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Central Park Restaurant

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219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2005
+1 626-449-4499
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Boise, Idaho, Usa
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We randomly stopped at Central Park for dinner on a recent trip to Pasadena. The place looked very charming. We found the food to be delicious, fresh, original and very tasty. It turned into a memorable evening; the atmosphere, the quality of food, the staff, etc. We liked it so much, we returned for breakfast a couple days later. Aside... More 

Thank KellyC1231
Los Osos, California
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216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to this spot by people we met at Le Grand Orange the night before. The breakfast menu is large and the place is charming, cozy and friendly. The Belgian Waffle was the best I have had and light as a feather. The pancakes at neighboring tables looked thin and light so that will be my choice for... More 

Thank Gene H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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313 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for brunch on New Year's Day en route from CA to AZ. Our timing was good because we were seated right away; soon after a line formed outside. I had the egg white veggie scramble. It was very tasty. Hash browns were a little too greasy. My partner had a ham steak with 2 eggs over easy. He... More 

Thank booptraveler
Pasadena, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Central Park restaurant is one of our favorite restaurants in Pasadena. Great for breakfast and dinner. Meals and service are always excellent. Eggs Sardu is delicious. A take on eggs benedict with spinach and artichokes. They have a small 3 or 4 seat full service bar. TVs can be watched on sidewalk side of the restaurant. Not a huge space,... More 

Thank Anita S
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Although they offer great lunches and dinners, we like this for their excellent Eggs Sardu dish. A New Orleans specialty with poached eggs, spinach, artichoke hearts served with hollandaise over a croissant.

Thank GaleGDavis
San Jose, California
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: I love this place for many reasons. It's our kind of crowd. It's not what I'd call fine dining, but it's our kind of food, including sand dabs (hooray!). You just sit down and relax, a very gracious server comes by, greets you cordially, and takes your orders when you're ready. Nice menu selections,... More 

Thank SJVillagesBob
Fresno, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here when I saw their $7.50 waffle special. What an awesome waffle. Well worth it. Staff is super friendly. Will sure to be back. Picture is from a small dining are near the front window.

Thank JerryDuncan
Pasadena, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's an unpretentious place, but the food and service are very good. We usually go for dinner and almost always have their sand dabs, which are as good as you'll find anywhere. It's noisy, so we like to get a table on the enclosed porch.

1 Thank Joseph H
Arcadia, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times and always enjoy it. This time I met a friend for breakfast to celebrate her birthday and we both enjoyed our meals.

Thank barbniswan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

WOW! I ordered the risotto and could not have been more delighted with my choice. It was beyond delicious! My 2 companions ordered a pasta dish and were both very pleased. I also commend the bartender on a superb cocktail. My only complaint was that the seating was a tad tight and the interior didn't do a good job of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-449-4499

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?