Altadena finally has a wonderful restaurant! I had given up eating out in our area, but AltaEats (which has been open only for 10 days on Allen and Mendocino) is exciting, trendy, upscale and has outstanding food. The place was packed and reservations were hard to come by, but the food was worth the wait. Had the scallop trio and kale/quinoa salad, and both were exquisite. Our friends raved about the himachi appetizer and we shared the paella, also wonderful but not the standout dish that the scallops were. Roasted cauliflower was fabulous, as were the desserts (especially the chocolate mousse, which was not the run-of-the mill variety - really exceptional). This restaurant wouldn't be out of place on Melrose which is all the more exciting to find it in Altadena. Many thanks to the owners for the risk they took but from the look of it, the neighborhood will support their effort with pleasure. The owners are very gracious and it is always a treat to be able to bring one's own wine.
1860 N Allen Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104