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The Trend-Setter in Innovative Regional American Cuisine

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Price Range
$$$
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The Smith Brothers trend-setter in regional American cuisine, Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Parkway Grill specializes in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Throughout its 25 years, Parkway’s innovative chefs have showcased an intriguing array of dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Demonstrating the ultimate commitment to fresh produce, Parkway Grill planted its own orga

Neighborhoods
Southeast Pasadena, Raymond Hill
Amenities

Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine.

Parkway Grill is the perfect place for any celebration or event, be it a birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, holiday, wrap party, awards show reception, charity reception or corporate meeting. We are available for location filming for television, features, fashion and music. Buyout of the entire restaurant also offered. Grill Room 35, Atrium 20, total capacity 200.

Categories
Fine Dining Restaurants, American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, On Site, Valet, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

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02/25/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Romantic

The food was OK. Kind of expensive. The service was good.

05/06/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
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.

05/16/2008

Overall
Great Fine Dining Experience

My husband and I went there for my Birthday. We were both impressed by the service, the food and even the decor. We ordered the cocoa crepe for appetizer and shared the baby endives salad. My husband had seared duck and I had mesquite grilled filet mignon for our entrees. We ended our dinner on a perfect note with the dessert, meyer lemon custard.

The description of the filet mignon was crispy potatoes, smoked mashed potatoes and port-cherry tapenade. It sounded like a lot of potatoes, right? When the entree arrived, it came with paper-thin sliced baked potatoes as the garnish wrapping around the juice filet and mashed potatoes. I gave it a perfect ten for my entree. It had great presentation to begin with, great texture and wonderful flavor. Our dessert was great, too. It was light and very refreshing. A great summer treat. We will definitely go back there again and again.

11/02/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
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.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

10/23/2007

Overall
Run, Don't Walk

Had my first experience at the Parkway Grill, and it will not be my last. This expansive restaurant is charmingly decorated brick-covered walls, high ceilings with art deco fixtures. The food is the perfect mxture of simplicity and haute cuisine.



The black bean soup appetizer and the rack of lamb are must-haves. Be sure to leave room for the S'mores and/or chocolate-banana tart.



One item of note: this place is perfect for big parties, which is pretty difficult to find in the Pasadena area.

07/28/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
great

i just love this place..... Excellent customer service and great food. Very friendly place

03/23/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
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.

01/02/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
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.

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