Magnolia House

4.5
149 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in a 100-year-old Pasadena craftsman bungalow, Magnolia House is a hideaway for those in the know – offering specialty coffee, unique craft cocktails and a small plate menu from around the world. Stop by for handcrafted drinks, a boutique selection of wines, and local craft beers on tap while the menu boasts market-driven selection of seasonal shareable plates.

*Please note: If your desired reservation time is not available, we’d still love to have you! Walk-ins are always welcome.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 149 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaul
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My only knock is that more umbrellas/shades during brunch are needed.
Aside from that, the food and drinks were amazing. Felt very clean.

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JamesP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! This place appeals to me great drinks, atmosphere and appetizers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Heater lamps didn’t work- it was too cold.
Also, they allow people smoke right on the sidewalk. We could smell the smoke and it was not enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience4

The food wasn't to die for. However the drinks were delicious and the atmosphere is what would bring me back!

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Durbinator
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow, and it was hard to sit at a table in the sidewalk with people walking by. But I get they didn’t have much choice because of Covid.

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AndreaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great trendy spot to grab drinks or to have dinner with your significant other or friends. The whole restaurant is open air.

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AngelicaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Great atmosphere. Food and drinks are awesome if a bit pricey for what it is. Servers are really nice and attentive. The cocktails are delicious. Only complaint is that the music was a bit loud, and we were seated next to a big group-- our party of 4 had to nearly yell to have a conversation.
Definitely will be back.

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Victoria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Loved the drinks. Service staff were very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Celebrating birthday

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EricaLeeRokuReview
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent drinks, delicious food and atmosphere! I will def come back for sure!!

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vipErinW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

No fault of the restaurant during these times but sidewalk seating was not nearly as nice as inside - car and foot traffic on all sides. Food was fabulous!

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ChelseaA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at Mag House. Great food and drink selections.

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vipJasonH
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Still a great place to eat at. The sidewalk seating is just ok. They'll need to get some wind blockers when it gets cold. Solid food, great drinks.

JP
JamesP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place has great drinks and food. The appetizers are all good (been here several times). Great outdoor accommodations to meet friends for a meal or Happy Hour, I vow to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although they do have great social distancing and outdoor dining. The food was mediocre at best. We ordered the fries, Brussel sprouts, nachos, spicy hot wings, and pork belly fried rice. The only truly edible thing was the French fries. The nachos came out COLD. The drink I ordered was tasty, but I would not visit this restaurant again. And DON’T order the brussel sprouts. They were the nastiest I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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vipFiglas
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, tasty, homey food. Great appetizers, burgers, salads. We really enjoy this place. A regular on our rotation of outdoor dining venues.

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the ahi tacos. Get the ahi tacos. Get the ahi tacos.

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marye
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place even though we sat outside. Service was great, lemon drop was yummy, Korean chicken wings were delish! Definitely coming back again! Thank you for a nice night out!

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DanJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drinks were a little weak for the price. Best item on menu was wings. Fish tacos, meat balls were ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was really bad. Had to wait long time for drinks and anything we asked took forever. Food wasn’t as we expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance and meals were pretty good. I’d come back here

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KennedyH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Magnolia House! The food and drinks are amazing, the daily specials are great, and the service is wonderful. Their outside seating is perfect for Covid restrictions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a night out during the pandemic. All servers were well protected and all the tables had good distance and plexiglass barriers in some cases. I love the breakfast here but rarely came in the evening because it was usually packed pre-pandemic. Glad the reservations were open and had an excellent meal. The Burger and bourbon special was a ton of food and great drink. I love Craftsman 1903 beer so I was very happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food, great setup

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Matt
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited an hour and a half to get 2 hamburgers. Waiter hardly acknowledged us until the food was comped.

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MiriamS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and ambience. Food was interesting and portion sizes spot on. Nachos were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Due to Covid we had to sit outside(completely understandable). However, it was very hot and there was seating on the side of the building in the shade that was preferable but we were not seated there. We had an issue with our food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great little spot. It was boiling hot the day we went but felt some AC piping out to the outside tables. Our waiter was very friendly, albeit a bit pushy, but overall good experience. Bee Killer cocktail is wonderful!

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vipAnia
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was CLOSED, but yet Open Table was taking and CONFIRMING reservations. What a great disappointment; we had to walk around Lake Ave looking for a place to eat, but everywhere the wait was 1-2 hours. It is inexcusable; I would have just make a reservation to a REAL place, not a ghost....

Open Table and Magnolia House: shame on you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always comfortable and great place to have a few cocktails

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vipJasonH
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mag House was great! They have solid safety practices. The food was great. And the service was awesome!

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Farrahk211
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Pasadena. We always look forward to grabbing food and drinks here when we're in the area. We've tried all of their cocktails and they are all amazing. Great place to grab a few drinks and share plates.

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Mond
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite Spot, glad it is back after Quarantine. It is an awesome dinner/drink place.

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HeatherH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, coffee drinks, and mimosas were so great. We love this restaurant.

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Juang
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an informal night out! Food and drink was great and the staff was very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous! Super reasonably priced and the decor and ambiance is so cool and well thought out. Loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Queso, fries and burger were great. Sent chicken sandwich back, way overcooked.

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William
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good place to eat and relax. The loukamades are unbelievable, best desert i've ever had. Perfect for a date night out on the town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the service, the drinks, the ambiance. We loved everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Highly recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Magnolia House using the Order Online button. Magnolia House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 584-1126.

Magnolia House is rated 4.5 stars by 149 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.

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