San Gabriel Valley Restaurants

10 8 Maison Akira

Address: 713 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Maison Akira
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Near the Playhouse, in one of the quaintest districts in Pasadena, a rare jewel sparkles in the Crown City—Maison Akira. Step off the bustling Green Street into the foyer door and find yourself halfway around the world in an elegant restaurant just off Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, France. Though distinctly French, a peaceful Zen-like esthetic pervades the atmosphere. That is because Maison Akira is home of the world-renowned chef Hirose Akira. His menu is like a symphony of truly beautiful French classics, made modern and dazzling with subtle Japanese influences, like his signature Miso-infused Chilean Sea Bass, which has made ... Learn More »

10 8 Parkway Grill

Address: 510 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105
Parkway Grill
Parkway Grill brings together casual sophistication, elegance, and even a grand piano to create a dining experience that is pleasing to the eye and the palate. The restaurant specializes in Regional American Cuisine using a seasonal, market driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Try such dishes as their Grilled Kobe Burger with maytag blue cheese, tomato aioli, sweet potato fries or the Grilled Filet Mignon with Yukon gold “smoked” mashed potatoes, wild mushroom ragout, marsala-veal reduction. Give your tastebuds a vaction and let them enjoy the scrumptious Parkway Grill creations. Learn More »

10 8 Bistro 45

Address: 45 S. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Bistro 45
Don't be surprised if you see the ever-present owner Robert Simon welcoming you to his restaurant. The cozy atmosphere is paired wonderfully with the classic, luxurious appearance of the restaurant. Some tasty bistro classics like baked brie and apples and maple leaf farm duck two ways are great dishes to try. Don’t leave without trying their chocolate soup, a chocolate soufflé served with vanilla bean ice cream. While the restaurant does offer great bistro classics, a majority of the food is a fusion of French and California tastes and cooking styles. With creative and delicious dishes, you will want to ... Learn More »

10 8 Coco Palm

Address: 1600 Fairplex Dr., Pomona, CA 91768
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CocoPalm embraces guests with a heady Havana experience starting with its greeters, Toucan twosome Ricky and Lucy, and continuing with the interior’s brilliantly hued artwork and Chef Felipe Castro’s flavorful Cuban and Spanish cuisine. Perched atop a hillside alongside the San Gabriel Valley in Pomona, 10 minutes east of Downtown Los Angeles, CocoPalm combines an enviable location with unparalleled valley views, which serve as stunning accompaniments to the savory cuisine and colorful décor of this popular restaurant. Whether a table for two or two hundred, CocoPalm is a destination restaurant seeking to wine, dine, and entertain it guests with generous ... Learn More »

10 8 Arroyo Chop House

Address: 536 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
Arroyo Chop House
The restaurant exclusively features specially selected and aged USDA prime beef. In addition, there are live Maine lobsters, Alaskan king crab, fresh seafood, double-cut lamb chops, pork, veal and rotisserie. While enjoying the stylish, contemporary craftsman motif, the discriminating diner can select from an extensive wine list (recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence) or enjoy one of the many premium single-malt Scotches or martinis. There is also a patio for dining. Learn More »

10 8 Dish

Address: 734 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Dish
Dish in La Cañada Flintridge has been serving up California comfort food to the chagrin of hungry patrons. Weeknight specials included Fried Chicken Tuesday and half-off beers on Monday nights. All items are made in house, including Banana pancakes featuring banana batter, and desserts like the decadent Turtle Bar. The folksy atmosphere, accentuated by the shabby-chic décor, has touches like pop-up toaster ovens on each table so diners can toast their bread to exact taste. With a warm and cozy feel and filling meals, it is no wonder Dish is popular among those looking for something a little different. Learn More »

10 8 Din Tai Fung

Address: 1108 South Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007
Din Tai Fung
For a well-crafted and flavor-full dumpling, head over to Din Tai Fung in Arcadia. This restaurant is a Taiwanese-owned Shanghai-style dumpling house. Regulars rave about the Xiao Long Bao (Juicy Pork Dumplings), which comes with 10 dumplings per order. The chefs at Din Tai Fung say, “Creating steamed dumpling is not just a technique but an art.” It is best to go to Din Tai Fung on off-hours to avoid the crowd, as during peak times, the wait can exceed an hour. The menu also offers approximately 50 options and features a variety of dumplings, soups, vegetables served in creative ... Learn More »

10 8 Cima at Pacific Palms Resort

Address: 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91744
Cima at Pacific Palms Resort
Cima Restaurant at Pacific Palms Resort offers guests one of the area's most exciting restaurants. Diners will enjoy an eclectic menu featuring Pacific Fusion cuisine during the week. Saturday night features an “East Meets West Buffet” with buffet favorites such as lobster, prime rib, and sushi. The Sunday California Champagne Brunch is a great way for families to get together and enjoy a meal without the limitations of having to order off a menu. Offering a lively atmosphere with impeccable service, majestic views, and an expansive deck for outdoor dining, Cima is perfect for a casual diner or corporate gathering. Learn More »

10 8 Elements Kitchen

Address: 37 S. El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
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10 8 Twin Palms

Address: 101 West Green Street, Los Angeles, CA 91105
Twin Palms
Twin Palms offers a unique ambiance, live entertainment, and delectable New American Cuisine. Three rooms--a terrace, dining room, and outdoor patio, offer a range of settings, while an extensive menu offers everything from the Chef's Gourmet Mac and Cheese to New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Sunday morning brunch. Learn More »

10 8 Yujean Kang's

Address: 67 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Yujean Kang's
Creating a menu that combines the best of Thai, Mandarin and Chinese, Chef Yujean Kang experiments beyond the traditional dishes. "Ants on a Tree"-noodles in spicy black sesame topped with sauteed beef-is a favorite amongst diners. The extensive wine list features German, Italian and Californian selections, a unique complement to Chef Kang's unique cuisine. Learn More »

10 8 Trattoria Tre Venezie

Address: 119 W. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105
Trattoria Tre Venezie
Homemade pasta and a flair for the less-familiar cuisine of Coastal Northern Italy are the hallmarks of this unassuming and friendly Trattoria located on a quiet, tree-lined street near Old Town Pasadena. Diners are treated to delicacies such as fresh fish, venison medallions, stewed tripe, and whipped salted cod as well as more traditional fare of assorted fresh pastas. The small restaurant (17 tables in all) has a comforting feel, with cozy banquettes, sound-absorbing carpeted floors, white walls, and white linens. With ample space between the tables, it doesn't feel cramped. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Learn More »