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About Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue

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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1030 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
Friday and Saturday open till 10pm.

Cross Street:
Catalina Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 795-5599

Website:
http://madelinegarden.com/

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.

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot around the corner, off Green St and Catalina Ave. Parking is specific for Madeline Garden customers.

Public Transit:
We are close to several bus stops off Lake St and Los Robles. The Metro is also walking distance.

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

Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

67% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Varied menu
Great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 1, 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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·Dined 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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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lovely French decor and vibe. Beautiful garden seating too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Good food good service, really nice place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Beautiful Parisian decor. Love it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Lovely atmosphere, food was delicious, wonderful service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2014

A wonderful place to hang out with girlfriends

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 (Seattle)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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?

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2014

Ok, this place has a wonderful setting and great food. We entered the garden setting, and there was a harpist entertaining the small groups of diners. However, we toured the place, and it's beautiful on the inside too! We found there was a cool bar, which was empty, and a great room for karaoke, but no customers!
I hope people will start to come for the fun atmosphere, or this place may not make it. The bartender had nothing to do, so he was in the dining area, making sure all the guests had drinks and giving generous pours of wine (and great suggestions too!).
The only reason for 3 stars on service was our waiter, who was too new to be able to answer our menu questions. He was inexperienced, but tried very hard, and I'm sure he'll improve

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2014

It's unique places like this that I hope make it. Went hear for my fiancee's birthday and immediately we were entranced by the romantic patio setting with a violinist playing throughout the night! The host/manager came to give us a tour of the various rooms - each gorgeous with an old world European lush character. Service was more than attentive throughout the night - waiters took pictures of us, gave our requests to the violinists, and they even let us sing a few songs in their karaoke room even though it isn't officially open yet. Food is delicious, particularly their endive and cranberry salad which was fresh and tasty. We plan to come back for high tea. I could see a bridal shower there. The place is special, go!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the dinner. Entree took long but we didn't mind because we enjoyed the live music. Manager offered 2 free desserts due to wait. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Atmosphere made us feel relaxed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 6, 2014

My husband and I dined at Madeline Garden on June 6, 2014. This was our second time dining here. Once again, the ambiance was romantic and nice. We opted to sit in the formal dining room and were the only couple dining in there on a Friday night. The food this time around was subpar. My husband had the lobster risotto and escargot appetizer. The top portion of the lobster was overcooked and chewy and the risotto bland. His escargot needed more drawn butter which took two requests and 15 minutes to arrive. I had the cod dish which was served in a broth with shrimp (overcooked), clams, and mussels. The fish was prepared nicely but the shrimp was way overcooked. The service was lacking as my husband's cocktail took 20 min. to arrive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2014

My waiter Perry was the best thing about this place. He was very accommodating and friendly. Looking around it didn't look like many of the other servers were the same way. The food was good for a limited Mother's Day menu. Very cute venue. Perfect for special occasion high tea.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The restaurant is beautifully housed in a historic Pasadena building. The food was excellent & the owner was kind & generous. It's a shame more people haven't discovered Madeline's yet. I was particularly pleased to find a variety of vegetarian dishes & they even have a vegetarian High Tea. The owner takes great care in the decor & ambience & is conscientious about the menu she has created. My friend & I had a lovely time. It's was great fun, delicious & an unexpected treat. If your in a hurry you will miss the wonderful & luxuriating experience you could have.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 27, 2014

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Pasadena. The decor is breathtaking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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