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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Parkway Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)romantic (107)fit for foodies (103)neighborhood gem (83)notable wine list (78)great for lunch (61)good for groups (52)great for brunch (23)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (14)late-night find (9)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Makes you feel like an A lister
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best
    Stamp01
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ordered the Onion Soup and the Mango Salmon Salad, substituted salmon for chicken. Interesting salad with mashed potatoes. Not really my thing. The soup was OK. Nice ambience. Good Service. Valet guy was a little grumpy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Dessert
    KnivesandFire
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Again thanks to OpenTable I was able to get a reservation on a busy Saturday night on just 30 minutes notice. We knew nothing about the restaurant other than it was part of the Smith Family group, it was highly rated (and we expected to pay more), and that we had an enjoyable experience at one of their other restaurants. We were pleased to see that the desserts were different from the other Smith restaurant. In a busy environment our server made us feel relaxed and the desserts were top shelf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    NGPjulex
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have never been disappointed here. It's just a class act all around, beginning with consistently excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and food!
    Esser1896
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were celebrating a 75th birthday and couldn't have imagined a better dinner! The service was amazing and the food even better. So happy that we chose this venue for our special event. Parkway Grill is our new place for all events!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nancy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was truly a special exerience. Went for my daughter's 18th birthday and all staff went "above and beyond," including bringing a fresh-cut bouquet of flowers from their private garden. Food, ambience, service were all outstanding. Would recommend for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable preparation of standards
    Comfortableinaktchen
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My steak was as good as it could be. I think the Smith Bros. deliver the goods when it comes to meat. Bread was great. Salad was mild, a good foil to the rich steak. I wish I was eating dessert, because theirs are wonderful. My guests love the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Parkway Grill is one of our all time favorite restaurants! We dine there for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another enjoyable evening
    Pasadena
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my friend for his birthday and his wife. They presented him with a birthday card from the restaurant. The food is always the same and the service is exceptional. A very large wine selection with wines you don't normally see on wine lists. They only have valet parking as I like to park my own car.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place in Pasadena, CA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I frequent Parkway because I know I will always have the best food and best service in town. It is my go-to restaurant if I have a special occasion, lunch with my friends or just because. Ron is the best server. Always a smile. Always kind words say. Makes you feel like you are the only important person in the restaurant. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Faithful
    TGR1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've been coming to Parkway for nearing 30 years and it remains one of the most consistently reliable restaurants I know of - anywhere. Food prep, ambiance, wait staff were all impeccable. when I made reservations, i noted that we were there to celebrate my daughter's 18th b'day. I pleasant Happy Birthday card awaited her when we first sat down and she was also later presented with a lovely orchid and amazing dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delightful
    Garry
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A very consistent, high quality restaurant. Would never be afraid to recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid, But Nothing Special
    MichigooseVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our dinner at the Parkway Grill was very good, but none of the food, service, nor ambiance was excellent or outstanding. The wine we ordered was out of stock--this was not noted on the list, a serious flaw in my opinion. It had been several years since we frequented this restaurant and it was not as good as we remembered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    PACO
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great, waiter provided outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always outstanding
    JoeinColoradoVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always outstanding. The location, the service, the food. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner!
    Robert
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We enjoyed yet another great dining experience at the Parkway Grill on a moderately busy Tuesday night. I had told them it was our anniversary, and they thoughtfully provided a complimentary appetizer and a flower for my wife. The food was great as always, as was the attentive service from our favorite waiter Ron.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate