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Donna Liberty

31 August 2019

High tea was memorable, exotic tea offerings, the best and lightest scones I have ever eaten, delicious selection of pretty little bites, a harpist playing lovely music and an incredible decadent interior. Thumbs way up!!

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Amari Villa

8 August 2019

This spot is worth trying. They serve large portions for fair rates. Always well organized and with fantastic character. Will come back again.

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Stephanie Reid

13 July 2019

One of my favorite places. And they have Vegan options.

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Peggy Wahl

23 June 2019

My sisters and I enjoyed High Tea. The atmosphere was perfect for our time together. We enjoyed the food and tea too.

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Kaitlyn Todd

12 May 2019

Went here for a friend's birthday for afternoon tea. Would come again, although parking is on the street and you have to park and walk a block away.

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Emma Ramirez

10 May 2019

Beautiful place. Wonderful meal with wonderful teas

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Emma Gonzalez

6 May 2019

Loved the food I ordered the protein tier. It was just the right amount of food for one person. The tea was very good I really liked the lavender and mint. The place was so relaxing and beautiful. More...

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TReed White

27 April 2019

This is a tea room and restaurant in one of Pasadena's most iconic and historic buildings. The place has two rooms with fireplaces, one of them small and intimate, the other a large room with a Grand stone mantled fireplace. Another small room is tucked near the kitchen. It also has a lovely patio that additionally serves as a beautiful beer garden on certain nights. Depending on the time of day, one can get brunch or dinner, and in the afternoons a wonderful high tea. (Try the Rose Tea if you're in town for the Rose Parade!) The quiet, beautiful setting of Madeline Garden Bistro is the perfect antidote for holiday exhaustion, or for frayed nerves any time of year. They also offer paid tours of this historic building. One of the loveliest afternoons we've had in a long time when we had high tea here on 30 Dec 2018. As we live in the area, we will return again and again. We can't wait to take our little ballerina here for tea. Highly recommended for the ambiance and good food too!Addendum: At the end of March 2019 we brought our soon-to-be 8-yr-old here for high tea. It was so lovely. She just loved it. She wants to have her next birthday at Madeline's. We will be happy to fulfill her wish. I want my next birthday party here too! More...

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Lydia Zhou

27 April 2019

One of my favorite restaurants in Pasadena. Love the beautiful decor and delicious food. Service is very attentive. Francesco (hope I remember his name correctly) is the best! He is so friendly and helpful. I have been to this place for dinner, Mother’s Day brunch, casual lunch and afternoon tea and I always have pleasant dining experience. :) More...

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Karen Husman

27 April 2019

The food is excellent. Great ambiance. The vegetarian quiche is amazing.

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mary raines

26 February 2019

Perfection!!! Ray's calm, easy-going manner made him a joy to work with. Francesco, our event coordinator on the day of our event was so professional. The food was delicious. My vision was a day of elegance and beauty...it was perfect!!
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Norma Gonzalez

17 February 2019

This place is definitely a gem! A great place to meet with the gals and enjoy tea time!

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Claire Jarboe Vorhis

11 February 2019

Beautiful setting, unusual and scrumptious tea.

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Laura O'Melveny

5 February 2019

Lovely venue where we held our small intimate wedding outside in the garden atrium and VIP tea room.

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Conny Tran

27 January 2019

Nice, elegant setting with classy music. It was quiet when I visited on a weeknight. The service was just average; the waiter was friendly but didn’t really go beyond expectations. The food was good, the tea was alright. More...

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sav s

27 January 2019

Such a magical and amazing place! All the staff are so wonderful and make you feel right at home. I would give it 10 stars if i could!

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Sheila Haynes

27 January 2019

It’s a must try. This is a hidden gem in Pasadena. Been living here for almost 4 years and did not know about it. The building has amazing history.

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Pipa Graniello

7 January 2019

The attention is very good the food and the tea are delicious.

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Elvira Biggins

7 January 2019

New hipster trend alert: FRIENDLY baristas - awesome service two days in a row - and killer coffee to boot! Something great is going on here.

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Devina Sindhu

28 December 2018

Went here for a bridal shower brunch and it was perfect! I loved the romantic ambiance and old world European flair.

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Jackie Salinda

9 December 2018

Very lovely french tea house. It is very Parisian/ beauty and the beast ambiance. I like the tea cups they were so fancy like the ones you can see in a cartoon movie. The staff were nice and accomodating. It was an awesome experience! More...

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Ulises Muñoz Vega

7 December 2018

Excelent food and the history of place is amazing.

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Lauri Morrill

7 December 2018

Love this fancy franchise restaurant...had high tea at 7pm for my birthday. Lovely dinner menu too. Pricey.

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Flap Jack

28 November 2018

I've had my person experience in the Restaurant. It's very Fascinating place in the public eye. But the food their has a clear eye on details. Which is the main thing in my mind what makes it Fascinating. More...

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Donna de Leon

15 October 2018

The Tea was lovely, but I’m wondering why the food took an hour to arrive?

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Katherine Cooke Lara

7 October 2018

It’s lovely! Venue is gorgeous. The food is yummy!

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Alejandra Saravia

31 August 2018

Such a unique place! beautiful in architecture and history. Best tea and scones ever!

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Stephanie Ameson

16 April 2018

Beautiful, royal- style decor (felt like I was in the Beast's castle from Beauty and the Beast), plush comfy seating, top-notch Frech food with Gluten Free options (best pre-ordered with reservations) and European style high tea available. Pricey but excellent food. Service is included in the bill. There was also a Spanish guitar player playing gorgeous arrangements of famous songs from every era in a pleasant and quiet way. More...

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María Navarro

19 March 2018

Wow! What a beautiful place! I am giving a 4/5 stars because upon arriving, there was no one to greet us. We went in & followed the “restaurant” sign. After passing several rooms, I spotted a waiter and mdntioned my reservation. He walked us to the restaurant where we were greeted by a server. The rest of the night was fabulous! Great food & service. We had the protein tier with delicious lavender tea and red wine while surrounded by dim lighting, piano music in the background & a beautiful fireplace in front. I definitely recommend this place. More...

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Patricia Yount

11 February 2018

Beautiful restaurant in a lovely historic building - great service and food

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Christine Cole Nahaku

17 January 2018

Perfect venue for my daughters bridal shower. Everything was perfect. They make it so easy and are very flexible. I will definitely be booking more events here. I was able to book the harpist through the venue making one less thing for me to worry about. I chose serving high tea with the following items; Filet mignon, herbed chicken, vegetable rissoto, salmon canape, cucumber dill canape, caprese salad skewer, crab cake, and curry crustini. Sweets; crembrule, flour less chocolate cake and chocolate covered strawberries. I wouldn't change any of my choices. They gave me plenty of time to decorate with a few personnel items, even though the Grand Room is beautiful as is. Thanks much to the staff including Francisco, Brandon and Ginny. More...

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Julie Esposito

17 November 2017

Really great room for music and the food is very good!

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Michele Bravo

10 October 2017

What a charming place. The food and tea were delicious and the service was first class. Counting the days until our next high tea for the holidays.

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Lor Lee

8 October 2017

Delicious food, awesome place to celebrate any special occasion and great customer service! Thanks for excellent experience! Love it!

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Araceli Aviles

4 September 2017

What a special treasure! It's a wonderful place for a special occasion. The food is excellent and decadent, the service is very attentive, and you can't beat the feel of a comfortable lounge while listening to live harp music.

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Leonard Hinzo

28 August 2017

I love this place. It is whimsical and fun. I love the staff and I frequent it often. It is very different and unique. If you frequent cookie cutter restaurant chains do not come here. If you want something unique and whimsical and magical. This is your spot. I think this is a hidden treasure. A great spot to sit for hours and drink Champagne.. More...

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Toni Vaga

19 June 2017

Such a beautiful & peaceful place. Food is good, tea is tasty & the service was great. Loved the live entertainment & decor.

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Lori Mountain

4 June 2017

It was magical! The tea was lovely; the crème brulé was fabulous and the tiramisu divine. The play "Emma" fit like a glove with high tea. I was enchanted.

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Karen DeLeo Stites

1 June 2017

Beautiful place! Elegant! Great food and service! Staff extremely helpful! We had a baby shower there which we planned from the East coast. I would highly recommend this venue!!! More...

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Tess Poticar-Bautista

9 May 2017

My daughter asked me, "Mom, what would you like for Mother's Day?" I said, "I just wanted to have some tea time with the family." OMG, did she delivered. Someone recommended Madeline Garden & she immediately booked brunch for us. It was the first visit for all of us. I must say that we loved the place, the service & the experience. Ian took really good care of us especially my 2 grandkids. It will be one of the memorable Mother's Day of my life. We will definitely be back to try dinner. More...

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Christopher Blackwood

7 May 2017

Met and exceeded all of my expectations! My wife was blown away! Highest marks! Will be returning and bringing others!

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Laura Valencia Castro

7 May 2017

I had the best time here, beautiful place, service was great the food was delicious and the scones, scrumptious

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Jennifer Monugian

20 March 2017

Beautiful venue, wonderful service and the food is so delish. This is without a doubt my FAVE place to do brunch.

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Raman Chuhan

13 March 2017

Speechless...amazing food....loved the ambience....incredible

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Lisa Nordquist Conner

27 February 2017

I tried the Madeline this weekend and really enjoyed it. My server, Candace was absolutely wonderful and attentive. The dining room was peaceful with a fire crackling in the fireplace while it threatened rain outside. The whole ambiance was very cozy and relaxing. The high tea was really tasty. It had such a great assortment of flavors...hot and cold. Next time I'm going to try out other options that I just didn't have the room to try out on this visit. The scones were very tasty. I noticed that complaints were made about the diminiutive size and all I could think was did these people have a second stomach to fit 2 large scones in? Inwas stuffed after eating everything along with a pot of tea. The sweets were so tasty! I was very impressed with the creaminess of the creme brulee and the carmelized top had a nice tap to it! I really enjoyed my no kiddo afternoon with great service and yummy food! I can't wait for another relaxing afternoon there! More...

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Stan Pitts

4 February 2017

Very good cuisine and a fascinating location. The history of the building on Green Street is a bit of Naval folklore.

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Katie Rose

20 December 2016

This is by far my favorite place to be in the LA metro area. The building is such an amazing piece of history. So if you ever go please ask about it, you won't be disappointed. The high tea is some of the best around. I've been bringing everyone I know here for years! Just hosted a holiday party here last Sunday and I'm already wanting to go back! More...

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Toshihiko Horie

5 November 2016

素晴らしい雰囲気のお店。

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Rachel Killips Thoele

20 October 2016

Beautiful venue! The food was delicious! The wait staff was super efficient! Thank you for making my daughter's baby shower so wonderful!

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Anna M. Poore

22 August 2016

The ambience of this place is enchanting. Love the decor.

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Raquel Hunter

5 March 2016

After driving by this place for years, I finally stopped in. The courtyard is darling and the one of a kind pastries are delicious.

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Lana Muriyan

27 July 2015

My friends and I had a great evening with excellent food and live jazz piano music. Beautiful and unique place for dining. Excellent design and decoration of interior, as well as outdoor seating area. Will definitely visit again. More...

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Erik Aasland

14 February 2015

I had a fabulous Valentine's Day brunch with my wife here. Indoor and outdoor seating is excellent. We could hardly choose whether to enjoy the exquisite rooms or bask in the beautiful courtyard with a view of the trees along Green Street. The food was a delight from the wonderful presentation to the generous portions. Service was very good and rounded out a brunch to remember! More...

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Claire Haagenson

5 January 2015

Amazing service, incredible food, and an absolutely beautiful location. I can't believe I haven't heard of this place. Everything is so good! I had high tea with the girls, but they also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks! Will definitely go back. More...

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Valerie Yovanovich

5 January 2015

Amazing service! Even better food! And such a beautiful tea room filled with character! It's like you step out of Pasadena and into a royal 1900's world!

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Claire Haagenson

5 January 2015

So much fun to have high tea in such a beautiful place. The food was amazing and the service was great. Will definitely go back.

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April Lockhart

25 October 2014

I'll be here often.

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Valentine Spring

19 June 2014

The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are magnificent. This place is a true hidden jewel! I will DEFINITELY go back again soon! :) More...

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Dawn-Alisa Gomez

19 June 2014

Charming!! So great to have this gem in Pasadena. Service is outstanding! (Thank you, Victor!)

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Messi Mesh

2 March 2014

Love love love this place

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Richard Ting

24 July 2013

Lovely bistro!

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Stephen Pohlmeyer

28 June 2013

They roast their own coffee. Amazing! Nice little hideaway in Pasadena.

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