Arroyo Chop House
Arroyo Chop House

Arroyo Chop House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyochophouse.com/
  • Phone: 6265777463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Fri/Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Arroyo Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)romantic (83)fit for foodies (72)notable wine list (67)neighborhood gem (58)good for groups (40)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (15)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great service and food
    MarkNicometo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First off free complimentary valet service! Great place to take a date if you want a romantic setting at a fancy restaurant. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for itimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Arroyo Chop House is a great experience and an enjoyable the atmosphere. The service is superb and the food is great. Our Server Ezequiel was very knowledgeable and cordial as can be. I would recommend the Arroyo Chop House for all occasions. This is a must experience…
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I decided to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. I made reservations on OpenTable, however the restaurant did not show my reservation for the correct time. No problem, the hostess was very nice and had us seated in no time. Our waitress was super nice and took care of from beginning to end. The table side ceasar salad for two, the filet mignon, short rib chop house burger and grand marnier souffle was all so delicious! The ambience was perfect and far from disappointing. I look forward to our next dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Dine4U
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I went there because it was my boyfriends Birthday, his favorite place to eat and my first time. The food and service was excellent, they even provided him with a card and cupcake which was a nice surprise. Definelty recommend to everyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE NOT UP TO PAR
    richdlrosa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    You cannot compare to Ruth Chris, Lawrys or Del Friscos on the service, you will wait on drinks and table service but the food is good. None of the servers give you a name and you have to wave down a person if you want something. For the prices they have you think you would get better service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch USDA Prime!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Came in after a college football game and treated royally. Great food and great wine list. As with every great steakhouse, our knowledgeable and experienced server quickly figured out the pace at which we wanted to dine. Never felt like we waited too long or were hurried. Tremendous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining experience
    SeniorSantaFeHedonist
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Everything was 5 stars during this evening's dinner. From the knowledgeable staff, prompt service, excellent drinks and food, and live piano player. Highly recommend! It was well worth the high cost of $100 per person for drinks, dinner, dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended
    Edna
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    You can never go wrong whenever you dine at the Arroyo Chop House! Everything is perfect - from food to their staff and their excellent service.. A very good dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MountainCycler
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food was great, our waiter was wonderful. Overall a good value for the quality of the food and service. They had flowers and wine waiting for our arrival.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than I thought
    outwithfriends
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have been driving by for years and never ate here. On a whim I made reservations for a couple of friends and I and we really enjoyed the elegant atmosphere. The menu is definitely for the meat lover although they have chicken and fish dishes. One of the few restaurants that still offers steak tartare in the appetizer manu. Great service. The house Cabernet was excellent. They have a piano player in the evening, although a little pricey it's a great place to enjoy a relaxed dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It was a little noisy. but the food was outstanding. We all had the rib eye rare, cooked to perfection. It was the most flavorful and tender steak ever. The service was great. We are absolutely coming back!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Perfect Steak
    AzAndy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Delicious, tender, and perfectly prepared. Generous sides were more than enough to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arroyo Chophouse
    enosteak1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Appetizer and sides were good. We ordered the porterhouse medium rare and it was so rare, we couldn't eat it. Our waiter was busy with other tables and didn't get back to us very quickly to see how everything was. So we ate our sides and the bread. We opted to just have it boxed and I cooked it more the next day. Next time we will get something else.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence Incarnate
    Skubidu
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Arroyo chop house is an excellent restaurant with exceedingly above-par food, outstanding customer service, and an outstanding winelist. It is not cheap, but is worth every penny. From the valet to the wait staff, there was nothing "average" about the restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant that lives up to the hupe and the reviews. I was very, very happy with my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Perfect for a special occasion. as the saying goes, you get what you pay for so if you are prepared for a fine dinning experience, The Cop House will not dissappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    PACO
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and service impeccable. My first choice for a great steak and sea food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always wonderful - always perfect. Impeccable service; perfectly prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place
    BronxBoy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    When you combine a tender steak, fresh tasty vegetables, a nice cocktail, Nancy on the piano and Bobby on guitar -- you get a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    jcald
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our family enjoys celebrating big events at the Chop House. On this evening, we were celebrating my son's first professional job. He chose the location primarily due to the fresh oysters. That combined with a great steak menu and delicious sides made for a wonderful dinner. All 4 of us were thrilled with our dinner, and we loved our server. She did a great tableside Ceasar, met our every need and seemed to enjoy our celebration as much as we did. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    JStoneyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Amazing food, service and ambiance. What more could you want?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to this restaurant because of ratings and reviews, but as a steak house lover, I was disappointed. Oh the filet mingon was good, cooked perfectly, the table side Ceaser salad was fantastic, but the rest of the meal was just ok. Really not worth the money. The night special side vegetable dish was under cooked. I'll stick with Flemings or Mastro's thank you
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Anniversary
    regrets
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were surprised by beautiful orchids at our table and an Anniversary Card. Simply mentioned the special occasion in the online comments when booking. My wife's favorite desination even though its a good 40 mile drive. Thank you for making our evening so special. ....and don't miss the Grand Marnier Souffle. (NO regrets)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Pasadena
    John120
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Chop House has been our very most favorite restaurant for over 10 years. The 3 pound lobster I had a few nights ago was the best I've ever had...anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem
    happysusie25
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Arroyo Chop House is a hidden gem for Pasadena, brought my boyfriend here for his birthday, it was a romantic setting, the quality of food was exceptional and the service was great from Brooksley. You can tell they treat their customers with care. I would recommend the Cowboy Ribeye Steak and the Filet Mignon, it will melt in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but....
    Pearl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Noisy--but it was Friday night. Food was good. We had steak (done perfectly to order) and scalloped potatoes and brussel sprouts. However, it was a little surprising that we were charged $5 for bread--and the bread was nothing special--didn't understand that it was not complimentary as it is at most restaurants. We shared the heirloom tomato salad--expensive and the tomatoes were dry and not ripe. Disappointing. Skip that salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my 2nd time to dine at the Arroyo Chop House and once again I was not disappointed. Unlike the first time, I did away with the appetizer course so I could do justice to my entrée. Tonight I picked a New York steak that was cooked to perfection. I paired it with the lobster mashed potatoes and the grilled corn and I found myself hunkering down for one seriously good meal. I left room though for the warm slice of apple pie that went so well with the most delicious cup of coffee that I've had in a long while. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. In all the experience was very positive and is a testament to the consistency and quality of this venerable establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meat and fish entrees
    PasadenaFoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Arroyo Chophouse's prime steak and high-quality wild-caught fish are superb. We think it's the best "classic" restaurant in Pasadena.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holy Cow
    Chakal
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was a great steak house and may be as good or better than Taylor's or Ruth's Chris. It's not cheap but it is a great experience. Get the twice baked mac-n-cheese or the mashed potatoes for sides.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the steaks!
    HungrymanVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Steaks are cooked to perfection, full of flavor and tender. Best steaks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best steakhouse in SGV
    Chris100VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the best steakhouse in the San Gabriel Valley, much better than any of the national chain restaurants. The fish is also excellent, in the event that you do not want beef, lamb, or veal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    nhactual
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent steak and chocolate souffles. Price is very good compare with other steak house.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood place
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my first time at the restaurant. My older Pasadena friends go here regularly. I can see why this place is dependable-it's close by the neighborhood, has a top notch steakhouse vibe and terrific barrel aged Negronis. The menu is thoughtfully executed. The meat was quite good and executed perfectly. The only hiccup was my wait between courses. Otherwise, I can see why Pasadenans love the place for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Pasadena is still a food wasteland, and the Arroyo fills a niche.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it! Always delicious.
    travelingfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As usual, wonderful. Love my lemon drops and ahi tuna. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good night....
    DDDiners2
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This evening was very disappointing. Though we had Open Table reservations and I indicated it was a special b'day, we were sat in the VERY busy and loud bar. I asked for a booth or other table, and was told nothing was available. We could not hear or understand the waiter, or each other. Of course the meat is delicious here - but not exemplary this night, and service seemed rushed, and somewhat unfriendly. As this is one of our guests favorite restaurants, I think she was quite disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    mmbczdd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love this place! Since it is a little bit more expensive, we only visit maybe once a year. It's always a special treat! The food is of the highest quality, and the waiters are very personable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit to the Arroyo Chop House and it didn't disappoint. It was a birthday celebration and it was amazing. There was a card wishing my wife Happy Birthday and at the end of our dinner they surprised her with flowers which was the perfect end to the perfect evening. The wait staff was attentive but we never felt rushed. The food was absolutely amazing and the menu had enough choices for everyone. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    Lverd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was amazing. We had the Kobe NY steak which was so good. I would recommend the pancetta scallops. Those were mouthwatering! The only thing I would warn about is the noise level. My husband and I went for our anniversary and sat across from each other because the booth was for a single seater and we could hardly hear each other. Other than that this restaurant knows how to treat the guests. They knew it was our anniversary and gave us a bouquet of orchids. It was really nice of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    Bets
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Arroyo Chop House never disappoints! We had an amazing dinner with exceptional service as usual. Love this place!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining
    Foodielady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food at the Chop house was outstanding! I had the lamb chops and my husband has the Porterhouse-absolutely delicious. But more so, we really enjoyed our waiter Mark-exceptional service...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect!
    demetraVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My son chose Th Chophouse for his last meal in LA before going back up to college. Superb service and amazing food. The Kobe Steak did not disappoint and my Hendrick G&T was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate