Green Street Tavern

Nov 28, 2009

green street tavern 300x234 Green Street Tavern Pasadena restaurants old pasadena Green Street Tavern  photoNot to be confused with Green Street Restaurant (why, oh why do restaurants do this to us?), Green Street Tavern just may be Old Town’s best-kept secret, a cozy, upscale bistro (it’s not actually a tavern) located on relatively quiet Green Street. The tiny indoor space is sculpted with Art Nouveau curves and consists of a couple of booths, a few tables and a chicl backlit bar (well-selected wine and beer only). Service is attentive; ingredients are quality and often local and organic. Lunch brings inventive pastas and sandwiches (duck confit panini, a French-style hamburger) — and dinner is deluxe, with several worthy vegetarian options and, for the carnivores, suave short ribs and perfect steak frites. As for brunch, it’s a civilized, peaceful environment to enjoy a proper French-style omelet or robust breakfast panini with truffle fries. If it’s nice outside, opt for the sidewalk terrace, and if you’re on a budget, come on Wednesdays, when the nightly special (with a glass of wine) is a bargain.

69 W. Green St., Old Pasadena, 626.229.9961, Modern American. L Mon.-Fri., D nightly, brunch Sat.-Sun. Beer & wine. $$$

2 Responses for “Green Street Tavern”

  1. Justin says:

    This is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena at the moment. The wild boar burger is the best burger I have eaten in years. Dinner is spectacular, but I kind of prefer the more laid-back vibe at lunch, not to mention the sandwiches that aren’t available at dinner.

  2. Heatherly says:

    This is just the best restaurant. I am working my way through the menu and have not had a disappointment. Great service too.



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