Green Street Restaurant

4.6
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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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SG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

b
Louisville
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

MP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

RP
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.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DB
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.

RA
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

LM
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.

t
Orange County
16 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.

SM
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.

SV
Los Angeles
10 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!

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

Great food. Good service

T
New England
80 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.

RM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday w family

j
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment has never disappointed us breakfast lunch or dinner consistently excellent service and cuisine options. Creative specials and starters are normal in their menu.

MH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the potato chips for the first time. We all lived them!

TM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both ordered the Diane salad, and the server suggested we order one large sized salad and split it. He was absolutely right -- it was plenty for both of us. The ambience was casual yet refined, as always. This place really hasn't changed much in decades, and that's a good thing. I have a feeling we'll be returning to this place on our anniversaries from here on. A great place to start something.

c
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, as usual. Our server was good but she had too many customers to be able to check back in with us - not her issue since we saw her rushing from table to table.

M
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

k
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love Green Street, food always tasty and love the selection...

CI
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It has been many years since I’ve been here, maybe 20, and it is thriving and even better than I remembered. I will make sure the return visit is a lot sooner. Generous portions with great choices — all delicious! And that zucchini bread is living up to its legacy!

c
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I chose it because you can make reservations, key on busy weekend mornings. Brunch menu on Sunday is large, something for everyone! Eggs, pancakes & French Toast, granola. We tried the jam toast with nut butter and bacon. Good portion size and came with a large serving of fresh, delicious fruit. The egg dishes and French Toast were all delicious, as is the coffee and zucchini bread. Service was very friendly and professional, and the food arrived quickly. We all enjoyed it!

c
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliablely good food and service. A favorite for many years.

m
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable meal. Family really enjoyed the lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came after the Pasadena half marathon for the second year in a row. Great food and super service again!

t
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were friends out for a special occasion brunch, and it was a wonderful experience. The service was just right, the food and mimosas delicious, and there was never any pressure to leave, although we stayed quite a while reminiscing. We will definitely be back.

MH
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a friend there. Was her first time. She’s a new fan.

j
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is always a delight to have meal with the exceptional service and menu options for everyone. Has become our regular place to take family and friends.

M
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing Diane Salads. A must have whenever we’re in Pasadena.

j
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wonderful dining establishment is always a regular stop on every trip to Pasadena. Creative lunch and dinner options with top level customer service make for an excellent experience

MD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go for brunch. Grapefruit Juice mimosas and the potato tacos. We had wonderful service as well.

GB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service1ambience4

The server was horrendous! My friend order egg whites and the kitchen made a mistake and gave her regular eggs. She brought it to the attention of the waiter. He seemed annoyed because he had to send it back and we asked for jelly and more coffee. He made a gesture with his hands, my blowing, and never came back to serve us.
We were a party of 5 and we frequently meet up for breakfast at this restaurant. We have never experienced anything like this. We were told that that particular waiter is always in a bad mood and could be rude. Why work with the public if asking for jelly and more coffee is too much for him to handle?
I know that we will return to the restaurant but never going to seat at his station.
It’s such a shame because this is a big blemish for the restaurant.

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests were visiting from Sweden and they loved the Diane Salad (of course!). Their kids loved their grilled sandwiches and fries. We enjoyed sitting in the patio and visiting for the first time in 16 years. Perfect place to get together with friends and enjoy a leisurely lunch!

MJ
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great staff.

MH
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve with friends

CP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of 11, including 5 children aged 9-17, celebrating a dad's birthday. Everyone enjoyed the delightful and very comfortable ambiance, and their meals and beverages. Adults shared a very reasonably priced, good bottle of cabernet and kids enjoyed pink lemonade and soft drinks. Food portions were very generous, as well as delicious; especially outstanding were the turkey tostada salad and the grilled pulled pork sandwich. Service was wonderful; our server Alex M was friendly, responsive, and very helpful with suggestions for the adults who are on keto diets. We brought 2 birthday cakes (one keto) and Alex provided plates/forks and helped serve. It was our first visit -- some of us are from out-of-town -- but it won't be our last!

FG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an 8am breakfast here on a weekday. It was quiet, pretty, and perfect. We had the avocado/bacon omelette and the veggie scramble, and couldn't have been happier. The fresh zucchini bread was a wonderful warm touch. So happy Open Table recommended this restaurant after our first choice was closed!