Post # 1
i’m looking for a restaurant to hold my rehearsal dinner. i’d like a nicer but not upscale place (so a little more casual and less pricier) that has a private dining area for 20-25 people around san gabriel valley (preferably pasadena). i’d like to avoid chinese restaurants, since i’m having my reception at one. any suggestions?
Post # 3
Would Mexican food work? Fronteras on Main Street in Alhambra has an upstairs private patio that overlooks the parking lot. It has a sports bar-type feel to it and probably wouldn’t be very expensive. You could also go the Bucca di Beppo route in Pasadena. If you want to go more upscale you could go to Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena.
Post # 4
Twin Palms in Pasadena is a fun place and may be suitable for you. I think you can reserve the terrace for your party.