Altaeats

4.7
494 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Tucked away on the Altadena/Pasadena border,
Chef Paul Ragan brings a feast of flavors to the dinner table.

Friends of Altaeats: We are currently offering Roasties and limited a la carte menu only for curbside pickup 5:30-7PM. Menus will be posted on www.altaeats.com and our Facebook page. Ordering is taken at roastie@altaeats.com and by phone 626-794-1162
Thank you for your continued support
What 494 People Are Saying
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SallyAnne33
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started the evening at Altadena Beverage next door getting the lowdown on wines. We picked a white and a red Cotes du Rhone to share and got the magic cork. Then over to Altaeats. We did the outdoor seating. Staff was attentive. Food came quickly and was delicious. There was 4 of us. Salads, lamb, duck and scallops were had. All perfectly cooked and tasty. The apple tarts were flaky and flavorful.

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vipsocaltraveler
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio for the first time. Turned out our worries about the traffic on Allen, but it was quiet. The food and service were exceptional as always. Come and support this neighborhood gem!

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vipMargaretK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We love this little local gem.thank you

JP
JanellP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Recommend the Beef Wellington.

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vipcwheelie
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good here. The wedge salad, of all things, rocks. Only quibble is the pours on the wines by the glass were light, and a bit warmish

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AnnJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been outstanding at Altaeats, but last night's meal was especially memorable. Each of the entrees--there were four--for our party was delicious. The staff was very patient with our table as we took an exceptionally long time to place our order.

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vipDebraA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, friendly and unhurried service and laid back atmosphere. Perfect.

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vipJack2ndcity
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food in LA in this gem in Altadena. Limited choices, but great food and service. Fish, lamb and beef are all great, and the sides are mouthwatering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service!

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WilliamW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If full,. this is noisy. The food is good, there is no external sign, so many people don't know it's there. On a Saturday6 night, It's full and loud. I'm still looking for the replacement for the Velvet Turtle, drapes on the walls, carpeted floors, plush booths. If you know of anyplace in the San Gabriel Valley fitting those requirements, I'd be glad to hear about it. When the old VT became Houston's it lost me and I suspect most of its over 65 customers.
Bill Warren

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Canyon
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Paul for a delicious meal! The flavors were fantastic!

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vipSteph
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, cuisine and wine selection. We look forward to our next visit!

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DAVIDM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Paul Ragan's Beef Wellington is always supreme. The swordfish preparation was perfect: soft, very moist, by far the best I've ever had.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Cozy, hip, great chef, quality food, a gem.

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vipFoodieLA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

welcoming neighborhood small eatery. Surprisingly engaging food, with a small eclectic menu that was a bit on the pricey side. Dinner was upscale pricing in a diner setting I don't know about lunch or breakfast but I would be willing to try.

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vipgreat2dine
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, found by OpenTable, excellent little neighborhood spot, great food. Their own liquor store next door and you can bring to the restaurant. Interesting unique finds. Will go again, when in the area.

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Dave
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience.

So glad they survived the pandemic!

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None
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. We truly enjoy everything about dining at Alta Eats.

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vipLauraR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood, under-the-radar gem. Well-presented, tasty, appropriately-sized portions. Only complaint is I wish they had signage because I would’ve come here 15 years ago had I known what this place was as I drove past it every day

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vipJerz
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. Superb experience

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vipCurtY
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back for in-person dining since the pandemic hit. The scallops and rack of lamb were superb! It was great to be back at one of our very favorite local spots! Come soon and you’ll want to come often...promise!

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viplive2eat
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about Chef Paul, his staff, and his food. Throughout the pandemic, he still made sure that his staff was fully employed. He also donated meals every Thursday to the Pasadena Senior Center and also to any first responders/health care workers. As soon as my husband and I were two weeks out from our second vaccine shot, we knew we had to go to AltaEats to support them (our first meal out since before the pandemic). Both the steak and the lamb chops were beyond fantastic! Also, don't ever forget to order the bread with the compound butter because it's just that good. The restaurant was well spaced out but it did not detract from the intimate ambience. Thank you, Chef Paul!

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vipBenA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal from Chef Paul and his Altaeats team. They're also doing a wonderful job with handling Covid concerns.

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TC27
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, beyond 5 star in concept, flavors, price, style. A foodie's perfect spot! Quaint, quiet, quality and quantity - in love and will be BACK!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altaeats was a cute gem in pasadena. I like that it is low key. Food did take long to come out but it was always hot and fresh. Will definitely be back!

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RobbS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best food in the Altadena area... not the best ambience (and they should really put a sign out front to help people know they exist!). Everything on the menu is worthy

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JamesP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always great to have in Altadena. The scallops were amazing the lamb empanadas superb!

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DAVIDM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu options are slightly reduced (along with fewer tables). Thus service was quick and dishes were served wonderfully hot. The beef wellington was outstanding! (A signature dish prepared by owner Paul himself.) We are privileged to have this fine restaurant in Altadena.

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TomO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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SusanD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We LOVE Altaeats and were so happy to return after over one year! My husband had the scallops, and everything about them was perfect. I had an amazing salmon. Melted in my mouth! The bread and butter at Altaeats is not to be missed. I also had a size of Brussels sprouts that were out of this world. Oh and the coconut pudding at the end was TO DIE!
My husband started with the Lil Gem Ceasar and it was amazing. Everything was five star!SOOOOO glad they are back!

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mozz
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Altaeats. Chef Paul is an outstanding chef. I often enjoy the tender on the inside, crispy on the outside scallops. The salads are always interesting and yummy. This time we had the wedge salad with blistered cherry tomatoes. We enjoyed a Jura from the wine list. We're so happy to have an excellent local restaurant. Congratulations Altaeats for surviving the pandemic !

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PaulineSealBeach
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local restaurant with a chef who is creative and knows what he is doing. The salad of arugula and beets had such a light and delicious dressing. Lamb Tenderloins melted in my mouth with pea puree, fig puree and a delicious goat cheesed fritter.
My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Caesar Salad and his steak which was cooked super rare, just as he likes it. And he left not a drop of the chocolate mousse!

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MikeM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul Ragan always uses top-notch quality food. The Ora King Salmon was tender & delicious. The maple glaze on the duck breast was light and tasty. The Arugula Salad had a delicious dressing and the burrata cheese coupled very well with the arugula and the beets. Another great meal at Altaeats. So glad they are opened again.

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Dolly
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good! Relaxed fine dining, tasty food and friendly service. Always get an appetizer that I haven't had and I am always pleased. So happy they are open! It's the kind of place you want sing it's praises but you don't want it so busy that you can't get a table.
Highly recommend!

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Jen772
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and neighborhood feel. Great value for the price. Love Altaeats vibe.

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dross
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! I highly recommend Altaeats!

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vipBig1Dog
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really tasty - classic dishes with a twist. Didn’t much care for the shrimp ceviche - a little too raw but nicely plated. We’re big fans - always look forward to a meal here.

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vipCurtY
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner. Service was terrific as usual; enjoyed seeing the new wine store as well!

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TomO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

FAQs

Altaeats offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 794-1162.

Altaeats is rated 4.7 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.