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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (37)
Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Business Meals (21)
Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Live Sports (5)
People Watching (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was prepared perfectly...we got the ribeye steak, prime rib, chicken pot pie and Lake Superior white fish. It's nice that we were allowed to switch out side dishes. The service was impeccable and the bartender makes one of the best cosmos I've ever had. A great place to take friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We always have great time/experience at Smitty’s. The Smith brothers are very good at what they do. Worth a trip in just to see the Christmas decor, Chop House as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A fantastic lunch on a Friday afternoon. New York steak and Chicken Paillard were excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been to Smitty's many time since it is an old school classic chop house and grill. Rarely there is a surprise and meals and service are consistent. However, we were seated in a space that should have NOT been a table right next to the bar. The waitstaff rushing by to get drinks at the serving station was rather distracting. Also the smell of disinfectant for the washing of bar glasses wafting over to our table was unpleasant. It took the waiter over 10 minutes to take our drink order so service was slow and unpredictable which was surprising since he had to walk by our table every time to get his bar order. Our second order of drinks came AFTER dinner was over so we did not get to enjoy wine with the meal. Desert took another 10-15 minutes to get served for a slice of chocolate cake. Was not the most pleasant experience I had there since the restaurant has been around for awhile in Pasadena and their act should be more together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always take clients here each time we're in Pasadena. Great to find outstanding comfort food in an upscale environment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Smitty’s is, hands down, our favorite dining spot in Pasadena. Always great service and delicious food!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Steaks and chicken piccata were excellent. And the service was top notch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Smitty's has consistently excellent food and warm service, and a local institution thanks to the Smith Brothers. The freshly made potato chips are a dangerous embellishment on the bar; no reasonable person could eat only one of these delicious chips.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Please bring back the shrimp cocktail to the menu. Until you do, I won't be back. You have great service and great staff, but missing the shrimp!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The patio ambiance is wonderful,and the food and service is always great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was very good.
Chili was so salty, it was inedible. Had to send it back. Server was apologetic. Otherwise, food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The steaks definitely lived up to their descriptions!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Smitty's never disappoints -- great food and service, perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great service and most of all food always tastes wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

You must order the corn bread in the skillet! It's so scrumptious, just don't eat it all at once or you won't have room left for the delicious dinner. Chicken Picatta & crusted Whitefish were delicious. Staff is friendly, well trained & efficient. Whenever we're in Pasadena this is our go to place. There is a quieter area toward the rear of the restaurant & an outside patio. Valet parking available behind the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was OK. Crab cakes were a little cool.
Generally OK.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Once again, Smitty's was awesome! Great cocktails (their blue cheese stuffed olives in their martinis are THE best to be found anywhere). Tuna appetizer was delicious. Filet was exceptional. Sea bass coated with Parmesan and with anchovy butter was heavenly! We had no room for dessert, even though we love their desserts! (And their bread is super crusty on the outside and wonderfully chewy on the inside!). Can't wait to revisit this restaurant on our next trip to Pasadena!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Smitty's is my favorite restaurant in Pasadena and has been since it opened. I love everything about it. The Cobb Salad is the best and also the Wedge. I'm hungry just writing this

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A friendly cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and easily one of the best fish dishes I've had in a while (trout). A very nice evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great cocktails. Good, dependable food. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

As always, the dining experience at Smitty's was top notch! Our favorite spot for a lunch with a friend or dinner with wife or another couple. Great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We took our son to celebrate his 18th bday.! He loves Smitty's! They had a very nicely written card and beautiful orchids waiting for him. I requested that they do not sing, since he does not like attention to himself, so the waiter brought a delicious dessert, brownie sundae, with a candle. (When you call in your reservations, let them know that you are celebrating a special occasion and they will make your feel wonderful!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As this is part of the family of restaurants that boasts The Arroyo Chop House as one of their stores, I have to give Smitty's Grill, high marks. Go for the classic standards, i.e., a gin martini, ice berg lettuce wedge with blue cheese and bacon, creamed corn, baked potato and a great grilled rib eye. You will not be disappointed.

If it's a romantic occasion or a business meal where you would like to have a private conversation, reconsider. The noise level inside is deafening. Your choices are to scream or run screaming from this place.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was delicious, service was outstanding. Our new go-to in Pasadena!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went with our dear friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. When we arrive the table was adorned with a beautiful single orchid and a birthday card. The service was great, we enjoyed cocktails and a great bottle of wine and dinner. The key lime pie was sublime and the cast iron skillet cornbread was heavenly. We will definitely return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

waiter Josh was great; very attentive. the bar bill was very high and not really a very good value. the wine list is good but very spendy. they obviosly are making money on the drinks.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My father and I enjoyed his 93rd birthday celebration at Smitty's Grill. They were able to accommodate his off-the-menu request for prime rib, which was done perfect to his specifications. Our family has always held our breath at other restaurants never knowing if his steak was to going to be to his liking. Smitty's Grill was Spot On. After a sigh of relief, our service was warm and friendly. And he loved the complimentary rich brownie and ice cream. It was a lunch to remember.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I will return because of DELICIOUSNESS. Also, Nick our waitperson was terrific in terms of information, pleasantness, and attentiveness.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Was at Smittys about 3 years ago. Was great then. But now, Horrible. Food was bad. Went with friends for a Birthday dinner. Hostes rude and ignored us standing in front of them until we addressed them. Ordered a basic Burger, and was cooked like it was made at Jack in the Box. The meat looked grey (yuk) and was cold. The Service was ok. The kitchen, when you look from dinning area looks old and out dated. Chiefs looked bored. This place needs a face lift. On a better note, went to Houston's the next day and was 5 Star!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Smitty's is a gem. The menu is varied enough for any taste, and daily specials usually make me change my mind about what I planned to order from the menu. Service is truly outstanding. Pricey, so I visit only on special occasions. The bar is another truly outstanding aspect of the restaurant. Interesting cocktails and a formidable wine list. If you don't mind the price tag, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Service was sporadic. Wine glasses were dirty when set on the table. Food was good. Nothing WOW but good. Worst part was the bug on the berries atop the creme brulee. Apologies and a bill reduction but ick. Disappoointed as it came well recommended from several friends. Noise level was high as we were seated on floor. Get a booth and it's probably quieter.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Always a great place for good food and a good experience. Love the crab cakes. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and we were given orchids on our table. Very nice touch! Service was excellent, as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Restaurant was busy Labor Day--they could have used a few more waiters.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Like a great neighborhood bistro. Lovely service. Great, uncomplicated food. Outstanding martinis! Comfortable ambience. Love coming here, and introducing friends to it. Never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere and outstanding service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've always liked Smitty's. Unfortunately I don't get there as often as I like, as it is a long drive from my home (45 minutes when there are few traffic problems). However, I received an email from them saying that when they revised their menu, they had removed their liver with bacon and onions. The hue and cry was such that they decided to have it as a special for the first weekend of each month. I immediately made reservations for my wife and I and a friend of ours. He and I ordered the liver while my wife ordered an excellent petite filet mignon. As to the liver with bacon and onions, this is the best you will ever have in your life. Add to that the warm and relaxing decor and excellent service and it was a perfect evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Smittys is always great! We were celebrating a birthday and they had Orchids and a card at the table.
The fish special was suburb and I had the meatloaf which is always a good choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Ben here two weekends in a row. For Birthdays. Great on both occasions . Service and food are excellent. Love the clubby feel to the place and they make a great Manhattan.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food. I had my mouth ready for liver and onions. However, they only offer that option on selected weekends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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