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About The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham
The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse features the finest selection of seasonal aged USDA Prime Cuts, Australian and Japanese Wagyu Beef, expertly prepared on a wood-fired grill. The menu is accented by creative, comfortable side dishes and the freshest local and global seafood.
Two wine rooms serve as a destination for pre- and post-dinner drinks. The Royce also offers a communal dining experience.
Pricing, menu & hours differs on holidays - please call the restaurant to confirm when making a reservation for a holiday.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Hours of Operation:
The Royce is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are accepted 5:30-10:00pm Tuesdays through Thursdays and 5:30-10:30pm on Fridays and 5:00-10:00pm on Saturdays.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are pleased to offer valet parking at a discounted rate of $6 available for patrons of The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse. Please see the Hostess or your Server for Validation.
Private Party Facilities:
The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse is a beautiful setting for private events such as wedding dinners, bridal showers, engagement parties, anniversary parties or other special occasion celebrations. The Royce can accommodate parties of up to 12 guests with reservations in advance. Buyouts of the restaurant are available for seated dining (up to 100 guests) or for a cocktail-style reception (up to 150 guests).
Please contact Manager Matt Nathanson for availability, pricing, and menu selection.
Private Party Contact:
Matt Nathanson: (626) 585-6454
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham Ratings and Reviews
The Royce is a nice restaurant for a special evening. The ambiance was sophisticated, quiet and our server was very helpful and attentive but not in to excess. As far as we knew we were the only people in the room that night even though in fact the room was moderately populated with a well dressed, older 100% caucasian crowd, not that there's anything wrong with it as Jerry Seinfeld says.
If you commit to spending a not insignificant amount of money and just let them take care of you it would be difficult to be disappointed, the food is solid. We rarely dine out at this level because it's hard to enjoy ourselves when we routinely prepare most simple dishes like these better for a fraction of the cost. You would think that all restaurant kitchens would be putting out at least solid and reliable food day in day out but in all honesty it is almost easier to find common sense than a solid kitchen these days.
The Royce steakhouse is a clear cut above the better classic old school steakhouses. Think of the Royce as a Ruth's Chris on steroids for quality (and cost), sort of like Cut but without all of the hubbub and noise AND most importantly outstanding service.
We were staying in the hotel so the location for a great steak worked out perfectly! The oysters were some of the freshest we've had in a long time. The Australian Wagyu was fantastic, right up there with the best we've had. The sides seemed like an afterthought...weren't as impressed with those. Service was a slow start, got better for the order and first course, then our server disappeared for the remainder, no check back and we had to go ask someone for the check, as we sat there for 10 minutes after entrees cleared. Busser did an excellent job and always kept up on water. It seemed no one could find our server, which was odd and a dissapointing way to end the meal. He finally came out at the last minute with a birthday dessert for my boyfriend, but at that point we were late for another engagement and my boyfriend had already went to get the car. No dessert menu, no after dinner drinks...it seemed like a sad way to end a good meal.
We came to celebrate a birthday. Everything was perfect. Wine recommendation was good. Food is excellent and tasty. We had romaine salad,sashimi, steak and Dover sole. Our waiter Steven went an extra mile to present us a dessert and candle even after we paid. Great memory....
Will definitely return!
Excellent steakhouse hidden away in one of the most historical hotels in Pasadena. Be sure to show up hungry because the steaks are massive! A great place for a special event, too, as the hotel attached has lots to see and room to use. Be prepared to drop some dough for the food, but it is worth it.
Came here for DineLA and My Birthday Dinner - everything was amazing!
The food was delicious, healthy and wholesome. However, my biggest love was the service!
Service: A-MAZ-INGLY IMPECCABLE!!! Our head server, Steven was wonderful! He took care of us, checked in on us & made sure we had a great time, especially, making sure my birthday celebration was a fantastic one & it sure was! His team of servers were also nice & delightful as well! They packaged up my leftovers nicely. They were also on point w/refilling our waters & clearing away our dishes & utensils quickly before our next entrées came out. They even walked us to the restrooms to make sure we didn't get lost, so sweet! Service like this makes all the fine dining in Beverly Hills look like child's play.
Sigh, I really was disappointed at the level of service our waiter provided us. This was our second time celebrating a special birthday. First time we dine there everything was amazing so I didn't think twice about booking the reservation to celebrate a milestone birthday for my wife.
Long story short I HATE having to look for or waiter it seemed he was gone for a good portion of our meal. Had to rely on other servers to get drinks or remove plates. He had no attention to detail we like the blue cheese olive in our dirty martinis kept bringing regular olives. For the price of the drinks I would expect them to get the order correct. Porter house for 2 ask for medium came out rare and the steak is cut up already so how do you send it back unless they cook up a new one? ended up taking it to go. Overall I notify the restaurant the occasion we were celebrating our waiter had no clue did not feel welcomed. We felt rushed and for the price you would expect better service. I really wanted to provide my wife with an exceptional dining experience this time around but unfortunately it was just a bad night at the Royce. And my gut instinct was to make reservations at Alexander Steak house prior to the Royce. Should have gone with my instincts.
The food and presentation was average. It appeared that the chef was not there and that the food was randomly put on the plates without much thought. The duck breast was presented in one big piece, the asparagus spears were huge and did not taste that great. The polenta was put in a bowl like it was oatmeal in a nursing home. The food was not very good and the prices were very high for a really so so meal. Our server was super nice and experienced however. This could be such a great restaurant if it was managed properly.
We've been there before for special occasions. The wait staff was courteous and attentive, and we really enjoyed the entire experience. This time, however, our water disappeared for long periods of time and twice we had to ask someone else to have our waiter "drop by".... Not sure whether we'll go here again. The waiter was very nice, but perhaps they were understaffed. At such a fine restaurant as The Royce, however, you don't expect to be ignored...
Entry to hotel is beautiful. The restaurant was very well done and the ambiance was very nice. The wine list was versatile with a huge selection. Price point was extremely high for value and some notable Calif. wines were missing. The occasion was New Years Eve and I thought there could have been much more of a festive mood establish to mark the occasion. Was pretty much business as usual. The food was of good quality but was not noteworthy. All in all ok but not a place you must go to.
Wine list is impressive, meat was outstanding, oysters were to die for. But some elements were simply not acceptable at that level of service and price.
- stains on the furniture
- overcooked lobster in the surf and turf (and I am pretty sure the wooden skewer in the tail is supposed to be removed before the dish is served)
- sides not properly cooked (french fries undercooked and soggy in a steakhouse, crispy mushrooms in the fricassee)
- waiter brought the check without asking if we were actually done (which we were not)
I will not recommend that place and most likely will not return.
CHRISTMAS Dinner set menu with 3 course meal including a second surprise oderve ... Beef Wellington was delicious, however I had to send it back first time as it was too rare, even for me, and not warm enough. 2 ND time was the charm. Melt in your mouth good.
Had a beautiful Christmas eve dinner with my boyfriend. This was our first visit to the restaurant and based on the reviews, we had rather high expectations. The menu was different for this occasion and its cost was somewhat higher (about $130 per person, without wine) than usual. There were three courses to choose from and the selection was really good. We arrived on time and had to wait for a few minutes. Noise level was tolerable and the setting was nice. The food was very well prepared, even though at the beginning of the dinner servings were rather small. We were not sure if that would be the case for the remaining servings, so that got us a little bit by a surprise. Our main dish took extra long to be served and we noticed that some other guests, who arrived after us, were served before. The manager soon stopped by and apologized for the oversight, which was a nice gesture. Overall, the food was not on par with what we expected it to be. My boyfriend had a soup which was on a sweet note, a rather unusual flavor, and I had roasted duck, which was unfortunately too salty. The best part was their cheesecake dessert. On a scale from 1 to 5, food was a 4; their service 4.5, and ambiance a 4. Nice experience, but not worth the hype and the cost.
Decor was delightful and we were seated immediately. Steven and Jesus served us at a level of class experienced at Addison in San Diego. Superb lighting, cuisine, and artistic delectable creations by Chef Dom elevated my mood. Dining experience at The Royce is remarkable.
Awesome service. Thanks to Matt & Angie for setting our gathering a memorable one. Entrees chosen was superb and delicious. Excellent choices given to us for our Holiday Soiree prix-fix menu which made our dining special. I will definitely recommend to all my food blog buddies.
Service was good, the staff was very attentive and friendly.
Food was excellent, steak was juicy and tasty. (For entrees, we all ordered steak, so we could only speak about the steak.)
Beautifully decorated, relaxing ambiance.
An very enjoyable evening indeed.
Been a few times now but was there last night and as remarkable as ever. Can’t say enough about the entire team at the Royce. Steaks and seafood are as good as anywhere you will find in the city, if not better, and service is second to none. Chef Dominick came out to meet us and everything he and his team does is amazing. Got the true A5 steak, off menu black truffle risotto (and they don’t skimp on the truffles) and scored a 1990 wine for a great price. If you get the chance and have a few extra bucks to burn, you won’t be disappointed.
My experience overall was great. I liked how I was offered a preference for water. Server was patient and let my boyfriend and I sample different kinds of wines. My filet mignon was the best that I have ever tasted. I also enjoy how a simple mac n cheese can taste so good! Definitely worth the price. This place is on the pricer side, so I most likely will be returning for date night/special occasions.
Well, The Royce was kind of a let down. Always wanted to try this beautifully designed/decorated steak house in one of my favorite cities, Pasadena. It has the "look" going for it but, the steak was sub par. Also, the music was not "on point." Blues mixed with Country in a chic, white, room doesn't work. Honestly, I'd go again and skip the steak (I had the Wagyu). The waiter touted it as: "melt in your mouth" so, of course I needed it. Originally, I was going for the Filet and Lobster but, the staff went on and on about the New York Strip Wagyu, that it was a "No Brainer" or, so I thought. The au gratin potatoes and my wedge were stellar and so was the bread pudding but, the main event was chewy, slightly too charred on the outside and not my speed. The bonus and reason for going to The Royce is next door is an amazing bar: The Tap Room. Dark, Bruiting and a killer jazz band that rocked some of the old peeps out of their chairs and into a little "scoot" on the dance floor, charming. I'll go back for that anyday...
Our dinner was OK. There are a lot of other places that are more innovative than the Langham though. We brought a bottle of wine, bit also ordered 4 other drinks for 2 people and were disapointed wit the $35 corkage fee they charged. For $300, I think there are other options and I don't think we would go back again.
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