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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Pasadena

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Pasadena? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Malbec Market restaurant
4.9
4.9 (135)
$30 and under
Argentinean
Eagle Rock
About the restaurant
Malbec Market is the little sister of Malbec Argentinean Cuisine. Providing the enticing flavors of Argentine and Italian Foods in a casual environment. Whether you order the meat dishes or one of our vegetarian dishes, you are sure to find something that you will enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was incredible. We ordered Angus ribeye steak cooked medium rare to perfection. The chicken and sausages were delicious. The empanadas are a must! The chocolate mousse dessert was enough for 3 to share. We will be back!! Service was 100% 😊
A photo of Cafe Santorini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2003)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Tucked in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini is the spot to be in. Offering a variety of delicious Mediterranean dishes and a romantic second floor patio. Perfect for a date, a family gathering or a celebration. Cafe Santorini also offer a large banquet venue, The Rococo Room, which can fit up to 150 guests.
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BeverlyC
Dined 3 days ago
The food was excellent. We had grilled octopus and stuffed grape leaves to start followed by cioppino (excellent), fettuccine con gamberetti (good), and moussaka (excellent). For dessert we shared a wonderful tiramisu. We shared a bottle of a very good Italian red wine, Monte Antico. The service was superb. We sat in the patio area and it was lovely.
A photo of Celestino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3425)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations with the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and variety of desserts made on-site. Some of the favorites include; Florentine style T-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries. Come in and enjoy authentic regional and seasonal specialties complemented by an award-winning wine list. We offer dynamic Private Dining rooms, a full bar, garden patios, and the friendliest staff to make any meal or special event at Celestino Ristorante most memorable. We do not up charge for Private Dining room use, or special Wine Dinners. Open Monday through Sunday for dinner seven days a week. Lunch hours are Monday to Friday.
Top review
sharonjvip
Dined 1 day ago
Fantastic food, great atmosphere, incredible service
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Pasadena, CA restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1622)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was AMAZING! Hadn’t been there in over several years! Brought newbies to this place! Will DEFINITELY BE BACK SOON! Keep up the great job!
A photo of Henry Parson's Project restaurant
4.5
4.5 (207)
$31 to $50
American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Pasadena's premier pop up.

At Henry Parsons Project you will find a diverse and often changing menu of comforting food, focused on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. We lean a bit Southern, sprinkle in global influences, and serve in a warm and welcoming space. Follow us on Instagram and visit our website for the next Project open dates.

We look forward to feeding you soon!

Cajun Signature Dishes Include: Parsons Shrimp & Grits, Crawfish Etouffee, Gumbo, and Biscuits
Located just south of Old Town Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway with a large parking lot in front.

OUTDOOR VERANDA & INDOOR DINING:
(When open) Fridays & Saturdays 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sundays 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Moreover
Dined on May 19, 2024
Enjoyed our meals very much. The dining room is eclectic and cozy. The gumbo is spicy and delicious. Service attendant was friendly and checked on us several times. I’d like to go back and try more menu items.
A photo of Craft by Smoke and Fire - Pasadena restaurant
4.5
4.5 (580)
$30 and under
Barbecue
Pasadena
About the restaurant
At Craft by Smoke and Fire, we see ourselves as more than a restaurant; our mission is to be a cornerstone in the community. A place where you can find great food made by great people. Craft by Smoke and Fire offers an emotional souvenir in every dish. Craft dishes, Craft cocktails and great entertainment. We don't just feed the body; we focus on the soul. Please note to serve more families in our community, every party has one hour and a half to dine at the table. Thank you again for choosing Craft by Smoke and Fire Pasadena
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mofopo
Dined 3 days ago
Thanks for a great meal Chelsea and company. The family platter was incredible and overflowing
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Pasadena restaurant
4.3
4.3 (910)
$30 and under
Italian
Pasadena
About the restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Pasadena, CA then come to Buca. Our Italian restaurant near Central Park and Castle Green, right off of Long Beach Freeway, serves authentic family style Italian food. From team celebrations to romantic dinners, we make all of our guests feel like family. Join us for all of you upcoming special occasions!
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KarenS
Dined 4 days ago
A little pricey for three - since everything is served family style you need at least 6 to get a nice taste of everything. Service wasn’t great but they had lots of big groups so maybe that was why. Food was good - overall a funky place to experience at least once or twice per f you’re looking for a restaurant a little out of the norm.
A photo of Der Wolf restaurant
4.1
4.1 (109)
$30 and under
American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
American New Restaurant! (Not a German Pub)
We show all sporting events, NFL, Dodgers, Lakers, Boxing, UFC & more! A chill neighbor bar with good vibes. Open format music, Top 40's & Hip-Hop.
Three bars in One Place! Our main floor is open everyday. Come play Jenga, Beer Pong or enjoy one of our delicious Burgers and Beers! Dance on the weekend! Our Basement Lounge "The Dungeon" opens at 8pm on Friday & Saturday. Our Patio is the place to be for Sunday Brunch!

Any of our 3 bars can be reserved for Private Gatherings. Email us at thewolfpasadena@gmail.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
Good experience and canelo fight available Thank you
A photo of Star Leaf - Asian Cuisine restaurant
4.1
4.1 (48)
$31 to $50
Asian
Pasadena
About the restaurant
As an award winning restaurant group, Star Leaf creates a fine dining experience that combines ingredients and spices that will teleport guests across the Pacific to a tropical paradise. Founded in 2011, Star Leaf Pasadena is our first US-location in the beloved Playhouse Village. Every dish is prepared with passion and respect for the traditions that shaped Asian cuisine. The culinary team selects the freshest ingredients, ensuring each bite is a celebration of flavor and culture, while instilling innovative modern touches.
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SuzanneB
Dined 6 days ago
Delightful! Service was very good. Plan to have a leisurely meal. Food is delivered as soon as it is ready so your starters may come out later. And it is family style so portions are ample. Food is a delicious experience!
A photo of Great Maple - Pasadena restaurant
3.9
3.9 (1577)
$30 and under
American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
With stylish, midcentury modern-inspired spaces, Great Maple serves elevated American comfort food made from scratch with the highest quality of seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. A full bar and unique All-Day Menu allow customers to order brunch, lunch, dinner, and craft cocktails at any time of day.
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Matt
Dined on May 26, 2024
Great place for an adult brunch. Always make a reservation.
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