Our Restaurant


Chef Bruno Morin 's story is one of passion and excellence in the culinary arts. Coming from a tradition of Chefs in the family and having an Italian Chef as a father gave him the opportunity to be brought up in a universe of food and wine. A warm, gregarious environment; a formula that Chef Bruno keeps and emulates at each of his restaurants.


Here at "Bistro De La Gare", his unique passion for fresh ingredients from the South Pasadena Farmer's Market is carefully hand-picked and can be tasted in every bite. Giving each client an exceptional experience of taste and service, Chef Bruno Morin and his staff's love and pride in their work can be witnessed from the first greeting to the very last smile in parting from the restaurant.

Make your reservation online any time, day or night! We look forward
to serving you the best culinary French-Italian food experience.

You can also call us from 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Tel (626) 799-8828

Meet Our Chef


Chef Bruno Morin

Chef Bruno Morin

Owner and Chief Executive

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Chef's career started at 18 years old at La Tour Montparnasse, followed by a personal invitation to display his talents at Pré Catelan. Soon after Chef Bruno Morin was offered the position of Second Chef in command for the prestigious West Hollywood destination formerly known as L'Orangerie. He pursued his career with great success working for restaurants such as Cafe Largo, and decided to broaden his culinary knowledge to incorporate Fine Italian Dining, which he learned under the Italian Chef Antonio Tomasi.


After two years of apprenticing the ways of Fine Italian Culinary Art, Chef Bruno Morin was ready to open his first Restaurant as an owner. The place known as "MEZZANOTE" became an instant destination amongst Chicago's fine dining restaurants and maintained a great reputation throughout the years until Chef decided to move back to New York, a city that he always was inspired by to start a new venture.


After having fulfilled his dreams on the East Coast, Chef Bruno Morin and his family decided to return to sunny California, and most importantly open the perfect venue to display his talent and experience. "Bistro De La Gare" presented all of the qualities and intimacy that Chef was looking for in order start his new adventure.


Chef Bruno Morin has always taken his passion for the Culinary Arts as the privilege to give guests a real taste of French and Italian home cooking with a hint of adventure. Bringing the French Bistro experience within a hidden gem of South Pasadena called "Bistro De La Gare"....