The Smith Brothers constantly
The Smith Brothers constantly amaze me with the quality of all their restaurants. They are consistently top notch. Parkway Grill happens to be one of my very favorites, along with Smitty's. For special occasions, like birthdays, you won't be disappointed with food, service, or making the occasion very special.
In addition to the fine dining experience always available at Parkway Grill, I feel so good about supporting a restaurant group that is so generous in their support of many charities, and mine in particular which is Hillsides Home for Children.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Parkway
I have been going to Parkway Grill about once a year to celebrate some special occasion. I always order the halibut and always found it to be excellent. Most recently, I thought it was just okay. Not sure what changed.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the place we go for special occasions. The food and service are consistently very good. The atmosphere is relaxing. We always look forward to a night at Parkway and are never disappointed. The oysters on the half shell are the best I have ever tasted.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Pasadena's Best
It is nice to go to a Resturant that prides itself
in food, service and quality. Very enjoyable
Birthday evening for our group of 5.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
The four of us met for lunch. The service was exceptional as usual, attentive to the utmost detail such as shielding the diner from water splashes while filling a glass. The food specials are exactly that, without exaggeration. The flatiron steak and the ono, a kind of fish, were a treat.
Be careful about the whole catfish --- once upon a time I ordered it and got the actual foot-long whole catfish, from the tail to the nose, inclusive. Consider it "pulled" catfish that you have to pull yourself. Delicious, if you're into eating with your sleeves rolled up.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've visited the area many times and have always heard of the Parkway Grill but never went there until this past weekend. What a fantastic dinner. This has to be one of the top restaurants in Southern California. I had the catfish and my wife had the white fish- both cooked to perfection. I was extremely impressed with their excellent food and service and I will definitely come again.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As soon as you enter there is someone with a smile to greet you. The bartenders are THE BEST, friendly and attentive. The waiters are close-by but not hovering. The food is excellent....try the black bean soup. The filet is so good that when you take a bit home for lunch the next day it is STILL fresh. Try the Margarita....better than any Mexican Restaurant. Husband has the Catfish....he loves it. We have been there many times and return at least twice a month.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been a favorite of ours for
Been a favorite of ours for over 20 years. Consistently good & keeps their menus fresh but not trendy.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty cool little place,
Pretty cool little place, though with how high the other reviews were I felt a little bit let down.
We went there for my birthday, and it was very nice... overall. The service was great, from the moment we walked in the hostess was friendly and accommodating. We were never without refills of literally anything, bread, water, tea, booze. This was by far the best part of the night.
Food was mediocre at best, and my girlfriends dinner had to be sent back as it came out "powdered." That's how overcooked the fish was. Everyone else's dishes were better than that but certainly not anything to write home about.
Valet was bad, the best part was that it is free. Drove my car like a maniac, nearly crashed. I would find street parking in the future.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure!
The owners, the employees, the ambience! All Pasadena! A landmark for every resident & tourist alike.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Business Meal Venue
I took a group of 3 clients here and was very happy. The service was great, very deliberate pace to allow business discussion, and the food was quite good. Wine list a touch pricy.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect experience
Dining perfection is the most sought after experience and Parkway Grill has certainly provided me with that now.
A wonderful setting-brick walls, beautiful flower arrangements,freshly squeezed lemonade to order, delicious Tiger Prawn corndogs(whoever heard of such a thing?) fantastic filet mignon with the coup de grace-desserts, chocolate lava cake and creme brulee Napoleon, with the excellent attentive service all made for a most memorable dining experience.
Parkway Grill stands alone in providing the perfect dining experience in Pasadena.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pasadena's Best Lunch Restaurant!
If you are in Pasadena for lunch eat here! Kevin the bar tender is the best.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
for 17 years, it has remained
for 17 years, it has remained on the top of my list for restaurants in Pasadena
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First off our waiter Ron was awesome.
His recommendations where absolutely perfect and delicious!
Our food came to our table in perfect timing!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found a Friday lunch experience to be totally delightful.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well, we didn't start off
Well, we didn't start off great. When we check in we asked for a table on the main floor, then they tried to seat us off the main, but the hostess said "oh this is part of the main". We declined and waited about 30-45 minutes as there wasn't much of a turnover. The hostess, however was very condescending in her attitude. Then up pops Cornelia, a manager, and extends her apologies and offers my wife a glass of wine. When we were finally seated Cornelia sent over a complimentary appetizer. Now this is service above and beyond and she made our anniversary evening that much more enjoyable. Had a wonderful waiter, Jose. Get him if you really want great service.
All and all this was a wonderful evening and we love this restaurant.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
we love going to parkway grill for special occasions, as food and service are always spot-on. getting several sprigs of orchids for my birthday was a very nice touch that i did not expect -- thank you, made my evening!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were travelling to SoCal from out of state and wanted to find someplace for a nice dinner in the Pasadena area. Fortunately, Parkway was open on Labor Day. We were surprised by the variety of the menu and stunned by the wine list - we found a favorite that we have only one other place (very small production). The pasta was homemade and delicious, and the pizzas were wonderfully made in the brick oven. The staff went out of their way to have a souffle made at their sister restaurant next door. Overall, a fantastic dining experience!
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our service was wonderful. Food was perfect and not too heavy. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the room has character and style. Good for business, date or just a night out. Also, I have a bad allergy to dairy/lactose and the server and kitchen was wonderful.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great Dining experience
Always a pleasurable dining experience. Took my girlfriend to dinner to celebrate her birthday and she love it. Parkway Grill just keeps getting better.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only a wonderful dining experience!
Greeted and seated by a warm and friendly hostess (Anna,) served by an experienced, knowledgeable and helpful waiter (Ron,) given a really good meal (start with the flatbread-it's unique!) in a beautiful and homey environment (like your wealthy uncle's den.) What can I say except that this restaurant met or exceeded it's 25 Zagat rating, and provided just the right environment for me and my four companions to enjoy a couple of hours together eating and talking.
To start, try the beet salad--even if you don't love beets--it will convert you. The lamb was the entre highlight, along with the unique presentation and mild flavor of the catfish. I wanted more veggies, but the smoked Yukon mashies were super! Big desserts! Go hungry!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner, again!
We really love this restaurant, the food is great and it is beautiful inside. Service is good too. We come here for special occasions.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still our favorite
After decades of exploring restaurants around LA, Parkway Grill is still our go to destination for special occasions or when we really want to treat ourselves. It has never failed to impress us!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service at Parkway grill is always wonderful!!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parkway Grill is a great place
Parkway Grill is a great place we love having the cat fish the service is outstanding Nicole our server was great. Parkway is a gem for Pasadena
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parkway Grill was perfect for our anniversary dinner. It's classy; the food is excellent; but it's never too fussy or pretentious. We had a great meal, friendly waiter and servers, a great table where we could look over the entire restaurant and marvel at the huge flower arrangement in the center of the large room.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Parkway Grill for several years. When we want to celebrate, we always go here. They always deliver an awesome culinary experience. This time I tried the veal with chorizo mashed potatoes. It was to die for!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch at parkway
we enjoyed the atmosphere and food and close to our residence. thank you.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
ladies who lunch
Delicious food, as always. Three ladies with three different entrees. All wonderful!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy access. Friendly staff.
Easy access. Friendly staff. Excellent service and food was very good.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Celebration Dinner
Though two people in or party of three had been to the Parkway Grill before, I had not.
I had indicated in my reservation that we were coming to celebrate my mother's birthday. She was greeted with a hand written birthday card. She received a special bithday cupcake and a beautiful orchid. It was all very well done and sophisticated.
Our service was impeccable from our caring and communicative server to the folks who filled water and tea, and to those that cleared.
The food was excellent. A great bread basket, great salads, terrific mains and deserts.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
PERFECT PLACE FOR SPECIAL OCCASION. WENT FOR AN ANNIVERSARY, A LITTLE PRICEY BUT DELICIOUS FOOD. I DON'T LIKE CHEWY MEAT SO I ORDER MY STEAK MEDIUM WELL, I GUESS I SAID MEDIUM RARE BY ACCIDENT. WHEN I SAW THE BRIGHT RED I THOUGH TO MYSELF OH WOW MY JAW IS GOING TO BE SORE. BUT TO MY SURPRISE THE FILLET MIGNON WAS SO DELECTABLE AND SAVORY. IT WAS NOT CHEWY AT ALL
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Dining Experience!!!
Parkway Grill has been one of my favorite restaurants for years! I think it's one of the best restaurants in the greater LA area! The food is always fabulous, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is lovely. I have always been impressed by hearing the servers describe the daily specials in great detail, which they are able to do because they taste them when they begin their shift. Our server, Derek, was very personable and attentive (but not overly so). I highly recommend Parkway Grill to anyone who wants a wonderful dining experience!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best!
All of the great reviews of Parkway Grill are well deserved. We were spending the weekend in Pasadena and found great reviews for PG on both Yelp and TripAdvisor. We had bacon wrapped dates for an appetizer that were just amazing. For our entree, we shared the halibut. It was so tender and perfectly seared. Probably the best halibut I've ever had. We finished with a wonderful bananas foster. I wish we lived closer as PG would be on our list of go-to restaurants for EXCELLENT food. The service was perfect and our server was very helpful in letting us know what would be a good choice. All restaurants should be this good!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great radicchio and Asian
Great radicchio and Asian pear salad. I was traveling and took a chance on this place...wasn't typical steak house. Nice waiter and really pleasant experience overall.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried a variety of appetizers
We tried a variety of appetizers and shared an entree. The waiter made a few suggestions and everything we tried was delicious. The scallops were cooked to perfection.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service! Great place to spend a special evening.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hitting High Notes, Missing Basics
Service was fast, helpful and unobtrusive. Ambiance was quiet and elegant. Our steak specials were great, as were the pumpkin soup and bananas Foster. There were three flaws: my wife had to send back her first cup of coffee for being bitter, like it had been in the pot too long; the replacement coffee was still a bit off, and my otherwise delicious Cesar salad had a lettuce stalk.
Some of this is our fault - Parkway Grill is for rich people that like novel mixes of fruits, proteins, veggies and wine at 8:30, while we arrived at 5 and ordered the basics - soup, salad, steak, potatoes and coffee. Still, it was a special occasion, and we enjoyed it. 2 courses for 2 people, 2 coffees, 1 beer and 1 dessert, with tax - $140.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceed one's expectations
James, our waiter noted our every request and then exceeded them.....wonderful service...wonderfully prepared entrees...simply wonderful....Thanks again James...
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for the last 25 years
We live an hour away but come back here for special occasions for 25 years (originally drawn by the S'mores for desert that are still on the menu and are great) and the food never disappoints. My tomato and mozarella pizza from the wood burning oven was great and my wife and friend loved teh surf and turf special - my wife shared and the meat was tender and done perfeclty and I the sweet yams were delicious as well. This time we went for the chocolate bread pudding for desert with chocolate chunks, a tasty end to a great meal.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice touches for a birthday
Nice touches for a birthday celebration--card, cupcake and flowers. All presented in an understated classy way.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely for lunch
An all time favorite for us locals..... As well as those Westt Siders!!!
Fabulous lunch of Ahi Tuna Tartare with avocados etc....... Simple perfection.... Service also perfection....l
We were on an area sort of private, and it was a Monday.... So totally appreciative of the ability to have an actual lovely conversation between 5 of us at lunch!!!❤❤❤
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Swordfish Ever
Not too crowded on a Thursday at lunch.
I had one of the specials; SWORDFISH WITH VEGGIES.
superb taste and prepared perfectly.
Excellent service also.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my friend to celebrate her birthday. Upon arrival, ParkWay Grill had a birthday card waiting at her seat and that gesture made her feel special. What a nice touch. We had some changes to the dish; i.e., accompaniments and that, too, was a friendly exchange. The food was DELICIOUS!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steady As she goes! Always a treat.
Pasta with steak (can't remember the name), excellent, meat tender, sauce perfect a great dish. Enjoy the service and ambiance always. Love this place.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the service was great! I think that menu prices are a bit high. Two of us at the table ordered a glass of the Rombauer Chardonnay (at $18 / glass!) and were brought glasses of a Sauvignon Blanc which were immediately returned and exchanged for what we had originally ordered.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good---not outstanding; service was good, ambiance was OK--not outstanding. Enjoyed the evening, will return eventually, but enjoy some other nearby restaurants more. I think if the menu was expanded, that would cause me to return more often.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner and great service.
We went here on a weeknight, and the place was bustling. We were seated in a raised area along the back wall of the restaurant. The acoustics there were bad - very high ceilings and lots of noise made it difficult to hear at a normal conversational level. This was more than compensated for by the great food and excellent service. It's a widely varied menu, but everything we tasted was excellent and the waiter was great. They are more than happy to make substitutions, etc., which was nice also.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great! Service
The food was great! Service was great! They had a huge menu with variety of food that I would have liked to taste; however, impossible during one visit. They have an organic garden in the back of the restaurant, where they crop they own vegetables.
It was crouded little bit for a lunch time, but must be a good meeting place!!
Going back soon!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM