We loved everything we tried.
We loved everything we tried. It was a fun experience. The chicken and waffles was delicious but, our favorite was the Carbonatto which was carbonara made with risotta and served with two crispy skinned filets of fish that were excellent.
Our waitress was very attentive and even treated us to a glass of champagne because we were so patient while we waited for the restaurant to open. I thought that very nice though it was my fault for showing up too early. :-)
2/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a great find. We were
Was a great find. We were looking for a place with small plates and good wine and this did the trick. Atmosphere / decor was interesting (in a positive way) so it was a nice break from some of the other local places. Service was really good; food was great; and all at a leisurely pace. Also noted there was a room upstairs that looked like it would be good for groups.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will be back!
Great experience and love the vibe. Its simple, sexy and the food is yummy!
The sommelier was great and very helpful and hands on!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a romantic hidden
This is a romantic hidden gem. Made reservations on a Wednesday for 7:30 on Saturday night w/ no problems. Wait staff was really nice and helped us decide which items would go well together. The duck fat nuts, kale salad, pork belly, and escolar w/ forbidden rice were all delicious. The escolar was so good we ordered a second. The food pacing was off--slow coming out at first and then uneven afterward. We ordered wine flights and liked the wine selections. Before we even had time to finish the first wine, they brought out full glasses of champagne (which was delicious) to apologize for our wait. But we didn't mind because the food was delicious when it did come. The leisurely pace actually made the evening more enjoyable. Will visit again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the shrimp kaya toast,
Love the shrimp kaya toast, best green curry mussels! Thanks for another awesome experience. Will be back soon!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food excellent, wines mediocre
Not knowing anything about Pasadena, we tried to find something different rather than the usual steak/fish. Vol.94 was quite unusual but everything on the food menu was excellent: the broccoli rapini and string bean veggies, the pork belly entree, the salami platter. All excellent. There were some unusual but great taste combinations. Service was excellent. The only disappointment is that they have a lousy selection of wines. Tolosa Winery seems to be everywhere on the menu and it's not very good. Listen up, Vol.94: upgrade your wine selection and I will give you a perfect score.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've usually gone on week
We've usually gone on week nights when it's been quieter, but there were lively crowds when we went this time on a Saturday night. We discovered Vol. 94 by accident last year when we just happened to walk by, and what a happy discovery it was! The food is delicious... love ordering and sharing different small plates, and although we've found favorites that we go back to, such as the purple cauliflower, whenever we try something new, it's never been a disappointment. The service is very good... appropriately attentive and helpful. Also - like that the owner comes by the table to say hello and check on customers. The wine list is excellent - varied and reasonable. Highly recommend1
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love the Lamb Shank
This was our second visit to the restaurant. The lamb shank that I had was one of the best. It was cooked just right and the meat was so tender without a strong gamey flavor. I like this restaurant offering small plates and we were able to taste them all without feeling stuffed. The appetizers and other plates were up to par. The wine selection was excellent. The host (the owner?) was so helpful. He offered us a choice of table. The waiter was very attentive. The only drawback was the ventilation. It seems to me the building was dated and the exhaust fan in the kitchen had some issue and the smog from the kitchen is everywhere. The owner should talk to the landlord to get it fixed. Despite all that, we will return again.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT AS ALWAYS
We have dined at Vol. 94 a number of times. We always find the service excellent and the food very interesting. The menu always seems to have several new items added that are always worth sampling.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas are the scene here
This is a good place if you like Tapas. A few other Tapas places in Pasadena are not good and this one is outstanding. Foodies would love it.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satisfied the palette of our
Satisfied the palette of our large group of 6 adults and 3 kids. Very creative and tasty dishes with multiple layers of flavor (although I think some dishes could use one less layer to be even better!) Try the shrimp toast and green curry mussel.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tapas & vino
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this spot -- tasty, eclectic tapas (not just prosciutto-wrapped dates). Wines were good, could use a few more selections by the glass especially for weeknights. We like restaurants on the livelier side, but it was a Tues night so we're going to give it another shot on a Fri/Sat. Service was really attentive, pacing just right and the ambience is contemporary and hip without being hipster. Highly recommend.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't believe this place
I can't believe this place wasn't packed for a Saturday night. The food was innovative and delicious. I will definitely be returning to this gem very soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vol 94 is a great Tapas restaurant. It blends typical Tapas with some Asian twists that just add a little more flavor and complexity to the food. We had the pork belly, charcuterie plate, salmon, shrimp & bread, and lamb. All were excellent. I highly recommend Vol 94.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was a 10 out of 10
I went to Vol. 94 with my boyfriend and my cousin for DineLA and we were not disappointed. I can be skeptical of ambitious menus, such as the one at Vol. 94, but was pleasantly surprised by each and every dish.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably never would have tried this restaurant if it wasn't for dine L.A. and I really would have missed an excellent meal. Every dish was tasty to the point of oohs and ahs. Service was friendly and attentive.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food for dineLA!
Great food for dineLA!
Will be back to try their regular menu
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fusion tapa
We had diner here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The ambience was a perfect fit for the occasion. We were greeted with a very friendly and knowledgable staff. Although the food came in small portion,but the fusion mix is delicious with the right flavor.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
New kid on the block
Found this gem while on a morning walk. So glad to have discovered Vol. 94 - the food was first-rate and the service was great. So many delicious sounding options on the menu - looking forward to going back and trying a few more!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, very good
Excellent restaurant; imaginative menu, very attentive servers -- but the noise level, as more diners drifted in, became unacceptable. Some noise damping would be greatly appreciated.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our little secret.
Vol 94 never disappoints, which is why I can't understand why it isn't always packed. Honestly I think it's the location, which isn't bad, plenty of foot traffic. If Vol 94 was on green street you wouldn't be able to find a seat, the theater crowds would have standing reservations every night. The menu is packed with dishes you thought you knew. Twists on your favorite comfort food, cooked to perfection, with a gourmet attitude that isn't at all pretentious. I'm torn, I love that on a weekend I can take my fiancée on a whim and get a table at Vol 94, but this place deserves to be "impossible to get a table".
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot, great food. I
Great spot, great food. I have driven by 1000 times and never knew it was there. We will definitely be back
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot hidden near Old Town
Loved the atmosphere here. A wonderful spot for a romantic dinner or a big group. Staff is friendly.
We had a reservation for 8 and were running late but they were patient with us even though the kitchen was closing :)
Going back real soon
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM