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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 - 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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
I cut my steak with a fork!!!

One of the best dinners of my life. The food was fresh, very well prepared. We had a large party (18) and never wanted for service. I enjoyed the bacon wrapped scallops, filet and cheese cake. Everything was perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Krenos1
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the best dinners of my life. The food was fresh, very well prepared. We had a large party (18) and never wanted for service. I enjoyed the bacon wrapped scallops, filet and cheese cake. Everything was perfect.

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West Covina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I came here about a year ago with 3 others for a date night. Ambiance is what I expected from a steakhouse, dim and nice mellow music playing in the background. Of course we all ordered steak, but I had the Filet Mignon, which was cooked to perfection and as soft as butter! Thinking about it now makes my mouth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We found the great food, good service and good wines we had hoped for. Superb filet mignon, perfectly cooked (rare), great wedge salad, which they split for us. We ate on the patio on a busy Friday night. Staff adjusted both the lighting and the temperature to make us comfortable. Live piano wafting in from the bar. It was hard... More 

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Altadena, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The fish entree was good but not great. Best to order steak at the "chop" house. Sides were good--particularly the spinach. Salad excellent. Potatoes were so-so.

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

Jeanie, Thank you for your feedback on Arroyo Chop House. Your comments on the fish, salad, and sides have been noted. Thank you for your compliments, we hope to serve you again. Best regards, Gregg More 

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was here with a business dinner party of 13. It was a lovely evening and everything was unbelievably delicious! I had the Kobe New York steak. Each bite melted in my mouth. Others had the filet, lobster, and Alaskan crab. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees as nothing was left on their plates! We shared just about all the... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review! I am glad to hear you had a 5-star dining experience with us at Arroyo Chop House. 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 Kobe New York steak, sides, and wine list. Thank you for... More 

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Arroyo Chop House has fantastic steak with delicious and well-prepared sides. My colleagues and I went for dinner and we shared a seafood appetizer platter and a number of oysters. The crab legs, bacon-wrapped scallops, and oysters were divine. We also each ordered a different steak - I had the ribeye, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and we shared a... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review! I am glad to hear you had a 5-star dining experiences with us at Arroyo Chop House. 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 seafood platter, ribeye, and sides! Thank you for your feedback, we... More 

Warren, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Jill, Many thanks for your great review! I am glad to hear you have had 5-star dining experiences with us at Arroyo Chop House. 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 ambiance and generous side dishes! Thank you for your feedback,... More 

Palmdale, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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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Gregg S, Owner at Arroyo Chop House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review! I am glad to hear you have had 5-star dining experiences with us at Arroyo Chop House. 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 filet mignon, sides, salad, wine list, and dessert! Thank you for... More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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