Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.62mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 0.76mi
  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.62mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 0.76mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.62mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 0.76mi
  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.62mi
  3. Distance: 0.65mi
  4. Distance: 0.76mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for a Date (49)
See All
Business Meals (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Notable Wine List (30)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Bar Seating (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Live Music (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Sort by
S
2086 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I were here to celebrate his birthday and it was such a wonderful experience. From the service to the food, everything was amazing!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Not impressive. Food was mediocre and my fish was grossly over cooked. Service was slow. We stated in reservation that we were celebrating a birthday (the reservation form asked if you were celebrating anything so they can "make it special") and they even mentioned it when they called to confirm, yet still sat us at a back corner table and never mentioned the birthday celebration the whole night. We ordered off the Dine LA menu and the waiter did not inform us of the extra charge for dessert. Terrible service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Overall great experience. However, our children and another adult both wanted French Fries as a side dish expecting the portion size to be in line with all the other sides you offer. When each side was roughly the size of an entire bag of potatoes, we were a little disappointed that the server did not mention the portion size to us when we ordered. His recommendation was to take the extra home. We did not, we sent them back to the kitchen to be discarded.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is always delicious and the service impeccable. Worth every penny.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

excellent food quality and presentation Grand Marnier Souffle is to die for
steaks were delicious

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our favorite steak house in LA! Prime aged meat, excellent selection of side dishes, fresh seafood and amazing desserts including their famous souffles and butterscotch pudding. The ACH is always consistent, with an extensive wine list and very professional, attentive service. You can't go wrong at the ACH.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious, perfectly prepared Veal Chop. Excellent Gran Marnier Souffle also...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Server was kind, and fast with order taking and checking if we needed anything. Food was fabulous ! Very pricey , but we were aware before we went. The sides are big enough to share with others .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 5, 2018

ACH is know for steaks, specifically USDA Prime steaks. Yes, the food was good. The service was good. The room we were in was a little noisy due to it’s an open area. Is it worth the price? I think there are other places where you can get more bang for your dollar. I would recommend trying it once and that’s yet. The steaks were pricey and everything is a la cart including the bread and dipping sauces for the steak. If you haven’t been, just be prepared to be nickel and dime for everything.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great place, excellent food!! Look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always great food combined with outstanding service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service from entrance to exit was exceptional. Although compensated to a tasting glass price for the inconvenience, the waiter did forget to bring our orders for glasses of wine until mentioned. We ordered bread pudding for dessert, despite being stuffed from the main dinner. The dessert was brought out with a scoop each of strawberry ice cream and chocolate ic cream because they ran out of vanilla ice cream. We declined the waiter's offer to run to Parkway Grille to get some vanilla ice cream, but maybe it could have been mentioned upon ordering and not upon serving the order.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Came here because we know the food is always delicious. We come every year to celebrate new year's and for my brother's birthday as well. Service as always great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was a New Years Eve gathering that was made very special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our experience was very good for a New Year's Eve celebration. Our poor waitress, Lauren, was charming, cheerful, and very accommodating but definitely overworked... she needed extra help for NY's Eve!! She tried her best but we had to wait awhile for drinks & the check. We loved our table... and we could see through the window that the band was having difficulty with their sound system and they only played a few songs while we were there.
Our table had a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner for our daughter. Food and service are excellent. Great interior and cocktails are terrific. Food was expertly prepared. This is a chop house-so meat is the big item on the menu. Lamb and Veal chops were perfect. Filets were, too. Really enjoyed the jalapeno corn souffle side dish.

Wonderful evening all around.

Be warned, this is not a discount place. You get quality but you pay for it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A great experience as always! Our favorite restaurant to celebrate a special day!

Impeccable service, fabulous food and a distinguished atmosphere, a class act throughout.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas eve dinner with my boyfriend was amazing. Thomas is our favorite server at this restaurant. He’s friendly helpful and we really appreciate all his recommendations. This is my boyfriend’s favorite restaurant. Mike the bartender is awesome as well. We dine there often. This is definitely by far our favorite restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

WE planned a special Xmas Eve dinner at the Chophouse. I made reservations in early October, because I know that Dec 24 is a popular time. We waited 45 minutes to be seated, and that totally wiped away the otherwise good feelings we had - great food and excellent service.
Forty-five minutes wait for a reservation is simply too long, period. Wee have been fans of Smith Bros restaurants for well over thirty years - but no more. There are simply too many other places to go where your reservations are taken seriously.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went this past Christmas Eve for dinner with my husband, children and parents. They overcooked my father’s steak and undercooked my mother’s. When we said something they said they would take my father’s steak off the bill. Then while my boys were eating their chocolate soufflé, my older son pulled a long hair out of it. Gross!! Just for the record, my mom and I have short hair. This things was long! Again we had to say something and again they took it off the bill. While the service was excellent, the fact that we had to complain about three items was a disappointment. Especially when you are spending $600 on dinner for six

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service5
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Cowboy ribeye steak was excellent! All the other trimmings offered a la carte were mediocre.
The service was not very good. We had to wait for a table even though we had a reservation, while walk-ins were seated before or at the same time we were.

My favorite steak house was consistently Mastro's, however on a recent Thanksgiving dinner, I was very disappointed with the quality of their steaks. All the other trimmings offered are superb, including the short bread dessert.
If you desire steak, and nothing else, the Arroyo Chop House is the place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have been going to the Chop House for probably 15 years and this was the first time I was really struck by how noisy it was. Noisy almost to the point of leaving because of the noise. However, food was great, service was impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great evening with family! Will go back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food & servvice. What more could you ask for.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went to the restaurant for a holiday dinner with my wife. Place was nicely decorated for the season, service was first class, food very tasty and desert was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Likely the best restaurant in Pasadena. Excellent steaks, great seafood, & wonderful wine list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Another great time celebrating a birthday at the Arroyo Chop House. We love this place for the Fantastic Service, the Ambiance, and the Amazing Martini's and Steaks! W

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions for years and has never disappointed. The beef, seafood and fish are consistently top-notch and perfectly prepared. On a busy holiday weekend evening, our waiter was attentive, maintained a droll sense of humor throughout, and even went the extra mile. We love sharing this restaurant with friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambiance Excellent Prime Filet Mignon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value2

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.