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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for a Date (54)
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Notable Wine List (30)
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Fit for Foodies (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Live Music (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
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Hot Spot (7)
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Disabled Access (4)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

I usually don’t write anything extra in my reviews but I was so impressed by Arroyo Chop House’s effort to give my sister a great experience in congratulating her in new work ventures that I had to say thank you. Not only was she thoroughly impressed with the food but was also touched by the card waiting at the Table for her just to say Congrats. Great job and thank you! She rarely celebrates herself and I wanted to make sure my sister knew she’s always worth it. Thanks again! #dineLa

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Best food, best service ever at a fine restaurant in a very long time. Very impressive!!!
We loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was amazing! He made great suggestions that did not disappoint. The Gran Mariner Soufflé was a 10+ .
Ya gotta go...it’s worth the dough!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome as always. I told the man next to us they have the best french fries on the face of the earth. When ours arrived at the table they were slightly below our expectations and when we notified the waitress we had a new order at our table within two minutes!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing, service was wonderful. Just a great all around experience. Love that plave

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Very comfortable environment! Service is terrific and the food is good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Service and food was excel

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

The service and ambiance were great. The specialty cocktails were wonderful. The food was nicely presented and seasoned. However, I’m disappointed to say the filet had a bit of silver skin and sinew. 2 of us had it, and we both got steaks like that. Also, there were crab shells in the Oscar style.

The waiter was very gracious and attentive, and he removed the Oscar style charge from the bill because of the shells.

With so many incredible steak houses in SoCal, the steak has to be perfect, and I’m afraid this was an 8.5 or a 9. I would go back to try the wagyu ribeye sometime, but, sadly, Arroyo won’t be my first choice for a great everyday steak.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Came for our friends anniversary and they had DineLa filet was amazing as was service. Definitely for a special occasion. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Arroyo Chop House has always been a family favorite in our household. Our most recent visit was for restaurant week and it did not disappoint. The restaurant week offerings were well balanced and definitely worth the money for worth the money you pay. The whole experience was really nice and the service was excellent. They are consistent with their food and service which is why we keep going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service as expected from such a lux steakhouse. Custom greeting for our birthday celebration as well. Thanks !

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service. Surf and turf was the best. Filet Mignon and lobster tail was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best of Pasadena as far as I'm concerned. Great old fashions, steaks and crab legs. Friendly and high end.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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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
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (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
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·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
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always great food combined with outstanding service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (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.

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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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
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 (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
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 (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.

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 (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.

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·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

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 (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.

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

Great evening with family! Will go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (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
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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
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 (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
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