Awards & Recognition

Throughout the many years since Smitty's Grill opened its doors, the restaurant has been decorated with a number of awards and recognitions. However, we unanimously agree that the highest honor is the striking loyalty of our patrons. Our deep gratitude to our many friends new and old has always been a large part of our motivation to give back to the community we are happy to call home.


Wine Spectator 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. Smitty's Grill has received an award from Wine Spectator annually since opening. Learn more...

Pasadena Weekly Best of Winner

Pasadena Weekly "Best of Pasadena" Winner

Smitty's Grill has been named Pasadena's "Best Restaurant Staff" and Reader Recommend for "Best Business Lunch". Smitty's Grill has been named "Best Business Lunch" from 2011-2016 by the Pasadena Weekly's fall restaurant awards. Learn more...

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Zagat Buzz | Must Try

Snack Attack: Top Homemade Potato Chips at LA Restaurants. Learn more...

TripAdvisor certificate of excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Listed among the top Fine Dining Restaurant in Pasadena. Learn more...



Smitty's 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. Smitty's Grill donates numerous dinners each year to fundraisers, silent auctions, and charitable events for schools and other non-profits throughout the local area.


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Huntington Hospital Fall Food and Wine Festival

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

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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 Los Angeles County. Learn more...