Great Maple - Pasadena

4.4
873 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Super chick and nice

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ThreeSisters
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. First time back in a restaurant. Outdoor dining.

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leka64
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive. Food was good. Donuts are wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Fathers Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant is amazing, very clean and modern! The service was good! The food was ehh, I expected more? My friend got a spicy chicken sandwich and the chicken was cold and the steak house burger wasn’t flavorful, in my opinion. The food was mediocre. The presentation of the food was great but lacked flavor. Looks better than it taste! But I have to say the Maple Bacon Donuts were AMAZING! That’s probably one of there best items on the menu!! It was so flavorful!

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Michael
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've dined at Great Maple several times, and each visit is enjoyable and consistently good. We're happy that indoor dining is back, as it was a warm day. The servers are always very friendly and attentive, and the food and drinks are always delicious. My wife had their eggs benedict for the first time and was "WOW"ed by them - and she's a pretty good connoisseur of eggs benedict. I had the chilaquiles and was pleasantly surprised with how flavorful and spicy they were.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Here for early dinner around 530pm yesterday 6/19/21. I live two blocks away so thought I’d check it out. My fiancé ordered the steak frites, asked for the tapenade on the side, it came on top of the steak! Ordered a small Cesar salad as an appetizer. It came out with my entree. My parents ordered a burger split with truffle fries. It came out with regular fries. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️. It was very slow and honestly no reason for this lack of attention to detail. Here is the best part. ..a lovely couple was sat behind us; a gentleman and a lady in a red outfit. They sat there for almost 15 minutes and not one server came to check on them and get a drink order….they got up and walked out. The manager dark skinned bald guy just watched them walk out & did not even attempt to apologize and get them back he just watch them walk out. I can understand if you guys were busy but your entire indoor dining room including my table was maybe 12 covers? 3 tables? Now I understand why this place is always empty at 7 PM. Seems like the management really doesn’t care. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we ordered was great!

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SurLaTable
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marquis was so attentive!!! Amazing experience!!! You can't go wrong with the bacon maple donuts and the decadent Cajun Shrimp Eggs Benedict!!

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CathyG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu , the presentation of the food was amazing and it was scrumptious.

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vipDCharm
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The signature fried chicken and maple, bacon donuts (2 pieces, 2 donuts) were disappointing. The donuts were good -- the texture was like French Toast and the sweetness of the maple glaze was mostly offset by the savory bacon bits sprinkled across the top. The chicken was bland, only a hint of black pepper; its breading wasn't crispy, the dish needed another texture; and the drizzle of light amber maple syrup added some flavor but more sweetness wasn't needed. Further, the dish's proportions were way off, too much donut (2 Voodoo Donut-sized ones) and skimpy chicken strips. A chicken cutlet(s) with smaller donuts would make more sense and be somewhat healthier. 😉

Also, strangely Great Maple offers two benedicts on its menu but neither description mentions that they include eggs or how they are prepared, all of the other ingredients are listed. ("Eggs" aren't even listed in these dishes' names, i.e., Eggs Benedicts). Plus the prosciutto used in the "Traditional" Benedict (traditional uses Canadian or crispy bacon) was not high-quality - the texture was more like corned beef and it was too salty.

The best items we had were the coffee, the donuts, and the twice cooked french fries. Overall, I won't be back.

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DezB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food. good time

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Renee
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice day out ! Had a reservation a Saturday morning and was seated promptly. Was served by Nathaniel pleasant young man, good personality was attentive but watched the table to see what we needed but not too clingy. We both got the Vegan hash ; a new dish for me . It was healthy , I needed a dash of salt. The portobello fries ? A must have !!!!!!!!! Cant wait to go back

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TeaV
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. One of my favorite places to eat brunch.

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JefferyG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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vipBabystace77
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The restaurant decor is nice but the food is not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Met my friend here who I haven’t seen in nearly 1 1/2 years. My friend ordered the rib eye sandwich and I had the vegan hash. Food was excellent. The powdered sugar beignets and the maple bacon glazed doughnuts were delicious and a must try. The wait staff was attentive and friendly.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I am gluten and dairy-free. When I visited I asked what I could have on the menu and the chef recommended one of the sandwiches lettuce wrapped. I got he BLT lettuce wrapped. Not the brightest idea to say the least. It was not good but I really don't think a lettuce wrapped BLT would be very good anywhere. I didn't like how they cooked the bacon, all the fat was rendered off of it so it didn't have much flavor. Ambiance and service was top notch.

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StarT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Great Maple but absolutely loved the food & ambiance! We highly recommend that you try this place out for Brunch. We will definitely be back!

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dlme
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for brunch.

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Joe4lisa
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had to keep waving

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Cris
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is pretty amazing. I had the ribeye steak sandwich with fries. It was really fresh and delicious. The meat was perfect! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.

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NgocT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not really convince on their food nor service. Food was mediocre. Service was extremely slow. Had to ask for water refills 3x before they did anything. And the food is way overpriced for the quality of the food. Won’t be coming back, at least not for their current selections of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Thank you!

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vipIreneS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is delicious, but it took almost an hour to arrive. Caesar salad far too peppery (but they did take it off our bill) and coffee ($5 per cup) refills were sporadic. Love the food, but won’t be returning.

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DonW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, could be more bold in seasoning, portions small for price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect - just as expected

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Their menu has changed.

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JenniferV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The service was fantastic inspite of there being almost an hour wait for the kitchen to prepare our meal. The server and the hosted communicated throughout the time and checked on us regularly.

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viprhondar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

OUR FOOD TASTED OLD AND COLD
MY LATTEE WAS NOT HOT
THE SERVER WAS NOT ATENTIVE AT ALL
WE HAD A MUCH BETTER TIME AT THE SAN DIEGO LOCATION

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had brunch this past Memorial Day for 6 ppl. It started off fine, but then our server was MIA for remaining time. We had to ask for our waters to be refilled a couple of times. We waited 1 1/2hr before our meal arrived. My friends tea drink took 30min. The food was ok-the maple donut was good but fried chicken dry. The vegan hash was a joke-potatoes, onions, 2 slices of avocados, n some other sparse veggies.

We won’t be returning. Understandably, it was Memorial Day & busy, but then that’s mgt issue for not staffing kitchen, servers properly where it becomes an issue for customers to have a relaxing brunch.

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vipkayl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited too long for the food! 45 minutes for 2 burgers.
Burger was tasteless!
Manager was very nice and compensated with a desert.

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vipGreatspot
Orange County
142 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious
The vegan hash was good and adding shrimp made it even tastier
The peach Bellini was yummy
My husband had chicken and donuts - he said the donut was a bit dense but tasty
We will for sure go back

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MEAyala
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to go back for bacon maple donuts!

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vipCasiD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food is good but the outside patio is not very nice. They could work on the ambience a bit. Inside is lovely and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was phenomenal. The food was superb. We ordered their speciality Fried Chicken and Maple Bacon donut, which was highly recommended by the staff. We arrived on a weekday at 11am. Perfect time. Excellent!

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vipCTEG
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We drove over four from Las Vegas for the day just to have lunch here with friends. We arrived 30 minutes before the restaurant opened at 11:00.

It was very warm outside in the sun so my friend who has health issues and needs a cane to walk went into the covered outdoor patio to sit and rest but was told rather rudely by someone she couldn’t sit there. She let him know we had reservations at 11:00 and he again said NO you can’t sit there. She is a senior who just needed to sit in a cool area for 15 minutes or so who for whatever reason was treated this way. A simple polite I’m sorry we’re not allowed to seat people until we are open would have sufficed.

That being said I’d like to say the food was fantastic. Kudos to Marcus for his pleasant attitude and to the wait staff who were all very polite and accommodating with exception of the rude person who we found out was the manager. Learn a lesson from the staff Lawrence.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and high quality food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

The food was way overpriced for the size. It was good food, but wasn’t that good.

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DHill
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is exceptional. My whole table had the BLT because we were excited it's now available all day! It was wonderful. We went at a good time, 2:45 so we had our pick for seating. The service was great. Only disappointment was and I assume, as a result of the pandemic, the menu is now limited (no more deviled eggs), the prices have increased $2-$5, and there is no Happy Hour. Still a great place to dine!

FAQs

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

Great Maple - Pasadena is rated 4.4 stars by 873 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.