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Arroyo chop house is a safe bet.
- Arroyo Chop House536 S Arroyo Pky, Pasadena, CA 91105recommended Arroyo Chop HouseI had an excellent experience at Arroyo Chop House. I took my mom here last night because I recently received a promotion at work and I was going to be out of town the next two weeks -- missing ... read moremother's day. I have eaten at many notable restaurants and Arroyo Chop House is just as good if not better. Service: Service was excellent. We were quickly seated. The host even discretely matched our napkins with our clothing color, so we wouldn't get lint on our clothes. The wait staff is very attentive and always willing to help. They were willing to go over the menu with us and made sure everything was perfect during the meal. Food: The food was delicious! I ordered the Cowboy (bone-in) Ribeye with Lobster Mashed Potatoes and Caramelized Corn. The steak was cooked to perfection, just as I asked (medium rare). It was super tender. My mom also loved her steak (also a Cowboy Ribeye) cooked medium well. She said it was very tender which surprised me considered that she likes her steaks medium well. The meat quality is very good. The sides were amazing. The corn was fresh fresh and sweet, just cut off the cob. The potatoes were heavenly. Super buttery and topped with chunks of lobster. We ended the meal with a chocolate souffle which was very light and delicious! Arroyo Chop House provided a great dining experience. Although it doesn't have the notoriety as some of the major steak houses, they provide comparable service and food quality. I was just at Peter Luger last week (which has a Michelin Star) and I'd say that Arroyo Chop House surpasses Peter Luger in all aspects: service, ambiance, and food quality.Recommended for:
- Malbec New Argentinean Cuisine1001 East Green Street, Pasadena, CArecommended Malbec New Argentinean CuisineGood food and of course it is expensive. Features beef, vegetables and wine. Valet parking is available if you are unlucky in finding parking on the street.Daniel Lewis
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JJ Steakhouse in Old Town is pretty good, expensive. There is a RuthChris near Paseo Colorado. Houston's isn't a steak house, but I've had a good steak there before and that's on Arroyo. I'm sure there are other ones, but I've never been to those before.