Green Street Restaurant

4.3
2077 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2077 people are saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I have been to the restaurant many times. This is the first time I did not particularly like dish I ordered. It was the brown rice and vegetable with a ginger sauce.

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DonaldH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables are well spread out and sanitized. Menu was limited, but contained my favorites. Atmosphere was pleasant. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t seen my best friend in over a year and this is our favorite spot so our first lunch out

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vipKerryE
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was excited to finally be able to go back to Green Street and, as usual, it did not disappoint. The only reason I gave it four stars for service is because we had to flag the waiter down a couple of times for things. But all of the staff were very nice (I suspect they're glad to be working again!), and the food was delicious.

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JANETH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite casual place to eat and enjoy conversation

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ReneeL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salads in 3 sizes. Salad Diane ia a favorite and even the smallest size is plenty of food. The bread is like cake. Waiter-gracious, friendly, brought extra bread servings.
my go to place when meeting friends from the Valley.

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SharonH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful breakfasts and salads. Helpful staff. Big patio and tables well spaced inside.

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vipNealW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening on the patio! The food was good, service was excellent.

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PatriceW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love their zucchini bread!

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PaulineF
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to places for a delicious meal with healthy options and a reasonable price. We sat on the patio - always a plus, even before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great lil restaurant in the perfect spot. Steak and Diane were good though my steak was a bit fibrous. Hadn’t been in so long I didn’t care. Wish they would update the inside of the restaurant a bit because they have everything except that. Good service. Delicious food. Good drinks and a perfect location.

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RichardC
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Green Street in a while & despite the health obstacles the food & service remain top notch. The homemade potato chips are amazing & the Diane Salad is to die for. Don't miss this place.

MP
vipMissPLB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant that has survived! Will continue to eat there or take out forever!

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Monky56
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Patio tables were set far apart and service was excellent. Nearby construction work brought noise level very high. Food was ok - nothing stood out.

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vipjedaz
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant each and every visit to Pasadena. Excellent service combined with delicious menu options in a casual relaxed environment always

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vipjedaz
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service with friendly knowledgeable staff is just normal at this exceptional restaurant. The menu provides delicious options for all ages which has never been disappointing after 12 years of being a regular patron.

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Mike
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch options, generous serving, extremely polite and helpful waitstaff. A relaxed atmosphere with prompt service makes us always feel comfortable at Green Street

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Foodie123
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to breakfast with six friends. Food was delicious especially the zucchini bread. Just a nice friendly place to have a nice friendly breakfast.

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Paul
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at Green Street Restaurant. The place was busy and the service was excellent. Never felt rushed. The Dianne salad was very god.

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vipdavidt
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good but not great food - food usually is good. Horrid service - didn’t get one order right - awful! If you are not going to write the order down for a party of 5, you better have eidetic memory - which he didn’t. Miserable experience.

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Roxanne
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We made reservations for 4 so we'd make our show on time. Our reservations were for 11:30 Sunday morning. When we arrived it took them 10 minutes to seat us. Our waitress didn't come back for our order for several minutes. After ordering we waited 40, our waitress never came back and finally one of our groups flagged her down. No apology, she said "oh, I'll check". She then came back and said "you're order is next". Another 15 mins and we finally received our food but not all at once. We waited another 5 mins for everyone to be served.
I get that things happen and perhaps the kitchen was short staffed but there's no excuse for the crappy service and attitude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
79 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. This was our first time. We will be back. The portions were plentiful.

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CrystalL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty salad and bread. Excellent place. Would like to visit again.

SG
ShailaG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was not as good as past visits. The signature Salad Diane was over dressed and the portion too large as a side salad. The salmon sliders were fishy, dry and not as flavorful as expected. The ahi tuna burger was the highlight.

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vipbobs
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellent service ,nice ambience and affordable priced.

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jillg
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice date night venue! The food is good and I love their happy hour specials. Delicious!

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MichaelP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, but with barely anyone there, we were placed against a wall in what looked like the worst table in the place. Don't appreciate having to ask to move to another table, but the food, the service and the overall ambiance was excellent.

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RonP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Mac N Cheese balls. Dangerous. Addictive. Happy Hour size Dianne salad is still huge! Loved my All American burger. Super meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great work meeting over breakfast! The service and the food were amazing!

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten there 3 time over the ;last 5 years. Food always good. Same for service.

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vipRichard
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We asked for patio seating and were accommodated allowing us to enjoy a beautiful weather day while having lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eat there. We always have a great time.

DB
DuaneB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

After ordering cocktails it took a LONG time to get them and when they finally came it was clear the bartender did not know how to make a vodka Collins. Also, I requested little ice and it came with tons of ice and little liquid. Then our house salad came with ice, which I can't eat and which seems highly unusual to me. Very soon after the replacement came here came our entries. We had only taken a bit or two of the corrected salad. The entries were taken back to the kitchen. When they were returned to us much of the food was less than hot and the food was of marginal quality.

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RALPHD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations on open table and they did all the work. I showed up to Green street Restaurant they had my name and table ready. The waitress was really good and friendly and the the food was excellent. I will recommend this place to everyone I know. Thank you

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LeeM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day. It was my first time there and I had no idea what to expect. It was very nice. My wife LOVES the Dianne salad.

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tnt7474
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great salads. My wife had the Cornacopia and I had the traditional Diane Salad. Both were excellent but $42.00 for two lunch size salads is a little pricey.

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SteveM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We thought of Green Street as mostly a breakfast/lunch place, so thought we would try it for dinner. Mixed results.

Soups just OK, corn chowder had not much flavor. 8 oz. steaks were cooked accurately to order but somewhat chewy. Dianne salad was as good as ever, and service was friendly, but it didn't make up for what otherwise was a lackluster meal.

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vipSVS9598
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Green Street does not disappoint. Food is excellent. Noise level was low as it was not a busy night. All staff are professional and friendly. Love this place!

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vipeagledreamer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good service

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vipToughtoplease
New England
81 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu was quite varied with lots to choose from. I think the waitstaff should let people know how HUGE the dinner size salads are. My husband ordered the Kale Dianne and it was absolutely enormous-almost unapetizingly so. He took home more than half and we split it for lunch the next day.

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You can order delivery directly from Green Street Restaurant using the Order Online button. Green Street Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 577-7170.

Green Street Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 2077 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.