POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant

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882 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant is a warm and welcoming place where friends gather for good times and where dates enjoy a romantic setting. POP is located in Old Pasadena in a historic building that retains many of its original features — brick walls, plank floors, an open- beam ceiling, and Batchelder tiles.

POP’s dinner menu starts with small bites like tuna tartare and oysters, and goes on to include entrée favorites such as truffle mac & cheese, Jidori chicken, and steak frites. It also includes salads, cheese and charcuterie platters, and caviar service. Our much-praised dessert menu presents classics such as crème brûlée and a soufflé du jour, as well as inventive temptations such as a lemon tart with homemade basil sorbet. All of our offerings are made in-house.

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PZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place is perfect for date night or a girls night out. It's unfortunate that it will be closing on August 3, 2019 so hurry and check it out!

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L
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been a fan of POP for nearly 5 years now, and I'm very sorry to hear they're closing in August. Not moving to another location. Closing. Also, they have a new chef, and the menu has changed considerably. No more Champagne Chicken, for instance. If you've got time to stop by before it closes, try the Popcorn Chicken appetizer - plenty to share with the table. The Chicken Liver Toast, while not served the way I'd expected, was delicious. POP burger is also excellent - the Port Salut cheese on it is mild but very tasty. They still have souffles for dessert, as well as other yummy choices. But in August, they'll be gone.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The staff was lovely.
All of the wine we ordered was delicious!
The deviled eggs were great! Highly recommend.
The steak was pretty good and was cooked well.

I wouldn’t recommend the cheese & charcuterie board though. Two of the meats tasted like they were rancid and most of the cheese tasted like it had been cut and stored open in the fridge for at least a week.

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d
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So sad that they are closing. A great place to go to relax and unwind. All the staff is friendly and attentive.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

From the decor, to the ambiance and everything in between, this place was a complete let down. Wouldn’t go back nor would I ever recommend it.
PS it was simply filthy dirty

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spencer was a fantastic waiter. We were there to celebrate our friends engagement and overall the experience was pleasurable.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine and food! Good price for happy hour! The service was fantastic!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day

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r
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

first time here and it was amazing! the food is great and the bottomless bubby was a great choice. going to return for sure.

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had such a great time at POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant! Would definitely recommend coming during brunch time for the bottomless bubbly and the tasty avocado toast and paris-brest!

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the whole experience. The food was great and there was such a great lost if champagne to try. The staff was super friendly and the chief made special fried chicken for me! All in all a wonderful place

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H
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Inside is beautiful. Service was very slow. I didn’t like the food, nothing special, under seasoned. Around 9:30pm the restaurant was empty already.

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AJ
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love eating at POP. I've never had a bad meal and service is always amazing. All the recommendations from any of the waiters have been perfect!

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Such a quaint restaurant! Great place e for mother’s Day celebration.

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DS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were disappointed to discover upon arrival that POP had a set buffet for Mother's Day, with limited items, in place of their standard brunch menu. However, the really disappointing part was our server, Joe. His greeting to us (or lack thereof) consisted of him telling us the prices of their mimosas and the price of the buffet, and telling us that we could just go to the buffet. That's it. My mother has dietary needs, so I asked him if there was a possibility to accommodate a vegetarian option, which was not a part of the buffet. Without hesitating, he just said no. He did not ask, or care to ask, a manager. He did not have any concern for the reason we asked for a vegetarian option. The limited food selection was fine, but I heard other servers describing what was available in the buffet, and actually greeting their tables. The restaurant was not that busy, and I really did not see any excuses for this extremely poor service. I was in the restaurant industry for 5 years, and I am very forgiving when a server struggles. This one was different. It just seemed like our server did not really care. I'm hoping the experience is vastly improved if & when I decide to come back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Awful service, the food was cold by the time it was served to us, and the waffles tasted like cardboard.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Joe was great; attentive, accommodating and funny.

The sweet flight and classic champagne cocktail were delicious. The Bellini Noir just tasted like champagne and red wine, no peach to be found.

The crispy gnocchi was delicious; the prosciutto toast was decadent; the steak portion of the steak frites was boring and tasted like regular ground beef, but the truffle fries were excellent. The truffle Mac and cheese wasn't anything to get excited about, though, and the chicken sandwich was good. The lemon tart was different but the side of basil sorbet was the real star of that dessert.

The six of us enjoyed our meal and will probably come back if we're in the area.

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MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The ambience was fantastic. A female singer did an amazing job with cover songs. The food was good, but the time it took to get our table's complete order was terrible. 15 minutes gap between first entree and final entree. Was not impressed.

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AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was our first visit to Pop Champagne. The staff was very friendly; however, service was extremely slow. When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy at all and it still took well over an hour (maybe an hour and a half?!) for us to receive our food. Thank goodness we ordered an appetizer as soon as we sat down, and we were throughly enjoying each other's company! A manager came over to apologize for the wait, but we did notice a table near us that was seated probably a half hour after us, about the same number of people in their party, received their food long before we did. We speculated they received our food. Overall the food was good, the menu seemed intriguing, so I may visit again to give it another try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic- Spencer, but the food was “okay.”

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TD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Sunday Brunch with plenty of options. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing top accommodate dietary restrictions.

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SB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone in our group liked the food and thought what they ordered was very good.
The cocktail selection was broad and everyone liked their drinks as well.
It was a nice evening and this is a restaurant we will go to again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Appetizers were great. There were 9 of us and 7 enjoyed what we ordered, the other 2 complained of flavorless or soggy food.
Very alcohol forward flavors for scallop dishes.
Server was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable.

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DP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was very good but the price for a glass of champagne or sparkling wine is high. And it would be nice if they offered more splits.

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CD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I guess we have gone to POP Champagne so much we expect so much more then we got this time. Service was not A+ like it use to be.

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AK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Great personalized service, and top notch desserts and drinks.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Happy hour well priced and overall delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Prefix menu was okay, but the food lacked quality. Our waiter did not ask us how we wanted our steaks, my date and I were given 2 steaks that were cooked very differently. Price was very expensive, maybe it was just Valentines day.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Definitely not worth the cost or hype. I should've gone elsewhere.

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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Wish there were more options of small bites without cheese, literally everything had cheese in it. So going for a girl's night it was either a cheese plate, cheese dip, or flat bread with cheese on it.
little disappointed at the variety

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YT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

All great but food.. if you just want to enjoy a wine with some snacks, this is your place. But it is no an option to enjoy a nice dinner...

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D
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Good service and ambiance but the food was just ok and a little overpriced. I did like the chocolate souffle though.

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C
Los Angeles
175 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super attentive service, fun variety of dishes to try, and a super cool vibe are all very welcoming when you come to POP! We really enjoyed our deviled eggs, warm brie with bread, scallops with truffle risotto, and prime hangar steak! Had a Champagne flight, great way to try 3 different wines. And, don't leave without trying the super light and airy churros....yum!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our reservation was at 12:30 pm for the Champagne brunch menu. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. They were already out of their house bacon and chocolate dipped strawberries which was disappointed given the fixed brunch price/menu. The bottomless Bellini and mimosa option for the additional $15 was a great value. Great ambience for brunch with girlfriends.

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s
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We spent almost 2 and a half hour at the restaurant, which more than half the time we are waiting. Given that the middle range price point, the food was just ok and a little bit greasy at the end. The server did not pay attention to our table at all, and even need to wait and ask (about 2 times) for the check. Only recommend if you’re on a date, because no one will care about your existence in the restaurant.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice cozy atmosphere with dim setting and nice comfy booths , low noise very private setting,. Food and drinks were very good exquisite taste. Our waiter John was awesome very attentive and friendly, he suggested very good dishes for us to try which actually very tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place lots of bite size meals and amazing champagne selection. Waitress was very attentive and polite!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We went for the NYE event
It cost $100 per person plus 20% gratuity for 4 of us for appetizers, 1 glass of sparkling wine at Midnight and balloon drop
We paid for our other drink separately
It was not good value for money but was a good location with good service for other simpler evenings

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JV
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great way to ring in the new year!

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