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Vertical Wine Bistro

$$ - $$$American, ,
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
+1 626-795-3999
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Secret: Its Upstairs!”
16 Jul 2017
“Great spot for a local drink”
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American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a couple nights and we picked this restaurant for our first night. We made a reservation on Open Table for 6:45 pm but found ourselves wringing our hands in the hotel at 5:30 so we went early. At that time...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

They have multiple flights of wine to taste. Great appetizers, nice local beers as well. Nice jazz duo on Friday when I was there

Thank kencufc
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lively place with live entertainment in the bar upfront . The dining room in the back is quiet and nicely appointed . The food was excellent , well presented and cooked as ordered . Service was subpar due to staff shortage and could be...More

Thank stmartinmd
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Went to Vertical (third time in about 11 years) on Thursday evening, food was fantastic. Had the Seafood Pasta dish and an artichoke appetizer. Cheesecake for dessert. Everything was wonderful. John was our waiter and he skillfully handled all of the curve balls thrown at...More

Thank ncddavis3
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The entrance into this place is really cool, and I just loved the atmosphere once you get inside. The bar is really nice and the dining room is very modern and beautifully done. Those are the positive things. Although we had great service when we...More

Thank CampingKatie
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Vertical offers a great bar for meeting friends. The staff is very friendly. A friend met my wife and I for cocktails here. A couple hours later we had a party of 8. Everyone was happy with their meal and it was all served at...More

Thank krp87b
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I went in on a Saturday night. The music was at 80 decibels. You cannot hear yourself talk or much less think. I get it that you want to make the venue accessible to all but decide if you want a nightclub or a wine...More

Thank DianainAruba
Reviewed 16 February 2017

An upscale wine bar/bistro on the second floor. I've been here a couple of times for meals in a large-ish group. While I can't comment on the wine selection, others in my party enjoyed it. I did enjoy the food, can recommend the filet mignon...More

Thank PaulInSJ
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Upstairs and off the street in old Pasadena California walk you into this very beautiful wine bar. The lighting is romantic. Did your car is elegant. And there are some great choices of wine. If you were a wine lover this is definitely a great...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a very upscale Bistro. Excellent service and outstanding food. Casual but nice atmosphere and well located.

Thank Sherry G
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Response from DoctorDubious | Reviewed this property |
There is none that i am aware of-we were both dressed in running clothes-the other guests were in casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
American, Wine Bar, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:45 AM
4:00 PM - 1:45 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3970
    (Union St.)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Gold Line 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-3999
Wine Bistro serving California bistro- style menu. Over 420 wine selections, 50 by the glass and wine flights from around the world. Full bar and imported beers as well as draft.
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