BISTRO 45 BISTRO 45
45 South Mentor
Pasadena Ca, 91101
626-795-2478
www.bistro45.com

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On the Web: www.bistro45.com

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Lunch) /Monday - Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Dinner) /Friday & Saturday: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm / Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BISTRO 45

The nationally recognized Bistro 45 proves it's possible to be chic and sophisticated yet warm and inviting at the same time. Touted by its loyal patrons as "the most cherished restaurant in Pasadena" and recognized by national food and wine publications, Bistro 45 serves innovative California French fare paired with one of Los Angeles' best wine lists. BISTRO 45

Further up the coast, sister restaurant Stomp has recently opened in the heart of Napa Valley to rave reviews. Located in the historic Mount View Hotel & Spa in Calistoga, Stomp offers similar upscale dishes-everything from scallops to quail to pizza pie-as well as a superb wine list dedicated to the Napa Valley winemaker. Bistro 45: Lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Stomp: Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

Menu

Lunch

First Courses

House Salad

Baby lettuces, roasted pearl onions, Crimini mushrooms shaved Parmesan and an Balsamic/herb vinaigrette
$  10.45

 

Composed Salad of Baby Red & Oak Leaf Lettuces

French feta, strawberries & Cabernet dressing
$ 11.45

 

Baby Greens with Pear

Toasted almonds, Blue cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette
$  10.45

 

Crispy Wild Caught Calamari

Shaved fennel & garlic salad...crispy herbs & spicy mustard dipping sauce
$ 12.45

 

Spicy Colossal White Shrimp

Mascarpone risotto, Spanish peppers & roasted zucchini
$ 14.45

 

Lasagnette of Fontina Polenta

market vegetables and roasted fennel dressing
$ 10.45

 

Braised Veal Short Ribs with Asian Five Spice

...natural juices
$ 14.45

 

Soup du Jour - Bowl

Soup du Jour - Cup

$  7.45

$  5.45

 

ENTRÉE SALADS

California Bistro Salad

Grilled chicken, avocado, Blue cheese, bacon, hard-cooked egg, mango & a lemon vinaigrette  
$16.45

 

Seafood Salad

Sautéed assorted seasonal fresh fish & seafood atop crisp vegetables & baby greens with a lemon vinaigrette   
$22.45

 

Bistro 45 Caesar Salad

Young greens, shaved Parmesan & cracked pepper    
$10.45

 

Grilled Niman Ranch Lamb Salad

Mizuna, seared Shiitakes, toasted pine nuts & a Gorgonzola vinaigrette
$19.45

 

PASTA

Angel Hair with Gorgonzola

Basil puree, garlic & pine nuts   
$14.45

 

Fresh Seafood Linguine

Fish & shellfish in a spicy tomato-basil sauce    
$23.45

 

Ravioli du Chef 

$18.45

 

SEA

Pan Roasted Australian Sea Bass (Baramundi)

Creamed Baby spinach, potato-watercress cake & verjus meuniere
$21.45

 

Seared Herb Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna

Confit of Finger potato, roasted Spanish pepper and wilted chard
$24.45

 

Roulade of New Zealand All Natural Salmon

Miso glazed, tomato-asparagus relish and chive potato
$24.45

 

Pacific Pink Grouper Bouillabaisse Style

Poached tomato, fennel, Tiger shrimp, scallops, Green mussel, clams and saffron toast in a lobster broth
$22.45

 

LAND

Citrus Marinated Free Range Chicken Breast

Creamy green lentils with leeks, crispy carrots and roasted carrot jus
$18.45

 

Grilled All Natural Angus Beef Tenderloin

Sweet corn puree and Blue cheese fritter...caramelized shallot sauce
$32.45

 

Pan Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast

Baked Garnet yam pie, roasted cauliflower and sherried foie gras emulsion
$22.45

 

Grilled Niman Ranch Bone in Pork Loin

Apple gnocchi, roasted endive, creamy sage and black pepper demi glaze
$21.45

 

As a courtesy to other patrons, except in emergencies, please just say no to cell phone use inside the restaurant. Thank you!

Dinner

Salads

Composed Salad of Baby Red & Oak Leaf Lettuces

French feta, strawberries & Cabernet dressing
$ 12.45

 

House Salad

Baby lettuces, roasted pearl onions, Paris mushrooms, shaved Parmesan, and an herb/balsamic vinaigrette
$  10.45

 

Crisp Veal Sweetbreads

Heirloom tomatoes, creamy green peppercorns & grilled baby Romaine
$ 16.45

 

Grilled Niman Ranch Lamb Salad

Mizuna, seared Shiitakes, toasted pine nuts & a Gorgonzola vinaigrette
$ 15.45

 

Small Plates & Bowls

BISTRO 45

Braised Veal Short Ribs with Asian Five Spice

...natural juices
$ 14.45

 

Marinated Ahi Tuna Tartare

Beet crudité, toasted Ciabatta & a lime-soy vinaigrette
$ 14.45

 

Spicy Colossal White Shrimp

Mascarpone risotto, Spanish peppers & roasted zucchini
$ 14.45

 

 Seared Rougie Foie Gras

Apple-onion blintze, fondue of Point Reyes Blue & port
$ 22.45

 

Crispy Wild Caught Calamari

With shaved fennel & garlic salad....crispy herbs & spicy mustard dipping sauce
$ 12.45

 

Red Wine Braised Burgundian Escargots

Parsley-garlic crouton and wild mushroom fricassee
$ 13.45

 

Ravioli du Jour

Any Side

Soup du Jour

 

 

 

$ 15.45

$ 5.45

$ 7.45

 

SEA

Seared Atlantic Monkfish

Green onion risotto, roasted Patty pan squash, warm Portabellas and caperberries
$ 29.45

 

Sauteéd Ahi

With black and white sesame crust ...soy-ginger sauce & a roasted mushroom strudel
$ 29.45

 

Roasted Roulade of New Zealand Chinook Salmon

Dijon potatoes and carrots Vichy...Cabernet-artichoke jus
$ 28.45

 

Pan Roasted Australian Sea Bass (Baramundi)

Creamed Baby spinach, potato-watercress cake & Verjus meuniere
$ 29.45

 

Pacific Pink Grouper Bouillabaisse Style

 Poached tomato, fennel, Tiger shrimp, scallops, Green mussels, clams and saffron toast in a lobster broth
$ 28.45

 

Skillet Seared Diver Sea Scallops

Porcini mushroom custard, saffron glazed onions, asparagus and Maui onion soubise
$ 29.45

 

LAND

Citrus Marinated Free Range Chicken Breast

Creamy green lentils with leeks, crispy carrots and roasted carrot jus
$ 20.45

 

Grilled All Natural Angus Beef Tenderloin

Sweet corn puree and Blue cheese fritter...caramelized shallot sauce
$ 32.45

 

Roasted Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast

Baked Garnet yam pie, roasted cauliflower and sherried Foie Gras emulsion
$ 29.45

 

Grilled Aussie Lamb Chops

Shiitake/mascarpone beignet, Swiss chard, black truffle and oregano reduction
$ 30.45

 

Grilled Niman Ranch Bone in Pork loin

Apple gnocchi, roasted endive, creamy sage and black pepper demi glaze
$ 28.45

 

Slow Braised "Volcano" Colorado Lamb Shank

Celery root slaw, Chanterelle ratatouille and Cabernet braising juices
$ 28.45

 

OTHER

Lasagnette of Fontina Polenta

Market vegetables & roasted fennel dressing

14.45