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Specials at top restaurants in Pasadena / San Gabriel

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EST. Prime SteakhouseEST. Prime Steakhouse
88 reviews
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Steakhouse | San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena / San Gabriel

I always have a great time at E.S.T. The service is great and the food as always amazing! The shrimp and crab salad is my favorite. Always save room for desert here too. I highly recommend this steakhouse :) More

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The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the LanghamThe Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
739 reviews
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Steakhouse | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

The Royce brunch is always a special treat. I just wish it was held more often. The variety, quality, and just plain goodness is out of this world! More

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Beer & ClawBeer & Claw
22 reviews
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Seafood | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We had the best food. Our waiter was so nice, courteous, and attentive. I have already told the Weston of Pasadena, where we are staying that they should recommend the Beer & Claw More

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The Mixx PasadenaThe Mixx Pasadena
6 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great service, loved the grilled salmon filet, awesome vodka mule by Carlos bartender, live music is a great addition to this area, beautiful modern look and ambiance More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Pasadena / San Gabriel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
LucaBella at The Walker House1. LucaBella at The Walker House
309 reviews
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American | San Dimas / La Verne, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Great ambiance. Great food and service. Museum on the 2nd floor is very nice. More

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Shiro Restaurant2. Shiro Restaurant
789 reviews
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Contemporary French | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

We celebrated my mom’s birthday for the forth year in a row. Shiros is her favorite restaurant! Food and service is always outstanding! Highly recommend the specials for the day! More

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Nick's South Lake Ave3. Nick's South Lake Ave
808 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Pleasant ambiance and exceptional service. Butter cake with berry compote was the bomb! More

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Union4. Union
1203 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Amazing food and impeccable service! We arrived 20 mins early for our reservation, and instead of being told to wait, we were given the option to take the chef's table at the bar. The staff highly recommended the table so we took it. The table was perfect, right next to the kitchen. We received complimentary items (food and drinks) to sample. For our actual meal, we had the meatballs, the burrata, and the beets salad. Each dish was delicious, with every single dish with it's distinct flavor. The meatballs were my favorite and I'd have to say only my mom's homemade meatballs are comparable. Overall, an amazing experience! Having driven from down town to Pasadena during rush hour, I'd say it was worth it! More

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The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena5. The Lobby Lounge @ The Langham Hotel Pasadena
262 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Birthday celebration lovely treat for my daughter More

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Pasadena / San Gabriel restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cabrera's Mexican Cusine - ArcadiaCabrera's Mexican Cusine - Arcadia
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Mexican | Arcadia, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Family owned and operated since 1985 bringing you Traditional and Authentic Mexican Cuisine!More

Claim Jumper - MonroviaClaim Jumper - Monrovia
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American | Monrovia, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our saloons are a comfortable gathering place to relax after a day at work, to catch a game or share an appetizer with friends. The saloon menu features signature cocktails, chilled martinis, premium and ultra-premium spirits, specialty non-alcoholic beverages, an extensive wine list, and imported and American craft beers including Claim Jumper’s own Honey Blonde, Original Red Ale and IPA. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items using only the finest ingredients available. Favorites include Certified Angus Beef®, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. More

Hilltop's Jamaican Market and Restaurant A1Hilltop's Jamaican Market and Restaurant A1
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Jamaican | Pomona, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Jamaican Cuisine and Ethnic Marketplace. Come on in, we are happy and excited to serve you.More

Discover Pasadena

Known as a mission city, San Gabriel is an artistic town where people love creativity and innovation. The food is a part of the entire scene with American fusion leading the way. Duck hash is made from duck confit, apricots, and chile jam and served at many of the American restaurants near the Cordova-style mission entrance. Mediterranean foods are a welcome addition to the area's diverse cuisine options with choices like spaghetti squash casserole with caramelized onions, organic tomatoes, zucchini and freshly made mozzarella cheese. Italian is another favorite, featured at fine dining establishments where you can get authentic handmade pasta and other provincial dishes.