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Bistro 45

45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (3 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 21:00All hours
French, American, Gluten Free Options
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food was outstanding! The waiters were attentive and our group enjoyed every minute there. Dessert was unbelievable!

Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Bistro 45 so much, that we decided to return the next evening! The first dinner we were looking for a restaurant with excellent reviews regarding food and service. Bistro 45 lived up to its excellent reviews. The next night we...More

Thank Fimfetter
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We chose this well-known, French-themed, Pasadena restaurant for a celebratory dinner on the day our son graduated from nearby Caltech. We were glad we did. The food was great--my graduating son and I had excellent rib eyes, my other son had a pizza, and my...More

Thank jmgradon
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had dinner here after several years and not disappointed. Service is impeccable and with warmth, food diverse and well prepared with the beet salad as good as it gets along with the scallops and meyer lemon dessert.

Thank john B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We always plan our yearly event to include a fabulous dining experience but this year was only ho-hum. On an average night the meal would have been acceptable but I guess I was looking for something more elaborate. The mushroom soup was only broth with...More

Thank Z9577OElindab
Reviewed 3 May 2017

One of the worst things about dining alone is the glass pour. Almost always mediocre wines, especially the reds. But, who can drink a whole bottle of wine alone? Well, sometimes I can, but I won't talk about those circumstances now. Not a problem here!...More

Thank ffprow
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was amazing--my husband had the rack of lamb and I had the ravioli. The presentation of the food was beautiful, the service was attentive, friendly and warm. I love the modern decor & the airy feeling of the room.

Thank Grace Y
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has valet parking and there is limited street parking. The restaurant is an upscale restaurant with serves some French Dishes. The restaurant also has Pizza on the menu. The restaurant has a full bar and a separate wine menu. The interior of the...More

Thank George700East
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely restaurant with outside seating on patio as well as two nice sized rooms inside. The welcome was warm, and the table was just what i had asked for online. I was asked if this were my first time here, and I was made to...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had dinner with friend for Valentine's Day. Price fixed meal, set seating times. We were given champagne upon entering. he band played music that we enjoyed. Food was excellent and fun. The Amuse Buche was a heart shaped beet with goat cheese. The courses were...More

Thank Brenda M
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29 November 2015|
Response from m p | Reviewed this property |
Yes very good also
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 09:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-2478
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