This is one of the best "deal
This is one of the best "deal spots" in Pasadena. Great food and great service!
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I let the server know we were a little crunched for time and her was very attentive to taking our order quickly, checking in and getting the bill out. The food was fabulous and service exceptional on all levels.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were wonderful, but once it filled up, it was noisey and hard to hear a "normal" conversation,
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smitty's Grill is always welcoming.
Smitty's Grill is always welcoming. The food offerings are varied and remind us of home cooking. The service is always attentive without being fussy. They also have nice rooms for larger groups. It's our go to place when we want comfort, casual dining.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time, good time
First time at Smitty's and will definitely be back. Outstanding fish specials and regular menu items looked good, too. Waiter attentive but not hovering. Already looking forward to trying out some of the other menu items. Free valet parking was also a nice touch.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good solid restaurant
The food is really good and the service is outstanding. My only complaint is it gets a bit loud, but it is tough to avoid that in a popular restaurant.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid neighborhood spot
Food is good. Service is attentive and prompt. Beautiful patios, front and back. Complimentary valet. A neighborhood place that comfortably outpaces casual but doesn't outshine fine dining. Another Smith Brothers experience, which is to say very, very good.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Food!
I always enjoy going to Smitty's - The food is always great and we always have a wonderful time.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Winner
Thank goodness we can always rely on Smittys for great menu choices, attentive service, and ambiance, which is vibrant yet allows you to carry on a conversation. Mahi Mahi and Chicken were excellent and server offered us various other fresh seasonable vegetable choices (delicious!) to substitute for the menu offerings. Valet parking in back makes life easy too.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smitty's Feels Like Home
Smitty's is a gathering place in our neighborhood. The menu does not go on for pages and pages but highlights a variety of deliciously prepared dishes that were probably served in our family kitchens by our own moms. Good food, friendly ambience, attentive service.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
smitty's is a great restaurant for those nights when you don't want too casual, but not too formal either. it's great after a long day at the ofc and you just want to get a big dinner of comfort food with fantastic service.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently I reconnected with an out of town friend that I had not seen in 7 years and I wanted to take them to dinner. Pasadena has many restaurants but I wanted to take them to a place I could really count on. Smitty's was my choice. We had a wonderful evening with great food cooked to perfection and excellent service. At the suggestion of the server we both even tried our first Lemon Drop drink together...and loved them!! Great night, great restaurant.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We had the ribeye, pork chop, creamed corn and chocolate cake. Everything was superb. Service was also excellent without being intrusive. Smitty's strikes a great blend of upscale/classy, yet casual and friendly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always , Smitty's does not disappoint. Had
the yellowtail special. Cornbread is a must.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our "go-to" neighborhood restaurant
Smitty's is our go to restaurant for consistently delicious food, great service and a cocktail made right!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
a night at smitty's
we had friends in from indianapolis and felt smitty's was a great place for a casual dinner, especially with a table in the outdoor dining area. service was terrific. only complaint was a chicken dish that tended to be dry. restaurant very apologetic when my wife mentioned at end of meal. the home made potato chips are outstanding
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was very busy
The restaurant was very busy and full, but honored our request and made special arrangements for us to have a quiet table. The food was exceptional, we had the specials (wild salmon and flat iron steak). They make a mean cosmo!! The service was paced to our dining and visiting, which was fabulous.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is always good.
Sometimes we take this place for granted, but the service is always good, both wait staff and managers. The food is consistently good and on the rare occasions when it slips, management makes it right. Dishes are good and creative, without straining to be too trendy. Menu has enough variety that you can always find something that works. This is our "go-to" place.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunches
Smitty's is in a very good location for business lunches. Lunch menu is varied and affordable. Service is excellent.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This my "go-to" place when
This my "go-to" place when visiting Pasadena. The food and service is always excellent and I love the classic ambiance. A perfect place to have a martini, caesar salad, and a steak.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Son's 19th birthday
Excellent food, excellent service. We came to celebrate our son's 19th birthday & if you love steak, they cook it perfectly here. The personal handwritten note to acknowledge my son's birthday was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Who does that nowadays? Smitty's does!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Afternoon Lunch
Smitty's Grill is Old Pasadena at its best. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. I recently took an old friend to lunch and we enjoyed every minute of our delicious salads and the fun, inviting atmosphere. I wanted her to experience this elegant and classic Pasadena restaurant.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
smitty's has become my favorite place in pasadena. they called to confirm reservation and again to confirm the seating i requested. met a business associate for dinner and reserved a table on the patio as it is quieter. great service, suggestion of daily specials and follow up throughout the meal. have always had a great experience here starting with the parking valet and continuing through the servers and food.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience. Third
Great dining experience. Third time at restaurant and service and food continue to be excellent!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
Nice place to have dinner with your wife. Simple but great menu. We had a nice time and will be back again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
They care at Smitty's
Let me start off first by saying the food was great! I had salmon with vegetables and ordered a side of spinach as well. When we arrived it took about 5 minutes to seat us so that was nice. The place is very busy and very loud, so not good for a romantic date or any kind of a meeting that you will need to clearly hear the conversation. We sat for about 15 minutes before anyone came by which was bad. However, we did notice that several people including us "all" came at once which overloaded the staff. The waitress took our orders and the General Manager apologized for the wait and offered us some drinks. My sides came late and the GM came and apologized again. Even though there was a mistake how they handled it makes me want to come back.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aim to Please!
Smitty's staff aims to make your dinning experience the best in the west! Whatever you need, the staff will make it happen.
The customer service is over and beyond the call of duty, Smitty's restaurant is one of my favorites in Pasadena!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food/great service
This restaurant is located on S. Lake Ave good for strolling, shopping, eating, etc. We met two CalTech students for dinner because it is within walking distance to CalTech. We dined at the Parkway Grill the night before and enjoyed it, but needed a taxi to get there because we had not rented a car. Parkway Grill and Smitty's are both owned by the Smith Brothers. We enjoyed Smitty's just as much and it was less expensive, the same excellent service. Smitty's is more casual (football games on TV at bar) and slightly louder, but the service and food were a fine dining experience. We absolutely enjoyed Parkway Grill, but on future visits to Pasadena - for the money, food, service and location- we will probably be dining at Smitty's.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came in to celebrate a belated b-day bash. Originally booked seats for 5 changed to 3 and then 30 minutes before reservation changed to 6 people. Wonderfully accomodating - and fun/funny too!
Food: at the time we were are happy with our selections pot pie, ribs, prime rib, meatloaf etc. Next day some did state that their food was dry (??) Appetizers seemed a bit lacking for variety - I don't consider chips and cornbread to be an appetizer (although very good).
Drinks: tasty and creative - although I believe wait staff could have been more attentive.
Yes - I would go back big fan of their stroganoff!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I had a really nice dinner here. Service was great and food was just as great. He had (& enjoyed) a slab of baby back ribs, and I had their amazingly HUGE chicken pot pie. The chicken pieces were big & tender, as well as the vegetables inside the pie. We quenched our thirst with a couple of cold ales & a couple of glasses of vino. It was definitely comfort food, and perfect for cool evenings.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Elegant Comfort food
I dear not put so many calories one one page consumed 1/2 of a lushious ribeye & baked potato ,popcorn shrimp mmnnn. homemade in a skillet corn bread & a baked potato oter food eaten by family salmon,and a filet we shared the shrimp & cornbread .
if your in Pasadena lunch here is great also Sit at the bar if your alone and banter with derek if you have spirit & wit .
Or dine with friends
Free valet parking from a lovely person too!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
we always have a good time
we always have a good time at Smitty's....we feel pampered from the valet to the servers to the friendly atmosphere. the crab cakes are a must while deciding what to order because everything is really good so it's hard to decide.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great salad but NOISY restaurant.
The Smitty's salad was great and was a bargain compared with salads from Marie Callendar's, etc. However, the noise level at noon was so bad that, had this not been a lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday in advance, I would have left and found another restaurant. I did tell them that I found the noise level to be so loud that it would be difficult to converse with my friend. They offered to seat us in the back patio which was perfect. It would be my choice as opposed to the restaurant.
Look forward to having lunch there again.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great place!
Maybe we're overdoing it, but since first visiting a few months ago we've been back around half a dozen times. Just solid food and great service.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the very best restaurants in Pasadena, and we go to it often, many times to bring out-of-town guests. Lots of 'comfort food' here, but very well prepared. The staff is attentive and friendly. A bit noisy, but there's a covered outdoor area in the back that is much quieter. All in all, one of my favorites.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful place with both
A wonderful place with both excellent restaurant menu items as well as a section of comfort foods. The chicken pot pie and the meatloaf are among the best that you'll find. The wine list changes monthly and the specials are always excellent. The service it top notch without being overbearing. The prices won't break the bank. This is one highly recommended restaurant in Pasadena.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
High food status - high noise level
I happen to like the hustle and bustle - there's something relaxing about joining an enthusiastic crowd of people having fun and eating good food. The staff in charge of the dinner service are to be commended for their hands-on attention, care and friendliness.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was fantastic from beginning to end. The food was wonderful! Our steaks were cooked to perfection (me- petit filet, friend - NY Strip) and came out piping hot. The dining room was busy and quite lively with guests of all ages (including a family of three with an adorable toddler next to us) but we were still able to hold a conversation and our waitress and the manager frequently checked on us to ensure that were enjoying our experience. The menu selections we ordered were on the pricier end of the menu but I thought they were appropriate and for the quality, well worth it. I would highly recommend Smitty's for dinner with friends or a lowkey date night. We will definitely be back!
11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy the ambience at Smitty's. That said, we found the risotto extremely salty, the appetizers really unappealing and overcooked, our pork chops just so-so and the spaghetti squash very salty. We like to go as a family. We will be trying a different restaurant for dinner next time.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always good at Smitty's. The service is always good. And it begins with Carlos, the valet . He is always warm and welcoming and he helps begin the evening on a great note.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Smitty's has just been added to my regular list...great food, wonderful service..The manager Matt and our server Elena gave us exceptional service and friendly smiles...love that..we will be coming back often!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Smitty with Dave Eversfield
The lunch was great. My burger was prepared perfectly. The apple walnut bread pudding was great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good but the service was excellent. Both our waiter and the Manager made sure that any mistakes were taken care of immediately.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great comfort food
The comfort food was great. The chicken pot pie was not what I was expecting but it was delicious. However, I was most surprised by the delicious salad I had. The only reasons why I would not recommend this restaurant is due to the noise level and the crowd was a little older than I thought it was going to be. Service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't believe I have not tried Smitty's before! Great place for special occasion dinners or a get together with friends. The main part of the dining area is lively and a little loud with people enjoying their food/drinks. The side booths offer a little quieter environment, but still allowing you to enjoy the "hot spot" activity of the restaurant. Great service as well from our waitress! Very attentive and personable.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Upscale Lunch
Smittys is the perfect place for a nice meal with sn upscale ambience
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Great location. The free valet parking around back is very helpful. Always good food and friendly service. The back terrace was nice with heaters and a roaring fire. Vety romantic. Perfect place for an anniversary celebration.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
From Smitty regulars
We’ve been patronizing Smitty’s Grill for many years and never been disappointed which is why we are return customers. The ambiance and especially the service is excellent, the food e.g. steaks, chops, seafood and specials is tops. The bar is busy and inviting Patrick the head bartender and his staff are true craftsman. There are private rooms available for parties and gatherings the atmosphere in the main dining room is evident that people are enjoying their experience where laughter, toasting and smiles are the rule. The restaurant is currently festively decorated for the holidays look forward to a relaxing enjoyable dining experience at Smitty’s Grill.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure!!!!
I found smitty's through Yelp and was really glad I did, have been back a number of times since.
Great food and amazing service make it a stand out.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but noisy
We all enjoyed the food and the service was fine. But, the noise level makes conversation problematic.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM