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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for Birthdays (40)
Romantic (40)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Business Meals (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Seasonal (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (9)
Live Music (7)
Casual (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

A nice dinner, but disappointing considering the cost. The food was very good, but not, "Umm, this is delicious!" You could chalk that up to an discerning palate. What really disappointed me was the by-the-glass wine. I took the waiter's recommendation and found it to be blah. He never asked if I liked it, and I was not feeling aggressive enough to complain, so I spent over $20 on a glass of wine that was less pleasing than a $10 bottle from Vons. I won't chalk this one up to palate. I expected a large to moderate Zin. What I was given was tiny. Not bad, just not what I expected. It definitely affected my enjoyment of the meal.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

No doubt, The Parkway Grill is the best restaurant in Pasadena.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good and not very expensive. But the service was not great. I specifically said we would share everything— appetizer, salad and entree, one by one. Of course all the dishes came at same time. We had to let the fried cat fish sit there to wait for us to eat appetizer and salad first! The waiter didn’t come to the table even once to ask if we were okay. Last time at Parkway Grill, all the appetizers and salad came at same time but at least the fried cat fish was after that, so it was very hot. This time the fried cat fish had to wait. Also, I was very surprised that it was very noisy, can’t have any conversation at all. Maybe just that night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for a nice, quiet business lunch. Food is great. Service is terrific. Recommend highly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

First of all I would like to commed our waitress, Colleen, for being so conscientious for my special needs. The $75 seafood tower which consisted of oysters (not sure what kind, but they were small), giant prawns (approximately 10' were meaty and delicious), King crab legs (tiny legs of a king crab) and Atlantic Lobster (looked to be about 6 ozs. possibly Canadian lobster because it didn't quite taste as sweet as a Maine lobster). The Organic Field Greens salad was nicely put together but was drenched with a little too much dressing, the squid ink Tonnarelli which had sea urchin and lump crab meat was satisfactory but nothing to get too excited about, the Chilean sea bass was thicker than most restaurants and it came with Shimeiji mushrooms in a champagne yuzu miso sauce, all of which blended together to make this a very nice dish. The pan seared Lake Superior Whitefish that was served with mushroom risotto, asparagus and a pea purée was the best tasting and perfectly prepared dish of them all. Because it was Valentines' Day, the restaurant has naturally hectic, but the waiting staff was friendly and accommodating for the needs at our table. Overall, Parkway Grill exudes class and excellent food and made the Valentine's Day dinner enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful ambiance, superb service, valet parking, great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful corner table. The service was top notch. The food was delicious; we had the 16 oz New York with Gouda mashed potatoes and the broccoli, which i would Hobbs like Gor, just for that! All around, superb; can’t wait to go back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A friend and I share the same birthday so our husbands tool as to Parkway Grill to celebrate. They had a lovely card on the table for each of us and also brought us some very pretty flowers. We felt very special. The food and ambiance was fantastic!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Our server, Ron, was amazing. The food is always great and the ambiance is over the moon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Significant changes to menu. Asked server if they still had the Thai pasta and lobster crepe and normally they would check with the chef to see if they could do it. No offer just nope we don’t have. Disappointed no attempt to solve.

Didn’t have wine ordered from list. Took them 20 mins to figure that out.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This has been our favorite restaurant for over 20 years. It is always fabulous!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Parkway Grill is always excellent for service and food quality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed a marvelous evening celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. The staff was attentive and thoughtful and the food was just as good as when we had our rehearsal dinner there in 1990. No better place in Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank area to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hadn't been to Parkway Grill in several years, but it did not disappoint. Lovely ambiance, comfy chairs, friendly and efficient service, and exceptionally delicious food. Enjoyed the halibut special, and was very impressed... cooked to perfection! I won't wait so long to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lemon desert way too — thick like cornbread. Thought it would be light. Otherwise excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and ambience are fantastic. A friend and I went for lunch during restaurant week when we were both off of work. The selections available on the lists were delicious. It forced us to order something that we usually do not get when we go to Parkway on other occasions. We have our favorites on their menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

lunch with my mom, food is fine but our server disappear most of the time

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and nice cozy ambience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

As always, the dining experience at The Parkway Grill was excellent. The service was superb and the food was wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Servers can be nice friendly with smiles and greetings especially the front desk

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was not good . Waitress didn't know anything about the menu. She couldn't answer any questions without going to the kitchen. She also didn't know anything about the wine list or wine in general. She never checked up on party and didn't offer the souffle until we were ready to order dessert. She said they take 30 minutes. We ordered 2 souffle's and it took 40 minutes. Her table side etiquette was poor . The restaurant and the food quality was much better than the service. The restaurant deserves better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent service and the food was great!!!

We will definitely be back to try other options

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

It was a great meal with DineinLA experience. Nice presentation and ambiance for my taste.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The restaurant is great. DineLA was a great and the server was great. Overall good value and good deal

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

An elegant spot with excellent food and a cozy old-fashioned ambience

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food, service. Great overall. Dine LA set menu was a great value.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

simply put - the Parkway Grill is one of the best restaurants in Southern California. The food is amazing. Quality and preparation is excellent. Waitstaff is professional and educated. It had been almost 17 years since I had last been there, and it was still amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a great meal at Parkway Grill. Wish they had a few more vegetarian options!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love this restaurant and the food is always first rate.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 6, 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 6, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 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 3, 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 2, 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 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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 27, 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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