Foothill Restaurant

4.3
121 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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Foothill Restaurant ... bringing to life delicious bites and signature spirits to Foothill Blvd in East Pasadena. Our tantalizing menu selections  include classic dishes prepared with the new elevated flavors of today. The bar menu includes local craft beers on tap, boutique wines and our handcrafted cocktails.

Open for Lunch, Weekend Brunch, Happy Hour and Dinner, Foothill Restaurant is an exciting new addition to Pasadena!
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JustinS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit since new chef took over and we were not disappointed!
Deviled eggs very tasty with lots of nicely seasoned yoke. My linguine Bolognese was terrific!
Perfect portion for lunch and add some to take home.
My wife had the fish tacos and were very good with nice little avocado spread on the side.

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LeonardH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I normally go for dinner. I was there for Sunday brunch. It was very busy. The noise level was high. Everything else fantastic.

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CassieF
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They're very accommodating with special diet requests. Friendly service and good food.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Brunch. The restaurant was a tad cold.

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FranR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was super slow. Food was okay. Couldn't tell if they were understaffed or they were just overwhelmed. It was after 8p, so it wasn't packed. Then I got a nastygram for not showing up to my Open Table reservation. My first visit was for brunch, it was empty - food was good, service was better. Not sure if I'll give it another shot - location is convenient, but not down the street, so I'd have to decide whether the risk was worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately I don’t have anything good to say about my recent dining experience at this restaurant... So I will say nothing at all.

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vipBradfordW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. Food was spectacular as was the service. Outstanding combination that shouldn’t go without mention and worthy of many more repeat visits. Can’t wait to work my way through the rest of the menu. Great job, Chef Carlos!

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Alisynwunderkand
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here has been fantastic every time, delicious food, tasty cocktails, good wine, always a great experience.

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MorganMorgan
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my birthday and my server Tamra was amazing. I loved Tamra!

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MikeB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would have given Foothill Restaurant 5 stars BUT went for Sunday brunch and the food was good but the noise level was way too loud. Because there really isn't any accoustical buffer like insulation in the ceiling and noise is enhanced from everyone talking having a DJ playing music way too loud ruined the brunch. My guests and I couldn't carry on a normal conversation without yelling and straining our ears to hear one another.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was very tasty, sliders and fish tacos (which were a bit lite on the "fish").











t he service was e xcellent.
We ordered a glass of wine during happy hour and a VERY small pour was served to us. We figured it was he happy hour pour and we thought that was ok. Later in the meal, we ordered another glass of the same wine, same size and it was almost twice the price of the happy hour glass. That didn't set very well.

We were seated at a table where the sun shown directly in our eyes - they need to get some outside shades and fix that. I might go back, but it probably would not be any time soon.

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vipwickedwitch2
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second visit to Foothill, and the experience was just as nice as the first. A friend and dined early on Friday night before heading up to the Sierra Madre Playhouse, where we are front-of-house volunteers from time to time. We were worried about having time to enjoy our dinner within only about a 75-minute time span. I ordered the split pea-with-bacon soup, and it was delicious. My entree was the salmon salad, and it also was excellent. My friend ordered the large (and it WAS large!) bone-in pork chop with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Enjoyed it immensely and took about half of the chop home. We ended up having time for dessert, so we split an order of creme brulee with raspberries. One of the best I've had, and certainly enough for two (very rich). Service was on spot and very friendly. Just reinforced my belief that Twohey's has a real hit with this upscale - yet affordable - addition. We will be back!

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vipLourdesN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server, Tamara, was very attentive and had good recommendations on appetizers, entrees, and cocktails. Food was very tasty and interior was comfy and hip!

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GretchenP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

My big problem was that The Foothill restaurant did not honor my reservation I made with Open Table. Perhaps you need to have a conversation with them. Although they did seat us in the restaurant, Management didn’t seem to care much that I had a confirmed reservation. Nor did they call and tell me there was a problem. Thank goodness there were plenty of tables available in the restaurant at that time because it could have been a really big problem.

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SGVFoodie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We each had something different: I had the blackened shrimp and pesto which was outstanding; my wife had the beef short ribs; and our friends had the beef stroganoff and the mahi-mahi. It was no problem for them to sub-out the leek risotto and replace with potatoes. It was less crowded on a Sunday night to have a conversation and catchup.

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Terry
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant near Noise Within theater

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Joss
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tamara our waitress was amazing . Good service good food good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are a breakfast food couple, so Saturday brunch is always lovely to find. We decided to try Foothill since their brunch ran until 3 PM. We ordered the short rib hash and the Og waffle and I couldn’t have been more pleased with both. The short ribs were as tender and flavorful as the finest dining restaurants. The waffle was fluffy with a perfectly crispy outside. The Nutella and strawberries were also a perfect addition to such a treat.

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vipGipsyB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the first to arrive. We really enjoyed the restaurant. I recommended the short beef hash! It was delicious. Th best I have had. My friend ordered the crab cake eggs Benedict. The crab cakes were so good. You really can’t go wrong ordering either one. Definitely will be back.

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JimC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, and a great vibe.

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AndrewD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local restaurant that has a warm yet modern ambience, is well appointed, has some great mixed drinks on the menu, solidly prepared comfort food, and some excellent desserts. We'll be going back for sure.

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Satisfied
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I went on Sunday and the noise level was extreme. The tables are too close together and there was a DJ to make the loudness even worse.

The food was overpriced and average.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at brunch! The DJ was super awesome and kept the vibe fun and energetic. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect. I definitely tell everyone to check out their brunch and happy hour.

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KatieL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very loud. Food is EXTREMELY salty. Nice service, clean and stylish atmosphere.

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LucindaB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very pleasant atmosphere with great wait staff. The prices were reasonable, the food tasty and many selections on the menu. For happy hour they had many selections with a good variety.

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MarthaM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. Service was good at the begining, then our waitress disappeared and never came back. The music on Sunday was good, but very loud. We were sitting in the front, it would have been nicer to sit at another table. Be sure to sit further back if you're not into really loud music while dining.

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JacquieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ambiance, food, service and crafted cocktails all amazing!

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vipDottiegirl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Location, ambiance, service outstanding. Bar service and wines are great! We've been to Foothill five times. Each time was better than the last. Creative menu; some dishes are excellent, especially the fresh fish of the day. The Caesar salad needs revamping, but the onion rings were great. Sure miss the wonderful fried chicken from the previous iteration of this restaurant. We'll be back.

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Mattyblue
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Great food. Great service. Clean and quiet. I can’t wait to go back and try the brunch menu.

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Teddy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience, our first visit and everything went well. Our server, Caroline, was very attentive and had no problem with recommending dishes we inquired about. The food was as described, came in a timely manner. Drinks also nice, good wine list also. We'll be returning for sure!

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JeffH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very warm staff, great food, great cocktails and wine. Lights are a little bright and on the cool side of the spectrum but this place is excellent down to the bathroom wallpaper.

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LeslieM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was one of the only places I could get a last minute reservation for Valentine's Dinner. It had received good reviews, so I decided to try it. I was very happy with the choice. Although the tables are close and it is very loud, the service and food more than made up for it. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and were seated promptly. Our drink orders were taken almost immediately. We ordered the deviled egg appetizer, which was outstanding. My Valentine ordered the salmon, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I ordered the coffee braised short ribs, which were so tender and had such great flavor. It appeared as though everyone around us were enjoying their meals just as much. For such a busy night, everything was fantastic. I would definitely go again.

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bethg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live within walking distance to Foothill Restaurant and visited for the first time on Valentines day, which is also my husbands birthday.
We were a little skeptical since we did not have a positive experience at the previous restaurant in that location, but a close friend suggested we try again.
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcome and wonderfully surprised by the whole experience. The food was outstanding, service was fantastic and hospitality was unlike any other restaurant in the area. We felt like it was our regular spot...and it was our first time.
We will definitely be back! Our restaurant standards are high, as I'm a good cook and a foodie and we are usually dissappointed with our meals out...but Foothill did not disappoint!!

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vipNancyDrew
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GRrrreat food. And - My new go-to place for Shepherd's Pie.
Thx to Tamara for your patience and super service.

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oldschoolVegas
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our go-to place.
My wife and I have been about 5 times. Happy Hour is great. Specials are awesome.
Service is fantastic. They have always been accommodating.
Love it!

LA
LizA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was cold when it came out, portions small for the cost. Great brunch music from the DJ, fun atmosphere, not so great food.

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vipWhittyOne
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new hometown spot! D.J.'s spin great music! My feet are tapping and my body is moving along with my mouth. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foothill is a new favorite of mine since I live in the neighborhood. The servers are very friendly, the atmosphere is fun and trendy, and the food is delicious; especially the burger!

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viplive2eat
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the small bites offered for happy hour that was available at lunch. The artichoke (not on hh menu) was delicious especially with the two dipping sauces. Came here for a friend’s birthday who got a complimentary hot fudge sundae which was a throwback to Twoheys. Nice lunch place in Pasadena.

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LeonardH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! I have been twice in 8 days. Great addition to the Pasadena food scene. Modern upscale environment. Friendly and attentive staff. Ben and Sebastian are both fantastic servers. Tell Herscel Sanders the new GM that Leonard sent you!!

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Foothill Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 449-2337.

Foothill Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.