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Smitty's Grill

110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
+1 626-792-9999
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (14 reviews)
“pot pie” (10 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
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Reviewed 26 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 14 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 4 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 4 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 JohnL731
Reviewed 13 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 10 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
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner after our visit to the Pasadena Showcase house. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. At first it seemed so loud but after sitting for a minute or two it was rather nice for a very busy restaurant. The floor...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had dinner with several friends. I ordered the signature NY dry aged USDA Prime which I split since it was very expensive (over $40). My colleagues had sand dabs and the filet. I think everyone was happy with their meal--I would say though that my...More

Thank TheKoonah
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Tim T
17 August 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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