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Smitty's Grill
Smitty's Grill

Smitty's Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smittysgrill.com
  • Phone: (626) 792-9999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri/Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Smitty's 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Cisar (877) 446-9541

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Smitty's offers complimentary valet parking.
A word from Smitty's Grill
The Smith Brothers bring you American comfort food at its best. Our menu features iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs, and more. Smitty's has always been defined by comfort, from the cozy booths and inviting bar, to the helpful staff who welcome each of our guests home.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Smitty's is about comfort food at a gourmet level, it's about service with a friendly professional approach, but it's really about the experience of Smitty's. The great buzz at the bar, those amazing 'just made' potato chip, a well crafted cocktail or a glass of wine from their wonderful wine cellar. Always fun, always a special occasion and a staff that works hard to create an Experience!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was our 3rd trip to Smitty's and we've had excellent food and service each time. Love their down home menu and great variety of items. There is always something for everyone. Cocktails are prepared perfectly and the dinner specials are interesting and well worth trying."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great to celebrate a birthday. Card and flowers were on the table when we arrived. FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I frequently search for a really good Prime Rib, and I have tried lots of restaurants in Pasadena. So far, Smitty's wins hands down. The Prime Rib was perfectly cooked and had amazing flavor. This would not be the place to go for a romantic dinner. I found it loud enough that I had to repeat myself several times for my friend to here me. However, it has a great vibe. It would be a great place to go with a group of friends."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had dinner for 10 on a Sunday night. I waited at the bar for the rest of my group to come. They were very very nice and welcoming. The food was very good. Our head waiter was excellent. The room was too cool for most of us, but then we didn't tell them. I'm sure they would have moved the temperature up. My bar wine was very good. Salmon and creme brulee were superb. Chocolate cake-ok. Ice cream very good. Excellent bread. The chicken was an enormous serving and extremely tasty."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Every lunch I have at Smitty's is the best! My clients love the atmosphere and the delicious food. They always have great specials and the food has always been fresh."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I reserved for a party of 8 way in advance. We asked for separate checks. This did not happen. But back to the beginning, we were not brought bread and butter. ??? A party of 8 is not huge- and this was a Fri nite. Faux pas. I was busy hosting so I did not make an issue of it. I ordered one cocktail and was never offered the opportunity to order a second. ??? The steaks / filet mignon were great. The Chicken Pot Pie is too large and therefore unappetizing, according to the guest. Then came the checks -- what a mess. I picked up half the tab and wanted to split the remainder between the other couples/guests. Splitting the atom must have been easier. Our server disappeared before it was resolved. Overall as an experience it was confused."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great for foodies! Everything was great! The bartender made the perfect Dirty Grey Goose Martini!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "It was my first time dining at Smitty's Grill. The ambience and restaurant setting seems very nice. However, I am not too impressive with the service. The host sat us at a table between two smaller tables where my husband and I cannot even carry a conversation. We have to ask him to move us since there are many tables around and the restaurant was not busy. The food quality is about average. The server was OK."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Coming from W. LA to Pasadena is a real challenge, but meeting a good friend from Upland it makes sense to meet in Pasadena. And, meeting at Smitty's is a real treat. Adding Mr. Robert, the server, and great corn bread, beautiful roast beef and excellent mashed potatoes made this a terrific lunch with an old friend. It says Prime Rib only after 5:00 but Mr. Robert made it happen for lunch. The portion was very large so I saved 40% and had it for dinner--perfect for an older stomach."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Been going here since it opened and rarely have we been let down service or food wise. Last nite was no exception. My petite filet minion was one of the best steaks I've had in quite awhile. My wife said her white fish was excellent. We did the offered pre fix menu... nice offerings and with our salads, entree's and desert at a decent $35 each, well worth it. Generally we enjoy our servers here but this time out we had a very "efficient" but not a terribly attentive server. Spent more time smoozing with others she must have as "her regulars"...never came by to ask if we wanted more drinks. All in all a very, as usual, nice evening with my wife at this Pasadena landmark eatery."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Every time I have gone to this restaurant the food is always good. Can always count on having a great meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Smitty's never disappoints. The food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were greeted by a smiling waiter who seemed to genuinely enjoy his job. We went to dine as part of LA Restaurant Week. The selections were varied and three of us chose items from that menu. The fourth person ordered an item that was one of their daily specials, beef ribs. They overflowed his plate. The regular menu had a large variety of items, certainly enough to please anyone in a party. This is a place that serves food that is thoughtfully prepared but not pretentious. We would not hesitate to go back again. We also appreciated the fact that we could actually converse in a serene atmosphere, perhaps all the more so because we were seated in a small room in the back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Haven't been here in a while- was very excited to reacquaint myself! I gave it three stars for reasons listed below. We were ready to order cocktails- first on the list was the mai tai! We were so excited to try it! The waitress told us they weren't available that evening. What? I was shocked. So we ordered some other drinks that were ok, but we weren't looking forward to them like we were the mai tai. Next- the waitress asked if we would like sourdough or cornbread- we said both! 20 min later, still no bread. They were over run w bread orders, waitress said. It was delicious when we got it. Finally, for dessert, I wanted the crisp. They were out if it, as well. A few disappointments."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Smitty's Grill is always a great meal. I've been here many times and it's never disappointing. I most recently had the Prime Rib, which was delicious. I've also had the filet and some of their fish specials which were memorable. The service is excellent from the entire staff. Like many other Smith Brothers restaurants, the staff seem genuinely happy to be working at Smitty's. (If they're faking it, they're doing a good job!) All in all, I'd recommend Smitty's for a better-than-average meal, special occasion or not."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We chose Smitty's Grill simply by reading ratings and reviews on OpenTable. Our last evening in the LA area celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was great and the server was exceptional. I would definitely return on my next trip to the area. Menu offers a wide variety and everything was prepared great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Seldom does one find a place that made its bones on comfort food that has that additional touch of innovation to remain fresh and appealing year after year. Such is the talent very much in evidence here. The old favorites--meat loaf, macaroni & cheese with ham, etc.--remain stellar representations of a bygone era that bring back a flood of warm memories. But the versatility of the kitchen staff extends well beyond the tried and true. And their flexibility for dietary restrictions or simple taste preference is the stuff of legends. Want the roasted chicken boneless? No problem. Want to change a side? Done. In addition, a wait staff that knows what it is doing and does it with a crisp professionalism that one doesn't find often. Terrific!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I'm moving out of town soon so I had to come back with friends and enjoy the great food and service at Smitty's one last time. We tried the bean and cheese dip with chips which was a delicious alternative to bread. I got the cob salad which is laid out like a piece of art when it arrives. Big chunks of chicken, tomato's and the rest. The chocolate mousse cake was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It's warm and welcoming decor and broad ranging menu of gourmet treats mixed with comfort food is just perfect for any meal anytime. Great service, and with chicken pot pie on the menu, how can you go wrong. A dream."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I brought some friends to Smitty's to introduce them to the great food. We all had a wonderful dinner, great service and conversation."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We always ask for a stool where the cooks prepare the meal. It is a great show"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was good, but it was so loud in the restaurant that it was almost impossible to converse without shouting. It took over 15 minutes to receive the drinks we ordered, and we had to grab a staff person (very nice Thomas) just to order the drinks."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I invited my husband for a good stake, he loved it!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Smitty's never disappoints. The fresh baked bread, tender short ribs and perfect mashed potato's. Good service too."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Ian and Mgr. Thomas took care of our every need.....from the drinks, to the climate, to the food, everything was covered..........GIVE THEM A RAISE!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The best local halibut Yes I said Local and it is not a beach restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good food, but extremely noisy for carrying on a conversation."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Michael took really good care of us, he was professional and eager to please and genuinely cared about our experience. Salads were consistent and good. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have celebrated our anniversary at this restaurant a couple of times. The service has always been great with friendly and attentive servers. We have always been perfectly satisfied with the food. My husband had a rib eye steak and I had a petite filet - they were excellent - tender, juicy and cooked perfectly. The restaurant made a special point of recognizing our anniversary with a hand-written note, orchids for us, and a delicious dessert. The only complaint we have is that the noise level is very loud. It was difficult to talk across our table. We will definitely dine here again, but perhaps not on a weekend night due to the noise level. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I wish I could dine there everyday so I could enjoy each dish on the menu....it's just that good! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was happy to discover that Smitty's was open for lunch. We had a great table on the patio. The service was very extraordinarily nice and responsive: had our group out within a hour. The food is always outstanding. Never had a bad experience. One of my favorite restaurants in Pasadena. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I always get a great meal and excellent service here. As a matter of fact, I was having a business meeting with two colleagues and both of them have dietary restrictions. Smitty's server did not even blink when one of my guests asked to design his own salad; server just said as long as we have it, we'll make it. I selected Smitty's trusting this would be the response and I'm glad they didn't let me down."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service was spotty. Something you expect at Denny's or Coco's but not at a restaurant that wants to cater to business lunch crowds and executives. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Halfway through our meal, the lights dimmed so dark it was inappropriate for dining with friends. In an attempt for romantic dining lighting, it alienated our non-romantic group."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This place was great! The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. I walked in and they were playing my favorite music from the 70's ... totally fun! I would skip the chicken pot pie that everyone raves about, but other than that it was just an extremely satisfying experience from start to finish. Free valet parking ... can't beat that!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This is a great place for Lunch or dinner Service is good food is excellent!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Smitty's is favorite for comfort and classic dishes. The wine list is interesting and they make a great cocktail. Prime rib is done perfectly in different size cuts. The menu offers variety for every level of appetite. Our entire table ordered from a full dinner to a salad and came away happy. The crowd always seems happy and the wait staff very attentive to diner's needs. A dependable dining experience when visiting or living in Pasadena."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "great food and great service making the experience exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I generally love Smitty's and selected it for my birthday dinner. While I had clicked on 7:30, it turns out our reservation was set for 8. Not a problem, had cocktails. Clearly, they had read that it was my birthday because they did present a card and some orchids, nice touch - but, they sat us in the booth right on the hallway to the restrooms and the kitchen, certainly not the seat I would have selected if someone was having a birthday dinner. My sister flew down from Sacramento, this was not the best experience. The server had a very dry personality, not very engaging and we had to flag her down a couple of times. Sadly, I'm going to revert back to having all special occasions at Ruth's Chris. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014