6 Year Anniversary celebration @ Po
My girlfriend and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary at Pop Champagne and it turned out to be an ideal, intimate location. We were both fascinated by the plethora of champagne & wine on the menu. Pop Champagne provided a romantic setting to enjoy with my spouse, particularly the quiet seating arrangement. There was also a vibrant bar to enjoy for groups or single people looking to enjoy a deliscous
drink. The drink specials and appetizers before 7 are a great way to sample this location and alleviate a somewhat expensive menu. The first of many visits for myself.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely worth several revisits!!
Definitely worth several revisits!! Great food and desserts. Wonderful ambiance. Could use a little more light inside, though. A bit on the dark side.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The decor and ambiance of
The decor and ambiance of this venue is great!
I was looking for a light meal with drinks so I had the soup and a starter salad. The minestrone soup was decent, but not on par with the quality of their other menu items. I was also a bit disappointed with the starter salad, which had a bit too much dressing.
My friend and I both ordered different flights, and all of the wines were great. She had a salmon salad that surely tasted as amazing as it looked. She loved it.
We finished our meal with the souffle du jour which was Wonderful!! Blueberry Banana with Caramel Anglaise = heavenly!
Then, to our surprise, we were presented with a complimentary sample of new ice cream & sorbet flavors! A nice finish to it all. :)
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed this place.
Really enjoyed this place. quaint little neighborhood gem with good food, unique drinks, and nice ambiance. it's a charming little place to gather with friends.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent. Happy hour on
Excellent. Happy hour on Sunday from 5-7 was perfect!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent, food
Service was excellent, food was tasty and wine was delish.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll be back
It's great to find a wine bar that specializes in sparkling wine. I prefer red wine, but my wife is not much of a drinker, but enjoys sparkling wine, so this was a place both of us could enjoy. I loved the deviled eggs and mushroom bruschetta. If the other desserts were as good as the scoop of ice cream with chocolate sauce I had, I'll have to come back for more. I also like the large happy hour menu, and the fact that it lasts until 7pm. My daughter turns 21 next August, so I'm planning on bringing her to Pop to celebrate.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thks to our hostess & our
Thks to our hostess & our waiter Spencer for a great experience. Will def. be a returning customer!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and the food were
The service and the food were both great. Pop is a perfect place for special occasions or just a night away from reality.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I cannot rave about this place enough! My group came in for a bachelorette dinner , so it was a larger group of needy females, and everything came out perfectly. Our server was attentive without being overwhelming, and made the bachelorette, my sister, feel like a queen. Our glasses were never empty and the table always had a new course of food, both excellently timed. The decor is gorgeous and the ambiance is nothing less than ideal. If you're looking for a great start for a night out in Pasadena, I highly recommend POP champagne and dessert bar!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant/bar has it
This restaurant/bar has it all -- fantastic food, a great selection of alcohol choices, top notch service, and great ambience. My sister and I ordered the deviled eggs, wild mushroom with goat cheese bruschetta, brie toast with chardonnay soaked raisins, and cookies and cream dessert. They were all spectacular, just perfect. We also ordered a mimosa, bellini made with real peach puree, almond joy, and sparking hibiscus. They were all delicious. All the food and drink in this restaurant feels like it is made by hand, with love, and great care. They were all divine. You simply must try this restaurant/bar. I will definitely be back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spencer was a real GEM!!!
Spencer was a real GEM!!! The souffle was EXCELLENT and I'm in love with the South African Rose Sparkling Wine!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great find in Pasadena
I really enjoyed POP Champagne Bar. A friend and I went there on a coupon from Travel Zoo. I had see it before online, so this was a great opportunity to try it out. The coupon included a flight of champagne or wine and a cheese tray. Our waiter Spencer was very helpful in choosing our wine and cheese. Told us the back ground of my champagne flight and my friend's reds. We ordered some additional small plates and were not disappointed. The only one negative was when we ordered a full glass of wine, we were not able to taste it beforehand. We went with the waiter's recommendation (really, the bartender I think) and were disappointed.
I would definitely go back and also recommend it to friends.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is fantastic.
The food here is fantastic. Happy hour has a great selection. The only caveat is that the food is a bit pricey.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricey but the Seared
A little pricey but the Seared Salmon was delicious. The desserts were definitely off the charts. The staff was great!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Happy Hour
We came for Happy Hour and were very pleased with the selection of appetizers on the HH menu. They were unique and very flavorful. The restaurant is high on aesthetic presentations. The two wait staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. They were spread a little thin with just the two of them there. This was OK as we were there for a leisurely dinner. I would recommend this spot for a quiet tete-a-tete with delicious appetizers. They also offer a dinner menu.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every aspect of Pop is wonderful.
Every aspect of Pop is wonderful. It's a beautiful spot, the music is perfect (not too loud - you can still have a conversation but you can zone out and listen to the music too). The food is amazing - be prepared to let your friends steal bites from your plate. The desserts are out of this world - get a few and share because you won't be able to make a decision anyway.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE, AND ENVIRONMENT! WE GO EVERY YEAR ON MY BIRTHDAY!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good..wish it were better
VERY good setup, location, decor, etc. The menu, intentionally heavy on deserts, was fine. Something for everyone. Most of the food was very good. However, I had the steamed buns, with pork and/or veggies. The veggies were good, but the pork was unacceptable...very fatty. I little fat is ok..but if over 50% of the offering is fat, the cook needs corrective glasses. Also, I was expecting something like Chinese bao. These were more like mini- hamburger buns with two slices of bun with the goodies in-between, not the meat/veggies steamed inside and totally covered by the bun. They didn't use the word "bao" and I didn't ask, so I'll give them a little slack on that.
Certainly worth another try.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a sweet little resto!
Happened upon this restaurant via Bloomspot and decided to give it a try. Took one of my girls here to celebrate her 21st-- we both love dessert and it was a great fit! Both of us are sweet tooths and were barely able to finish the Cookies and Cream and Irish Car Bomb desserts. Champagne options were fabulous as well, tres chic. I opted for the Hibiscus... Mmm. Will definitely return, hopefully with a hot date ;)
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had purchased two Travel Zoo vouchers (which were about to expire) and made reservations on Open Table. We walked in a little after our reservation time and were surprised to see that even at that late hour - 9pm- on a weeknight (Wednesday) it was full and busy! The selection of food was excellent, the drinks were awesome too. But the service was top notch. I can't recall the name of our waiter, but he was very attentive and courteous. Service was flawless! I can't recommend this spot enough, it's perfect for an anniversary or date or simply a romantic night out.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming, eclectic place tucked
Charming, eclectic place tucked away on Union. We have passed it 100's of times and had it not been for the Travelzoo deal we would have continued to pass it. Now we know what a wonderful little spot it is and will certainly return.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden treasure, tucked away......
This was my sister's and I first experince wine tasting and me trusting the coupon I purchased through Internet. Beautiful, small, and perfectly lit!!! The waitress was knowledge in her craft!!! African American gal(acting teacher) never felt rushed enjoyed everything she suggested! I normally don't take time to review.... But Pop was Amazing!!! Thanks!! Ps young staff... Yet very mature!!!! So shocked!!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
POP is a fun place to go for champagne drinks and yummy food. Had a fun night with friends here. I knew they had great desserts,but this was the first time we had dinner. Yummy! The jalapeño tuna tartare was so good, highly recommend. Two of us enjoyed the filet mignon with chimichurri sauce, delicious,, and the sides were so good too, heirloom tomato and avocado salad, fingerling potatoes, haricot verts. I couldn't stop eating, it was so delicious. Husband had the champagne chicken and he raved about it and the mashed potatoes. Again, his plate was clean. Souffle dessert and the churros a big hit at our table. The best was the personal service we received from Ryan. What a great server. He was knowledgeable, friendly, & funny!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The New Hot Spot in Pasadena
For a fun experience with wonderful food and great champagne Come To Pop. You will not be disappointed
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The champagne was amazing and the desserts were fantastic! The churro's were perfect and so good, that we had to order a second set of them. This place was perfect and I will definitely be recommending this place to everyone I know!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls' Night Out
Great place for a girls' night out or birthday celebration. My girlfriends, in particular, liked the POP champagne.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love everything about the place.. The people were friendly, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed yet still had a classy feel. The hibiscus mimosa is definitely my favorite drink and every desert I've tried (and there have been many) has been outstanding.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service!
Customer service was top notch and the food was delicious. No complaints here.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine LA got us in the door.
Dine LA got us in the door. The food and bubbly will bring us back again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Champagne and Wine Bar - how could you go wrong!?!?
However, POP was even better than we anticipated.
I had heard about POP from other friends. But, when they popped up on the DineLA Restaurant List - my friend and I knew we had to go.
Definitely going back. Everything was amazing - food, drinks, staff.
Nothing to complain about.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best late night dessert place.
A group of 4 of us hit this place at around 11:30pm (with reservations). The service was outstanding and the desserts were decadent. We also really appreciated the wine/champagne paring with our desserts. The churros with cajeta are amazing.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and trendy
If your looking for a girls night out or maybe that special place to spend a romantic evening PoP Champane is the place. Delicious food with fun trendy and romantic settings. Service was spot on and everyone very pleasant. A place I would recommend to anyone.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my first date with a girl I recently met and we both had a great time. The staff was friendly and the food and drinks were amazing. I will definitely be going back to Pop very soon. My date and I still talking about this place. Very romantic ♥♥
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd heard about their "Irish car bomb" dessert, which I wanted to try. Roasted corn soup and seared salmon were also delicious. A nearby diner heard me discussing what to drink with the waiter and suggested that since I wanted the Irish car bomb, I should drink the Black Velvet - which is Guinness mixed with sparkling wine, surprisingly smooth & palatable. The wait staff were all very helpful & attentive. There's a carafe of water on the table, so I didn't have to wait for refills. A couple of musicians were performing live in the background (actually the front window). I definitely recommend the place. It's a tiny storefront, but holds a lot more people comfortably than I would have imagined. The only drawback is street parking.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and food. Service was also top-notch.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
POP was Poppin
Took the wife for our 23rd Anniversary to their (POP's) Sunday Champagne brunch and it was excellent! If you're not a Champagne drinker you can choose to have all you can drink beer. Their selections were excellent and paired well with the brunch offerings. Everything was so fresh and tasty! Not at all crowded which was puzzling given the quality of food and ambiance of the room...
Grab your best girl and or some special friends and be a hero by treating them to POP. You'll make it a habit for sure.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
You gotta go!
Great local gem - I'd tell my hipster friends to drive to Pasadena to check this place out.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden restaurant
Looks like a wine bar but actually has a great menu, too.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
On Sunday 10-6-13 , Large group had a great time! Good food, great service , and exceptional live entertainment. Hope to see them back real soon.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic time. Great
Had a fantastic time. Great food. Great service. Romantic and fun ambiance.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous place, small and
Fabulous place, small and intimate with an elegant decor whthout pricing to match. The menu is small, but well balanced. The Tuna Tarter is served in a canning jar and though listed with jalepeno pepper, you would never know it. It is one of the best around and easily a dish for two. The sliders can be ordered protien style or with bread and are more than ample without the bread. This is one of the few places that not only has excellent French fries, but they are piping hot when served. The drink menu is unique and focused on bubbly wines, there are reasonably priced flights of champagnes as well as an array of cocktails, the Belini is excellent and the Belini Noir is a nice twist. The salads are huge. Highly recommended.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wish there was some music
Came here for after dinner dessert for a friends birthday. The hostess and waitress were both so friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself is very cute, we all just said we wish the lights were dimmed and some music was playing in the background. Other than that, the desserts were amazing! Can't wait to come back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been heree for there
I've been heree for there dessert and knew what to expect from that category, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of their food! It was delish!!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique restaurant in Pasadena
Champagne centric. Good menu with eclectic choices. Good mix of drinks and wine list. Excellent service. Convenient to Old Town Pasadena or after game at Rose Bowl.
Pay parking across the street. Some metered parking.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went as a party of six for the Sunday night entertainment. We arrived at 6, in time to order Happy Hour specials before music started at 7. Good food at reasonable prices. The entertainment , Michael Ryan and friends, was superb.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went to hear the Michael
I went to hear the Michael Ryan Trio play. Great music. Pop is fun and noisy so it was a little hard to hear the extraordinay band. But it was fun and I would go again with or without the band.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Happy Birthday Sis!
Brought my sis to Pop for her birthday and she loved it! It was really nice to get away and have some sister time. My dessert was awesome
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for celebrating!
Had a great time celebrating my sisters' Birthday! She had a great time too! That was my second time and food was delicious had the champagne chicken yummy!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Atmosphere great, food great! THe waitress very friendly and helpful. Check it out!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Pop. We decided to enjoy dessert along with some mimosas. We had made it just in time for a round of happy hour priced drinks. Our server was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic end to out night. The bacon maple crepe was to die for, something I'll dream about until we have it again. The only low point to the night is when our check arrived. The food and drinks are a bit overpriced for the proportion of food given. But you are paying for ambiance and unique food items of menu, as well as an extensive drink selection. We will be back for another special occasion dinner.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM