The brasserie craze, knowing no limits, continues its spread. Pasadena’s latest one, Quadrupel Brasserie, opened yesterday on Union in an enchanting pub space of dark woods with a giant mahogany bar and colored glass partitions. Quadruple dunks French bistro fare in exquisite Belgian beers that might take a linguistics degree to navigate. Steak frites, moules mariniere, lobster bisque, and roasted bone marrow are all in attendance, but Quadruple is quick to buck austerity for flavor. Pork and pancetta meatballs are stewed in bacon-tomato sauce, diver scallops sit on a crab and saffron cream, and onion rings are made from shallots aside sweet and sour sauces. Thrillist points us to an impressive 70-plus beer list that shuns accessibility for truly kind trappist, lambic, dubble, triple, and quadruple ales, sure to get hopheads foaming at the mouth. A full menu is on Quadruple’s website and the restaurant is open evenings starting at 5:00 P.M.
43 E. Union St. Pasadena. 626-844-2922