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Vertical Wine Bistro

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American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103 (Union St.)
+1 626-795-3999
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:45
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Hockessin, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very upscale Bistro. Excellent service and outstanding food. Casual but nice atmosphere and well located.

Thank Sherry G
Friday Harbor, Washington
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

One of the more popular wine venues in Pasadena with excellent wines poured in substantive portions. Kind of the "in place" for couples and small groups. Attractive upstairs setting right in the middle of Old Town Pasadena.

Thank Fred B
La Canada Flintridge, California
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181 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Super salmon dish, meats & appetizers. Casual dining, Nothing fancy Have to climb stairs Have elevator to main floor. Have HD TV for sports. Nuce setting

Thank spacetourist
Mission Viejo, California
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

There are 3 choices of seafood plate, #2 seems to be the best choice. Happy hour wine and beer price are pretty good also.

Thank RaymondOC168
Cape Town, South Africa
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72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I recently had a business dinner here and I was very happy with the overall experience. The entrance up the flight of stairs was very impressive and the overall ambience of the restaurant was great. The menu is extensive with great variety ranging from seafood, to meat to chicken dishes. There were also salads and other vegetarian options on the... More 

Thank SGStuart
Tustin, California
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Vertical Wine Bistro is located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena and offers a great wine selection and a fun experience. My friend and I each enjoyed a lovely wine flight and a delicious fish dinner. The atmosphere is perfect for two old friends catching up or for a romantic dinner. There is a parking garage nearby.

Thank Dyanne2014
Homer, Alaska
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Whenever I go to Los Angeles I always go to vertical wine bar. When it first opened it was quiet, awesome drinks, and a very chill atmosphere. A somewhat of a hidden hole in the wall of Pasadena. Over the years unfortunately it has turned or trying to turn more into a loud music dance sort of place. When the... More 

Thank Soniyae R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I really have mixed feelings about submitting this review! Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had such a great meal that you don't want anyone else to know about it for "fear" of it becoming too popular? This is that place. Off the main drag of Colorado on Raymond, through an obscure arcade, up a few flights of... More 

Thank DoctorDubious
Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This a combo restaurant/bar...with 2 separate menus. The selections are somewhat limited but good nonetheless. They have a very nice selection of raw bar items that can satisfy any seafood fan. The wine flights are great. I did the full red and actually bought a bottle the next day of my favorite from the tasting. Cheese and charcuterie plates are... More 

Thank DianainAruba
Monrovia, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The Vertical consistently delivers in service and creative food offerings. We especially like the server Eric, who is knowledgeable and always has a smile on his face.

Thank Gloria S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:45
16:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
    (Union St.)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Gold Line 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-3999
Wine Bistro serving California bistro- style menu. Over 420 wine selections, 50 by the glass and wine flights from around the world. Full bar and imported beers as well as draft.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?