We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
+1 626-395-8200
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
2 weeks ago
“67th weding anniversary for four couples all married June 1951”
11 Jan 2018
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect setting out doors at Rath al Fresco. Drinks, appetizers entre and dessert. A great variety and unique flavorings. There is no place like it..

Thank June F
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I have eaten lunch here twice and dinner here three times. It is a club, with a club atmosphere from an earlier era...very high ceilings, ornate furnishings, very spacious public rooms, etc. Quite grand. They have a buffet dinner on Wednesday nights which is very...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Athenaeum and everything was wonderful! Thanks to all the staff for a beautiful evening!

Thank chiayijane
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I had the opportunity to attend Lobster night and the Athenaeum hit out of the park. The seafood appetizer was wonderfully fresh, the lobster cooked to perfection, and the desert hit the spot. The service was also spot on. A special night for a very...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Easter Brunch Easter Brunch at the Athenaeum is a special treat. Spending time where Einstein and similar have been is inspiring. The massive feast is presented on several tables and manned carving / serving stations. With reservations at the first seating we enjoyed the food...More

Thank Chuck246
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This classic campus location has a nice dining room and menu choices. I've had both breakfast and dinner, both very nice. The service level is first class, the ambiance is first class. It has ample parking and valet some busy nights

Thank BLRfromVF
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is the Caltech faculty club, and only members can access the restaurant. We were here with friends for the prime rib buffet. It was excellent, with an excellent service. We had a wonderful time.

1  Thank Eleonora_673
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful moment staying this fantastic club - quite, considerate, with delicious food. You can just walk into the Caltech campus - bringing the memory of being a student there. The surrounding, the buildings are all the same even after so many years....More

Thank james z
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is the dining club at Cal Tech, and you must be a guest of one of the club members. The food is quite good, and the setting is lovely. It's old-fashioned, and elegant, like an Los Angeles movie set.

Thank Bahia123
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was there to do a lecture and was therefore treated to three breakfasts and a dinner. The accommodation was fine though one probably had to be a graduate of Caltech to work out the intricacies of the shower controls. The breakfasts were amazing ....More

Thank hollerinzebra
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in Pasadena
Vagabond Inn Executive Pasadena
350 reviews
1.14 km away
Saga Motor Hotel
308 reviews
1.14 km away
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Pasadena
869 reviews
1.15 km away
DusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena
426 reviews
1.34 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pie n' Burger
163 reviews
.94 km away
Peet's Coffee & Tea
36 reviews
1.01 km away
Zankou Chicken
82 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
2,122 reviews
1.15 km away
The Huntington Desert Garden
130 reviews
1.58 km away
The Huntington Store
16 reviews
1.35 km away
California Institute of Technology
129 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Athenaeum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-395-8200
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing