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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Romantic (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Business Meals (35)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Comfort Food (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Seasonal (10)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Authentic (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Music (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 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 12, 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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·Dined on November 12, 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 11, 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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·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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·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 4, 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 3, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Third time going here and the food remained superb. Service is excellent. Parking too crowded even with valet.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome service. Definitely a 5-Star Restaurant for food and service! Outstanding presentation of food that was absolutely delicious. Amazing service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ron is one of the best waiters at the restaurant. The food was good but I found the French Onion soup a bit thicker than normal. Wish it would have had more broth. Other than that, it was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Was a good experience but there was pressure to turn the table over at the end of our meal. Not a comfortable feeling when, as regulars, we would have enjoyed lingering a bit to finish our conversations(plus there were empty tables nearby).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Despite it’s long lasting popularity, my entree (Wild Alaskan King salmon, special entree of the evening) was bland in taste, and overcooked, ie, I specifically asked for medium rare of my fish. Services are fine. Don’t think we will be returning again soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food. AC direct air was initially bothersome and uncomfortable. But management solved the problem in short time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Parkway Grill has been a guaranteed celebration spot for several years... Unfortunately, the ambiance and food is no longer on my list. It needs to update the restaurant and offer more interesting food selections.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely ambiance, excellent menu, service and food quality/preparation/presentation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Our food was fabulous. I had the Bolognese and the watermelon salad. My wife had the hamachi crudo salad and the angel hair pasta. Our guest had the scallops entree.

The watermelon, heritage tomatoes with buratta was amazing and my bolognese one of the best I’ve ever had.

Our server, Anna is the best. She waited on us at Secos when it was still open and is just the best sever.

Thank you Parkway for a very enjoyable birthday evening.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was well prepared and service was attentive. Noise level from another table was a little too loud and distracting.

Atmosphere was pleasant and live piano was entertaining when it could be heard

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

amazing service and the food was on point! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is our fourth or fifth visit to Parkway. Food and service are always excellent. Menu could use an upgrade, but everything tastes wonderful. Drinks are "honest" - never watered. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food, excellent friendly service.
Efficient and effective accommodation of dietary restrictions.
Music some evenings.
Popular - generally need to book.
Quite pricey!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my husband and I 3rd visit to this restaurant. In general, this place has a great ambiance and great decorations with huge beautiful vase of flowers in center of the restaurants. The food and service was very good the first two times we went there. This time we were with another couple and it was on a Friday night. We had to wait for 45 minutes although we had reservation. We sat and listen to the piano by the bar. The server was not that great. We had to wait for him to get us water, salt,... we had to call other waiters and ask them to call our waiter. I had fried catfish. It looked really good. But it didn't taste like anything. It had little flavor. It was much better once I added little lemon and salt. In general, I like this place and I probably would go there again and hopefully I get a service as good as the first two times.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went to celebrate a friend's birthday,

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Parkway Grill has been around a long time because they keep the menu fresh, the restaurant clean and vibrant, and have a more upscale clientele. The food is outstanding and the service excellent. I would not hesitate to go for a business meeting or a special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had A great Evening
David our waiter was outstanding
Made our wedding aniversary dinner very special

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our server was excellent and the hostesses handled our reservation perfectly. However we found it a little over the top for a restaurant with a menu at this price range to charge $2 per cocktail to have our manhattans shaken and not stirred!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was good, but I wouldn't order the squid ink tonnarelli again. I should have realized it was more like spaghetti - I thought it was a filled pasta. Anyway, I thought the flavor was lacking a bit.

We placed an order for dessert and coffee but it took so long that we had to cancel it so we could make our concert start time.

I love the ambiance - excellent lighting and the music is played at the perfect volume.

Still, a good evening and I would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great night at the Parkway grill. Service was excellent, food was fresh and flavourful. The live pianist and bass player was an added bonus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Among my favorites. Beef is some of the best in the SGV

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

REALLY enjoyed the dining experience. Was perfect choice for anniversary dinner. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I've been coming to the Parkway Grill for many years. The food is always good but the restaurant always falls short in one way or another. Service, lighting, noise level, etc. Its never all right at the same time. On this visit the service was slow and once we had our meal we needed to keep flagging down bus people or waiters of other tables to get the follow up service we needed like, more butter, bread, re fills on drinks, our check etc. Not acceptable for the level of restaurant its professed to be or could be. Shame.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

THERE IS NOT TOO MANY RESTAURANTS THAT ARE CLOSE BY FOR ME TO TAKE FOR A SPECIAL B/D OR TO A NICE QUIET LUNCH TOGETHER WITH FRIEND/S. I CHOSE TO THIS PLACE, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN COMING TO THIS RESTAURANT SINCE THEY OPENED AND HAVE IMPROVED OVER THE YEARS. LOVED THIS RESTAURANT STILL GIVES NICE FLOWERS TO THE PERSON FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. MY GUEST WAS VERY HAPPY TO REC. THEM. SPECIAL 88 YRS OF AGE, AND IT'S MY GIFT FOR HER THAN GIVING HER A GIFT CARD.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Parkway Grill is a Pasadena institution. Always a go to place for special occasions and potent cocktails. A classic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I automatically think of Parkway Grill for our birthdays, anniversary, Valentine Day and other memorable days that we want to celebrate with a great meal, good drinks and a wonderful atmosphere. We have been doing this for years and we will continue to do as we have had a quality experience each and every time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! One of my favorite restaurants in Pasadena. Xo

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always, everything was perfect. Our waiter, Omar, was so helpful and friendly. But so is the entire staff. Nothing beats the Mary's chicken dish!

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