Awards & Recognition

Throughout its many years since the Arroyo Chop House first opened its doors in 1997, the restaurant has been decorated with numerous accolades and awards. However, we will always boast that the highest honor has been the striking loyalty of our patrons. Our deep gratitude to our many friends new and old has always been a large part of our motivation to give back to the community we love.



Wine Spectator "Best Of" Award of Excellence

Awarded each year in August, Wine Spectator recognizes restaurants for their outstanding wine lists, taking into consideration: variety, pairing with food, wine storage and presentation. Arroyo Chop House has received an award from Wine Spectator annually since 1999.  Learn more...


Michelin The Plate Award

The Plate Award distinguishes restaurants for serving “Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal”. We are very proud to see the Parkway Grill appear in the 2019 Michelin Guide as one of the only eleven Pasadena Restaurants to receive the Michelin The Plate Award. (Arroyo Chop House was also awarded).


Pasadena Weekly "Best of Pasadena" Winner

Arroyo Chop House has been named Pasadena's "Best Steakhouse" from 2011-2016 by the Pasadena Weekly's fall restaurant awards. Arroyo Chop House has also been the 2016 "Reader Recommend" choice in the category of: "Special Occassion Dining". Learn more...


OpenTable Diners' Choice

Recognized in the following categories, as well as, the "Best Restaurants in Pasadena".

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Zagat Lists | Best of Cuisine and Best of Neighborhood

Best Eats in the Pasadena Area - Zagat's top-rated restaurants in Pasadena.
LA's Best Steakhouses - Zagat's top-rated steakhouses in LA.


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Listed among the top Fine Dining Restaurant in Pasadena. Learn more...



Arroyo Chop House and all the Smith Brothers Restaurants have achieved prominence not only in the realm of Southern California dining, but also in local business and philanthropy. In addition to ongoing events, Arroyo Chop House also donates numerous dinners each year to fundraisers, silent auctions, and special events for schools, charitable organizations, and other non-profits throughout the local area.



Huntington Hospital Fall Food and Wine Festival

Proceeds from the annual event, held on the grounds between the Parkway Grill and Arroyo Chop House, benefit the Huntington Hospital Trauma Center, the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. The festival kicks-off the Pasadena social season with 1,800 in attendance, raising over 3.5 million since it began. Learn more...



Dinner donations to the “Dinners from the Heart” annual fundraising event for one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County. Learn more...

Five Acres

Participating in fundraising for Five Acres which promotes safety, well-being and permanency for children and their families within the community. Learn more...