Green Street Restaurant

4.6
2188 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 2188 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Kinda an older hole in the wall, outdated, menu wasn’t great eh

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Hungry1s
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
156 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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vipbosanova99
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
542 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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DickJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 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
8 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
8 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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KevinC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Dianne salad is what they are known for (as well as the Zucchini bread!) and it is VERY good!

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Shawn
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great local spot. Dianne salad is always a good choice.

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vipCoffeyfan
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch to catch up with friends, dinner with family, and date night. Food is always great and service is first class. This is one of my favorite places.

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JayB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and the service was beyond excellent.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as excellent as it was pre-pandemic. Fantastic experience!

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LynneD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend the BLT with Avocado. And fries. The meat was a little tough on sandwich for my friend. But sweet potato fries very good.

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vipRozT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary is an excellent waiter!!! Food was delicious as always.

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vipPSP2PBI
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Good service, delicious zucchini bread, Cornucopia salad was good, salmon salad was soggy and removed from the bill by the very polite waiter and a very noisy food delivery truck on Shoppers Lane unloading to various restaurants throughout most of our experience.

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NancyE
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dish was delicious--I had the Diane Salad, and it took me 3 meals to eat it! The service was awesome--thank you, Joe!

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Michelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Street Restaurant is such an awesome treat in Pasadena :D !! My friends and I absolutely loved all the dishes we ordered: the chipotle lime shrimp bowl, Kale Dianne salad and chicken pasta at this restaurant :) !! Since we didn’t have enough room to finish our zucchini bread, we boxed and saved this for breakfast the next day :
;) ! Service was absolutely excellent :) !! Our waiter was so awesome, friendly and very attentive to our needs :D !!

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BillL
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, especially the Green Street zucchini bread and the Diane's Salad. Greet Shoppers Lane patio, and delicious strawberry lemonade with free refill!

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NancyDrew
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a great Green Street Brunch - a reunion of two traveling friends who had not seen each since the lockdown! We were there to catch up AND plan our upcoming trip and Will gave us great service and lots of room and time to do both those. Thanks!

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CharlesR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Everything just as we remembered it. We use to live in Pasadena 36 years ago and ate at Green Street often. Nice to know nothing has changed.

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time going there the waitress was awesome the food was great and the drinks are good,next time my son has a game down there we will be back

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Pasadenafan
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I met a friend there for lunch on a weekday. We sat on the patio. The tables were a little close for my liking but not on top of each other. All the patio tables were full. I saw that indoors maybe one third were in use at the time.

I've eaten at Green Street Restaurant since they moved to this location in the 80's. Since I don't live in the area anymore, I welcome the chance to grab a bite before a concert at Caltech or to meet up with friends. The food is always tasty and fresh, the service attentive. The menu has shrunk with the pandemic but the restaurant still has a varied menu with seasonal additions to keep us coming back. I highly recommend this Pasadena gem.

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SuzanneM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. I love the Diana salad and half a Reuben. The Reuben
is the best Reuben I have ever had. The bread is buttered and crunchy and the sauerkraut and corn beef is well balanced. I love it there!

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LorraineB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Green Street is always a friendly and casual dining spot. The menu offers a wide variety to satisfy everyone in the group but of course the Dianne Salad is always a fan favorite.

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vipDickJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Service is improved (it was pretty slow during Covid height). Food is always good

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viphealthy1
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were disappointed that you’re not serving breakfast during the weekdays! Bring back breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This is a glorified Mimi‘s café I think they took their recipes, created a butter cocktail menu, and gave the café a facelift, but this is still definitely someplace where the crowd is all eating off the senior menu with minimal taste buds.

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vipMissPLB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a 40+ year patronage -I'm searching for new adjectives - great, wonderful, amazing. Never disappointed. So pleased they have and are survivng the closures and new requirements.

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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CherylS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very friendly and welcoming. The outdoor patio is next to a small access road so there wasn’t traffic noise. Tables were socially distance and we felt very safe. The food was yummy, we had brunch and the Emily’s breakfast was delicious and came with their famous, fabulous zucchini bread! The coffee was from Jones and of course excellent. It was a wonderful experience, relaxing and sorely needed. We will definitely be going back soon!

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carlar
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was very attentive and our food was prepared as we requested. Sitting outside was fine as it was on the early side of the dinner hour so it was quite comfortable in terms of space and quietnessp

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vipWilburR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Two really ho hum Cobb salads that were big but flavorless. Didn’t seem particularly fresh.
Corn chowder was sticky, and nothing to write home about.

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Sensell514
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Menu a little mundane but well prepared and tasty. Service was excellent. Very good for discussion and talking as noise level was low. Parking wonderful as it right above the restaurant.

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DiningAdventurer
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good and atmosphere pleasant. Service was a bit slow.

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vipScott
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, always looking forward to green street for salad and great dinners

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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 4.6 stars by 2188 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.