Great Maple - Pasadena

4.4
1027 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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vipPaulaV
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited for 90 minutes for our order to arrive. During that wait time there was no communication and the waiter never returned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonah & our other server were great, we always love the food. Coming back soon!

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Delicious food and good customer service

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StaciT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, huge portions, you could share, or have leftovers to take home, there was 3 of us and we had the French Toast logs, The Vegan Hash, and the Chilequilias, all delicious, and get the Peach Bellini Mimosas if you're wanting something other than Champs and OJ.
Our server was friendly and helpful and on it! Definitely recommend Great Maple if you're in the area looking for a nice place for brunch.

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TimothyC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service. The food was quite delicious and with very large portions. The decor is really cool.

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AmeliaE
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Very good cocktails! Worth a visit

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StephiV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I had eaten at the Newport Great Maple location and was so excited to take my parents and daughters to the Pasadena location for a nice brunch. The location is lovey, wonderful spacious patio dining with a view of Paseo Colorado and the nearby City Hall. I realize everyone is having a challenge with staffing but it looked like they were adequately staffed but our service was poor at best. We ordered beignets as a starter - they arrived after half the food orders were delivered to the table. Five meals were delivered at four separate times. The last order arrived eight minutes after the last order before that. The sweet items - pancakes and French toast arrived warm - the chilaquiles arrived cold. Disgusting. I asked if they could get them warmed up in a microwave or something. By the time they came back, everyone at the table had eaten half or more of their brunch. And those beignets - of course no one touched them because they had their brunch. The manager took the charge off for the beignets which he should have because the entire order went into the trash. The beauty of a beignet is to eat it warm when freshly made - not packed up for later.

The warm chilaquiles were delicious, not too spicy and the chorizo con huevo was done well. The french toast was amazing, the bread was thick and soaked just right. The portion is HUGE so everyone at the table took a bite. My daughters said the pancakes were gross. They weren’t fluffy, they were flat - maybe someone forgot the baking powder. Skip the pancakes and order the French toast instead.

Finally, trying to get the bill and a parking validation was another wait. When the waiter brought the bill back with my credit card, he didn’t bring me the receipt to sign. So I had to walk to find him. He said my parking ticket was validated but it wasn’t.

I might try them again, and look for a different waiter. It was just disappointing because I was trying to treat my family to a nice brunch.

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NEats
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I've been to Great Maple several times before, but if this had been the first time, I would never have come back. My chilaquiles were soggy and missing ingredients. The service was ok, but the restaurant was so crowded it really didn't feel very COVID safe. My dining companion's fried chicken was flavorless. All in all a disappointment. Everyplace has an off day, so I will try again and how for better.

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

First off the service from our waited was fantastic! But that was because we asked to be seated in a section that had people in it. The hostess seated us in the bar area, in a front window up against the door— we were the ONLY people there. She did move us though into the restaurant section.

The food was good - not great but fine if you’re out shopping ! However the place is overpriced!
$77.00 without tip for a chicken sandwich, a burger (both with fries) and we split the Caesar salad. 2 iced teas.
Crazy.

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DebraG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only issue was two small children next to our table where screaming in a high pitch shrill every once in a while that totally disrupted our conversation and enjoyment! Every time they screamed everyone in the restaurant was jarred and alarmed! The group of adults with the children laughed every time! No one else was amused by the irritating behavior! We even witnessed your servers jump with the shrill and almost dropped what they were serving! After the children were allowed to run around the restaurant unattended, very dangerous! The noise level in the restaurant does not allow for a nice conversation during the meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Amazing service from our server Ariana. 10/10 would return!

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blueboy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised at the large portions and outstanding presentation of their food. A bit expensive, but worth it. Sitting outside on a beautiful California day can't be beat. Tables outside were far from each other which was appreciated.

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ElsaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great from the Chilaquiles to the blackberry pancakes

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StephenB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Somewhat limited menu. Nice covered patio for outdoor dining. Themed selections (don’t miss the “maple” in the name!). Great service.

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MicheleK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu and vibe. Super easy to make a reservation. Great service. Appropriate turn around time. And delicious food. Will definitely be back and recommend to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Manager failed to address out of control group of six screaming children adjacent to us while parents ignored it all at a different table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Subpar and disappointing. Understandably short staffed but even so very long waits when trying to get someone’s attention. The food was bland imo and just overpriced for what we had. (Ribeye sandwich, sex pot, chilequilles?)

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vipOldGraves
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have improved their service. We dined outside which is lovely. Have been inside where noise is a problem when the sliding windows are closed. Limited menu but everyone should be able to find something good to eat. I’ll be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to meet with friends. Good food and service was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back

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BenjaminW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I chose outside dining, and was very pleased with the waiters and waitresses. My date enjoyed the Specialty Burger, and Great Maple's BLT was crispy good, on my end.

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AshleeT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was sooo yummy! The only issue was as our server was serving our cocktails. He spilled mine all over me 😅🙃 but he took the donuts we got off the check which was nice. And those donuts were excellent!

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EmLC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! I always have a great time at the Great Maple. Fast and efficient service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a brunch date there yesterday and we had a great time. Everything that we ate was delicious. Our server did a great job at recommending some of the guest favorites and he was right on. I will go back and I highly recommend it to others.

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NAncyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husbands sandwich was REALLY salty, but the manager came by and expressed concern. He gave us a free dessert, apologized, etc. Service was slow

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stou75
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. The food came out quickly, and the server was very responsive.

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vipmitchnla
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see that they reopened after closing for the pandemic. As good as always

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CarlosC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The BLT was good, albeit expensive for a BLT. The mimosa was fine, but also expensive for what you got.

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Bugaboo
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

After waiting for an hour for our food, it was mediocre upon delivery. The hash was flavorless. The portions are stupidly enormous. The service was poor. We had to ask the waitress three times for water alone. Definitely not going back.

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YolandaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. The portions were huge! Be sure to order the doughnuts. Totally worth the calorie splurge.

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was great. They had a fun kids menu which made the meal fun for our 7-year-old too. Outdoor seating was arranged well with tables nicely spaced out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had a wonderful time!

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Matty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch with family and/or friends. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A colleague of mine came out for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing and fresh!! Even the drinks! We had everything from house coffee to Bellinis and hot chocolates! Portions are huge!!!

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CNB1980
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party was greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, though a little slow to make his initial visit to our table. The portabella mushroom appetizer was great. It had just the right amount of crisp and flavor. I also enjoyed the chilaquiles that I ordered. It was a large portion, so half of it went home with me. Splitting our check was easy at the end and we were allowed to take our time before exiting. The only “downside”, per se, was the noise level. It was hard to hear my friends at times due to the music and the laughter of several large parties. All in all, it was a great brunch. I would definitely return in the future.

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KristinKenn
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Went in for brunch and had plenty of options for our group of three. Great server, unfortunately didn't catch his name

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere; food was okay (could have just been what I ordered!)

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vipAniP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Went for breakfast and had limited choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Staff was amazing!

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vipFaythK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s overpriced and more kitschy than delicious. Presentation ok, second is good, but overall it’s average. The outdoor patio is the primary reason to visit.

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 1027 OpenTable diners.

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.