Great Maple - Pasadena

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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.

Specials

Wine & Dine Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, enjoy half-priced wine bottles with purchase of an entrée (excludes bubbles).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:00PM

Happy Hour

Enjoy $2 off wine, along with food and drink specials from 3:30 to 6:30pm daily!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:30PM-6:30PM

What 731 People Are Saying
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NG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I'm rarely in Pasadena and relied on the Open Table reviews to select a brunch restaurant close to the Pasadena Playhouse. Perhaps it was just an "off" day since this place seems to be a favorite with so many people, but our food was tasteless and the service was laughably bad. Even the dessert was a disappointment with a chocolate cake so dry that it literally crumbled when we cut into it. We won't be going back.

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an excellent experience! the cinnamon donuts are beyond delicious! our server, marquise was outstanding!

AC
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. I had salmon which was fresh and perfectly cooked. My friend had the fried chicken and maple donuts with bacon. Outstanding!

DO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food, mediocre service, decent atmosphere

EC
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had been there with a group in September, and that experience was 5*, so I couldn’t ‘t wait to go back For the Lobster Popover Benedict. However, this time, the service was slow, and my Lob Pop Benedict was lukewarm with an abundance of potatoes - really disappointed this time.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was just ok. Great location.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, Excellent service, food & they validate parking garage ticket. Can’t beat this!

r
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date with the best service. Highly recommended.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, great service, and wonderful atmosphere!!!

LN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for brunch with friends on a Sunday. The food was amazing and our waitress was excellent. It was pouring rain and we were on the patio. It was covered but the roof was leaking a bit. We moved our table and it was no big but the manager still comped us 2 orders of donuts. If you go you HAVE to get the donuts!! Will totally be coming back!

MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the atmosphere was great however the portions were small and not very flavorful.

The french toast portions were large with a good flavor. I also ordered the Chilaquiles very little egg and void of flavor.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is across the street from the convention center. The salmon was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

WC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place and good service. Will go there again.

X
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour menu! Delicious 1/2 Cobb salad! Made it to movies on time.

A
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, friendly service from the Hostess and Waitress. We enjoyed the Beef A Jus Sandwich and Veggie Burger with fries. The food was a bit bland I have to say but the service again was great and the ambience worth it. We also had to try the maple bacon donuts, Yum!! Thank you!

C
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the choices at Great Maple - particularly the Turkey Papparedella. Appetizers were fun and interesting takes on more traditional dishes. The seats were a bit uncomfortable but that’s about our only complaint.

CP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you enter the doors, to an inviting and spacious interior with a strong design sense, you forget that you are at a mall (the Paseo in Pasadena). The servings were generous and every dish was fresh, fresh, fresh. The buttermilk fried chicken was a little "bready" but the maple donuts, maple syrup and flavorful bacon make such as flavorable and satisfying combination! My friend had the baby kale salad which was delicious, too. The cauliflower appetizer was really enough for 2 - 3 people "to share." The lavender lemonade was refreshing and really quite divine. The whole experience was great -- we had an attentive but unobtrusive waiter. I will be back.

NT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink, peaceful service, ambiance lovely. We will visit again, thanks

DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. It was burger week. We got a yummy turkey Bree burger and salad and deviled eggs. Each one was a delight. The orange citrus snap peas were refreshing. The most ni carrot cake was huge and filling and decadent Love this place.

LN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was great. I recommend the brioche French toast. It was fabulous!

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The service was great, everything was over rated. Too expensive for what it is. Chef does not know how to make eggs.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing. I got the fried chicken and maple donut. The fried chicken has a little bit of spicy kick. Donut was one of the better bacon/maple donuts I’ve had. Service was really bad. My friend and I went at lunch time and there only a few other customers. We were seated right away and it took the waitress about 30mins to even notice us. We ordered when she came (she said there was confusion on who’s table it was). The food came out shortly after that and once we had a waitress she was attentive. It’s a little on the pricier side also. But great patio seating and great food.

G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was lacking the attitude of our waitress was positive. She just seem to forget a lot.

B
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

PC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The bar and kitchen seemed overwhelmed by a moderately busy Saturday night. Long waits for drinks and food. Entrees arrived moments after the appetizer. Food was decent, portions were large. Might return if I was hungry and nearby. Definitely not worth going out of your way to eat here.

S
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! My Sorority sister and I decided on Great Maple for lunch before an event at the Rose Bowl and we were not disappointed. Everything from the appetizers to the entree to the service to the ambiance was beyond expectation.

As if things can’t get better, the music is the best part of the experience though. Seriously good comfort food, served in amazing portions and paired with Soulful R&B oldies but goodies kept our spirits high and our heads swaying longing to hold onto the moment. The only thing I was bummed I didn’t remember order was a cocktail but I WILL BE BACK.

We are already planning our visit to the Newport Beach location which I hope brings much of the same. Job well done with this establishment!

JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, but inside it’s definitely loud. Service was great and attentive, especially for a Saturday brunch.

j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The place is cabinets, so the three tables of drunk people around the room made it feel like they were screaming in our ears. Service was mediocre, and the food as bland as could possibly be.

D
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the fresh made doughnuts! Good lunch menu, well priced and nice place to sit and chat because noise level is not high. Very spacious and open, and we had an excellent server. Would love to try their dinner next time.

RS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious. They made a delicious virgin mojito. Appetizers were a good value. We ordered the salmon and skirt steak. The portions were quite small. The salmon was perfectly cooked but the skirt steak was pretty tough, would have been better if it was sliced thinner. We thought the prices were high for the portions. Our waiter provided great service.

KE
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I always like the food at Great Maple, but I have to say that this time the service was less than stellar. My friend wanted a cup of hot tea before her meal, which took a long time to arrive, but that wasn't the bad part. When she finally did get her tea the server warned her that she needed to hold down the lid on the pot so that the water didn't pour back. Why even bring out a defective pot? After several attempts to pour the tea and having the water end up all over the table, she finally gave up. Then we had to track down our server to tell her about the problem! I finally went to the desk on my way to the restroom to let the hostess know that we needed our server. By the time I got back to the table, she STILL hadn't put in an appearance! By that time, our food had arrived and my friend was no longer interested in hot tea.

I would still recommend Great Maple because of the food...just stay away from ordering hot tea!

JK
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

very crowded Sunday at lunch. Food took a long time to get to table. Food was lacking in flavor and taste. Will not return

m
Orange County
103 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I found this particular restaurant very good in terms of service. The staff were very attentive. Our food was delicious. However, the items we ordered (portobello fries, truffle fries, fried chicken and donuts) upset our stomachs. We recognized that perhaps we should not have ordered so many fried things. We did have a quinoa and cranberry salad as well as ancient grain bowl. These items were delicious. We still would recommend the restaurant, but would make different choices in food items.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Cool vibe and fun variations on classic brunch items. Everyone at our table loved their order. Lobster dish is awesome. The grilled chicken bowl was also a tasty healthy option.

L
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

portobello fries was delicious and french dipped sandwich good. French toast log dried and not much favor. Service was slow and there was a mixed up on our order.

E
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A wonderful meal. Food took a very long tie to get to us, however. Overall a good visit.

JW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Though I appreciate the accommodations, something significant has happened with the management of this restaurant. It used to be absolutely wonderful. The drinks taste as though a cheap liquor substitute has been made, the food was burnt and there was one occasion where there was a significant amount of smoke coming from the kitchen. I really hope that there’s a change in management for this restaurant and that it comes back to the gem it once was.

DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Holiday celebrations with friends. Our server went on break and after that point, we were an afterthought. Not as if they were crazy busy, best way to put it... we were neglected.
Food is great, typically service is great, ambiance is excellent.
I would like to believe this was the exception.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to meet up with extended family for brunch!