Parkway Grill
Parkway Grill

Parkway Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theparkwaygrill.com/
  • Phone: 6267951001x
  • 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 6267951001x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Parkway Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (158)fit for foodies (109)romantic (106)neighborhood gem (85)notable wine list (71)great for lunch (64)good for groups (49)great for brunch (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (15)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Only gets better!
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It had been several years since I had been to Parkway for dinner as I live in the West Valley. But an event at Desyano Gardens had us looking for restaurants when I remembered Parkway Grill. Had my doubtful teenage boy foodie with me as well as my husband who were Parkway newbies. Let's just say that thanks to a great meal and exceptional service (and a couple of cannolis), I now have restaurant picking cred in my family. Truly excellent on all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Dining Experience
    lulu
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. It delivers every time with outstanding service, ambiance and of course food. Our party of 4 had, short ribs, pork chops, salmon and halibut. Everyone loved their meals. If you are a fish lover I would recommend the Parmesan encrusted halibut, the BEST I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service & dinner!
    Mel37
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Parkway for our 10 year anniversary. I mentioned our special occasion when making the reservations and were pleasantly surprised with a Congrats card at our table, great dessert & a small bouquet of orchids upon leaving. The level of service was impeccable and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SDGal
    SDGals
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Since we are not from Pasadena we sought the advice of good friends in our search for a Romantic Restaurant with excellent food. They suggested the Parkway Grill. They did not lead us astray, From the second we walked in the door the staff went out of their way to make our experience special. They gave us a table in a quiet location and on the table was a Card waiting for us. All of the servers made sure to greet us with "Happy Anniversary" and gave us just the right amount of attention, ensuring our privacy. The food was excellent, the white Fish perfectly done and my steak was exactly the way I love it. The evening was topped off with a bouquet of orchids and a lovely dessert on the house. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Enjoyable.
    tgreenleaf
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of the most consistently enjoyable restaurants in Pasadena
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but take your wallet
    Jelly
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Good food, great waiter. Open Monday nights which is helpful. VERY expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RandyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    always a terrific experience here; for the price the food and service are exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • live2eat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have dined in many restaurants in southern California, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Boston, Europe, etc., the Arroyo Park Grill is at the top of the list. The food, service and ambiance is 5 star. I never experienced a better wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cold food
    FoodmikeVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had the lobster, filet special. The lobster was barely warm and the steak was sent back because it was so cold. It returned only slightly warmer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stalwart year after year
    HankG
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great ambience and customer service. Always get a sense of elegance without pretense and they treat every guest in a welcoming manner. Food prices have a broad range so it can be moderately affordable for great experience for that special guest. Had a "Birthday Card" already at our table as we celebrated my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Returned to the Parkway Grill for a special occasion, as we often do. Food was outstanding, service was excellent. A bit pricey, but worth paying a little more every once and while to treat yourselves to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu Please ...
    MNPVGCVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love Parkway Grill but the menu could use an update. I don't think it has changed in the last five years.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again, fantastic.
    CraigHVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I hadn't been to Parkway Grill for some time so I was pleased that it was as consistent in quality and service as I recalled. Our meals were excellent, the service precise and the environment beautiful and relaxing. Next time I won't wait as long before returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a bust
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Parkway Grill was a great disappointment. Stuffy ambiance, cavalier service, the food was not good, poorly prepared, andREALLy expensive! The ambiance is old Country Club, the service was high handed (I'm the authority not you), the pasta was not cooked, nothing was exceptional, and so expensive, $ 275 for four from the secondary menu. I have grown up among very good restaurants, and this wasn't even close.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    VPCG
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful service and the food was exactly what we had hoped to find.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable standby
    lkcguamVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Same dependable food and service we have come to expect for the past 25 years.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    Luvtodineout
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a very special night as a couple, our 39 th wedding anniversary and Parkway Grill did not disappoint. Impeccable service, delicious food and the ambiance was wonderful. From our cocktails to our dessert everything was awesome! We even were given orchids and a card greeting us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great foodie place
    marnie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Parkway never disappoints. The food and service is first class
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Makes you feel like an A lister
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food full of flavors and the drinks are out of this world. Worth every penny, not cheap but like they say " you get what you pay for". Definetely going back. The service is outstanding. They make you feel like a million bucks. Older crowd but thats probably what set the great ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AN ENJOYABLE EVENING
    peteratlarge
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We love Parkway Grill for the quiet, the club atmosphere, the pleasantly old-world surroundings, and the service is reliably both friendly and respectful. The "lollipop" lamb chops we ordered as an appetizer were excellent. Otherwise, the food was rather disappointing this time around. Good, but not great. Still, Parkway Grill offers a thoroughly enjoyable, leisurely experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best
    Stamp01VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The Parkway Grill sets the standard for a dependable excellent dining experience with understated elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Professional
    Excellence
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Good location, great service and good food. This restaurant is a perfect place for a business meeting luncheon. You clients will be impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Catfish
    BondJamesBond
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We are regulars at Parkway and love the place. The place is notable for its fried catfish. The place is amazing, the food is amazing and the service is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent place for dinner
    goodfoodexperience
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and wonderful service. I would highly recommend The Parkway Grill
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    gratefuldiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It's easy to see why this restaurant has consistently set the standard for elegant, exciting dining in Pasadena! From the moment you step through the door you are greeted with smiling faces and beautiful surroundings. The menu is inventive without being silly-even the bread basket has a 'Wow' factor! We wound our way through a culinary experience including heavenly crab cakes and delicious flatbread. Our waiter helped us choose a wine that both fit our budget and our diverse entree choices. I must say the ginger whole catfish was a bit too much, literally-but my sister's whitefish and swordfish were out of this world. Leave room for dessert- we ended the evening by sharing the hazelnut crunch cake-to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delivers
    NuritVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    On most special occasions, we go to the Parkway Grill. This time, is was a weekday get-together with good friends. We all said we need to come here more often. The service and food deliver a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is an award winning place. Great food, great wine selection. Definitely should be a consideration for an occasion, or a special date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parkway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was delicious good amount I only got the appetizer salad and pasta Tag it was more than enough. I have always loved PG, I am glad to have come back after a number of year's....Good Stuff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs update
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Parkway grill has never disappointed with regard to food quality but I continue to be disappointed by the lighting. Spot lights are aimed at each table that light up about 1/4 to 1/3 of the table. So, part of the table is super bright and the rest is dark. Not a nice mood and not nice for anything else either. I'm going to pass on the place until they get that fixed. Just too many other options with proper lighting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak I have ever had
    alecjames
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Cannot rate this place high enough. The food was excellent, the ambience was perfect, and the waiter was very friendly. Awesome place for a special meal,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's birthday dinner
    LizL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Parkway Grill is a very elegant space, without the interior being overdone. The lighting is dim enough to be romantic, but bright enough to see. The service was also very nice, and my mother received a beautiful orchid bouquet for her birthday (just remember to call ahead if it is a special occasion). That being said, the food didn't blow me out of the water. The non-steak dishes were perfectly acceptable but a little lacking in flavor. The steak, however, was a really delicious cut and very skillfully done. Mmmm, so tasty. So I would go back again for the steak and the ambiance :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Solicitous service. Good and reasonable wines. Delicious fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Delight:-)
    Thoughts4myfood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant is a gem! Service was exceptional, ambience was romantic, food was incredible! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an incredible dining 'experience'. One of So Cal'd finest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    Runner32
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took my daughter the Parkway Grill to celebrate her 15th birthday. I had arranged to have a bouquet of flowers to be at our table upon our arrival. Unfortunately the flowers did not make it to the restaurant by the time we arrived, FORTUNATLEY for my daughter and I the amazing staff at Parkway went into action and somehow were able to get a beautiful bouquet of flowers to our table and the surprise was accomplished! The service, attitude and food were outstanding and exhibited by everyone. Thank you Parkway Grill!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refined Dining
    DramaQueenLA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Stunning room with spectacular flower arrangements greets guests. Bread arrives as beautifully placed as the flowers. Salmon cooked to perfection over crisp green beans in a red wine sauce studded with mushrooms and bacon. The staff is professional and present in the way that takes care of every need without being overbearing or even noticed. This lunch felt like a special occasion, which meals with friends should.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!
    ryan
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If you order anything, try the braised short rib. It falls off the bone, literally. The waiters are courteous and informed on the menu. You cannot just show up. You must make a reservation. And it is worth it. For an appetizer, try the dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped with bacon. Anybody visiting my wife and I take here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Come Here to Celebrate
    DDDiners2
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Parkway Grill has a wonderful ambience, and is beautiful and lush with huge bouquets of flowers. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a special occasion celebration with a larger party. We had wonderful service from our waiter Manny. The food was outstanding - three of us each had a fish dish, and all were different, with great side dishes. Wine list is great, but also expensive. If you're celebrating someone's B'day let the restaurant know them ahead of time, and they will have a B'day card, and will end the evening with a lovely orchid bouquet to the celebrant. DDDiners2
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waitress was not friendly or helpful; we were under a time constraint and she was not helpful at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Truly fine food, better service. Manuel, our waiter, was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable about foodie matters in the local area (we're from out of town). Could not have asked for better service and a better meal. A gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On of the hot spots in Pasadena
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A very popular restaurant, which is well deserved, with a varied menu and an excellent wine list. It's on the expensive side but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate