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Smitty's Grill

4.4
4.4
2090 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food

The Smith Brothers bring you American comfort food at its best. Our menu features iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs, and more. Smitty's has always been defined by comfort, from the cozy booths and inviting bar, to the helpful staff who welcome each of our guests home.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Home cooking

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (626) 792-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Olivera

  • Catering

    <br />

  • Private party facilities

    The secluded Garden Patio, with its fireplace and retractable awning, provides the perfect setting for dining under the sun or stars. The warmly lit, fully interior Grill Room is equipped for visual presentations, and the two rooms open up onto one another to allow for larger gatherings in one lovely space.Smitty's Grill is the perfect place for any celebration or event, be it a birthday, anniversary, holiday, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, wrap party, awards show reception, charity reception or corporate meeting. We are available for location filming for television, features, fashion and music. Buyout of the entire restaurant also offered. Grill Room 25, Garden Patio 30 (50 when both rooms combined), total capacity 170.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Tsu: (877) 446-9541

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Green St.

  • Parking details

    Smitty's offers complimentary valet parking behind the restaurant on Shoppers Lane.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,090 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. t

    tang

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Reviewed on January 30, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience

    We had a birthday dinner there. The staff are very friendly and gave us a handwritten birthday card. Very sweet, delicious food. will definitely go back:-)

  2. TA

    TomA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on October 28, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Great place, food is wonderful, service even better!

  3. RM

    RoniM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on September 14, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Good food always, reliable comfort food Love the pan fried corn bread! Consistent good, friendly service too.

  4. MW

    MarkW

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Reviewed on July 29, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience

    This is a local restaurant with menu. Try the pot pie.

  5. J

    Juneau

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Reviewed on July 22, 2019

    overall3foodserviceambience

    Another "Smith" restaurant. Good food terribly noisy

  6. T

    Tamara

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on June 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    Dined here many times. Food has always been excellent, and the ambience, fabulous. Everyone I recommended this to, thanked me for sharing this hidden gem and they plan to go back. It is on the pricier end but well worth it!

  7. BM

    BenM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great attention by server and delicious food. Parking at back lot very convenient.

  8. JP

    JaniceP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes, it's a classic, wonderful place to visit! Amazingly attentive staff, great food, and lively, fun atmosphere!

  9. CM

    CarolynM

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve said it all before and I’m happy to report that it never changes as to the over all experience. Back patio lovely and secluded, only one other table occupied, fireplace warming the chill of the evening. Great drinks, food, and service starting and ending with Carlos at the back entrance taking my car. An out of town first timer loved it as much as I have for many years.

  10. SL

    SteakLover

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've eaten here several times and I've sampled lots of items from the menu, and I can say every meal has been awesome. The cornbread appetizer hits the spot. It has a crumb topping that is just sweet enough without being too sweet. The pot pie is quality comfort food and big enough for 2 people to share. The dining room isn't huge but there are a few tables out front on Lake Avenue and a few more tables in a small bamboo-ensconced courtyard patio behind the restaurant. And there's a fireplace in the courtyard. You'll see people walking in and out of the rear entrance, but the courtyard is a great setting for a meal.

  11. PB

    PeterB

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great Smitty's experience - excellent food, service and atmosphere. My go-to place for lunch and dinner.

  12. MS

    MitchellS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent! This is a true Pasadena treasure! The chicken pot pie is my favorite and it never disappoints. Another great meal at a great spot!

  13. P

    Paul

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a favorite for a business lunch. Good food, Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. They treat guests right here.

  14. KM

    KimmyM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smitty's is Iconic we've been coming here for years the food is fresh and delicious. The staff is very friendly.

  15. PF

    PeterF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Smitty's. I try to get there as often as I can, at least once a month. They've had to reduce their hours, in part due to the minimum wage increases, but I can usually adjust my reservation time to accommodate. During the day the patio is delightful. In the evening l like a quiet booth.

  16. PB

    PeterB

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In spite of a disappointing start when the party at our table lingered and lingered and after waiting an additional 20 minutes we were seated in the rear patio area and had our usual excellent Smitty's experience. Make reservations for the first seating is the answer because people tend not to leave.

  17. T

    Traveller

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Our waiter offered us a choice of "specials" without advising about the costs. One of our party selected one of these items assuming it would be about the same as similar items on the regular menu. It turned out that the selected meal was about twice the cost of the other similar items. We got a bit of a shock when the bill came. In our opinion, the waiter should have advised when he saw we were ordering a more expensive item. Not every diner is oblivious to the cost of their meal.

  18. TF

    TeresaF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    I love this spot and usually rate a 5. We were two women dining and were seated first at a table that was hidden behind a booth (worst in the house) and literally was like being under burger warming lights. The glare was crazy. They could not turn down the lights so we were moved to a table behind the bar... not great either... lots of traffic. There were other tables and o had a reservation so not great placement. Otherwise, it was fun, easy and delicious.

  19. m

    meromo

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our few "stand-by" restaurants whose service and food has not diminished in the last few years.

  20. DI

    DIANAP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A business colleague and I meet at Smitty's monthly, and always ask to be seated in Judith's section. She represents the restaurant well - she is friendly, helpful, efficient and a joy to work with. When I was there on Wednesday, I noticed that her usual section had been limited, and wonder why? I have never noticed her having difficulty serving all of us.

  21. P

    Paul

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Smitty's is a go-to for a business lunch. Great service. Good food and a really perfect ambience. Love it!

  22. LP

    LarryP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sister and I consider Smittys our favorite restaurant. We go for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. I have taken numerous friends there and they have all raved about it. Idon't think I need to say anything else.

  23. DR

    DrRevenue

    Los Angeles

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Smitty's...it is a long ride-2 hours but worth it. Daniel, the Maitre d' was terrific...server terrific...food wonderful...I'd drive just for the corn bread...I'll come back soon, I hope.

  24. PB

    PeterB

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smitty's never disappoints - my go-to lunch and dinner venue. Great food, service and atmosphere.

  25. a

    annie91108

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite neighborhood spot.

  26. G

    Giulioni

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smitty’s has raised the bar for all restaurants in Pasadena - food, service, environment and all at a reasonable price.

  27. t

    tang

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and my girl friend’s husband celebrated their birthday together today for lunch at the Smitty’s . They really put their heart into it by giving us handwriting Birthday card and beautiful orchard flower. We are very touch by all of this. The food is always delicious, every staff is very friendly. Will go again. Thank you Smitty’s !

  28. MW

    MarkW

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Old Fashions are the best in town. My steak was to die for.

  29. RG

    ReneG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is always great!

  30. DM

    DrMichael

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smitty's is becoming our go to place in Pasadena. /Everything from the barrel aged Old Fashions to the succulent prime rib is great, well prepared and exquisitely served.

  31. J

    Juku

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been to Smitty’s for several special occasion dinners. High end comfort food. We had the fried chicken and meatloaf but have also tried the chicken pot pie on past occasions. Healthy portions & all tasty & worth ordering. Some come with sides & others do not so we ordered creamed spinach & fries. Cocktails were rather small but that shouldn’t stop you from coming here. Overall, great place.

  32. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service. We will be back again.

  33. GJ

    GailJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    I booked a special birthday lunch for my assistant and have to be honest, the service was disappointing. While the restaurant provided nice touches like an orchid and a card for my assistant's special lunch (which were appreciated), the gestures were off set by the fact that our waitress made NO effort to be friendly or engaging. When the waitress brought her a birthday desert she just set it down, made no eye contact with my assistant, didn't say a word and walked away. I thought, wow, not at all what I was expecting from this venerable Pasadena institution. Additionally, the restaurant was quite noisy at 12:30 p.m.. The food was fine, but unfortunately the overall experience didn't leave me satisfied.

  34. T

    scotty0Tam

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great ambiance, food was excellent, my hubby cleaned his plate!

  35. TM

    ToddMichaelG4

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Hangar Steak with chimichurri sauce was a special that night. It was cooked perfect medium rare and the mashed potatoes and asparagus were excellent sides. Didn't leave anything on the plate! Waiter was very kind and patient with our group of three. Thank you.

  36. AA

    AdrinehA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    I hate giving any bad review, but I generally do not like to dine in a noisy, dish banging, child crying, and loud speaking restaurant. The noise level totally put me off. If I knew it would have been that loud I would not have made the reservation. But I have to admit that everyone in the group enjoyed their meals, especially my sons who were celebrating their birthday with their mom!!! However, my chicken piccata was little too sour, and I totally had very bad reaction to it later that night. Since, I personally prefer to enjoy my dinner in a calm and relaxing atmosphere, especially if I am going to spend a lot of money, I am sorry but I cannot recommend Smitty's for its ambiance and noise.

  37. W

    Wagross

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Chilli was cold, chicken paillard was way over cooked

  38. CF

    Cali2Florida

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Old Pasadena charming restaurant with a classy modern ambiance specializing in comfort food and done well. On a recent trip visiting from Orlando, FL, my husband and I liked our beef stroganoff and short ribs with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts that we had our first visit so much that we returned 3 nights later with our 2 daughters and their husband and boyfriend. 4 of us split 2 large prime rib dinners and the portions were still generous. Daughter's boyfriend said his chicken pot pie was the best he ever had. Tossed green salad was even really good. Great service as well. Servers wear crisp white shirts and ties. Our new special occasion restaurant for the family. Only downside is it's a bit noisy, but hey, it's because it's popular and everyones having a good time :).

  39. PB

    PeterB

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smitty's is always my go-to place for a great lunch or dinner - excellent food, service and atmosphere.

  40. D

    Daniel

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Waiters need training. Like most restaurants in LA. Chicken pie was far too hot to eat.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green St.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Home cooking

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Smitty's offers complimentary valet parking behind the restaurant on Shoppers Lane.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Olivera

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 792-9999

  • Catering

    <br />

  • Private party facilities

    The secluded Garden Patio, with its fireplace and retractable awning, provides the perfect setting for dining under the sun or stars. The warmly lit, fully interior Grill Room is equipped for visual presentations, and the two rooms open up onto one another to allow for larger gatherings in one lovely space.Smitty's Grill is the perfect place for any celebration or event, be it a birthday, anniversary, holiday, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, wrap party, awards show reception, charity reception or corporate meeting. We are available for location filming for television, features, fashion and music. Buyout of the entire restaurant also offered. Grill Room 25, Garden Patio 30 (50 when both rooms combined), total capacity 170.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Tsu: (877) 446-9541

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