Member Reviews (4)
- Marston'sMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 10, 2013
Apparently Food Network Magazine once voted Marston's as the Best Breakfast in California. If that's what you're expecting, you're going to be thoroughly disappointed. None of the food really stood out, but the service was good.
Don't be beguiled by the French Toast food porn. Covered and fried with corn flakes, it might be Fantastic (as the menu so proclaims), it is definitely not "four slices good," unless of course, you're looking for a heart attack on the side of your breakfast. If you do want to try it, I suggest you order the off-the-menu secret side order of french toast, which comes with 1 slice for $2.50.
The Eggs Benedict was decent, but nothing spectacular, though it did come with a side of bland breakfast potatoes. Mimosas are also offered off-the-menu for $7.50.
Come any later than 9:30, and you might be waiting a while for your mediocre food!
- Marston'sOct 20, 2012
I get to eat at a house?!
Awesome! I've always wanted to eat at a house that turned into a restaurant, just like Mildred Pierce! I really wanted to sit on the front porch, after all, it was a sunny beautiful morning in Pasadena. Unfortunately, I went in. But it's all good.
Came here on a Saturday morning and waited about 20 minutes to get seated. I came here really wanting a lot of fruit, especially that I drooled over all the fruit pictures online. So this is how the meal went down:
CHEESE POPPERS: oh my word. These cheese breads are like cheese French toast rolls. UHDDICTING. Def not good for the waist 5 stars
EGG WHITE CAPRESE OMELETTE WITH A SIDE OF FRUIT: okay this dish was super greasy and a disappointment. Instead of a side of potatoes, I wanted fruit and they forgot. That isn't a big deal to me bc they could easily gimme a side of , and they did. But all the grease from the potatoes went over my eggs. No bueno. I took a bite of the potatoes and nothing special. Moist and greasy :( 2 stars.
CORNFLAKE FRENCH TOAST WITH STRAWBERRIES: SO GOOD. I'm not even a French toast kinda girl. When it comes to breakfast, I prefer fruit, fruit smoothies, eggs, or oatmeal usually. But this French toast was so crispy and soft on the inside. 5 stars.
Service here isn't that special. I was my friendly self with the waitress but I guess he was kinda tired or not the friendly type.
- Marston'sJul 11, 2012
Marston's is a really small restaurant. It almost looks like a old house the was converted into a restaurant. The have a bout 20 small tables inside and several on the patio. The parking lot is also small. I was able to find parking on the street right in front of the restaurant. No money is required on Sat and Sun prior to 11 AM so I was good.
Service: The service was great! The staff is super friendly and extra attentive. We were seated within 5 minutes, because they were barely opening. When we were seated we had 3 different waitresses ask about drink orders. The food came out promptly and they consistently checked with us to see how things were. I needed to head back to Orange County and so our waitress made sure we got out in a timely manner.
Food: The was very good. I split the California Omelet and ordered a side of Oatmeal with bananas and a glass of Orange Juice. The California Omelet is delicious served with avocado and chicken cilantro sausage. It also came with toast and a side of potatoes. I love the chicken sausage! The oatmeal was a normal cup of oatmeal served with all the fin-ins (raisins, brown sugar, honey, cream). The orange juice was freshly squeezed, so it was also very good.
Marston's is a great place for breakfast in the Pasadena area. They have a friendly staff and the food is great. Try the Chicken Cilantro Sausage!