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Bar and indoor dining room - Plate 38, Pasadena, CA

Plate 38

4.5
4.5
911 Reviews
$30 and under
American
From the farm to your plate. Enjoy great food and good cheers at Plate 38! A New American, Californian restaurant with an industrial-like bar and family-friendly atmosphere. We're located in East Pasadena with dining available indoor in the dining room, on the open-air patio, and outdoor covered patio. Full service dining at the bar. Locals love our happy hour available at any and every table. Try a healthier approach to American food with organic and farmers' market ingredients.

Recent winner of the 2023 Diners' Choice Award for best brunch in Pasadena and San Gabriel. Bring the kids and the whole family! Check out or kids menu with options for brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Bottomless mimosas, happy hour, and brunch served daily.

Our menu includes options for gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available.

Ask about our seasonal dessert specials and live music. Bring a bottle of wine for no corkage fee on Wednesdays after 5:00pm.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dining Bar, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (626) 793-7100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Robert Humphreys
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Cross street
    Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Plus lots of street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 911 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

911 Reviews
  1. Robin

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! Always a treat to be here. Dennis is the icing on the cake.

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  2. JudithG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You can’t go wrong dining here. Plate 3& is consistent in providing great food, and the best service staff in the LA area. It’s a pleasure eating here, a place I suggest to friends frequently

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  3. abouttownduo

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome menu. Very creative and delicious. Staff is on point, as is the Bar menu. Great portions and decent prices.

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  4. NickF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the ambiance of the restaurant was pleasant, unfortunately, the dining experience fell short due to below-average service and food lacking in seasoning and flavor. While catchy and enticing menu food item titles were abundant, the presentation and overall taste was frankly lackluster. The waitstaff seemed preoccupied and inattentive, resulting in miscommunication of the customers’ needs. As stated, the dishes lacked flavor and could have benefited greatly from more seasoning or love. Overall, while the potential was there, the execution left much to be desired.

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  5. KimG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Plate 38 was the perfect place to meet family for a Sunday Brunch. The drinks were delicious for all of us, the food, was okay. We had a side of fries which the whole table really enjoyed, the Turkey Sandwich, which was mediocre, the Chilaquiles were also just mediocre, the lox & bagel was great, my husband thoroughly enjoyed it, and my Garden Salad was also delicious. The service could have been a bit better, when we arrive there were only a few tables seated and it took about 10 min to get our drink orders in.

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  6. TrishL

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is about the 10th time I have eaten at this restaurant and it NEVER disappoints. It is consistently excellent with a very extensive menu. You cannnot go wrong at this place. We drive 45 minutes to eat there and it is definitely worth it.

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  7. portlanddawg

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect spot for a great, casual lunch. Good was great as was the service.

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  8. PamK

    Aberdeen

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place for a nice business lunch. Enjoy the fact that the menu is lunch and breakfast. As with anyplace in Southern California, the prices have risen so lunch for two with water for one person and ice tea for the other and a 20% tip was $61 - so it is not an inexpensive meal. And sitting outside at the curbside tables was lovely, but the many ambulances and firetrucks going by were loud so just be prepared. We really enjoyed the meal and the food was very good. Server was friendly and we felt very welcomed.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Plate 38. It’s got an eclectic menu that is usually fabulous, a great happy hour and reasonable noise levels. The service has been a little slow of late but they seem to be trying to improve it.

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  10. YogaDoc

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the taco's tuna and the grilled fish. Great drinks, service, and ambiance.

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Plate 38 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Plate 38 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 793-7100.

Plate 38 is rated 4.5 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Plate 38

2361 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dining Bar, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plus lots of street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Humphreys
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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