Green Street Restaurant

4.6
2171 reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Green Street Restaurant is where Pasadenans go to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's been a Pasadena tradition since 1979. It is centrally located just off South Lake Avenue and is within walking distance of hotels, the convention center, the Pasadena Playhouse and popular shopping areas. Green Street has an eclectic menu featuring savory salads (the ever popular and addicting Dianne Salad is ordered over 2,000 times per week), tasty meats, fresh fish and creative sandwiches served on wonderful breads. Guests enjoy a full bar and interesting wines by the glass on a beautiful patio or in the airy interior. Take-out and full catering services are also available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2171 People Are Saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScott
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, always looking forward to green street for salad and great dinners

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great server, very attentive to our needs.

Immediate seating with reservation was great

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ClarkM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great on their patio. Service and food was excellent.

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vipMaureenH
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve ordered carry out but this was our first time eating there. It is always a pleasure - everyone is nice, the food is delicious, all good.

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Stevie
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined at Green Street for years, typically coming for the well-known salads, but we have begun to visit more often as the menu has become more modern. Green Street has added new appetizers and entrees, including great bowls and tacos. It’s not just a “salad place” anymore.

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vipEdwardM
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistently great food and service! Try the Diane salad!

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vipTomM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Joe, was outstanding. He responded to every request quickly and provided excellent service. Our breakfast was delicious and prepared just as we asked for it.

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golocal
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For many years Green Street Restaurant has been one of my favorite places to eat for special and "ordinary" occasions. My wife and I and our friends have never expressed any dissatisfaction with any of the cuisine, and it has served as one of our gold standards for high-quality dining. That said, the ambiance is casual, the wait servers extremely friendly, and the staff very accommodating. The Dianne Salad is certainly at the top of our list for a unique and extremely satisfying taste experience here, along with the zucchini bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This restaurant has been my go to place since as far back as I can recall. I’ve gone before during and after the pandemic and the food is always great, the drinks are fantastic and the service is very friendly. That is until today. The service was horrible they got drinks and food orders wrong repeatedly ran out of ingredients and improvised cocktails by adding things that made no sense. We sat at the table for at least 20 minutes while server after server passed by without even acknowledging that we were there until we finally had to reach someone just to get a glass of water. When we eventually did get our drinks which was after a good half hour they were ingredients that were left out to a point that they were undrinkable at our server didn’t even take the time to let us know. We ordered a second drink that also is missing ingredients but at least this time the bartender pointed out that she tried to improvise. Where the fly drinks taken off our check? Not at all. When our meals eventually came only one out of the three of us got food then 15 minutes later the second person got the food then they brought out the wrong meal for the third person had to go back and remake it until a half an hour after everybody got their meals she got hers. The food was great but the restaurant made no effort to try to resolve the issues or even comp a round of cocktails. It was so sad my favorite local restaurant is now a place I’m not likely to return to you ever again

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LaurieG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious. Our server was fantastic, attentive but not hovering. Green Street is my go-to Pasadena restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except a refrigerator truck was parked out front and it was extremely loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating and nice staff. We all enjoyed our gathering.

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RussG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and ambience was nice as usual. Dessert was very good.

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JoeyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Love this place, great food, great drinks, nice ambience. Food took way too long! Waiting almost an hour for entres may not have been a big deal normally but with kids, it was tough keeping them content. I love this place and will come back but that was disappointing.

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CathyC
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great to be back. Diane salad as good as always

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Gr8gal
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter terrific. Very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server abilgal was amazing with us, especially since it our first time taking our 8 month out to a restaurant she was super patient

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been frequenting Green Street since the early 80’s eating my favorite Diane salad. All the California cuisine is delicious and flavorful. Great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, ambiance was perfect.

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SharonL
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Street is always our go to for a weekend brunch. Casual but just ‘fancy’ enough to suit our style. Thank you for once again providing an awesome meal.
The service is great. The price point is a bit high although I do understand that we are coming out of a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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Nancy
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good as usual. I think the service was only so-so. It’s usually good so maybe they were short-staffed due to Covid and new hires. Still very enjoyable.

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vipLaurieS
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be back to one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always wonderful, fresh and with a good selection. Our server was fantastic. We will be back again and again!

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JamesS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality at good prices. The flavor pops on every dish. Someone in that kitchen has some skills.

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Dave
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

Strawberry Lemonades were just the right mix of sweet and sour.
The goat cheese flat bread appetizer was a taste sensation. So good!
The Reubens were delicious.

We were very happy with Megan, our server.

Our reservations were honored and we were immediately seated.

The restaurant is very clean and pleasant.

We will be back!

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MPenn
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s everything one would want from a lovely lunch spot in Pasadena.

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vipMaria
Los Angeles
152 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu changed. For brunch, there was eggs Benedict and very limited menu. The food was just so-so. Not as good as usual. The waiter was nice but very inattentive.

I go there at least 4 times a year and I might be done with it. Not the fabulous restaurant it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and will be going back

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DezB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good! diane salad delish!!

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Gloria
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server pleasant but stretched thin. Could have sold more cocktails to our group if she showed up more. Forgot our zucchini bread. Not blaming her.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’ve been coming to Green Street since the 1980s. I don’t live in the area anymore so I was excited to go because I was visiting. I get that there’s a global pandemic and everything has to be sanitized between diners. With that said, there was no decor on the tables. The food was good but not to the same standard I recall. Again I understand the restaurant industry has suffered so perhaps the cooks are new. The service was very good and the server was attentive and accommodating.

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govbear
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High-quality ingredients, prepared accurately, delicious. Server Megan made the meal: attentive, knowledgeable, speedy, accurate, friendly, comprehensive addressing our wants and desires.

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JillT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to grab lunch or brunch with a friend. Service was excellent and it was quiet enough that we could talk. We both had salads - generously sized and very tasty - and Green Street's delicious zucchini bread. Nearby parking garage made parking super easy. Definitely recommend for a relaxed dining experience.

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spitvalve
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food very good. Wish there were more table to sit outside...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We arrived and we’re promptly seated. We made a reservation through Open Table which I prefer over Yelp because the restaurant selection is a little more reliable and better quality in general. Everything was ok, but that’s exactly the thing isn’t it? It was just ok - the enchiladas and steak we tasty, but arrived cold and almost looked microwave heated. So, no horrendous complaint - just a note to say it was an average dinner.

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CarolS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch on the patio - except that most of the time a delivery truck was outside w/the engine on and so it made us have to raise our voices just to talk to each other. That is beyond the restaurant's control, but just be aware that during morning hours this could happen... Food is delicious as always, my friend had a Diane Salad (smallest size) w/Zuchini Bread and I really like the Ahi Burger, always cooked to perfection and the aioli is sooo good!!
This is a great place for a meal, the staff is always friendly and professional. I recommend Green Street to all!

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vipyntbom
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Got together with a group of six today, including three people over the age of 80. Our sweet, young food server was clearly overwhelmed with having to wait on too many tables...thus, service was very slow. We waited quite a while to have the table cleared and were supposed to have two birthdays celebrated....but we were anxious to leave after waiting so long.
The food was delicious but the vegetarian options were limited.
The Arroyo salad was yummy as was the Ginger veggie bowl.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience2

Ehh nothing great

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great!! Would definitely eat there again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Green Street Restaurant using the Order Online button. Green Street Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 577-7170.

Green Street Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2171 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.