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Parkway Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Contemporary
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510 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520 (California)
+1 626-795-1001
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Since 1984, Parkway Grill has specialized in a seasonal, market-driven...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY DINNER

We visited the Parkway Grill for our 50th wedding anniversary. It also happened to be my sister in law's 75th birthday. We were a table of 4 and the restaurant's attention to detail was outstanding. I had the White Fish which was sauted just right, and the vegetables accompanying the fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
FredSimson
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited the Parkway Grill for our 50th wedding anniversary. It also happened to be my sister in law's 75th birthday. We were a table of 4 and the restaurant's attention to detail was outstanding. I had the White Fish which was sauted just right, and the vegetables accompanying the fish completed the gustatorial experience. All in our party were... More 

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

Fred Simson, Many thanks for your 5-star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill in celebration of your anniversary and a birthday. Thank you for the compliments on our White Fish and special touches. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

Buellton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I love going to the Parkway. It is so classy and elegant. Service is great as well as the food and drinks. You cannot go wrong with this establishment. On the pricey side but worth it if the occasion calls for it.

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

Emmanuel, Many thanks for your 5-star review! I'm so glad to hear you and your wife enjoy dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our restaurant being classy and elegant. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Let me begin by saying this restaurant is owned by the Smith Brothers and for the longest time they were the only game in town. They own four or five other restaurants as well. I used to be a regular customer, bringing my clients to Parkway and going for special occasions. I own a business (not a restaurant) in Pasadena... More 

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

I'm very sorry to hear you have had problems with the Parkway and getting in touch with someone regarding customer feedback. We pay attention to compliments and critiques, so if there are any issues we wish to correct them. More 

san luis obispo, ca
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very good to excellent fare from a very nice but expensive Pasadena landmark. The surroundings are sumptuous and the service excellent. It starts with excellent bread offerings. The lamb lollipops were stunning in a pomegranate sauce with fig relish. That was the high point of the meal. The seared scallops were also excellent. The short ribs and a sea bass... More 

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

Many thanks for your 5-star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our lamb lollipops and seared scallops. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To shortly summarize it: the staff was very helpful and friendly, food was very good. We had fish (2 meals) and pork and everybody was pleased with their meals. Recommendations regarding drinks was adequate eventhough not all the cocktails filled our expectations. We had a complimentary dessert, which is always nice. As an experience and a meal in a restaurant... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our staff and food. Your feedback on our cocktails is appreciated as well. We forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

PASADENA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After years of booking a table for a specific time and then, when there, finding out that you had not actually booked a table but a place in the queue for a table and then having to wait and wait to be seated, we took chance and booked a table for a time certain and happy surprise we were seated... More 

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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a nice dinner with friends. Street parking is almost non-existent. Very good service.

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

Marc A., Many thanks for your great review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our restaurant. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon, please take advantage of our complimentary valet! Best regards, Gregg More 

Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoy sitting in Parkway Grill, it is beautiful! The food is quite good but the price is painful. I have been there for lunch, dinner, and a glass of wine in the bar. It is especially beautiful at Christmas time.

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

Many thanks for your great review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our food and Christmas decorations. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

Pasadena, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a reliable and very good Pasadena restaurant. You don't go there to be challenged, you go there because you will get excellent service and good continental/California food. A favorite on the menu is their fast fried catfish with ginger and soy, light and very good. The best thing for me about Parkway Grill is their excellent bar. Bartenders... More 

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

Many thanks for your excellent review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our Ginger Fried Catfish and bartenders. Your positive feedback is happily received. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

Brisbane Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went there for a special occasion after reading about it on Tripadviser - Everything was first class from the start. It has that lovely atmosphere of class that American restaurants used to have and they even let you bring your own wine. The waiter was particularly good, gave us a free desert, and if when he forgot to charge... More 

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

Many thanks for your 5-star review of Parkway Grill! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us at the Parkway Grill. Thank you for the compliments on our atmosphere, and server. Your positive feedback that Parkway has been a highlight of your trip is wonderful news. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Gregg More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
    (California)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?