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551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
+1 626-395-8200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“faculty club” (5 reviews)
“cal tech” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-3443
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Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

The Wednesday night buffet is sumptuous for the eyes and stomach. The stations were beautifully arranged, even a Christmas train circled around the salad and seafood station. The prime rib was perfect, the sushi was delicious and we all enjoyed the desert selections. We loved...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 9 December 2014

But of course the fascinating thing is the people who are here, and those who have been here. If only the walls could talk!

Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Athenaeum is a "members only" club and not accessible to the general public. Note that this goes for dining and using the venue for private events, including weddings. (One of my coworkers had her wedding here a few years ago.) If you know anybody...More

Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very nice elegant place. But you need tobe a member or be invited by a member. Costly but nice place

Thank Rosemarie H
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I am lucky enough to have two different business acquaintances that are members of the Club at Anthenaeum. Because of this i have had the pleasure to dine here for lunch and dinner. The setting is superb. It is located in an older concrete mansion...More

Thank Gene2459
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was a special treat for me to be invited here for lunch. It was a lovely lunch with terrific food and great service. What a nice place for a business conversation and relaxing over lunch. It is a private club, but if you ever...More

Thank loist51
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I have been eating and dining at the Atheneum since many years and in more than one occasion I have also slept in the apartments. The place is elegant, charming, historically intriguing and overall very refined. Being a sort of Faculty Club for Caltech it...More

1  Thank giulonragu
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I always make it a point to meet my friends here for lunch. It's a great private Club inside a historic mansion with decent food. I don't come here for the food as much as I do for the ambiance. It's the closest we have...More

Thank Calberkeley1997
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Caltech is an incredible place, and the Ath is a good part of its charm. I stayed here for three nights during a business trip. The rooms have the fastest ethernet internet I have EVER seen anywhere. The food, breakfast and lunch, is generally very...More

Thank stubby_galavant
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Athenaeum is a little dream. The place is very elegant with very nice pieces of furniture and lights. There is a very kind and smiling piano player, that take you in a soft and dreaming atmosphere. California wines are very strong and full of taste....More

1  Thank atepais
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, 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
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