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 firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone 626-794-1162
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Spinach Risotto, herb butter sauce
Asparagus, sauce au poirve
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.
Always a treat!
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!
Food was great. We love this little local gem.thank you
Food was delicious. Recommend the Beef Wellington.
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
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.
The food is always excellent, friendly and unhurried service and laid back atmosphere. Perfect.
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.
Fab food and service!
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.
Thank you Paul for a delicious meal! The flavors were fantastic!
Excellent service, cuisine and wine selection. We look forward to our next visit!
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.
I love this restaurant. Cozy, hip, great chef, quality food, a gem.
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.
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.
Always an excellent dining experience.
So glad they survived the pandemic!
A wonderful experience. We truly enjoy everything about dining at Alta Eats.
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
Wonderful food, excellent service. Superb experience
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!
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!
Another wonderful meal from Chef Paul and his Altaeats team. They're also doing a wonderful job with handling Covid concerns.
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!
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!
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
Excellent as always great to have in Altadena. The scallops were amazing the lamb empanadas superb!
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.
Excellent food and service.
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!
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 !
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!
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.
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.
Lovely food and neighborhood feel. Great value for the price. Love Altaeats vibe.
Excellent food, excellent service! I highly recommend Altaeats!
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.
Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner. Service was terrific as usual; enjoyed seeing the new wine store as well!
Great food, great service!
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.