Food & Drink in Pasadena

40% Off Wood-Fired Food at Big Daddy's Fire Grill

Pasadena

$10 $6

Craft beers and housemade milk shakes pair with 100% Angus burgers and herb-infused sausages cooked over an oak-wood grill

40% Off Wood-Fired Food at Big Daddy's Fire Grill

Pasadena

$10 $6

Craft beers and housemade milk shakes pair with 100% Angus burgers and herb-infused sausages cooked over an oak-wood grill

Up to 40% Off at Tops Burger

Mid Central

$10 $6

Quarter-pound pastrami-and-avocado burgers as well as Mexican–style burritos and cilantro-infused tacos for drive-thru, dine-in, or carryout

44% Off Gourmet Grilled Cheese at Melt It!

Pasadena

$18 $10

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Gourmet sandwiches such as the brie and fig compote, tomato caprese, or mac ‘n’ cheese sandwich

$5 for 30% Discount at Madeline Garden

South Lake

$5 $5

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Salads featuring apples and watercress, roasted green chile soup, and broccoli and shrimp ravioli

Half Off Mexican Food at Los Tacos

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Founder’s family recipes yield menu of authentic Mexican street food, including chicken mole and 10 types of soft tacos

50% Off at Sumiko Sushi

South Lake

$30 $15

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Bistro runs the pan-Asian gamut with specialty sushi rolls, rare beef pho noodle dishes, and lemongrass tofu entrees

Up to 55% Off Sushi at Japon Bistro

West Central

$76 $35

Award-winning restaurant pairs fresh sushi rolls with sake

Up to 50% Off Salads and Wraps at Saladish

Old Pasadena

$18.90 $10

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Saladistas spin organic ingredients into blends such as classic caesar or southwestern chicken, all of which can be enjoyed as wrap or salad

45% Off Italian Food at The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

Old Pasadena

$20 $11

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Classic Italian dishes such as chicken parmigiana with spaghetti, meat lasagna, sausage rolls, and Sicilian-style pizzas

Cool Beans Comedy – Up to 63% Off Standup

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $12.50

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Six up-and-coming comics seen on standup staples such as Chelsea Lately and Conan take the stage

Up to 40% Off at Sitar Indian Cuisine

Pasadena

$20 $12

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Family recipes such as curries, vegetable dishes, and tandoori chicken and quail

Half Off Vegan Cuisine at Charm Vegan

South Pasadena

$20 $10

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Wide array of vegan dishes that incorporate flavors from across the world, from grilled portabella burgers to soy-shrimp in red curry sauce

Up to 41% Off Sandwich Meals at Mix n’ Munch

South Pasadena

$27.98 $16.99

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Signature sandwiches with variety of gourmet cheeses, deli meats, and savory veggies alongside a cereal bar with sweet mix-ins

38% Off Sausages and Beer for Two at Dog Haus in Alhambra

Dog Haus Alhambra

$25.98 $16

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Signature sausages, paired with rotating draft beer

Up to 45% Off Sandwiches and Waffles at The Grids

Alhambra

$20 $11

(143)

Savory waffle-based sandwiches include a riff on chicken and waffles, with other flavors such as banana & pecan, Nutella, and cinnamon apple

50% Off Japanese Fondue at Tokyo Shabu Shabu

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

DIY cooking experience combines pot of broth with fresh, preservative-free food, including thin-sliced meat, seafood and veggies

40% Off Cuisine at John's Kabobs

Monterey Park

$15 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

La Luna Negra – Up to 51% Off Spanish Cuisine

Arcadia

$35 $17

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Amid exposed rafters and string lights, dazzling flamenco shows, colorful murals, and a large menu of meat and seafood tapas evoke Spain

Half Off at Nirvana Indian Cuisine

location

$20 $10

Enjoy Indian cuisine such as paneer pakora, chicken vindaloo, lamb curry, and mushroom biryani; only valid Monday–Wednesday

46% Off Korean Barbecue and Wine at Young Dong Garden

Arcadia

$56 $29.99

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Barbecue combinations include pork belly, beef brisket, dwenjang soup, and gyuh-ran gim

Up to 45% Off at Frame 128 Restaurant

Frame 128 Restaurant

$80 $44

Appetizers of Maryland lump crab cakes and smoked salmon precede entrees of wild Chilean sea bass, kurobuta pork chop, and filet mignon

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at La Cabañita

Glendale

$20 $11

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Huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, migas, and other Mexican breakfast specialties; classic south-of-the-border entrees for dinner

Up to 43% at Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

$12 $7

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

(159)

Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

Half Off at Lola's Peruvian Restaurant

City Center

$20 $10

(139)

Peruvian ceviche and fried fish with fragrantly spiced beef and chicken dishes with rice

45% Off Diner Food at Eat Well

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Diner food such as Denver omelet, scrambled eggs and lox, spaghetti marinara, BLT, and steak and seafood

Up to 50% Off Northern Indian Cuisine at India's Flavor

Glendale

$30 $15

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Punjabi cuisine including delicacies cooked in a tandoor clay oven; chicken, fish, lamb, beef, vegetarian, and vegan selections available

50% Off at Zono Sushi

City Center

$30 $15

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33 signature sushi rolls highlight a lengthy menu of Japanese entrees, bento boxes, and sake

50% Off New American Food at Bashan Restaurant

Glendale

$50 $25

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The seasonally inspired New American cuisine has earned a rating of "extraordinary to perfection" from Zagat

45% Off Frozen Sno-Ball Treats at Snookies Cookies

Glendale

$5.50 $3

Bakery to Hollywood studios serves New Orleans–style sno-ball shaved-ice treats with a scoop of ice cream and a choice of one syrup topping

Up to 41% Off Italian Food at Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica

$32 $19

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Bruschetta with goat cheese on toasted ciabatta, baked ziti with chicken in a creamy vodka sauce, or grilled filet mignon with blue cheese

Half Off Café and Creperie Food at Cafe LuMar

Monrovia

$20 $10

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European home-style cooking for lunch or dinner, including sweet and savory crepes, goulash, and paninis

Up to 41% Off at Palermo Ristorante Italiano

Los Feliz

$67.45 $40

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Appetizers of prosciutto and melon precede entrees such as lasagna bolognese, veal picata, and tilapia in a marsala sauce

Up to 55% Off Comedy Slam Celebrity Hoop Jam

Los Angeles Southwest College

$27.37 $15

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Basketball game featuring comedians and actors benefits the charity Nickel of Hope

50% Off Pub Food at The Man Cave

Studio City

$30 $15

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It's hard not to have a good time amid TVs showing games and fights, beer pong, full bar and plenty of draft brews

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Hostaria del Piccolo Venice

Venice

$50 $26

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Prime tri-tip with eggs and creative frittatas give way to ricotta-potato gnocchi, slow-roasted pork belly, and more than two dozen pizzas

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

West Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

Up to 51% Off at Canter's Deli

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $11

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24 hours a day, this third-generation deli serves corned-beef Reubens on housemade rye bread, deli melts, burgers, and breakfast

42% Off Creole and Cajun Brunch and Jazz at Nola's

Downtown Los Angeles

$84 $49

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Fried chicken, jambalaya, and other New Orleans–inspired creole and Cajun dishes at a restaurant with frequent live music

Up to 40% Off at Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia

$20 $12

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Spicy plates of gored gored's raw beef cubes tossed with jalapeños and doro wot's marinated chicken legs pair with rice and injera bread

Up to 42% Off Caribbean Food and Drinks at Cha Cha Cha

Silver Lake

$24 $14

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Brightly colored tablecloths heaped with classic paellas and Caribbean specialties such as jamaican jerk chicken

Up to 42% Off Prix-Fixe Dinner at Amalfi Ristorante

Mid-Wilshire

$85 $49

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Rustic Italian tavern's prix-fixe menu includes dishes such as filet mignon, lobster ravioli, and creme brulee

40% Off Argentine Food at Gaucho Grill Woodland Hills

Warner Center

$30 $18

Chimichurri-marinated steaks and Argentine wines served in a blond-wood interior striped with gray stone arches

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Beso Hollywood

Hollywood

$60 $30

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Upscale Latin dishes, such as shrimp & lobster risotto, chili-rubbed skirt steak, served in an elegant space with chandeliers, plush booths

Half Off Drinks at La Maison

Studio City

$50 $25

(10)

Guests sip drinks or enjoy bottle service in sleek lounge that hosts burlesque shows

Half Off at India's Oven

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $15

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Chefs stuff nann breads with vegetables and peas and make Indian-oven combinations with curry, vegetable biryani, and salad

Up to 52% Off Mediterranean Food at Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$48 $24

(140)

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken or beef kebabs, and pastas

Half Off Drinks at Rooftop 3100

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $10

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This modern nightclub boasts regular live events, DJ sets, and rooftop cabanas that overlook downtown LA

39% Off at Raspado Xpress

Multiple Locations

$24.50 $15

Combinations of shaved ice and flavors such as mango, walnut, and guava make up refreshing raspados; smoothies and fresh juice available

Up to 62% Off Mediterranean Food at Jardines de Senor Fish

Downtown Los Angeles

$76 $29

Latest addition to Mexican restaurant chain takes its inspiration from Mediterranean recipes

$10 for 50% Off a $120 Prepared Meal from MDC Concierge

Los Angeles

$10 $10

Prepared meals include dishes such as brisket, slow-smoked turkey, and shrimp-and-lobster mac and cheese

45% Off Seafood, Tacos, and Kebabs at Yellowfin Fish Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Trout, ahi tuna, red snapper, and swordfish prepared on a mesquite charbroiler; fried-seafood platters, chicken kebabs, and salmon tacos

Up to 51% Off Wine Tours from Zuri Wine Tasting

Westchester Shopping Center

$89 $44

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Luxury motorcoaches ferry tour-goers to historical wineries, opulent restaurants, and hip shopping destinations with views of the Pacific

Up to 48% Off American Cuisine at Cities Restaurant

East Los Angeles

$65 $35

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Upscale spins on classic items such as braised short ribs, fry-bread pizza, and artisan burgers

Up to Half Off Improv Comedy

Sherman Oaks

$10 $5

Multiple troupes perform spontaneous, audience-fueled sketches at an iconic theater whose alumni include Will Ferrell and Josh Groban

Up to Half Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Vees Café

Los Angeles

$22 $11

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Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, organic tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables

Half Off Brunch & Drinks at Melody Bar and Grill

Westchester

$40 $20

(119)

Chef Christian Warren crafts classic omelets and morning cocktails in bar that hearkens to luxury of 1950s lounge culture

Up to 50% Off at Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine

Mid-Wilshire

$20 $10

(170)

Ethiopian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian cuisines served inside colorful eatery with traditional mesob sittings and live Ethiopian music

60% Off Wine and Cheese Plates at Raphael

Studio City

$62 $25

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Guests pair plates of artisan cheese with wines such as Spanish garnacha, Russian River chardonnay, and Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon

50% Off Frozen Treats at Whipp'd LA

West Hollywood

$24 $12

(223)

Two homemade cookies held together with a layer of ice cream or graham-cracker crust pie with a choice of Blue Bell or soft serve ice cream

Up to 40% Off Pub Food at District 13

Hollywood

$20 $12

Burgers, wings, wraps, and build-your-own-sausages paired with 20+ draft beers

Up to 45% Off at Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

Los Feliz

$14 $8.75

Crispy sweet-water basa fish and shrimp stuff tacos topped with housemade salsa or Magic Cream at revamped version of traditional taco stand

Half Off Indian Food at East India Grill

Mid-Wilshire

$24 $12

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Colorful curries, grilled chicken and lamb, and exotic Punjabi spices awaken taste buds

51% Off Dinner for Two or Four at Portofino Cucina Italiana

Downtown Los Angeles

$100 $49

Naples–born chef shares favorite home recipes such as homemade gnocchi or seafood brodetto stew through a tasting menu

Half Off Guatemalan Food at Tikal Restaurant

Los Angeles

$30 $15

Guatemalan stews with roasted chilies, chicken, squash, and green beans, among other national delicacies

Half Off French Cuisine in North Hollywood

Valley Village

$50 $25

Restaurant with white-washed turrets serves rustic French fare such as burgundy-sauced frog legs & duck l'orange

40% Off at The Crepe Kitchen

The Crepe Kitchen

$25 $15

(25)

Sweet and savory crepes envelop ingredients that include simple butter and sugar or organic eggs, ham, and cheese

50% Off Mexican Food at El Gallo Grill

San Gabriel Valley

$30 $15

(19)

Wood-fired steak, chicken, and seafood showcased in authentic Mexican dishes, such as tacos, tortas, and platters loaded with beans and rice

Up to Half Off at The Market Place Restaurant

Downtown Los Angeles

$20 $10

(10)

International home-style breakfast and lunch eats such as portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice, denver omelets, chicken chow mein, and fajitas

Up to 47% Off Mixed Drinks and Beer at The Parlour Room of Hollywood

Hollywood

$30 $16

(102)

At a swanky yet affable lounge decked in green and gold, bartenders craft signature cocktails and pour draft beer

40% Off Middle Eastern Food at Itzik Hagadol Grill

Encino

$30 $18

(163)

Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine includes variety of kebabs and house salad dips such as Moroccan-spiced carrots and roasted eggplant

50% Off Italian at Casa Nostra Ristorante & Bar

Downtown Los Angeles

$40 $20.99

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Downtown restaurant's ambiance accents menu of traditional Italian dishes and signature creations such as dover sole or branzino

41% Off Frozen Treats at Get Shaved

Multiple Locations

$4.25 $2.50

Stores and a traveling truck churn out Hawaiian-style frozen desserts that combine ice cream, flavored ice, and toppings

Up to 46% Off Thai Dinner at Tuk Tuk

West Los Angeles

$55.50 $32

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Wok stir-fries join classic noodle dishes and house specialties such as lemongrass chicken and roasted-duck curry

Up to 40% Off at Solo Tapas

Chinese Theatres 6

$20 $12

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More than 60 varieties of small, appetizer-sized sandwiches transport fresh meats and veggies atop bread imported directly from Spain

40% Off Lunch or Dinner at Got Kosher?

Beverlywood

$20 $12

Neshama gourmet kosher chicken and turkey sausages, signature Tunisian tuna sandwiches, and Parisian-style steaks in newly renovated café

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Encino

$27 $12

(23)

Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

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While meandering the winding streets and hidden walkways of Paris in 1990, Mike Farwell stumbled across a small bar near the Louvre named Willi's Wine Bar and became enamored with its menu of seasonally inspired cuisine and thoughtful wine pairings. After years working with wine at restaurants and wine bars, he decided to import the concept, teaming up with chef Claud Beltran during their shared stint at Madeleine's Restaurant to create Noir Food & Wine. Farwell draws on his wine knowledge and Beltran on his culinary expertise to craft menus that work together beautifully, much like a straight-laced police officer and a loveable canine in witness protection. Farwell's constantly updating wine list features a stunning 600 bottles—of which nearly 150 are California pinot noir—43 different wine flights, and more than 50 vintages poured by the glass.

Beltran adds a Cajun twist to the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to complement Farwell's wine selections, earning him praise from the Los Angeles Times in 2009 for "turning out some of the best cooking of his career." The menu features a rotating selection of seasonal dishes such as seared Hudson Valley foie gras with rosemary apricots and white-pepper honey as well as a selection of charcuterie and artisan cheese. The restaurant earned a "very good" to "excellent" Zagat rating for food quality and service as well as a place on its Best New Restaurant in LA survey.

A natural rock fountain quietly bubbles its wine suggestions to patrons as they clink their glasses together on the spacious outdoor patio. The cozier main dining area features rows of dark-wood tables covered in crisp, white cloths and a series of posters from Willi's Wine Bar on the chocolate-hued walls. Each Monday, the wine bar fills with enophiles for events including wine classes, winemaker dinners, and live entertainment.

40 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

The Slaw Dogs owner, Ray Byrne, probably didn't realize at the time that the Thai coleslaw he brought to a barbecue would become the inspiration for a business featured on ABC and mentioned in Travel + Leisure. According to a Food Network spot on The Slaw Dogs, Byrne tossed some of his extra slaw onto a hot dog and realized that he'd made a tongue-shattering discovery. With that slaw dog as his guide, he opened a hot-dog joint where his original discovery stars on the menu, jazzed up with accents of satay dressing and sesame aioli. But unlike Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone and then pretty much sat around eating Cheetos and playing scratch-off lotto tickets, Byrne isn't satisfied with a single invention. In fact, LAist praised Byrne for his ability to "take seemingly clashing flavors and make them work together," as evidenced in the Green Monster dog with garlic salsa verde or the gigantic TNT Super dog, a tortilla-wrapped spread of bacon pastrami, beer chili, and fries.

The Slaw Dogs also lets patrons build their own dream dogs out of 11 different franks, 10 sauces, and more than 50 toppings, such as kimchi, goat cheese, or truffle oil. The possibilities are almost endless; a group of Caltech students recruited by the Food Network calculated a whopping 35 quintillion total combinations.

720 N Lake Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea. By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room. The name Chado, taken from the Chinese cha, meaning "tea," and the Japanese do, meaning "path," speaks to the owners’ strict standards for their product. Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic; the Shahs also stock unique varieties such as Chinese pu-er teas and hand-tied blooming tea balls. In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.

Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during teatime at Chado's three tearooms. Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.

79 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Steven Paperno, raised in the kitchen of his parents' delicatessen, has been working with food all his life. By the age of 18, he already owned a food manufacturing company, a job that took him all over the Americas. While in Central and South America, he sampled some of the cuisine and found himself dreaming of bringing those small-village flavors to America. So, he sold his company in order to start a new one, one dedicated to infusing organic, local ingredients with the flavors he tasted abroad. He called the new joint Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill.

Inside any Sharky's location, the chefs use certified-organic beans and rice to complement flavorful Mexican entrees. Guests can observe cooks in the open kitchen as they prepare all-natural chicken with no added hormones and all-natural Angus beef. Wild-caught seafood is hand-selected for quality and chosen according to the recommendations of the West Coast Seafood Watch, which aims to prevent overfishing by encouraging restaurateurs to buy sustainably caught seafood. Mesquite grills and stone-fire ovens lend their kiss to each dish on the menu, locking in the flavor that Steven so wished to re-create without the hassles of a trashcan fire.

841 Cordova St
Pasadena,
CA
US

At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.

18 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
US

Chefs at redwhite+bluezz sling exceptionally tasty salads, soups, entrees, and desserts forged from creative ingredients and accented with upscale libations. The luxurious menu unleashes contemporary influences upon classic recipes, such as a starter of fondue kicked into the 21st century by a squad of lobster, spinach, artichoke hearts, fontina, and sliced baguette ($14). Main courses flank the all-American meatiness of a buffalo rib eye with pommes lyonnaise, burrata and tomato gratin ($32) and hide vegetarian surprises such as pumpkin gnocchi served with roasted spaghetti squash and a pool of pistachio buerre noisette ($21). Quell sweet teeth clamoring for attention with unshareable desserts such as the vineyard-inspired cookie-mousse Eton Mess ($7).

70 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US