The Trend-Setter in Innovative Regional American Cuisine
"One of America's Top Tables" Gourmet Magazine
"One of Top 40 Most Popular Restaurants in Southern California" Zagat Survey
The Parkway Grill continues to define dining in Pasadena, and beyond. Opening to rave reviews in 1984, Parkway has been a powerful force in the Regional American Cuisine movement, specializing in a seasonal, market-driven approach to cooking that incorporates diverse influences and classic French technique. Parkway Grill's exhibition kitchen features a Mesquite burning grill and Oakwood burning oven - one of the very first of its kind in Los Angeles.
Throughout the years, Parkway’s innovative chefs have showcased an intriguing array of ingredient-driven dishes. Demonstrating the ultimate commitment to farm-fresh produce, Parkway planted its own organic vegetable and herb garden behind the restaurant, which continues to thrive on a piece of prime real estate in the heart of Pasadena.
The stunning, expansive bar is an original from 1920's Chicago that was transported to Pasadena in the early 1980's - a handsome representation of the Rose City's Midwestern roots. Amidst the dark wood motifs are top-shelf liquors, aperitifs, and a broad selection of wines served by the glass. Comprised of upwards of three thousand bottles, Parkway's award-winning wine cellar has been recognized by Wine Spectator since 1999.