The Arbour - Pasadena

4.7
1228 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
  • 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 1228 people are saying
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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
491 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arbour is a delightful gem right in the heart of Pasadena. The decor is bright and classy, but with a casual, friendly vibe. The food tonight was delicious, as usual. Chef Ian Gresik carefully sources the highest quality product then prepares it in a tasty and visually appealing way. The raw seafood medley was artfully presented and consisted of a generous portion of Maine lobster, shrimp, oysters and mussels. The pasta course, all housemade, was a rich umami delight with white truffles. That and the delicious bread and butter could have made a meal in itself! The main course of short rib was tender, served with a gorgeous pan juice, accompanied by seasonal vegetables. The pecan pie with a quenelle of whip cream was the perfect way to end a delightful meal. Service was friendly and knowledgable. You can tell the staff take a great deal of pride in their work. The wine list is focused, but diverse. The selections really complimented the cuisine. It's always a pleasure to dine at The Arbour and I look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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PamR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Nice and airy restaurant for a date night.

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rossanav
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gourmet meal we have had in a long time. Service impeccable as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at the restaurant were very pleasant. I got a bit confused with the parking situation so I called and the hostess clarified that I should look for the village parking off of Hudson. We opted to sit outside but you’re actually on the sidewalk. I was under the impression that there was an outdoor patio. Service was phenomenal! Our waiter had some great recommendations for each of our pallets. My friend had the tuna, which she loved, and I had the rigatoni. The serving sizes were great and I even had enough to bring home for leftovers. For dessert we had the apple pastry. It was the perfect amount of sweet but I’m not sure I would have it again. It was great for a Thanksgiving dessert. The staff were very mindful of people passing on the sidewalk that may have tried to interrupt our meal, which we were very thankful for. It was a great night and wonderful experience and I will definitely be back.

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DelphineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service slow. Food not hot.

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Leslie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving menu — everything was delicious

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vipOncDoc
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving dinner, which was prix fixe everything was excellent. Mushroom soup was especially delicious, and my wife and I both had the turkey dinner, which was quite nice. Stuffing was so good I wish the restaurant would offer it year-round. Would be worth returning just for that. Desserts also good. Service was attentive and pleasant, and the atmosphere was also quite nice. We were both very happy with the evening!

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arbour made our Thanksgiving special. The service, the food, the ambience, the wine - all wonderful. It was our first time and we are already planning to return. Kudos to the chef and to each person that contributed to making it a fine culinary and overall dining experience. Bravo!

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vipVeteran
Las Vegas
108 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Hostess not aware of ADA law regarding service dog. Tried to seat us outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience.

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WilliamS
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service good food will go back

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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JillL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outside. Inside was noisy. Service was great. One person's steak was too well done and they immediately brought him another which was just right plus a small salad to eat while waiting! Will definitely go back.

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Candy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Finally made it to The Arbour for dinner after years of wanting to check it out. Was slightly underwhelmed. The food, although very fresh, fell flat on some flavors and overly salty on others. Once the restaurant filled up, the ambiance was probably the best thing the restaurant has going for itself. The layout lends itself to covid safety so that's a plus. Decent, but not great wine list. Service was polite and prompt. Wish I had more positive things to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Basic menu. Great bar cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Decided to celebrate a friends birthday early and neither one of us had eaten here. Made the reservation for four and included that we had a birthday. When we got there, hostess was very nice and offered us a different table to be more comfortable (2 of us are pregnant and she noticed) if need be. We sat and Thomas, our waiter, took care of us the the whole night. Very lovely for a simple girls night out. Food was good - portions were more than a “serving size” and maybe good for sharing. Overall had a great time.

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Food303
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was visiting the area and tried The Arbour, after reading other reviews. We all enjoyed our food and service was great too.

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SketchyAtBest
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent Brussels Sprout salad. Yummy cocktails.

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Edin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor food ,
Acceptable service,
Good environment,
Parking is convenient.

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vipDateniteout
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Decor was also very modern and not stuffy. Only complaint was that it was a bit chilly and drafty indoors. Most people had to keep their coat or sweatshirt on during dinner which made it a lower star experience.

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vipGastrotourist
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and well seasoned. The mushroom soup is outstanding. Our waiter/sommelier gave excellent, knowledgeable, recommendations for pairing wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around!

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vipBobo
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not too casual not too fancy, perfect for date night

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JeannieK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, and they remembered it was our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

This place is usually great but the service has gone down a bit. I think they may have been short staffed or something. Staff seemed apathetic.

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ROBERTH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, but the staff was amazing. We would definitely recommend.

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ChristinaS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very fresh!! The chili with the beef fat candle was fabulous. Everything we had was delicious. Everyone was nice and friendly. Highly recommend The Arbour!

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Lunchalot
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ice meal GREAT server

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vipjon5cts
Los Angeles
376 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid eatery in Pasadena. It's upscale casual, if that's a thing? Cool looking place but a strange layout. Crew is very nice and service excellent.

Food is very good. They LOVE salt, so it fell short of excellent for me. Tagliatelle app was good but this was over the top with salt Not enough to ruin the dish but certainly enough to not love it.

Duck Duo was a little better but still, why so much salt!? My wife had a special, seared yellowtail on crispy risotto cake. This dish was great. Served with asparagus, it's a winner.

Bar looks great. Excellent selection of whiskey. I opted for wine. Good menu with limited but enough glass options. Pinot was a complete winner with Duck dish, in spite of salt issue.

If kitchen can back off the salt, though!

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JohnH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We will definately be back.

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Caro
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I booked this restaurant as it was recommended on various sites as a well-reviewed and romantic location for other fresh California cuisine and strong wine list. The staff were not knowledgeable about foot or wine, was rushed through our meal, chairs going up while having dinner. The wine we chose was brought to the table after the meal was served. It was a cumbersome experience. They all did their best but I don’t see us returning.

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Lucia
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary
However we have in the past & will in the future dine at Arbor even if there is not a special occasion

I asked to move to different table ( drafty cold at first table )
Waitress very politely accommodated us !
I asked for extra rapini in the tagliatelle and it was done nicely!
Thank you
Lucia

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vipBlossom
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the personal service was warm, friendly and inviting. The food, as always was excellent. The Brussels sprouts salad was delightful as was the main course of salmon and ahi. Will definitely revisit shortly.

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PatrickD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent but the food was average

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vipRevZ
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place is a go-to, and I've written about it many times, so all I want to add this time is that when we requested a wine that was no longer on their list, but that we had enjoyed many times before, they looked for it, found it and brought it out for us at the same, reasonable price it's always been. Great service, oh, and a shout out to their always fantastic seasonal soups, which I never skip--this time, wild mushroom--yum!

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RandyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wait staff, ambience , service , beverages all excellent.

Menu a bit too limited to offer enough variety of choices.

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ConnieA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for this occasion

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. Two dishes we would recommend are the seared tuna and the rigatoni bolognese, but really you cant go wrong with this menu. Very good service as well.

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Beerguy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was great. Drinks were great. Desert was fine, but not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. One of our favorite Pasadena restaurants.

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The Arbour - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1228 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.