Awards & recognition

Throughout its over 30 years, the Parkway Grill has garnered numerous accolades and awards, but the highest honor bestowed is the striking loyalty of our clientele. From the locals that frequent our tables, to the friends that drive some distance to dine, to the newcomers that we have the privilege to meet—thank you.


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Wine Spectator "Best Of" Award of Excellence

Awarded each year in August, Wine Spectator recognizes restaurants for their outstanding wine lists, taking into consideration: variety, pairing with food, wine storage and presentation. Parkway Grill has received an award from Wine Spectator annually since 1999. Learn more...


Michelin The Plate Award

The Plate Award distinguishes restaurants for serving “Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal”. We are very proud to see the Arroyo Chop House appear in the 2019 Michelin Guide as one of the only eleven Pasadena Restaurants to receive the Michelin The Plate Award. (Parkway Grill was also awarded).


Pasadena Weekly "Best of Pasadena" Winner

Parkway Grill has been named Pasadena's "Best Romantic Restaurant" in 2017. Parkway has also been named "Best Special Occassion Dining" from 2011-2016 by the Pasadena Weekly's fall restaurant awards. . Learn more...


OpenTable Diners' Choice

Recognized in the following categories, as well as, the "Best Restaurants in Pasadena".
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Zagat Lists | Best of Cuisine and Best of Neighborhood

Best Eats in the Pasadena Area - Zagat's top-rated restaurants in Pasadena.
LA's Best Californian Restaurants Restaurants that combine market-fresh ingredients with inspiration from all parts of the world.


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Listed as #1 Fine Dining Restaurant in Pasadena. Learn more...


Pasadena Weekly | #1 Restaurant is Pasadena

In the August 2016 issue of the Pasadena Weekly, Food Writer Erica Wayne names Parkway Grill in the article: In With the New as the top restaurant in Pasadena for her list of "10 Places to Visit for Truly Extraordinary Experiences". Learn more...


Pasadena Beautiful Award

Parkway's Gourmet Organic Garden was presented with the Pasadena Beautiful Award by The Pasadena Beautiful Foundation as part of its Commercial Design Awards. Learn more...


Charity & Causes

Parkway Grill and all the Smith Brothers Restaurants have achieved prominence not only in the realm of Southern California dining, but also in local business and philanthropy. In addition to ongoing events, Parkway Grill also donates numerous dinners each year to fundraisers, silent auctions, and special events for schools, charitable organizations, and other non-profits throughout the local area.



Huntington Hospital Fall Food and Wine Festival

Proceeds from the annual event, held on the grounds between the Parkway Grill and Arroyo Chop House, benefit the Huntington Hospital Trauma Center, the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. The festival kicks-off the Pasadena social season with 1,800 in attendance, raising over 3.5 million since it began. Learn more...



Parkway hosts the Hillsides Guild’s annual holiday celebration that raises funds for children’s programs at Hillsides, a Pasadena children’s charity that also serves families in Los Angeles County. Learn more...



Dinner donations to the “Dinners from the Heart” annual fundraising event for one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in LA County. Learn more...


Five Acres

Participating in fundraising for Five Acres which promotes safety, well-being and permanency for children and their families within the community. Learn more...