Only Days Left for DineLA, Where Restaurants Put Their Best Plates Forward at Discounts

28 great Pasadena restaurants dish up extraordinary deals, from January 11 through January 25

Published : Monday, January 21, 2019 | 1:38 AM

With New Year’s festivities already a thing of the past and the Daily Grind back in a full play, give yourself a treat and enjoy a few restaurants you’ve wanted to try during DineLA’s discounted menu event this week. But hurry the specials end Thursday!

“The 15-day dining event… showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer,” say organizers at the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.

Below are some the top restaurants and great deals you’ll be able to enjoy in Pasadena. For details, click https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week/?search=Pasadena

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Alexander’s Steakhouse offers a fine dining interpretation of a Modern American Steakhouse with hints of global influences throughout the menu. Featuring classic cuts such as Ribeye, Bone-In New York and Filet Mignon, to sustainable seafood, our signature Hamachi Shot and a large selection of Wagyu. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Arroyo Chop House

A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arroyo Chop House is one of only a few restaurants in Southern California that serves exclusively USDA Prime beef. This strikingly handsome restaurant, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural style for which Pasadena is famous, is clad in rich mahogany and the cozy booths are bathed in seductive light. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Beer & Claw

Beer & Claw is an exciting new cajun restaurant in the heart of old town Pasadena. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Bone Kettle

After over 20 years, Chef Erwin was finally able journey home to Indonesia on a self-discovery quest. Through his travels across Indonesia, Chef reconnected with his childhood through the vibrant flavors of East Java, the fragrant smell of the blooming spices wafting through the streets and the complexity of every dish unfolding with each bite. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Canoe House

There may be no more delicious expression of island culture and hospitality than Canoe House. The owners of Wild Thyme Cafe have brought a whole new concept to town with an entirely remodeled space reminiscent of a Hawaiian plantation house. You will enjoy the casual and fun tropical setting, whether sitting in the Tiki Bar under the outrigger canoe, or outside dining next to the ambiance of a fire pit, all while enjoying the chef’s delicious Hawaiian flavors and sipping on a craftsman beer or tropical libation from the Canoe House bar. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Celestino Ristorante and Bar

Celestino Pasadena is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations with the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and variety of desserts made on-site. Some of the favorites include; Florentine style t-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Central Grille

Central Grille occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse. With exposed brick, high rafter ceilings and elegant decor, Central Grille will make you feel right at home. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Pasadena

Here you’ll find a passion for steak and wine reflected in an exceptional menu of hand-cut steaks and an award-winning list of wines by the glass. Whether you’re celebrating, dining at lunch with business clients or want a night out with friends, we have created the perfect ambiance with a menu filled with your favorites and a local chef’s table that changes with the season, or whenever we feel inspired by our ingredients. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Green Street Tavern

Our menu features the finest California Comfort Food with a European influence. Locally farm grown beef, seafood and chicken combined with organic vegetables produce a variety of amazing appetizers and entrees. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats! See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Il Fornaio – Pasadena

Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

La Grande Orange Cafe

We keep it simple here at LGO Café, so anyone can find a bite to enjoy — but it’s always thoughtful. We let quality ingredients do the heavy lifting, from the local farmers market to our LGO Reserve Beef, creating this regionally inspired take on American classics. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Maison Akira

In this casual, but elegant atmosphere, one can experience fine dining with an international flair. Akira takes personal interest in preparing each selection with the freshest ingredients for a culinary delight. Chef Akira’s specialties include Grilled Duck Foie Gras, Miso Marinated Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, and Roasted Rack of Lamb in a Rosemary Sauce. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Malbec Argentinean Cuisine – Pasadena

Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Cuisine brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Meat District Co.

Meat District Co. works in partnership with some of America’s most sustainable producers delivering experiences & dishes that tick all the boxes when it comes to quality & taste, leaving you wanting more each & everytime: an ADDICTION waiting to be savoured. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Mi Piace

In Italian, “Mi Piace” means “I like it,” and they make sure you love it at this award-winning restaurant. Mi Piace is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate dining with the finest and freshest authentic Italian cuisine. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as brunch on the weekends. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Parkway Grill

The Smith Brothers trend-setter in regional American cuisine, Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Parkway Grill specializes in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Throughout its over 30 years, Parkway’s innovative chefs have showcased an intriguing array of dishes using locally sourced ingredients. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Paul Martin’s American Grill – Pasadena

From the first bite of our juicy Classic American Burger to the last slice of artisan cheese in a Butcher’s Board shared with friends, you’ll enjoy every moment spent at Paul Martin’s American Grill in Pasadena. Located in the Shops on Lake Avenue, we serve classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our polished yet welcoming dining room and cheerful bar is the ideal venue for raising a toast to good times. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

POP Champagne Bar & Restaurant

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. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Pasadena

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Pasadena, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Sage Vegan Bistro – Old Town Pasadena

We are organic, sustainable, plant-based food without the pretense. We are the place where you can bring your date at night and your momma in the morning. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Shiro Restaurant

Restaurant Shiro has been named the Zagat Guide’s number one restaurant and is consistently one of the highest rated establishments in the guide (#5 in 2011; #2 for service in 2013). Shiro is summed up by it’s ingredients. Menu items are driven by the best available, nothing less is acceptable. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Smitty’s Grill

The Smith Brothers bring you American comfort food at its best. Our menu features iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs, and more. Smitty’s has always been defined by comfort, from the cozy booths and inviting bar, to the helpful staff who welcome each of our guests home. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

SUGARFISH by Sushi Nozawa | Pasadena

Our goal is to make the highest quality sushi dining experience accessible to more Americans. Together we combine Nozawa’s passion for hand-selected fish, quality ingredients, and attention to detail with a western eye for process, efficiency, and sustainably sourced ingredients. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

Sushi Roku – Pasadena

Sushi Roku Pasadena has transformed the traditional sushi bar experience into a complete dining affair. Guests can enjoy their visit at the sushi bar, one of the hand-made bamboo dining tables adjacent to a trickling waterfall, or escape to the garden patio overlooking the courtyard. Sushi Roku’s vast and colorful menu features an array of fresh California sushi, luscious salads, specialty appetizers and hot entrees. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

The Raymond 1886

The Raymond 1886 offers inspired, seasonal cooking featuring the finest selection of ingredients paired with a diverse collection of wines from top West Coast and international producers and hand crafted culinary cocktails produced in our bar, 1886. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse

The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse features the finest selection of seasonal aged USDA Prime Cuts, Australian and Japanese Wagyu Beef, expertly prepared on a wood-fired grill. The menu is accented by creative, comfortable side dishes and the freshest local and global seafood. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

The Terrace at The Langham, Pasadena

The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and a delectable breakfast buffet and Dim Sum Sunday Brunch. The comforting California bistro-style menu is comprised of seasonal and sustainable California cuisine, offering a variety of choices that will delight both the discerning and casual diner. See their full menu selections for DineLA here.

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