The Arbour - Pasadena
The food was very good. I had the pork chop and it was outstanding.
Excellent food excellent service the addition of chili verde grilled quail was exceptional we ordered it twice at our dinner please please keep it on your menu luv this place everything exceptional❣️
Great Ambiance. Service was attentive, drinks and food came out in good timing. Food was pretty good. I would recommend it.
Great menu food well presented and quality
Very strange experience. Food was top notch, but service (at least when we went) dragged the experience down a lot.
I had been checking reservations and every time was open so we just decided to walk in, thinking they'd have openings. Half of the restaurant was open and yet they told us they're only taking reservations? So I walked outside, booked it on my phone, walked right back in and we were seated. Okay. That was kind of a sour start.
All of the wait staff was amazing beyond this, except for when a wine glass was broken and spilled by a staff member and it took about 10 minutes to get a replacement. This feels like it should be more of a priority to me.
The food, however, was great. I'd say the price of the food was absolutely worth it even at the fairly high average plate cost. Portions were generous at this price and honestly you could get away with just an entree if you're not starving.
Maybe we had a fluke experience, and I'd be willing to give another shot.
We had a pretty good experience, but there was an odd moment when we received our bill. We had ordered martinis, and were charged for them (about $14 each). Then, there was an additional $3 charge per martini. Our server explained this is how they ring up beverages, and yes, a martini costs $17. I found this outrageous considering both the area and comparable restaurants. No one likes being taken for a ride. I doubt I’ll return here.
Love this elegant restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is one of the best in town. Highly recommended!
Great food and service. A very enjoyable restaurant.
Great food, drink, service and ambience . I will definitely go back.
We had a most wonderful dinner here. We arrived early and sat at the bar which definitely turned out to be an added treat! We had a fantastic bartender who mixed me a wonderful drink based on my taste preferences (such fun) and he made my husband and Godmother 2 excellent drinks off the menu. It's a lovely space and we had a very spacious booth like table for the three of us. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions SO generous. What a tasty, creative/ inventive menu executed expertly. We will definitely plan to return on a subsequent visit.
Not ready with table even though we had a reservation. Terrible table service. Took our food away before we were done, clearly in a rush to close at 930 pm on a Friday. Not likely to return.
Great for business lunches or dinners. Innovative food combinations and presentation.
Great place. Celebrated a birthday and service / food was wonderful.
We came late and the Arbour honored our reservation. We have been here several times before. The food was absolutely first class. Because we came late (9:30pm) the restaurant had quieted downbut it can be quite noisy earlier in the evening.
we had a late, light supper after a late lunch. The crab and Meyer lemon salad makes my mouth water as I write this review. The octopus appetizer was firm and richly flavored. The wines by the glass were lovely and reasonably priced. Arbor became my favorite Pasadena restaurant, surpassing some outstanding competition.
Fantastic as always, food gets better every visit
Excellent service and excellent food. Would come back again.
Great food and very good service. However, the noise level is difficult to have a conversation with our guests.
I love the Arbor, for everyday business lunch or talking lunch with a friend. Their fish is excellent. I ordered the special dover sole, it was prepared in a novel manner which was surprisingly tasty; my personal preference however is for grilled on the bone and that is what my 4 means.
Great staff, menu not terribly diverse, but food was very good. Easy to park, would recommend.
Always a welcoming and delicious experience. Great service!
The Arbour is a fantastic addition to Pasadena. The food was simply divine, the service was beyond impeccable and the atmosphere very pleasant. The design of the restaurant was soothing understated chic.
I could almost say that I have never been in a fine restaurant with such amazing service! There were no long waits at all. This chef driven restaurant serves aesthetically beautiful dishes in original ways with surprising and delectable taste combinations. A perfect place to celebrate. 5 stars all the way!!
Thank you. You deserve to thrive and prosper.
The service and atmosphere were phenomenal. But, with the exception of the truffle encrusted chicken, I was left quite unimpressed with the food. The octopus, artichoke salad, pork chop and sea bass were all very ok. The chili was actually quite good. So, all in all, it's a nice place to go and get serviced well, but don't go for the food.
The chef was able to modify the butternut squash risotto to make it vegan, which was very much appreciated. The waiter made other accommodations to put sauces on the side for the appetizer and brought oil for the bread.
My husband loved the sea bass. He said it was the best he's had.
The happy hour at The Arbour is excellent. We were rather disappointed with our dinner experience. I loved my pasta, and my husband thought his salmon with peas was good, though the salmon was a bit small relative to the peas.
I ordered a Pasadena Sunrise and did not like it. My fault and I was willing to pay for it, I just wanted something else. Our very chatty waiter whisked it away without a word. I didn't ask for it to be removed from the bill, nor would I have. As we were walking out, our waiter didn't say a word to us even though he was standing a couple of feet away. I just don't enjoy service where the person is inserting their personality into the evening.
We won't be back for dinner but will stick to happy hours at The Arbour.
Great restaurant, refine cuisine and friendly service
The set price of $79 for the Valentines dinner was way too high for a cauliflower steak entree. Otherwise I was pleased with the experience.
The valentines menu was great
As always, The Arbour Restaurant was outstanding!
Our very favorite place to dine.
Consistently good food, well presented. I have yet to order something there that I did not enjoy.
My wife and I ate an early Valentine’s Day meal and it was great! I wasn’t sure what the experience would be like. The reviews on OT and Yelp were mostly positive but their website does not sell the ambience or the food very well. We were pleasantly surprised. Literally every single thing we had was good. Appetizers, cocktails, entrées, desserts, all of it! Minor quibble that the main course was a little slow to arrive but forgivable. Highly recommend!
Everything about our dining experience at The Arbour was excellent. The dining room is modern California casual elegance. The long bar along the south wall was filled with a fabulous display of bottled liquor. One of the things that made the ambience great was that the restaurant was filled with happy chattering diners. Our party of four ordered hot and cold appetizers (wild mushroom soup, beet salad, seafood salad, iceberg/bleu cheese salad), each of which had intense and delicious flavor. and entrées that included salmon, butternut squash risotto, and truffle crusted chicken breast. Each dish was plated and presented beautifully. Each member of our party had a ball delightfully sampling the wonderful dishes of the others. For dessert we chose the “Baked California” which was a delightful take on baked Alaska only with a frozen candied almond cream center. Finally, I cannot give enough kudos to our server Garrett, who was perhaps the most pleasant, accommodating, and professional server that I have experienced in many years. He made our dining experience especially enjoyable.
A wonderful pre-Valentine's dinner. Attentive service and delicious food. Bison tartare to start and BlackBerry lemon curd dessert were our favorites.
Spacious and attractive decor. It must be standard to try to seat early diners in an undesirable table next to service station as we saw this occur with several early guests. Food was very good except for dessert. Lemon curd over berries was far too sweet to enjoy, and cheeses on cheeseboard were good, but chef should consider replacing the small rounds of bread with crackers or quality bread in small slices. A few slices of fruit and perhaps a small dollop of not-too sweet fruit spread would enhance the plate. The bus boy was good; our attractive brunette waitress smiled a lot but was not at all engaging in small conversation. Very unusual for a high end restaurant. All in all, we really liked The Arbour and might opt for a different server next time.
Ian is an exceptional chef and the service is excellent
The Arbour is very consistent in providing an outstanding dining experience. The menu is varied, and the quality of the food is consistently very very good. The wine list provides something for everyone too. The servers are courteous, and they are helpful in explaining the various items on the menu. An excellent spot for lunch or dinner.
The Arbour delivers a great dining experience, from excellent professional service to outstanding food. Love going there.
Terrific but high corkage for wine we brought.
Imaginative menu, locally sourced foods when available. Outstanding and friendly service. Very clean and very fast.
Great food and service!