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.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano player Monday through Saturday evenings.
Complimentary valet parking.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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