Pasadena Restaurant Week – Sunday, April 21, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013



Pasadena Restaurant Week
Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is sponsoring the event, which takes place from Sunday, April 21st through Friday, April 26th. For individual restaurant menus, location and pricing information and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit the official website at

Pasadena Restaurant Week is a citywide event featuring the cuisine of many of Pasadena’s top dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer fixed price dinner and/or lunch menu items for visitors. Dinners will be three-course meals while lunches will consist of two-courses. Depending on the venue and menu offered, meals will be priced at either $26, $35 or $44 for dinner or $15, $20 or $25 for lunch. Alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax are not included in the price unless specified by the individual restaurants in advance.

Participating Restaurants in Old Pasadena:
– 1810 Argentinean Restaurant
– a|k|a An American Bistro
– All India Cafe
– Cafe Bizou
– Cheval Bistro
– Cousins Maine Lobster
– Haven Gastropub +Brewery
– The Market on Holly
– The Melting Pot
– Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi
– Pita Jungle
– POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
– Slater’s 50/50
– Umami Burger
– Vertical Wine Bistro

Participating restaurants

You can get all the restaurant, menu, pricing and cuisine information on your iPhone or Android smart phone. Download the Pasadena Restaurant Week mobile application at the App Store or Google Play. You can find them here, as well: or 

dineLA 2013 – Participating Pasadena Restaurants: January 21 – February 1



dineLA’s Restaurant Week is a 12-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of LA’s best restaurants.

Lunches*: $15, $20 or $25
Dinners*: $25, $35 or $45

*Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

The list of participating Pasadena restaurants is below. Click on the ‘live’ link to see the dineLA menus.

Lunch Dinner Cusine City Click for Menu Reservations
$45.00 Steakhouse Pasadena Live Book Now
$15.00 $25.00 Californian Pasadena Live Book Now
$15.00 $25.00 French Pasadena Coming Soon Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 Italian Pasadena Live Book Now
$45.00 French Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 Japanese Pasadena Live Book Now
$15.00 $25.00 Gastropub Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 Italian Pasadena Live Book Now
$15.00 $35.00 Sushi Pasadena Live Book Now
$15.00 $25.00 American Pasadena Coming Soon
$15.00 $25.00 American Pasadena Live
$45.00 French Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $45.00 Californian Pasadena Coming Soon Book Now
$25.00 $45.00 American Pasadena Live Book Now
$25.00 Contemporary Pasadena Live Book Now
$45.00 American Pasadena Live Book Now
$45.00 Steakhouse Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 American Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 Japanese Pasadena Live Book Now
$35.00 Fondue Pasadena Live
$45.00 American Pasadena Live Book Now
$20.00 $35.00 Californian Pasadena Live Book Now
$35.00 Californian Pasadena Live Book Now

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week


Celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger at the Rite Spot Cafe in 1924 (more or less) on West Colorado Boulevard right here in our Crown City of the Valley, Pasadena.

January 13-18, 2013

Let’s all salute Lionel Sternberger for his mastery, insight and daring in placing a piece of cheese atop a hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history.

Even CNN is on the story: click here to see Casey Wian’s story on Cheeseburger Week.

Details. Details. Details. You’ll have to be patient. We’ll get you all the info when it’s available. For now, we’re just whetting your appetite (and teasing you a bit, too). 

We’ll host the second Cheeseburger Challenge. Once again, you’ll get to vote for your favorites in a number of categories, from traditional lunch counter burgers to white table cloth an alternative cheeseburgers. We’ll also have an alternative cheeseburger category or two, as well.

Plan to come to Pasadena for a Cheeseburger Crawl, take the Cheeseburger Challenge and celebrate Lionel Sternberger’s culinary legacy in the city where the cheeseburger was first served to a customer.

Check out the Cheeseburger Challenge by clicking here. Voting is live on Sunday, January 13th for one week only

Here are our participants for the 2013 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena and the gamut of burgers they each serve (click on the name to go to the web page, click on the menu item for the full restaurant burger menu):

a/k/a An American Bistro

Beckham Grill

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Burger Continental

Clearman’s Northwoods Inn

The Counter

Cousins Maine Lobster

  • 115 East Colorado in Old Pasadena
  • (626) 768-1472
  • Lobster BLT

Crepe Studio

Del Taco #508
  • 230 South Rosemead Boulevard in east Pasadena
  • 626-793-2840
  • Cheeseburger Week special: Double Del Cheeseburger which is made fresh to order, with shredded lettuce, freshly sliced tomatoes, diced onions, American Cheese, burger sauce, on a sesame seed bun.
  • For Cheeseburger week Del Taco in east Pasadena will offer buy one, get one free.

El Portal Restaurant

  • 695 East Green Street, Pasadena
  • Call (626) 795-8553 for reservations
  • Zacatecas Burger

Gale’s (lunch only)

Green Street Restaurant

Haven Gastropub

  • 42. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena
  • 626-768-9555
  • The Haven Burger
  • The Lamb Burger
  • and a cocktail to accompany your cheeseburger: One-Ninety Manhattan
    bulleit rye, carpano antica, bitters

IX-tapa Cantina

For Cheeseburger Week, IX-tapa offers a Chile Relleno: poblano pepper stuffed with ground beef.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Kings Row Gastropub

M Local Mediterranean Grill

Magnolia Lounge

The Market on Holly

New York Deli

Noir Food and Wine

Pie ‘n Burger

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar

Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ

Slater’s 50/50

Soleil at the Sheraton

Three Hundred Pasadena (300 Pasadena)

Togo’s (Green and Lake)

Toro Sushi Bar and Lounge

Trattoria Neapolis


Umami Burger

Vertical Wine Bistro

Villa Sorriso

  • 168 West Colorado Boulevard  Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Telephone: (626) 793-2233
  • Sorriso Burger

Yahaira’s Cafe

Pasadena SIP-tember Cocktail Celebration

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 6-week long celebration of the cocktail from August 15th through September 27th. Vote for your favorite Pasadena cocktails, and join other enthusiasts at the live finale tasting party at Paseo Colorado on September 27th.

(The Finding Nemo at Toro Sushi Bar Lounge is in the round of 16 SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge)

Take the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge and Vote for your Favorite Pasadena Cocktail!

The inaugural SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail reaches its dramatic conclusion with the Cocktail Bracket Challenge Finale on September 27th at Paseo Colorado at 280 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The four finalist cocktails will be served up in a live competition from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with those in attendance voting to determine Pasadena’s Cocktail of the Year for 2012. In addition, attendees at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale will be able to taste culinary treats from Real Food Daily, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, El Cholo, Noor Restaurant and Ballroom, California Pizza Kitchen, Arclight Cinemas, Toro Sushi and more.

Cost to attend the SIP-tember bracket challenge, which includes all drink tastings and food, is $15 per person. You must be at least 21 years of age to sample the cocktails.

The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Anderson Business Technology, Hillsides, Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena Public Library and Zigabid. Paseo Colorado is generously providing space for the live taste-off Finale. The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is a six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors are serving drinks that are paired against each other in a competition. 64 cocktails, ranging from drinks specially concocted for the competition to margaritas and sangria, began the competition that lasts six weeks and culminates in the live taste-off of the four drinks that win their bracket.

The Round of 16 competitor cocktails can be seen at Voting for the third round ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 18th. In total 1173 voters took the second round cocktail bracket challenge. Individual drink votes aren’t tallied because the results were tabulated automatically by the online program. Competitors were chosen randomly for the brackets

Click here to enter your bracket.

Old Town Pasadena Restaurant Weeks! June 1-14, 2012

From June 1-14, 2012 visit Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants as they’ve joined together to offer you several delicious options for three-course lunch and dinner menus at one great fixed price.

10% of event proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services, helping those in need.

The current list of participating restaurants appears below and will continue to be updated with menus. Please contact the restaurant directly for your reservation and any additional information.

  • Lunch $15 & $25
  • Dinner $25 & $35

Check out for more details!

Pasadena Restaurant Week March 23-30, 2012

It’s Restaurant Week in Pasadena! Starting on March 25, 2012 through March 30, 2012, visit some of Pasadena’s finest restaurants at unbeatable prices! It’s a great chance to visit a few new restaurants and try their best appetizers, entrees, and desserts and special low prices.
This even marks Pasadena’s second annual Restaurant Week.  A complete list of restaurants and detailed menus is posted at Restaurant Week is a citywide event organized by the Pasadena Chamber to highlight the cuisine of many of Pasadena’s top dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer at least three fixed price dinner and/or lunch menu items for visitors. Depending on the venue and menu offered, meals will be priced at $15, $20 or $25 for lunch or $26, $35 or $44 for dinner. (Some prices may vary. Alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax are not included in the price.

Participating Restaurants

1810 (eighteen-ten) Argentinean Restaurant

a/k/a An American Bistro

Arroyo Chop House

Bar Celona

Bistro 45

Cafe 140 South

Cafe Bizou

California Pizza Kitchen Pasadena

Celestino Ristorante

Cheval Blanc Bistro

Clearman’s Galley

Clearman’s Northwoods Inn



El Cholo

El Portal

Green Street Restaurant

Haven Gastropub + Brewery

Il Fornaio Pasadena

ix-tapa Cantina Grill

Kathleen’s Restaurant

Kings Row Gastropub

Kingston Cafe

Malbec Argentinean Bistro / New Argentinean Cuisine

Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Market on Holly

Melting Pot

Mijares Mexican Restaurant

New York Deli

Noir Food and Wine

Parkway Grill

Pie ‘n Burger

Pita Jungle

POP Champagne and Dessert Bar

Quadrupel Brasserie

Raymond Restaurant

Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Smitty’s Grill


Stonefire Grill

Sushi Roku

The Counter

The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa

Toro Sushi Bar Lounge

Vertical Wine Bistro

Villa Sorriso

Yahaira’s Cafe