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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roasted Baby Beet Salad
baby arugula, humboldt fog goat cheese, pine nuts, orange segments, blood orange vinaigrette
Crab Cake Benedict
poached eggs, grilled asparagus, english muffin, hollandaise sauce, fresh fruit, mixed greens
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We are always happy with Plate 38, my Ciopino was a little "bland" this time, otherwise every thing else was excellent.
Food was overpriced!
Our waitress never came back for condiments requested
Food wasn’t great
The wings, artichoke, cioppino, Caesar salad and garlic fries were delicious. The ahi tacos were not wonderful and the Octopus salad was not the very best. Overall we loved the experience.
My husband and I dined at Plate 38 last evening after attending Lightscape @ The Arboretum. The place is a great place for outdoor dining and the food is great. We both enjoyed our burgers which were cooked to perfection. We live in Sherman Oaks and look forward to dining at Plate 38 for meals in Pasadena.
Food was good but they brought the plates at different times leaving some members of our party waiting while we were eating. They mixed orders. My latte was served too late and cold. At this time it looks they are under staffed, but they were cordial and apologetic. In general, we enjoyed our food,
Amazing mushroom omelet and friendly service.
A little noisy.
Great location with excellent food and drinks.
Brick and wood interior with a large bar area all in one room. Nice outdoor seating available for about 6 parties of 2-4 under a large permanent cover. Happy Hour was busy with several small and large plates available until 6 pm. Menu of “Specials” in addition to regular menu. Dinner food was nicely plated and very good. Okay for families. Friendly staff. Clean. Free parking in smallish lot shared with small strip mall.
I ordered the fish and chips. The fries were ok nothing special but the fish ws the best fried fish I have ever had.
Asked server if Tomato Soup had cream in it. Assured it did not. When served, of course it had cream in it. Endive salad was not very good. It certainly did not live up to its description. Golden Snapper main course was delicious. So a mixed experience. Was not nearly as good as what I have experienced before.
Love the ambience here. Protected outdoor seating for the most part. There were 4 of us going for a light dinner. Their soups are delicious. We had French Onion soup and Red Pepper and Carrot Bisque with Shrimp soup. Also had a cheese plate...great selection of cheeses with cranberry nut bread...loved it. And fish tacos from the happy hour menu. Each of us enjoyed our meal.
The food is fantastic but service is lacking. The last three visits we spent over 20 minutes after finishing our meal to receive and pay the check, even when we asked for the check while dining. I understand that there may be a lack of workers, however, the restaurant shouldn't 'overseat' to where the service and attentt to customers declines.
We've been here for happy hour, but this was our first time for brunch. All of our food was amazing. A definite do over!!
Great restaurant with great service. The staff is always friendly and the food is always made to perfection. I am a particular fan of their mushroom omelette. Their fresh brewed coffee is also top-notch! This is definitely one of my favorite brunch spots in Pasadena!
Happy it’s there!!
Breakfast, lunch or dinner - everything is DELICIOUS
Our waiter was very nice and helpful in our choosing our food. This is a new find for us and we will definitely be back.
Dennis, our waiter, was top notch.
There was a team of servers (3-4) who kept us well fed and the drinks coming! Enjoyed the special peppers and bread, we had mushroom burgers (yummy) and martinis with lots of olives, as we had requested. Very good evening and the ambiance was just right.
Plate 38 never disappoints! I have never had a bad meal or experience here. I love this place!
Food was very good and plan on going back. Had the bread pudding for dessert....was not special and would not wait the time it took. Minus the dessert , a really good place.
The food was excellent and the service time could be improved but over all a very good dining experience as usual!
Excellent food and service for our birthday lunch. We sat outside and it was a bit noisy with the cars on Sierra Madre side. I would sit inside next time or on the parking lot side. Highly recommend the tempura shrimp/calamari appetizer! SO GOOD.
Yet another delicious meal at Plate 38. This place never disappoints. Thank you.
Always good food. Service has also been top notch.
Great food Manny was efficient waiter.
Street noises were obvious
It is clear that this pandemic has affected the quality of service and staffing and we all hope that things will improve for everyone, including restaurant owners. Food delivery timing was awful. Our 94 year old guest was served her brunch 10 minutes after ours arrived. Toast was cold. Cappuccinos arrived at the end of the meal and were comped, even though we didn't ask (nice touch, though). Took 30 minutes before placing our order with our waitress. Regardless, the food was good, but cold, and the service was friendly. It seems that no matter what restaurant you go to during the pandemic, we now expect less.
Good food, great outdoor space so you can take your furry friend.
We started with the crab cakes as an appetizer and they were cooked to perfection. Thickly formed and crispy on the outside. Nice sauce that didn't detract from the taste of the crab cake. So many small plates to choose from here!
For our entrees we got a truffle burger and a barbecue burger and went splitsies. The truffle burger was rich and indulgent. The barbecue burger was tangy and refreshing. Both perfect in their own ways.
For dessert we got the banana waffle sundae. The waffles have a crystallized sugar that adds a touch of a crunch. Also came with chocolate and cookie spread with caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream. 10/10 would get again.
Our drinks were as perfect as our food. Great beer selections and well-made cocktails. I was scared to try "paper plains" because I didn't know all of the ingredients, but I'm so glad I did. Would def order again.
My husband, good friend and I dined outside on the patio @ Plate 38 on Sat evening and had a great time eating. We enjoyed the burgers and the grilled octopus salad. On Monday, I had also dined with my friend and really enjoyed the fried chicken meal which was plenty for the two of us. One of the best fried chicken dinners that I have had which is only offered on Sundays and Mondays. Looking forward to going back for another great meal at Plate 38. We really enjoyed being able to sit outside in the patio which is quieter than sitting near Colorado Blvd.
Dinner was delicious and the service was very attentive! Jose is the best.
I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and was able to convince my partner and our neighbors to give it a go one Sunday evening. Great wine and beer selection and innovative cocktails. Everyone loved their food, the guys had the fried chicken dinner but I think the standout was the seafood pasta dish. We didn't need dessert but got the creme brulee trio anyway -- which was a very tasty way to finish our meal. We'll be back!
Great place, great service and really good food & drinks
This place is outstanding. Every item on the menu is amazing. Service is fantastic. What a great experience…. Every time!
Have not been there for over a year, still good, food menu could use a little more "imagination"
Upscale Casual but tasty!
Food was delicious but a bit expensive and service was slow. It was a busy night so it was hard to get the waiters attention. Otherwise, lovely experience.
This was my second time dining here. Previously I went for brunch and this time dinner. Have to say my preference was brunch, better menu and better service.
Excellent food, lovely service, great value, excellent specials.
It was wonderful, as usual. That's why I am there so often.
Plate 38 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 793-7100.
Plate 38 is rated 4.6 stars by 613 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.