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Pasadena’s Next Killer Dinner Destination Comes From a Drago Centro Vet

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The Arbour is growing quickly along South Lake Avenue

The Arbour, under construction in Pasadena
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Pasadena is getting another strong new dinner option soon, with the arrival of The Arbour to South Lake Avenue in 2017. Better still, the place is to be helmed by longtime Drago Centro chef de cuisine Ian Gresik.

Gresik just wrapped up his stint at Drago Centro in Downtown’s Financial District, and is moving into the Arbour project full time. That means he’ll be focusing up for a late summer arrival, working a menu of California farm-to-table classics, with a full booze license to match.

Once The Arbour arrives, expect plenty of space in a rustic, vibrant atmosphere. That means exposed beams, high ceilings, you name it. According to paperwork filed with the city of Pasadena, the Spacecraft-designed project will run roughly 5,300 square feet — including a 350 square foot bar area.

The Arbour is the first solo project for Gresik, and should help to further dial in Pasadena’s growing culinary scene. Bruce Kalman at Union and now Tim Carey of Lost at Sea are both showing what’s possible with upscale casual spaces and the right kind of menu, which means if all goes well Gresik and the Arbour team should have no problem succeeding here.

The Arbour
527 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA