The Best of Pasadena for Less

Don’t miss dine LA’s summer dining week

Friday, July 17, 2015 | 1:15 pm

Some of LA’s top restaurants are getting ready for the event of the summer that not only showcases their food, but also shows LA as a food destination to be reckoned with. DineLA is a fourteen day summer event, highlighting some of the best restaurants L.A has to offer.

The event, which starts July 13th and ends July 26th, offers restaurant goers fixed priced deals for set lunch and dinner menus in participating restaurants.

Restaurants all across Los Angeles will be participating, but you don’t even need to leave town to take advantage of these great deals.

Here are just a few of the restaurants In Pasadena that will be featured and what they have to offer, including links to their fixed price menus.


The Raymond Restaurant was once an elite hotel that offered upper-class guests the best money could offer. The hotel no longer exists but in place of the caretakers cottage is now the 1886 beautiful Raymond restaurant and bar with patios, outdoor tables under a canopy and open fireplaces. During the DineLA week the Raymond Restaurant is offering a range of mouth watering food including the Raymond Cobb, which consists of roasted turkey, Applewood smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, blue cheese and chopped egg. For the DineLA week only, the restaurant is offering lunch from their set menu for $20.00 and dinner for $50.00


The French café known for its selection of wines and candlelit rooms offers a French menu that has regulars returning. One of the many dishes Café Bizou offers is the Lobster, Sea Scallops and Shrimp pasta, topped off with tomatoes, mushrooms and pasta sauce. Café Bizou joins the DineLA week offering diners $15.00 for lunch and $30.00 for dinner.

Smitty's GrillSMITTY’S GRILL

Smitty Grill is your home away from home, from its classic American food down to the photographs decorating the walls with American icons. Smitty’s offers you cosy booths and a fireplace for those cooler nights. Smitty’s is offering classic American meals such as baby back ribs and chicken pot pie, hot fudge sundae and Apple walnut bread pudding. Smittys Grill is offering diners Lunch $25.00 and Dinner $40.00. Book your table to avoid disappointment.


Osawa is a family-owned restaurant offering the best Japanses food there is to offer, including sushi and shabu-shabu. During July 13-26th, Osawa is offering Lunch for $20.00 and Dinner for $40.00. Some of their lunch offers include Spicy Tuna Zuke Bowl, and Green Tea Mochi ice cream.


Meat District Co. is an American restaurant famous for their ribs, burgers and beer. They pride themselves in bringing one-hundred-per cent beef.

Amongst the delicious meals on their menu, try the South Western Burger. The burger is entwined with a mix of potato rosti, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, sour cream & arugula. Or try their Meat hook, prime dry aged NY sirloin, rib eye and fillet, peppers, onions and corn with creamy pepper sauce.

As part of DineLA Meat District and Co. is offering lunch at $25.00 and Dinner at $40.00.

Pop Champagne and Dessert BarPOP CHAMPAGNE AND DESSERT BAR

Pop is a Californian bar known for its wines, champagne and desserts; perfect for the wine novice, or the experienced wine drinker. It’s a great spot for those of you who enjoy a good dessert with their champagne, or those who just enjoy desserts. But despite the name, they do more than just desserts. POP has a menu that includes crispy pork belly skewers, five mushroom risotto for entrée, or a weekly caviar selection.

POP is offering dinner at $30.00 between July 13-July 26. Book now to avoid disappointment.


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