Green Street Restaurant

4.5
1809 reviews
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$30 and under
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Green Street Restaurant is where Pasadenans go to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's been a Pasadena tradition since 1979. It is centrally located just off South Lake Avenue and is within walking distance of hotels, the convention center, the Pasadena Playhouse and popular shopping areas. Green Street has an eclectic menu featuring savory salads (the ever popular and addicting Dianne Salad is ordered over 2,000 times per week), tasty meats, fresh fish and creative sandwiches served on wonderful breads. Guests enjoy a full bar and interesting wines by the glass on a beautiful patio or in the airy interior. Take-out and full catering services are also available.
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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal with friends we haven’t seen in nearly 30 years-they thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well.

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K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great restaurant.. for some reason very very busy on Sunday night...

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu fit needs and interest of all 5 of us, the Kobe beef burger is so tasty!!!

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Green St is our local, go-to place -it's always great for any occasion -friends, family, quick meal for me andy husband. We live 5 minutes walk away and love it.

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L
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rainy day...warm and cozy... great service and lobster bisque!

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BJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The potato chips are amazing. Who knew. The snapper was great and the flank steak great. Of course the zucchini bread was great.

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JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We have our favorites at Green Street - the Diane salad and zucchini bread are what we crave most. I’m a bit disappointed with this trip. My glass had lipstick on the rim - extra gross when you don’t use straws. I don’t know if the waiter got upset when I pointed this out nicely and asked for new water, but he wasn’t super friendly. It was my Mom’s birthday and he didn’t acknowledge it even though it was obvious that we were celebrating an event by the gifts. We were there in December for my daughter’s birthday and the waiter brought her ice cream and a candle. It’s the little extra service that makes a big difference in the whole experience. Overall, I would still go back because of that amazing salad.

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SL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Green Street since they opened and they never disappoint. Always good food and great service.

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g
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Green Street came through as one of our best venues for Valentine's Day, with lots of options and extremely attentive wait service.

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D
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of us from the Happy Hour menu which was an excellent value. The Sage Parmesan chicken is excellent as were the Happy Hour tacos.
Green St. is one of the few places where we can dine and carry on a conversation!

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CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the great service. My mother and I come regularly for lunch.

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a very good entreé of grilled salmon with steamed, buttered spinach and smashed potatoes. The potatoes, made with some feta cheese, were excellent. My friend had a fine mixed salad with very fresh ingredients. Overall, we were pleased with the quality and presentation.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great people. Great ambiance. I always love my visits.

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at the 40th celebration--fabulous food, drinks and company. Then we stayed for dinner and as always the food and service is first-rate.

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JC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food (this was our second time there), and even though it was crowded our server was attentive.

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m
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Green Street has been around for 40 years-always consistent.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! She was pleasant , and very efficient

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VA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food at reasonable prices. So so ambience.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy the food at Green Street, particularly their delicious salads and zucchini bread. Yesterday, we tried the homemade potato chips and home made onion and ranch dips as a lunch appetizer- well worth it! The lunch time is busy so our server was a bit overwhelmed with too many tables. Otherwise, we had a very nice meal.

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for brunch. Big menu selection for breakfast & lunch. We’ll definitely come back. Con: they don’t validate for parking. ($10 maximum)

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Z
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for breakfast. Go eat breakfast! Get the amazing zucchini bread. Tea is served with honey and lemon with a warm mug. Lovely. Great service. Ambiance is adequate. Nothing special, but the food makes that moot. Go when it’s nice out & sit outside.

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DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our wait person was great. She was pleasant and courteous. Let her know how terrific we think she is.

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g
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant remains a favorite of mine. I've reviewed this place previously, and it never fails to delight me with great, attentive staff along with stunning food and a wide drink selection.

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M
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent customer service!

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ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance was excellent. The food was okay.

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B
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a wonderful brunch. Terrific and varied menu. Highly recommended.

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T
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food. Butternut squash soup was excellent! Salad portions are very generous.
Service was friendly but don’t forget to bring more water. We may have been a little overlooked since we were sitting in the “bar” area. We will be back.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, and great service .
Lots of choices for a vegetarian

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just about everything I’ve had at Green Street has been very good. Service is always good.
I’ve eaten there many times.

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DO
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience at Green Street. Breakfast is creative and delicious, service is quite good.

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AK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, super service, great variety on the menu, great setting. I highly recommend the Green Goddess Sandwich.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The seafood kebobs are now slathered in a sauce that completely ruins the fish and everything else on the plate

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NP
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went with friends after the movies on a Saturday night in mid-January. An indoor table would have involved a wait of 15 minutes or more, so we were glad to be seated on the patio under two heat lamps. Everyone was happy with his/her food. One of us had the steak and Dianne, but instead of the Dianne was able to substitute roasted Brussels sprouts. One had chicken pasta, while his wife had the steak sandwich on a bed of lettuce instead of bread. I had the ahi tuna burger with a side of fruit. We enjoyed being offered sparkling water from the tap at no additional cost. The prices are a little higher than at The Counter next door, which we also love, but for an extended dinner conversation, Green Street wins by a small margin.

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

They are know for their Diane salad. I tried the Ragu to try something new and it was too oily.

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BA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had Party of 7 . Good service. Food is always good.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My pancakes arrived without butter or syrup. The waiter took so long to bring them that the pancakes were cold and the butter didn't melt on them. Food was good, though.

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RI
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a family luncheon that everyone enjoyed immensely. Some of us had never been but a few of us have been many times and new it would not disappoint. They are famous for their salads ( the Diane Salad is their signature and a popular favorite) and their delicious house-made zucchini bread. I recommend getting at least one slice (many menu items come with a couple of slices on the side) or getting a loaf to share and/or take home. There is a parking garage located right next door, for which the restaurant does validate. The food is always good and so is the service.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

As usual the food was very good, however the service was less than stellar

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TD
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was a little slow. Due to a very busy Friday night and it looked like a shortage of waiters.

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