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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
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arroyo Chophouse is a great Steakhouse with very intimate décor and a wonderful atmosphere. Ordered a petit Filet Mignon and my wife had the grilled Sea Bass, accompanied with Lyonaisse potatoes and Green Beans. Absolutely incredible meals that we followed up with a Grand Marnier souffle', which was just to die for. Overall a little pricey, but the meals are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arroyo Chop house is a pleasant and reliable Pasadena steakhouse. Lots more steakhouse competition in Pasadena now (Ruth's Chris, Flemings, Del Frisco etc) but i think Arroyo delivers. Like many steakhouses, the prices seems high ($40-50 for an a la carte entree) but the steak and sides were great. Yummy onion rings. Great for a special event. One warning--tables near... More 

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toronto
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expectations are understandably high when dining at Arroyo Chop House because It is a place locals recommend. The hurried bustle just outside the restaurant underlines the high demand for this place but once inside the pace is purposely reversed, slowed considerably. There is a certain deliberateness at the hostess station as the reservations for new comers are checked thoroughly and... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Atmosphere and service I've been there many times and they've never disappointed me 💗💗💗💗💗

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339 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Overall, this is a very good restaurant with great service across the board, but I simply was not impressed with the steak quality at all. Everything here was great except the steak itself, which is the main reason one would go to a steakhouse. Everyone else I was with really enjoyed their meals, so maybe I just got unlucky. I'd... More 

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Southampton, NY, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Last year, the Royce was the place to beat for steaks. Not this year. Arroyo Chop House as the Royce beat by a mile. For one thing the prices are pretty standard for steak houses, while the prices at the Royce are totally out of control -- $125 pp, before tip or wine. For another, Arroyo's red eyes, by favorite... More 

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Altadena
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This place has it all. The decor, particularly this time of year, is beautiful. The staff is superior. The waiters are professional servers. Many have been around for a decade or more. Victor at the bar is particularly notable. The food is as good as it gets. Prime steaks, fantastic sides and a handful of deserts that are totally memorable.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Arroyo Chop House always delivers a terrific steak, good sides, and a fun evening. There are other steak houses in town, chains and ridiculously expensive but Arroyo serves a better steak. It has a great atmosphere too. Especially in the main room.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I went there whenever I was in town....it had always been a treat to go to this place for dinners. It's warm, nice service, yummy food! Love love to go again if I visit again though I do not travel to Pasadena much now.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Didn't have to drive all the way out to Hollywood or Downtown LA to get some good quality steaks... Just drove to this place and the cravings were satisfied. Very classy, high-end place (so make sure you have reservations). Grab a scotch or a cocktail before ordering your tomahawk ribeye!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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