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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 all variety of snacks, desserts, and refreshing drinks. Many have recently created delightful outdoor street and sidewalk dining, or grab takeout and head over to our commUNITY Dining area on Big Bang Theory Way to dine under the umbrellas. Dine-in is currently offered at a safely reduced capacity.
Sweet, savory, breakfast, and rolled "to go" crepes . . . Crepes de Paris offers a range of the European treat. The bright, sunny décor is reminiscent of a Parisian café, and its patio is a nice spot to get some fresh air under the palm trees and adjacent historic Castle Green.
Entre Nous French Bistro opens in a cozy setting on Green Street - the owners, Mathias Wakrat and Jean-Christophe Febbrari, are former partners at Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock and hail from the French Riviera. While the fare is decidedly French - rack of lamb, duck confit, and bouillabaisse, for example - the wine list features selections from across the globe, including California, New Zealand, and a rosé from Wakrat’s hometown, Saint-Tropez.
Perle offers a sustainable and organic-focused menu featuring classic French dishes, as well as modern, seasonal creations influenced by California’s fresh cuisine. Perle also features a mirrored menu concept, with half of the menu consisting of meat and seafood dishes and the other half composed of vegetarian and plant/based dishes.
Chef Dean Yasharian is the owner and executive chef at Perle. Yasharian’s work ethic and passion for food emerged from his upbringing on a farm in upstate New York and has continued throughout his 20-year culinary career. He has trained in the U.S. and Europe under world-renowned chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, and Daniel Clifford. Most recently, Yasharian was the executive chef at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where he designed and restructured the kitchen and menu, improving performance in efficiency, quality, and profitability.