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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
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Price range: $31 - $80
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
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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English first
Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined at Parkway grill on a monthly basis for years and alway given it an outstanding rating. I no longer believe that Parkway Grill is outstanding. The most recent meal was bland and the service was poor. Our server was new and not fully trained. You may want to try Secco of Smitty's, if you like the Smith... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice place. Food was creative and well done. We had fried catfish - the fish was enormous but Jose our waiter helped debone it. Also had tuna tartare and some lamb. Lamb was nice but plate was cold so it cooled too fast. All around delicious. Wine list was too pricey - just not enough selections at the more affordable... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In this day of quick meals and little ambiance, Parkway Grill is somewhat of a nostalgic experience. The decor is elegant with an edge. With the wide open kitchen being the first view you have as you enter the door your eye will then travel to the comfortable dining areas that remind me of old dinner clubs. Although we were... More

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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My friend treated me to lunch for my B-day in July. First class service and food. I had a salad that I was barely able to finish....could it be I had too many different kinds of bread from their incredible bread basket? Got a complimentary dessert and a sprig of orchids for the occasion...no singing either. A very pleasant lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We save Parkway Grill for our Special Event Restaurant. It is pricey, but worth every penny. From the trouble free parking to the ambiance within, to the efficient and knoweldgeable wait staff, to the carefully crafted Martinis; all those amenities help make dining at Parkway a special experience. The food itself is the crown on the experience. Always thoughtfully prepared... More

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San Bernardino, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been coming here off and on for 14 years. It's an hour drive, but well worth it. Tonight we were 8 and brought 4 bottles of wine to drink. Their policy is that they will pour 3 (with corkage fee). We asked if they would make an exception and accommodated us. Thank you. We shared Cesar salad and... More

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Los Angeles, California, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had always heard great things about Parkway Grill and Arroyo Chop House. For years, I had been trying to find an occasion to stop in, but either it was out of the way, I/We wanted something quick/cheap, or it just didn't pop into my head as an option. THEN, one day, we were in Pasadena looking for a dinner... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I asked if steak was USDA prime and they insist it was but I can tell you it was not as good as the steaks they sell at Maraconda's in the farmers market on Fairfax (which really are USDA prime). The steak was over $40.00 and it was OK but for that price was hoping for something more. One of... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Although a bit far away from the old town, Parkway Grill is well worth the visit. Free valet parking is provided. Wonderful interior. Good drinks and a good wine list. Service was excellent and the bottom line is, good food here.

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Glendale, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed another great evening at our traditional anniversary dinner choice. The ambiance is wonderful, the staff friendly and the food fabulous. We enjoyed the entire experience, as will you.

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