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Technique at Le Cordon Bleu

525 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-5226
+1 626-229-1377
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
1 Feb 2017
“Kids working hard at excellence”
6 Nov 2016
“Good, inexpensive food...but it is going away next year”
525 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-5226
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We heard recently that Cordon Bleu is closing the Pasadena school - too expensive to operate; too much competition from restaurants simply 'growing their own.' So we stopped in for lunch before the end. The space is simple, plain but understated elegant. That lunch choices...More

4  Thank peter s
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had lunch here one afternoon. You select from sample dishes, pay, take a number, and the food is brought to your table. The dining room is rather spare in appearance, with an extremely high ceiling nearly as tall as the restaurant is wide. Plain...More

2  Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. Our first visit was the week before. Menu changes every few weeks. Dinner offers 4 entrees with appetizer and dessert selections. The chocolate souffle was phenomenal. I am looking forward to trying the tiramasu. The chicken was great, and i...More

1  Thank CurlyBeverly
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I always enjoy exploring the menu at this great location just a 5 minute walk from the Old Town area. The main course selections are what you would expect at a fine dining restaurant at a quarter of the price. The quality, presentation and service...More

1  Thank BeenThere2c
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This place is such a great value. Each course is reasonably priced, but they have a Prix Fixe menu which includes a starter, an entrée and a desert for $25! You can see the kitchen and observe the chefs in training get their orders from...More

1  Thank Ohtobeinsandiego
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I was in Pasedena for a few nights on a conference and could not face the food dished up at the Westin.I took a walk and came across the Technique Restaurant and loved the concept.Finishing dinner by 8pm was a challenge for me but the...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This great restaurant and bakery is around the corner from the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Pacific Asian Art Museum. We discovered it by asking students we saw walking past. We were late for their lunch service, but the food was better than...More

Thank laurelhurst56
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere was very stark and sterile. Waiters were gracious and knowledgeable. We each selected the earthy appetiser. It was incredibly delicious! My friend got the beef ribs which were sensational! I got the duck which was not. Had a very odd taste. I have...More

Thank Jalses
Reviewed 29 May 2014

If you are prepared to be the chef's guinea pig, eat here. The standard has dropped tremendously! At 6:30/7:00 p.m. on a Wednesday night, only half of the restaurant was occupied. This place used to be crowded even on weeknights. That's already a tell -...More

Thank EZCalifornian
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I have been coming to the Le Cordon Bleu restaurant each year we pass through Pasadena. I was so looking forward to the unique experience and was very disappointed. The waiter seem lost most of the time. He could not explain what...More

1  Thank Bruce V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101-5226
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-229-1377
Technique at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles features an open-to-the-public restaurant which is staffed by our students and outstanding chef instructors, who prepare and serve the meals. While you our patrons enjoy a delicious fine dining experience, students will have the opportunity to apply their culinary training in various areas of the kitchen and dining room. However, we do ask for patience on the part of our guests as this is an educational environment. With that in mind we will be closed for educational seminars, student vacations, final exams and new student orientations. We may also be very limited in the number of guests we can seat during service times. In as much as our restaurant is a classroom, we hold strict seating policies in order to provide our students with a full educational experience. As such, we can only hold your table for 15 minutes past the reservation time.
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