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Arroyo Chop House

536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
+1 626-577-7463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 6 and all met at the bar. Victor made some great cocktails and we all enjoyed his mixology. The hostess was very nice and did not rush us to the table. We all enjoyed a great meal. Steaks were all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The grilled shrimp salad is wonderful! Steaks are also good here. Drinks at the bar are always great too. The bartenders take good care of you. Reservations are a great help to avoid waiting.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank misspomona
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times and it has been consistently very good. I highly recommend the "La Poire" cocktail to start. It's so peary, combined with some great spices like clove and cinnamon. It's refreshing - a little sweet but not too much! The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BooII
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Arroyo Chop House is the crown jewel of the Smith Brother’s three Pasadena eateries. Whether seated at the bar on a busy night, or at a table in the garden room, the food, the service, the experience is awesome. Everything is a la cartel with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We treated ourselves to a dinner at this restaurant, and a treat it was for sure. Outstanding food, great wines in a classy ambiance. Friendly and helpful staff. Not the cheapest place in Pasadena but worth every penny.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jacktM9848KB
Reviewed August 3, 2018

While in Pasadena to celebrate our anniversary, we had the opportunity to enjoy our dinner Arroyo Chop House. Reservations were made in advance and we were immediately seated at a comfortable booth. The hotel included a handwritten congratulatory note and flowers--both were a very nice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 363JosephB
Reviewed July 25, 2018

How many different ways can I say "average?" Six of us were here for a Father's Day dinner. Should have been very special, considering the high prices, but it was only average. Obviously the meat was high quality, tasted good and was cooked in accordance...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank iliketowrite
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Yes, the food is mostly delicious and service is impeccable but $175 for a couple to share a steak and appetizers plus only one had drinks. Whoa. Is a 12 oz. steak alacarte worth $70-80? That’s why 4 stars. Also couple of appetizers were not...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ethan G
Reviewed May 30, 2018

worst filet i have ever had. plus expensive . stay away and have your dinner somewhere else. service was not bad.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

I am not a super fan of high end restaurants. Most I find are not worth the price. I was pleasantly surprised at this experience! I love King Crab and was surprised to find it on the menu of a steak place. It was simply...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank skier003
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December 4, 2016|
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Response from Pat O | Reviewed this property |
Not really! California casual is the order of the day. Dress comfortably but warmly because of the air conditioning, but jackets are not required!
Peng L
July 10, 2015|
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Response from Gregg S | Property representative |
We are happy to serve children. We do not have a child's menu and the atmosphere, as other guests mentioned, is steakhouse ambiance—dark wood, booths, and dim lighting. We do all that we can to accommodate our guests... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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