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The Nite On The Town Card is an exclusive membership card that enables the holder to dine at a dizzying variety of the San Gabriel Valley's most popular restaurants at a discounted price.

Simply include your card when paying your check. If you are a party of two, one of your entrees (equal or lower priced) will be free or substantially reduced in price. If there are four or more in your party, two of your entrees will be free or reduced in price and you can visit each restaurant up to three times during 2011 and get a great discount each time

Periodically, SanGabrielValleyMenus.com readers save $5 off the $30 price of the card.  Check back for savings.

Partial list of NOTT Card participants

Beckham Grill, La Fiesta Grande, El Portal, Stoney Point, Radhika, Firefly Bistro, Cafe Mundial, Central Park, Matt Denny's, 1810, Cha Da Thai, Dish, Italian Kitchen, Bella Sera and dozens more. 

Click here to view the complete list, and to see the discount each restaurant offers to Nite On The Town Card holders.

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PASADENA

Chandra #1   View Chandra's menu

400 S Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena 626-577-6599

 

The reviews say it all:

" Excellent food at very reasonable prices" (LA Times) " Voted best Thai restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley" (Arcadia Weekly)

 

Favorites include: PAD TA LAY -shrimp, scallops, mussels, fish and squid fried with vegetables. Whole Catfish - delectably deep fried with spicy sauce and Duck sauteed with basil and chili.

 

For seafood lovers Chandra is heaven. The unpretentious exterior belies a nicely decorated, charming interior. Free parking immediately below the restaurant and behind, at the Pasadena Inn.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $7.99

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $ 15.98


Beckham Grill #2   View Beckham Grill's menu

77 West Walnut, Pasadena 626-796-3399

 

Beckham Grill has long been renown for its famous prime rib. The menu also features Pork Prime Rib, Roast Duckling, Stuffed Chicken Breast and a tempting variety of salads. The selection of steaks include a New York Peppercorn, Filet and Petite Filet Mignon. There are daily fresh seafood specials.

 

The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the commitment to give customers the best meal they've ever had remains as strong as ever.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $11.95

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $23.90


Mezbaan #27

80 N. Fair Oaks Pasadena 626-405-9060

 

Good news! This Pasadena favorite is back - faithfully restored to its original charm. Pasadena's original Indian restaurant continues to delight with fine food and attentive service.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $9

Maximum total discount (parties of 4 or more) $16


La Grotta di Capri #9

1770 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 626-796-7652

 

Well known restaurant writer Paul Wallach has a few things to say about La Grotta di Capri.

"... I prefer it to many, far more famous restaurants" "... I recommend La Grotta di Capri strongly"

"... This is the kind of place I'd return to again and again"

 

This is a hidden gem. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. Pastas are fresh made daily. There are some excellent chicken and veal dishes and I've been impressed by several of the seafood oriented items. There's popular live opera on Fridays and piano with accompaniment on Saturdays.

Lesser or equal price entree complimentary

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $20


Dino's Italian Inn #24 - View Dino's Italian Inn's Menu

2055 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 626-449-8823

 

Pasadena's oldest Italian restaurant, has been delighting people with its classic cuisine, charming old world atmosphere and reasonable prices since 1949.

 

The menu features 23 appetizers, 9 fresh salads, 70 entrees and a wine list with over 30 selections. There's free off street parking and banquet facilities. If you haven't been to Dino's, try it. It's a personal favorite and I think you'll see why.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $ 11.00

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $20.00


Radhika's #13

140 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena 626-744-0994

 

Radhika's is good news for lovers of Indian cuisine (and for those who want to try it -everybody should). The restaurant is classy and elegant and the food superb. There's a good selection of Indian beers ( for my money, amoung the world's best) -even a custom brew on tap. Located next to Green Street Restaurant.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree(s) $9.95

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $19.90


Go China #25

136 North Lake Pasadena 626- 793-3888

 

Here'a an upscale Chinese restaurant at a very reasonable price. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Triple Delight on a Sizzling Hot Plate (tempting array of shrimp, beef and chicken) and Seafood Hot Pot (shrimp, crabmeat & scallops). The Wor Wonton Soup, filled with BBQ pork, chicken and pork filled wontons is delicious. Orange Beef and Orange Chicken are found on most Chinese menus, but those dishes are particularly good here. Wine and beer served.

Note: Your card is valid for parties up to eight people. It's not valid for group reservations in the private dining room. It's not valid for take out or delivery orders.

 

Parking note: Free parking is located behind the restaurant off Mentor Ave. between Walnut and Union.

 

Your party's bill will be reduced by 20%


El Portal #5

695 E Green Street, Pasadena 626-795-8553 (in Arcade lane across from Pasadena Playhouse)

 

El Portal invites you to join them for a taste of the authentic flavors of the Mayan region of the Yucatan and the most popular foods of Mexico. El Portal offers a warm, comfortable family atmosphere -a little hacienda of brick walls, fireplace, fiesta colors and charming courtyard for dining al fresco.  lt has been voted the "Best Mexican Restaurant" in Pasadena and also voted #1 for the "Best selection of premium tequilas and "Best margaritas"

 

El Portal Sponsors rotating artists for monthly exhibits and original pieces of Mexican art compliment the decor. Directly across from the Pasadena Playhouse and Laemmele Theatres, it's the perfect dining spot when you visit the Playhouse District. Validated parking.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $9

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $18


SolyAzul # 48 - View SolyAzul's menu

20 East Colorado Blvd Pasadena 626- 796-0919

 

If one were to give a dozen competent restaurant critics the daunting task of identifying the ten best Mexican Restaurants in the entire country, several restaurants, Topolbampo in Chicago, Maya and Zarela in New York, would predictably appear on most lists.  These restaurants are widely and justifiably acclaimed for taking Mexican cuisine far beyond the satisfying, common fare of burritos, tacos and enchiladas. Each, in their own unique

style, shows the delicious and complex potential of Mexican cuisine. Quietly, SolyAzul has opened in Old Pasadena and this restaurant has the ambition and realistic potential of ascending to the heights 'of these renowned restaurants.

 

If you peek into the kitchen before sitting down, you'll see a harbinger of your upcoming culinary experience -a half dozen chefs busily preparing individual dishes - the same frantic choreography of high end custom cooking you would find in any top rated French restaurant

 

The menu features a dozen entrees and another ten specials (entrees and appetizers) and of course the traditional favorites. The eyes flit from one culinary temptation to another - Lobster Taquitos, Sea Bass Fajitas, Shrimp Cabo, Coyote Chicken and much more. To experience as much of the wonderful menu as possible, the best approach may be grazing; ordering liberally from the appetizer and entree list and sharing. The food is unique and superb, and with the most expensive entree only $13.95, it's an amazing bargain. Even now, in only its first year, SolyAzul will change the way you think about Mexican food. There's also a great happy hour, Monday -Friday 4pm-7pm with $3.50 Margaritas and Mojitos and great appetizers.

 

Equal or lesser priced entree complimentary

Two lowest priced entrees complimentary (party of 4 or more)


Sushi Of Naples #30

735 E. Green Street, Pasadena 626-578-1123 (one block east of Pasadena Playhouse)

Voted best sushi by Pasadena Weekly three years running. Enjoy your dinner in a casual and relaxing atmosphere before or after the show. Sushi of Naples offers a variety of superb sushi and well portioned entrees.

 

Note: Your Nite On The Town card is good for a 20% discount on food in the dining room area only - not at the sushi bar. Not valid with other discounts or Early Bird dinners.

 

Maximum discount is $20


 Patakan   #44

711 S. Fair Oaks, S. Pasadena 626-441-2489

 

Patakan is South Pasadena's only Thai restaurant. Family owned and operated, it has delighted people for with superb Thai food. The family's culinary traditions 9 back several generations. Chef and co-owner Poui Butsapak is known for his unique dishes. Favorites include: Crying Tiger -tender beef grilled and served with vegetables and spicy sour sauce; Kung Tamarind -shrimp sauteed with tamarind sauce, garlic and vegetables; and Patokon Seafood -shrimp, mussels and scallops sauteed with

mushrooms, red chili and basil leaves.

 

The restaurant has an attractive, modern Asian look. The room is bright and

open, accented with striking flower arrangements and modern art. It's small

wonder that Patakon has become a Pasadena landmark.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $9

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $16


The Kitchen  #14   View The Kitchen's Menu

78 West Union Street (corner DeLacy)  Old Pasadena 626- 796-9802

 

Things I like about The Kitchen:

  • Background music is Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

  • Perfect casual/intimate atmosphere with red checked tablecloths, soft candle light and lots of natural brick.

  • Great Italian food. There are lots of original recipes on the menu - try the Lemon Pasta and Baked Ziti.

  • It's not a chain! In fact, there's a good chance one of the owners, Stacy Finn or Stephanie Jensen will be greeting you at the door or waiting on your table. How's that for old fashioned?

  • Prices are incredibly reasonable.

Maximum value of complimentary entree $8.00

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $13.00

Pizza orders discounted by 20%


Holly Street Bar & Grill  #8

175 East Holly Street, Old Pasadena 626 -440- 1421

 

Now that the Blue Line is finished, it's a good time to refocus on one of Pasadena's favorite, family owned restaurants - Holly Street.

 

It is a beautiful restaurant, luxurious and relaxed, accented with contemporary art. The charming brick courtyard is one of Pasadena's finest alfresco dining spots. Plank Roasted Salmon, Roasted Duck and Southwestern Fettuccine are all superb. There's a good wine list and very reasonable corkage (1st bottle free, 2nd $5). An added bonus, at Holly Street you avoid all of the Old Town congestion and parking hassles. The restaurant is on a quiet block in Old Town's north east corner - an oasis really. It's easily accessible and there's 90 minutes complimentary parking right across the street. For those using the Blue Line, the Memorial Park Station is right beside the restaurant. On Friday and Saturday there's relaxing live jazz.  Sometimes the best new restaurant discoveries are old favorites.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $ 10

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $ 18


Avanti Cafe   #22

111 N Lake Ave., Pasadena 626-577-4688

 

Avanti Cafe is one of Pasadena's pleasant surprises. Long known for its wood fired gourmet pizza (9 times voted Pasadena's best), the restaurant also serves some of the city's best and most reasonably priced pasta dishes. In 2001, Avanti was also voted Pasadena's best Italian restaurant by the Pasadena Weekly and has been featured twice on Channel 7 with Elmer Dills.  Two favorites are Seafood Pasta -large shrimp, scallops, Bermuda onions,

fresh garlic, peppers in a white wine cream sauce and Chicken Tequila Fettuccine -chicken with green and red peppers, Bermuda onions and cilantro in a tequila lime sauce. Most pasta dishes are under $10. There's a pleasant, informal southwestern bistro atmosphere and a very reasonably priced wine list.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $7.00.

Maximum total discount $12.00.

Note: if a party of 2 orders one medium or large pizza, the pizza is reduced by $5.00. Take-out orders 10% discount to a maximum of $7.00.

Please present your card before ordering at Avanti.


La Fiesta Grande   #34  

View La Fiesta Grande Pasadena's menu 

View La Fiesta Grande South Pasadena's menu

624 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 626-795-5577  and 

1107 Mission, South Pasadena 626-441-6217

 

La Fiesta Grande has been delighting people for over 20 years with great Mexican food.   Favorites include the Taco Plate for Two - warm tacos and a tray with all the fixings - it's an all you can eat feast! The Fajitas may be the best I've had anywhere.  Also popular are the Enchiladas La Fiesta Special.  At the Pasadena location there's a full bar that's justly famous for their Grande Margarita and live entertainment on Friday's and Saturdays.  The South Pasadena location offers beer and wine.

 

Equal or lesser priced entree complimentary

Two lowest priced entrees complimentary (party of 4 or more)


Frank and Dean's Supper Club  # 47   View Frank and Dean's Menu

3768 E Colorado (1 block east of Rosemead), Pasadena 626-793-1847

 

Frank Abbadessa is a guy I think a lot of you are going to enjoy meeting. He's the man who has taken over a favorite Pasadena landmark - Baby Joe's.  Under Frank's direction the old dowager has been refurbished and renamed.

 

The restaurant is a tribute to that lost era of supper club elegance. This is a place the rat pack would feel right at home in. There are two comfortably elegant dining rooms each lined with spacious booths and highlighted by a cozy fireplace. Portraits of late great celebrities adorn the walls. Separating the two dining rooms is a spacious bar/lounge area where there's entertainment Wednesday - Saturday. For the entertainment schedule call

the restaurant or go to www.frankanddeans.com. It's a place to go if dinner and dancing are close to your heart .

 

The menu features great steaks, seafood and Italian specialties. The portions are large and so are the drinks. This is the kind of place that's going to recharge a lot of old memories and create a lot of new ones.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $ 12

Maximum total discount (parties of 4 or more) $ 20


 E's Wine Bar & Restaurant  # 3 View E's Wine Bar's Menu

115 East Colorado, Old Pasadena 626-793-6544

 

First and foremost, this is a serious restaurant. E's features a talented young chef, David Dial, whose focused menu concentrates on classic American cuisine - recognizable and superb dishes. His sauces -simple yet tantalizing - enhance rather than overpower food. The New York Steak is served with a white wine, green peppercorn cream sauce; the Filet Mignon comes with a shitake and button mushroom sauce; the Rack of Lamb with a

delicious red wine reduction and the Ahi Tuna with a tomato and kalamata olive slaw. Each entree comes with a choice of two delectable side dishes. 

 

Wine is of course, a major part of the fun at E's. There's a great selection of wines by the glass. There's also a full bar with premium sake and sogu

available.

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $12.00

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $20.00


 Bistro Five Sixty-One  #7  View Bistro 561's Menu

561 East Green Street, Pasadena 626-405-1561

 

Here is a unique and noteworthy restaurant that is flying below the radar of most Pasadena restaurant-goers. Owned by the California School of Culinary Arts, Bistro 561 showcases the talents of this renown school's top students.

 

The restaurant is run by executive chef Eric Osley. He takes great pride in Bistro 561 and is demanding of those who work for him. Only those students who excel find themselves in the kitchen working under his supervision. His menu offers an expansive selection of contemporary, sophisticated American cuisine and the legions of talented help enable Chef Osley to offer a culinary experience that is equal to some of finest restaurants around with one notable difference - PRICEI Entrees at Bistro 561 are priced between $14 and $18 - a great deal for food of this quality.

 

The restaurant itself has a pleasantly sophisticated feel to it with high ceilings, attractive art and expansive windows. There's a decent wine list and a full bar. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy a unique culinary experience and a special evening for a reasonable price.

 

Important note: Bistro 561 is open Monday through Friday

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $ 11.00

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $ 20.00


 Akbar   # 4

44 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, 626-577-9916

 

Chef/Owner Avinash Kapoor's Old Pasadena restaurant continues to win rave reviews from food critics and the public alike.

Zagat says it all:

 

" Magical tandoori seabass"

" Insanely good tikka masala and other and other rich flavorful Indian dishes with a California slant"

 

Drop by for dinner and see for yourself what the rave reviews are all about

 

Maximum value of complimentary entree $9.00

Maximum total discount (party of 4 or more) $16.00

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