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Bistro 45

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Open now 17:00 - 20:30
$$$$ Average price: $31-60
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45 S Mentor Ave
Pasadena, California, USA
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This restaurant is famous for serving French cuisine. You may be offered such food as nicely cooked ribeye, fried salmon and pork chops, come here and try them. The feature of Bistro 45 is serving good tarte tatin, chocolate soup and apple tarts.

The wine list is extensive, it can satisfy the needs of all visitors. You will hardly forget great chocolate frappe, espresso or white tea that you can enjoy. The staff is said to be pleasant here. Service at this place is something one can call fabulous. Here you will pay affordable prices. There is a spectacular ambiance and divine decor at this spot. Frommer's guide honored this restaurant with 2 stars, so you should visit it.

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Celebrated my Birthday with my family at my favorite place-Bistro45! Such a wonderful place with an exquisite menu, ambience, and wine list. Started with a Templeton Rye Manhattan- Wow! These guys make a mean drink. My love had a Prosecco, Mom had a vibrantly refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Shirley Temples for the kids, yum. Then, on to salads and main course. Salads were so visibly fresh and appealing, great way to kick off our meal. I had the Amberjack Special with roasted cauliflower- Oh my, amazing. Hanger steak for my beauty, which is always a hit here, Phenomenal Niman Ranch Pork Chop for mom, Filet for my football player son, Holy moly, and special pasta dish (made special for my princess), and another Hanger Steak for my golf-loving son. Everything cooked perfectly and really impressed mom, who is hard to please. Finished the night with the most beautiful array of desserts including the best Pineapple Upside Down Cake, ala mode I have ever eaten, with a special birthday message. Thoughtful. Had the edges nicely toasted the way I Love it. Totally complimented the sweetness of the ice cream and tartness of the pineapple. Mind blown! Special thanks to our lovely server, Victoria, the amazing staff, and of course, Owner Robert Simon, for another remarkable and memorable evening. Our go-to place for special occasions. It will be yours, too. Cheers!
Made our (week early) Valentines Day a special night!!! Robert Simon and Bistro 45 staff (kitchen included) are tops! I called ahead and emailed back and forth with Robert and explained that we were planning Valentines day a week ahead time because we have 2 kids, 2 jobs, and sign up for way too much!!! I was honestly put out at first because he indicated flowers at the table could not be purchased for the table ahead a time, BUT he indicated that I should not worry! When we arrived, we were immediately taken to our table where Robert asked a few questions about general food preferences and of course we vaguely responded that we were open and not allergic to anything.... With that he disappeared into the kitchen and over the next 2 hours we dinned on a wonderful 5 course menu, he had put together! And fortuitously chose 2 desserts that absolutely nailed it! I received one of the if not the best pineapple upside-down cake I've had and my wife a chocolate souffle.  The portions and meals ahead of this dessert event satisfied, but did not overwhelm us so we were able to enjoy every last bite.  Not to mention, wine also thoughtfully chosen by Robert was delicious, only regret was that I knew to drive home safely there was no way I could drink it all........   Thank you Bistro 45 staff and Robert again for such wonderful evening!!!
Have no idea how we've missed this place in the past. We were immediately greeted by Gigi, one of the managers and shown to our table. Mehdi was our waiter and was absolutely amazing! He made some amazing suggestions, and made us feel like we were part of the family. We ordered cocktails and they brought the bottle out to the table and poured, none of that measuring bs which was a pleasant surprise. He even brought out dessert wine as we were celebrating a birthday. Definitely will be back!
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Address
45 S Mentor Ave, Pasadena, California, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Booking Wi-Fi Takeaway Parking TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-20:30
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 17:00-21:00
FridayFri 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-22:00
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