The Arbour - Pasadena

4.7
1271 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 1271 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Extremely disappointing. The food was so bland and tasteless.
I don’t usually write reviews but everything was off. From the bread being dry and hard to the potato dish being over cooked.
The Beet salad was ok with little to no dressing.
The Pasta dish had no sauce and barely any seasoning, it was tasteless.
The service was good and our waiter was attentive.
He took the potato dish off the bill, which I didn’t ask him to, because it really wasn’t edible.
It was our first time here and we really had hoped for a better experience.

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Pasadenagirl
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This is the second time I’ve been. First time was amazing. This time, our waitress wasn’t great. She seemed all over the place and forgot a few times things we asked for. The food was really good but not as great as before. I guess it depends on who serves you. Very sad and disappointed about the service and experience this time. Makes me question if I should come back

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JeffB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was told by a friend to try The Arbour. Absolutely amazing! Ashley the bartender was superb and made amazing cocktails.
The appetizers, and food were outstanding. The seared Tuna on Risotto, artichoke risotto and penne shrimp were all amazing.
Definitely will be back.

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary dinner with family. Had impeccable dinner and service . Will return.

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NeilK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables are spaced nightly. There is a die hard crew at the bar - not so sure this is a good idea right now.

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vipdtwndiner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries and just yummy dinners. Great ambience, both inside and out. Always friendly and helpful service.

JD
JenniferD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, safe and clean environment which creates a relaxed experience the staff are friendly, and the food is great!

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vipCarolC
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arbour is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve been a fan of Chef Ian for many years and have never been disappointed with anything he’s prepared.

His staff is a like a well-oiled machine, we’ll trained and friendly.

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vipGrace
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was an excellent server! Fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

After all it was OK experience. Service average, food is not memorable either. We tried but we don’t think we will be back.

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NickW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service all around! Would highly recommend!

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WilliamJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to get a great martini. The mixologist makes great cocktails. The menu is somewhat limited but has delicious choices. The service is friendly and efficient.

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BethK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were fantastic. The food and drink were great, too. Intimate space in a booth, separated from other diners. Great restaurant! Free parking behind is nice too.

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SheaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

drinks were not the best and the food salty :( but the staff was nice and the table was great. They acknowledged our anniversary, which was nice.

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vipmgee
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The need to keep the front door wide open when the temperature is in the mid 40’s impacted the dinner. Also the food - specifically the burger- was very salty.

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viptapbirds
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shaved Brussels sprout salad and duo duck dish was excellent. The fresh bread was also excellent. The server José) was both helpful and gracious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

very disappointing
feels like food is not as good
all very ordinary
nothing special

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EmilyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good if not a little pricy. Our table wasn’t great as was next to service counter

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vipItaliano
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Reliable restaurant in a South Lake Ave, Pasadena location. Good food and knowledgeable wait staff. Kitchen gets overwhelmed when the restaurant is full, which it was as we approach the holiday and so the food took a long time to arrive at the table. But this was a minor complaint.

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KunousK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Atmosphere is good, services is good, food quality is a bit lacking....

So we ordered these:

Oyster - fresh... I mean, as long as it is fresh it can't go very wrong...
Apple salad - the arugula is VERY salty, the waitress is nice enough to take it off from my bill, but it's kind of odd she asked Do I want to take it off from the bill...
Seared Ahi - very normal, not an item I'll order again... The whole dish just don't look right...
Duo of duck - maybe I have high expectations on this and it turns out a bit disappointed...
Seabass - taste ok.. it served with some sour vegetables which make the fish taste a bit stand out

The bread served warm, but the skin is a bit hard

So overall it is good for some "group gathering which food isn't a priority" type restaurant, not much for a memorable fine dining type..

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vipStevo
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef was outstanding and really made our day by making our plain birthday cake into a delicious presentation in both taste and presentation.

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vipDeniseL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Beet salad, roasted butternut squash soup, oysters, duck, and chicken in garlic sauce…. All amazing dishes. Please give the chef our highest praises… such delicious food! Thank you.

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priceybutgood
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic & the service was terrific !! Our only issue was that we were seated inside & the front door was left open all night on a chilly Dec night. The host would not close the front door so we moved our table yet the draft remained so be sure to dress warmly.

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KEVINR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was tasty, the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, the overall dining experience was enjoyable.

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vipCaliSurferGal
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Highly recommend the baby artichoke risotto, it was delicious. The shrimp penne was ok, I wish it had more capers. The seared tuna was just ok as well. The service and ambiance were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and our server was wonderful, Thomas made the experience even better for our birthday celebration!

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SimonD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service I love it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food atmosphere and service

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vipAlfredM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server was one of the best I’ve ever had!

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Tran
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was very good, good place a quiet dinner.

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vipBre7ezy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant! Loved every bite of food and the staff was incredible. A must-visit Pasadena restaurant.

DC
vipDottieC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food.
We enjoy returning to this neighborhood gem !

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Mimi
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arbour is the perfect restaurant: absolutely delicious food; perfect lighting with tables just far enough apart to be safe during a pandemic; a slight murmur of voices to make it festive but you can still talk in a normal voice; great service and really friendly waiters.

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vipFrequentFlyer
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Wonderful seasonal food and excellent service.

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vipLosAngeleno
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Lovely ambiance. The oysters, steak, and pasta were particularly good.

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vipNtino
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time at The Arbour, but it will not be our last. The food was excellent, the atmosphere is wonderful and the service was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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EdwardG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! My wife & I started with oysters on half shell, and drinks. My children were offered pasta dishes of their choosing. The oysters were delicious and the drinks (4) first rate. My tuna and polenta with asparagus entree was excellent and sized right and the house pinot noir was nice. My wife ordered a pasta dish with shrimp, I did not sample it. During the meal we had a pleasant visit with the chef (Ian) who entertained us as though we were family. I choose apple strudel for desert and it was wonderful, my wife had a pumpkin pie slice which she enjoyed. . The room is comfortable and warm with ample spacing between tables. In terms of value we left after spending about $240 including a 20% tip. Highly recommended!

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TarnFI
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, the service, and the high quality of the food is exemplary. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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vipJanet
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service

FAQs

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 1271 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.