Great Maple - Pasadena

4.1
423 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch”
recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour 7 days a week 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Monday - Thursday:
Lunch: 11 am to 4 pm
Dinner: 4 pm to 9 pm

Friday:
Lunch: 11 am to 4 pm
Dinner: 4 pm to 11 pm

Saturday:
Brunch: 9 am to 3:30 pm
Dinner: 3:30 pm to 11 pm

Sunday:
Brunch: 9 am to 3:30 pm
Dinner: 3:30 pm to 9 pm
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Phone number
(626) 714-7623
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Garfield Ave.
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Parking details
Subterranean parking - validation offered
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Public transit
Memorial Park Station - Metro Gold Line
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 423 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My party and I had the deviled eggs (delish), kale salad with chicken (overpriced), veggie burger (too many pickled onions) and fish tacos (bland). Aside from the parenthesized descriptions of our main courses, our meals were satisfying.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

One of the newer additions to the Paseo in Pasadena, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy a dinner out. The food is fantastic and I highly recommend the fried chicken and donuts, or the bbq ribs. The drinks are well made and include new twists on the classics. We enjoyed the maple bacon old fashioned and blackberry cobbler, both of which were delicious. For dessert we had the beignets with lemon curd, which was a spectacular end to our meal. The food and atmosphere was perfect, though our service left a bit to be desired. It took an incredibly long time to get the honey for my sister’s tea, and it was difficult to catch our server’s attention. As my prior visit had excellent service, it was disappointing for the poor service to be on the night out to celebrate.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the fried chicken and maple doughnuts so good. Our waitress made a suggestion on a drink pairing and it was perfect for me. Great find in Pasadena for sure.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was really good. The server was great. There were no fewer than 3 hostesses when we arrived, and with a reservation, the seating offered to us was outdoors. It was a cold day. When we requested to be seated indoors, we had to wait 10 minutes. We should have been asked when we first checked in.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday tonight. The service was great and the food was amazing!

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G
Orange County
103 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food... I highly recommend the chicken with avocado toast..I would go back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Delicious drinks.

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MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only addition I would say Is beer and wine menu needs a little expansion. Service and food choices exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service, reasonable prices.

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JS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good place ever since it opened here in Pasadena---very good food, good service and a nice appointed dining area that also has outdoor options.
It should be noted that they just use better raw materials in their food to produce a better product;
Example- Caesar salad has kale and mixed green vs just romaine, their chicken is of a higher grade and more tender/juicy than other places;

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DD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was anticipating a great meal experience but unfortunately had a hair in my food and the waiter was not very courteous about my options after notifying him. The food was not worth the price and could have had more menu options. Very limited! Will not return...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were very good. The ambiance is very modern and well designed. Our food came out really well with the ribeye with chimicurri sauce being really good. The lobster popover was very good as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We have been dining quite often for Brunch since the beginning of Summer and today was very disappointing. Our order came with lots of delays especially for our infant butter pasta that took about 30min to get to the table. A side of avocado was asked for the child with the original order and when it came with with the pasta it had black smudges all over it. Then it was changed to a better looking one but was covered in salt so eventually after the 3rd order it was finally what we had ordered. The side of strawberries looks outdated as well. In the past we chose Great Maple because it is kids friendly but because the experience for our infant today was mediocre we felt sad for him as he was looking forward to go there. Our entire order was $60 and because of the situation for the meal of our child we barely touched our plates. It seems on an overall that the dining room was full of servers who were having not the best day and the kitchen seemed very busy with not enough people behind the pass to get the food ready. Meer apologies were offered and to top it off we were charged a wrong amount which was another inconvenience. Please take this feedback as constructive and note that during our time at the restaurant the manager on duty was not seen helping any of their team. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if there are more details you wish to receive.

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N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The mushroom fries were delicious. All the dishes are very good except the prime rob sandwich. It was too raw.

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W
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Thought the portions were small for the money. Spent over $200 and all were still hungry.

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MA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Prices high for quality of food served. Too many young children at dinner time. They made a racket. Also, mains are limited. Overall experience poor.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited for our server for about 30 minutes. Turned out, it was the guy who kept walking to the other tables around us, who didn’t bother to even acknowledge us. Awful service, food was decent, overpriced for what you get though. Would not go back voluntarily again.

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DD
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic find while traveling. Food was delicious, ambiance was great and service no complaints at all. Only wish they had a location back home in Sonoma County or Napa County.

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C
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 out of 6 in our group have been to Great Maple and it didn't disappoint! The varied menu from appetizer to dessert (as if we ever have any room for dessert!) appeals to all. We had the Portabello Truffle Fries and they are as wonderful and tasty as ever. Cauliflower was delicious and well as our entrees. I know I should try something else but your fried chicken with maple bacon donuts can't be beat! Shared with others and no one could believe that maple taste in the donuts as well as generous sprinkles of bacon--what's not to like! Even the vegetarian in our group had to try it. What a great restaurant and their food!!

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DG
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really awesome food and staff! The eggs Benedict on a popover is delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy dining at the Great Maple. Never disappointed. My favorite is the beef dip. I try not to be a dining creature of habit but when something is this good you just cant help it !

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After a long morning at the Pasadena Convention center, we sat down to a very good meal at The Great Maple. It was good food at moderate prices. We saw other diners with food we will try on our next visit.

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M
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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NS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Slowest service I received at a restaurant during my entire meal service only checked up on us twice very friendly but zero customer service

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MC
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First time here - for brunch on a Saturday. Have wanted to dine here for a while. My friend and I shared the breakfast smash (more than enough for 2) and an order of the House-made White Cheddar Biscuits. Both were recommended by our server. Their service, menu descriptions and presentation are very nice. The dishes we had were "okay". The breakfast smash has potatoes, sausage, eggs and hollandaise sauce - but seemed to be mostly potatoes to me. I will likely give them another try, but for now I'm not as wowed as I had hoped.

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B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quaint, cozy, classy gem in Pasadena. Great food and ambiance in the heart of it all.

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BG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My husband and I were on a movie and dinner date. I had heard about this place and have wanted to try it.
First, waiter was hard to understand, not helpful, attentive or friendly and was so slow.
Service was really slow. Food was mediocre. Prices were high for quality of the food.
I'm sorry I tried something new and spent a lot of money on a disappointing experience.
Definitely will not be returning.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was, as always, very good. However on this visit the service was terrible. The appetizer, salad, and entree were delivered almost simultaneously. This is unacceptable at a restaurant of this quality and price point. The server did offer to put the entrees under a heat lamp until we wanted them, but why would anyone take this option. The waiter also initially forgot the dessert and brought the bill instead.

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G
Los Angeles
155 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great early dinner on the patio. Perfect weather for outside. Not noisy due to being on their great patio & an early mid-week meal.
The Portobello Mushroom fries are superb. The menu seems slimmed down from the past ones. Salmon, turkey bolognese were good. Nice spot for after work.
Now serving brunch 7 days/week- good news!

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was friendly and accommodated our request to share a meal. The salmon was delicious. I didn't think I was a fan of ancient grains, but they were very tasty.

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c
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Turned out the Great Maple was not Great. Nice happy hour menu but the regular entries were uninspired.
The service was disinterested, did not come by often enough to refill drinks, etc. The pasta was over cooked, the market Fish at $27 was small, over cooked and served with a slab of broccoli. Too many other restaurants to try in Pasadena so no need to come back soon.

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t
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, creative, most interesting "Cobb Wedge" I have ever had, Wedge of Romaine topped with Blue Cheese, Avocado, Pulled Smoked Chicken, Maple Bacon, Tomatoes and an awesome Blue Cheese Vinaigrette. Highly recommended.

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J
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pork ribs were yummy and messy. They do not provide wipes, but our server obligingly brought us damoened napkins to clean off fingertips. The food was great, the service was spot-on. Cheery and fun

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JK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really great food and nice staff. Their dessert is also wonderful by itself! Alcohol list is varied and has a nice selection.

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DO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to entertain, enjoy a nice meal and drink.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food and service was very slow.

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GL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too loud and noisy. Waitstaff overwhelmed on a Sunday. Was promptly seated however. Good but would think twice about entering such chaos. No one knew what the other was doing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a problem getting one of our meals correct but the gentleman and female staff were very apologetic and discussed in detail what happened. They were we’re sorry and continued to ask his they could fix the problem which they did and provided that meal complimentary! Because of their professionalism and courteousness we’ll be back.

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CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour. Amazing service at the bar.

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