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Bar Chelou, Pasadena, CA

Bar Chelou

4.7
4.7
321 reseñas
más de $50
Francesa contemporánea
Etiquetas principales:
  • Bueno para ocasiones especiales
  • Joya de la zona
  • Animado
Bar Chelou is Pasadena’s first true neo-bistro, a casual, convivial space that is both a distillation of Chef Doug Rankin's broad gastronomic interests and a deeply personal expression of his individualistic style. 'Chelou' (French slang for ‘strange’ or ‘unexpected’) is both the name and unifying theme of the restaurant, which draws from a range of culinary traditions and service styles to create something personal, novel and fun.

The restaurant is located within the Pasadena Playhouse complex.

NEED TO KNOW
for wine brought into the restaurant is $30 per 750ml bottle with no limit; we do not offer corkage for wines featured on our wine list. Liquor is not permitted to be brought into the restaurant.

Ample parking is available on surrounding streets and at several paid lots within a one-block radius. We recommend parking in the municipal lot directly behind the building we share with the Playhouse or at the underground lot just across the street

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2 personas

19:00


Reservado 35 veces hoy

Información adicional

  • Ambiente
    Informal
  • Precios
    más de $50
  • Cocinas
    Francesa contemporánea, Europea, Española
  • Horarios
    Todos los días 17:30–21:30
  • Número de teléfono
    (626) 808-4976
  • Opciones de pago
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Vestimenta recomendada
    Ropa informal
  • Zona
    Pasadena
  • Intersección en calle
    On El Molino Ave between E Colorado Blvd and E Green Street
  • Detalles del área de estacionamiento
    Estacionamiento público
  • Adicional
    Bar completo, Cervezas, Cócteles, Vinos

Lo que 321 personas están diciendo

Calificaciones y reseñas generales

Solo los comensales que han comido en este restaurante pueden realizar reseñas

4.7
4.7 de acuerdo a calificaciones recientes
  • 4.7Comida
  • 4.7Servicio
  • 4.6Ambiente
  • 4.3Valor

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321 reseñas
  1. WarrenG

    Los Ángeles

    4 reseñas

    5.0

    4 reseñas

    Comieron en 11 de enero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 4
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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    1 reseña

    1.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron hace 1 día

    1. Global 1
    2. Comida 2
    3. Servicio 1
    4. Ambiente 5
    We were really excited to try bar chelou after hearing such good things. It was one of my most anticipated restaurants, sadly I was beyond let down. I don’t mind spending money on good food that takes time to make but I just don’t feel like the prices were justifiable here. The burrata toast was not worth 17 dollars and I can go to Roma market up the road and get all the ingredients for 10 bucks and make triple the amount of food we were given. The potatoes had a great texture but the sauce lacked an acid and the potatoes could be salted a bit more. Carrots were just ok which was a let down since they were so hyped. I feel like Korean ban chan in Hmart has better seasoned carrots. The shelling beans were the favorite of the whole night but still the portion was way off. The pace of the food being brought out was off and we all left hungry since we didn’t want to order more food because 1 it’s crazy overpriced and 2 nothing we had wowed us. We decided to go with the pork chop and the duck leg as our mains. The pork chop was quite literally the worst thing we ever had. We asked for it medium and our server said they only cook it medium rare, which there is no way. Plus we should be able to decide. When it came out it was beyond dry and most definitely not “medium rare” if anything it was over cooked. It was literally just a pork chop and just that. I few bits of flavorless cabbage on top and a horseradishy sauce on the bottom which was not good. The texture of the dish was off and it was not even hot. The duck leg was definitely a whole lot better but just tasted like an upscale grain bowl. I came really hyped to try out the dessert, but sadly didn’t even dare to try any after our savory food, since I was let down so much by everything else. I tried giving the restaurant the benefit of the doubt, maybe the chef wasn’t in house or it was an odd day. But as I looked in the kitchen I saw the head chef and was immediately disappointed that there wasn’t an excuse.sad times

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  3. ConradG

    Los Ángeles

    12 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    12 reseñas

    Comieron hace 3 días

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    The food here is so original and delicious. Bold flavors and textures, fresh and light and surprising. The staff are great. All round, a winner and one of the very best and most original restaurants on the east side

    ¿Te fue útil?

  4. David

    Los Ángeles

    40 reseñas

    3.0

    40 reseñas

    Comieron hace 5 días

    1. Global 3
    2. Comida 3
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 4
    Food was just ok. Felt things were too lemony and overall just ok. Loved our first visit but this one not so much.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reseñas

    5.0

    3 reseñas

    Comieron hace 7 días

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Great food and service, thanks again! Hope to return soon

    ¿Te fue útil?

  6. JamesH

    Los Ángeles

    4 reseñas

    VIP
    4.0

    4 reseñas

    Comieron en 17 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 4
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 3
    Great food, very unique and tasty. Noise level is very high so conversation is limited. We'll be back.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reseñas

    5.0

    3 reseñas

    Comieron en 13 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Great food and looking forward to returning! Enjoyed all of the food especially the scallop tartare and trout dish but all very delicious with a beautiful wine pairing reco from the som River

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    2 reseñas

    5.0

    2 reseñas

    Comieron en 13 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Food was unbelievable. Nice culinary experience. Great job by the chef!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    4 reseñas

    2.0

    4 reseñas

    Comieron en 10 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 2
    2. Comida 1
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 2
    Way over priced and food wasn’t what I thought it would be. The staff was nice but I don’t understand all the rave reviews it was average

    ¿Te fue útil?

  10. DavidB

    Las Vegas

    3 reseñas

    5.0

    3 reseñas

    Comieron en 7 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Amazing food! Very attentive and friendly staff. A+

    ¿Te fue útil?

  11. HilaryB

    San Francisco

    17 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    17 reseñas

    Comieron en 6 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Our servers were excellent. Food all good. Trout and potatoes were the best.

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  12. Alexandra

    Los Ángeles

    28 reseñas

    5.0

    28 reseñas

    Comieron en 5 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    What a wonderful experience, very nice restaurant, attention to details, service, food exceptional.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  13. JanM

    Los Ángeles

    10 reseñas

    5.0

    10 reseñas

    Comieron en 2 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Everything was great, except probably for the fact that number of courses had a mayo or something like a hollandaise sauce....it was a bit much at the end. Would go again, but would select food differently.

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  14. mimib

    Los Ángeles

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 2 de abril de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Bar Chelou is GREAT!!! This was the second time there snd it did not disappoint!! The food is unique and delicious!!! My new favorite spot!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  15. AdventuresinDining

    Los Ángeles

    87 reseñas

    2.0

    87 reseñas

    Comieron en 31 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 2
    2. Comida 2
    3. Servicio 2
    4. Ambiente 3
    Sadly we did not have a good experience. This restaurant is chic. The servers chic. The food not up to par nor the service. It started off with my husband ordering his usual drink - a Campari and soda. He orders it everywhere. Here they did not seem to know what it was. They brought a glass mostly of Campari with a splash of soda and no ice. The server was not attentive most of the time. It appeared she was not particularly interested in actually helping customers. We managed to finally get a glass of ice at least for his drink. Cheese appetizer was fine. Carrot appetizer ok but there was no mention of cilantro on the menu and our server never asked about food allergies. My husband is allergic to cilantro. We ordered the short ribs. Short ribs are always a cut that must be cooked low and slow as it isn’t a tender cut. Either someone put the beef in the oven or sous vide too late and not enough time was allowed to cook it or they don’t get how to cook it. It was almost inedible. We should have sent it back. I’d ordered a glass of wine when we ordered the entree because the server was so illusive. Did the wine arrive prior or with the entree? No, I had to get someone’s attention to get it. I ordered a Cesanese. It was served way too cold. Definitely not 68 degrees. Tasted as if it was just taken out of the 55 degree wine refrigerator. All the way down the list a very disappointing dining experience.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reseñas

    4.0

    2 reseñas

    Comieron en 30 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 4
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 3
    4. Ambiente 5
    Came back for a second time. Food and ambience were excellent. Our main server wasn’t that great. Servers who came out to deliver dishes were excellent. When you ask a server their opinion because you’re deciding between two items, the answer can’t be “you can get both”. Yes. I know that.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    2 reseñas

    5.0

    2 reseñas

    Comieron en 25 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    This was great meal with amazing attention to detail, Bravo!!!!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  18. christophers

    Costa central

    5 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    5 reseñas

    Comieron en 24 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Lovely ambience, friendly servers, good food, great cocktails!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  19. LosFelizNatv

    Los Ángeles

    37 reseñas

    4.0

    37 reseñas

    Comieron en 22 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 4
    2. Comida 4
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 4
    Dinner at Bar Chelou marries the world of classic French cuisine with its delicious technique and sensibilities, with bold and subtle Asian and Spanish flavors, with the freshness and bounty of California produce. The union is sometimes strange but rewarding to the diner who appreciates and wants that unique dining experience. The wine list matches the cuisine very well with some off beat bottles almost tailor made for certain dishes. A few things I would highly recommend is the Squid with Swiss Chard, the Duck Leg, and the Lemon Chamomile Semifreddo. Enjoy.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  20. MeriZ

    Costa central

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 20 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Very cozy restaurant, with incredible ambience. Food/sweets were amazing too! Drinks were ok, but nothing special. Downside - 4% health tax is not a good look on any restaurant and customers wouldn't ask you to remove it simply because its not polite. Pay your staff better! Or include it in the price of the food item.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  21. Patarask

    Los Ángeles

    155 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    155 reseñas

    Comieron en 17 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Superb food, atmosphere and service. Will come back for the trout alone

    ¿Te fue útil?

  22. MaryR

    Los Ángeles

    5 reseñas

    4.0

    5 reseñas

    Comieron en 16 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 4
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 4
    Nice stop for before the play. I was very noisy so don't go if you want a romantic evening or a place to talk. The food and service were good, but... It was so cold inside, you could not enjoy the food as you should. Luckily the plates were served warm so the food was spared the blowing AC.

    A 1 persona le resultó útil

  23. PJTAIA

    Los Ángeles

    42 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    42 reseñas

    Comieron en 15 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 3
    We arrived and were seated at exactly our reservation time. Sat for 15 minutes with no water and no contact with wait staff. Once our server showed up everything was great. Prompt, attentive service. Fun, exciting, interesting food. Music was WAY too loud. The crowd noise was good, but music was bad… An enjoyable time was had by all.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  24. ccds

    Metro de Atlant

    2 reseñas

    3.0

    2 reseñas

    Comieron en 13 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 3
    2. Comida 3
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    The menu may or may not explain key ingredients, so be sure to ask questions if that’s of any concern (in my case the snap peas had a chorizo that was not mentioned on the menu). Drinks (and bartenders!) are always the highlight. The food is spectacularly plated but doesn’t quite live up in taste. The squid was very thin and still overcooked and overly toothsome, the clam toast was good and two pieces was a great size, carrots taste vaguely Thai (in a good way, but not cohesive to the rest of the menu) with peanut and mint elements. Service from very single person we interacted with was 10/10. A cute date spot for Pasadena, definitely.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  25. Diner

    Nueva York

    7 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    7 reseñas

    Comieron en 13 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    What a delight to have a restaurant that pays attention to all details in the neighborhood. From the hook for your bag on the table to the decor, from the starters to the mains, this is a very thoughtful and fun restaurant. Service is excellent and the food is not only interesting but very well done. A gem in Pasadena.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    3 reseñas

    5.0

    3 reseñas

    Comieron en 12 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Everything we ordered was excellent. Particularly enjoyed the salad and the trout. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. They seemed to enjoy working there

    ¿Te fue útil?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 11 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 5
    The food was amazing..the chef elevated otherwise simple ingredients to a level of deliciousness which was unimaginable. The same goes for the desserts. My wife and I ordered a little bit of everything, and did not regret it. My only gripe is the lack of diversity in the mixed drinks section.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  28. MaryOliverM

    Los Ángeles

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 9 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Bar Chelou is one of the most innovative restaurants to come to Pasadena (and LA) in quite some time. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. The food is incredible. Super fun atmosphere. Always a great night out, even if you just eat in the bar/lounge.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  29. tristeng

    Los Ángeles

    10 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    10 reseñas

    Comieron en 8 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Highly recommend. So good. Can’t wait to go back.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  30. GraceH

    Los Ángeles

    11 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    11 reseñas

    Comieron en 4 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 4
    Despite the unfriendly greeting by the host, the dinner and service were incredible. Always a great meal! Being a Pasadena native, I’m used to hosts being very friendly and welcoming. Ours was not, sadly. The meal was exceptional!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  31. Sfgirl

    San Francisco

    1 reseña

    3.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 2 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 3
    2. Comida 3
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 4
    Service was great, food was just ok given the price.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  32. EmilZee

    Los Ángeles

    10 reseñas

    5.0

    10 reseñas

    Comieron en 2 de marzo de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Fantastic food and really outstanding service, despite the fact that it was absolutely full.. Can’t find any faults.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nueva York

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 29 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    I love this place- the staff is super knowledgeable and great with suggestions. The menu is creative and unique.

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  34. NolanB

    Los Ángeles

    6 reseñas

    VIP
    5.0

    6 reseñas

    Comieron en 29 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    It really lives up to the hype. Such unique dishes that are full of flavor. We had a lovely experience. Thank you!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    49 reseñas

    5.0

    49 reseñas

    Comieron en 28 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 4
    Very good and interesting food. Causal and lively atmosphere.

    ¿Te fue útil?

  36. DanielM

    Los Ángeles

    4 reseñas

    5.0

    4 reseñas

    Comieron en 28 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 5
    The food was amazing as always Second time dining at bar Chelou and the dishes are amazing Chef Douglas knows what he is doing Will come back again soon.. Services was ok Wish the server was more attentive and check on our table more than only once

    ¿Te fue útil?

  37. Kiki

    Nueva Orleans

    3 reseñas

    5.0

    3 reseñas

    Comieron en 27 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Quite simply AMAZING!! Staff was awesome, food was next level, decor was a vibe. Can’t say enough good things and can’t wait to go back!!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  38. AndrewS

    Condado de Orange

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 26 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    Excellent and unique flavors; exquisite execution; great value

    ¿Te fue útil?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Ángeles

    1 reseña

    5.0

    1 reseña

    Comieron en 25 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 4
    4. Ambiente 5
    It was delicious! Sour food in the best way possible, must try!

    ¿Te fue útil?

  40. VJeanS

    Baltimore

    4 reseñas

    5.0

    4 reseñas

    Comieron en 25 de febrero de 2024

    1. Global 5
    2. Comida 5
    3. Servicio 5
    4. Ambiente 5
    It's a place for a special occasion, but everything we had was outstanding. I would love to go back during another season to experience the menu with totally different offerings. Both the lounge and dining area are gorgeous.

    ¿Te fue útil?

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Bar Chelou tiene una calificación promedio de 4.7 estrellas, según 321 comensales de OpenTable.

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2 personas

19:00


Reservado 35 veces hoy
Mapa de Google para Bar Chelou

37 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, 91101-5220 CA

Información adicional

  • Intersección en calle
    On El Molino Ave between E Colorado Blvd and E Green Street
  • Zona
    Pasadena
  • Horarios
    Todos los días 17:30–21:30
  • Precios
    más de $50
  • Cocinas
    Francesa contemporánea, Europea, Española
  • Ambiente
    Informal
  • Vestimenta recomendada
    Ropa informal
  • Detalles del área de estacionamiento
    Estacionamiento público
  • Opciones de pago
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Adicional
    Bar completo, Cervezas, Cócteles, Vinos
  • Política de privacidad
  • Términos de uso
  • Cookies y anuncios según intereses
  • Preferencias de cookies
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