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Los Angeles Restaurants

Bistro 45

  • 45 S. Mentor Ave. Map It
  • French

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

One of Pasadena's most stylish and sophisticated dining spots, Bistro 45 blends traditional French themes with modern concepts to create fanciful California hybrids that delight locals and visitors alike. Seared ahi tuna with a black-and-white-sesame crust, and duck with a tamari-ginger sauce incorporate Pacific Rim accents. The art-deco bungalow has been tailored into a sleek environment. Oenophiles, take note: in addition to offering one of the best wine lists in town,

owner Robert Simon regularly hosts lavish wine dinners.

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Restaurant Information


45 S. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, California, 91106, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. No lunch weekends
  • Reservations essential

Updated 04/14/2014


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By Dennis

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Oct 29, 2004

First-rate Meal

After hearing about Bistro 45 for years, my wife and I finally went there last Saturday with another couple. Well...we had one of the best meals we've ever had in the Los Angeles area. What a fun experience! The art deco building was nice, the service was great, and the food....oh my god. Everything that came to the table was a treat, from the very start to the very end. For my main course I had ahi crusted with black and white sesame seeds,

which was not only pretty to look at, but delicious. The owner was friendly, and very helpful with the voluminous wine list, recommending a good bottle of wine suited to our meal that did not break the bank. We had a great time, and will certainly be back. Soon.

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