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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
  • "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
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena, their food is second to none. However they are really starting to disappoint me with their service. My wife and I went with some friends for my birthday in Feb. We had a reservation. We arrived 15 min. early, but checked in at the front. It was an hour and twenty until we were seated. At a nice restaurant you shouldn't have to leave your bar conversation every 20 minutes to go check on your table. By the time we were seated my friends were starving and I was embarrassed. This last visit, my wife and I waited 50 minutes between salad and entree. Our waitress was busy making something table side for someone else and probably forgot to signal the kitchen we were ready for our entree. Ridiculous."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Erica and her staff were outstanding with regards to how they took care of us on the night of our 4th anniversary."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Don't miss the Friday and Saturday prime rib special. It is the largest and most perfectly cooked that we ever experienced. This is by far the very best steak and chop house in town. Don't miss it. Go early while the noise level is still moderate. Also the best cocktails.. We love this place."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with this restaurant! Special evening out with your spouse or celebrating a special occasion with your family and friends - this is a gem! Their lobster bisque (weekends only) is incredible and all entrees and sides are large enough to share. Incredible decor for the Christmas Holidays! Looks like you stepped into Disneyland with their beautiful garlands and flower arrangements."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "To celebrate a successful negotiation which took almost 2 years, I took my team out to dinner at the Chop House. I have only eaten here one time before but I really enjoyed it. Oysters to start with wonderful sourdough bread. For dinner Ceaser salad, NY steak and the best Crab legs. I had the Mac and Cheese side with creamed Spinach. Oh it was so wonderful! Chocolate soufflé for desert. This is an excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had been to the Arroyo Chop House a long time ago. We remembered how wonderful they treated us and decided to go again for our 16th wedding anniversary. They did not disappoint us, they treated us like a king and queen. There were flowers on the table with an anniversary card and they sat us in front of the fireplace. The food was incredible, we ordered the porterhouse and halibut fillet. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everything was perfect. The service was fantastic and we had a great night. Thanks so much for making our 16th anniversary very special. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My fiane and I have been here many times and have always been extremely satisfied with them on Friday I made reservations to celebrate my sins girlfriend's birthday. From the moment we stepped in to the moment we left, they treated us extra special. Our dinner, the wine and the service is very well deserving. They have set the bar high on what to expect from other restaurants. :-)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Hadn't been to the chop house in a long but decided to take my husband here for his birthday because we had a gift certificate. We had a really memorable dinner, steak incredibly tasty and tender, fries that were crisp and hot, sumptuous caramelized corn and completed by a chocolate soufflé . This was a great dinner, but it was the service that put it over the top. Go! Just go!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was superb. The bouquet of orchids for the birthday girl was just the right touch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Superb service and great food. Thank you so much for making our dinner a special occasion! Flowers on the table for the birthday girl were a total surpirse that set the tenor for the remainder of the evening!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was my Husbands 69th Birthday, and it was so nice to come to the table and there was a card that said Happy Birthday on it. My husband was surprised that I had told them it was his Birthday. It was nice that they also had him pick a desert."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We live nearby and are frequent diners. We feel obliged to submit this...our first "feedback" ever...only after returning to the Chop House after suffering through a recent dinner at a noted 4.7 steak restaurant in another town. ARCH is consistently near perfection in both food and service. Do not overlook their seafood selections which are also always excellent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I heard the man sitting next to us say it was his birthday and I leaned over and told him it was my birthday too! No one told our waiter that we were there celebrating my b-day and after we finished our meal he brought a dish of ice cream with a cookie and sang the birthday song to me. Our waiter had heard me speaking with the couple next to us and took it upon himself to surprise me with the gift. The staff at Arroyo Chop House is TOP NOTCH!! Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Top notch service and food at this restaurant. Arrived on a Tuesday night around 7PM with a party of 3. Hostess was attentive, quick, efficient (and a cutie). Our waiter came quickly to offer bread & beverages - he also unloaded a smorgasbord of daily special items that were not listed on the menu. We had the Cowboy Ribeye, Filet Mignon, and Double cut Lamp Chops - all medium rare. All came to almost perfect doneness. All 3 dishes were succulent, buttery soft, and absolutely delicious. Sauces are served on the side. The souffle for dessert was OK - tasted like a regular chocolate cake. Noise level can get pretty loud - lighting is a little too dim for my taste - Overall: A great place to have a fantastically superb steak!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is our third time at Arroyo Chophouse and it did not disappoint. We arrived early and they took us within a few minutes. The service is good and our food was delicious. I ordered the bone-in filet and it was simply wonderful. We also have gotten hooked on their Sea of Cortez drinks.... so good. We even made room for their Grand Marnier Soufflet which you need to order at the time you order your dinner - it is so good! We practically rolled out of there so full and even had leftovers! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had some traffic delays that forced us to change reservation times.....they were VERY accomodating. Food and service tip top as usual- best steak in Pasadena by far."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Never disappointed dining here. Always a great meal with excellent staff."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Dinner was absolutely delicious. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, the restaurant provided us with a special note congratulating us and also with a bouquet of beautiful orchids. My company has had several functions at this restaurant and each time the service and quality of food has been great. Everyone on staff at the restaurant is quite friendly and plesant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Service impeccable. Free dessert and a free glass of wine since the wait time was a little longer than expected. Well worth the high price."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This place never disappoints! Amazing every single time!best steak house in Los Angeles county."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "You can't top the service but you go there for the food and you'll never be disappointed ."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The petit filet steak, as always, was exceptional. When I informed the restaurant, on Open Table, it was my wife's birthday, they presented her a nice bouquet of orchids! That was special, and this is why we love coming here. The steak is prepared perfectly, and the side dishes of asparagus and potatoes were well prepared. The dessert was the Grand Marnier soufflé and it was delicious."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was not up to par. The servers were anxious to get you in and out fast. It was not enjoyable. The server recommended the prime rib. It was too tough and really not the greates for the price. But our dogs enjoyed it when we took most of it home. I use to love chop house and parkway but laterly they have gone down in service and quality. Too sad, too bad."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went with my family to celebrate. Have dined here on other occaisions and always loved it. The service was as good as ever but the food and the steak particularly seemed tasteless. That might be OK other places but I feel when I'm dropping $100 a head it needs to be outstanding."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I eat here about every 3 months and it is always a fabulous experience. The last time we went was for Christmas Eve and this time was for our anniversary. And as always- everything was TOP NOTCH!!! Outstanding service from start to finish- my lobster tail was melt-in-your-mouth. We had a few appetizers that were good - the steak tartar is a bit spicier than I would like but my boyfriend loved it (the meat is also top notch). All the side dishes were cooked to perfection and done with my additions I asked for. I love this place and it is worth every penny spent- pricey but well-worth it! THANK YOU to the manager and chef and waitresses and waiters here- Fabulous just Fabulous!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "One should not go to a chop house to order fish. However, even though the fish selection was limited, the scallops wrapped with pancetta was a great appetizer and the pan seared salmon was cooked to order and was excellent. My rib eye was cooked perfectly, more than ample in size and both meals were served with the right amount of well prepared vegetables. Totally unnecessary, but it was a celebration, were the scalloped potatoes and asparagus, leaving just enough room a shared butterscotch pudding for desert. The only downside was the first choice of wine was no longer carried, although still on the wine list. The second choice was about the same price and tasted equally good."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This place was excellent in every aspect! From the moment we arrived to the end. The food was absolutely delicious and good portions were served. I will definitely be coming back again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place is as good as it was years ago when I first came. For any steak lover, it's a must-go. The ribeye, filet mignon, tableside caesar salad and lobster mashed potatoes are a must-order. Asparagus cooked to perfection, creamed spinach delicious and the garlic bread are so good! And make sure you order the Grand Marinier souffle ahead of time. Mandatory. A++++ dinner."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a good Pasadena restaurant, but in my opinion, not the best. My husband's steak was very good but my lamb chops were just ok. We weren't impressed with the wine list & the salads were nothing special (beets & pear ... chopped iceberg). The cocktails were exceptional & our service was as well. We'd come back but choose more carefully as it is an expensive meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Classic steak house in Pasadena. May be on one of the best steak house in all of LA. Lobster mac and cheese as a side dish. Besides cowboy rib eye steak to share, the bacon wrapped scallops is also a must have when visiting this restaurant. Totally awesome."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My husband and I dined on the patio and had a great table near the outdoor fireplace. The service was great and we the steak was delicious. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was very happy with the service, the food and the ambience. Loved the Rib Eye. Sure to be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If there is ever a test of a good restaurant it is when they have to perform for holiday, and particularly Valentine's Day. Our dinner came off without a hitch. Our waiter, Lencho, was friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was prepared exactly as ordered and arrived on time. The restaurant was very busy but one never got that feeling as the entire wait staff, including bussers, runners and waiters were on their dime. A nice touch at the end of the dinner was a red rose for all the ladies. A most enjoyable evening!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a first time but will not be our last. Everything we experienced was exceptional and the knowledge level of the staff did not go un-noticed....it was amazing."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Superb service all around. Complimentary valet. Food selection and quality is top notch. Highly recommend cowboy ribeye."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great for a special occasion. I would rank it up there with my experiences at Morton's, Mastro's, Lawry's, etc. My porterhouse was cooked to perfection. Perhaps amusingly, my wife and I enjoyed the creamy mac and cheese with ham most of all. The setting is traditional steakhouse, with low lighting and big comfy leather booths, but without being dated. Service was fairly prompt, though there was a little bit of a lag between our appetizers and our entrees. I would most definitely repeat!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Took my girl for her birthday had a blast employe very friendly made her feel special"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The Arroyo Chop house is what I would call a real gem. This my 10th time dining there and I have never been dissapointed. I went with a friend & we had the porterhouse for two. It was cooked to perfection. My friend likes her meat more rare than I do and I was amazed at how they were able to cook it to both of our likings. The service is impeccable. You feel like a VIP everytime. Bar and wine list are most impressive. For desert yu must have the grand marinier souffle. I have never tasted better. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it in quality, taste and service. I plan to return every chance i get."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "This restaurant has great food and great service!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013