Green Street Restaurant

4.7
2179 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 2179 people are saying
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vipGusy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both great - as expected!

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vipHelenY
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service always good. Ordered the famous Diane salad and it was yummy.

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vipLuv2Eat
Los Angeles
165 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent and humongous salads...loved the Diana chicken with almonds, noodles and light dressing. Best zucchini bread ever...and they sell loaves to go.

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RobertG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food at Green Street is consistently delicious. The service was a bit slow but it was a busy time and we understand that COVID has impacted the available workforce. Our service person was helpful, polite and professional.

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DebbieO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as usual. One of my all time favorite places to eat in Pasadena.

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vipBillL
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very pleasant patio dining, with great service.

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As I remembered, Green Street was a wonderful breakfast location with wonderful zucchini bread and meal choices.

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EstellaMZ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Love the service, too.

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KarenE
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We’re huge fans of Green St. We often bring friends who are not familiar with the neighborhood so they can get a taste of what Pasadena has to offer. Food was exceptional as always. Our friends who were first timers LOVED their food.
The table we were at felt a little tight but we made it work. I’ve never said this before but our service was on the slow side this time around. I can see our server was always on the run and doing what he was suppose to so I can’t really blame him for the slower than usual service. Perhaps he just had more responsibilities than one can handle to service his tables in a timely manner. Overall, we still had a great experience and would definitely recommend Green St anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Our server gave the birthday girl a loaf of zucchini bread! Lovely generous gesture.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friend was running late due to car trouble and our server couldn’t have been nicer about it! Great place to meet up for yummy salads and great conversations. A special place!

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Bhawki
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our meeting between old friends could not have happened in a better place.

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vipChristina
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Mimosa was a very generous pour in a big goblet and I appreciate that!

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Jrod73
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've been dining at GS for more than 20 years now. The Mexican ceasar salad has been one of our favorite dishes, however, on our most recent visit, the dressing was off - way too much anchovy taste and not enough chipotle. It was not the same salad that we remember prior to Covid. The corn was also omitted by mistake. Maybe the cook was having of "off" day. We hope the recipe hasn't changed. We will be back and hope to try it again to find out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic! Great variety.

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Sensell514
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time we were at Green Street Restaurant and were not disappointed. Food good and as were the choices especially Lunch and late breakfast.

My only criticism is your choice of Reisling which is St. Michelle which is very disappointing for your restaurant considering your other wines are a better choice and not even by the glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are never disappointed with Green Street. The service and food are always FANTASTIC!!

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vipninag
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide assortment of excellent food. Great service. A Pasadena gem for decades!

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We both had the vegetable and eggs dish; neither of us finished it. It was like cold vegetables with very little egg white. Never received our zucchini bread -- we had to ask for it when paying the check -- took it to go. Waitress seemed distracted.

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vipjennbee
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipNealW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! Food was excellent. We sat outside on the patio for a couple of hours. Great service.

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StevenP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a lovely place for lunch -- we enjoyed our soup, salad, sandwiches and fries. And the patio was perfect on a warm fall day. Thanks.

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JoelB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 23, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the salads

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MissRAM
Los Angeles
17 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
10 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
10 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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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 2179 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.