Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino
Try the most expensive Wagyu beefWe decided to try the most expensive ($140 for 3oz) Wagyu steaks, and they literally melted in our mouths. Great food and decent service. The hamachi shots weren't the freshest (a little fishy, compared to the best Japanese restaurants) though.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a special occasionReally, this is a Very Special Occasion place. Fabulous food, stellar service and you can't ask for better. It's not cheap, but worth every bit of it. But please, my fellow diners, this isn't the Cheesecake Factory. I know this is Silicon Valley, but DRESS UP!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse in the South Bay!I couldn't have reserved a better table for my two year anniversary. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was romantic, yet vibrant at the same time. A must for any special occasion! This was my second visit, and will be back again for another great evening. I recommend the Tomahawk Chop, Idaho baked potato, wedge salad, and 24 Karats for dessert.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Fine DiningAlexander's Steakhouse exceeded our expectations in every way. The decor was elegant, the service was impeccable, and the food was amazingly good. We both had steaks. I chose a rib eye, and he chose one of the more expensive 3 ounce gourmet steaks, and we were both very happy. The creamed spinach and the asparagus were perfectly done. Every dish had something special about it, be it minced mushrooms, crab, or their amazing steak sauce, and we definitely enjoyed it. Dessert was also remarkable, special dishes that we never see elsewhere, or at least, not in such a wonderful presentation. I think you'll find this restaurant to be a good value for the money you spend, and the service will leave you feeling totally pampered.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatI took my 86 year old mother and 2 of my daughters to an early Mother's Day treat. We were greeted by friendly staff. When our server asked us what we were celebrating, he responded by giving us complimentary sparkling wine. We were then told all about the meats, which was quite interesting, but my 86 year old mother was just ready to eat some prime rib. We were happy with the way they divided up the soups to those of us who didn't order any. we were surprised with the cotton candy that accompanied our dessert. Topping off our cappuccino with a frothy heart. What a perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Mom loved it so much, she was telling her friends the meal cost $100 more than it really did. Oh mom!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGo here! Expensive but delicious.Sensational food! The steak melts in your mouth. I always love to have Jamon Iberico Bellotta. We need more spectacular restaurants in the south bay area; this, Manresa, now Katsu; the serving size was great for trying lots of different menu items. We tried lobster, Wagyu steak, several appetizers. Completely impressed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThought the waiter did a great job explaining the menu with recommendations and also was aware we were on a time crunch due to flight reservations and acted accordingly. Bread service was sporadic, had to request a waiter to send some over and then again when we wanted more ended up having to request. Expected this to be automatic and even conveyed to the bread server to keep us in mind as we would be expecting more.
Time between our appetizers and meal took way too long. Expected that after the pallet cleansing sorbet to soon have our meal, but there was a long delay.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but outstanding qualityI started with the Tuna Tartar (very fresh).
Had the 10oz fillet, with side dishes of crimini mushrooms (excellent), and quinoa pilaf.
The meat was absolutely outstanding quality - I've tasted better steaks (ie. this was not the perfect flavour), but the freshness and texture was unsurpassable.
Dessert was a butterscotch crème brûlée, with brioche crostini & cashew butter, and a tiny slice of fig... tasty but not memorable.
All ingredients were of the highest standard, and came together well.
Service was impeccable.
Price was what you'd expect at a restaurant of this calibre.
I'd come here again, but more for the experience than the flavour of the steak, so I won't be rushing back (This was my second visit, and I recall enjoying it more)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as everyone said.We had never been here before, but several family members & friends had dined here for years and raved about the great food and service. They also advised that it was a bit pricey because of their extended steak menu. So we planned our 45th anniversary dinner here hoping that it would be as enjoyable as our people had said it would be. Alexanders did not disappoint--in fact my wife and I agreed that it was the best dinner either of us remembered having. And not just the food, which was supurb, but the attentive service also. The service people were so nice too, taking time to answer any questions we had and making excellent suggestions when we needed help making up our minds. Already planning a return trip with our adult grandaughter.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experienceWe have been to Alexander's SV for several special occasions. Our experience has always been special.
On two of our visits, we had an issue with an entree. Each time, the staff and manager handled the situation with aplomb and grace, fixing the problem and making a great impression. Kudos to Alexander's staff for making our experience great each time.
The food was very, very good. The ambiance was perfect, and we could chat intimately over our long meal. Our two year-old was treated as a special diner, and it was obvious that the staff has been trained in handling families with small children.
We felt special, had a very long and very enjoyable experience, and headed home, looking forward to our next visit. What more could you want?5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants I've ever been. The wating time is a lot, over 40 minutes.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTomahawk ExperienceI wanted to eat here for some time. When I checked the menu online one specific item caught my attention - the tomahawk. The first time I had a tomahawk was the last year the day after Christmas. Before my favorite cut of steak was the porterhouse but when I ate tomahawk it became my favorite cut of steak. The tomahawk was how I imagined it has - extremely favorable and tender. Normally I have my steak rare but steaks that are bone-in, such as t-bone, porterhouse, or tomahawk, I order them medium rare. This phrase is overused but it definitely applies to the tomahawk at Alexander's: "this tasted like butter." I was so stuffed at Alexander's that I wasn't able to finish it. As Adam Richman stated on Man vs. Food, "This time food won."5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch menuWe enjoyed the varied luncheon selection, even more than the dinners. Delicious Dungeness crab salad -- perfectly paired with the dry-aged Ribeye steak.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in town!We ALWAYS make a reservation at Alexander's when we are in town. The food is phenomenal and the service is top-notch! This is a dinner you will not forget!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLeft wantingThe food is very good however, based on the reviews and prices, I have to admit I expected a little more. We were directed to the waiting area when we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation. We sat at a large table near the fireplace where a couple was being waited on. The server didn't even acknowledge us or the other couple waiting as he walked by us to/from the bar. Once seated it took a very long time to get our food after we ordered. The waiter was very apologetic however, and brought us some soup. They have a very extensive wine list but, of course, the Chilean bottle of wine I selected was no longer offered (I had the one wine list they forgot to replace.)The Sommelier's suggested alternative was excellent albeit more expensive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI always come here for a specialI always come here for a special occasion whether its an anniversary or a birthday, this is the place to be wine and dined feeling our taste buds being pampered in every best possible way.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed FeelingsThe place looks fantastic, but the food was not consistently good. Service was very slow initially, but the workers are very attentive otherwise. I had by far the best steak I have ever had in my life, but the side dishes were very, very disappointing. The mac and cheese was too greasy so the flavor was just fatty rather than creamy. The spinach was not good, maybe had a little too much going on. The Wagyu beef is highly highly highly recommended. The other steaks are just good, not particularly outstanding (although anything would pale in comparison to the Wagyu). The appetizers, soup and salad were delicious, so I would recommend getting more of those than any side dishes. But for $350, it was a let down for the two of us.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Alexanders offersAs always, Alexanders offers something for everyone. While we saw families with small children, there were also tables of generational families, as well as the young 'good looking' set. Alas, we were of the romantic persuasion ourselves. My husband has Alzheimers and we usually spend our wedding anniversary at Alexanders, Table 5 to be exact, so this is especially memorable, as who knows how many are left.
Service is Spot On and extremely knowledgable, a MUST for someone like me! Hats off to you all . Loooove the tenderness of the filet, and where did you get that hugh prawn for the Surf ' Turf. Succulent! Thsnk you, Freddie-Jo Soto4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper attentive and informativeSuper attentive and informative staff. Our waiter in particular, Josh, was professional but also very personable without being imposing. That's hard to come by. Food was delicious; some classics with a unique spin (ie white truffle fries) and some brand new flavors and textures that were really fun to experience! Im not a huge seafood fan so some of the fancy starters weren't my favorite, but still interesting to try. Also, Im now won over to medium cooked meat. I had my filet mignon cooked medium well but had a bite of my husband's medium cooked Kobe beef, and WOW! Night and day difference! Now don't get me,started on the desserts! Those deserve a page all to themselves! Absolute perfection all around!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both amazing. The truffle fries were the best fries I've ever had. If you go here and don't get the fries, I don't know what you are doing with your life. It was my father's birthday and they brought out a great dessert for him. The only issue I have is that it is really expensive. You would expect a nice steakhouse to be expensive, but the prices here seem excessive. Maybe I'm just cheap...4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food, love the service,Love the food, love the service, love the attention to detail.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to eat at Alwxander'sGoing to eat at Alwxander's Steakhouse was an amazing experience.
The hostess were very energetic right when we step through the door to greet and seat us. The servers and waiters were very attentive and nice. Couldn't ask for better service. Actually great to talk to and the waiter, John/Johnny, sounds like he knows what he's talking about when it comes to Alexander's foods. He was great.
The food was amazing. I ordered a Filet Mignon and it was one of the beat I have ever tasted. It was a good amount as well.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who knows how to eat a steak and knows good service!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Alexander's and we were dazzled by both food and service. The appetizers and sides were as intriguing as the main courses. There were so many interesting things on the menu that we are already planning our next visit.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe hadn't been to Alexander'sWe hadn't been to Alexander's in several years and found it to be better than ever. Our only complaint was that someone in our party wanted a Bloody Mary and the bar didn't have the supplies to make it...that is not acceptable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was a mix of amazingThe food was a mix of amazing and ho hum. The bone marrow was amazing - perfect blend of flavors. The Caeser salad looked interesting, but tasted ok. The hamachi shooters were delicious. The rib eye steak was also delicious, but the lamb was nothing special. The creamed spinach was perfect, as were the truffle fries. The carrot cake was deconstructed (not expected) and not good.
Service was excellent. You could be pretentious if you wanted, or joke around with the staff and have a good time, which we did. The bartender comped my champagne at the bar when he found out it was my birthday, a pleasant surprise. The extensive wine list has some amazing values, if you know what to look for. The staff made our evening memorable.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and great service.Wonderful food and great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with our
friends. I would definitely return - hopefully soon.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire process and experienceThe entire process and experience at this restaurant was seamless and amazing! Booking the appointment on OpenTable was highly convenient, on site parking was a breeze and warmly greeted and seated promptly was great! We were delighted to get Kitty as our server and could not recommend her enough for anyone attending this establishment. She was almost more than 50% of the experience and most definitely left a lasting impression on us. She was personable, warm and exuded passion for what she does. The only neg I can recall is the Bread server not looking as enthused. The food we had was great! The filet mignon and split-bone ribeye were cooked to our liking. Very flavorful and tender! Most definitely on our top list of steaks that we've had.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion restaurant!Booked through Open Table and noted that I'd like a nice table as we were celebrating out 10 year anniversary. Table was just okay but
the service and food were outstanding!!! Our filet mignon's melted in our mouths!! As soon as we sat down the waitress brought us a couple glasses of wine to celebrate our anniversary and at the end she brought us a small dessert, signed in chocolate 'Happy 10th Anniversary'. It was a very pleasurable night!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down.....best restaurantHands down.....best restaurant in the San Jose area!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here to celebrate myCame here to celebrate my Father's 80th Birthday. On my open table reservation, I asked them to take note and do something special in recognition of this milestone. They presented us with a glass of complementary rose champagne. Also, before dessert they brought out a plate with Happy Birthday written on it along with a candle in a pastry. So I was pleased with all of that. Excellent food with adequate description. Portions are also appropriate, not on either end of the spectrum.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a 7:45 reservation andhad a 7:45 reservation and arrived at 7:00 to get a drink at the bar. the bar was packed like sardines with diners. took us 15 minutes to get someone to take our drink order, by which time, we had decided to just be seated early. then of course, we were drinking coctails with our apps and had to make up for some lost time. once seated, every aspect of the food and service was excellent.
in my opinion, bars are for drinking. if alexanders wants to patronize walk-ins, then designate one of the many rooms, or just a portion of the bar, for walk-ins. i like to have a relaxed drink before sitting down and there isn't another place nearby if dining at this venue (versus going out in palo alto, or similar).3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding evening. ExcellentOutstanding evening. Excellent service, the food was incredible, and the forty page wine list was impressive.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak was excellent (ofThe steak was excellent (of course). The hamachi shots were disappointing (I've had them in the past, and they were delicious then, this time they were bad).
The service is the best I've seen at any restaurant - they are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. If you have a question about anything on the menu, how it's prepared, or about the different cuts of beef, they can explain it.
It was rather noisy though, which is not my favorite, and the lighting was a little low for my taste, but not too bad.
Overall: It's Alexander's Steakhouse. Some of the best food you'll have, the best service, and one of the most expensive around. They earn their Michelin Star.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience.Excellent dining experience. Wish there was better ligting to be able to read the menu. Food was incrediable. Haimachi shots to the main course steak.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a really lovely birthdayWe had a really lovely birthday dinner this past weekend. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and the service was attentive, hospitable and helpful, without being overbearing. This was an expensive dinner, but well worth it. Other high-end steak houses in Silicon Valley sometimes fall into a rushed, assembly line kind of service--but that has never been the case for us at Alexander's. I can't wait for the next special occasion to make our next visit.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Experience!Went here for my husband's birthday celebration. The service was amazing - super attentive, and very accommodating! We brought our two children (age 7 & 11) and had lots of special requests, all of which were taken care of. The food was delicious - every single item from the steaks and apps to the side dishes & desserts. Yum! Pricey, of course, be we will definitely be back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlexander's Steakhouse isAlexander's Steakhouse is very good... but it should be for the price! It's incredibly expensive. We each had a cocktail that set us back $15 a piece (the mixologist at the bar is a genius), and then were recommended a wine to pare with our food that was $15 a glass. Instead of having a typical dinner, we just shared four appetizer/side type things. Dinner set us back $150 without tip. Pretty expensive night considering we didn't have 'dinner'! Try all of their breads, they are wonderful, especially the crispy parmesan flatbread. The restaurant is very dark and the print on the menu is super small. I do not have difficulty reading small print at this point in my life but we both found it very difficult to read their menu!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM