Green Street Restaurant

4.5
1850 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Easter with the family at Green Street Restaurant. They never disappoint. Service is on point and food is always great. Family favorites, Steak and Diane, Diane Salad, Shrimp Quesadilla, Green Street Cobb, and Fish Tacos. Good Margaritas and Bloody Mary's. Their zucchini bread is beyond this world. Great family atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryan - don't know his last name - was a great waiter. Give him a raise!

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l
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside for a dinner meal. The service was prompt and efficient. The food was very good and the portions were good. The outside atmosphere was very nice with umbrellas and lighting. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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RB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and tasty food. Timely and pleasant service.

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E
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Diane Salad did not taste like the Diane salad. The tri tip sliders, the meat was grizzly and only small pieces. The waiter was not interested in serving us. My husband has a term for this, "how can I not help you?" It took him a long time to even come to the table. He never introduced himself. He was disinterested. We did not get serving spoons to serve the salad and we had to hunt him down. Waited about 10 minutes before he came around again. $16.95 for 4 sliders that were not chocked full of meat and did not even look appealing. I will say that the zucchini bread was delicious.
We have been coming to Green Street since 1984. I do not plan to come back. Ever.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both great!

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MC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was quite good. The service was extraordinary.

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TL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Seasonings overdone..... only thing we finished was the hamburger.... it was great

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JB
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 2

Have been going here for 30 years. The restaurant needs to spruce up a bit and could be a lot cleaner. But the food is still great so I keep coming back. It’s just not as nice for business meetings. Service could be better too - which I think could be solved by scheduling more wait staff.

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PV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Took forever to get our drinks including non-alcoholic ones, then forgot one entirely. Brought out main course before salad, so we cancelled the salad. Ordered sweet potato fries & received regular fries. Terrible experience. Sorry we brought our friends who have never been here before. They certainly won’t be back! I don’t recommend this restaurant for a party larger than four people. The food was ok, but not worth the aggravation.

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CF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved my meal but slow to get the check. Great service other than that. Outdoor seating was very nice but cars could drive by. I loved the papaya quesadilla!! Can be your main dish!!

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e
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food (especially the chocolate zucchini bread pudding!!!) and nice atmosphere. They were especially accommodating as we were 10 people for lunch celebrating my grandma's birthday. The space was perfect and the waitstaff were very attentive.

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SM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reliably good food and excellent service, as always.

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MH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Green Street Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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K
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour!!!

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was very disappointed in the salmon burger. It was thin and burned on both sides. The bacon was very tough and overdone. The zucchini bread was ok but way overpriced as was the other dishes. The french fries were very mediocre and I would have actually preferred McDonalds or Burger King fries to be perfectly honest. All in all, not really a great value to spend $50 for lunch. My friend had an asian salad. Again, way overpriced .

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CF
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood restaurant - lots of regulars - with a cut above menu at reasonable prices and friendly service. Ambience okay but nothing special. Free parking on side streets if you can find a space.

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EL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love to go to Green Street Restaurant! Its been a family favorite for years.

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d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the noise level was extremely high so you couldn't hear to talk!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, lovely waitress, excellent overall experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just right!

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DD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great find! Perfect location & loved our breakfast options, especially the quinoa & eggs plus the famous house-made zucchini bread❤️

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M
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved Green Street Restaurant! We came here for dinner, service was excellent, very professional. We shared all our plates. The House Salad has roasted beets and mozzarella on it with a light balsamic vinaigrette. It was a huge salad, couldn’t finish it. Then we tried the Tri-tip sliders- 4 on a plate with sweet potatoes fries. Excellent! But the best dish was the three mushroom fettuccine, wow! I’d come back just for that! Big chunks of shiitake, Cremona, and whites in a sauce that wasn’t too over powering. For dessert we split the berry crisp, not wowed over that. We will definitely be back to try other dishes.

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B
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Green Street, as usual, was excellent. One of best overall eateries in Pasadena for 30 plus years.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When got there went to the order a Bloody Mary it’s the best drink waited for our table of 5 order breakfast pancakes are really good and coffee is excellent overall we where very pleased enjoyed the place this restaurant I will recommend to anyone 👍

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PS
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu in the restaurant was far smaller than the one on line.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have dined there often in the past but it has been about five years since the last visit. Many things were the same and while the food was great, it was not quite as good as in the past.

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AS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for family brunches and meals -our local

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BO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5:45 Friday reservation; few there but numbers began to build after 6:00; nicely paced service, salmon was nicely prepared--topnotch on all counts.

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PJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a very nice salad. Service was efficient. She kept up on the refills.

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G
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to restaurant, particularly for lunch. I love their salads.

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NE
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service, and near by parking...Very nice experience.

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f
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great! My guest had never been here, before, and was thrilled with her experience. That kind of reaction said it all!

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KC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Food is delicious and service was great! Waiters Pete and Gabriel are outstanding!

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BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive preparations of classic American food. Seafood was excellent. We would definitely visit
again.

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LJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and fun place!!

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P
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and if you have a reservation, you will be seated in front of the crowd that doesn’t! Consistently good food, although something changed in the Diana salad and while it was good, it’s missing something.

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LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a nicer family gathering and a business meeting.

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VL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The portions were a little on the large side. The service was excellent!

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