Like a box of fine china or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Stir up local nightlife with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of creative cocktails and contemporary cuisine at point08 in Pasadena.
Within its contemporary confines, point08 tickles the senses with potable, edible, and audible delights. Like a Lilliputian urban planner, the menu thinks small, focusing on mini servings and featuring diminutive masterpieces such as Kobe beef sliders with blue cheese, bacon aioli, arugula, and caramelized onions all resting majestically betwixt buns from King's Hawaiian Bread ($10). Lobster corn dogs encase scrumptious crustacean tails in a lightly fried corn covering and partner them with sweet chili gel and spicy whole-grain mustard ($12).
Entrees include blackened salmon ($19) and petite filet mignon ($22), whose namesake petiteness drives it to unstable levels of appetizing adorability. All entrees are served with gourmet sides ($5 à la carte) such as charred corn succotash or truffle tater tots, the latter blurring the line between high-brow and low-brow, much like a clown with a tiara.
point08's master mixologists quench thirsts for luxe libations with a large selection of craft cocktails made from fresh ingredients and premium spirits. Signature drinks include the Mexican Snow with Cazadores tequila, lime, and watermelon ($15), and the Whiskeyboy made from un-oaked barley whiskey, apple schnapps, lemon, and rosemary ($13). The restaurant features live jazz Wednesday–Sunday on most weeks, though seating is available away from the musicians for those who wish to enjoy their dinner engaged in quiet conversation or loudly singing show tunes.
Twenty-seven Yelpers give point08 an average of four stars:
95 E Green St.
Pasadena, California 91105Get Directions