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More than 100 restaurants are located within the 22 historic blocks of Old Pasadena. They include upscale, chef-driven hot spots, romantic bistros, cozy cafes, and a variety of snacks, desserts, and refreshing drinks. Dine-in or enjoy charming patio, street, and sidewalk dining. Take delivery or grab takeout and head over to our commUNITY Dining area on Big Bang Theory Way to eat under the umbrellas.
Beer and Claw offers a Cajun/Creole southern-style concept with a menu featuring seafood like shrimp, Dungeness crab and crawfish, as well as pork belly, onion rings, fries, chicken wings, and garlic noodles.
Chef Tony Dim Sum is the newest project for Tony He, the chef behind the very popular Sea Harbour in nearby Rosemead, as well as Chef Tony, a beloved institution in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Here in Old Pasadena, Chef Tony has created a modern dim sum experience, blending Cantonese staples with inventive interpretations. The dishes are a reflection of Guangdong Cantonese cuisine layered with refined touches and high-quality ingredients. Guests won’t find rolling carts here; instead all dishes are made-to-order and include ingredients such as freshly shaved black truffles and gold leaf touches. The restaurant, housed inside the historic 1929 Bear Building, stays open late on weekends and offers cocktails, Tsingdao beer, and baijiu, the fiery Chinese spirit.
Dos Besos occupies an inviting stand-alone brick building on Union Street, that now includes a charming outdoor patio. Owner "Kit" Romano-Llobet brings her experience in catering to bear, offering specialty paellas, tapas, and other delicious Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine.
Named after a term that references women who sell fresh-caught fish, Fishwives brings New England-style seafood with a twist to the West Coast. The easygoing, good-spirited seafood restaurant features menu items like fish and chips, tacos, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and ceviche. It also features an oyster and raw bar, as well as craft beer and wine. The eatery's fish is flown from dock to table within 24 hours; selections center on traceability and sustainability.
Lively, casual and coolly sophisticated, SORRISO serves authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary California twist. The menu includes steaks and chops grilled to perfection, as well as salads, pastas, pizzas, and seafood. SORRISO also boasts an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails, and late night guests can relax in the late-night lounge featuring live entertainment.