The Arbour - Pasadena

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$31 to $50
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Californian
The Arbour brings rustic elegant dining to the historic Pasadena neighborhood of south Lake Avenue. Paying homage to the extraordinary agricultural bounty of California, The Arbour’s menu showcases relationships with sustainable local farms and purveyors.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipLillianM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Everything on the menu is always delicious. I can’t wait until they get their regular menu back. But, the Covid menu has huge portions. The service is always efficient and super friendly. I’m so glad they are open!

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vipTamaraS
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem! Great food, great service! LOVE this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Farm to Table Spot that was a perfect mini date night!!!

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HarryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see them open again. This place fires on all cylinders. High marks on all counts. They have done a good job adjusting to COVID. Here’s to a brighter future for them.

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LouisF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and creative, well-executed cuisine. Highly recommended!

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JohnG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Not over rated but dining out is gotten out of hand $$$$.
The bill was over $100.00 for a glass of wine, two cocktails, a salad and one main course.
Although we as consumers are willing to spend more due to the ever increasing regulations placed upon these establishments a line must be drawn . Maybe restaurant owners can start a coalition to combat ways to diminish the cost of customers dining out ? By the way, the avocado salad and the main course duck was very tasty .

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LordPeter9
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Arbour is exceptional! The food is inventive, light, and healthy. Service is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Great restaurant!

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ClaudiaG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I had high expectations per the descriptions online. We online a Caesar salad, shrimp penne pasta and seared ahi. The food was bland and uninspired - the pasta was not seasoned, it was just lots of cream with chopped pieces of shrimp ( it was just bad and for the price point a rip off). The ahi plate was also bad. The wine list was not good but either. It’s all about the food really: you want to pay to eat something decent, and this is not it. It took forever to get our drinks, the server was helpful though but too much ceremony and time wasted. We sat outside so that’s a plus that they have outdoor seating. I wouldn’t recommend going to the arbor , and I feel bad because we wanted to support our local restaurants but won’t be back there.

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we dine out since March 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. The food was still the same as before - Excellent! Seating definitely reduced which is a good thing. Our party of 4 set on the patio which was very nice and at least 6 feet distance from each other. Hand sanitizer readily available, Wait staff all wore masks plus shields. Felt safe.

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vipTamaraS
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great wait staff, perfect in every way!

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vipSGVDiner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their outdoor dining and were satisfied with the cleanliness of the table and utensils. Lighting and separation of tables were well done. The sea bass and rib-eye steak were perfect. We can't wait to see them bring back some popular menu items such as seafood salad, smoke duck and baked California.

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JamesH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The service was attentive and pleasant. We were surprised that the online menu had little in common with what was available on the "real" menu. The wine list discrepancies were particularly problematic. The salad and main course were very good tasting and nicely presented.

The BIG problem with Arbour is the noise: the polished concrete floors and the abundance of glass walls make the noise level in the main room perfectly awful. For us, dining is more a social experience rather than a nutritional event. The sound level in the restaurant makes conversation almost impossible. Perhaps I might have take-out from Arbour, but I will never willingly dine in this user-unfriendly room again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great considering it’s outdoor sidewalk dining . Bridgette was great

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ThierryH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience! Food was a great especially given the level of quality, presentation and staff attentiveness at such a reasonable price. There are not many other restaurants at this price point that offer as such. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to returning in the future!

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luv2dine
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coolio, duck and prime rib are the best

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vipRevZ
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is not quite as excellent post-covid, but I'm so happy that they're open for outdoor dining (and for delivery, before that) as this is one of our favorite restaurants and I'm really pulling for them to survive the corona crisis. I especially appreciate the lovely atmosphere they've created outdoors, as well as the fact that they've kept their wine prices low. Cheers!

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vipBradfordW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Really glad to see their high standards of service and quality of meal hasn’t suffered during these difficult times. Thoroughly enjoyed “outdoor” dining experience, which was really the open air inner atrium area of the main restaurant.

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LordPeter9
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arbour has maintained a quality of food and service that is hard to find. Every meal I have there is excellent, with a flair and novelty I find consistently enjoyable. Eating dinner on the sidewalk is about as close to being in Europe as it gets! And the staff are invariably attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend the Arbour!

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night date. Was great.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This restaurant is in a very convenient location with free parking behind. On my last visit the restaurant seemed understaffed and the food was average though not inexpensive. I think they need to up their game as people definitely want to dine out.

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lisc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Arbour. Went to celebrate our anniversary. Service was great and enjoyed everything we ordered. Beautiful ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The special pasta is too bitter

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
465 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first (and much anticipated) return visit to The Arbour since they reopened for open air dining. Let's face it, 2020 has been a very challenging year for restaurants, so I adjusted my expectations accordingly. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt the same warm hospitality I've come to love about this place. The tables, while outdoor or on the front patio area were set with the usual white linens. The dinner started with a service of their warm brioche bread and cultured butter. I could make an entire meal of that alone! The Salmon tartare was light, yet satisfying paired with an Albarino from Paso Robles. The special pasta was a tagliatelle served with sautéed mushrooms. It was rich and cooked perfectly al dente. For the main course, Chef served a breast of Liberty Farms duck, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and pan jus. Heaven! As always, service was friendly and attentive. Chef Ian Gresik and his wife Nancy are the comsummate hosts and truly delightful people. They currently have a small dedicated team that strives to maintain the highest standards in light of current restrictions. All of the employees were careful and were following all safety protocols. The Arbor is a real gem, and deserving of support and recognition. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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Beluga1
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Arbor is a beautiful venue, it is sad that they can't fully use the space but they are allowed to serve dinner in the very front room (inside) with the windows open. We ate at one of their new outside tables....al fresco is the best. And our young waiter was so good, his name was James.

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vipsherbear
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was minimal but working so hard to compensate. The food was tasty as always and they did a great job of carrying out the upscale Arbour vibe to the outdoor patio. A+++

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VincentR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary dinner at The Arbour. We were immediately seated and served by very friendly service. The food that we ordered was superb. We enjoyed the baby zucchini risotto, and we really liked their special of tuna on polenta cake.

We would definitely recommend the to our friends and family. We would also love to dine at The Arbour, again--hopefully soon.

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vipSusan
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great! Loved Nicholas.

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vipPaulW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the most of the scamdemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only a few tables on Lake outside but lovely and delicious. The menu is shortened as most restaurants are doing right now. But plenty of wonderful dishes. The sea bass and the lobster salad were excellent. Had a refreshing watermelon margarita. Definitely going back. The inside is beautiful but at least you can see it for when this is all over.

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vipdbjbmgcrus
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner. The outside dining was a great setup. Look forward to going back soon.

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vipDavidH
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased with our first visit. Great food with excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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LuisF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for great food, great atmosphere, and great overall service.

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ShantiAngel
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and the food was perfection. They even made accommodations for my husbands side order preferences. We will definitely be returning . Btw the bartender makes THEE BEST DRINKS!!

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viphungryformore
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful to be back at the Arbour... they have adapted well to the new protocols and we felt happy and comfortable. The menu is a bit abbreviated, but all we ordered was amazing and up to the usual standards. Cant wait to go back... please bring back your meatballs and an expanded cocktail menu!

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vipLondonSCW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner post-Covid and we felt very comfortable. Tables were spread out and one of the great benefits was the noise level was much reduced. Food is still great and so is service. Nice to have Arbour back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and swift service, delicious food, great selection of alcohol. Our server, Javier was funny, helpful, and professional. Me and my fella celebrated our one year anniversary and were very pleased with everything.

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vipDorothyN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Over the top amazing food!!! Highly recommend!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining experience after COVID. It was amazing in every way.

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vipJanethebrit
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food not as good as previous visit and will likely not go back. Fantastic cocktail though - Peruvian Romance!

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You can order delivery directly from The Arbour - Pasadena using the Order Online button. The Arbour - Pasadena also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Arbour - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 396-4925.

The Arbour - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 928 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.