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About Smitty's Grill

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.

110 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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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 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Green St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 792-9999

Website:
http://www.smittysgrill.com/

Catering:

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

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Olivera

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Smitty's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (35)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Business Meals (27)
Great for Lunch (25)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (20)
Fun (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Cozy (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Wait staff was terrific and can't wait to go again

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Work lunch. - solid as usual

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Have eaten at Smitty's Grill a number of times and the food is consistently good. Great main courses and salads. This time I had chicken piccata with asparagus and a cup of clam chowder, all excellent. It was lunch time and got a little loud but still able to hear friends talk. Really nice service, thanks!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a wonderful experience until the crowd built inside, whereupon it became impossible to converse in the main dining room. If I were to do it again, I’d insist on a table at the outdoor covered back patio. Nice and quiet. Suitable if weather is mild.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant for business meals, any type of celebration, date, etx. The food and service are great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wednesday night is flight night. Great wine selection and do chose the cheese plate for your starter. We scaled down our entree having really enjoyed the cheese tray starter but would do it again. A wonderful treat.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Terrific place for quality comfort food on a rainy day. Never disappointed at Smitty's

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

As always, Smitty's had great service, food and ambiance..

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went to Smitty's after not going for about 6 months. No reason than we just forgot about it. Food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. Won't wait another 6 months before going back. Yum

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Smitty's is one of the best 'go-to' places in Pasadena for a special occasion or just a good meal. I have a great experience each visit. Upscale, friendly and professional, you're always treated wonderfully like family but home - with white table cloths - to celebrate something special. I absolutely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I LOVE everything about Smitty's - it's a classic!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The service was outstanding. Attention to detail was impeccable. My Sea Bass was very good. The boneless ribs were poor. As part of our anniversary dinner they gave us complementary flowers and. Dessert. They seated us at a large table for two so we were very comfortable. I would recommend this place again, especially for special occasions because they make you feel very special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service! Don’t miss the cornbread and chicken pot pie- heavenly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One word says it all - Spectaxular. Great food, outstanding service

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a FANTASTIC meal!!! The food was delicious, the service was attentive, the desserts were incredible, and the ambiance was festive and unhurried. Not surprising that the bill came to $185 for the two of us, but that was not unexpected. Definitely a place to come for special occasions— it will not disappoint!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Been to Smitty’s many times and always enjoyed it. The latest visit was disappointing in that the quality of the food was not up to par. Probably going to take a break before going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My NY steak was ordered "medium," and it appeared "medium-well' (little to no pink). The sides of creamed spinach and mushrooms were excellent. The hot fudge sundae contained a 1/2" square cube of cucumber - apology, but no offer to comp anything.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our post-Christmas lunch at Smitty's was absolutely lovely. The restaurant was festively decorated for the season adding to the ambiance.
We polished off the Smitty's Famous Meatloaf, the Rattlesnake Baby Back Ribs, and the Prime Rib Sandwich - topped off by a shared Fruit Crisp a la mode. All were scrumptious!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, extra nice waiter, and a festive Christmas decor. Excellent! We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I am a local Concierge and refer a TON of business to all the Smith Bros. eateries. I love them all, but Smitty's has a wonderful "local" feel to it. I especially LOVE Judy and always ask for her as my server . Food is consistently good. Noise lever could be a bit less for my preference!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Like usual, the food and service were delicious and timely.
Smitty's Grill is popular. You definitely need to make reservations in advance.
We eat out often in Pasadena. In our opinion Smitty's is one of Pasadena's best restaurants.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and ambiance are always excellent. However, when ordering a house Cabernet I was told the house wine was out of stock but they had a Justin instead. I accepted that as an alternative only to find upon receiving bill that the 2 glasses I had were $18 per glass for a total of $36. If they are unable to offer a house wine as requested, the server should most certainly tell you the price of the alternative they are offering. I NEVER would’ve selected a single glass of wine priced at $18. Shame on our server. We were shocked and felt tricked.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and service - however the gal who changed my reservation when I phoned on Dec 19th at 7 pm said there'd be a table for us in the bar area at noon on the 20th, and when we go there, there wasn't a reservation for us! However - the Bartendress, Manager/Host and Waiters were kind and helpful - we ate at the bar, the food as usual: outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food and Service has always been excellent! Never a disappointment!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Smitty's delivered as usual. The food and service was way above average.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I've lived in Pasadena for 37 years. Loved Smitty's since it opened...whenever that was. You'll never be sorry you chose this restaurant for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Christmas Carolers

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

It's always great coming to Smitty's for the holidays. The noise level @ lunch during the week is definitely energetic, but that buzz sets the tone with Christmas energy. Love the decorations and the frosty cold martinis! People catch the excitement and it makes your ofc lunch or special occasion better. Paul was our waiter, great service, but not hovering. He seemed to know when we needed him. We didn't feel neglected. Great time had by all.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Smitty's never disappoints. Great American comfort food always delivered with elan. Service is always professional and knowledgeable. A shout-out to Moses who allowed our party to leisurely dine while keeping an eye on our needs. Always a good choice when in Pasadena.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We celebrated our holiday lunch here and it was great! Everyone enjoyed their food, drinks, and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, pretty Christmas decorations

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Smitty's experience is always top notch - excellent food, service and ambiance is expected and received every time I go. Never a disappointing experience here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambiance! Awesome Chef’s specials! We were a table of five and ordered 3 appetizers at first, two fish of the day, one cioppino, one chicken piccata and a burger. Everything came out fast warm and of course the ladies were served first. It was a great experience and our server was very proactive too. Just a tiny suggestion, the font of the wine list needs to be a little bit larger so you can read better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our regular spot for special occasions. Ask for Moses.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very upscale. Wonderful ambiance - fully decorated for Christmas. Delicious food and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went to Smitty's Grill yesterday to have lunch with a friend. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays and was very festive. My friend was unexpectedly 20 minutes late but no one bothered me after initially asking if I wanted to order something to drink. I ordered the Carrot Ginger Bisque before my meal which was delicious and had the King Salmon for my entrée. The salmon, mashed potatoes and sauté spinach were so good, I ate everything on my plate! It was so good I almost felt like licking the plate, LOL. My friend had a salad and the beef short ribs. This was her first time here and she was really impressed by the ambiance and the food. This was my third time at the restaurant and like the other two visits, the food and service was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always great, reliable delicious food and attentive service from the parking to the hostess to the waiters to the bar tender. It's noisy at times but in a lively energetic way that doesn't disrupt. Great place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The occasion was my wife’s birthday which we celebrated with friends at Smitty’s. My highest recommendation and regards goes to our server, Judy. Not only did she serve us efficiently, she made the experience fun. My wife & I and our friends who celebrated with us give her a “high five”. Thanks Judy for making our time at Smitty’s fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great place for a business lunch and great service!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

4.5 stars. We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends. Depending on what is ordered, the food can be a bit pricey. However, the quality is excellent and well worth it for that special night out. The staff was friendly and very busy - which affected the service just a bit. However, not enough to keep us from coming back again soon.

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