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
205 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)fit for foodies (110)romantic (106)neighborhood gem (86)notable wine list (71)great for lunch (64)good for groups (50)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
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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
  • 5 star dining always!
    Darcy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Each dish is perfectly prepared for a culinary adventure. The service is outstanding as well, with attention to every detail. Received flowers, greeting card, and delicious cupcake for anniversary dinner... The bar is also 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service, ambiance fabulous food!
    Pickyourpoison
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Manny was all you could ask for in a server...great suggestions for our 1st visit, he had an opinion which we loved hearing! Duck was divine, pasta unique & delicious! Nice combinations of flavors! Only disappointment was the lobster crepe-thought the flavor was very good, minimal lobster! Overall, a wonderful meal! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parkway Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was an okay experience. It was a last minute decision but would not recommend this for first choice. The food was okay. The service was horrible. The flow was okay little too dark but overall a 3/5.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It had been quite a while since we were last at Parkway Grill. After last Saturday's dinner we concluded that we should never have left so much time go by. Everything - the food, service, decor, lighting, etc. - was perfect. Yes, the prices are far from inexpensive, but we were fortunate that they were participating in the LA Dine Week, which gave us much of the menu to choose from at a significantly lower price. We will be back -- soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food; mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been dining at Parkway Grill for years. The place is incredibly elegant with terrific food. The service, on the other hand, needs some work. I had to pour my own wine and water throughout the meal. We were essentially ignored for much of the evening. Even more troubling, I watched another table dine on soufflé...a dish we were never offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time back at Parkway Grill in over a year, and it was as middling as I recall. Large portions, but that compensates for the quality of the food to some extent. Receiving our appetizers before the wine was odd, and trying to get a cocktail for one person at the table proved to be an ordeal. There are good ideas on the menu, such as the pasta with duck breast and soy cream, but the reality is left swimming in fat, heavy and not as flavorful as it could be. A decent place to bring older family members, but otherwise, maybe try elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    emashel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There were 4 of us and we all were extremely happy with what we ordered. Chilean Sea Bass special, white fish, salmon and a chicken dinner. All of the food was delicious. We also had oysters and caesar salad as starters. Very very happy, will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful setting
    Birdie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is by far one of the best restaurants in town with exceptional service and delicious menu. The wine list is notable as well. Exceptional food, setting and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PJMcVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    great menu with many outstanding choices. Great bread tray. wonderful desserts!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice restaurant with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice and clean dining environment. The foods are good, as well as the sweets. It's worth to try it out. And, the bar with piano is really great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went there for restaurant week. Ambiance was nice and service was excellent. I was surprised that they did not put their best foot forward on the filet. Other than that, was a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our Dine LA Experience
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I brought my good friend for a birthday lunch and we were pleased to be able to experience Dine LA. The food was great and so was the value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday MB
    serveraswell
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The person I took to dinner had never been there so this was really a nice surprise, when we arrived there was a birthday card on the table which is a very nice touch. Dinner was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Samtastic
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    5 stars all around! Attentive service, beautifully plated food that was delicious and a very beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Delicious
    Bean
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food here was amazing! We ordered bacon wrapped dates, the kobe sandwich, and the steak sandwich: All were great. My favorite were the beer-battered red onion rings... BEST ONION RINGS EVER! For a fancy restaurant, they also give you free delicious bread!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kimberella1
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was great. The service okay. The shrimp corndogs were so tasty. My husband could have eaten a whole vat of the caprese. The filet mignons were cooked perfectly, a little lacking in flavor, but what a little salt couldn't fix. The desserts were delicious, we just couldn't finish them after we ate the appetizers and our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DivineFoodLover
    DivineFoodLover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The ambience is great. A very cordial, attentive, and courteous staff. Salmon cooked to perfection. The chicken was so succulent. The creme brulee is the standard by which all should be judged. It was a different twist on an otherwise traditional dessert. In all, a wonderful dining experience. Would definitely reserve a table for a future occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among Pasadena's Finest
    EileenR
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    As usual, an evening out at Parkway Grill is a wonderful dining experience since this restaurant is among Pasadena's finest restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware 5pm Seating
    T308
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very disappointed with our experience at the Parkway grill. The food was average, they hovered over us and couldn't wait to pull the app plates. Literally they cleared and served the main in one motion. The main had been fired too early, the temps were off and it wasn't like we'd lingered long over our apps. Two diners, a cocktail each, app, main and dessert plus one nice bottle of Gaja. $600 wasted. Doubly frustrating as it was the first night my wife and I had dinned out alone in nearly two years after our daughters birth. We were wary of the early seating knowing that they'd likely shuffle us out and they did.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome wedding anniversary!
    Katsuya
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The staff was spectacular - from the manager to waiters and chef. they made our 33rd wedding anniversary a spectacular, romantic event. We had gotten engaged at this very restaurant almost 34 years ago and had our wedding rehearsal dinner here 33 years ago. I had special engraved wine glasses (resembling the ones I used to propose!) that the restaurant had set up at our table (the exact one where I proposed) so when we arrived to our table it was magical. they had a congratulatory card from the staff for us and later presented my wife with flowers! Sam, our waiter, was gracious and warm and friendly and very professional! We loved the entire evening!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    DDDiners2
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    You can depend on great food, in a beautiful restaurant. It you want a lobster club sandwich for lunch - which is fabulous - you need to go on Wednesday or Friday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great traditional eating
    Finfam
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Parkway Grill has a lovely traditional atmosphere with live piano. It makes a wonderful option for special occasions. The food was delicious and there was great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Torn
    EarsRinging
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We received excellent service and the restaurant was gorgeous, but we found the food lacking. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and left a note in the reservation. Our table had a card waiting and my wife was presented with orchids and dessert which impressed us beyond belief. The service staff was attentive, quick and courteous. The food was beautiful, but under-seasoned across the board. I want to rate then much higher due to the many positives, but ultimately a restaurant is made or broken by the flavor of its food and we found the flavors lacking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired and in need of a change
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The old staple Parkway grill has become boring and stale. The ambiance is in need of a face lift. The food is uninteresting and so so and not to the level of comparably priced restaurants. The service was adequate but the server was just going through the motions and not engaging or interested in being there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad Spots like this still exist
    partyof5
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised by this lunch spot for a business meeting lunch. From when I made the reservation they sought to be sure that my event went off without a hitch. The room, the ambience, the food, the service, feeling welcome and even interfacing with other guests in a positive way. This is a Gem!!! I travel to lots of cities and this is a near perfect spot. Also in speaking with the wait staff many have been there for 15+ years (a great sign for customers). Also the ~bar area was classic scene too. East meets West scene....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.