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Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Pasadena

1092 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Technique at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles features an open-to-the-public restaurant which is staffed by our students and outstanding chef instructors, who prepare and serve the meals. While you our patrons enjoy a delicious fine dining experience, students will have the opportunity to apply their culinary training in various areas of the kitchen and dining room. However, we do ask for patience on the part of our guests as this is an educational environment. With that in mind we will be closed for educational seminars, student vacations, final exams and new student orientations. We may also be very limited in the number of guests we can seat during service times. In as much as our restaurant is a classroom, we hold strict seating policies in order to provide our students with a full educational experience. As such, we can only hold your table for 15 minutes past the reservation time.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, French American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7:00AM - 9:30AM
Lunch 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Dinner 5:30PM - 8:00PM (Reservations Recommended)
Monday to Friday
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Phone number
(626) 229-1377
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
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Parking details
City and private parking structures available on Oakland Avenue, Madison Avenue, and Union Street. 1 hour street parking from 9AM to 5PM.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2016

The food was excellent and the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friends. We had a very nice meal.

vippasadenasb (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

Loved it! The servers were so friendly. They ran out of some of the desserts, but they gave us extra dessert to make up for it. Can't wait to go there again. My husband and sons all loved it,

Edgard (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

It was amazing being there. The service was mora than excellent.... And the food.... No words to describe..... Great!!!!!!love it and I'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

As part of the cooking school a unique place to visit. The waiters are future chefs & learning the frontend business of a restaurant - friendly folks I have met in a long time - we will be returning.

ajapeck3 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Excellent spot for great food at a good price. I love the interesting cuisines and platings.

MarkI (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

We had not been since their last move. All was as good as before.

vipCowboy (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

Wonderful creative cuisine. Really sorry they will close!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2016

Service was impeccable, very attentive. Food far exceeded our expectations. Everything was executed perfectly and thoughtfully.

Dessert.... Please give me a minute... Absolutely amazing. I thought the presentation was incredible, but then you tasted it... WOW!

Everything we had tonight was delicious and amazing!

viphappylovetoeat (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Delicious and cooked perfectly:
Salmon and New York Steak
Vegetables-Raw-tatouille and kale salad-very fresh, creative, and creative.
Deserts were beautiful and delicious-Peanut butter/chocolate as well as the chocolate soufflé.
While there, I bought scones and they were so yummy!

gskipmalo (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2016

We arrived at opening time of 5:30. No one at the door to greet us. Once we found someone, we were seated almost immediately. We received drinks and salad very quickly. I know they waited to put in our dinner order just as we were completing the starters ( good thing). We received our entree quickly and our server ( Ana) checked back within the two minute or two bite rule. The food was delicious. We had a million questions and she answered all of them completly. We also learned the restaurants will be closing. That is just wrong. The restrooms were clean and maintained. There is nothing negative the evening, except it will be closing by next year.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

We enjoyed an elegant dinner at Technique. The service is exceptional and the menu is delightful. The three course meal is a great value for a special dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2016

Technique's French food rocks. The prix fixe 3-course dinner menu gives enough choices to satisfy discerning palates. Everything came nicely presented and flavors captured the imagination. We enjoyed the raw de-constructed ratatouille salad--pretty in layers & finely seasoned. Their green peppercorn steak entree tasted especially fine. And chocolate dessert topped everything off. Looks like I'd enjoy the lunch menu too. Our only two suggestions: use less salt on these dishes and put up some sound absorbing material on the walls. It's fairly noisy. But we liked the jazz music played over the intercom.

viptattgirl (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2016

Chef Hart and the students cooking that evening were amazing. Everything was seasoned perfectly and service was great. thank you :)

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2015

First time dining here - my husband and I looked at each other and said 'why haven't we been here before?' We will be back!! Only open M - F , run by students from le cordon blue - great value!!!

ymnovak (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

The food is great, wine is pricey, they have a $10 corkage fee, so thats the better way to go. The wine list is also small, not many choices.

vipRomance (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

We were surprised how slow the place was on a Friday night. I think this is well worth a second visit and will be recommending it. Despite being student run, the food was very well done and cooked perfectly. menu items were limited, but that was OK -- the choices were still fine and not at all "risky" as you might expect from a fine dining educational outfit.

Service was the only spotty part as we were left alone for too long after seating, the first course arrived before wine (which just plain took too long to get to us) and we were not offered coffee or wine refills -- we had to be pro-active.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend, especially as it seems to have slowed down in traffic and is an exceptional value. ($25 3-course prix fixe menu!)

ajapeck3 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2015

A wonderful spot for excellent gourmet cuisine at a great price!

HealthyInLA (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

The menu needs better descriptions of the items. Even after asking some questions, there was still some confusion and one of the dishes we ordered was not what we expected. There were hardly any vegetarian items or veggie dishes. The meal did not feel balanced health-wise. Dessert was good but we didn't get a birthday candle- maybe they didn't have any but that should have been voiced when we requested it while ordering. Service wasn't negative but just not as friendly and warm as we've experienced at other places.

vipKevin (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2015

Came here at my SIL's request, it was her BD. We had not been here for a couple of years. We were a little disappointed initially since the wonderful crab cake was not on the menu but was quickly compensated by the chef's treat, mini crab cake for free.

We all had the 3-course dinner at 25 dollars each. Very well, asian, flavoured appetizers (calamari and mussels/fries). My wife and SIL liked the skirt steak. My roasted duck breast was juicy, tender, and perfectly cook to median as I requested. This may be the best duck breast dish I've ever had considered the portion size and the price paid; I have tasted many!! Dessert was OK for me since I am not a dessert person but my family liked it. My MIL had the strip bass that she seemed to enjoy.

Thi is a place with very good food and very in-expensive considered this is in Pasadena. Though, I do wish that it could also open on weekends.

Ally85it (London)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2015

The are students and they cook as real grown up chefs! The dinner was lovely , our host was so so sweet!
I suggest to take the 3 courses menu !
Ps the duck breast was delicious