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POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant - Permanently Closed, Pasadena, CA

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
889 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant is a warm and welcoming place where friends gather for good times and where dates enjoy a romantic setting. POP is located in Old Pasadena in a historic building that retains many of its original features — brick walls, plank floors, an open- beam ceiling, and Batchelder tiles.

POP’s dinner menu starts with small bites like tuna tartare and oysters, and goes on to include entrée favorites such as truffle mac & cheese, Jidori chicken, and steak frites. It also includes salads, cheese and charcuterie platters, and caviar service. Our much-praised dessert menu presents classics such as crème brûlée and a soufflé du jour, as well as inventive temptations such as a lemon tart with homemade basil sorbet. All of our offerings are made in-house.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Dessert, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    DINNER Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 12:00 Sunday: 5:00 - 10:00 BRUNCH Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-1295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Lopez

  • Private party facilities

    POP Champagne & Dessert Bar has a dedicated event space for any kind of event. Because our event space is separate from our dining room, you can have an event any time of the day, any day of the week - even during our business hours for no extra charge. Our event space is 1230 square feet, has its own restroom, a separate entrance, a lounge area, and a 150 inch movie screen for a custom wall graphic, slide show, movie, presentation or anything else you might want. Please visit the below link to inquire about hosting an event.http://www.popchampagnebar.com/events.html

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hauser: (626) 795-1295

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking and a public parking garage that tops out at $8 located immediately across from POP.

  • Public transit

    Gold Line Memorial Park metro stop is 2 blocks away.

  • Entertainment

    We have a live jazz group every Thursday and Sunday from 7:00 to 9:30.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Bites

  • Crispy Gnocchi

    parisian gnocchi, truffle cheese dipping sauce

    • (10)$12.00
  • Seasoned Fries

    emon salt, bravas aioli

    • (5)$7.00
  • French Onion Soup

    braised beef cheek, veal stock, gruyère

    • (10)$12.00
  • Deviled Eggs

    truffle chive filling

    • (6)$8.00
  • Ahi Tuna Tartare

    avocado purée, baguette

    • (10)$13.00
  • Flatbread

    fromage blanc, bacon, caramelized onion

    • (13)$16.00
  • Prosciutto Toast

    gruyère, bechamel, fig, dijon aioli

    • (10)$12.00
  • Smoked Salmon Mousse

    whipped crème fraîche, pickled veggies, brioche

    • (13)$16.00

Oysters on the Half Shell

  • Oysters on the Half Shell$3.00

    Daily selection with champagne mignonette, cocktail sauce.

    Cheese & Charcuterie

    • Cheese Board$20.00

      chef's selection, seasonal accoutrements

      • Vegan Cheese Board$24.00

        locally made by @YvonnesVeganKitchen

        • Charcuterie Board$22.00

          chef's selection, seasonal accoutrements

          • Cheese & Charcuterie Board$36.00

            chef's selection, seasonal accoutrements

            Caviar

            • Caviar$50.00

              Tsar Nicoulai Reserve Malossol White Sturgeon sustainably handcrafted in California. Served with shallot crème fraiche, blinis

              Sweet Stuff

              • Soufflé$15.00

                a POP favorite, ask your server for tonight's flavor

                • Crème Brûlée$14.00

                  tahitian vanilla bean, seasonal berries, chantilly

                  • Vegan Brownie$12.00

                    ask your server for tonight's flavor

                    • Chocolate Pecan Tart$14.00

                      toasted pecan, brown sugar caramel, vanilla ice cream

                      • Profiteroles$10.00

                        almond sugar, chocolate sauce, chantilly

                        • Lemon Tart$14.00

                          basil, meyer lemon, coulis, basil sorbet

                          • Ice Cream & Sorbet$3.00

                            all made in house, ask server for tonight's flavors

                            Large Plates

                            • Steak Frites$29.00

                              7 oz. prime flat iron steak, bordelaise sauce, truffle fries

                              • Cauliflower Pizza$18.00

                                forest mushrooms, italian sausage, parmesan, mozzarella

                                • Seared Scallops$26.00

                                  beurre blanc, fresh herbs, cauliflower pureé

                                  • Pop Burger$18.00

                                    irish cheddar, POP dressing, bordelaise, fries

                                    • Beet Pasta$14.00

                                      chitarra spaghetti, beetroot pureé, goat cheese, gremolata

                                      • PFCS$24.00

                                        POP fried chicken sandwich, aioli, slaw, fries

                                        • Truffle Mac & Cheese$18.00

                                          truffle cheese sauce, fried oyster mushrooms, panko

                                          Salads

                                          • Kale$14.00

                                            parmesan, grapes, beet, spiced vinaigrette

                                            • Caesar$12.00

                                              romaine wedge, parmesan, pistachio, caesar dressing

                                              • Endive$14.00

                                                goat cheese, wine poached pear, toasted nuts, walnut vinaigrette

                                                What 889 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                4.1
                                                4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4Food
                                                • 4.2Service
                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                • 3.8Value

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                                                1. f

                                                  frequentdiner57

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  46 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  46 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Sad to see this place close...

                                                2. AB

                                                  AnnettB

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                  overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                  Did not like it

                                                3. d

                                                  doctor

                                                  Orange County

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  POP was great. The last Brunch was a hit! Too bad it was the last.

                                                4. AC

                                                  AnnginetteC

                                                  San Diego

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing service and ambience!

                                                5. J

                                                  Janiss

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 26, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  SO bummed they are closing in a week! I love this restaurant and have not had the chance to enjoy it enough. Am planning on going back before it's gone.

                                                6. AJ

                                                  AdrienneJaymee

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 24, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Sadly this place will closing but I have never had a bad meal of time. The owner Jeff, along with he's staff are exceptional.

                                                7. RR

                                                  RogerRomero

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I forgot our waiters name but he was an absolute delight, he went over and above to make our dinner date a success.

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Going to POP Champagne Bar is always an amazing experience. It's just excellent! From the world class food to the impeccable service. Nothing compares 👍👍👍👍👍😘

                                                9. PZ

                                                  PatriciaZ

                                                  Orange County

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  This place is perfect for date night or a girls night out. It's unfortunate that it will be closing on August 3, 2019 so hurry and check it out!

                                                10. L

                                                  Lynn

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  49 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  49 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 1, 2019

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  I have been a fan of POP for nearly 5 years now, and I'm very sorry to hear they're closing in August. Not moving to another location. Closing. Also, they have a new chef, and the menu has changed considerably. No more Champagne Chicken, for instance. If you've got time to stop by before it closes, try the Popcorn Chicken appetizer - plenty to share with the table. The Chicken Liver Toast, while not served the way I'd expected, was delicious. POP burger is also excellent - the Port Salut cheese on it is mild but very tasty. They still have souffles for dessert, as well as other yummy choices. But in August, they'll be gone.

                                                11. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  The staff was lovely. All of the wine we ordered was delicious! The deviled eggs were great! Highly recommend. The steak was pretty good and was cooked well. I wouldn’t recommend the cheese & charcuterie board though. Two of the meats tasted like they were rancid and most of the cheese tasted like it had been cut and stored open in the fridge for at least a week.

                                                12. d

                                                  doctor

                                                  Orange County

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  So sad that they are closing. A great place to go to relax and unwind. All the staff is friendly and attentive.

                                                13. AC

                                                  AmyC

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 26, 2019

                                                  overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                  From the decor, to the ambiance and everything in between, this place was a complete let down. Wouldn’t go back nor would I ever recommend it. PS it was simply filthy dirty

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Miami

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Spencer was a fantastic waiter. We were there to celebrate our friends engagement and overall the experience was pleasurable.

                                                15. PC

                                                  PennyC

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Great wine and food! Good price for happy hour! The service was fantastic!

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Father’s Day

                                                17. r

                                                  rettelove

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  first time here and it was amazing! the food is great and the bottomless bubby was a great choice. going to return for sure.

                                                18. L

                                                  Leslie

                                                  Las Vegas

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  We had such a great time at POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant! Would definitely recommend coming during brunch time for the bottomless bubbly and the tasty avocado toast and paris-brest!

                                                19. K

                                                  Kathy

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 6, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Love the whole experience. The food was great and there was such a great lost if champagne to try. The staff was super friendly and the chief made special fried chicken for me! All in all a wonderful place

                                                20. H

                                                  Happy71

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 31, 2019

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                  Inside is beautiful. Service was very slow. I didn’t like the food, nothing special, under seasoned. Around 9:30pm the restaurant was empty already.

                                                21. AJ

                                                  AdrienneJaymee

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 19, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always love eating at POP. I've never had a bad meal and service is always amazing. All the recommendations from any of the waiters have been perfect!

                                                22. B

                                                  Belinda

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  Such a quaint restaurant! Great place e for mother’s Day celebration.

                                                23. DS

                                                  DavidS

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                  We were disappointed to discover upon arrival that POP had a set buffet for Mother's Day, with limited items, in place of their standard brunch menu. However, the really disappointing part was our server, Joe. His greeting to us (or lack thereof) consisted of him telling us the prices of their mimosas and the price of the buffet, and telling us that we could just go to the buffet. That's it. My mother has dietary needs, so I asked him if there was a possibility to accommodate a vegetarian option, which was not a part of the buffet. Without hesitating, he just said no. He did not ask, or care to ask, a manager. He did not have any concern for the reason we asked for a vegetarian option. The limited food selection was fine, but I heard other servers describing what was available in the buffet, and actually greeting their tables. The restaurant was not that busy, and I really did not see any excuses for this extremely poor service. I was in the restaurant industry for 5 years, and I am very forgiving when a server struggles. This one was different. It just seemed like our server did not really care. I'm hoping the experience is vastly improved if & when I decide to come back.

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                  Awful service, the food was cold by the time it was served to us, and the waffles tasted like cardboard.

                                                25. s

                                                  starchaserxoxo

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Joe was great; attentive, accommodating and funny. The sweet flight and classic champagne cocktail were delicious. The Bellini Noir just tasted like champagne and red wine, no peach to be found. The crispy gnocchi was delicious; the prosciutto toast was decadent; the steak portion of the steak frites was boring and tasted like regular ground beef, but the truffle fries were excellent. The truffle Mac and cheese wasn't anything to get excited about, though, and the chicken sandwich was good. The lemon tart was different but the side of basil sorbet was the real star of that dessert. The six of us enjoyed our meal and will probably come back if we're in the area.

                                                26. MM

                                                  MMQI

                                                  Orange County

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                  The ambience was fantastic. A female singer did an amazing job with cover songs. The food was good, but the time it took to get our table's complete order was terrible. 15 minutes gap between first entree and final entree. Was not impressed.

                                                27. A

                                                  Annette

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  This was our first visit to Pop Champagne. The staff was very friendly; however, service was extremely slow. When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy at all and it still took well over an hour (maybe an hour and a half?!) for us to receive our food. Thank goodness we ordered an appetizer as soon as we sat down, and we were throughly enjoying each other's company! A manager came over to apologize for the wait, but we did notice a table near us that was seated probably a half hour after us, about the same number of people in their party, received their food long before we did. We speculated they received our food. Overall the food was good, the menu seemed intriguing, so I may visit again to give it another try.

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2019

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                  Waiter was fantastic- Spencer, but the food was “okay.”

                                                29. TD

                                                  TheDrunkenBaker

                                                  Central Coast

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely Sunday Brunch with plenty of options. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing top accommodate dietary restrictions.

                                                30. SL

                                                  SueLa

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Everyone in our group liked the food and thought what they ordered was very good. The cocktail selection was broad and everyone liked their drinks as well. It was a nice evening and this is a restaurant we will go to again.

                                                31. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic as always

                                                32. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 10, 2019

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                  Appetizers were great. There were 9 of us and 7 enjoyed what we ordered, the other 2 complained of flavorless or soggy food. Very alcohol forward flavors for scallop dishes. Server was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable.

                                                33. DP

                                                  DeeP

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 9, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Food was very good but the price for a glass of champagne or sparkling wine is high. And it would be nice if they offered more splits.

                                                34. CD

                                                  CarissaD

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 3, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  I guess we have gone to POP Champagne so much we expect so much more then we got this time. Service was not A+ like it use to be.

                                                35. c

                                                  coasterandrew

                                                  San Diego

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent! Great personalized service, and top notch desserts and drinks.

                                                36. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 18, 2019

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service. Happy hour well priced and overall delicious.

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                  overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                  Prefix menu was okay, but the food lacked quality. Our waiter did not ask us how we wanted our steaks, my date and I were given 2 steaks that were cooked very differently. Price was very expensive, maybe it was just Valentines day.

                                                38. AB

                                                  AtillaB

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                  Definitely not worth the cost or hype. I should've gone elsewhere.

                                                39. AW

                                                  AliW

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 10, 2019

                                                  overall5food3service3ambience4

                                                  Wish there were more options of small bites without cheese, literally everything had cheese in it. So going for a girl's night it was either a cheese plate, cheese dip, or flat bread with cheese on it. little disappointed at the variety

                                                40. YT

                                                  YolandaT

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 9, 2019

                                                  overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                  All great but food.. if you just want to enjoy a wine with some snacks, this is your place. But it is no an option to enjoy a nice dinner...

                                                FAQs

                                                POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

                                                Permanently Closed

                                                This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross street

                                                  Fair Oaks

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Pasadena

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  DINNER Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 12:00 Sunday: 5:00 - 10:00 BRUNCH Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Contemporary American, Dessert, Wine Bar

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Metered street parking and a public parking garage that tops out at $8 located immediately across from POP.

                                                • Public transit

                                                  Gold Line Memorial Park metro stop is 2 blocks away.

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Anthony Lopez

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  We have a live jazz group every Thursday and Sunday from 7:00 to 9:30.

                                                • Additional

                                                  Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (626) 795-1295

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  POP Champagne & Dessert Bar has a dedicated event space for any kind of event. Because our event space is separate from our dining room, you can have an event any time of the day, any day of the week - even during our business hours for no extra charge. Our event space is 1230 square feet, has its own restroom, a separate entrance, a lounge area, and a 150 inch movie screen for a custom wall graphic, slide show, movie, presentation or anything else you might want. Please visit the below link to inquire about hosting an event.http://www.popchampagnebar.com/events.html

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  Ashley Hauser: (626) 795-1295

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