The Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena

4.3
927 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and a delectable breakfast buffet and Dim Sum Sunday Brunch. The comforting California bistro-style menu is comprised of seasonal and sustainable California cuisine, offering a variety of choices that will delight both the discerning and casual diner. The menu also contains Chuan Spa dishes, which have a greater emphasis on health and nutrition. The Terrace’s outdoor patio offers guests lovely alfresco dining with views of the Picture Bridge and pool, and provides the perfect setting for a business lunch or relaxing dinner. Patio seating is offer according to availability and is not guarantee.
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TM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful hotel' excellent service and delicious food made our Valentine's super special 💘

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TB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most gorgeous, romantic meal. Great wine pairing as well!

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was superb. A totally wonderful dining experience especially being a birthday celebration.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 4

THE WAITERS SHOULD REALIZE WHAT THE MEANING OF " TAKE THE SAUCE OFF OF THE CHICKEN.
IS" I SUFFERED ALL NIGHT DUE TO THEM LEAVING THE SAUCE ON MY CHICKEN!!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Met with 2 friends!
Table setting was lovely as always then experience went down hill. I ordered lox’s and bagels, bagels we dry and flavorless. Minimal serving of cream cheese. Waiter did not offer choices of bagels until I complained then I was offered 3 different flavors. We expressed that we were cold, the first time nothing was done the second time the hostess said she would turn heater on. Do it know if heater was turn but the doors were wide open and the day was chilly.
One friend ordered kale salad and said it was very good. The other ordered eggs Benedict and thought they were tasteless. I will try again because I’ve eaten here several times and normally love the experience.

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service. We finished salad and while waiting for our main course, a server brought us salad again n we told her that we already had it. We were patient to wait for our main course until we saw other customers arrived later than us were served n close to finish . Waiter never came around until we asked. Then main course finally came later . Food edible but one would expect much better from a prestigious hotel even for the cafe. Chicken breast was dried and chewy. It appears something went wrong with our order in the kitchen. While we were seated all this time , waiter never came to check on our table if everything is ok . When we were done with main course n waited , again we had to ask for dessert menu . It was not a busy day, the restaurant was only 50 % or less filled , so no excuse for delayed service , other than staff shortage or other reasons. The hotel ambience is nice , but quite disappointed with such poor service. We didn’t complain , what is the point to spoil the mood . If it is incidental , we just luck out then .

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were two birthday girls in our party and the chef delightfully surprised us with a delicious dessert complete with candle. Gratis! It was lovely to look at and very tasty. Especially appreciated since the day before at another birthday at Houston’s ,when I asked if they did anything special for birthdays, the waiter told me , "yes, if you order a dessert, we will stick a candle in it"! Thanks a lot! Keep your candle!

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not upto expectations. The NY Eve wine pairing menu was billed as something special.
The best part was that the wine pours were generous.
But the food was mediocre at best. The wines were so so, and many courses had the same wines as previous courses.
At $150 it was well below expectations.
Even though we had 8:30 pm seating, we were initially offered outdoor seating. When we refused, we were reluctantly offered indoor seating, though there was plenty of 2-tops available.
Our wait person took a very long time to come to get us setup.
There was NO bread service at our table - a later party of 4 got multiple rounds of bread service.
The amuse bouches were not very elegantly presented, and while the oyster was OK, the other one (don't remember) was just so so.
The first course was again a unimpressive delicata squash and an equally unimpressive al pastor cauliflower taco!
The second course was a disaster for me - the soup had some smallest sized shrimp, and potatoes and some squash in a briny broth. With the Sauvignon Blanc it tasted foul!
The main course was better - but from a well known chef, it was expected that the main proteins would get decent treatment. The fish was well cooked and firm, but the underlying brown rice was flavorless.
The steak was unfortunately not medium as requested, but closer to well done. The accompanying potatoes and vegetables were quite a sorry mess.
The desserts were good without being exceptional. They were pretty to look at.
Overall a very disappointing meal!

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance, service were all exceptional at the Terrace Restaurant. I highly recommend a visit to this establishment on any occasion.

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PT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Christmas Dinner. This turned out to be pretty much “faux” luxury. Prefix Menu was horrible with the exception of the dessert. Watered down vodka martini which I returned for a real one. Substandard staff right out of the breakfast training program at a Courtyard by Marriott. Rushed, no eye contact, no nothing. Wicker chairs no less.... $500 later and you have the privilege of that $14 valet. When you travel on Christmas Day I suppose you get the flim flam man.

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PH
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Despite having reservations at 5:30 they were unable to seat us until 6 pm. Since my 89 year old mother is diabetic and had taken her insulin so this was a problem. I informed the hostess Natalie that this was not acceptable and she seemed un phased at this request. They tried to seat us outside which was unacceptable since it was cold. Finally we were seated and found out it was a pre-fix dinner. We ordered a nice pinot (Goldeneye 2015) and they presented us with white wine glasses at which point I said "if we ordered a $100 wine they need to go find some suitable pinot glasses" They finally came up with some cab glasses. The honey crisp salad came without any "crisp" apples and was sent back to the kitchen. The winter squash 3rd course was good but the green bean almandine was not even cooked and the beans were hard as rocks. The dessert of cream cheese mouse tower was delicious but overall the dinner and experience was a disaster on Christmas day.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Don’t waste your money here like we did. The quality has taken a huge nosedive this past year and is simply not worth it. Let me break it down, starting with the worst part: the food. We knew we were in trouble when the starter salad came, a bed of uninspired greens with a pinkie fingernail sized speck of goat cheese and two translucent wafer thin soggy apple slices. After that, a course of oddly spiced veggies, followed by fish atop the worlds saltiest couscous. Some effort was made in the dessert, a cream cheese tower, but it did not make up for the rest. Service was slow, confused, but well intentioned. The cost cutting decisions that ruined this meal were not the staff’s fault. There are places that pride themselves on fine cuisine and hospitality, and there are places that pride themselves seeing how much they can fool customers and fatten their their profit margins. Sad to see The Langham go the opposite way of any Smith Brother’s restaurants., but good to know a good meal and fine hospitality are still available at Smitty’s, Arroyo Chophouse or Parkway Grill.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Armando and Elisa! Food was great, branzino particularly great!
Ambience a bit too casual for Christmas eve dinner date - quite noisy.

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r
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The venue is much too noisy. We had to speak very loudly in order to understand each other. the food was acceptable with the dessert outstanding. There are too many places in Pasadena that are less expensive and serve better food, eg the Arbour, Nicks, Celestino, Parkway Grill and at least a dozen others.

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IC
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The afternoon was filled with crepuscular rays and swaying palms at The Langham Hotel. Holiday anticipation was building (like tension on a bow string) for an "al fresco" experience. Car was taken by valet---$6.00 charge---and at entrance, made a right then left and another right and to "The Terrace."

Seated by Nathalie and served by Narciso and Rigoberto---Gracie! Delight manifested as the spaetzle (paired with Grilled Salmon) was sampled along with the crisp broccolini and beurre rouge. Rolls were warm and brought tableside with molded butter orbs waiting in a ramekin.

Coffee was poured for me and engaging talk of the 2019 Rose Parade Marshall Chaka Khan, Cal-Tech, Niels Bohr and application of physics to the natural world was "stuff of intrigue." The pinnacle was the presentation of Tropical Fruit Strudel. A truly non-banal/trite lunch overall.

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TD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the the food, the place, great customer service from most of the staff. I'll recommend this place!

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V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing beautiful grounds.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday lunch with friends and family.

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DE
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good except for the waffles which were way undercooked. Yhe number of items on the spread was smaller than in the past but quite nice.

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SL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess is very sweet and friendly.
The servers are super accommodating.
Healthy menu is a plus.

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J
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. We had Turkey Cobb salads. My only criticism is that the turkey was processed, not cut from a turkey breast. Therefore, I wouldn’t order it again.

We sat on the stone floor which was a very noisy area.

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AR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

First bad experience after years of good ones. Waiter seemed very inexperienced & inattentive. Order came incorrectly & then they took both back. When served the order originally correct was overcooked (probably from heat lamps) & when condiment requested had to ask again to get - twice! Hopefully just a one off & not a decline in parallel with increase prices.

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v
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I think, because it was Thanksgiving, that the service was not nearly as good as it is on a daily basis. Service was not great, and the food was ok. It was super, super noisy.

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M
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, the food. I hate long reviews so I will limit to main courses—the scallops and short ribs were impeccably prepared and delicious. The service was gracious and hospitable with all the fine dining accoutrements— sans pretense. One stand out was our server, Sullivan. Such a gentleman, knowledgeable and fun and available whenever we had need. This place is a gem. Can’t wait for next time.

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MN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband to this gorgeous restaurant to celebrate his birthday and the minute we drove into the front of the hotel, we were greeted nicely until the minute we left. The hostess, the waiter and waitress were very attentive to our needs. Our waiter Renny was amazing, he did a superb job in making sure we were happy with everything, and we were more than.... he deserves to be acknowledged for the amount of care and professionalism he has towards what he does. 😀😀

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasing experience, the ambiance of the indoor -outdoor seating was peaceful.
Both the Prime rib and salmon dinners was delightful to the palate, credit to the chef. along
with great service provided by Narcisco. Being a Sunday evening, some soft piped in music would
add to the atmosphere.

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CD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant and classy place on a quiet property, the Terrace restaurant is situated near the pool and the Japanese garden and has both indoor and outdoor seating. It's a great place to go and relax or for a romantic dinner.

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s
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant that we can sit and enjoy friends without being hustled to leave.... even in a subtle form!!

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday! Highly recommend the brussel sprouts!

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BC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived nearby some years ago and, the Langham, then known as the Huntington, was our family'a go-to place for dining, special events, guest lodging, and, of course fabulous weddings due to the property's elegance, superb setting and grounds. 20 years later the Langham has improved on what was already outstanding. We dined this week at, and on, the Terrace. The luncheon menu included a wide variety of small plates, salads and entrees which should fulfill most diets and appetites. The prices were reasonable, all things considered. We enjoyed dining out on the terrace overlooking their beautiful pool area and appreciated the professional service of all levels of staff. Nothing is overlooked and our guest from Philadelphia was very impressed which made us pleased that we had made the best choice possible for a place to dine and visit in the Pasadena/San Marino area.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to celebration a special occasion! Service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Terrace at the Langham was wonderful!
They made a very special event even more special! Great menu, great service and I can't wait to go back!

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W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our cheeseburgers were not appetizing. Maybe we ordered wrong.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Poor service. I had to get up and walk over to the manager to place my order. Not enough waiters.

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SH
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always ❤️

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JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful environment, fantastic food!

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SS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As in the past, I've used this place to set the mood, and the tone. The location is good, nestled in a neighborhood with a garden on the side. You can sit for a while without issue while you tend to business matters. The noise level is nice, not quiet, but enough to hear each other without having to raise our voices. The food selection is decent, not too many options, but all very good. Service is good, water gets topped off regularly, and coffee is always kept full without having to summon the waiter each and every time. The waiters are polite, but not push over nice. Direct and to the point. The serving of the food is timely, no long waits. They do have a nice wine selection. I like fruity, not dry.

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BH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Noise level was somewhat louder than usual (mainly from a nearby group of 8-10 that seemed to be having a good time) and that made it a little difficult to talk quietly and hear each other.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had to ask twice for more salad dressing and to bring the bread basket.
Our waiter kept disappearing. At the end of the night, we weren’t sure who our waiter was.

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