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Parkway Grill has been one of Pasadena's favorite high-end eateries since opening in 1984. With an inviting, large space anchored by piano bar on one end and the nearby open kitchen, the restaurant is... Read More
Parkway Grill has been one of Pasadena's favorite high-end eateries since opening in 1984. With an inviting, large space anchored by piano bar on one end and the nearby open kitchen, the restaurant is a bustling culinary center. The menu boasts signature dishes that have stood the test of time, so newcomers should definitely lean toward those. Try the vegetarian black bean soup for starters, a thick, tasty puree with a slight zing created by the added tomatillos. Signature main courses include braised short ribs, pan-roasted Scottish salmon or a whole ginger fried catfish; and the "grill" part of Parkway Grill features U.S.D.A. prime beef in various cuts. Seasonal specials might include duck breast with pear or lobster salad with mango, green beans and lemongrass, inventive dishes with elements often sourced from the restaurant's organic garden. No matter what your fancy, be sure to share a plate of the heritage pork Ragu alla Bolognese, for that is not to be missed.
- Pasadena's Best Restaurants: "Settle in at the bar for dinner, where a convivial atmosphere (including a live piano player) adds to the fun of your meal."
- Best for Pasadena's Best Restaurants Because: A Pasadena classic that continues to serve up meals to remember.