Plate 38

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
370 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
This neighborhood gem is a perfect place for a dry aged burger and a beer or a Friday splurge with signature craft cocktails and a four course meal. Plate 38 caters to those in seek of comfort food made from scratch with a lighter California flare.

With its industrial Napa decor, Plate 38 is a warm bistro that stays open late and features a reverse happy hour starting at 9:00 seven days a week. Let loose on Saturdays and Sundays with bottomless mimosas and the best brunch Pasadena has to offer.

Get it delivered

Specials

early and late night happy hour @plate38

Happy Hour available 3-6pm & 9pm-close at Plate 38 kitchen and bar. Serving a variety of a la carte bar bites: fresh oysters $1.75 each, $5 tuna tartar taco, cheese and charcuterie $2 - $6.50. Classic craft cocktails, wine and draft beer from $5.50 to $9.50.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 29, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Tue-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-11:00PM
Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

All Night Happy Hour

Enjoy happy hour from 3pm to close every Monday at Plate 38 kitchen and bar. Serving a variety of a la carte bar bites: fresh oysters $1.75 each, $5 tuna tartar taco, cheese and charcuterie $2 - $6.50. Classic craft cocktails, wine and draft beer from $5.50 to $9.50.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2118

Availability: Mon 3:00PM-10:00PM

What 370 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Needed more servers. Especially if there are a lot of people order bottomless mimosas.

BW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I usually don't like pre-mixed mimosas but there's are great! Service is also fantastic. I just wish they had some vegan options....

CV
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We decided to meet up with friends at this place so we made reservations.
The garlic french fries are always our favorites. The burgers are everyone's craze.
We did enjoy the experience and we will most certainly be back.

AL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Plate 38 food is so good, I always forgive the slow service.
It's pricey, but great quality.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going here since moving to Pasadena almost 3 years ago. The food, drinks and service are excellent. I've never had a bad dish. We decided to go on Valentine's Day, and had a terrific server, more fantastic food, great cocktails, delicious steak and great wine pairings. I can't say enough nice things about Plate 38.

A
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly great tastes. Strong flavors. Great choices.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed with OPEN TABLE and not the restaurant. On your site, you advertised a 4 course meal, when we walked into the restaurant they indicated that they were not serving what was being advertised. VERY DISAPPOINTED. Please ensure proper communication between your merchants is accurate and is as advertised.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was and is always great here

Service is outstanding

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is awesome, casual! Food is high end quality with reasonable $$$

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved going there on valentine's day and we had a special menu AND happy hour and the regular menu.. so many choices

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a really superb meal. We started with the charred octopus and the beet salad. The beet salad was very good and the octopus was just heavenly! We shared the salmon for dinner and it was maybe the best salmon I’ve ever had. From the cut of salmon to the cooking and miso sauce it was just heavenly. And I almost always just fine salmon to be a reasonably healthy but not amazing choice. So we were very happy!

RM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Oh wow, I had the chupe seafood stew. It has its origins in Peru, I think. The mussels were PERFECT! They had a taste of the open sea! No fishy funk! It was clean, sweet and amazing! The spicy shrimp broth it was served in was just as perfect. I hope to have this again SOON!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great but rather expensive

KR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the waitstaff was wonderful!

EL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at Plate 38. Great happy hour menu and regular menu.

JD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent food, service and ambiance. The only warning is that I asked for the hamburger with NO BUN, I told the server I can’t have wheat ... the bun came on the plate regardless. So if you’re celiac you probably need to over emphasise your needs.

KV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never let's me down. I decided to have my birthday brunch here and I made a great choice. I did not have a problem with my reservation keeping it mind it was on a busy Sunday busy morning. They had my table ready prior to my arrival. They provided excellent customer service and the food was amazing. Clear to say I will keep coming to this place.

RZ
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Although this is one of our go to places, especially on holidays, this past visit made me feel that they are slipping a bit. The food was still very good, but strangely, there were no seasonal (i.e. wintery) cocktails--something I believe they've had in the past, and the selections we tried were mediocre. Our waiter also seemed very inexperienced, making mistakes like sending our entrees out the second we finished our appetizers, even though we had expressly told him we wanted some time in between. He also failed to show us the wine bottle before opening and failed to offer a taste before simply pouring it. These are not huge mistakes at all, but when spending over $200 on a meal, I do tend to wish for overall excellence. The important thing, though, is that the food is still good with a diverse menu, so we will not be deterred from trying it again.

AL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Special Christmas Eve menu offered good selections. I had prime rib, which was very good, and my dinner companion had quail, which she liked. Service was excellent--they were there when we needed them and they left us alone when we wanted to be left alone. Best of all, they did not hurry us when we wanted to linger over coffee and dessert. All in all, a good dining experience.

PN
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great! We love the chalkboard specials because there is always something super special and unique there. We even had some friends from Hollywood join us and they were equally impressed! Thanks Plate38! You are the best!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, interesting food. Cool restaurant and enjoyed the cocktails.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great go to casual restaurant with a creative menu that is very well executed. Brunch, lunch or dinner - - its always excellent.

VH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Had brunch here before the Doo Dah parade, and everything was delicious! Highly recommend, and you can make reservations too! I love that.

LD
Los Angeles
344 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, casual bar and grill atmosphere. Wholesome American fare, well-prepared and presented. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a little surprised on entering that greeter did not know of reservation. Asked if I had a reservation for the ten guests. I told him I did. Took a few for him to set up for us. I guess I had expected that the area and tables were ready when I arrived. All patrons did not come at the same time, so the waiter was kept busy. I was impressed that all were taken care of promptly. The food was as expected but the potato fries were exceptional. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Will come back again as it was a very enjoyable evening for Happy Hour.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Restaurant was empty and still had horrible service.

JM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This is a cute place. Lots of high energy during brunch! We were seated promptly, and then forgotten about I believe. Not one person looked our way or even offered waters. After about 15 mins, I asked a server passing by for the 3rd time if he could send our waiter and he gladly took our orders. Five minutes later our actually waiter come and we informed he we’d given our odes already.
Service was pretty slow. Others were being served and checked in on who were seated after us. We ordered a salad and a sandwich and sweet potato fries. Nothing to write home about, under seasoned food. I appreciate the fresh local produce. I have many friends who enjoy this place. Perhaps it was an off day...

OT
Los Angeles
761 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the pulled pork sandwich and the turkey. Fries were okay. Chicken wings were disappointing.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. I love how the outside and inside are not separated too much. Big open windows in between outside and inside so you could see everything.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Standard Bottomless Brunch spot. You'll know what to do.

MC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just gets better the second time . Give it a strong recommendation for duck, bone marrow and beer on tap.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The foods was so tasty, we enjoyed our dinner so much. However the server wasn't right for us. I felt racism...I hoped if we could have other server, it will be the perfect anniversary dinner at the table.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dodgers playoff game - fun with Dodger dog!

AG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Father and I had a wonderful breakfast! The staff was extremely friendly and attentive.

c
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is one of our go to places. You can count on very good to outstanding and unique food, fun and tasty unusual drinks and fun and friendly service.

MC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is exactly as advertised. The atmosphere is casual. Most of the space is occupied by the bar. The food is outstanding bar food with a limited number of entre' items. We could only sample a three items. They were great.

EM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specials are always good and interesting. Host and server were kind and accommodating. Rick shrimp and calamari appetizer full of flavor. Duck and farro was delicious!

m
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered off the happy hour menu. Large selection & portions. Friendly attentive service. We were quite pleased. We will be back.

c
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a later brunch. The food was wonderful. Everyone in my group enjoyed their dish. Will definitely go back.

MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great very relaxed area loved how pet friendly they are. Thank you for giving great service and tasty food!