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Arroyo Chop House

$$$$
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520 (California Ave.)
+1 626-577-7463
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ever-popular in the Pasadena area for the ultimate in business dinners...
Ever-popular in the Pasadena area for the ultimate in business dinners, special-occasion dining and after-work cocktails hand crafted by the mixologists-Chop House has a broad appeal. USDA Prime Steaks, served exclusively, are aged, hand-cut daily, and perfectly seared in a 500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, roasted garlic-mashed potatoes and massive asparagus spears. All desserts are made in-house including the signature Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffles. The strikingly handsome restaurant exudes a youthful energy that gives the time-honored dining concept universal appeal. Our seasoned staff makes every effort to ensure our guests a remarkable dining experience and are happy to help guide them through the award-winning wine list.
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must-go for once...

Awesome place, where I tasted the best chop-steak of my life (so far...). Well, you are in a place where you have to spend at least $40 per capita, don’t forget. And you, European-turist like me, relax when you arrive with your car and you are asked of valet parking with RollsRoyce on one side… It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Forli'
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Forli'
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Awesome place, where I tasted the best chop-steak of my life (so far...). Well, you are in a place where you have to spend at least $40 per capita, don’t forget. And you, European-turist like me, relax when you arrive with your car and you are asked of valet parking with RollsRoyce on one side… It is a typical American... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Enjoyed a holiday meal with my family of four. The decorations and the atmosphere were very good. The waiters were excellent. The made-at-your-table caesar salad was good but not really special. The steaks were good (some fat on our filets) and I have had better at less price in major metropolitan areas. All-in-all a good meal at an expensive price.

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Gregg S, Owner at Arroyo Chop House, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you for the review on your recent visit to Arroyo Chop House. I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed a holiday meal with us. We strive for excellence in service and food, so feedback like yours is important to us. I appreciate your compliments on our waiters and decorations, as well as your comments on... More 

Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The waiters are great and the service and they took care of are every need. Steak was one of the best I ever had. My wife had the lamb and remarked it was on of the best she ever had.

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Gregg S, Owner at Arroyo Chop House, responded to this review

Randy, Many thanks for the great review on Arroyo Chop House! I am glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We strive for excellence in service and food, so positive feedback like yours is exactly what we love to hear. I appreciate your compliments on our waiters, steak and lamb. It is our goal to take care of all... More 

Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every dime well spent. I love this place. Great atmosphere, large portions, wonderful service. Chop House, Houston's, and Parkway Bar and Grill are in a league of their own.

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Gregg S, Owner at Arroyo Chop House, responded to this review

Many thank for your great review and positive feedback. We're do glad you love dining here. We look forward to having you back! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Really good food. Chilean sea bass was excellent. Soufflé desert needs to be ordered with your entree. Well worth it. Warm and yummy. I'd come back here if I lived here. Was here for the Rose Bowl from Oregon.

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Gregg S, Owner at Arroyo Chop House, responded to this review

Steven, Many thanks for your excellent review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us while in the area for the Rose Bowl. We strive for excellence in service and food, so positive feedback like yours is exactly what we love to hear. I appreciate your compliments on our Chilean sea bass and soufflé. Thank you for your... More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This meal was absolutely amazing and very inexpensive compared to some of the high-end steak chains. There were six of us and I would have easily expected the bill to be in the four figures, but it amazingly wasn't. The appetizers, entrees, dessert and service were all amazing, I plan to add Arroyo to all of my West Coast trips.

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Hard to go wrong when ordering the Filet at the Arroyo Chop House. The cream spinach was good, but not great. By comparison, the Grand Marnier soufflé was outstanding. If you're looking for a great steak dinner with very caring service, try the Arroyo!!!

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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everything about the dinner was great, but the corkage is too expensive. I should not complain since the corkage was comped. I highly recommend Arroyo Chop House.

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Dallas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

With some minor differences this restaurant is about the same as any of the excellent American steakhouse around the counrtry.

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Laguna Beach, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I are not chop house diners, but with the Concierge's advice that this was an excellent restaurant with seafood options in addition to terra-fare, we opted to go as our friends like their meat;-) From the greeting as we entered, to every step of the meal, (3 hours that went buy like 3 minutes), everything was top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
    (California Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-7463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Ever-popular in the Pasadena area for the ultimate in business dinners, special-occasion dining and after-work cocktails hand crafted by the mixologists-Chop House has a broad appeal. USDA Prime Steaks, served exclusively, are aged, hand-cut daily, and perfectly seared in a 500 degree oven. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, roasted garlic-mashed potatoes and massive asparagus spears. All desserts are made in-house including the signature Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffles. The strikingly handsome restaurant exudes a youthful energy that gives the time-honored dining concept universal appeal. Our seasoned staff makes every effort to ensure our guests a remarkable dining experience and are happy to help guide them through the award-winning wine list.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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