by Martha Burr at Citysearch Housed in a romantic old Pasadena brick building off the main drag of Colorado, this fun spot combines a dazzling menu of Belgian craft beers with an Old-World interior and upscale French brasserie fare. Huge glass windows reveal a mahogany room with high, carved beam ceilings and regal stained glass lamps. Sleek wooden furniture and a long bar offer lounging and dining for the smart-looking Pasadena crowd. Beer snobs may abound, but this is the next best thing to being in Brussels with over 70 bottles of Belgian brews (some rare) and several rotating on tap seasonally. The list is divided into 9 types from Quadrupel to Pale Ale, Trappist, Flanders, and Lambics. Bar snacks include pommes frites, sweet and sour shallot rings and a Schreiner sausage medley, while fancier apps feature lobster bisque, seared diver scallops, steamed mussels and roasted bone marrow. Entrees range from striped bass to honey braised pork shank.
The menu is simple - waffles, ice cream, coffee, tea. Then there are combinations of these, like a waffle with ice cream and an affogato shot of espresso poured over, pure heaven. Everything is fresh and made to order, so it takes a while, but well worth the wait. The one with whipped cream, bananas and a drizzle of chocolate sauce is the best! Open late, till 11 on weekends.
I enjoyed the food and you get lots of it. if you order a salad go with the smaller size. the price is affordable but the place is crowded. that is the sign of a good restaurant but it is.small and when it is packed it is hard to hear the people your with you