Arroyo Chop House
Lovely Mother's Day dinnerHave not been to the Arroyo Chop House in about 3 years. Why did I stay away so long? I frequent the other Smith Brothers' restaurants including Smitty's and Parkway Grill often. I will put the Chop House back in rotation.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Everything was so delicious and the service was seamless. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHonorable!Our request for a booth, away from kitchen and excessive foot traffic for our daughter's 21st birthday was honored exactly as requested. Complimentary flowers and card topped off the welcome. I'm sure it helped to make the reservation 3 weeks in advance but this was truly a great experience. Server was patient and gracious. Although not a big steak house person, I would go back for another special occasion!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest chop house in PadadenaMany choices in Pasadena for fine dining. None better than Arroyo Cop House5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional, as usualArroyo Chop House never fails as a go-to spot for special occasions in Pasadena. We've been coming here regularly for well over 10 years, maybe 15 years, two to four times a year, and it is always fantastic. It was my wife's birthday this weekend, and they hit a home run yet again. Our kids are now at an age (6 and 10) where we no longer get nervous bringing them along. It's not cheap, but otherwise perfect. The quality and preparation of the food and the attentiveness of the staff are unparalleled.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCEWe celebrated 2 birthdays and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with fantastic service from beginning to end. Enjoyed everything about the evening!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasionsThis is the perfect place for any special occasion. My husband and I went to celebrate our 18 wedding anniversary. They made the experience wonderful! That is why we love this place!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMArroyo chop house has theArroyo chop house has the best tasting steaks, juicy and cooked to perfection as ordered. Everything we ate from appatizers, melt in your mouth scallops, to the best cheesecake and apple pie is worth every penny. YUMMM! The service is impeccable, our waiter was so warm, friendly and not over "attentive" but made sure we have everything we needed. It was an overall most enjoyable dinner with my family.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for my birthday.We went there for my birthday. The food was the best ever. Everything we ordered was wonderful. I had the special Halibut and my husband the Salmon. Both were delicious. The barbqued shrimp salad was the same as always, very good.The waiter brought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And the dessert we ordered had a candle on the plate. We had a wonderful night, and are looking forward to returning.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wasThe food and the service was first class. They also had a bouquet of orchids to celebrate our 37th anniversary. A very nice touch.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was great. It was a bit noisy in the restaurant, but a great experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything from the food toEverything from the food to the service was excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMost memorable anniversary...Our anniversary dinner was romantic and very memorable thanks to The Arroyo Chop house. Service, atmosphere but best of all the food was amazing. We had a special side of lobster mac & cheese that was heavenly. Our meal and service could not be more perfect. Thank you so much for making our night so special.
Best by far Steak house we’ve been to in a long time.
Juli Angel4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMServer was attentive GreatServer was attentive
Great touch to have the upper management, come help the server.
Servers very helpful and relaxed!
Drinks were great and not watered down!
Lighting excellent!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the One in PasadenaThe Smith Brothers have continued to ensure that the Arroyo Chop house is a San Gabriel Valley treasure.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Return!First time back after a long hiatus. The interior seemed to be updated and very well done. The server, Brian, was outstanding as to his attention to us and his knowledge of the menu items. His suggestions were right on point and the Cowboy Rib eye was huge and one of the most flavorful steaks I've enjoyed in a long time. The vegetables were excellent and the desserts just enough for 3.
Overall, my time between visits will be much shorter.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM8th Year Wedding AnniversaryIt was my 8th year wedding anniversary and I was not expecting management to come up with a very personal, yet special note on our table congratulating us for our special event. Immediately, my wife and I felt welcomed and relaxed. The server's knowledge of the food was specially important, in that the recommendations that were made (from the starters to the main course meal) were excellent choices. I loved the food. The meat quality was superb in that its tenderness and flavors were palate pleasing. It was romantic, and the lighting was just right that the person in the room that was my center of attention was my wife.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to in PasadenaAlways a great experience in Pasadena. Professionally run. Excellent food. Solid.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fantastic dinner.Always a fantastic dinner. Erica the hostess is very accommodating and professional. The food is well seasoned and delicious.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my girlfriend hereI took my girlfriend here as a make up for being out of town for Valentine's Day and we had an amazing night. The food was great and so was the wait staff. I left my phone at the table accidentally and our server chased me to the door to ensure I didn't leave it. The only issue I had was that the steak knife I had was a little dull. Otherwise, a nearly perfect night.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCalled a chop house for good reasonExcellent steak...cooked perfectly. Sides are a little under-whelming
Although good. Definetly recommend. Service above average.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the caesar saladI ordered the caesar salad prepared at the table. It was good but there was an unidentified slightly bitter taste that detracted.
I also had the porterhouse steak, medium rare, that I had really been looking forward to. I found the taste somewhat bland and disappointing, not having the rich meaty taste that I had been hoping for. I would suggest a preparation including garlic or garlic salt in addition to the salt and pepper. Also, the steak could have been more seared on the outside while still keeping the meat medium rare.
Our waiter was very nice, helpful, knowledgeable, and charming.
Overall a very nice experience, though much too expensive for regular visits. Thank you.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWatch for the bread charge.Took two friends here for their birthday. The service was good not great. What I didn't like was the charge for the bread. This was our first time and the waiter asked if we would like garlic, sourdough or a combination of the two breads. I ordered the two breads. Much to my surprise when the bill came was a charge for the bread. I thought the bread was complimentary like most places. Our dinner was delicious. We all had steak two the petite filet the other two the filets. They were cooked to perfection. The baked potatoes were some of the largest I have ever seen. We also ordered sauteed mushrooms, sugar snap peas and au gratin potatoes. For dessert we ordered apple pie, they were so large you can share this with someone.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food as always was fantastic!The food as always was fantastic! The only thing I wasn't thrilled with was where we ended up sitting. We had a table right next to the bar, the bar itself is small and there were some large groups waiting to be seated and unfortunately because the space was tight people kept pushing up against the back of my husbands chair.It was also louder then we would have liked because of the bar but the food made up for those issues. The scallop and pancetta app. were wonderful and the prime rib and porterhouse steak were cooked to perfection, the lobster mashed potatoes were a great side dish for the meat, the food was just amazing!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every penny. If youWorth every penny. If you want to dine and have a top quality meal and service, then this is the place. Wouldn't it be nice if all restaurants brought you your food and it was piping hot? We will return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent celebration forExcellent celebration for a 70th birthday. Generous portions. Fish cooked to perfection. I ordered the beet salad which was amazing. The waiter described it as a small portion. It turned out to be plenty for 2 people. We sat in the wine room which show cased the wine behind glass. It was intimate and cozy.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak lover paradise!This older birthday boy had a night to remember! It all started with the scallops and pancetta; followed by the porterhouse (seriously, medium rare is the only way to go); two fantastic reds and ending with lemon bread pudding washed down with a 20 year port. Make sure you try the Mac and cheese made with gruyere! The piano player added a refined touch on top of an already classy atmosphere. Great for the special occasions!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best steak I've ever eaten.The best steak I've ever eaten. Guess that Prime really makes a difference. Can't comment on the wine list because I don't drink wine. Mixed drinks are strong and great, tho, of course, expensive. Service impeccable. Food is great and service manages to be both casual/agreeable and special occasion formal, making the diner feel very, very special and taken care of. Good job.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our anniversaryWe went for our anniversary and had a great evening. Our server was great and the food and wine was excellent. Make sure you save room for the souffle.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAll three of us had a wonderfulAll three of us had a wonderful time. Best dinner of the year! And I was able to make reservations on line, which for me, is a first.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. WeThe food was excellent. We had the crab legs and crab cake appetizers before our dinner and it was especially delicious.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommend!We ate here for our third year anniversary. Oustanding service, outstanding food, and we are 100% likely to return whether it's for a casual dinner or a special occasion. I can't recommend this the Arroyo Chop House enough.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding fromFood was outstanding from our appetizers ( alaskan king crab, seafood bisque and salads ) to the entrees ( seabass and steak ) and finally ending with our desserts ( chocolate souffle and strawberry shortcake ). Portion size was adequate, service friendly and attentive. Ambience was relaxing and romantic. A great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe DineLA menu was greatThe DineLA menu was great and a wonderful sampling of their offerings. I would recommend Arroyo either during DineLA or not.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AMArroyo Chop House is alwaysArroyo Chop House is always consistent, the food is outstanding. The service is outstanding as well.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM