Green Street Restaurant

4.6
2137 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 2137 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucindaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tables spaced, service prompt, plenty of great food.

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vipluv2dine
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Very good food and comfortable either inside or outside seating.

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SeonaidB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and matched the food.! Very pleased and hope we can find another place like this in town!

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PatM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to be back in Pasadena so we could visit Green Street East again. It is as good as we remember.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It has been a while since I visited the Green Street Restaurant and was looking forward to ordering the Dianne Salad. I met 3 friends for a late afternoon lunch. I was disappointed with the salad as it lacked flavor and the lettuce was soggy. Overall, the salad did not seem freshly made. The zucchini bread was dry. The butter squares served with the bread were so soft, you could not peel the wrapper off without getting butter all over your fingers.

Regarding service, it could have been a lot better. There were only 3 occupied tables. As soon my table received our entrees, we were asked if anything else was going to be ordered. I mentioned a take-out order only to be pressed about it. Then the order was prepared well in advance of the meal ending, so it sat on the table only to get cold. We had to ask for beverage refills and no dishes were removed from the table; so we ended up with a lot of beverage cups and dirty plates on the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I made reservations through open table and in the special comment section, I requested patio seating.
However, I was told that they only allow reservations for indoor dining so what was the point of making a reservation through open table if they do not read the special request, or if they do, will not honor it?
Someone at the restaurant should have called me to inform me that, sorry, for patio dining, your reservation is useless.

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JacquelineR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual for Sunday brunch is delicious, however, our meal is always made special due to the service received by Will. Will is always courteous & helpful.

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MaryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The restaurant lacks atmosphere that would make dining enjoyable. The roast beef sandwich I had was full of fat and kind of raw, not to my liking. The service was excellent, I think management needs to get the restaurant back to normal, I felt like we were still in 2020 with the empty bar and tables. Lighten up and get back to normal.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all liked our food. I liked the Stephen sandwich.

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Rick
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Original and adventurous menu.

My compliments to the chef. We enjoyed every bite.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Orange county. We were coming to Pasadena for a special even and needed a place for lunch. Found you on internet, made reservations because of location, and we're very pleased we did!

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FernandoV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly hoses and waiters, I felt safe to dine inside again.

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DickJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great; service was slow due to understaffing. Our server was fine, but unable to keep up with the work load.

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SusannaF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated immediately when we arrived. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very straightforward, nice, and tasty. Service was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food!

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vipYaya2013
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at GSR.

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MarioD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS NICE TO BE BACK IN THE RESTAURANT. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. SO WAS THE SERVICE.

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patt
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

parking lot seems to be reserved for some other restaurant.

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wmalum
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend actally didn’t show up. I offered to pay for the coffee I had while I waited, and they said it was on the house. Very nice and friendly people.

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
201 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy dining at Green Street. Post pandemic service is difficult for the wait staff as they are very short handed. But in spite if this, they are friendly and working to keep the clientele happy and fed. The food is great, the staff is courteous and hard working.
Keep up the good work everyone and thank you.

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vipMfoodie
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food nothing memorable. paid parking only.

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JamesC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio on a drizzly Sunday and enjoyed Irish Coffees, Diane salad and the spicy shrimp tacos. Everything was delicious! We’ll be back.

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
149 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent customer service

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TomM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate for breakfast outdoors, the meal and attentive service more than made up for an enjoyable meal!!

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vipPasadenadiner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The streak and Diane salad was perfect. Excellent service in a time of short staff. Very pleased

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Chris
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, a nice young man, was outstanding! Please thank him for taking care of us! He was very polite and professional!

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JimS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience, tasty food. Be nice if they could validate parking

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vipFarMW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food. Great place to dine with friends.

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VanessaT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was a relaxing mother’s day brunch!

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RobiR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of delicious food, and relaxing indoor or outdoor seating

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vipSoCalCoug
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Casual but nicely presented and the food was great. Good menu variety and quality.

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cbinhb
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Guys at the front desk really need help in being more efficient, communicative and polite. They are holding customers hostage with their time limits and wait for outside when clearly there are available tables. Also reservations should always be taken before walk-in's. The waiter was good except he never brought me tea as requested. Green Street used to be better.

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GeorgeL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We waited 1 hour to get our food. The table that sat down at 1 pm got their food the same time as us. It would be fine, but we had 3 starving kids. They were more focused on pleasing their to go orders than to get the people there served.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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TomM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent early Mother’s Day brunch.

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vipSVS9598
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level outside is totally dependent i. Traffic in Shoppers Lane, but I still like to sit outside. Food is consistently top notch. My favorite burger anywhere is at Green Street, and every time it is amazing. Staff, as always, are courteous and attentive. Green Street will always be one of my favorite places to eat.

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viptoday25665
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our earliest memories are Charley’s breakfast together on the patio on Saturday mornings as a newly married couple in the 1980’s. Now married almost 40 years, we still remember the luscious taste of the zucchini bread and the delightful Dianne salad. Yesterday I revisited the Stephen’s sandwich and was amazed all over again. Very pleased with the side fruit selection as well. Will keep coming back whenever we’re in town. Fortunate to have snagged a table reservation even in the midst of a busy reopening day in Pasadena. Traffic has picked up once again.

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vipBandJ
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

By the time we reached home after our meals at Green Street we received an Email from Open Table indicating that we are NO SHOWS.
I called GS, spoke with Alex..Manager...he said "sorry, greeter must have pushed the wrong button, cannot change the NO SHOW", I will have to call Open Table.
We were seated with Dinner menus, should have been Lunch menus.
GF ordered club sandwich but was delivered a different sandwich altogether.
Nice location, outside without traffic noise.
We should get extra points for our trouble.

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TomM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our Sunday brunch.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 2137 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.