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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue

4.3
54 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
We serve a modern French and Italian European cuisine featuring exceptional vegetarian, seafood, poultry and grass fed steak selections. We also invite you to come relax and enjoy appetizers in our Wine and oyster bar. For dessert, we offer unique house made pastries that are as delicious as artistic to the eye..
There is truly something to please every palate and conscious eating choices.Please visit us for Dinner,High Tea, Lunch or Brunch at our beautiful and charming historical Pasadena venue. Madeline Garden is newly reimagined and decorated to create an elegant yet comfortable dining experience.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
Friday and Saturday open till 10pm.

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Phone number
(626) 795-5599
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Catalina Ave.
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Parking details
There is a parking lot around the corner, off Green St and Catalina Ave. Parking is specific for Madeline Garden customers.
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Public transit
We are close to several bus stops off Lake St and Los Robles. The Metro is also walking distance.
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Entertainment
We have a dance floor located by the back entrance, karaoke in the bar and many guests artists to come. The night club is still under construction and coming soon.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My friend suggested going here for lunch or high tea, and we both decided to have brunch from the regular menu. It was delightful; the setting was sweet and quiet, the food was lovely, and the scones before our meal were warm, light, and delicious. Great place to meet a friend for a weekend lunch or brunch!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was a surprise for my wife. She enjoyed the location and food. We would return again.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely New Year’s Eve dinner! Fantastic ambiance. Delicious food. Very romantic venue. Can’t wait to go back for afternoon tea.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The decor is simply stunning. However, we were a bit disappointed by the food. It was not so great tasting, to be quite honest. Also, the portions were really tiny and this is coming from a modest eater (female size 0).
Another thing I could not help but notice was that personnel was very nervous. We could not figure out why, because everything seemed to be in order around us and the service was good. My guess is therefore an overly dominant cook or manager, however I do not know that for certain.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

One of my favorite spots in LA! Truly unique and absolutely enchanting. I can never decide if the atmosphere and decor are my favorite parts or the high tea it's self. It's a true high tea with a wide arrange of cold, hot and milk teas. And the food/deserts that come along with the tea are always fantastic!

The service has always been lovely with me. And always accommodating. Even when I make a last minute reservation. I've taken everyone I know here. Even done business meetings. If I could go there every weekend I would! If you're looking for a wonderful real high tea experience, I highly recommend!!

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Had high tea with a friend on a weekday afternoon. It's a nice place if you'd like to have a high tea experience. We were one of two parties at the place so it was very quiet and the waiter was readily available.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was devine! The service exceptional. Loved joining my two girlfriends to celebrate a special birthday. We had dinner and its was fabulous.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I thought High Tea would consist of sandwiches along with the desserts instead they were a lot of fish dishes that did not complement the tea the atmosphere was great but the food which was the chefs choice I did not enjoy

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We were celebrating the holidays and greatly enjoyed the Royal Tea service!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Despite the eccentric décor, even the men of our party of retirees enjoyed brunch at Madeline's. The food was good as always, although the serving of scones seemed smaller than in the past. Only problem was the amplified harp music overwhelmed the room.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Varied menu
Great service

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Please be sure to confirm that the grand salon is available on the day of your tea, do not assume. Our group was placed in a small room to the side the day of our tea because they had booked the salon for a party and a wedding afterwards.

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

I can't write a bad enough review for Madeline Garden. Horrible is too kind a word. I urge you t stay away.

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1.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was very slow, I had to remind the hostess three times of my name before she could sit us down it appeared as if she had forgotten who I was even though there was no one waiting to be seated. The quality of the food is not worth the price however the most frustrating thing was how slow the service was.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Lovely French decor and vibe. Beautiful garden seating too

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2017

The room was too stuffy. Otherwise the overall experience was good.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Good food good service, really nice place

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

My first experience!!! Fabulous food, great service! I highly recommend the high tea! What a lovely time had by all. Great for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Traditional and delicious menu. Scones are delicious, if not a little small. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I was disappointed, Made reservation for mother's day dinner but, found out that they don't serve dinner on mother's day, they only served Hi-tea menu for mother's day. Real upset for their decision, It's also high price for eating Hi-Tea in mother's day.

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2017

I took my mom there because we had had a pretty good dinner experience. I had expected brunch to be better, it was way worse. The service was extremely slow (which I kind of remembered before, but slower this time). The Eggs Benedict was dryish and hard english muffins under it. Eggs were over cooked. My mom's quiche looked like they precut the pieces and then heated them up in the oven. It was dry on the outside and wasn't good on the inside, and my mom isn't a picky eater. We went there for the ambience because I knew she would love it. Not again for breakfast. Might give it another chance for dinner, but you can't eat the ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Came here for Pasadena Restaurant Week and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Blown away by how the rooms were decorated and the great food. My wife loved the pot of lemon ginger tea she ordered. Started off with a roasted beet salad which was very nice and had plenty of beets. For our entrees, my wife had the Chilean Seabass while I had the lobster risotto. Both were delicious. We shared a tiramisu that was a tasty end of our meal. Service was top notch, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back to try out high tea.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a very adorable place. Nice food. Very attractive to female guests.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Beautiful Parisian decor. Love it.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

This is a lovely place for afternoon tea. The setting comfortable with a beautiful fireplace.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Overall we had a bad experience. Service was late.. Dressed code of the staff is funny for fine dining. Food quality is good, quantity sucks. If you expect to eat, forget it. You... Sample...that's all. It's was cold environment without heat. Now the atmosphere was great.. It can become an amazing restaurant. Really. But it needs people that know about Maitr duties and fine dining. You can't charge 130$ for peanuts. Ultimately people won't come back. Think of that. Good luck because you need it.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We did not have great expectations and knew it would be a basic experience, and were willing to give this a try as the place looked really charming. We got a wobbly table that they were not able to fix, to which they finally said, "well it is the table itself and not the floor being uneven so we cannot fix that”. We got another table. 20 minutes later someone asked if we wanted something to drink and we ordered a bottle of white wine, which came to the table already opened. We were not offered a taste, it was just poured onto chilled glasses (no, it is not beer, but still the wine glasses were chilled).

After half an hour of being there somebody took our order. Ten minutes later another waiter brought a salad to the ladies dining next to us (which were already having the salad they had ordered) They mentioned it was not theirs and the waiter asked us if we wanted to eat some salad. We declined, and asked where our food was.

We had decided to leave at that point, but we could not find anyone to bring us our check to pay for the wine so we could go somewhere else, when at the 1 hour and 15 minute mark our soups showed up (they forgot to bring our appetizers). The food was there so we decided to go ahead out of convenience more than anything, but when I saw that the $26 cup of lobster bisque I got was cold, watered-down Campbell’s soup, that was it. We took on the monumental task of getting the check for the wine, which after a few minutes they decided not to charge us for. We left and went to have dinner at a lovely place the ladies sitting next to us recommended.

We wanted these people to succeed; we were more patient and understanding than we should have been. The lack of training, communication and inexperience was evident from the moment we arrived and we should have not wasted that much time at that place. They bit on more than they could chew and are certainly not prepared for especial occasions like a Valentine’s Day dinner celebration like this.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I brought my sweetheart to Madeline Garden as a surprise Valentine dinner date. She fell in love with it before I even walked her through the gate, and said it was a perfect choice. We were seated at a small table for two right in front of the lit fireplace, which architecturally is one of the impressive focal points in the room. It was a prix fix dinner so the choices were limited, but the selections for us ended up being just with some of our favorite foods. She had the rib eye and I had the salmon. The portions were light, but perfectly satisfying. The harpist quietly played as we ate - the volume of the music was soft enough to have a conversation, but still loud enough to gently fill the two story high room. Service was attentive - and when I asked about the history of the building we were entertained with some intriguing stories by Virginia Olive Hoge, who has earnestly researched and written a brief summary of the elusive history of the Cheesewright Studios Building. She gave a copy of her summary to each of us. The couple seated at the small table next to us then inquired as to what was on the paper we had just been given, which segued into an enjoyable conversation with them. Gratuity of 20% was included in the bill, but we were told about it when we received the check. We were not rushed to leave, but by the time we did leave we had been treated to an evening that will now remain a favorite Valentine memory for both of us. Madeline Garden is a lovely place well worth trying!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Great food and great services. May be the weather there is not many people there.
I will try to bring our family and try their branch in the weekend.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Historic architecture. OTT décor. Very friendly service. Excellent brunch.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Enrique was great. We went on Saturday evening and he was very attentive

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Lovely atmosphere, food was delicious, wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2015

The food at Madeline Bistro makes this place a must visit. Add to that an ambiance that is both elegant and cozy and you 'be found a gem. Background music adds to the sense of privacy yet doesn't overwhelm good conversation. This is a place to return to again and again.

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2.0Dined on December 20, 2014

The restaurant doesn't know how to run a restaurant. There was no hostess. When we walked in, a bus boy just told us we can sit anywhere we want. Then the waitress didn't ask us what we want to drink and just asked us what we want to order. We had to ask for a drink menu to order wine, and they don't have the one we want. We had to choose a different wine, but the manager had a hard time opening the wine. Then it took 45 mins after we ordered for the appetizers to arrive. The appetizers and some salads and entrees came at the same time. We have no room on table and we don't want the food to get cold, so we asked her to only leave appetizer and salad. Then one salad was missing until the entrees came back. One person still has to eat salad and entree at the same time. The entrees came back cold. The table next to us even have to open the wine themselves! This could be the worst dining experience I've ever had in my life.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2014

This place is awesome!! Good food, great ambiance, wonderful tea place!!!

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2014

A wonderful place to hang out with girlfriends

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2.0Dined on November 9, 2014

Came here with a few girl friends on a Sunday for brunch. Great ambience and decor. Food was just okay, limited selections. Service was bad. A few of our dishes were forgotten/delayed and had to constantly remind our waiter, who also happened to be one of the owners. Will not recommend

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2014

My friends and I order 2 tea set and 2 lunch set included 2 cups of macchiato. After we finish our food the coffee still disappear. Also we cant find our waiter. After we bored some waiter around and know that the espresso machine is broken. e.....but why nobody told us?

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Located in a historic building, this place is in the process of being completely transformed into a really cool venue, with plush decorative interiors that carve out rooms with different feels. I was there for a reunion brunch of former coworkers and the staff was gracious enough to let us stay and not kick us out for being so loud and raucous. The "celebration" menu includes a variety of brunch items that come with one or two party drinks (mimosa, bellini, bloody mary, etc.), so of course many of us opted for that. I would have appreciated faster refills on coffee, but maybe the place is still getting set up. Bottom line: yummy food, nice drinks, great staff. Looking forward to seeing what the full renovation/restoration will bring.

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2014

We dined at Madeline Garden, with high hopes. The restaurant itself is lavishly decorated with several different dining rooms, each with its own theme. The service was eager but inexperienced. The food, which sounded good, was disappointing. The fish dish that I had was way too salty and the risotto too mushy. For the prices on the menu, I expected food that would be more expertly prepared. Overall, we will not be back.

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