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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Good for Birthdays (43)
Business Meals (42)
Romantic (39)
Worth the Drive (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Live Music (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 9 hours ago

The food was delicious. I loved the lobster mash potato and ribeye and chocolate soufflé

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

This place never disappoints. It's been a couple of years before returning and my wife and I were worried if it was as good as we remembered. Yep! In fact, it was better than we remembered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall good experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite Steak and Chop House in Southern California. It never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Back again for another amazing night with friends. The best, service (Thank You, Thomas) food, and martinis (Thank You, Victor). Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful place to celebrate life events!
Thank you to the entire staff for always creating an incredible experience

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Madison, our server, was outstanding! Personable and attentive and of course the food was amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great steaks! Corn souffle was delicious! Gran Marnier souffle was a delight. Ambiance and service were also first rate. Another triumph for the Smith Brothers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Impressed by the service staff. We were waiting to be seated when the hostess heard that it is birthday celebration. By the time we were seated, the table was already set for celebration, pretty orchids and bday card handwritten w/bday wishes. We're seated by the piano and the player serenaded all night. Amazing but standards that never changes or being compromised here. Creamy spinach and wagyu beef are the best and chocolate souffle were perfect too.
Love coming back here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I came here to celebrate my birthday and had a great experience. Our waiter was very attentive and overall the service was stellar. I started off with oysters, which were perfect. My husband and I shared the Butter Lettuce and Goat Cheese salad, which was a little underwhelming. We ordered the special Tomahawk bone-in ribeye for two. It came out way too rare so we sent it back, and it came back perfectly cooked and utterly delicious. We had the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans for our sides and both were wonderful. I highly recommend the butterscotch pudding for dessert. Overall, a great meal and great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is my wife’s and mine favorite restaurant and we have always had “great” service and our last visit was a great enjoyment with perfect service, food was too.
It’s so nice to go to a fine restaurant that Service and Food is and has been there presentation for years. Thank You, Thank You. “ Please do not change this good thing”

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Arroyo Chophouse never disappoints; it is always great! Love the Wagyu beef but all their steaks are wonderful. Great selection of sides and love the tableside Caesar Salad. Service is attentive but not too much. Hostesses are pleasant & helpful and the valet parkers remember you and are quick.
Altogether a great dining experience. Always busy even on a Tuesday evening & were using all rooms.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were placed in a room with a business banquet, so the 20 people made our night kind of loud. Had to shout to talk to my gf for her birthday dinner.

Otherwise the good and service were superb. Complimentary valet parking

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place. Good was delicious and the staff was very welcoming and polite. It's a little pricy but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good cool vibe place to enjoy food & drinks. Friendly staff!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service were excellent. A bit noisy for conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dine in LA must! Great value!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for Dine LA and were treated like a 2nd class citizen. The server was notably uninterested and inattentive when we said that we'd like to do the Dine LA option. Food was good but not spectacular to put up with such poor service. We should've just gone to Roy's for the same price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Really great hostess, ambience, and main course. The pork chop and filet mignon were both great, but the sides were just good, nothing exceptional. The other must have here is the soufflé. The service was mediocre as our waiter was inattentive and only came to bring food, and our $6 bread was cleared before they even asked if we were still working on it or if wanted to take it to They gave me orchids for my birthday as well as a little cupcake (which kind of looked slapped together and unappetizing). Overall, I think it weren’t for how well they do their meat, I wouldn’t come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My friend and I dined here (for my birthday) during LA DINE week. The food was superb! I had also visited Ruth Criss the week before, Arroyo was FAR BETTER! I definitely be back as often as possible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service is hit or miss here...but food is always great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

ACH was been excellent for years. It is one of those places where from reception to picking up your car, they want to get it right. If you have an issue with your food, for example, steak not cooked enough, just tell your server — it is never a problem. The quality on every level has remained consistent and that is why for over 15 years we have continued to return without hesitation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very disappointed - hears such great things about this restaurant but the steak was just so-so, I had to ask for a sauce to make it palatable and then was charged $2 for the sauce. The mashed potatoes were cold as was the soup. We arrived early so there were very few people there and yet, we had a hard time flagging down a server. I had such high hopes for this restaurant since their sister property next door (Parkway Grill) never disappoints. Will not return nor recommend to anyone.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Awesome place, still keep up with their food and service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went for Dine LA. The Lobster bisque was good, but the Kurobuta pork chop was excellent. The dessert was not memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our last experience here left a sour taste in our mouth. But after being contacted by the floor manager and owner directly. They have restored my love for the restaurant. Our last time visiting was our 5 year anniversary and we left feeling that we were not treated with the same attention that we usually had received. The floor manager contacted me directly and wanted to reassure us that if we were to dine with them again that we would not be disappointed. He was completely right about that. We received great attention by our waiter and the food as always was exceptional.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Loved the Australian lobster tail. The ‘filet mignon’ that came with it didn’t look like one-it tasted ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Came here for dineLA and the menu did not disappoint. Service was impeccable, friendly without being stuffy. Steaks as always were great and the desserts were all awesome. They always have the soufflé and the hazelnut crunch cake was so good. It was like eating a Ferrero Rocher cake. This place has complimentary valet parking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 21, 2018

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 on January 21, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great steaks and cocktails. A real Pasadena gem. Superb service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

Service and food was excel

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food and service. Always an excellent choice and don’t miss the soufflé!

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