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Bistro 45

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45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-2901
+1 626-795-2478
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 14:00
Wed 17:00 - 09:00
Thu - Fri 05:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Los Angeles, California
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209 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 restaurant is very large. There is an outside dining area. The restaurant is open six... More 

Thank George700East
Los Angeles, California
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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 feel at home. The ambience is comfortable and the wait staff is helpful and fun.... More 

Thank Jean H
United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 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 Lobster ravioli with shrimp, pan roasted Sea Bass & Wagyu Beef. All great

Thank Brenda M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a truly memorable dining experience at Bistro 45 on our 45th wedding anniversary (nice coincidence). This small, attractive restaurant is tucked away on a quiet side street just off Colorado Boulevard. From the moment we were greeted at the door and seated by the owner, we felt relaxed, comfortable, and at home. When our waiter... More 

Thank wrightsabq
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had the very good fortune to dine at Bistro 45 last night. For anyone visiting Pasadena as we are its a must!! The food was just outstanding. The menu varied with something for everyone. Great wine list and a great atmosphere. Best of all the service is as good as any restaurant i've ever been to. It begins with... More 

Thank Ed S
Naples, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived early without a reservation but were able to secure a table. All three of our entrees were exceptional, and the two desserts we shared were really delicious. I wish we lived closer.....

Thank 2011ford
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Returning favorite because consistently delicious with an excellent, professional wait staff. A pleasant summer evening we could have dined in the lovely patio areas but chose for our reservation the more intimate and cozy yet modern interior. Bonus was the quite but fun, brief entertainment by Chef Anton a professional magician...so unexpected...got us all laughing. Seasonal specials. Great wine selection.... More 

Thank bkcDeuxFois
York, South Carolina
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176 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Everything from the appetizers, to the entrees and desserts were nicely presented and delicious. The staff was very attentive and made you feel welcome. The wine selection is also good. I would recommend Bistro 45 for special occasions or for business meals where you want to impress your guests. I would gladly return to sample other menu items.

Thank tonybz
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

First, I should mention the bar and its wide selection of wines. In fact, Bistro 45 is a great place to stop in and have a cocktail before or after a movie. I have had both dinners and a catered dinner for a wedding celebration. The menu is excellent and the service is way above the average.

Thank Paul D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
French, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?