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Vertical Wine Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
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70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970 (Union St.)
+1 626-795-3999
16:00 - 00:00
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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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San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

An upscale wine bar/bistro on the second floor. I've been here a couple of times for meals in a large-ish group. While I can't comment on the wine selection, others in my party enjoyed it. I did enjoy the food, can recommend the filet mignon without reservation. Great place to take a date you'd like to impress.

Thank PaulInSJ
Pasadena, California
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396 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Upstairs and off the street in old Pasadena California walk you into this very beautiful wine bar. The lighting is romantic. Did your car is elegant. And there are some great choices of wine. If you were a wine lover this is definitely a great place to hang out.

Thank PilotMichael
Hockessin, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 2 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 100
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
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 91103-3970
    (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?