2649 Mission St, San Marino, CA | Directions 9110834.116104 -118.137124
Neighborhoods: San Gabriel
NOT recomended – I guess ambience can make people see things that aren't there. Went to this restaurant upon the other reviews written here and unfortunately we were really let down. The staff trys hard under what appears to be one tough owner to work for. In fact some of the interaction between the owner and staff that we unfortunatley overheard really put cold water on the experience.
One of us ordered the "Beet" salad, 3 little beets, guess we didn't get the magnifing reading glasses to make it look like what you would expect. Save your money and your TIME, in Los Angeles, their are thousands better. I guess when the owner projects such a negative and "special" attitude you can't expect greatness.
Little local gem! – This must be the Pasadena area's best kept secret! Julienne is located on a nice tree-lined street in San Marino. They have sidewalk dining with little foot traffic so no one is peering over your shoulder at your food as they walk by. And you can actually smell your food since this restaurant is not located on a bus route! I don't think I have had one bad item on their menu here! And I have been here a lot! So be adventureous! Try something new if you return! And if this will be your first time then be rest assured you will leave happy! But before you go home, stop by their little gourmet shop inside for some frozen food items, gourmet cracker spreads, sandwiches, or to go items from the menu. They are wonderful and enough to fool your friends into thinking you are a fabulous cook and you didn't have to break a sweat to do it! And for those of you who enjoy the Hollywood Bowl or want a decent meal for your next airplane trip, their "Lunch" boxes will make any neighbor sitting by you jealous! So indulge! You are worth it!
Great little restaurant in San Marino – Such an adorable little restaurant. I scored very big with my girlfriend when I decided to take her there! The service is great, the food is really, really good, and the atmosphere I'd have to say is by far one of the things that makes this little hideaway so very special. I literally felt like I was in Europe!
Wonderful ambiance, unimpressive food – I walked into Julienne and instantly fell in love. The whole ambiance of the place was so 'French' and beautiful. You walk in sit down, and you feel like you are in a little cafe in France, but then the food arrives. The chicken/bacon baguette sandwhich I ordered was soggy and chewy. I don't mind paying for good food, but good food is not what you'll get here. I would not recommend.
Excellent food, ambiance, service – I have been a customer since they first opened and have been know to eat there 2-3x per week. I have never had a complaint, everything is the best (ergo, prices are compatile with what you are getting). Excellent breakfasts and lunches and an absolutely wonderful take out store attached. I have taken many friends and family to Julliene's over the many years and everyone has been delighted. A place for a romantic tryst, a quiet solo breakfast with the newspaper or a great place for a small business lunch. Try taking the food out and having a picnic at nearby Lacy park. Overall, a true treasure.
All the other reviewers speak true – This place is popular for good reasons -- great food and great ambience make for a winning restaurant formula.
Delightful – I almost don't want to talk about this place, as if it's not already popular enough with the Pasadena/San Marino folks who congregate at this fabulous brunch/lunch spot. Everything I have tasted here is fantastic... the rosemary raison bread, the creme brulee french toast, the cobb salad with filet of beef... I took some friends there today for lunch and after my girlfriend ate her sandwich, she turned to me and said "this is one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten!" Their deli is out of sight, with frozen and fresh entrees, salads, soups and desserts. There isn't a single thing in this place that I don't want to try on my next visit. I just wish I lived closer.
A great place to do lunch--and stock up for dinner. – The Scene
This tiny takeout and home-catering service has become a foodie paradise, with an adjacent boutique market stocked with gourmet groceries and fabulous fresh and frozen "cuisine to go." Those who stay for breakfast or lunch dine in the glamorous Old-World cafe or on the sheltered patio.
A limited menu is served in the cafe, with dozens more items available to go in the market. Think rustic comfort food: hearty, flavorful and unfussy. Carnivores will find salvation in a burger big enough for two--preferably blanketed with bubbling Gruyere cheese and dressed with caramelized onion jam, choice tomato slices and baby greens on an aioli-smeared sesame bun. Vegetarians and fat-watchers can eat quiche without fear--or crust. Instead, spinach is laden with veggies and merely bathed in a dairy mixture. Individual desserts change daily.
Good place for brunch – I'd certainly recommend Julienne for a nice weekend brunch. They've done a good job of offering interesting items on their limited menu. If you're a steak and eggs type of person, this place isn't for you. Their roasted potatoes, and french creme brule french toast are great.
now serving dinner – Finally, this place is serving dinner three nights a week.
Many really good things to offer:
The charming space is even nicer at dusk. A nice wine list, with most bottles under $40. Among the entrees, the meat loaf is great, with the rib eye and the lamb chops pretty darn spiffy, too. But don't forget to save room for desert!
As always, it's great for breakfast or lunch, and the gourmet shop is terrific for take home--try the Chicken Pot Pie.
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