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42 S. De Lacey Ave. (Green St.) Send to Phone
Lively Old Pasadena gastropub with an ambitious, adventurous menu.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Haven Gastropub Restaurant Review

: An Orange County import, Haven Gastropub in Old Pasadena has a cavernous interior that’s dominated by a huge horseshoe-shaped bar and some massive fermenting tanks that aren't just for show --- some quality craft brews carry the Haven label. In the rear of the restaurant is a quieter dining area, near the open kitchen. Despite a lively bar scene, the main attraction is an innovative menu created by executive chef Greg Daniels, who applies Cal-French sensibilities to comfort food favorites like Buffalo wings, mac ‘n’ cheese (with black truffles) and French onion soup. Any self-respecting gastropub requires a good burger, and Haven’s is topped with St. Agur blue cheese and roasted peppers, served with pommes frites. Bacon-wrapped prawns are plated with cheddar grits, while pheasant potpie, a goose pastrami sandwich and curried goat stew reveal Daniels’ penchant for pushing quirky ingredients. Groups of eight to 14 can indulge in a whole suckling pig dinner, special-ordered in advance. Desserts have a sophisticated but whimsical touch as well, demonstrated by bacon ice cream, s’mores and beer-ice cream floats. The wine list is filled with boutique California producers and interesting finds from around the world. In addition to its own beers, Haven offers nearly 40 craft beers from across America and the globe.

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