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.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano player nightly.
Complimentary valet parking is offered to all Arroyo Chop House guests.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We always come to Arroyo for the steak and its ambience. Best steak in town and certainly one of the best in LA. However, service can be hit and miss, it depends greatly on your server. Unfortunately, we did not have the best service on this particular dinner gathering, waiter pretty much disappeared after he placed the order. It seems that some of the excellent waiters we saw often before were not there (any more?).
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