The Unsung HeroesThe food is always good at Smitty's. The service on Friday was particularly outstanding. Beginning with the Valet service, all the way to our bus person, every person we interacted was very friendly and helpful.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First TimeHad heard good things and Smitty's lived up to expectations. My friend was late, but service was both patient and cool.
Meal was great. NBA Finals were on and many in the bar area were into it. However, the noise was absolutely fine. Credit to viewers/fans for not turning the place into a cheering scene!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!I took my department staff to lunch and the food was original and wonderful!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant. Period.Smitty's is one of three Smith Bros. restaurants in Pasadena, but this has been and remains my favorite. I live in Pasadena, so it's convenient, but even if I lived in Santa Monica, I'd still make the drive. Over the years, I've relied on Smitty's for business lunches, casual lunches, and dinners of every stripe, but especially romantic ones. The food? I recommend people just go to the web site, check out the menu, imagine virtually everything on perfectly prepared and impeccably served, and that should settle things. Smitty's is not exotic; they specialize in American food, "comfort" food they often say, though it's a luxurious comfort. They have never let me down. My lunch visit yesterday just reinforced my long-held opinion.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Place!Smitty's is always my first choice for lunch or dinner. Love the food & service (especially Bob)6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant just has aThe restaurant just has a good feel to it. Everyone working there makes you feel you welcome and appreciated. The drinks are solid and the food is just perfect for weekday dining. Great place for a business dinner. The Smith brothers know how to do it right.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGetting together with a dearGetting together with a dear friend to celebrate the last of her chemo treatments. Everything was perfect! We were not rushed and enjoyed the food (despite her taste issues from her treatments).6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDate night on MondayJenny provided GREAT service WITH a smile and the food was awesome. Oh yes.......Thomas was a great host too!!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSmitten for Smitty'sMy friend and I had a 5:30 PM reservation on a Sunday. We were first greeted by Thomas the handsome host and seated at a very cozy table. Ericka was our waitress and she was knowledgeable about the menu, also asked if we had dinned at the restaurant before, we had not, so she gave us a brief bio of the establishment and it's sister restaurants. Ericka was warm and charming and stayed on top of things without being intrusive. The food was outstanding! We started with the cornbread....a must! I had the prime rib and my friend had the liver and onions...she loved her dish as much as I loved mine. Desert is something you need to make room for...Key Lime pie was yummy, and we both left Smitty's very happy customers who plan to return soon.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back again.There was a bit of a delay before our server got to us initially (though we weren't in any hurry), but after that everything was great. We had the pulled pork sandwich, mac and cheese and chicken picatta. Everything was excellent. Quality is appreciated. The chocolate cake is decadent and superb. Also don't miss the house bread, as it's one of my favorites and served with plenty of butter. An extremely satisfying dining experience and a very reasonable price for what we had.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLuncheon LovelyTook a good friend here for lunch during a busy work week and we were both absolutely delighted. The staff was wonderful and the chicken piccata was outstanding. Along with a smooth zin followed by the bread pudding dessert, the luncheon was lovely indeed. Will be back very soon for sure.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, ambience and service.great food, ambience and service. the home made chips are outstanding.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy but funNoise level was so intense we were unable to have a conversation at our table without screaming at each other. that is exhausting! However, that was due to the popularity of Smitty's. It is a favorite weekend spot and we were there on a Saturday night. I am sure it is quieter on other nights. Food was very god. Would go again and recommend to friends5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we arrivedFrom the moment we arrived to the time we left, our experience surpassed our expectations. The waiters were attentive and very helpful. We were not used to dining in an upscale casual restaurant but everyone made us feel so welcome and still gave such a respectful grace. We were more than pleased!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSmitty's RocksSmitty's is such a good restaurant I go every year and love it more and more each time I go.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSmitty's is consistantly goodSmitty's is consistantly good every time I have been. Homestyle classics that have tons of flavor.
The cornbread in a skillet is a great starter, warm out of the oven.
All the entrees deliver each time I have been, a few of my favorites include the Beef Stroganoff, creamy and rich with tender chunks of beef, the Macaroni and Cheese with chunks of Ham, and the Pork chop is perfectly cooked double chop, extremely moist.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day mealOur Family had a great night. The service was excellent. The Manager, Tom recommended the Bean Dip Appetizer which was very good. My only complaint was the boneless short ribs which were bland, chewy and somewhat tasteless. The Halibut and Porterhouse Steak and HamBurger that the rest of the party had were very good. We will return but I will avoid the short ribs.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent AfternoonI brought my assistant to Smitty's for lunch to celebrate this 23rd birthday. We had a delicious meal and great conversation. I wanted him to experience Old Pasadena at its finest.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSmitty's - Good Food Great ServiceWas not disappointed...the food was good (had the ribs and Mahi Mahi and flat iron steak) and Victoria , our waitress, was spot on with the service...always nice to have the waiter or waitress check to see how we like our meal or checking to see what our needs might be...she was great...always enjoy the vibe and the ambience of Smitty's, and a great place to take out of town guests...5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent 'comfort food' restaurantThis is a great place. We go there often, and take friends from out of town as well.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Pasadena!Always enjoy the food, service and the pleasant atmosphere. Great place for an intimate dinner or with a large group of friends!
Love Smitty's and always have so much fun with our group of friends, and it's always nice seeing Joe Thomas!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Smitty's for aWe went to Smitty's for a birthday lunch. They fulfilled my request for a quiet location, which is not easy to do with a lively lunch crowd, and they gave two orchids and card for the birthday recipient. Our meals were delicious and care was taken when staging the plate.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Smitty's, but the ChickenLove Smitty's, but the Chicken Pot Pie wasn't as good as I've had before. May have to change my fav
and get something else next time. Everything else was great, but guys keep an eye on the pie.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants in Pasadena. It was my husband's first choice to celebrate his birthday. I made the reservation thru Open Table and noted the birthday in the comments section. They had a personalized birthday card and flowers for him at the table when we came in! A very lovely touch. The food, as always, was wonderful as was the service. We love this place. Based on the waiter's recommendations, 3 of us had the fresh fish specials. They were wonderful. My sister always has the ribs. She loves them and thinks these are the best anywhere.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great - comfort foodFood was great - comfort food done well. Service was fantastic! Vaughn? - was extremely cute, attentive and friendly. Thanks for the free birthday brownie sundae!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around good and affordableWe really appreciated our reservation time being honored. We were immediately seated upon arrival. The noise factor was distracting however.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMit took the same time drivingit took the same time driving from the north valley to get to Smitty's as it would take us to go to woodland hills so we have a new discovery now and will hopefully go there often.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great menu, convenientGood food, great menu, convenient to all things Pasadena.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSmitty's is a place I enjoySmitty's is a place I enjoy going to, but be warned that it can be loud, and a bit dark at some tables. Food is solid... well prepared and with a variety of tastes and presentations. The prime rib is hearty. The BBQ ribs very tasty. Salads are fresh and crisp. Cocktails are decent, although a little pricey for calls. Overall, I enjoy it and will be a customer through the future.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy New Favorite Restaurant!My new favorite restaurant, I have been there three times in the last weeks. That should tell you something! Good comfort food and great service!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy Smitty's. FoodAlways enjoy Smitty's. Food not as good as usual this time however.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVELY EXPERIENCE...ALWAYS!We love Smittys! The service is always wonderful and friendly. Their macadamia nut crusted redfish special was divine! Their prime rib was excellent as usual as was their delicious chicken pot pie. This is one of our favorite places to dine in Pasadena!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCorn bread to die for. VeryCorn bread to die for. Very noisy. Excellent service. Good food in good proportions. A little pricy.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Great service!Great food! Great service! I requested a table in a quiet area for a business conversation and got just that! Thank you Smittys!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated outside asWe were seated outside as the noise level inside was super energetic. I doubt if we could have heard each other talking. But outside was lovely. Service was good and the food was tasty. Also they were willing to make substitutions on items. I had mussels and clams that were out of this world! Everyone else was very satisfied with their meals.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and with theExcellent food and with the added addition of comfort food specialties, such as meat loaf and chicken pot pie, both house specialties. The salads are generous and the sides ample. This particular night we were a group of six, the service was excellent, though the wine service left something to be desired, uneven pours on the first serving, the last glass filled almost to the brim in order to empty the bottle. That would be the first disappointment we've had here. It is highly recommended since the food is what you are really there for.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and in split the WedgeMy wife and in split the Wedge and had New York and the meatloaf. Great sides, especially the Mac n Cheese. Great bar, good vino selection.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM181 [4/4+] CornBread*,CrabCakes,Pap181 [4/4+] CornBread*,CrabCakes,PapayaChickenSalad*,ChickenPiccata,BabyBackRibs*,CreamedCorn*,SauteedMushrooms,Barramundi,AppleWalnutBreadPudding*,ChocMousseCake*(,RosenblumZin,SparklingWater)3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food withConsistently good food with very accommodating service.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and a good wineGreat food and a good wine list. The specials are well done and the "restaurant in house" specials are fabulous comfort food. The portions are ample and the corkage fee is $15. This is a wonderful place to go to for a nice special night dinner, just for a relaxed dinner out, for a business meeting, or just to get out of the house. Highly recommended.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI will returnSmitty's Grill is one of best restaurants in Pasadena. We have eaten here many times and they
have been very consistent in regards to food and service. They care about their customers and
it shows.10/5/2012 12:00:00 AM