I booked the reservation same day and they had a hand written note and two orchid stems for my mother's birthday, which was very appreciated. All the food was delicious and the service was great!
I had the surf and turf with garlic mashed potatoes. It was sooooo good.
I was disappointed in the service and the food. The server was cold and inattentive. The steak tartare was lacking flavor. The rotisserie chicken was dry. The garlic bread could’ve used more garlic/seasoning. The tea selection was poor. The tableside ceaser salad was not as flavorful as the last time we ordered-the taste quality should be consistent. I don’t think I’ll be returning. Houston’s never disappoints. A waste of $200. It was my son’s first time and he wasn’t impressed-and I had raved about it. I felt I had lied to him. I had 5 pm reservations on 3/17. Overall quality, service, and taste need improvement.
For a special occasion, it's hard to beat. Excellent service, food, and wine & liquor list make it an exceptional dining experience. Since you get what you pay for, it remains a special occasion place for us . . . but your special occasions are worth it, right?
Took my fiancee here for her birthday the second year running as it's her favorite place, and it did not disappoint. The ambience is great, very cozy and good for enjoying a nice time with someone you love. They had special birthday flowers & dessert for her. The service was outstanding as always. We will continue coming back here every year for her birthday.
Kenny made the whole experience a great evening!
Arroyo Chophouse never disappoints. Still one of the best steakhouses around. We much prefer it to Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris, etc. Love the Wagyu beef but all their USDA Prime steaks are wonderful, particularly bone-in selections. Good seafood options as well. Great side dishes, wonderful wine list. Try the barbecued shrimp appetizer or the Caesar salad to start. The half & half bread ( half sourdough/half garlic bread) is the way to go. But the ‘must have’ is the Grande Mariner Soufflé. Perfect for sharing, light and flavorful. Highly recommend Arroyo Chophouse.
I have been to this restaurant many times and never experienced bad food or bad service. Excellent quality food and 5-star service, our server, Madison even went the extra mile to get me a cappuccino across the restaurant due to their machine was in maintenance, best of all he put it on the House! Can’t find this kind of service anywhere else.
This was my first time at the Arroyo Chophouse. I took my bf there for his Birthday and we enjoyed it very much. Our server, Stephanie E., was amazing, friendly, cordial, and provided excellent customer service. She was very attentive, provided great suggestions and explained how things work there. The BBQ Shrimp was great but the sauce was even better - make sure to save some of your bread to soak it up! I ordered the Filet Mignon and he ordered the Wagyu Filet - both cooked medium rare. The Filet Mignon was perfect, tender, flavorful and 11 oz! His was tender, more bold in flavor, and 6oz. The pricing isn't bad or more than Houston's, but cheaper than Ruth's Chris. If you're looking for a good steak at a decent price, considering all local steakhouses, Arroyo is a good place that still take reservations. Everything is A La Carte though, so make sure you share!
Food was perfection. Service was excellent. Will be back!
My boyfriend and I enjoy this restaurant. It’s our favorite. I had a surprise birthday dinner for him and it was amazing!! It was 4 of our guests first time and they loved it. We always ask for Thomas the server. He’s fantastic! This was the perfect birthday dinner!!! Thank you Thomas and Arroyo Chop House. Everyone from Mike the bar tender to the ladies that sat us. Everyone was awesome!!!
When we arrived, nearly a half hour before our reservation time, we were told we would be seated on time and it was suggested we have a drink at the bar. This we did. Fifteen minutes past our reservation time I went to the desk and asked when we would be seated. They apologized and said in two or three minutes. We were offered appetizers on the house and seated in a few minutes. The great lobster bisque arrived almost immediately. However, we were seated in a small side room and I felt like we were shuttled off to a room for riff-raff and I think they had overbooked, perhaps expecting no-shows because it was a rainy night. Our server, Thomas, told us how busy they were and went out of his way not to neglect us, stuck off in that room as we were. The food was marvelous and we lingered over our meal. Then when I looked at my phone when we got home, I found that Arroyo Chop House had told Open Table we were no-shows. Not true!
This was our first visit to Arroyo Chop House and will definitely be my last. We decided to come to celebrate my mother in law’s 70th Birthday.
We started with an 8:00 reservation for 14. I get it, it’s a large group. So us getting seated in a timely manner was expected to be delayed due to the size of our group. We finally get seated at 8:50.
As we are barely getting seated into our chairs our waiter starts asking us for our drink orders, we haven’t even had the chance to locate a drink menu much less glance at one to even consider a drink other than water. Once our water was brought to us we were offered their garlic bread and sourdough bread. The bread was pretty good, but our waiter never asked our table if any one of us cared for another drink beside water.
After what felt like a lifetime we had to tell our waiter ourselves that we were ready to place our order. Apparently he was too busy to check and see if we were ready.
At the time we placed our order, we weren’t notified if there were any specials or how their menu worked. I asked the difference between the Filet Mignon and the Wagyu Filet and the waiter gave me some basic explanation of the wagyu which did nothing to clarify the difference to me. So I proceeded to order their Filet Mignon med-rare. We waited another lifetime to receive our meals (9:45pm) and was never checked on in the meantime to see if we cared for another drink or more water or anything. My med-rare steak arrived more like med-well, very little pink. So unfortunately I had to send it back. They were pretty quick to bring my second Filet Mignon, this time my med-rare came rare/raw. I gave up. I decided I would just take it home and cook it a little more myself.
My husband ordered the cowboy ribeye med-rare. His steak was a solid okay, but once he reached the middle of his steak, his med-rare was more med-well.
We wanted my mother in law’s birthday to be special, but honestly, there was absolutely nothing special about our experience.
Just had a great dinner with 4 friends celebrating our friendship for the past 19 years when we all had babies. Lorenzo was our waiter and is the best of the best! Steaks were perfect and so was the fish dishes. And chocolate and grand marnier soufflés were devine!
The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. I recommend the bacon wrapped scallops and crab cakes for an appetizer!
Arroyo Chop House is always a good place for dinner. The food is consistently good and some things are really great. The veal chop was delicious and perfectly cooked. My friends had steaks and said the same thing. Three of us shared two salads. One was a special salad and the other was a caesar. Both were fair, nothing special. We also ordered corn and spinach sides. Both good. We'll be back again.
A classic! I took my husband here with the family for his 60th birthday. Everything was absolutely wonderful! We will definitely be back soon.
We had terrific service from Stephanie.
In addition, the folks on the phone were wonderful in that we were flying in from Northern CA, and it appeared our flight would be delayed. They indicated they would work with us to accommodate us.
As always the food was superb, and the wine list is amazing.
Such a special treat!
The food here is always delicious and the service is great. I highly recommend it.
Normally, we love Chop House, nut it was off its game on March 1. Tbe kitchen was slow (35 minutes between the salad and main course). The salad was not good. Dessert was another 30 minutes. We could not hear the piano which we always enjoy. It just wasn't its usual "home run" evening.
I had a great overall experience. The food was amazing as well as the service.
Food was excellent as always. The server was off her game. Very slow, not attentive to detail.
Great dinner. Great drinks. Great service. Always a treat.
First time here. Celebrated our wedding anniversary with our 10 year old daughter. They honored our request for a booth and when we got to our table there were flowers and a card. What a thoughtful gesture. Kenny our server was superb.
I need to find out if they make their own delicious sourdough bread My husband has the surf and turf that he thoroughly enjoyed. My lamb chops were fantastic and our daughter almost finished her rib eye! They also gave us a complimentary starter of barbecue shrimp. That was very good as well.
We will definitely come back!
The steaks were perfect. The service was wonderful. The parking was easy. My family had a great time. Absolutely will come back soon.
We had a wonderful dinner on February 21 and a really terrific waiter.. I know that I will be spelling his name incorrectly. He is irish and he was just superlative. You should use him as a benchmark for all your waiters. Personable, knowledgeable, very, very good. High praise indeed.
WE had a reservation for 7:00pm but the party before us was camping on the table. The hostess was so calm and helpful. She located us another table, which was impressive due to how crowded it was, which made our night!!!! What a FABULOUS staff you have!!!!! The food was as consistent as always. It really is the BEST steaks in town!
Birthday and Wedding Anniversary
Grew up in Pasadena but it was just my first time here to celebrate the mister's birthday. We had been going to Ruth's Chris for our special occasions last year so we wanted to change things up so we gave this place a try. The ambiance is nice but the table we were seated in was a small, 2-person booth and it felt a little claustrophobic and cramped once all the food came out. The service though out was decent; attentive, professional, friendly. The sourdough bread was a little bland and our starter of Ahi Tuna salad would have been great because the sear on the fish was excellent but the crust was too peppery. Both of us ordered filets and while they were cooked as ordered we both were surprised by the amount of fat on it (about two bites worth)--the other place I mentioned earlier had none at all. Our sides were the baked potato and creamed spinach, which were both okay.
The food was delicious. I loved the lobster mash potato and ribeye and chocolate soufflé
Food and service were as always exceptional!!!!!
Food took over an hour to be served. Very disappointed.
Arroyo Chop House is our go to Special Occasion Restaurant.
From the “Old Fashion” Cocktails , the Fresh Fish and the Butterscotch
Pudding. It’s always a 5 star experience. Madison our server was great too😊
We celebrated a 21st Birthday and we had a great experience overall.
The Arroyo Chop House is a true 5 Star dining experience, food service and setting.
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.
Overall good experience
Our favorite Steak and Chop House in Southern California. It never disappoints.
Back again for another amazing night with friends. The best, service (Thank You, Thomas) food, and martinis (Thank You, Victor). Highly recommend!
Wonderful place to celebrate life events!
Thank you to the entire staff for always creating an incredible experience