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Arroyo Chop House
Arroyo Chop House

Arroyo Chop House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyochophouse.com
  • Phone: (626) 577-7463
  • Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Fri/Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Avila
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact the restaurant.
  • Entertainment: Live piano player nightly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered to all Arroyo Chop House guests.
A word from Arroyo Chop House
A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arroyo Chop House is one of only a few restaurants in Southern California that serves exclusively USDA Prime beef. This strikingly handsome restaurant, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural style for which Pasadena is famous, is clad in rich mahogany and the cozy booths are bathed in seductive light.

Our steaks are aged and hand cut daily and then perfectly seared in a 1,500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, baked potatoes, asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce, and Arroyo Chop House's famous onion rings. We also offer live Maine lobster and fresh fish, Alaskan King Crab legs, fresh oysters, and shrimp. Compliment your meal with a bottle from our award-winning wine list and finish the night with one of our delicious desserts such as a Grand Marnier soufflé, warm apple pie, butterscotch pudding or chocolate pecan pie.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Arroyo Chophouse can be expensive, but if you don't look at the price, you will be amazed. Food, ambiance and service was first class. The perfect dining experience. Highly recommend !"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I appreciate the personal touch. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary which I mentioned in my open table reservation. When we got there, a bouquet of (orchids) flowers were waiting for her."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was great and the ambience were just right, love the life music!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "If you're looking for a steakhouse in Pasadena, look no further. It's got all the standards, all done right. The service is fantastic, the cocktails are great, and the steaks are aged and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was out standing from the garlic great to the sides and the steaks were perfect The service was equal to the meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is the best steak I have had in los angeles, which includes all the well known chain and local eateries. It was much better than "Cut" which is wolfgang puck's contribution to the genre. All the dishes were great but the steak was fantastic"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Much of the food was great, but my wife's steak was woefully under-cooked. Further, the service was fair at best; it seemed that we received infrequent attention, and there were large gaps (at inappropriate times) where we didn't see our server. In short, the next time we're looking to go out to a chophouse, we'll probably look elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place was top notch. I loved everything about it. A few tips: Free Valet Prices are steep Choose your steak then choose your vegetables (family style)"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Arroyo Chop House is an institution in Pasadena for good reason. Consistently high quality food and service. Our waitstaff was efficient, knowledgable, and very friendly and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was crowded and very noisy and we were seated adjacent to the bar so it was hard to have a conversation. An the live piano was competing with the crowd noise. The food was very good and the service was solid. Timing of the delivery of all the courses to our table was excellent. One major disappointment was the "souffle" that we ordered for dessert. It was a poorly executed chocolate lava cake at best. Very disappointing. Not much flavor and a runny-liquid center is not a souffle."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service from our waiter was excellent. The hostess was talking with an employee when we arrived. we were not immediately greeted upon entering. It was like we were there for her instead of her appreciating us as a customer. Food was good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They makes perfect filet mignon for me! Free valet parking and great service!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have had many special occasions where the Chop House has delivered again and again. From New Year's Eve annually to birthdays and anniversaries, the Chop House always delivers on great food and high quality service- often times adding a special flare like flowers or a special desert. Many of our families favorite meals have been in the cozy, but friendly and energetic dining room at the Chop House. The Christmas decorations are spectacular!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Mom's 80th Birthday, when we arrived at the table, she was greeted by a bouquet of orchids accompanied by hand written wishes for a wonderful birthday. Our party had entrees that included the Ahi, Petite Filet and the Burger, none of which disappointed us - they were awesome. The ahi was seared to perfection, the filet done to the right touch of medium rare, and the burger was yummy. A baked potato, braised spinach & sauteed mushrooms were the perfect accompaniments to our dinners and were so incredibly satisfying. For desert we went light with sherberts and it was the perfect way to top off a remarkable dining experience. The wait staff were attentive but not hovering and made this special occasion memorable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We each ordered the surf and turf special, along with a few sides, nice bottle of wine, and a soufflé for dessert. Food fantastic but the bill was pretty hefty for two people. This is a great special occasion restaurant but wouldn't be able to dine here on a weekly basis."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been to many different steak houses and by far this place disappointed me. I've been to Fleming's, Ruth Chris, Morton's, and many others. I ordered the Cowboy Ribeye medium rare extra char and it was flavorless. My wife ordered the surf and turf which okay. We ordered a side of asparagus and garlic mash potatoes which were delicious. Also for dessert had a chocolate souffle which was okay. Our server was great very attentive and helpful. Due to the stake being so awful I would not recommend nor return to this establishment. For the total price i paid for my dinner and drinks that steak should have been awesome, instead it was a disappointment. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is well staffed with professional waiters and chefs. The menu is specialized offering quality fresh and perfectly seasoned meals. Atmosphere is very relaxing and inviting. We went as two couples and shared a variety of delicious sides with our main entrees. We can return as just a couple and be able to order dishes to share and enjoy. Must remember to leave enough room for dessert next time! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Best steak house in Pasadena!!! Pancetta wrapped scallops. Thick battered onion rings, House chopped salad, Porterhouse steak for 2 to share, Cowboy ribeye steak, and Chocolate soufflé. Served family style and everyone enjoyed it. Even the dogs enjoyed the left over bone. Cheers!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoy quality dining in Pasadena. The food was made to order and fabulously perfect! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is easily my new favorite steak house. The rib eye and Texas rib eye we got were excellent.I wish we could find lobster mashed potatoes like theirs at other places."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It is our favorite restaurant in Pasadena. The Smith Brothers have it down. If you do not eat meat, this might not have enough choices for you. However, the BBQ Shrimp Salad is out of this world, their selection of entrees perfect, wines superb and service noteable. In all of the years we have dined at the Chop House, we have never had a sub-standard meal or service.....impeccable. And, I'm a trained chef. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The entre's apparently were under the warming lamp too long. The meat was overcooked, the fish was dried out, the sides were dry, etc. The restaurant has definitely dropped in quality from its glory days."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Waiter was terrible! . Not once during the evening was I asked if I wanted a refill on my drink. I dine at many fine restaurants and never had this experience before. I had taken my niece and sister-in-law out for a special dinner, and another family of 4 had joined us. I asked for 2 bills. For dessert, my niece ordered apple pie and my sister-in-law and I ordered Grand Marnier souffle. One family member of the other group also ordered a Grand Marnier soufflé. When the waiter brought out the soufflés, without asking, he started dishing out one of the soufflés to each one of the 7 without asking me if I wanted to share. I did not, but it would have been rude to stop the waiter at that point. (My niece never got her apple pie.)"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I had one of the most wonderful experiences at Arroyo Chop House. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. Had a wonderful dinner. I will most definitely come again and again. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Perfect temperatures and flavors on the steaks. 10 out of 10 stars. Can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my parents out to dinner on Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day. Unfortunately, presumably due to the Mother's Day rush, the Arroyo Chop House was not able to handle the occasion well. Timing was "off" (we waited close to 30 minutes between the salad course and the mains) and then the souffle we had pre-ordered was not the right one. However the food itself was good. Just disappointed by the kitchen delays and mixup."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Because I'm well aware that holiday's can be very busy on Mother's Day, I made a reservation for a day before. I ordered all four courses. Drinks, appetizer , soup & salad, entree and desert. Being a first time guest. I expected quality food. The prices are NOT cheap. We ordered the surf n turf. My lobster was chewy and over cooked with no favor and my filet mignon was lukewarm. I was very dissatisfied, but I did not want to send back my food because it took so long to come out. The server was friendly but the food was mediocre. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Louise was our server! Top notch! Be sure to save room for dessert and order the Soufflé with your main course and it arrived by the time you're done with the main course. Yum yum yum!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I ordered a bottel of wine for $60-70 and was very surprised when the bill came and the wine charge was double what I expected. I was buying dinner for guest and was too embarassed to ask why he wine was so expensive. When I got home I went on-line to look up wine prices and discovered that I ordered from the half bottle list by mistake. Chop House please CLEARLY list the diference in half vs full price wine...as a result of this I will not go back to Arroyo Chop House."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food and service are excellent every time we dine here. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Dining at Arroyo Chop House is always a wonderful experience in all respects -- great food and wine, personal and excellent service by everyone, and a beautiful setting. We enjoy Arroyo Chop House very much. We really appreciate and love that the dining experience at Arroyo Chop House is consistently excellent each time. We look forward to returning to Arroyo Chop House. "
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Amazing food, comfortable seating, great wine list and outstanding service. Perfect place for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries etc."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent - the filet mignon was perfect and the sides were delicious. Chocolate soufflé was amazing. Service was good. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We come here anytime we want an excellent steak dinner. The steaks we've had are always delicious and cooked to perfection, and the service is top notch. We love The Arroyo Chop House."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend; unfortunately, my expectations were too high. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had excellent service from our waiter (I think his name is Blair). He was very knowledgeable about the menu items, both food and beverage. He was exceptionally pleasant and welcoming. The food could not have been better and the atmosphere made for a special evening for my wife and I. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This dinner was a special birthday celebration for my son's new bride, Amy, before they leave for their honeymoon this week. They had beautiful orchids on the table for her with a sweet birthday note. The steaks and fish were delicious and the sides were good with the exception of the baked potatoes, which were cold. We ordered a birthday chocolate soufflé, which came complete with a lighted candle. The waiter and other staff members were attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Arroyo chop house beats all the steak houses in LA hands down including bourbon,rare, mastros. 10 years and never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday when they called to confirm reservation ....they had flowers and a card at the table!! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Complimentary valet parking as you dive into parking lot. Hostess greeted us as we arrived and walked us to our table. We asked for outside dining area which they was very accommodating. We ordered Remy XO cocktails to start with some bubbles. The bacon wrapped scallop and jumbo shrimp appetizers were awesome. The salads were generous portion. Even though we were kind of full, we could not resist the melt in your mouth cowboy ribeye steaks. Great overall experience!!! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014