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Bistro De La Gare

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921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
+1 626-799-8828
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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South Pasadena ca
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1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The wait stafe is very personable and helpful, the menue genuinely French, We are never disappointed after numerous visits, from traditional h'or de heures like escargo and foie gras to full dishes more from a provencial menue than from haute cuisine. Your tastes buds will be happy and so will your stomach. Go again & again!

Thank richardgerrish
Los Angeles, California
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417 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Love the location in the neighborhood yet on the perimeter of the commercial district as well ( and of course next to the light rail "la gare". A very intimate, comfortable and relaxing restaurant with two dining room options as well as a few tables sidewalk side. The entrees and wines are on the pricier side, especially for French bistro... More 

Thank Wdee2013
Nanaimo, Canada
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230 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Country French cuisine, though I had one of the best pasta dishes ever here last year. Nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and varied French menu.

Thank 29carfrae
Altadena, California, United States
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We dined here on a warm Friday evening. This bistro has sidewalk seating, and we chose to dine outside. The ambiance was wonderful, not bustling and noisy but with just enough street and pedestrian traffic to make it interesting. It wasn't France, but it certainly felt French. Even our server had a French accent - very authentic, indeed! And the... More 

Thank Mark S
Los Angeles
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The excellent food brought us back a second time. The noise level insures that we will not return. It is really a shame. The food and service are wonderful, but when you have to lean across the table and shout to have a conversation, the taste turns sour. And careful with the "sea bass" that another reviewer loved. It is... More 

Thank CalifJ0e
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped by one of our favorite French restaurants in South Pasadena. This is the real deal. Menu is deep and creative without being pretentious. The preparation and presentation reminds me of our trip to Provence last year. Service is excellent. Dining can be indoors or out. Very nice ambiance. We give them five very solid stars.

Thank rantall
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Our first visit - scallops and sea bass were done to perfection. Chef Bruno takes special care with each dish prepared. Dungeness crab cakes were excellent. The Viognier was delicious! The staff were all very helpful, answering our questions very patiently. Chef Bruno came out to greet each patron as well. We look forward to returning again to have another... More 

Thank NatGeoDachsund
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

A delightful, unpretentious bistro remenicent of and better than many a bistro in France. Terrific menu, authentic recipes and better than continental service. Outside and outside seating (well behaved puppies permitted) and streaming Pink Martini Radio. Cost appropriate (I enjoyed Lobstar Ravioli, my husband, lamb shanks + appetizers and wine - $ 110.00)

Thank jaf122
dallas, Texas, USA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The staff was attentive and charming. The French Onion soup was delicious. The Ribeye had wonderful sauce on it. I normally do not like sauce on my steak, but the was a pleasant surprise. My wife was disappointed with the Sole Menieure - bland. With drinks, dessert and tip, $75 per person. Well worth it.

Thank hillhifi
Seal Beach, California
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260 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We found this bistro on a lovely March evening and ate outside in warm weather in March. The waitresses were attentive and not pushy or pretentious. The Voignier and Cabernet Savignon were delicious. I had French Onion soup that was tasty, piping hot with great stringy melted delicious cheese. The egg plant with tomatoe sauce appetizer was just as good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
French, Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3135
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-8828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?