Pasadena & vicinity
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For the past 21years, neatly tucked away on a quiet one way street, near Pasadena’s Lake Avenue District, is Bistro 45. Housed in a 1939 Art Deco building, Bistro 45’s attractive ambience offers a perfect combination of traditional & contemporary with light wood floors, handmade copper lighting, an inviting terrace & cozy lounge area. The romantic backdrop provides award-winning cuisine with a seasonally inspired menu that changes frequently; dishes might include sherry vinegar braised beef short ribs, Crudo (Tartare) of New Zealand Grouper; Bistro Bouillabaisse: Monkfish medallions, mussels & clams, calamari, prawns & marble potatoes in a tomato-lobster broth with saffron & lemongrass..rouille; Harissa Marinated Sonoma Lamb "Two Ways": grilled double chop & shoulder steak, asparagus, Cippolini onions, piquillo peppers, fromage blanc & harissa demi. The knowledgeable staff can answer questions about the excellent wine list; we appear regularly on Wine Spectator's Best Of lists.