Pasadena >Food & Dining > Parkway Grill
510 S Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.136956 -118.146896
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
Romantic – The food was OK. Kind of expensive. The service was good.
Fabulous – The Parkway Grill. Easily is 5 stars. This place is spectacular and has never failed to deliver on any level. I am a foodie. The food is soooo good. The service is impeccable. And the scene is beautiful. Bring your wallet; it is not cheap. But well worth it. Enough said.
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One of THE best restaurants in the Pasadena/Glendale/San Gabriel Valley area – There isn't a single place in the area within a 10+ mile radius that I like more. I like this place more than Arroyo Chophouse. I haven't been to Raymond or the Ritz-Carlton yet, but I haven't been anywhere else that maybe be better for the price in the area. I've been to Parkway Grill 4 times over the last 8 years, and have always had a pleasant experience. I went there last night to take my girlfriend out for her 25th birthday, and my experience was so pleasant that I felt compelled to write a review.
Great service. I always loved the ambience - dimly lit, high ceiling, oak bar, live piano. The time it was very loud though - the only complaint I have. It's more bustling now. Arrived 20 minutes early and was seated within 5 minutes, in a secluded corner table, as requested on OpenTable. Excellent waiter, Ron, knew everything on the menu. I just got a cheap bottle of Cabernet so can't say much there.
FOOD - Crab cakes to start - blah, little salty, tasty, but nothing special. Veal Cheeks - holy moly! This is a home run dish. Recently added to the menu. The waiter strongly suggested I try it. You won't see it on their website. Think braised short ribs x 10. Succulent, tender, flavorful. Came with chanterelle mushrooms, beat puree, blanched peppercorns (that looked like salmon roe, but were peppercorns - awesome!), a white puree I couldn't identify, and a brown onion something or other. Anyhow, everything came together BEAUTIFULLY. This alone was worth the price of admission. A+ for the veal cheeks.
Main entree - Salmon - blah. Beef Braised Short Rib - now this wasn't the most tender short rib I've ever had, but it was definitely the largest, still incredibly tender, and absolutely delicious. Still fall off the bone. The array of vegetables and potatoes complemented the meat nicely. B+/A- for that dish.
Dessert - Creme Brulee Napoleon - Exquisite. Filo dough so flavorful. A-. Free scoops ice cream in a cone boat for B-day.
i just love this place..... Excellent customer service and great food. Very friendly place
Very nice place. – The menu is not that extensive, but get the lamb. So juicy. Probably the best I have ever had and I try the lamb at any restaurant that serves it. The volcano chocolate cake is better at Watergrill. If you get there early enough, you can park right in front on the street and skip the valet parking.
Not Worth The Money – My boyfriend and I went to The Parkway Grill for newyear eve. The restaurant had nice ambience, and the service was excellent, however, the food was definitely not worth the money. We ordered three of their specials and two were bad. The fois gras appetizer was a tiny little thin sliver, about 1 square inch, with a couple of berries that costs us 19 dollars. The Ono with curry and fennel salad was dried and tasteless for 38 bucks. The only thing that tasted OK was the king crab legs for 40 dollars.
We felt as if we were robbed when the bill arrived especially when the food was so bad.
There are too many nice restaurant in Pasadena to settle for The Parkway Grill. It's just not worth the money.
nice, for the older crowd – I recently went for dinner with several business associates on a Monday night, after not having visited the restaurant for several years. It was elegant and nicely done in a traditional way, and the waitstaff and hostess were professional and polite--a combination that is hard to find in LA! The food was not exactly inventive, but was done extremely well. I had the fish of the day which was cooked to perfection, and my neighbor's lamb was flavorful as well. It is hard to find a restaurant that does not overcook its seafood. No surprises on the dessert menu, either, but the molten chocolate cake was delicious, as was the chocolate and banana bread pudding. It's not the most stylish place to eat, but if you're looking for a solid, well-cooked meal with great service, you won't be disappointed.
Stylish and delicious – I went to the Parkway Grill for the first time recently. The restaurant is stylish with a beautiful little garden out front and wonderfully modern chandeliers and lamps inside. The service was excellent as was the food. We enjoyed almost everything we ordered. For appetizers, we ordered the crab cake souffle, tuna tartare and a another dish (don't remember the name) that was made up of a large cracker, caramelized onions, fresh oregano and goat cheese. The tuna and the cracker were just FABULOUS! For the entree, I ordered sockeye salmon. I thought this was just OK as it was slightly overcooked. Although the sauce was delicious, I didn't think there was enough of it. We did finish with a delicious dessert, chocolate lava cake with molten chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream. All in all, a really fun and pleasant experience.
loved the desserts and wine selection – I am not one to write reviews but this was outstanding!
I was brought there buy some Pasadena locals and told it was a landmark.
The food was really good, I especially enjoyed the bruchetta and crab cakes.
The highlight of our meal were definitley the desserts.
I had the chocolate lava and it's the best I've had since I was in New York at Jean George's.
The nostalgia should be called the fun plate! It was a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles, a brownie sundae, and a chocolate chip cookie Icecream sandwich(yum!).
I can't wait to return for the chocolate bananafudge tart!
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