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Vertical Wine Bistro

70 N. Raymond Ave. (Union St.) Send to Phone
626-795-3999 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Old Pasadena wine bar offers California fare and an extensive wine list, including 60-plus selections by the glass.
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Vertical Wine Bistro Restaurant Review

: A venture of Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd, this handsome second-story establishment in Old Pasadena features an intimate, contemporary dining room with a prominent fireplace, separated from a lively bar by a floor-to-ceiling glass-ensconced wine cellar. The extensive wine list features 400-plus labels from around the globe, including a rotating selection of more than 60 by the glass and numerous fun, interesting flights. The small plate concept was phased out in favor of a more traditional menu. Among starters is yellowtail crudo with grapefruit and pickled red onions, while entrées include a crispy-skin duck confit with an orange-brown butter reduction, rib-eye with green peppercorn sauce, and a very well executed yet mysteriously tiny portion of risotto with asparagus. On a recent visit, some dishes from the kitchen were over-salted, but the food is now worthy of a fine wine list. And there is still a nice selection of cheeses to accompany those wines.

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