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  Wild bass, wild rice and vegetables
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  • Wild bass, wild rice and vegetables - Pasadena
      Wild bass, wild rice and vegetables
    by GracesTrips
  • Porterhouse steak and mash potatoes - Pasadena
      Porterhouse steak and mash potatoes
    by GracesTrips

This is a great, tiny restaurant that is "off the beaten" path in Pasadena. It doesn't look like much on the outside or inside. The tables are too close for comfort but let me tell you, the food is outstanding for the price! They do not have a wine selection - so, bring your own bottle of wine. Try to get there early in the evening if you don't have reservations, otherwise, it's difficult to get seated.

Favorite Dish: Just about everything on the menu is extremely good. One time I ordered a medallions of pork loin dish. It was prepared a bit rare for being pork. So, I sent it back to be cooked more well done. They ended up preparing me a whole new plate. We have been to this restaurant several times now. This particular evening I ordered the special wild bass and my boyfriend ordered the porterhouse steak. Both were just excellent. The sauces is what makes the difference. Everything was great!

Address: 961 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Just east of Lake Avenue, south of the 210 Freeway
Phone: 626.356.9811
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 23, 2007
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