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Arroyo Chop House

536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
+1 626-577-7463
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Ranked #30 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $41 - $80
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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82% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Arroyo Chop house during DineLA week. What a wonderful experience. We had the $45 DineLA menu and there was plenty of food, a three course meal that included desert. This was the best steak I have ever had in my life...

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Lake View Terrace, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Arroyo Chop House could very well be the best restaurant anywhere. I have dined there on several occasions for several occasions. The food is worth every penny you spend for it. The staff is very friendly but the "seller" is the food. I have never been disappointed one bit. The Arroyo Chop isn't pretentious as a matter of fact they... More

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Sierra Madre, California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Top notch quality steaks. The sides are plentiful and amazing. I also like the very good selection of wine they have.

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Irvine, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

For a "fancy" place, it's TERRIBLE! Let me sum it up by saying: really expensive (charged EVERYTHING...even the bread and side dishes that they made it sound like it came w/the meal); food was flavorless; waiter ignores you and rushed you out; waiter messed up on the orders; waiter took forever to figure out how to charge a credit card... More

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Pasadena, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Arroyo Chop House has best restaurant status figured out. It's not in absolute terms the best food, best atmosphere or bar, but together, they are so good, they combine to be absolutely the best restaurant in Pasadena. From the moment you park your car at the free valet, check in with the superb hostesses, enjoy a crafted cocktail made... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The atmosphere is great, especially the china used to serve the food. The wine list has some wonderful young wine at extremely high prices. The food is ok, except for the fish--be careful when ordering. Service was below expectations.

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La Habra Heights, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I came to this restaurant with my best friend and ordered the porterhouse medium rare. The service was a little slow, but I didn't mind as the conversation was great. The steak was good but the mac and cheese as well as the garlic mash was excellent. Overall, it's a winner.

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Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We took our friends for dinner after the Rose Bowl game. We had not eaten here in several years but could not get reservations elsewhere so we came here because of the ease of parking on New Year's day and our good experiences at the restaurant next door under the same ownership. The chopped salad was good but the steaks... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Long wait even though we had a reservation. When finally seated, we were given a pretty crappy table by the bar. My husband's rib eye was a horrific cut of meat - almost entirely fat. The cocktails were excellent though.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Excellent from start to finish. Friendly greeting. Service team is present and polite but not over bearing. We had a table of eight. Appetizers and entrees are well portioned so try and save room for dessert ;) Would definitely go back

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