but the décor is schizophrenic. My friends and I couldn't decide what this restaurant was about in terms of the kind of patrons they are trying to attract. Their food is great as is the staff but the surroundings need to catch up with the image of the food and the staff. It's really depressing I'm sorry to say...and dark. It does a disservice to the staff who are so delightful. I think that is why when my friends and I went...during Dine LA week it was so dead.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good pricey menu
Food was great. Enjoyed the quinoa salad and miniature baked brie - it was small. A little on the pricey side for us - my wife soup & beet salad - total for the 4 small items was $54. For that price I would expect a little bigger portions. We didn't get a main entree item but they looked like only a few dollars more so maybe just their small plates are overpriced. Would go again to try other items on menu.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like the vibe there and the Cobb salad is very fresh. Server Nick and Casey are very nice and observant. Big yes
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Charming and Delicious
Green Street Tavern has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Pasadena. The service is amazing and the food is simply delicious. It's quiet and small.....perfect for a romantic night out or a great place to catch up with a friend.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to the Green Street Tavern before heading to see a play at the Pasadena Playhouse. I used Open Table as a means to select a restaurant as I am not very familiar with Pasadena. It was an incredible dining experience. I liked immensely every meal that I chose, so much so that I ordered dessert based upon how great the salad, appetizer, and entre were.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
the short ribs are fantastic! I had a wonderful night.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food, the ambience, and the staff make this truly a neighborhood gem - they have a fantastic menu that changes a lot but they still keep one or two amazing classics for their regulars. I always bring people here whether it's one or five. Everyone loves it. Perfect for foodies....and the style and design is extremely attractive.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Green street tavern
The food was excellent except for the fried calamari starter which was dead. It had zero flavor and was obviously frozen and thawed. A total waste of money. The main course of salmon was superbly prepared with a wonderful quinoa grain pancake under it. I loved it. The dessert of the day apple tart with vanilla ice crime was terrific.
All in all if we had ordered a different starter, it would have been superb, especially for the price.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meeting a colleague from the East Coast, an afternoon meal of appetizers and wine seemed fitting. The Tavern was quiet at 3PM and pleased that it was so conversation could take place. Lesley was the server and she was exceptional in her food knowledge. After she left, Shawn made sure that we were taken care of. I have eaten here for dinner before but having some quiet time to do business was very much appreciated.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal Food! Unbelievable Staff! Beautiful Setting! Picked this blind online for a special celebration and pre-concert dinner. It's a hidden gem on the corner that is worth a second, third and more look. The staff welcomed us like old friends and were there with water immediately. The menu is small in size, but huge in it's balanced complexity. We shared a grilled quail salad (fabulous with such delicate flavors), a chevre gnocchi with sauteed kale (who knew kale was so tasty!) and a wild boar meatloaf on a bed of the creamiest mashed potatoes with new peas and carrots (unbelievable). And then our server suggested a white chocolate croissant bread pudding. Our night could have ended right there and be the most perfect! I'm going back!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Due to traffic, we were 15 minutes late for our reservation and we had theater tickets for a show starting soon. With friendly efficient service the meal was perfectly paced and we made the show with time to spare. The food was very good and the setting was comfortable and very tasteful. It was the perfect start to a great birthday evening. I've been here before and look forward to returning.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the creativity of the specials. Consistently good service.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My third time here, every time has been superb. On this particular visit we went to celebrate a birthday, and the staff were kind enough to put a candle in the dessert we ordered - a nice touch! We ordered the lamb and gnocchi, both unusually prepared but very well done.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at the Green Street Tavern and it was, again, excellent. The wait staff was kind and helpful, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was truly excellent. I had pork that was tender and sauteed in a wonderful reduction. My wine was excellent as well!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Over the past several years, I drive for a hour to meet one or two girlfriends at the Green Street Tavern once or twice a year- usually for lunch and sometimes dinner. Its a centrally located to meet given where we all live- Our meals have been consistently delicious and interesting. For lunch recently, we were delighted with the beet, watercress, and goat cheese salad, shrimp cazuela with white beans, tomatoes and grilled baguette and gnocchi with kale and wild mushrooms. All wonderful with white wine. The Green Street Tavern never disappoints! Great service too!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was great. Upon booking I informed the restaurant staff that we would be celebrating my mother's birthday. However, despite this information the restaurant did not do anything special for her. We ordered a bottle of wine and even dessert. They didn't even put a candle on it. So if you are looking to have dinner this is a great spot (slightly limited on the menu, but everything on the menu was delicious). If you are looking to celebrate I wouldn't suggest coming here.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful birthday dinner
Green Street Tavern is my husband's favorite restaurant, so I was very happy to bring him there for his birthday. We had a wonderful time and the food, service, and all the details were just as fantastic as we have come to expect them to be at Green Street Tavern. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small with real tavern feel
Excellent service and food
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpectedly in neighborhood, found this through Open Table and was a great surprise. Recommend
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a chance on this place,
Took a chance on this place, reading reviews, etc. We usually stay in the Hollywood - Sherman Oaks area but glad we came out to Pasadena. Nice date night restaurant, great service, and the food was delicious! My boyfriend and I were pleased with our choices: Short Ribs, Pork Chops, and for desert, the croissant bread pudding!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Imaginative and not overbearing. To be recommended.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a couple of salads
We had a couple of salads and thinking we'd share two entrees they were so good that we each kept our own. I had the lamb tagine and it was amazing! Beautifully cooked lamb on a bed of couscous and garbanzo beans with a side of harisa. The fresh sprigs of mint really rounded this dish out well. BF had boar meatloaf and wow...just wow, it was incredible! Best meatloaf I've ever had. Wrapped it up with vanilla creme brûlée, that, like everything else, was delicious.
Loved the modern, yet cozy decor of the restaurant. Excellent service by all and we even came back for another splash off the amazing wine list after our show.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
i am lucky and get to eat a lot of great places, but hands down every course of my 4 course dinner (salad, app, main, dessert) was among the best i have ever had. this is an amazing place. must go. great great great great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a lunch date with friend. able to take our time wine very good, appetizer baked tomatoe cream fraiche herbs excellent, soup of the day Butternut squash with cinnamon croutons, very good./ Poppyseed scone served with cherry jam and butter Definitely will return. Servers understanding very helpful and courteous
Atmosphere large able to open outside door for fresh air.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner at Green Street Tavern
Went here Saturday night for a date with my husband and it was fantastic. Excellent staff, great service, fantastic food. It got a bit loud when it filled up but it was great overall and I would definitely go back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service!
A perfect spot for a quiet get-together or romantic evening. They offer a food-wine pairing that is a great value.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM