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Jul 5, 2008 08:03 PM

Good Steak in Pasadena and something for the Pescatarians?

Our son is a dedicated carnivore and would love to have a steak dinner for his birthday (a break from Turkey and cereal). He is a student in Pasadena and we live in South Bay. We are planning on dinner in Pas. tomorrow (Sunday). We will eat fish and shellfish. I did a search and found JJ's with terrible reviews. We would like to have a great meal as we do not eat out much at all lately. So it's a big treat for all of us.


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  1. I don't usually get steak in pasadena,but i have been to these places.

    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    369 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

    Arroyo Chop House
    536 S Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

    1. Arroyo Chophouse will be a treat -- Ruth's Chris is pretty pedestrian. I've never had a bad meal at Arroyo Chophouse -- although once I had weird service. I've had weird service and annoying upsell every time I've been to Ruth's Chris.
      Make sure you order one (or both) of the souffles when you first sit down -- chocolate or Grand Marnier. They're both great, and I like to have a little mix of both.
      There's not a *lot* of fish at the Arroyo Chophouse, but the lobster/crab entrees and scallops and shrimp starters are all good.

      1. Arroyo Chophouse or Parkway Grill

        1. From the same owners as Arroyo Chop house, there's also Smitty's Grill, which I think runs a bit less $$$ than the Chop House.

          1. Parkway Grill has a sirloin and a filet on the menu, as well as some notable seafood dishes, including their daily seafood special.