Green Street Tavern Green Street Tavern

Green Street Tavern

69 W. Green St. (De Lacey Ave.)
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Cuisine: Contemporary
This intimate restaurant with an ambitious menu makes for a worthy Old Pasadena discovery.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Green Street Tavern Restaurant Review:

With a backlit bar, curvilinear wood beams and ornate stenciling, Green Street Tavern has a chic but homey Moroccan-esque vibe. A block from Old Pasadena’s main drag, this modern-day tavern has a loyal local clientele, and chef-owner Armen Hakobyan offers them an ambitious, intriguing menu that changes seasonally. One might begin with an arugula-roasted beet salad with goat cheese beignets that resemble croquettes, or a duck confit quesadilla. Among the most successful entrées is the smoked pork chop blanketed in an apple bourbon glaze and served with crisp polenta cake, mushrooms and radicchio. For an appetizer, entrée or side dish, we suggest the chèvre gnocchi, with some color imparted from a hot pan, enhanced with wild mushrooms, pine nuts, kale and browned sage butter. The wine list has evolved into a global affair, with some skinny markups on top California labels. A recommended finale is the croissant bread pudding with white chocolate and blueberries. At lunch, area businesspeople tuck into braised pork belly sandwiches and the Pasadena Cobb salad, which includes turkey and shrimp.

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