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About Permanently Closed - redwhite & bluezz

This restaurant is permanently closed. redwhite & bluezz’ cutting-edge cuisine reinvents classic dishes with style and panache. Our menu features local ingredients prepared by fantastic chefs alongside artisan cheeses and the best wine list in town. With live jazz every night and our award-winning Brunch+All That Jazz every Sunday morning. redwhite+bluezz is the coolest spot in town. Guests enjoy our contemporary take on historic architecture and our casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.

37 S. El Molino
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Dinner : Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Colorado and Green

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 792-4441

Website:
http://www.redwhitebluezz.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday - Sunday
Wednesday - Thursday 6-9PM
Friday - Saturday 7-11PM
Sunday 11AM-2PM

Catering:
Parties catered upon request. Call 626-792-4441 for more information.

Parking Details:
Pasadena city parking lot on Madison, behind the playhouse building

Public Transit:
Metro Gold Line at Lake Street

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
redwhite + bluezz is perfect for any occasion. Including - Birthdays, Anniversary's, Theme Parties, and business meetings.

Free dessert on your birthday or anniversary!

redwhite & bluezz - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (289)
Special Occasion (261)
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Romantic (213)
Good for Groups (173)
Vibrant Bar Scene (165)
Hot Spot (148)
Late-night Find (147)
Notable Wine List (128)
Great for Brunch (93)
Great for Lunch (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Kid-friendly (24)
Live Music (22)
Scenic View (18)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Tapas (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Such a nice place to go. It is right next to the Pasadena playhouse and the staff working so hard to get everyone taken care of it time for their show. Good cocktails, a nice winelist, and good food. We tried the tapas this time, the octopus was phenomenal, and we loved the roasted brussel sprouts with sherry. The shrimp were good, but I would save the calories on the lobster mac and try anot her interesting dish the next time. Have been here twice, once for a show and once just because...enjoyed te pianist both times!

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Not great. The service was great but the food was just so-so. The noise level at 6:30 was not great although I enjoyed the jazz pianist it was too loud to talk to the other couple we were with. I ordered the cheeseburger and it was too charred to really enjoy.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food mediocre, service passable, noise level too high for diners' conversation

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Service.. not so much.. two servers for the whole place and they seemed to be scattered all over.. as such, we got far more attention from Mario the busboy, and had to send him for the waiter twice and the manager once at the end to get our bill paid... Food... OK.. Mussels w/ Chorizo were hilight. purple deviled eggs sounded good, but kinda bland. Fried calamari and Shrimp also good and a large serving but about half as much Marinara as we wanted.. Patatas Bravas were also just ok. It was convenient for meal before the show at Pasadena Playhouse, but with Roy's or Blaze or El Portal or even The Stand within a block, next time we'll walk a bit.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We had Tapas, except for Mac & Cheese were quite good. Service mediocre. but the piano music made up for it. Of course, the location to the Playhouse is excellent. We would definitely go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was an Easter brunch for $40 apiece. Most of the "hot" food was cold. French toast was soggy. Very disappointing and not worth the money. Bacon & sausage were good and actually warm and that was about it. Normally their dinners are very good so this was doubly disappointing.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Ambiance is good for date night. It was unfortunate that on that night we were there was something that happened to the credit card machine and we had to wait longer than we had to. However our waitress was very attentive which made the wait tolerable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2017

The Herb-grilled chicken dish was uninspired and small. Normally when you order a chicken dish like that, they at least bring out the whole breast. Not here. The vegetables that came with it looked and tasted like they'd come out of a cafeteria. But worst of all, they served the dish with rice instead of risotto. They tried to tell me it was risotto, but it wasn't. I lived in Italy, and I think I have a pretty good idea what the difference is between risotto and rice.

My wife had a salad, which was fine, and for an appetizer (tapas) we had the Bacon Sherry Brussel Sprouts, which were marginally good but a bit on the dry side. They should have coated them in olive oil to bring out the taste and give them a little added moisture. Alas...

The service was fine, though it did take long for the main course to come out, and we had to rush a bit to make it to the show next door. Speaking of next door, this is always the kiss of death to a restaurant, when their location guarantees a steady stream of customers, which means they don't have to try as hard to be good. When they were in Old Town, I distinctly remember their food being better. Not here. I'd recommend any of a half dozen restaurants around the Playhouse that serve much better food and actually have to try to earn your business.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant a lot...we went before the theatre, though there were plenty of people still there when we left, so it's a popular place. It was fun and the food was really good, especially the brussel sprouts and the calimari. It's a little noisy, but not impossible. We sat on a high top in the bar and it was comfortable. We'll go back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great choice for dinner before a show at Pasadena Playhouse. Waiter was conscious of time & made sure to serve us promptly, and the food was really tasty & enjoyable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Had the deviled eggs. They were good but you got 3 halfs. They couldn't have given 4? Why do restaurants always insist on giving odd numbers? There were 2 of us and that should have been 2 eggs. For the money, I could have bought a dozen and a half. The burger and beef hash were great.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Good food. Moroccan chicken crostini was notable. Service was excellent and friendly.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Live Music, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was delicious and service great. Birthday celebration.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Quick Bite, Casual, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 18, 2017

the room, the music, the service was very good. Food taste was good but was not hot when it came. 15 minutes being sat for reservation time and the staff didn't have a sense of urgency. no offer of a drink while we waited, we watched tables finishing and staff was slow to bus the table. Waiter was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I was extremely disappointed in this restaurant. Although the waitress seemed to be trying to do her best, I had to wait for an hour for a salad that was less than tasty. Never had tough lettuce before! We noticed that the tables to our right and left had similar problems awaiting service.

Despite the convenient proximity to the Pasadena Playhouse, I won't be eating there again nor will I recommend it to friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

A really great location for after the play at the Pasadena Playhouse. The wait staff were wonderful, we were well taken care of. The tomato bisque soup was to die for. The chicken croquettes were a little too greasy, however.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Good food, especially the Caesar Salad and the fish entree. House salad dressing and the croquettes were bland. The pianist was terrific, the trumpet player only OK. And, they took a 45 minute break just after we got there, so not much music for us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Nice place to eat before theater but food has gone down. Our waitress was good but she had too many tables by herself. Can't recommend anymore.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

My wine glass has a previous lip stain on it and they don't even give me any compesation. In term of jazz bar, it is just a restaurant with a piano aj music background. Don't expext a full band like a great jazz bar out there. Food was ok

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I have had several great meals here before but this night the food wasn't that good. We ordered small pates of calamari and shrimp (very mini) that had no flavor, Portobello fries that were lukewarm and soggy, a beet salad that had no flavor, Brussel sprout leaves that were ok. The happy hour Pinto Gingio was fine at $5 a glass. We did have a great chocolate cake dessert. I was very disappointed and not sure I would be back.
However the live music was great!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday Brunch menu and a rocking jazz trio. Bottomless mimosas were a little weak on the bubbles, if you know what I mean. Overall lovely brunch experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Excellent as always! One of my favorite spots in Pasadena

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Food was amazing. However its a small menu and small portions. Drinks are also very tasty!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent service with friendly staff that gave us valuable suggestions about the food. Everyone in our friend -get together group of seven people like their selections.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Superb service and great food. It was our second time there and we will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Good service and fine food. Perfect for pre/after theater dining!!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Excellent food before a show at the Playhouse. The wife is still raving about it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food and service were good. I took my husband there for the ambiance. They played a couple of songs and then disappeared. We didn't get to enjoy the music. We had appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert and they were gone! Disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was good. Great, no. Noise level in the restaurant was very loud. Normally it would not have bothered me, however I was with a date. Trying to talk, not good. Also, there was entertainment, which was great, however she was drowned out by everyone in the restaurant. Could not hear her! Service unfortunately was not good. Very slow to check on the table. Had to request certain things that took a long time to get someone's attention.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I'd been to the previous location on Raymond several times. To tell the truth, I sorta miss the quirky, L-shaped basement music venue. Yet the new location on El Molina did not disappoint. My date and I arrived at 6:00 and had the joint to ourselves. By 7:00 it started to fill up for the live music at 7:30. By 8:00, the place was packed. All the while, we're ordering tapas plates in single file, and ordering wine by the glass. I had the only Spanish wine on the menu (curious, because the chef, Jesús, is from Spain), a Tempranillo. Very tasty. We ended the evening by splitting the Creole pasta and a Caesar salad [Forewarned is forearmed! A Caesar salad is supposed to include garlic! Jesús doesn't skimp!], then topped that off with chocolate lava cake and decaf.

Service (Courtney, in particular) was attentive not pushy, humorous, courteous, and pleasant. Chatted with Jesús a bit. Charming guy and passionate about his food. Very much look forward to the next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I really hate to write a bad review but I think this place has amazing potential but they really missed the mark .First the ambiance, its pretty dated, I think it should be opened up so the piano player is in the bar and the restaurant. There was a lady playing the piano but it wasn't jazz or blues it was more like Michael Jackson and Billy Joel covers on piano,elevator music . Next was the food, we ordered a cheese and cured meat plate, they served slices of gouda and blue cheese and the meat was some sort of processed bologna type meat, honestly it was a hickory farms basket.
The wine list was mediocre at best. The meal was ok, my husband had a burger and it came with fries, the previously frozen type you get at Smart and Final. I ordered the special fish which was sea bass, it was served on top of about a pound of mashed potatoes. I wanted to like this place because having a place you could have drinks and listen to cool jazz in Pasadena would be awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We had adifferent expectation of a Blues/Jazz dining club. Thought there would have been a live band. The food was decent but not well seasoned. There service was good.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2016

It was my very first time dining at RedWhite&Bluezz and had a fabulous time. The ambiance, decor, music, service and food was great.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Located in a great historic building, this restaurant is a PASADENA treasure. Tasty food, excellent service, great jazz to top off the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Fantastic spot adjacent to a theater. Live band for Sunday brunch! Waiters were short staffed but otherwise a great spot!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Two out of the four us sent our meals back. Both were ordered rare and med-rare yet came out well done. Buy the time we got the food back the other two people had finished eating. To add insult the food was redelivered med -well once again. We were unhappy to say the least. We were not offered coffee or desert. On the positive side they took the cost of one of the two meals off bill(not both), even that did not take the bad taste away.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2016

In all the tines I have dined here I never had probems this time service was slow and food was late and raw had to leave due to play and was not able to wait I am sure it will be fine the next time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Despite knowing that we had 8:00 PM theater tickets service was slow at every step. We waited quite a while before our order was taken and even though we were repeatedly promised that our meals were coming soon three meals were served at 7:25 PM. The last meal was served at 7:35 PM and was not thoroughly cooked and had to be returned twice. Two of the four entries were exceptionally good and two were disappointing, although none of us could truly enjoy our meals because we were so rushed.
The management was apologetic and generously reduced the bill but the extreme tardiness of service made the evening stressful and far less enjoyable than it should have been.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We came right after a show at the Pasadena Playhouse. The location is very convenient for after a show. The service was poor--too many people coming in at once and too few servers. We could not get our waiter's attention. The jazz band was way too loud for the room and we had to shout to speak to each other though we were at the other side of the room.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2016

There were three of us. We had two appetizers and three mains. Two of the mains the kitchen seemed to have forgotten to season (short ribs and the fettuccine Alfredo). The cajun linguine was the best of the three. The calamari was barely warm when it was served and the restaurant did replace the dish when we pointed out it was cold. The mussels were overcooked and mushy. We were there before the theater so for location it was great, but won't go back.

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