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Parkway Grill

510 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
+1 626-795-1001
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Ranked #1 of 584 restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
Description: Since 1984, Parkway Grill has specialized in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Demonstrating the ultimate commitment to fresh produce, the Parkway Grill planted its own organic vegetable and herb garden behind the restaurant. Tiki Salad, Brick-Oven Baked Cambozola Pear Flat Bread, and Whole Ginger Fried Catfish are long-time favorites. The design of the Parkway Grill is a study in casual sophistication, striking a perfect balance between elegance and rustic approachability. The brick walls are adorned with elegant paintings by Millard Sheets and mixologists prepare hand-crafted cocktails at the expansive bar, an original from 1920's Chicago. Parkway's award-winning wine cellar, comprised of upwards of three thousand bottles, includes a broad selection of wines served by the glass.
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102 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I lived in Pasadena in the late 80's when it was not as upscale as it is today. My idea of fine dining was Lucky Boy down the road (didn't go this visit but it was awesome!) We wanted a nice continental place in Pasadena and Parkway Grill hit the spot. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The bread... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch at the bar and hang out with Kevin, a great and knowledgeable bartender!!! He recommended a great malbec for lunch that was a hit. He knows the area so any detail that you need you should just ask! The food was delicious! My husband decided for the restaurant week menu, the dates were amazing and he said... More

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Gregg S, Owner at Parkway Grill, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review! I am glad to hear you have enjoyed dining with us at Parkway Grill. 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 burger, potato leek soup and a caprese salad with prosciutto. Thank you for your... More

Lake Orion, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had dinner here with 7 co-workers. The musty smell hit me as soon as I entered the building. My dinner was okay for the price. Our server was very accomodating and made the experience better than it would otherwise have been. With so many outstanding restaurants in Pasadena, I will probably not return.

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Gregg S, Owner at Parkway Grill, responded to this review

Dear Jill, I am so sorry to hear weren't able to completely impress you when you dined at Parkway Grill July 16th. While I glad to hear the great service improved upon your experience, I apology for the musty smell and just okay dinner. We will take note of your review so we can make any changes necessary to address... More

Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thought I'd check the number one spot out since I just moved to Pasadena last week.... very impressed. Dinner on a Sunday night, definitely some nicer attire is required; there's serious mood lighting, white table cloth, dressy waiters, they really want you to feel the atmosphere. But the food was really really good! And the dessert was truly excellent. I... More

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Los Angeles, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you can't get in without a reservation sit in the bar! Best bar in Pasadena. If it's lunch sit in the bar and hang with Kevin. Food is very good and the atmosphere is the best in Pasadena. We love the Catfish, but there's plenty of good food to choose from. Typical American Bistro Cuisine with lots of flavors.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are near Old Town Pasadena, and are looking for a moderately priced place for a wonderful lunch/dinner, Parkway Grill may be just the place. The menu has some very tasty items, both appetizers and entrees, has a very nice atmosphere (sans noisy kids), has wonderful servers, and is very clean. The menus are pretty extensive, with many "surprise"... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Hit Parkway Grill for a great overall dinner experience. Career servers and bartenders, excellent food, fabulous cocktails, live music in the very popular lounge. If by chance your meal isn't 100% amazing simply let your server know and before you know it everything is right in the world. Wide variety on the menu, and they'll even create your own special... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Our group had about 6 of the diverse appetizers and the were all wonderful. I had an excellent bone in New York and again it was outstanding. There is not much more to say except yes try it out!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We dined here twice, once at night when we were hurried a little, and once for brunch, which was relaxed and very enjoyable. Love the crab cake appetizer. Big portions.

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San Jose CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

In Old Town Pasadena, this restaurant has its own organic garden and great food. It seems to be a popular place. There was a good selection of menu items including some fish you don't usually see on menus: white fish, for instance. I had the lamb appetizer served with a fig chutney and fresh Canadian king salmon served with green... More

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