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About Parkway Grill

The Smith Brothers trend-setter in regional American cuisine, Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Parkway Grill specializes in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Throughout its over 30 years, Parkway’s innovative chefs have showcased an intriguing array of dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

Demonstrating the ultimate commitment to fresh produce, Parkway Grill planted its own organic vegetable and herb garden behind the restaurant, which continues to thrive for over 25 years on a piece of prime real estate in the heart of Pasadena.

510 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri/Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 795-1001

Website:
http://www.theparkwaygrill.com/

Entertainment:
Piano player Monday through Saturday evenings.

Catering:

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Apolinar Martinez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
In addition to live music Monday through Saturday evenings, we have many special events including holiday specials, wine dinners, and bartending classes. Please view our events page to see our music calendar and upcoming promotions: http://www.theparkwaygrill.com/events

Parkway Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 20 hours ago

The service was outstanding while the bone-marrow is just memorable; would like to revisit Parkway Grill soon.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Parkway Grill used to be our favorite special occasion restaurant. The management needs to reinvent the menu. Food was average at best. They have made few changes to the menu in the past 7-10 years. Service was very slow. While waiting, we asked for bread twice. It took about 25 minutes to order and receive dessert. Houston’s, Fleming’s, Paul Martin, Del Friscos, etc . all have choices for lunch entres (not pizza) under $20. Time for some Change at Parkway. The restaurant was half full which would change if they updated and made the menu more interesting. Can no longer recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant,Great Atmosphere,Wonderfull Food and great service.

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

We lived in Pasadena 30 years ago. A lot has changed, but the charm of Pasadena remains. Both single, and living more modestly, this was always a special restaurant. We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary Jan 6th, and The Parkway Grill always finds its way to being a favorite. Everything was just right!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We are always treayed.so well at Parkway Grill. We love it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a treat! For birthdays they offer a great birthday cupcake and orchids!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We got there a little early so we sat at the bar and the bartender was so amazing! He had made a special holiday drink with champagne vodka and some citrus that I had in December. When I asked him about it he made it special for me. They were courteous and friendly when they brought us to our table. They made us feel like we were family.we never had to ask for anything because they were always one step ahead of us. Love this place

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were celebrating my birthday. The staff was wonderful . The food fantastic. And we had fun trying your cocktails.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everyone was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. We will be back to California in February and will make the effort to eat here again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Parkway grill is much improved from my last two visits.

Décor was as usual outstanding for the holidays.

The lamb was excellent as was the service.

The front desk was professionally run.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Dinner with old friends was truly enhanced by waiter Tim. Excellent service coupled with a great sense of humor which made the evening so enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We selected Christmas Eve- a stern test for any restaurant. Parkway Grill was up to the task. We had asked for a quiet table and they did a great job given that the place was sold out. The service was superb and the food was creative and excellently prepared. The whole catfish was for the adventurous diner, was spilling out over the plate and was perfectly cooked. The salmon was succulent. The side dishes and bread were very good as well. This place is consummately professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

went for Christmas eve with my adult children and was nice but had the lamb and it was not worth price at all. my son had catfish was great, as was the filet, and rib eye steak. Very disappointed that they didn't have Christmas carolers this year 2017. may try to find another restaruant next year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Brother’s birthday. Perfect all around.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was not satisfying. My husband was also hungry after our appetizer, entree, and dessert. For the bill bring over $200 for two, we weren't amazed with the flavors. Service was excellent. Wouldn't recommend.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We schedule an annual Christmas dinner with friends at Parkway because the food, service and drinks are excellent and they do a wonderful job of creating a Christmas atmosphere throughout the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service were first rate. They went out of their way with some special requests we had.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

WE were there for our Christmas lunch. Two of our guests had never been to the restaurant and loved it. The decorations made it special for the season.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a Christmas brunch. The restaurant was absolutely beautiful with wreaths and the decorations. The food was delicious and ample. The staff are friendly and actually remember us.

We will be back, and will plan parties at Parkway Grill

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was special and wonderful. The service is superb and the food was delicious. We nearly licked our plates!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Just what I had hoped for!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Never disappoints. The holidays would not be complete without a dinner at the Parkway Grill. Thanks for always keeping the customers happy and well fed.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We ordered one meal and split it. Had one glass of wine. The bill was $130.

Really nice place but ridiculously expensive. Same meal at Outback is $30. Cook at home $12

Good place to spend money like a millionaire. If you are one

This is our last trip there !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed a Saturday lunch at Parkway Grill with family members. The dining room was comfortable with an understated elegance, beautifully decorated for the holidays. I had the scallop salad which was delicious. Others really enjoyed the shrimp linguine. All in all, a lovely experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Parkway Grill has a lovely atmosphere and is one of the few places where a group can dine comfortably and carry on a conversation. During the holiday season it is beautifully decorated and reflects the genteel atmosphere of old Pasadena. The service was attentive and patiently waited for us to make our orders. The menu is extensive and requires a bit of study for those not familiar with the offerings. The appetizers and desserts are big enough to share and the food is good but in some ways needs a bit of updating. That said, there is always "something for everyone" in its vast choices. We especially enjoyed the creme brulee napoleon.
Perhaps, with all the restaurant choices now in Pasadena, the Parkway is not getting the attention it deserves. It is a lovely place to take out-of-town guests, to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy the comforts of fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Parkway Grill is my go-to-place for special occasions. The food is always great and has never missed. My girls are still very young, so they are picky about their food. They ate up the pasta without fuss. The service is the best. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Thanks for a great time as always!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a favorite place to dine but during the Christmas season the decorations always put me in the holiday mood. We were promptly seated and enjoyed a great lunch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

What can you say about Parkway Grill, that hasn't already been said? It still remains Pasadena's top restaurant. Food, atmosphere, and service are second to none.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It must have been an off night last night.
Service was not up to par. Bread did not arrive until main course was served. Apps were great. Shrimp corn dogs and crab cakes were perfect.
Mains were white fish and Chilean sea bass. The reviews for those were good. The lamb chops not so much. These arrived warm at best and only one had bone.
We really expected more and parkway grill did not meet our expectations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was, as usual, very good. The service, not as usual, was terrible. There is no excuse for a restaurant this expensive to have such terrible service. It took a long time for our pre-dinner drinks to come and they didn't all come at the same time. There was a long delay in getting our main courses and our waitress explained that the kitchen was "backed up," even though the restaurant was only half full when our food finally came. Water glasses went unfilled. A waiter tried to take one plate away when other people at the table were still eating. Etc. Simply inexcusable. We have been here several times in the past few months, and up until now, the service has been excellent. This time the whole meal was ruined by an incompetent, unprofessional and inexperienced waitress.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Been dining at Parkway since it opened. Always festive at Xmas. Definitely niot as good as it used to be in the day but much more competition now. Disappointed about the cocoa crepe not being on the menu as well as the salmon tower /with mashed potatoes and papaya salsa. Wait staff was great as always , forgot to ask for Ron, he's been waiting on me for years. Probably wouldn't come back. I ordered the lamb lollipops, (not as good as Flemings) then the scallop salad (too heavily dressed). My suggestion? Do the scallop salad on succotash instead. Wisteria in Sierra Madre has that down. I still go to the Chop House occasionally. Will probably stick to that from now on.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wow!! Food was impeccable. The decor is spot on and the holiday decorations make it even better. Our server answered our questions (even when we asked the same thing a few times) and was so nice. Loved it. And free valet !!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The parkway Grill and the team there never disappoints from the friendly Host, to the fantastic bartenders, to the outstanding food!!

Thank you for making every visit memorable!

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Parkway Grill has wonderful ambiance for holiday meals. It is a treat to see their decorations every year. A very capable and friendly staff serving first-rate food rounds out a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful evening. We had the best table by fireplace.! Place beautifully decorated for XMas. Great service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A true Pasadena classic. Awesome experience overall, except the valet that need to be better trained.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is a lovely special occasion restaurant. Went for my birthday, they do make an effort. But I don't think the food has changed in years. Think they may be resting on their laurels. Appetizer prawns were not nearly as good as I remember. Scallops were good but quite small.
I do have one complaint, about my Old Fashioned, which I order only for special occasions. I could not taste ANY alcohol. I tasted my son in law's to compare , not good manners maybe, and his was so strong that I honestly thought the bartender mixed up and put two shots in his and none in mine. For real. So I complained, which is not something I often do. The waiter took it back for a "redo" and the new one was the same!! What gives? I drink rarely but I know a good drink.
To the waiter's credit, he brought me a complimentary shot of their high end brandy (? ) which I added to my drink. Then it tasted about right!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It is as good as ever, maybe better! We had not been to Parkway Grill in 15+ years as we no longer live in the area. We are happy to report that the food and service were excellent, as was the wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Outstanding ambiance. The waiter, Ron, is unbelievable. And Mark and Nas, the bartenders, are very welcoming and know their drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved, loved, loved it! My wifey's birthday was a complete success thanks to the great staff! Excellent food and service! My new go to for special occasions!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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