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Parkway Grill
Parkway Grill

Parkway Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theparkwaygrill.com
  • Phone: (626) 795-1001
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:00pm, Fri/Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm

    CLOSED for dinner Wednesday, November 13th

    • Open for Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday December 14-15 and 21-22 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Complimentary photos with Santa!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Apolinar Martinez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Parkway Grill is the perfect place for any celebration or event, be it a birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, holiday, wrap party, awards show reception, charity reception or corporate meeting. We are available for location filming for television, features, fashion and music. Buyout of the entire restaurant also offered. Grill Room 35, Atrium 20, total capacity 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Art Marin (626) 795-1001
  • Entertainment: Piano player Monday through Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking
A word from Parkway Grill
The Smith Brothers trend-setter in regional American cuisine, Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Parkway Grill specializes in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Throughout its 25 years, Parkway’s innovative chefs have showcased an intriguing array of dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

Demonstrating the ultimate commitment to fresh produce, Parkway Grill planted its own organic vegetable and herb garden behind the restaurant, which continues to thrive on a piece of prime real estate in the heart of Pasadena.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My friend arrived somewhat harried, having gotten our meeting time confused. The helpful staff brought him coffee and the usual bread basket, complete with butter and white crystals in two small white tubs. Much to the amusement of the restaurant staff, my friend proceeded to put two teaspoons of the white crystals into his coffee and take a big gulp before anyone could warn him. Needless to say, coffee should be consumed without salt, which in this case was meant for the bread. The now saline coffee was quickly replaced and an excellent lunch followed. The lamb pasta was delicious, the Maytag blue cheese enhanced the salad and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The sea bass special was excellent. We had to ask 3 times for bread. One setting was missing a knife. The bib lettuce burrata salad was lacking in flavor and salad dressing. Dull and goopy cheese. The waiter served coffee by putting the pot past the face of one of the diners instead of going around her; they also did the same with the food. The chief waiter and the other one didn't seem to be communicating with each other so the chief one was startled to find we had already ordered dessert. Creme brulee dessert excellent as was coffee and champagne cocktail. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a fabulous dining experience and would highly recommend the Parkway Grill to all."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love the parkway Grill, been going there for years and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The Parkway Grill is the only restaurant in Southern California with consistently wonderful food and service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The waiters are knowledgeable, and attentive yet not intrusive. We brought friends who had never been there and they were very impressed. The Cambozola Pear flatbread, is so good, it could make a satisfying meal in itself. We hesitated to order salads, but they were so delicious, we ate every bit. My Chilean sea bass was excellent and the sauce underneath was a perfect match. The steaks were perfectly cooked and our guests were delighted. The chocolate cake and bread pudding were accompanied by many oohs and aahs. The Parkway Grill knows exactly how to make every dinner a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Parkway Grill is a great place, excellent food, service, and atmosphere at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The Parkway Grill is always an excellent restaurant with delicious food and impecable servce. My last latest visit was on a business meeting with a very important client. My client was very impressed!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Overall a nice experience. Each dish was good but not great- could use some minor recipe tweaking. Signature soup needed a few spices - coriander, cumin, perhaps some clove. Crab cakes needed more crab and less filler and mayo. Salads were very good, and the scallop main course was top dish of the night. The steak was also beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "...wondrous food, but for the NQR experience {Nice Quiet Restaurant}, try a weekday - the weekends are too noisy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent food along with attentive (but not intrusive) service make this one of the best in Pasadena."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "They always come through with their terrific menu and add specials for variety. This is my favorite of the Smith Bros restaurants, which are all great."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Especially suitable for a casual lunch on weekdays. Sunday brunch is notable and reservation is recommended."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I have dined at the Parkway quite often and find it the perfect place to take my clients out for dinner. The atmosphere is perfect. The food and service can't be beat. Mark the bar tender is one of the best in town. A great experience every time."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This used to be a very good dining experience. The food is simlar to the past unfortunately the service and pricing has changed. The pricing for the same unimanative menu has headed North, beyond reason. They must be reading their old clippings and figure they can charge a lot more based on their previous laurels. The service, once attentive and compliant now surly and begnigly neglectful . Sorry guys, I won't be back, you are not that unique anymore. I can't afford your prices."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday and I requested for a quiet area. They sat us in the atrium which was perfect for our party of four. Upon sitting down, the manager had a nice birthday card waiting for us on the table. Our server was excellent and took care of every need. The menu had a nice selection and the food presentation was well done. Each meal came well prepared and tasted excellent. It was a perfect evening for my family and upon leaving, our server gave my daughter some orchids. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, service and ambiance but the wine selections by the glass are poor. A restaurant this upscale really should only be offering non-domestic wines."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After a great matinee at the Playhouse. As always, the variety is excellent and each course was fresh, served hot and perfectly plated. Haven't had a bad meal yet."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "They have sustained a very high quality dining experience for many years. Love going back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is our second visit to Parkway Grill and it is a truly lovely dining experience. Both occasions were birthdays and the restaurant provides very special touches for the birthday person so be sure and let them know in advance. The food is excellent and service is impeccable. It is pricey but it's worth it. The seared scallop salad is so delicious. Steaks and duck breast cooked to perfection. And the whole catfish is a unique experience ... succulent and amazing to see. Thanks, Parkway. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Reserved table for 4 at 8. Arrived fifteen minutes early and were promptly seated! Had a lovely card and flowers do my birthday. Special was Chilean Sea bass with lobster risotto -delicious. Friend had NY strip -delicious. Loved the pianist and guitar -lively ambience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Perfect celebration this evening, thanks to all the attention by the staff... wonderful"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is my go to restaurant for all special occasions or just because you want a great meal. Our server, Ron, is the best and has been our guy for many many years. A real delight. Food is the best Great Bar Parking..............."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We have never been disappointed. We love to go back."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Great staff, great food, great décor...what else do you need? I especially loved our quiet corner table/. My date and I had a lot to talk about, but too many amps turned too high for too long have made it harder for me to hear."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "this is about as perfect as perfect gets. lives up to everything that i've heard or read about the parkway grill. worth every dollar."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had an important business lunch and the service was slow and terrible. I ordered a black bean soup as an appetizer, which was okay. My lunch was a scallop salad with two small scallops. Terrible."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "One of the top restaurants in town. Good food, but pricy. Nice ambience. A gathering place for the elite of Pasadena. On the night I went, the restaurant was hosting a large party and the valet company did not do a good job of preparing for the rush of cars. It created a traffic backup on Arroyo that could have easily resulted in an accident during rush hour traffic."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I was there to celebrate my friend's birthday. The server made us feel very special. He gave us excellent recommendations and service. I truly appreciated his knowledge of the menu!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Parkway Grill has been a top choice in Pasadena since it opened in 1984. The menu is varied and interesting. The setting is very comfortable. Although it wasn't crowded at lunch, generally the restaurant is relatively quiet. An excellent choice and wonderful in the evenings too."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The setting is a lttle more laid back than the Arroyo Chop House (next door) but has high standards as well. A vaulted wood ceiling and lighting make for an ambience fit for a special night out or a business gathering. After visiting twice, my take on the dishes are that they are perfectly prepared and of the highest quality but do not expect anything very unique or on the edge if you are a foodie. The crowd seems to change as the night progresses, with a more established clientele in the dinner hours but transitioning to a young professional crowd later in the evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Usually a great experience. This time however, I requested a window seat in advance. Called back & was told they have a large party & that they couldn't accommodate my request. O.K. Understood. When we get there we are shown our table in a dimly lit corner of their Veranda. Literally 3 feet away from us is a open window seat for 2 as I requested. I ask can we move to this table. Was told "No". No explanation. Ask the hostess & reminded her that I asked in advance for a window seat. She tells me. That that table isn't a window seat but an Atrium Seat. Hello, it's next to a window which is what I asked for. Anyway she gave it to us. Bad vibes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Friendly service. We were seated at the reservation time we set up with no wait. Had Delicious steak. Giant catfish. And scallop spinach salad. Expect to spend about $40 for entree. Worth it. Valet is free and it's kind of an awkward turn in from Arroyo Parkway. Piano at bar plays lively music. Bar has some amazing exotic drinks. Real mixology stuff!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "the service was not a typical occurrence, It was so busy for lunch on Valentines day she couldn't keep up. This will not stop us from returning and enjoying future meals."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Recommended and love to go for birthdays and holiday dinners. Love the ambience, dark woods & the beautiful floral arrangement in the main dining room. Service is great and did even better."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience! I have never been disappointed in my food choices or service. Our waiter was pleasant and our meal was delivered in a timely fashion. I did notice that the staff was working very hard, rushing to tables. I will look forward to future dining at the Parkway Grill."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food was quite good and reasonably priced...wine choices were strong and in general less expensive that I expected ...professional and thoughtful service. Only compromise I felt was in the quality of desserts, otherwise a very comfortable dining experience across the board."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This place I choose due to the note which said "you can have a conversation" and that was true. I found all other elements spectacular. the waiter seemed to sense it was a meeting and did not interrupt. the food once ordered was great. truly a gem."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Not only is it a lovely space, but the service and food are impeccable! We will definitely go more often!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great service , wonderful food and cocktails. It's worth every penny. Great for special or romantic occasions."
    Dined on 2/4/2014