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Arroyo Chop House

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536 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2520 (California Ave.)
+1 626-577-7463
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great steakhouse with a really nice buzzy atmosphere. Food was fantastic. The appetisers were tasty particularly the BBQ shrimp and as for the steaks they were served to perfection. Try and also save some room for the chocolate soufflé if you can. Overall a really enjoyable time was had by my party. Very much recommend although be warned this... More 

Thank 1879fulham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a close friend. There is nothing we like better than a old world steakhouse, and this place hit all the marks for us. The atmosphere is dark and cozy and one almost expects a member of the rat pack to walk in at any moment. The Beefeater martini was prepared perfectly. We split... More 

Thank Pat O
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Our son and his wife took us to dinner recently and chose the Arroyo Chop House, which is one of their favorite restaurants in Pasadena. We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was packed, with guests waiting in the lobby. Our reservation was for 8 pm, but even at that hour, we waited nearly 30 minutes to be... More 

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New Vernon, New Jersey
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285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Hosted a client dinner for 7 and was not disappointed based on high expectations. We started with drinks at the bar until everyone arrived, and then we moved to the table. It was quiet when we arrived at 5:30 but was packed on a Wednesday night when we left at 8. I started with the shrimp BBQ warm salad which... More 

Thank Dan P
Monrovia, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been our go to spot for special occasions for years. Anytime we wanted a great steak we went there but I am sad to say this last visit was different. Our filet mignons were average. Clearly not what we used to get. The cut looked different and the taste was bland. Not the same steak at all.... More 

1 Thank Dots32729
Los Angeles
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This dreamy, warm, golden place is just plain good. A cozy classic of Pasadena, it has always left me feeling like I had been hugged by a favorite rich aunt. Sure you pay for the privilege, but I have never felt bad about spending money here. The service is beautiful. Everyone there is just nice. Professional without any snobbery but... More 

Thank deabs8
La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very fine restaurant. It's just what you would expect from a first clas expensive steak restaurant. The various cuts of beef were great. The service was top notch The room is dark and attractive. Lots of customers. Every thing is well done as long as you are interested in the pricing.

1 Thank tommo_8
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

My husband and I ate here from a special menu for Dine LA Restaurant Week. I had a delicious filet mignon while my husband enjoyed lobster tail. This restaurant serves my favorite oysters, Fanny Bay, so we split a dozen of those as well. Great service, great ambience, and wonderful food.

1 Thank Noelle K
Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

The food was very good. Perfect place to see your friends and have a great dinner. We found everything for picky choice of all our dinner participants. The wine list was great. I was first time there and probably will add to my list of must go places at least once a month. It would be great if they start... More 

1 Thank JoachimShe
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

The food is so good! My husband and I have been there several times. The lobster mac n cheese is amazing!! Will definitely be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?