Great Maple - Pasadena

4.8
758 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Appropriate service and check-in from the waiter. Table was seated a little further from any light than would be preferred. Had to use phone to view menu. Covid safety was very good. Not inconvenient at all.

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vipPSSteve
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large open patio and outdoor space in an open air mall. Tables at least 8 feet apart so no unsafe crowding or congestion. Servers were excellent and spent time chatting and saying hello. Salmon and rib eye sandwich were delicious. Just do it, order the doughnuts. We chose blueberry and lemon which were warm and delicious. We will definitely be back soon.

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monicah
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to make a reservation just 45 minutes in advance because it was the middle of the afternoon. We were instantly seated outside. Our waitress was very informative when making food recommendations, and she was very patient with my parents, niece and nephew. The food came out quickly, and was amazing. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered (spicy fried chicken sandwich, burger, and mac & cheese). It was a bit pricey, but we knew that going in. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside. It felt covid-safe as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was excellent! The outdoor setting and weather were both superb. Our waiter was attentive at the beginning but never checked in with us even once after our meal was delivered. Not sure why.

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vipMelissaS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cream of mushroom soup was amazing! I wish it was a menu staple. Rib Eye Patty Melt was everything I needed.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's all about the staff. They were absolutely fantastic.

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jimenab
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing! had the pancakes with a side of bacon, both so delicious!

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Rukduck
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I think our choice of food might of been not right for us. Your chilaquiles had to be the worst chilaquiles cI've ever had. They were dry . I can accept the fact that they were very different than what I've experienced in many restaurants but they were just bad. Our whole group thought same.
Service was very sparse, however we were very patient and understanding that most restaurants are understaffed as we reopen and they are not trained all the way. I've run into service problems at eateries this past month. You are not the only ones. But staff up and don't keep it lean otherwise people will go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service! A little bit slow in checking back to refill water and iced tea. Probably due to COVID required spacing of tables ie, servers have to walk farther from kitchen to tables. (I would recommend larger glasses). Good for casual dining. Nice cocktail menu. We’ll go back.

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Thinker
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside was noisy. And the water cups were extremely small. Please get larger cups.

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RachelO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Refills on drinks was a little slow. The the waiter was good. Food was delicious environment was friendly

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foodieforlife
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, awesome service and excellent food. You won’t go wrong with choosing Great Maple.

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Amarie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Great Maple never disappoints. So glad that you guys are back open in Pasadena, you were greatly missed & I couldn’t wait to come patronize you. Can’t wait until the deviled eggs are available on the menu as well, yum yum.

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vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
355 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, stylish and reliable American restaurant with a broad varsity of dishes, some focused on comfort food. Handsome decor, great and friendly service make for a consistently enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. Food was delicious! Just wish there was bottomless mimosas

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vipmarvalous16
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first timeI had eaten at this restaurant. We were a group of six people and we enjoyed our lunch very much. The staff was very attentive. We waited about 1/2 hour for our food but the staff apologized and brought us out plenty of bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive! Loved it and will definitely be coming back to try out their brunch service!

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JimS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Only had salt and pepper packets, no happy hour in spite of advertising in elevator, the prime rib was so-so, rewarmed with hot and cold sections. The chicken and bacon-doughnut were fabulous as always.

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vipToddS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience.
Service outstanding.

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BirdyN
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food - AMAZING!! Definitely coming back soon!

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vipVeronicaH
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Maple was soooo missed during the COVID period and I’m thrilled that you’re back! Service was friendly and fast, dining room directions were clear, and as always, the food was yummy! I love when managers come over and ask about how you’re doing and actually hang around to listen to what you have to say. Any kind of positive response is ALWAYS appreciated. Didn’t have room for the outstanding donuts, but we’ll definitely be back for those another visit.

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CarolT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Donut chicken was ok. Dark meat was used instead of white meat, so the taste wasn't so good.

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Melinda
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet atmosphere, waitress was extremely attentive. Would definitely go back.

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vip2expatsonholidaym
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First post quarantine dining out experience, we chose to enjoy brunch on patio. A few menu changes, but all our favorites still there. Tables widely spaced, servers in masks & face guards they kept a few feet away.. made it hard to hear/be heard. I blame that for a missed side of their killer maple glazed bacon , but no excuse for delivering plain, unglazed clearly over charred bacon. Kitchen wasn’t in it’s usually sharp form... service in general was a bit slow.... I’m going to chalk this up to slow reopening and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place, good food, server did not meet my expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to have Great Maple open again! I was there on their 2nd night reopened. The tables are limited and socially distanced and the food was a great as always. They were very accommodating when I complained it was cold inside. Their clean margarita was refreshing. I had breakfast for dinner, prosciutto eggs Benedict.

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JohannaA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

They have changed the menu at Pasadena. We were very disappointed they switched out the pasta in the turkey bolognese dish, and used burrata instead of the Parmesan shavings. What’s the point of burrata if it gets warm, it’s just boring mozzarella. Too creamy, it was missing the nutty sharp taste of parm needed for this particular bolognese. The dish didn’t work for us and the burrata just became a weird clump. I got the maple glazed salmon, didn’t taste any maple, the salmon was undercooked, and did not have a good sear. The cauliflower and green bean side dish that went with it was one note and tasted only of garlic and steamed cauliflower (try charring, please!). At least the portabello fries were still good but the aioli was too mayo heavy, needed a tad more seasoning. I used to love Great Maple but I cannot recommend them at the moment. We will try again for brunch. Finally, the hostess or manager was quite off-putting. As soon as she sat us down, she didn’t say hello but went straight to “You can only be here for 90 minutes.” No warm welcome and her voice was not at all kind-sounding, just authoritative. At least our server was nice.

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foodie48
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time a brunch with the girls! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Great Maple . Fist time at the Pasadena location. Perfect setting. Great staff. Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sons birthday. It was good.

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JackieK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great, I had a salad, turkey burger and fried chicken. All was satisfying and just the right amount for lunch. Mac and cheese was delicious. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but it took 20 minutes to receive our first drinks after ordering and an hour and a half to get our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for a gymnastics tournament at Pasadena convention center and ate here Friday night, then Saturday and Sunday. We couldn’t get enough! Best restaurant in the area. Loved the portobello mushroom fries, chicken and bacon doughnuts for dinner and then the chilaquiles were amazing for breakfast were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waiter was rude

KC
vipKarenC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, great food, great service...what more do you want! In fact ......better than the last time I went...and I loved it then too!

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vipAmyEats
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our food but had a few snafus. Old cream for the coffee etc. but our server was very accommodating and available to help. We will be back!

FAQs

Great Maple - Pasadena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 696-3265.

Great Maple - Pasadena is rated 4.8 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

Great Maple - Pasadena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatmaple.securetree.com/.

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.