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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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Romantic (38)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Business Meals (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Cozy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (13)
Authentic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (8)
Live Music (7)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
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 on December 20, 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 19, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Then coming here for years although it's been quite some time since my last visit hasn't changed it all great then you great service but I do miss the game on the menu

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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 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just what I had hoped for!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 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 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 4, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 November 30, 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 25, 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We took my mother here for her birthday and had a lovely experience. We had the tuna tartare and bacon wrapped dates for appetizers, and the table agreed that both were amazing. Two of us ordered the special of the night, which was salmon, and I must say that it was the best salmon I've ever had. I wish I could remember our waiter's name, because he was absolutely outstanding. We had a surgeon in our party that was called in to do an emergency surgery, so he was very late to dinner. We thought he wasn't going to make the dinner at all, so our waiter was so kind to box up a meal for him. When he arrived toward the end of dinner, our waiter unboxed and plated dinner for him so he could enjoy the restaurant's nice ambiance and celebrate my mother's birthday with us. The only thing I wish they could do better is update the decor a bit. It's not bad, it's just not as impressive as the food and service. It also would be fun if they could decorate for the holidays like Arroyo next door. It makes the experience feel more special. Overall, Parkway Grill is a wonderful dining experience, and I would recommend anyone to go there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary. We both ordered the beef tenderloin dinner, medium rare. However, our neat came out closer to rare. Overall the quality of the food was very good. When we arrived at our table we had a nice card wishing us Happy anniversary. After our dinner we were given a beautiful bouquet of orchids and a cupcake with a candle in it to share. We were pleased with these surprise gifts. I would recommend this restaurant to dine in as a special occasion place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A restaurant with great food, service and quiet, spacious ambiance. It is increasingly difficult to find a restaurant that has all of the essential elements of a fine dining experience. Look no further than Parkway Grill for all that you need for a fine meal. The steaks and lobster mashed potatoes were fantastic, as was the bread plate. I'll definitely return to try other things on the menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We returned to Parkway Grill after many years. The food was excellent, as it should be for the price. We asked for a quiet table and were seated where we were not close to a big party (there were two at the time). The service was a little disappointing. We had to ask for the bread basket after we saw it on other tables but not on ours. A second glass of wine came too late in the meal to be enjoyed with food. Overall, though, Parkway Grill deserves its good reputation for providing fine dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Parkway Grill was recommended by our Uber Black driver, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Between the four of us, we had the Whitefish (very tasty and mild), the bone-in rib eye (cooked to perfection) and the lamb chops. Great bottles of Cakebread (?) Chardonnay and Goldeneye Pinot Noir. The evening ended with the Neapolitan Creme Brulee (shared and devoured quickly). The best part of the evening, however, was the amazing service given to us by Ericka. She is a tremendous plus for the Parkside Grill. We ended the evening in the lounge with the fantastic piano playing. All in all a perfect evening that demands a five-star rating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always it was a most enjoyable evening. Only gave it 4 stars for service as our waitress may have been a little over-stretched.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been to Parkway Grill several times over the past few years. Each time it has been superb. Head and shoulders above any other restaurant that I have been to in Pasadena. Quite expensive, bit worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Our waiter was very good and patient. Our food was delicious and we were not rushed at all. I would highly recommend Parkway Grill!

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was just okay but that might have been because we were on a firm lunch. Appetizers and desserts were great but the fried chicken sandwich was not great. Everyone had the salmon which I've had and loved but everything on the menu should be good not just okay like this fried chicken sandwich was. Service was okay as they refilled everything and cleaned our plates but their attitude was not awesome. Excluding the hosts that were wonderful!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Parkway Grill was always a special experience when I lived in Pasadena. Now living in San Francisco, I returned to Pasadena and looked forward to dining at Parkway Grill. Perhaps my expectations affected my response to the meal. A Caesar salad was uninteresting and while not over-generous, was significantly remaining on my wife's and my plate; the Romaine was warm rather than chilled, and while a few anchovies were draped over, the dressing was less than Caesarly. Whilke I heard no complaints about the appetizers of covered dates abnd another of lollypop lamb chops, my pricey ($48) halibut was not particularly large and was flavored mostly by a bed of grain and supposedly lobster but was not particularly flavorably or delicious so as to enhance the fish. An evening ending cappucino was excellent.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was wonderful as always but we ordered the special rib eye and the bill came with a $77 charge for the entree. Significantly higher than anything in the menu. Food was great but $77 for an entree is ridiculous (especially with no warning from the waiter)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As many times before, I had another great time, food and wine with my kids - Celebrating my birthday. The room was filled with energy - could have been because the Dodger game was on and they Won! The Bar scene is always fun and piano music fills the air with a damn good Martini. Can't wait to be back soon !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It’s my first time here, and the occasion was special as it was firmly hysbsnd’s birthday celebration. The experience was memorable, everything from the atmosphere to the food and service. It’s also a plus that there’s complimentary valet parking. The food was delicious and enjoyable, menu was impressive. Our server was kind and knew the menu very well. I will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The best service was the front desk hostesses. Very friendly and accomodating!
The salads were delicious, the fried catfish an adventure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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