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About Great Maple - Pasadena

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.

300 E Colorado Blvd
Ste 114
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
Garfield Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 714-7623

Website:
http://www.thegreatmaple.com/

Parking Details:
Subterranean parking - validation offered

Public Transit:
Memorial Park Station - Metro Gold Line

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Great Maple - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (37)
Casual (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
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Great for Lunch (32)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Brunch (22)
Fun (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (14)
Healthy (14)
People Watching (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Great Maple lived up to its name. We went for brunch with friends and loved it. Our reservation was handled quickly and professionally. Our waiter was fun and informed, guiding us well.
The food? What can you say about maple-bacon donuts but more, except that their so big that three or four people can easily split an order of 3. The breakfasts were great; I had the chiliquales and they were very authentic with just the right amount of spice. A lot of people around us were having huge burgers, a great looking chopped salad and fried chicken with maple-bacon donuts. We’ll definitely be going back.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was very slow and the food was also slow coming out of the kitchen. As the restaurant filled up the service got slower. I saw several customers getting up to track down their server.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointing. Very very loud. Food (fingerling potatoes) had strong unusual flavor. Told the manager. He coukd have cared less. Told the waiter. He said, “people love it or hate it”. Salad had way too much dressing. Very embarrassed to bring a friend here.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been several times and have never had a bad meal. Great portobello fries!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Servers and hostess are always courteous. I wish the weekend brunch specials were also served during week.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Really loud for a business meeting, but a wonderful restaurant in all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Needs better management, more attention to details. Booth was wet, glasses were dirty, food was over cooked and served incomplete. Staff was mediocre at best.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great Maple is a new restaurant at the Paseo outdoor mall. Build out of the space is nice - they definitely spent a lot of money on the restaurant itself. This place is popular, so suggest you make reservations (esp. on Friday evenings or weekends).

Food and service are both pretty good. The happy hour menu is a great value.

Only quibble is that they sometimes are not staffed to handle demand. We've gone a few times where the restaurant is 1/3 empty (the space is HUGE) and there was a 30+ minute wait. Suspect that was due to lack of waiters.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was the first time we tried this restaurant. The location within Paseo wasn't apparent so we spent some time walking around trying to find it. The staff is young and somewhat inexperienced, but very friendly and ended up doing their jobs well. The best thing is the food. Everything we had was excellent; very tasty. The atmosphere is a bit busy and noisy, but not too bad. I recommend that everyone try this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was good, especially the quality of the food. Only downside was the noise level being too high. The distance between the tables is too tight so you can clearly hear the conversations from the near by table. On this occasion, there was very loud people on the next table, so it was quite bothersome. But the food was amazing. Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time here, just had a cocktail 🍹 it was okay. Came back to try the food 🥘 Delicious 😋

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food took forever to come. And when it did, it was the wrong food. We got the food for somwone else’s table. Amd the restaurant wasn’t even busy.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was great, the aesthetic was fresh and inviting, and the food was delicious. Really recommend the lavender lemonade, it was the most refreshing drink I have ever had.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was OK. I had the two eggs, which came with fruit and toast. The fruit was fresh. The eggs were, well, what can you do with scrambled eggs? The coffee was lukewarm, and $4.00, which seems a bit steep. Ambiance was fun (we sat on the patio). If I lived in this section of town i might return, as there seems to be a bit of a dearth of full-service breakfast places. But no way would I go out of my way to come here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was tasty. Service quite slow. Salmon was excellent. Chicken and donuts dish is pretty rich.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food is always amazing but service was very slow that day.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

2nd time at The Great Maple. Outstanding food. We had The Portobello Mushroom fries, Cobb Salad, Deviled Eggs, The Hummus, Bacon Mac n Cheese, Parmeson Truffle Fries,Turkey Bolognese, Brick Chicken, The Steak Frites, Salmon. For dessert the Beignets with Lemon curd. The beignets were perfect. Such outstanding quality and taste. The atmosphere and design of the restaurant is beautiful and unique. Above all the service from the staff is second to none. We will come back Again and Again and Again. A+

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food is excellent. Portobello fries are amazing. Service is very friendly but on the slow side.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have eaten at the Great Maple in San Diego and this site keeps the tradition of great food intact. We had the fried chicken/maple bacon donuts combo and both were excellent. The service was attentive but not rushed. Looking forward to our next visit to Pasadena so we can eat here again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

There was only one server in a very large section of the restaurant. It took us 1.75 hours to get a quick dinner. I think she was overwhelmed and everything was taking much longer than it should. Also, certain things were wrong on the food order when it came out. Some food was also cold.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

A must when you are in Pasadena. Very fun menu with creative options. Love this place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been to Great Maple twice now and both times have been excellent. Cool atmosphere, great food and friendly staff. It’s right in the Paseo so perfect before or after a movie. Lots of bacon and maple flavored food/drinks and donut desserts to top off the great main courses they have. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service. We had a baby with us and all the staff came up to us and doted on her. Made us feel really welcome! I wish they didn’t have a tasting menu for their NYE dinner though. Or at least have their tasting menu optional. I’ll need to go back for sure when I can order off their regular menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, People Watching
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They were having staffing issues. The assistant manager had to wait on us. He forgot about us several times. Our food came out Cold. He did adjust our check to reflect this mishap. We will give them another try but did not have a good experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service! Definitely recommend. Nice addition to Colorado Blvd.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It's a nice place for lunch or dinner. The food is decent, but a bit on the loud side. The restaurant just opened so I highly recommend making a reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very interesting menu. Love the food. Something different. Not your normal restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The menu is mouth watering...I wanted to order everything, but unfortunately, the descriptions of the food items are better than the actual food themselves. The deviled eggs were rubbery. The beignets were very disappointing...like heavy yeast bread, not doughnuts, with caked on powdered sugar. Oh well. But happy hour prices aren’t bad!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was there to celebrate my brother's birthday and he really enjoyed it. Service was just a little on the slow side, seemed they didn't have enough servers and the place was busy. I did not mind too much as long as I had a cocktail!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great service and a great outdoor patio. Brisket sandwich was disappointing, meat was tough to eat and average at best. Fries were soggy and stale.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent, staff was very friendly. It took a very long time to get items, but it is a new restaurant so I am sure that will work itself out in the future.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had to choose one restaurant in this plentiful town... and we picked this one. Sat outside where the noise level was comfortable (as opposed to a loud dining area inside) and loved the food. We had brick chicken and salmon, which included greens and cauliflower hash... truly divine. We were impressed by the freshness, variety of the menu and very intentional tastes, preparation and presentation. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service!!! Happy hour - great flavors and prices!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service and ambiance is great. I went for brunch and got the traditional popover Benedict. It was delicious!!! Love how the popover is light and crispy. Definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Way over priced

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I am sorry to say that my family and I were all dsappointed in our dinner at the Great Maple. This place has only been open for a few months but I will not be returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had been looking forward to trying Great Maple, was very pleased with our entire evening!
How bad can a place that serves maple bacon doughnuts be? They did not disappoint. We were greeted and given options to seat either indoors or out, we choose outside under heaters(it was in the low 50’s) and were very comfortable as it was not as loud and easier to have a conversation!
We were seated and got menus with explanations right away. We ordered craft cocktails that were well prepared and looked over the menu for dinner. Everything was as expected and served promptly and it was delicious! Last but not least a warm bacon maple doughnut for dessert!! Will be back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

If you haven't been, what are you waiting for? We loved it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice! This will be a fave spot for sure.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service is slow and horrible. A pity because it could be a great place to come to. Menu is limited. Food is ok.

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