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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was delicious! Great for brunch we had outdoor heated patio seating. Was so happy to have found this Gem open during current situations. Would come again!
Bottomless mimosas were definitely bottomless. The food tasted great although I wish the portions were a little bigger. But overall I would definitely recommend this place and return as well.
Everything was so fantastic!!! The waiter was excellent, the food was excellent and Stephany the hostess was awesome!! Love love loved it!
We took our daughters there for their 19th birthday and everybody had excellent dishes. No complaints and will definitely go back next time we drive to Pasadena.
I hate to give this restaurant only 3 stars, but here’s why I had to: I got to my 9:30am reservation on time and walked into the restaurant; the lady behind the bar totally ignored me for almost 5 minutes, so I just stood there, at the bar, and stared at her until she looked up, but when she did, she looked down right away and said, be right with you. I said I have a reservation through Open Table, and she said, give me a minute so I asked for the bathroom. Entering the ladies room, there were no hooks for my handbag, so I looked at the baby changing station to see if I could place by bag there, and the padding on that baby station was filthy with smears of “stuff” that you could tell, were there for quite a long time. So I took a seat protector and placed it on the floor and laid my bag on it. Coming back into the front of the restaurant, the woman was still behind the bar; she looked up and grabbed a paper menu, which was supposed to be used once, but had small food and grease stains on it, and she showed me to the little outdoor table. There are a lot of other negative things I could say about this woman, but let’s leave it at what I’ve already said.
So I’m sitting at my table, reading the menu without touching it. I chose what I would have, and took the cloth napkin and unrolled it to get the flatware out, and there was a long blonde hair inside. I feel very bad about giving this bad review, but I received 2 email requests for a review and I ignored them, but I couldn’t ignore a 3rd request.
Better in the past. We lost patience after 40 minutes with no drinks after ordering, no water, and no contact with wait staff, we assumed they had lost track of us and our order and departed.
The food was amazing. Cooked perfectly. A big however!! The service gets 0. Our waitress Katelynn is lucky our group size included gratuity. First let’s start by saying with LA traffic, the group was scattered in arriving. But majority of the group was there and was told (after I called and was informed that they were waiting for a second table to be free so they can conjoin us) that we would lose our table if everyone wasn’t there. I don’t know what the confusion was amongst the staff, but to give me reassurance at the same time the rest of the party was told they’d lose their tables is unacceptable. Now, when everyone arrived, we were sitting for 20-30 minutes before we received menus. And then she walked away. The only reason my sons food arrived so quick is because I through out his order before she could walk away. And then we waited 20 more minutes to receive WATER. We then had to order appetizers and meals at the same time bc who knew when she’d be back. The food was delivered by other people when it was ready. I note this because we did not see her again until she was called over 45 minutes later. We watched her check in the table next to us 10x and refill their waters and the tables around them, but completely ignored us as we were a mere few feet away and watched her look at us and walk away. We asked for more water eventually and she took forever to bring that. But had time to fill the cups of the table next to us again! We went with empty glasses for almost an hr. It’s like we had to ask for everything in bulk because we weren’t sure we’d see her again. Overall her service was terrible. And no one else seemed to be treated the same way. She missed out on extra tips bc my party is a 20-22% tipping group and we actually wanted to deduct from the already included 18%. I honestly wouldn’t recommend. The chef did great tho
We chose this place for date night, food, drinks, and staff were all great. I would come dine here again.
Great food. I highly recommend the burger. All of the wait staff has always been wonderful. The new hostess Stefanie seems like a odd - out of character choice for plate 38 after enjoying such great staff and amazing for so long.
Haven't been here since all dining moved outdoors, so it was a little chilly, but I had on a coat, so it wasn't too bad. Food is always excellent and the servers are attentive. My only complaints is that the 2 gentlemen at the next table kept watching videos on their phones with the volume turned up pretty high. Plus, they were then talking on their phone with the speaker on, again turned up pretty high. Would be nice if the restaurant implemented a "please use headsets" policy.
Always a treat to eat here. No cut in quality or variety during pandemic. Good distancing and safety procedures. Had a great salmon dish and crudo starter.
Always a pleasant experience dining at Plate 38! The staff is delightful and the food excellent!
Great value. Nice cocktails and wine list, good food, and great service. Nice outdoor setup for pandemic dining. Will definitely come back.
I really appreciate everything this restaurant and the staff are doing to stay open so that we all can enjoy your great food and drinks. The pandemic really sucks but a meal here is a welcome blessing. Thank you.
We had a wonderful time. The person handling the seating (hostess) was amazing. There were two large parties showing up a fairly the same time and she handled it with courtesy and grace. She was delightful. Food was amazing. I had the angel hair salmon paste and I can’t stop talking about. Everyone working there was so nice and attentive considering the circumstances we’re in. Thank you!
The place is great. Would recommend it to anybody either in or out of pasadena
Enjoyed dining here. Service was great and the food was good also.
Had my birthday here, We were sat outside. That afternoon happen to have a LOT of ashes and we didn’t have tent for our tables. That’s fine but the ashes were annoying.
My friends and I had brunch, we ordered the Nutella French toast, it was good but it wasn’t actually Nutella, it was chocolate syrup so it wasn’t as good. We also had the bottomless mimosas, they were really good but we had to keep asking for orange juice too often. It’s not something I’m used to. Overall good experience, 4/5.
Great assortment of food choices on the menu depending upon your craving. We have come for both the happy hour small plates, and the regular dinner entrees, and both are satisfying. The chef has a talent for combining unique flavors together, and the service is very friendly.
Our favorite local go to restaurant. Creative and delicious food and cocktails. Best comfort food (Mac and cheese) and adventuresome dining -grilled quail, duck confit.
The food was very good. It was busy so the wait staff was hard to reach at time, but did a very great job in taking care of the tables.
My party of 3, including myself, made a reservation at 1 PM on Sunday. We were seated at around 1:30 PM. The staff were apologetic but did not do anything additional to help make up for us waiting 30 minutes. The food was okay, nothing spectacular.
Super service, easy reservations and great staff follow through. Very friendly staff, great food (for both our vegetarians and our meat eaters). Highly recommend.
This was our first time having brunch there and it was great. GREAT food, GREAT service. We really enjoyed our monthly brunch. We will be back for sure.
This place was so nice. Great selection on the menu. Definitely something for everyone. The service was awesome and the food was amazing. Can't wait to go back!
Another fabulous meal at my favorite restaurant. Yellowtail crudo, halibut fish n chips, and short rib dishes were perfect. Ended with special chocolate dessert.
Great food and good service from Jose. Awesome live music by Davis Shelton!
Good but thought drink prices were high for lunchtime place In Pasadena
Friendly service and the food was really good. Really liked the sweet potato fries and the calamari and rock shrimp appetizers. Also had really good beer selection. Dennis our waiter was very friendly too!
Good food, excellence service!
Great food and drinks. Service was a bit slow the whole evening.
We had a great dinner outdoors on front patio. Everything was wonderful.
Service was good. Pasta was just OK but everything else (including bar drink) was tasty.
This was actually great because we didn’t realize that there was happy hour on Sunday. Perfect!
Horrible wait time. Reservation was at 1:30, didn’t sit until 2:30. Food was great, but took so long to get everything. Napkins 20 minutes. A spoon 30 minutes. Refill on water? Another 30 minutes.
Food and service was great. The traffic on Colorado Avenue on Sunday morning was very LOUD at times. Will not be a deterrent to future dining plans at Plate 38.
They never disappoint. The menu is varied and deliciously executed. Service could not be better.
It was a bit of a noisy corner ( due to traffic noise and being you have to sit outdoors) but service was friendly, menu was great.
Excellent experience on the patio outdoors. Service, food, and wine were all the best.
Plate 38 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Plate 38 also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 793-7100.
Plate 38 is rated 4.6 stars by 459 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.