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Arroyo Chop House

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, 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 - 10:00 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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Classy and delicious

When we walked we commented on the ambience-smelled delicious, clean welcoming. The service and food were excellent. Portions of side dishes were very generous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jill C
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Warren, New Hampshire
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Warren, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we walked we commented on the ambience-smelled delicious, clean welcoming. The service and food were excellent. Portions of side dishes were very generous.

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Palmdale, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I went to The Arroyo Chop House for the first time last night for our Anniversary. We are frequent visitors to Pasadena and have eaten at most of the well known steakhouses and bistros. I have to say that our experience here was one of the best we have had. The atmosphere is very comfortable, with low... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I dined at the Arroyo Chop House on Valentine's. Usually this is a terrible day for dining out but, we did it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive, friendly service, even though the restaurant was quite crowded. The Caesar salad was very good and the creamed spinach was delicious. The cocktails and cheesecake were standard. My t-bone was... More 

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

Terry, thank you so much for sharing about your great experience with us on Valentine's Day. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us especially the caesar salad, creamed spinach and most importantly, our T-Bone. Your compliments on our food and service are greatly appreciated! We look forward to having you back soon! More 

pasadena
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have visited the Chop House numerous times in the past 18 years since arriving to the area. Valet parking is the only option for parking.. Never a problem have I had. Tipping is recommended but not required. Four dollars is the usual. Entering the establishment it appears somewhat cramped and over crowded. Voices and at times laughter can be... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Arroyo Chop House and your feedback on your most recent visit. I;m so glad you've enjoyed dining with us since our opening. Thank you for your longtime support. More 

Alta Loma, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I had a small filet that I originally decided to only eat half. it was so tender and tasty that I went right into the 2nd half. When we first sat down the dining room was noisy but eventually quieted down. Noise may be have been have been coming from one table. We would definitely return.

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

Gregory, we're glad you enjoyed a dinner with us with friends. Thanks for the compliments on our filet. Both halves of a filet should be irresistible! We look forward to having you back! More 

La Puente, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I came here on January 24th, it was my first time and all i can say is I was very happy with everything. The service was great, the waiter was really nice and very helpful. I ordered a New York steak butterfly cut med well that waiter suggested and it was cooked perfectly so delicious, with lobster mash potatoes. The... More 

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

Alex, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us for your anniversary! Thank you for the compliments on our New York, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, and and Soufflé. Thank you also for your feedback on the creamed spinach. I hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Forli'
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
131 reviews 131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?