The Arbour - Pasadena

4.7
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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
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. I had the pork chop and it was outstanding.

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vipHappyfoodie8
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service the addition of chili verde grilled quail was exceptional we ordered it twice at our dinner please please keep it on your menu luv this place everything exceptional❣️

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AndreasM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Ambiance. Service was attentive, drinks and food came out in good timing. Food was pretty good. I would recommend it.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu food well presented and quality

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Chandler
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very strange experience. Food was top notch, but service (at least when we went) dragged the experience down a lot.

I had been checking reservations and every time was open so we just decided to walk in, thinking they'd have openings. Half of the restaurant was open and yet they told us they're only taking reservations? So I walked outside, booked it on my phone, walked right back in and we were seated. Okay. That was kind of a sour start.

All of the wait staff was amazing beyond this, except for when a wine glass was broken and spilled by a staff member and it took about 10 minutes to get a replacement. This feels like it should be more of a priority to me.

The food, however, was great. I'd say the price of the food was absolutely worth it even at the fairly high average plate cost. Portions were generous at this price and honestly you could get away with just an entree if you're not starving.

Maybe we had a fluke experience, and I'd be willing to give another shot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a pretty good experience, but there was an odd moment when we received our bill. We had ordered martinis, and were charged for them (about $14 each). Then, there was an additional $3 charge per martini. Our server explained this is how they ring up beverages, and yes, a martini costs $17. I found this outrageous considering both the area and comparable restaurants. No one likes being taken for a ride. I doubt I’ll return here.

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viptang
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this elegant restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is one of the best in town. Highly recommended!

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JaneS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. A very enjoyable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink, service and ambience . I will definitely go back.

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vipMoogig
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most wonderful dinner here. We arrived early and sat at the bar which definitely turned out to be an added treat! We had a fantastic bartender who mixed me a wonderful drink based on my taste preferences (such fun) and he made my husband and Godmother 2 excellent drinks off the menu. It's a lovely space and we had a very spacious booth like table for the three of us. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions SO generous. What a tasty, creative/ inventive menu executed expertly. We will definitely plan to return on a subsequent visit.

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FrankG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not ready with table even though we had a reservation. Terrible table service. Took our food away before we were done, clearly in a rush to close at 930 pm on a Friday. Not likely to return.

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vipWilliamB
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great for business lunches or dinners. Innovative food combinations and presentation.

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HelenD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Celebrated a birthday and service / food was wonderful.

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vipLondonSCW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came late and the Arbour honored our reservation. We have been here several times before. The food was absolutely first class. Because we came late (9:30pm) the restaurant had quieted downbut it can be quite noisy earlier in the evening.

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vipVirtualatty
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a late, light supper after a late lunch. The crab and Meyer lemon salad makes my mouth water as I write this review. The octopus appetizer was firm and richly flavored. The wines by the glass were lovely and reasonably priced. Arbor became my favorite Pasadena restaurant, surpassing some outstanding competition.

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vipQuality
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, food gets better every visit

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WillisZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. Would come back again.

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SandraM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and very good service. However, the noise level is difficult to have a conversation with our guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the Arbor, for everyday business lunch or talking lunch with a friend. Their fish is excellent. I ordered the special dover sole, it was prepared in a novel manner which was surprisingly tasty; my personal preference however is for grilled on the bone and that is what my 4 means.

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AnnC
Los Angeles
1 review