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Arroyo Chop House

536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
+1 626-577-7463
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Ranked #48 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: California Ave.
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.
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Mahwah, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Danville, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Came here for a bday celebration for my husband and another couple who LOVE steak. I split a $46 NY Steak with my friend, and the two men ordered one each. NONE of the steaks were hot when they came to the table. Both my steak and my husbands (ordered rare) was tasteless. It looked like steak, cut like steak,... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had dinner here last night and from my first foot in the door it had the makings of a very bad night. The hostess desk was empty for the first 10 minutes of our arrival. Absolutely no one to help us and we were just standing around when finally the hostess, Caitlin, showed up. I indicated we had a reservation... More 

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san francisco
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After reading the reviews, I had high expectations of having a great steak. We ordered table side Caesar Salad for 4, at a cost of $48, and it was a very good salad. I ordered a New York strip medium rare. $46.00. Expensive, but close to what I would pay at Morton's or Ruth's Chris. What I got was a... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Wow! We had the filet mignon and Chilean sea bass. It was absolutely fabulous! Perhaps the best sea bass I've ever eaten. The ambiance was very nice and service was friendly. Nice wine selection to top if all off. I highly recommend Arroyo.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They really know how to prepare steak - but do not miss the gratin potatoes with fresh jalapeno, you have to ask OUTSTANDING. We dined at the bar and loved it.

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Additional Information about Arroyo Chop House

Address: 536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
Phone Number: +1 626-577-7463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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