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Best American Restaurants in South Pasadena


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A photo of Gus's BBQ - South Pasadena restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Pasadena
Booked 26 times today
Gus's BBQ in South Pasadena, often considered a go-to place for many, has won the hearts of the diners with its outstanding Barbecue cuisine and excellent customer service. The restaurant offers a delicious mix of dishes perfect for either lunch, brunch, or dinner, with special mentions of their barbecue ribs, fried chicken, and smoked meats. The restaurant is known for its massive portions, enabling guests to enjoy their meals even the next day. According to a food lover who trusted the waiter's recommendation, the weekend beef rib special was fabulous. Many diners rave about their attentive staff, warm and friendly service, and the lively environment. The restaurant is always bustling often attributed to their consistent and solid food. The restaurant's consistent performance over time is evidenced by one customer returning after 30 years and referring to their latest visit as great and looking forward to returning very soon. Clearly, the BBQ at Gus's is the real deal.
A photo of The Raymond Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 61 times today
The Raymond Restaurant, nestled in Pasadena, offers top-notch contemporary American cuisine that consistently leaves a strong impression. Whether dining for a special occasion, such as an anniversary, or simply seeking a great meal, this restaurant is well-regarded amongst its patrons. Notably, the restaurant's Ahi Poke was lauded an amazing dish, and the rib eye steak and sea bass were highlighted for their perfect preparation and presentation. The restaurant's short ribs and filet mignon were also mentioned as well-seasoned and cooked to perfection. This, coupled with the fantastic service and ambient setting, demonstrates why The Raymond Restaurant is a must-visit for lovers of contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 47 times today
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A photo of The Arbour - Pasadena restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 50 times today
The Arbour - Pasadena, hailed as one of the best in Southern California, is acclaimed for its excellent Californian cuisine. Reviews highlight the superb food, from perfectly seared tuna to the delightful dessert, "Baked California". The use of fresh ingredients in creating simple yet delicious dishes such as butternut squash risotto, truffle crusted chicken breast, and wild mushroom soup, has won many food lovers' hearts. The attentive service and Californian ambience that is both outdoorsy and elegant, add to the dining experience. As a popular choice for special occasions, The Arbour - Pasadena, is indeed an emblem of top-notch Californian dining that bedazzles both its local and visiting patrons.
A photo of The Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 5 times today
The Terrace at The Langham, located in Pasadena, is renowned for its excellent Californian cuisine and service. Patrons consistently praise the diverse menu, with options ranging from fresh, flavorful salads to perfectly cooked salmon. The restaurant, which offers a beautiful view of the pool and garden, has been described as a "classic old-school California place" that serves "good meal and good price". It's appreciated for its serene ambiance and delightful outdoor dining experience. Moreover, the exceptional service and the courteous staff are the icing on the cake. With rave reviews for the delicious eggs benedict and the impressive buffet, it's no surprise that The Terrace at The Langham is a beloved fixture in California's dining scene.
A photo of Mi Piace restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 50 times today
Mi Piace, located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, is widely celebrated as a top-quality Italian restaurant. Many customers consider it their "favorite Italian restaurant of all time", praising not only the delicious food but also the fantastic service and ambiance. Mi Piace's menu offers an exciting variety of traditional Italian dishes, with a particular emphasis on homemade pasta. They consistently deliver superb Italian food while maintaining a high level of energy that diners appreciate. Reviewers have lauded their authentic, excellently-prepared spaghetti and meatballs, and their remarkable homemade ricotta. Whether you're looking for a special location to celebrate a birthday, a comforting place to dine while visiting Pasadena, or a delightful spot for date night, Mi Piace comes highly recommended for the finest Italian cuisine.
A photo of Arroyo Chop House restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 26 times today
A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arroyo Chop House is one of only a few restaurants in Southern California that serves exclusively USDA Prime beef. This strikingly handsome restaurant, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural style for which Pasadena is famous, is clad in rich mahogany and the cozy booths are bathed in seductive light. Our steaks are aged and hand cut daily and then perfectly seared in a 1,500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, baked potatoes, asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce, and Arroyo Chop House's famous onion rings. We also offer live Maine lobster and fresh fish, Alaskan King Crab legs, fresh oysters, and shrimp. Compliment your meal with a bottle from our award-winning wine list and finish the night with one of our delicious desserts such as a Grand Marnier soufflé, warm apple pie, butterscotch pudding or chocolate pecan pie.
A photo of Magnolia House restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pasadena
Booked 46 times today
Magnolia House has established itself as a standout destination for contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant consistently charms its patrons with its captivating ambience, interesting history, and beautiful decor. Guests have lavished Magnolia House with praise, noting the "delicious brunch food", "excellent meal", "imaginative" and "beautifully plated" dishes, and "magnificent service". This includes their celebrated 'American tapas style' dining which prompts many to revisit. Many reviews note the restaurant's ability to create a cozy-yet-roomy atmosphere, perfect for enjoying their range of clever cocktails. Magnolia House's focus on providing a great dining experience in a unique, historical setting embodies the best of contemporary American dining.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Pasadena restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pasadena
Booked 67 times today
True Food Kitchen - Pasadena serves quintessential American cuisine, reimagined for modern and health-conscious palates. As mentioned by numerous customers, this restaurant impresses with its high-quality ingredients, excellent service, and adherence to dietary needs. One reviewer highlights it as a "local gem" that caters to their dietary allergies and brings the "American waistline closer to what it was designed to be” through inspired, healthy options. Another praises the "seasonal menu" and consistent quality of food, while others commend the diversity of options that cater to everyone's tastes. Its ability to blend healthiness with tastiness has earned it a cherished place in the hearts of its customers, making it an excellent representative of good American cuisine.
A photo of The Royce Steak House restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Pasadena
Booked 14 times today
Located in Pasadena, The Royce Steak House is lauded by many as the best steakhouse in the area, and possibly in all of Los Angeles. Patrons of The Royce Steak House consistently rave about the exceptional ambiance, excellent service, and of course, the fantastic steak. The restaurant is noted for its beautiful location and views, as well as a uniquely creative menu that includes not only top quality steaks but also adventurous dishes like grilled octopus and unique takes on traditional sides. The personalized and professional service further enhances the overall dining experience. Many customers recommended the Wagyu NY and mention plans to return, solidifying The Royce Steak House's status as a must-visit steakhouse.
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