Green Street Restaurant

4.7
2171 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 2171 people are saying
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JoelB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always outstanding. Never a disappointment. Good value, great service and friendly, efficient wait staff.

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DrMS
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My food not cooked correctly. Server offered a new one but it would take time. Meanwhile my guests already served and eating. They would have finished and my sides cold by the time it was replaced. One guest had a service dog who happily devoured my steak. I had a meal of mashed potatoes and cold vegetables. Server offered zero alternatives. I paid bill but won’t return.

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MissRAM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Green Street has a great menu. Food and service were good. My only issue was that cars waiting for pickup park right in front of the restaurant entrance almost block the entryway. No cars can park near the restaurant but these cars make it very unsafe for pedestrians walking into restaurant. I almost got hit be someone who was very rude to me when I walking in entryway so watch yourself and cars as you enter.

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SharonL
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable as always. I feel that the quality and portion of food as decreased slightly. I am disappointed that some of the menu items have disappeared (hopefully temporarily) from the menu such as the quinoa and poached eggs.
However, despite all of the above, it’s still our go to place for weekend breakfast/brunch.

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MsPlanet
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was super helpful with dish choices and description of the meals. Very satisfied with our choices: seasonal butternut pasta and pastrami with apples sandwich. Great meal before the theater!

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CarolinaTD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had made a reservation for an outdoor table and were seated quickly. The menu is large and includes many appetizers, entrees, large salads, burgers, sandwiches, a few pastas, and bowls. My husband is a picky eater but can always find something here. Sometimes he goes for Steak Dianne, or a club sandwich, or a salad. I've enjoyed the beet, arugula, goat cheese salad, spicy shrimp tacos, and Cobb salad with citrus dressing. It's a family owned restaurant and has a nice feel to it.

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IleneP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is lovely

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PatH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Green Street offers a large variety of wonderful food. I decided to have the hamburger last night and it was exactly what I was looking for. DEEEElicious.

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Jdayt
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit of a wait, but to be expected for Sunday brunch and wanting only outdoor seating. Great customer service at host station, good menu options, and solid service. We left happy!

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MBMurph
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I usually have the Dianne salad which I love and the zucchini bread. This time I tried something new and had the chicken and papaya quesadillas which were amazing. The parmesean chicken entree was delicious and the cocktails. Highly recommend and pleasantly surprised.

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MASC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was available at the correct time; wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable , and efficient . Food arrived promptly . My friend and I had not seen each other in a long time and staff let us sit and visit over coffee after lunch for quite a while. So nice to do this again .,,,, finally!! Thank you!!

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a Friday lunch at Green Street Restaurant with my friend The bbq salmon cobb salad I ordered was sensational. He very much enjoyed his reuben sandwich. Our waitress was attentive, pleasant and efficient. Overall a positive dining experience.

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BertB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with wife and daughter. Very crowded but noise level not a problem and service excellent. Diane salad, club sandwich and beef tacos all very good There is a reason it is so crowded . They know what they are doing.

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Golfer
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful day out on the patio.

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SWegner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the BBQ Salmon and flatbread and zucchini bread. Service was ideal. We sat outside but heater made it work. Parked a block away and shopping area 90 mins free parking, seemed to be the best option. Hats off to this great place

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vipMinneapolisTourist
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great chicken parm

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MaureenH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at this family-owned and operated restaurant. Everyone is friendly and the food is always good. We highly recommend starting with the handmade potato chips and sauces, and the stuffed dates.

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vipCynthiaK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food & atmosphere. A favorite restaurant for me and my friends.

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Itzofry
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks with a business associate. Good atmosphere for talking. Shrimp salad and salmon salad for dinner - both were ready quickly and were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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EvanS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation honored, on time. Food was superb; salmon salad exceptional. Service also superb. Excellent dining experience.

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ValM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’m sincerely sorry to write this review because I am a fervent fan of this restaurant. However, unfortunately the corn chowder was served cold and the carrot cake was virtually frozen.

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FamilyofFive
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch food spot with nice outdoor patio dining. Service was awesome and large portions of food.

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SandiG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine there. The food is good and the service excellent.

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DebraG
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice patio for outside dining, attentive, knowledgable staff

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SandraSoCal
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. However, we were outside, and it was very noisy and hard to hear each other.

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LoriD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was great, the food was delicious (zucchini bread was very bland though and is is a signature item) the service was excellent. Very kind and warm staff. Walked pass a plate of homemade potato chips and can’t stop thinking about them.

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PasadenaAngler
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about on time, our table was ready, our server, Judy, quickly appeared with two glasses of water and took our drink orders. When she returned with our drinks, we placed our food order. It arrived in reasonable time and we enjoyed a tasty meal. It was a relaxing dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Kinda an older hole in the wall, outdated, menu wasn’t great eh

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JoAnn714
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Street is always a wonderful go-to place for lunch or dinner. The menu is expansive, reasonably priced, excellent food, large portions! The atmosphere is pleasant, both indoors and out--not overcrowded by tables.

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Hungry1s
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have been here on and off for years… very friendly.. prompt and air conditioned all in all delightful

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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vipbosanova99
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Green Street has a salad that is something we go there just to get. it’s called the Diane Salad and it’s like a Chinese chicken salad, but better. The dressing is amazing! Cocktails are delicious too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
566 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We returned to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner, and it was a good experience. Our dinner was very good and we liked our salad entrees: a Salmon Cobb Salad recently added to the menu and the Cornucopia Salad which my wife enjoyed. We started with their house made potato chips which came in a very large portion with dipping sauces. Our server was excellent--Tim B. and we plan to return to this casual lunch and dinner staple of Pasadena.

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SandraSoCal
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Absolutely loved the apple/goat cheese flatbread, but the Chicken Posole was really, really spicy, and the waiter said it wasn't at all. Diluted leftovers at home with some chicken stock, and it still was so hot I didn't eat it. Loved the flatbread leftovers, as did my husband (who wasn't at my lunch). He ate his share of the Chicken Posole too, so it couldn't have been too awful - he generally dislikes very spicy foods even more than I do.

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CarlaL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh Salads, nice selection of food items, excellent wait staff very informative.

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DickJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service is still not up to pre covid par, but otherwise a great place to eat

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HelenY
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food always on par.

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SharonL
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always a wonderful dining experience at Green Street. Staff is friendly and service is impeccable.

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ChristinaS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is ALWAYS delicious. And your waiter gave us excellent service!

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lovedeliciousfood
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for years. It's alway consistent and very good - of course I had the Diane Salad! My friend had the spicy tacos and was equally impressed. If you're wondering if this is a place enjoy, the answer is definitely YES.

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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 4.7 stars by 2171 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.