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“Great American comfort food & atmosphere”
Review of Smitty's Grill

Smitty's Grill
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Ranked #43 of 715 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Green St.
Description: Iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs and more. Plus, hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines by the bottle & glass. Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Whether one is having a business lunch or a birthday dinner for your favorite relative, our restaurant can be your home away from home. American comfort food forms the core of our menu, with our Iron Skillet Cornbread, famous Chicken Pot Pie, or our Rattlesnake BBQ Baby Back Ribs, you're sure to find exactly what you're craving.
Reviewed June 22, 2014

whether it's a business lunch or dinner you can't go wrong here. French Fries or Baked Potatoes! Steaks or Meat Loaf your choices are many. Great bar and a good selection of excellent wines by the glass. The service is near perfect!

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Thank Burgundy9
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We are regulars that enjoy the great service and friendly management. We use to go the Parkway Grill several times a month, but Smitty's is now our favorite.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came here for a late evening dinner. The restaurant was still busy. We had a reservation and were immediately seated. The menu is definitely American comfort food. It was well served and the presentation of the food was attractively done. For appetizers we had the cornbread while good is done better elsewhere and the bean and cheese dip. Two of our party had the chicken pot pies which were quite large but tasty. Sand dabs and a pork chop rounded off the orders. Both were very good but not extraordinary. However, given the ambience and the size of the menu we will be returning to further explore the offerings

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Thank JERRY690
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Loved the food and wine list. Hated having courses rushed to table. Interesting menu tilted to comfort food.

Thank Glenos
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Decided to come here for my birthday dinner after getting a good review on a sister restaurant, Parkway Grill. Complementary valet service is always nice, & the restaurant gives off a good feel with the vintage/modern look.

As for the service, it was solid. Nothing spectacular to write about except that I got (a kind of expected) free birthday dessert (chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream!). Our waitress was very nice & attentive as well as the other staff. Did seem a little overstaffed with many standing around the restaurant talking to each other when we first came in but by the time we left everyone was quite busy.

The food lacked a little in my opinion. Could be because I'm becoming accustomed to fine restaurants (& fine steaks) but my medium rare steak seemed rarer than it should've been. The blue cheese dressing on top was also very heavy & overpowering. The asparagus on the side was VERY al dente as well.

One thing I will note that is very good (& rightfully so) is their signature cornbread. It sure is corny! Interesting in that it looks like an apple pie with a corn crumble on top, soft cornbread on a second layer, & actual corn kernels mixed in.

The desert I ordered was also not the greatest. The apple & walnut bread pudding was quite bland unless you got a bite that had waaaaaayyyy too much cinammon on it (& I like cinammon).

Overall a decent experience & not too bad for what you pay.

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Thank James G
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