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About Arroyo Chop House

A modern take on the classic American steakhouse, Arroyo Chop House is one of only a few restaurants in Southern California that serves exclusively USDA Prime beef. This strikingly handsome restaurant, inspired by the Arts & Crafts architectural style for which Pasadena is famous, is clad in rich mahogany and the cozy booths are bathed in seductive light.

Our steaks are aged and hand cut daily and then perfectly seared in a 1,500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, baked potatoes, asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce, and Arroyo Chop House's famous onion rings. We also offer live Maine lobster and fresh fish, Alaskan King Crab legs, fresh oysters, and shrimp. Compliment your meal with a bottle from our award-winning wine list and finish the night with one of our delicious desserts such as a Grand Marnier soufflé, warm apple pie, butterscotch pudding or chocolate pecan pie.

536 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm

Fri/Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm

Cross Street:
California Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 577-7463

Website:
http://www.arroyochophouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano player nightly.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is offered to all Arroyo Chop House guests.

Executive Chef:
Manuel Avila

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
View upcoming events on our website: http://www.arroyochophouse.com/events

Arroyo Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Birthdays (44)
Business Meals (41)
Romantic (40)
Worth the Drive (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Live Music (11)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

In for a business lunch. Wanted to take advantage of the special lunch days during the holidays. Always a classy place for dinner and lunch was no different. Seated our group in the bar area. Attentive service from our server plus we had Victor at the bar to help out when needed. Top notch staff at the Arroyo Chop House.....nice work by all. We’ll be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Everyone's steak was tender, deeply flavorful and cooked perfectly. The sides (lobster mash, spicy corn mac, mushrooms and asparagus) were well prepared and complemented the steak. Service was high level and spot on; waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. Fantastic experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Thank you team CHOP HOUSE
ONION RINGS TBONE STEAK. PEPPERCORN SAUCE LAMB CHOPS CARAMELIZED CORN ALL TOPPED OFF WITH KIND SERVICE BEAUTIFUL DECOR AND ORCHIDS WITH A GREETING OF JOY

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance Excellent Prime Filet Mignon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We adore the Chophouse. We have been dining here for over 20 years for very special occasions. We have had a favorite waiter (Blair) and he is now like family! The food, ambiance and serve is top notch,, it is always an evening we look forward to and we're never let down! Next celebration ...February!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was wonderful. Comfortable, good service, and great food. All excellent reasons to go back!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

My husband has been raving about this place since I met him. Eight years later we go with clients and we received warm white wine, lukewarm steak, our empty dishes sat for 25 minutes before being cleared after dinner, and we were seated practically in the piano player's lap. Just really terrible service for an extremely expensive meal. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays and there was an attentive waitress who tried to help us and talk to the manager since our waiter was so lacking but the manager never came over to check on us. Really disappointing experience at a place I've been looking forward to trying for a long time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Server was fantastic, absolut elyx cocktails were amazing, Loved the piano player and food is reliably delicious. One of the best steakhouse in Los Angeles

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious steaks. The sourdough bread is to die for. The bread pudding is awesome also.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our waiter was amazing!! Food was great! Overall great experience

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Overall a wonderful experience. The steaks are excellent and the ambiance always makes for a special evening!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I'm not pleased that Open Table or the restaurant messed up my reservation. Apparently, you had two people with a similar name and the other Sharon got our booth seat and we were placed in the front room --which has an okay ambience, but it was freezing cold. We asked to have the temperature adjusted twice. It was adjusted a bit, but still not enough. The air conditioning was blowing right on our backs. When you're eating fantastic food, you want a fantastic ambience and the correct temperature. How unfortunate that this was a very important business meeting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best steaks I’ve had. Juicy and tender! I recommend the chocolate soufflé so yummy!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent steak house with friendly service, great steaks and sides.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I took my wife for our anniversary and we both had a great time. The service was great and they made us feel special for our anniversary which I really appreciated. The food was great all the way thru desert. Thanks for the super treatment!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lucy was great. Food and service are first class, as always.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

If you're in the mood for a great steak and a nice ambience this is a great alternative to a Ruth's Chris or a Fleming's not to mention that they have killer delicious cocktails, superior service, and free valet! But bring a loaded pocketbook.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our first time here. The food and the ambieance was excellent. We had NO complainants in our table. I highly recommend ordering the tomahawk steak to share with a group of 3 or more. It lets you order more sides.... #manwithanappetite

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Another great dinner at the Chop House. Food and service were both excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Arroyo Chop House is our steak restaurant in Pasadena, food is amazing and a wonderful dining experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was AMAZING as always. But the service was just TERRIBLE. We were one of the first tables to be sat on the night of November 15th this year but received the least attention for our 5 year anniversary that we decided to celebrate with them. The lack of attention is one thing but the blatant disrespect is another. Upon sitting down before making any decisions about food we informed our server we would EACH like our OWN chocolate soufflé. The server asked us if we were sure we wanted our own because their soufflé is quite large. We stated yes we both want our own because we are here partly because of their chocolate soufflé. Well after we ordered is when the real problems started. Each course was spaced by about 20 minutes which in my book is a little excessive, especially when our server is stopping at the table next to us every 5 minutes to check in with them. Then comes time for our soufflé.... after waiting 20 minutes after our main dish has been cleared we watch our waiter walk to the table next to us (the table which received ALL of his attention all night) and he proceeds to drop off a chocolate soufflé for them to split. Mind you we sat down before this table, we ordered before this table, and we finished our dinner before this table. After the waiter places the soufflé on the table he proceeds to turn around and say he messed up and only put in ONE soufflé for us. WHAT?!?!?! Didn’t you JUST drop off a soufflé for the table next to us. That was DEFINITELY our soufflé. We proceeded to wait an additional 45 minutes for them to bring us two soufflés. While our waiter did comp us the soufflés after the blatant disrespect we received for such a special occasion I can honestly say I will NEVER return to this restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food one of the best steak houses in So Cal

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything looked good except boring uncharacteristic steaks. People go to chophouse for steaks but theirs were boring. Would raher go to Taylors in La Canada.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love the customer service my bartender was so nice and the warmth of the restaurant so comfortable cozy . Food is fabulous

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a great evening!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best BD dinner I have ever had . On the reserved table was a BD card. Then the restaurant brought 2 stems of beautiful flowers to me at the table. The food was delicious! Everything was 1st Class all the way. I will never forget what a wonderful night this was to celebrate my birthday. Also, the Waiter was wonderful too! I tell everyone about the this special celebration. I was looking forward to rating this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Charmingly relaxed atmosphere of a high end steakhouse. The service has always been great and attentive. On our latest evening the service missed the mark. I don't know if the waitress was too busy, or what was going on, but we rarely saw her once we ordered. It was a Friday evening, but I felt that they wanted us out of the restaurant quickly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

とても親切に対応して頂きました

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

GOOd job keep it up. Bring more fish dish A+++++++++

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food, great ambiance

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This isn't the first time I've been to Arroyo Chophouse and every visit was wonderful but this visit was pretty disappointing. My steak as well as 3 other people from my party out of 6 had very salty steaks where I could be enjoy it. I ordered the wagyu ribeye steak, cooked medium well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was fantastic!! From the delicious bread basket, to the lobster bisque and goat cheese salad, to the bone in filet!! And the best part was the 2 different soufflé’s (chocolate and grand marnier) overall... it was a great experience

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall is very good. The steaks states delicious. I had the Tomahawk ribeye while my friends ordered the Wagyu new york strip and wagyu ribeye, both were great. I will come back again

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall experience was amazing. Food and service were exceptional. The bbq shrimp, cowboy ribeye and grand marnier souffle were all delicious.
We were celebrating our anniversary and they set up our table with orchids and a special note, the added detail was nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I gave my wife the choice of where to go for our 15th anniversary dinner and she chose the Arroyo Chop House, one of our special event places. We've been there several times before and it's always been great. A fine steak house owned by the Smith Brothers who also operate the Parkway Grille next door and Smitty's, a few blocks away. When I made the reservation I included that it was our 15th anniversary. I figured we'd get a complimentary dessert. We arrived right on time for our 8:30 reservation and the place was packed with several groups waiting to be seated. It took about 10 minutes for us to be seated and when we arrived at our table there was a large floral arrangement with cymbidiums, roses, and other flowers, with a card. I figured it was from a friend since my wife and posted on Facebook where we were going to dinner. When we opened the envelope we saw a handwritten note congratulating us. It was from the Arroyo Chop House. I was stunned! It was an expensive arrangement and a very nice and unexpected touch. Our service was great with a very pleasant and attentive server. We split a Caesar salad. I had a ribeye steak and my wife had the petite filet. Both were cooked as ordered. We also ordered scalloped potatoes and braised spinach as sides. Everything was very good. We each had a cocktail and a $55 bottle of wine, and dessert. Total bill, including gratuity, was just over $300. This place is expensive - on a par with Morton's, Ruth's Chris, or any other high end steak house. But I prefer it because it's privately owned and a bit more friendly and intimate. I highly recommend the Arroyo Chop House for a special dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The entire staff is exceptional. Food is outstanding, pianist is lovely!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have written several reviews, I only re-tell that the best made at table Caesar Salad is made here. And made to your liking. And they make very good Martinis! There is no bad experience at Arroya Chop House.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Arroyo chop house is one of my favorite restaurant. The food and drinks are consistently delicious

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I do love this restaurant. The service is always great and usually the food is. Maybe they were just having an off night the night My wife and I were there. You could tell the meat, the Porterhouse for two, was a Prime Steak. They just seemed to having trouble cooking for us. We ordered it Medium Well, or rather Medium plus as the server told us we could order it. Just not bleeding is what we asked for. But it was a little bloody for my taste. Didn’t want to send it back because the outside was already charred more than I liked. Lobster mashed potatoes seemed to be lacking flavor. Again usually a side that my wife and I really enjoy. Desert, I must say, was amazing! Their chocolate soufflé is the best in LA! It was our anniversary, and this place always makes your occasion feel very special, orchid on the table and an anniversary card. We will still be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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