Bistro 45

American in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Touted as the best fine-dining in the 'dena, this pink-and-green, art-deco dining room is elegant, yet not stiff, and the ingredients are organic wherever possible. It’s the kind of place top Central Californian winemakers choose if they’re hosting a dinner for potential buyers. The pizzas, seafood, steaks and chops are all seriously good.