A Little Gem in Pasadena, Green Street Tavern

Located on Green St. behind the bustle of Colorado Blvd in Old Town Pasadena, sits the unassuming Green Street Tavern. This little place is good place for a date. This little restaurant is a cozy little place with an ambient mood feel. Walking in brings you in a modest but small dining area, then to the side, you'll find a nice room that can be used for private events. Decor with the dark lighting is better suited at night.

We kinda just found this restaurant, since our stomachs were growling. I kinda wish we came at night, since we were part of the daily lunch crowd. After scanning the lunch menu, I knew I had to order their signature burger special, which came with a beer. How could you go wrong with beer, burger, and some fries? My friend ordered Gnocchi. My burger, not especially small, had the sweet onions falling off. The sauce was dripping as I was trying inhale it in one breath. I could barely get a good grip - meaning that the burger was so juicy, and not dry, or that the burger was too messy for me to hold. I think both . . . From someone who had had hundreds of burgers over his lifetime, and a body to show for it, this burger did standout. As I continue to document this experience whilst glancing at the pictures of the grilled and gounded dead animal flesh on bread - I remember the tanginess of the sauce. I slightly noticed my friend eyeing the handheld feast with envy, while she stared at her colorless Gnocchi. She tried to keep her composure and pride by declining the bite I had offered her . . . too bad for her.

Anyways. . . who would have thought this little date place would have pretty good burgers? I also just found out that the Counter is opening another restaurant in Pasadena soon on Lake avenue.

Green Street Tavern
69 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 229-9961
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Green Street Tavern in Los Angeles


  1. Their burgers are amazing, and they have my favorite fries in Pasadena. I've written about GST three times on my blog, and I probably will write about it again.

  2. Who would have thought we'd find a good burger off the beaten path in Old Town Pasadena

  3. I ate there today because they added a couple new items to the menu. My buddy had the new "al pastor" pork sanwich (with chipotle aioli, avocado, and grilled pineapple.) I had the wild boar burger with wild boar bacon, arugula, aioli and cheese. It was the best burger I have had in a long, long time.

  4. Best burger. . .wow, that's bold. Might have to try it soon

    Have you been to, the newly opened Counter, in Pasadena. I've been to the one near the Santa Monica airport. I know their burgers are ok.

  5. No, I haven't been yet. I might go soon just so I can say I did but I don't feel a big need. Their burgers are ok but I think their massive expansion has diluted the quality. Certainly they're nowhere near as good as Pie n Burger or Hutch's.


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