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SOME OF SUE'S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS


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AMERICAN  STYLE CUISINE



AltaEats  (American Cuisine with Spanish and French influences) $$
1860 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena 
 (626)794-1162

Cafe Mundial (Good Continental cuisine, Interesting decor)$$
516 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia
626-303-2233.

Café Verde (Great breakfasts with a Mexican flare) $
961 E. Green Street, Pasadena
626-356-9811.

Cameron’s Seafood and Oyster Bar (Wonderful variety of fresh seafood) $$
1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
626-793-3474

Camilo’s California Bistro (basic American cuisine with a touch of Italian)) $$
2128 Colorado Blvd.  Eagle Rock.
323-478-2644

Canoe House Restaurant (Hawaiian styled cuisine with burgers, appetizers and tropical drinks) $$
805 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena
(626) 799-4169

Cat and the Custard Cup
800 W. Whittier Blvd, La Habra, (Unique menu with a variety of entrees including game) $$$
(562)694-3812

Central Park Restaurant (American Cuisine, well prepared, Full bar) $$
219 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena
626-449-4499

Crossings Restaurant (New restaurant with Chef Lalo Sanchez from Parkway Grill, Full Bar) $$$
1010 Mission St  South Pasadena, CA                                                                                               (626)  799-7001

Dal Rae Restaurant ( Nostalgic steak house with excellent cuisine)$$$$
9023 Washington Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA
(652) 949-2444

Dish Restaurant (Popular for breakfast and lunch) $$
734 Foothill Blvd., LCF
818-790-5355

Fiore Market Cafe (patio dining with special sandwiches on delicious homemade bread) $
1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadana
626-441-2280

Frontrunner Restaurant ( best crab-cakes and corned beef sandwiches) $$$
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia                                                                                           
626-574-1035

Green Street Restaurant (Home of the Salad Diane and Zucchini bread) $$
146 South Shopper’s Lane, Pasadena, CA
626-577-7170.

Golden Road Brewery (Gastropub featuring family fare and selected house made brews)$$
5410 W. San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles
(818) 243-2337 

Green Street Tavern (Always a nice variety of seasonal entrees) $$
69 West Green Street, Pasadena
626-229-9961

Gus’s Barbecue (baby-back ribs are good choice) $$
808 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena
626-799-3251

Hill Street Café (Generous portions, classic American food) $
1004 Foothill Blvd., La Canada
 818-952-1019

 Kathleen’s Restaurant (Well prepared American and some Mexican entrees ) $$
595 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, 
626-578-0722

La Grande Orange Café (Creative menu. Try brussel sprouts salad) $$
260 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 
626-356-4444

Magpie’s Restaurant (Especially good for American style breakfast and lunch) $
1438 Foothill Blvd. La Canada
818-790-2348

Marston’s (Good breakfasts, salads and sandwiches for lunch, closed for dinner) $$
151 East Walnut Street, Pasadena
626-796-2459

Matt Denny’s (great burger  and sandwich place with good prices, full bar and fun atmosphere)$$
145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA
(626) 462-0250

Mike and Anne’s (Limited menu but nice outside dining area) $$$
1040 Mission Street, South Pasadena
626-799-7199
  
The Meat District (Delicious burgers, good steaks, a meat lover's paradise!) $$$
69 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
626-765-9902

Oceanview Contemporary Bistro (American cuisine with full bar) $$
3826 Oceanview Blvd. Montrose
818-248-2722.

Plate 38 (Breakfast,Lunch and dinner, organic baked goods, great burgers)
2361 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 
626-793-7100

POP Champagne and Dessert Bar (Fun late night spot) $$
33 E. Union Street, Pasadena
(626) 795-1295

Recess Café ( Good sandwiches and salads.  Nice for lunch)$$
1102 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
 (818) 507-0592
                                                                                                  
Restaurant Shiro ( Popular for deep-fried catfish) $$$
1505 Mission Street, South Pasadena
626-799-4774

Robin’s BBQ and Grill (Great family fun place. Excellent BBQ  ( Open Friday, Sat. & Sun. only) $$
395 N. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena
626-351-8885

 Stoney Point Restaurant (Continental Cuisine, Full Bar) $$$
1460 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
626-449-9715

Smitty’s Grill (Comfort food at its best! Full Bar) $$$
110 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA.
626-792-9999

The Counter (Unique concept for a variety of hamburgers) $$
140 Shopper’s Lane, Pasadena
626-440-1008

The Parkway Bar and Grill (Gourmet cuisine from a talented chef, Full Bar) $$$
109 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena
626-795-1001                                                                                                                                                                                       
The Raymond Restaurant (craftsman style bungalow,charming atmosphere. Full bar) $$$
1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.
 626-441-3136

Town Kitchen and Grill ( a favorite local restaurant with good basic American Cuisine) $$
2276 Honolulu Ave., Montrose
818-248-1881
                                                                           
STEAK AND PRIME RIB HOUSES

Clearman's Steak and Stein (Classic steak house with excellent steaks.  Large portions) $$
9545 E. Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
562-699-8823

The Derby Restaurant (Traditional Steak house. Full bar) $$$
233 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia
626-447-8173


Malbec Argentine Restaurant (Argentine cuisine with Italian influence) $$
1001 E. Green St., Pasadena
626-683-0550
 
Malbec Argentine Restaurant (Argentine cuisine with Italian influence) $$
10151 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake
818-762-4860

Houston’s (Traditional corporate steak house, Full Bar) $$
320 S Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, 
626-577-6001

Paul Martin's American Grill $$

455 S. Lake Ave, #102, Pasadena, CA
(626) 773-7600  


Tam O’Shanter Inn (A Lawry’s restaurant. Excellent Prime rib, Full bar) $$$
2980 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles
323-664-0228

Taylor’s Steak House (Traditional Steak House, good value, Full Bar) $$
901 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge
818-790-7668

The Smokehouse Restaurant (classic steak house very popular with many Hollywood greats)$$$
4420 W. Lakeside Drive, Burbank
818-845-3731

ITALIAN STYLE CUISINE

 Briganti Restaurant (Classic Italian cuisine) $$
1423 Mission Street, South Pasadena
626- 441-4663.  
                                                                                                                                          
Ca Del Sol (Beautiful garden for dining al fresco) $$                                                      
4100 Cahuenga Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 
(818) 985-4669

Café Sole (Italian cuisine, good pasta, fresh fish) $$
1929  Verdugo Blvd., La Canada Flintridge
818-790-6062.

Casa Bianca (famous for their pizza. No Credit Cards) $
6550 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock
(323) 256-9617

Celestino Ristorante (Gourmet Italian Cuisine) $$$
141 S. Lake Ave.,Pasadena
626-795-4006

 Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club (Old fashioned steak house, Full Bar) $$
1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA
323-254-9138

Divina Cucina (Classic Italian Cuisine) $$
3730 N. Verdugo Road, Montrose 
818-248-3077

 Emilio's Trattoria
16234 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA (Good for family dining)$$
818-784-7499  

Gale’s (Southern style Italian Cuisine) $$
452 S. Fair Oakes Ave,Pasadena, 
626-432-6705.

IL Fornaio (Italian Cuisine with featured area entrees) $$
24 W. Union Street, Pasadena
626-683-9797.

Mi Piace (Classic Italian cuisine) $$
25 East Colorado Blvd.,Pasadena, CA
626-795-3131

The Olive Garden (Nice variety of Italian dishes. Good family place.) $$
430 E Huntington Drive,  Arcadia, CA, 91006
(626) 821-0636

Pizza Place California (house made crust, sauce and made to order Italian dishes)$$
303 S. Mission Drive,   San Gabriel, CA
(626)-570-9622 &(626)570-9655

Porta Via Italian Restaurant and Food Store (Italian Deli, mostly take out) $$
One West California Blvd. Suite # 312,  Pasadena 
626-793-9000

Prosecco a Trattoria (Traditional Italian cuisine, Nice Decor) $$$
10144 Riverside Dr.  Toluca Lake, CA 91602
818-505-0930

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana (authentic pizza made in Neopolitian style ) $$                    
625 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
(818) 765-9550

Trattoria Allegria ( authentic northern Italian cuisine. Chef is from northern Italy) $$

3600 Ocean View Blvd. #12, Montrose,

818-248-5113


MEDITERANEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN STYLE CUISINE

Corfu Restaurant (Armenian cuisine, weekly lunch buffets) $
48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre
626-355-5993

Eden Garden Bar and Grill  (Armenian cuisine. Banquet facility) $$
175 E. Holly Street, Pasadena,
626-440-1421.  

The Garden Grill (Armenian cuisine, Daily specials) $
2309 Foothill Blvd., La Canada
818- 542-4100

Olive Branch Restaurant (Classic Armenian cuisine) $
3658 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta,
818-248-9876

Phoenicia Restaurant (Excellent Lebanese Cuisine ,Full Bar) $$
343 N. Central Ave. (corner of Lexington)
Glendale, CA
818- 956-7800.

Raffi’s Place (Classic Armenian Cuisine) $$
211 E. Broadway, Glendale
818-240-7411. 

Café Santorini (Mediterranean influenced menu) $$
64-70 West Union St. Pasadena
626-564-4200   


Seasoning Alley (Armenian cuisine. Eat in or order out) $

2332 Honolulu St. Montrose

818-249-4949


ASIAN STYLE CUISINE

A Taste of Bangkok (Thai Cuisine) $
924 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
626-449-6409

Chang's Garden (Authentic Shanghainese cuisine as well as specialty dishes of Hangzhou) $$
627 W Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007
626-445-0707

Chang's Thai Bistro (Traditional Thai Cuisine in colorful atmosphere) $
614 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia
620-367-9658

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House (classic Chinese dumplings) $
1106 South Baldwin Ave.,Arcadia, CA 
626-574-7068

Ichiban Japanese Restaurant (Full sushi menu and nice sushi bar plus Japanese cuisine)$

711 Foothill Blvd.  La Canada, CA

818-952-7655


King Hua Restaurant (Traditional Chinese Cuisine and Daily Dim Sum) $$
2000 W. Main Street, Alhambra
(626) 282-8833

Lunasia Dim Sum House (Traditional Dim sum is offered all day.) $$

239 Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
 626-793-8822


Matsuri Japanese Restaurant, (Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi) $$
1064 E. Green Street, Pasadena
626-844-2900.

Min’s Kitchen (Excellent Thai Cuisine) $$
1040 Foothill Blvd. La Canada
818-790-6074.

N/naka (dedicated Kaiseki restaurant featuring a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. $$$$
3455 Overland Ave., Los Angeles
(626) 205-0876
 

New Moon Chinese Restaurant (Chinese Cuisine with some original  dishes) $$
2138 Verdugo Blvd, Montrose
818-249-4868.

Oba Sushi Izakaya (Japanese cuisine with excellent sushi) $$                                                   
181 East Glenarm Street #11, Pasadena                                                                                
626-799-8543

The Panda Inn (Chinese, Not associated with Panda Express. Great Sunday Brunch) $$
3488 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena
626-793-7300

President Thai Restaurant (Traditional Thai cusisne, v extensive menu)$$
498 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena
(626) 578-9814

RICE  (Thai Tapas) (small size servings of a variety of authentic Thai "street food.") $$
181 East Glenarm St. #106, Pasadena
(626)799-1105

Takuya Japanese Restaurant, (Authentic Japanese cuisine) $$
694 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
(626) 578-1877 .

Saladang (Classic Thai Cuisine) $$
363 South Fair Oaks Ave.,Pasadena
626-793-8123

Sesame Grill ( Good Pacific Rim Cuisine) $$
308 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia
626-821-0880

ShaaB (Authentic Japanese, Shabu Shabu bar) $$
77 N. Raymond Street, Pasadena
626-683-1150

Sushi Bar Yoshida (Sushi Specialties) $$
2026 Huntington Dr. San Marino
626-281-9292.   

Yang Chow Chinese Restaurant (Traditional Chinese cuisine) $$
819 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-625-0811
                         Or
Yang Chow Chinese Restaurant $$
3777 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
626-432-6868 -

  
MEXICAN AND SPANISH STYLE CUISINE


ARO Latin Cuisine  (Popular Street Cuisine from Mexico and Latin America)$$
1019 Misson St.  South Pasadena,
(626) 799-9400


Bar Celona (Modern Spanish and Tapas Bar) $$
46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA  
626-405-1000


 Cascabel (Nuevo Latin Cuisine style Tapas) $$
10717 Riverside Dr. Toluca Lake CA
 (818) 927-4210


Casa Cordoba (authentic Spanish Cuisine, Tapas)$$
2331 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA
818-937-4445

La Casita Mexicana (Very authentic regional Mexican cuisine)$$
4030 E.Gage Ave., Bell, CA 
323) 773-1898

El Compadre (Traditional Mexican Cuisine, good albondigas soup) $$
7408 w. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles
323-874-7924.  

El Caserio (Central American Cuisine) $$
401 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles
213-273-8945

El Portal Restaurant (Yucatan and Mexican Cuisine) $$
695 E. Green Street, Pasadena
626-795-8553

El Cholo at the Paseo (Classic Mexican Cuisine. Lovely décor) $$
260 E. Colorado Blvd. #203,Pasadena, CA 
626-795-5800 -
  
Joselito's Mexican Restaurant ( Family owned. Mexican Cuisine) $$
2345 Honolulu Blvd. Montrose
818-957-1901

La Cabanita  (Very traditional Mexican Restaurant. Quite authentic) $$
3445 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA
818-309-3023

Mijares Mexican Restaurant (Family owned, Mexican cuisine. Good Margaritas)$$
145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena
626-792-2763


Pepe’s (Traditional Mexican cuisine. Family owned) $$
2272 Honolulu Ave. Montrose
818-248-6622

Racion (Authentic Spanish Tapas) $$
119 W. Green Street,Pasadena
626-396-3090 

FRENCH STYLE CUISINE

21 Bistro (Classic French Bistro)  $$
110 E.Lime St., Monrovia,
(626) 359-7500

Bistro Provence (French Provencal cuisine) $$
345 N. Pass Ave, Burbank CA
818-840-9050

Bistro 45 (French influenced Cuisine) $$$
45 South Mentor Ave., Pasadena
626-795-2478

Bistro de La Gare (French Bistro Style cuisine) $$
921 Meridian Ave., South Pasadena
626-799-8828

Cafe Bizou. (French inspired cuisine, Full Bar, $2 corkage for wine) $$
91 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena
626-792-9923

Le Chene French Restaurant (Country French cuisine. Sunday Brunch) $$$
12625 Sierra Highway, Sangus
661-251-4315

Maison Akira (Excellent Japanese/ French fusion gourmet cuisine) $$$
713 East Green Street, Pasadena
626-796-9501
  
Shiro Restaurant
1505 Mission Street. South Pasadena (Japanese/French fusion gourmet cuisine) $$$
(626)799-4774

Taix French Restaurant (Classic French cuisine) $$
1911 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles,
213-484-1265


ETHNIC INSPIRED CUISINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Mint Leaf  Restaurant (Classic Indian Cuisine)$$
2535 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena 
(626) 460-8776


Griffins of Kinsdale Irish Pub (Authentic Irish Pub, Irish music, beer, and traditional cuisine)$$
1007 Mission St., South Pasadena
(626)799-0926

Red Lion Tavern (German Cuisine) $$
2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
323-662-5337

Roy’s Pasadena  (Hawaiian Fusion) $$$
641 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 
626-356-4066


Timmy Nolan’s Tavern and Grill ( Irish Pub, Great for fun and fellowship) $
10111 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 
818-985-3359