Great Maple - Pasadena

4.3
600 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.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food was ok, staff was lovely and the value was great because we hit on the happy hour menu. But the noise level was unreal. Definitely not the place for anyone trying to have a conversation.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, very noisy.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was ok. The server did not have our table complete. Had to ask for sweeteners and spoons for coffee.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with a smile by Jonah and great food!

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Flavors, textures, presentations. Service was friendly, not intrusive, overall extremely accommodating. We will definitely come again, and especially for brunch!

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RO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our breakfast was this past Sunday, on June 14th at 10:15am. Please extend our thanks to our waiter (not sure of his name? Possibly Jonas?), he was great. We were there for a celebration of life and his service really helped to make our experience a great one. The food was delicious, and the portion size was very generous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Appetizers were large enough to share ... fried portobello mushrooms were delicious as were the calamaris .
Ambiance was nice & staff tried really hard!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time being at The Great Maple. Service & food was great. Ambiance perfect. I’ve gone to many restaurants and the noise level is too loud. We will definitely be coming back to dine.

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C
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I've been to Great Maple at Pasadena and Costa Mesa. Love the interesting menu, great food, but they need to work on training their staff. I took my friend for her birthday and we ordered our food. We had the Portabello fries that are outstanding, also generous serving. Once our entrees were served we saw our server once and never again! We had to ask another server for boxes and the bill. I had their famous maple doughnut and fried chicken. Cooked perfectly and bacon that is infused with maple syrup certainly adds to the flavor. Nice generous serving and had almost half to take home. My friend had the avocado toast with roasted chicken and fresh fruit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Slow service and food is just okay....
won’t go there again.

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TP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Best place to meet friends for a leisurely lunch or quick bite to eat!!

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and drink always. One of my go to spots in Pasadena for brunch!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food and service was good, just had to wait a long time for our orders to arrive.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Turkey bolognese was the best I've ever had. For the price, a little side salad would've been a nice plus. Surely will save room for donuts and beignets next time! Do high ceilings attribute to high noise level? Even so, we'll definitely return.

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MS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our brunch - the manager on site checked in with us to help replace a kid’s meal our daughter didn’t eat. Made a huge difference for her and us.

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MB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and decor was great, service was good too but the food was ok. Besides the portobello fries and truffle fries everything else we ordered was not as great...fish was over cooked and the salads we ordered at $18 each were not up to par on flavor or creativity.

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H
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to grab a quick dinner with friend. The food is good exception my fired chicken is a little over cook. The service is great. Will be back to try other dishes.

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B
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Had high hopes for this meal. I had the bowl which was very good. But my husband's food was unedible. He ordered the prime rib sandwich and the meat was barely cooked and full of gristle. It took over 30 minutes to get our food from the time we placed the order. And we didn't have time to send it back. I don't know if this is the norm with such delays or if someone was out that night, but I don't be going back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for dinner before a show. Happy hour has great options and our dinner was good.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but waiter took too long to take the order. Also, she didn’t check with us until the end.

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NA
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food options and very tasty.

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k
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, we only got an appetizer- the house hummus and it was fabulous and different than anything we ever tried. We will be back for more hummus!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was an “event weekend” at the Paseo, and very busy, so they were out of several dishes but that didn’t disappoint. The dishes ordered were delicious and our server was attentive and a delight! The signature Turkey Bolognese was wonderful and memorable, the appetizer Brie with cherry preserves....yum!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was terrific. The chicken and donuts were great!

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KA
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great hotspot and good food. Very busy and vibrant so expect the energy

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N
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Great place for special occasions or nothing at all. One of my favs!

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KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Something was going on in the kitchen, it just seemed a little slow...our waitress was great though, definitely attentive and hustling. Made good recommendations and was friendly without being intrusive. We enjoyed the food and the family friendly atmosphere. We would definitely go back!

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CA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Friendly service but there seemed to be kitchen issues holding up both beverage and food service

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c
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Booked 10 minutes before and got right in , that was great . The only problem was that we ordered the two egg breakfast and the server didn’t ask how we liked eggs cooked , and I didn’t think to remind my husband . Suffice it to say he didn’t like his breakfast at all , runny eggs ruined everything for him . The cocktails the server recommended were great . Next time I need to check how the eggs are cooked , and it was too late to send back as we needed to be somewhere quickly .

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P
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was soooo good! Any restaurant where I can have a pasta dish made with ground poultry instead of beef is an automatic win. The Turkey Bolognese was delicious! And the beignets!! Ooooh mercy...yummy. And our server - Daniel - was the best. Courteous, attentive and funny. I will definitely visit Great Maple again. ;)

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JO
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We were excited to try Great Maple, and it was ok. Not great, not bad. My husbands steak had no seasoning, the calamari was fine, my prime rib sandwich was mediocre. It was forgettable for us, not good and not bad.
The service was better than the food, and the restaurant is absolutely lovely inside and out.
My cocktail was great! That I’ll remember.

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P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was looking for a place with walking distance from Pasadena Civic Auditorium and found Great Maple restaurant. The picture online of the restaurant was very small and I thought the restaurant maybe like a fast food place I was very surprised by this place. Me and friends were shocked how comfortable this place was. The girl served us was very friendly. I had turkey burger and my friend had a veggie burger but it turned out the veggie burger actually tasted better not like my turkey burger was not good. My friend really like her veggie burger she went back the next day and took another friend there. It was a great place to gather with friends for lunch or dinner 👍

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NP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was decent. But the service was so extremely slow. We sat down at 12:15 and didn't get our order until after 1PM. Took forever to get the check; the manager kept stopping by because our server was too busy tending to a larger party next to us. He forgot our water, and our drinks went without refills all meal. The only redeeming piece of the meal was the S'mores donuts. Highly recommended.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great locale, great company. A little noisy but we managed.

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ST
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was only half full but really noisy

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant; great customer service. Everyone loved their burgers and pasta. The special S’more donuts were amazing. I don’t recommend the pineapple upside down cake; it was cold and hard.

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The maple bacon donuts were the best we’ve ever had! The flatiron steak was delicious but it needed more chimichuri. Service was very attentive and decor was simple but elegant. We’ll definitely be back!

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, friendly staff, food portion can be huge so order to share

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DC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit was a very nice experience. The attention to detail, service, ambiance, food quality and value are unparalleled.
Bring in you parking voucher for validation at the Paseo Pasadena location which will save you money $

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JN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Music was too loud , hard to talk . Food was terrific .

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