Russell's is my favorite breakfast place in Pasadena. The ambiance is casual but sophisticated, with classical music and fun decor, including Van Gogh prints and sparkling chandeliers—in some ways, it's like a fancy European-style diner. They also have full lunch and dinner menus as well as a bar with a good selection of beer and wine. The atmosphere is calm and cozy, and the servers never rush you, even when there's a crowd outside waiting for tables. (Go early if you want to beat that crowd.)
By Meredith Blackburn, AFAR Local Expert
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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Sun - Sat 7am - 9pm