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Smitty's Grill

110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
+1 626-792-9999
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (14 reviews)
“pot pie” (10 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I don't have the opportunity to visit Smitty's very often (especially since relocating from Pasadena), it's still a favorite. I was there in early August with one of my dearest friends and I found it to be another wonderful evening -- great appetizer, wonderful...More

Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Reviewed 27 June 2018

From the time you pull up in front you are greeted with a friendly valet staff. What a wonderful atmosphere awaits inside the entrance. Cozy settings and friendly wait staff. The food is good and the drinks are better. Prices are comparable to other eateries...More

Thank TRAVELERMANIA
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant a little dark. The food pretty average. The steak was tasteless. The Oregon trout overcooked. The polenta was ok. The sprouts a nice idea but charred beyond recignition. Would not return.

Thank FJB774
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There are quite a few American style restaurants in central Pasadena, many of them relying on a steak and potatoes foundation. We were somewhat hesitant to eat at Smitty’s for this reason, but the experience was an unexpected surprise because of the breadth and depth...More

Thank Doud_FtC
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a very nice, classic American restaurant. Expensive, but not outrageously so. I guess you could call it a steakhouse, and the menu is heavy on meat, but they have other things as well. It was very busy on a Friday night, but the...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you feel like going to a kind of adult (mostly) diner for meatloaf or mac n cheese, try this. It gets crowded so go early, sit at the bar and enjoy their home made potato chips. And they have valet parking in the back.

Thank Katrina1222
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We (3 couples) arrived on time for our reservation at 6:30PM on New Years Eve, but were not seated until 7PM. After being asked if we wanted dessert and ordering ice cream and cake at 8:30, we were told a few minutes later they would...More

2  Thank RilesInSR
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The first problem was when we ordered a bottle of wine. Any restaurant pretentious enough to list vintage years should, indeed, serve the year listed or bring it to the diner's attention. Sure enough, the sommelier presented a bottle of wine that was the wrong...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The service was one of the highlights of the evening both at the table and valet service. The food and drinks were good and a good time was enjoyed by everyone at the table. You may...More

2  Thank GOODMEAL04
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Smitty's is a classic Pasadena experience of grand dining in the 1950s. You get great food, three waiters, and table clothes and cloth napkins. If you are with great companions, what more could you ask for?

Thank John W
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Tim T
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Response from Gregg S | Property representative |
Yes we do! You may order gift certificates by calling Smitty's Grill (626) 792-9999 or the corporate office (626) 577-2400. Certificates may be picked up or mailed (with $8.10 U.S. Postage charge). Certificates may be used... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
    (Green St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-792-9999
  • E-mail
Description
Iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs and more. Plus, hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines by the bottle & glass. Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Whether one is having a business lunch or a birthday dinner for your favorite relative, our restaurant can be your home away from home. American comfort food forms the core of our menu, with our Iron Skillet Cornbread, famous Chicken Pot Pie, or our Rattlesnake BBQ Baby Back Ribs, you're sure to find exactly what you're craving.
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