The Smith Brothers trend-setter in regional American cuisine, Parkway Grill continues to define dining in the city and beyond. Parkway Grill ... More
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 organic vegetable and herb garden behind the restaurant, which continues to thrive on a piece of prime real estate in the heart of Pasadena.
For the last 14 years, I have been taking clients here for business lunches and they never disappoint. The special fish is always coooked at the right temp and tendernesss. Fast service, the waiters always keep the table free of debris and keep your drinks filled without the need to ask them.
Their souffle is VERY good! It's huge so don't order 2 -- that was me and my boyfriend's mistake and the server didn't even tell us the souffle is big enough for 3 people and we each couldn't finish our own. It was great though!
We started with oysters, which were smaller than we expected, bu very fresh. The salads were crisp with just the right amount of dressing. I had filet mignon which melted in my mouth. It was so tender and cooked exactly as I had ordered. The wine selection was extensive and we were very pleased with our choice. We were pampered throughout the evening but not bothered. The servers treated us as though we were someone special. Definitely looking forward to a return trip, but do need to save up money to go as it is expensive.
Truely contemporary cuisine in a casual elegant environment. Great staff and service. The menu is very creative and constantly changing according to available fresh ingredients. They even have their own garden from which some of the produce used in their menu is grown.