Vertical Wine Bistro




Tuesdays–Thursdays (5pm–midnight)

Fridays–Saturdays (5pm–1:30am)

Sundays (5pm–midnight)


Vertical Wine Bistro

70 N Raymond Ave



Various prices


Vertical Wine Bistro in Old Town Pasadena is known for their excellent bistro-style food, extensive selection of over 400 wines, and satisfying beer flights. Their brand-new extended dining room, dubbed "the library room," gives the second-floor space a bird's-eye view of charming Raymond Avenue. New additions to their cocktail list include the Lolita, a delicious composition of gin, cava, blueberries, brown sugar, 100% pure organic blue agave nectar, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and rhubarb bitters. Among their best dishes are the black bass with olive crust and red pepper coulis, and bar bites such as a scrumptious grilled cheese and Serrano ham sandwich, truffle oil fries, and the margherita pizza. The elegant but cozy atmosphere, with lounge-worthy sofas in the bar, is perfect for a celebratory group outing or a leisurely tete-a-tete.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill

Vertical Wine Bistro says…

Vertical Wine Bistro takes the quintessential notion of a wine bar to new heights. Located in Old Pasadena, Vertical presents a welcome respite with its inviting atmosphere, unique American bistro fare by Executive Chef Laurent Quenioux and extensive wine list by General Manager and Wine Director Manuel Mesta.