We usually head south on Brand from our offices to find lunch, but after a while, the selections get a bit boring. I'd known all along that Mediterranean Grill was just to the north, off the beaten path, but it took me a really long time to come over and check it out. The wait, as they way, was well worth it. I love the fresh pita sandwiches, the Athens fries (delicious and hold their flavor, even "to go"), and the steak salad. And my colleague noted that the Greek styled pita pizza and salad combo were pretty good as well. There's sometimes a bit of a wait after you place your order, and many people seem to call ahead if they want their food to go. There's seating in the restaurant, an outdoor patio, and additional seating in an atrium-type area adjacent to the lobby of the office building the restaurant is located in. All in all a great place, a bit hidden, but worth the discovery.
162 N Sierra Madre BlvdPasadena, CA 91107
From Business: Babylon cuisine is a family owned business that opened up in 2013 in Pasadena, California. The restaurant offers halal meat and authentic, organic Mediterranean foo…
First, this is a hall. It fits about 110 people so it is perfect for a birthday. I threw my partner a 30th birthday party. The owner is really accomodating and has a good sense of humor, the staff has limited English but they are Armenian so that is expected. The food was AWESOME. For the price we paid per guest (our party was only 70 people) everyone raved about the food both about the quality and the quantity. The only draw back is that it is in an ok neighborhood (not in an incredible one). Also, the entrance has some old couches but I put up balloons to obscure that fact. Other than than, that, the inside is nice and the bathrooms are very clean. the dance floor fits the crowd (it is not huge) but when you are dancing, it is very well suited and felt spacious to me.They also suggested a DJ and he turned out to be Excellent.
I've been going here for lunch one or twice a week. It's not particularly busy during the day, which is nice, and the wait staff are all very friendly. So far I've stuck to their Allegro Crunch sandwich, but their spaghetti was really unique and good as well. Know ahead of time that they may not have desserts to serve, at least at lunch, due to lack of demand (they make them fresh, when they are prepared). If you plan ahead, the waitress said they would accommodate requests for desserts ahead of time. She said the tiramisu & mousse are both fantastic. Oh, and the coffee is good, which is a bonus. Also, they're totally cool with you staying a while if you're writing, or working. Way better than stinky Starbucks.