La Grande Orange Cafe

Pasadena/Glenadale/San Gabriel

A full renovation has transformed Pasadena’s historic Santa Fe train depot into La Grande Orange Cafe, a Phoenix transplant serving simple burgers, salads, short ribs, and fried chicken. Fish tacos and a slab of prime rib are fine postwork fuel, but the star here is the space, which includes an expansive patio with a fireplace, a glass-enclosed bar ready for a Metro-rider happy hour, and a spacious main dining room with exposed beam ceilings and leather booths.  »260 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (626-356-4444 or D nightly. Full bar. American