The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
The Grill on the Alley - Dallas

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegrill.com/
  • Phone: 2144591601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon – Sat, 11am-10pm
    Sun, 11am-9pm

    Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu in the bar. Hours daily from 4 - 7pm. $5 cheeseburgers, martinis and wine specials Thursday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Winans
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Board Room and our Grill Room are the perfect places for special events. Every celebration is custom-designed by us, with one of the country’s top culinary teams, with lunch starting at 20.00 per guest and dinner starting at 42.00 per guest, featuring three courses from our renowned menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra Stewart 8774512624
  • Special Events: There are two private rooms available for private events: The Board Room accommodates up to 10 guests and The Grill Roomaccommodates up to 32 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galleria Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Grill on the Alley is located next to the Galleria Shopping Centers Purple and Blue Parking Lot, we also offer valet parking.
A word from The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
The Grill on the Alley, Dallas, opened in July 2006 in the Galleria Dallas. Our famous signature dishes of prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood, pasta and freshly prepared salads are complemented by an extensive wine list, featuring unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high energy, full service bar introducing hand crafted classic cocktails.Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, The Grill on the Alley serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Two adjoining Private Dining Rooms seating up to 40 guests each are the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill on the Alley - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)great for lunch (32)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (22)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (16)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Very nice dinner at the Grill
    BusinessLuncher
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The food was really good as always and the service was first class. Usually it can be a bit loud at the Grill, at least at lunch time, but it was just right for dinner on this night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I often entertain guests for lunch and everyone is always pleased... Ask for Hannah for exceptional service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dining Experience
    Lgo987VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were looking to indulge a little bit, and we had not been here in several years. We were not disappointed. We made a reservation & were sat right on time. Server was personable & knew the menu very well. Cocktail menu had lots of interesting choices. The lobster bisque was excellent, and the pork chop was huge & prepared very well. The mixed greens salad was exactly what it sounds like- nothing special. The crab stuffed trout was very good. Side dish portion was huge. We had the cauliflower au gratin and wished the cauliflower had been cooked a bit more. This isn't a place we'd go often because of the prices, but it was a nice treat. The bar seems like a great spot for meeting friends for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful!
    DallassheliaVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Grill on the alley is always a good spot to go. Great drinks, consistently great food and the service is always first class.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Service was exceptional, we went with our two small travel weary children and were well taken care of! We all ordered seafood dishes and they were wonderful! Great wine list and quite atmosphere. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good steak nothing else
    ZZZZ
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    steaks are pretty good, but the rests, salads, appetizers, side dishes, sauce, etc. were quite disappointing. My friend did not even fininsh half of his lobster salad...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner again
    DallasDavidVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been to Grill on the Alley several times. It was perfect for a quieter dinner and date night with my wife. We booked a table late in the day and were pleased to get a nice cozy booth. The appetizer specials were both very good - seafood trio and tuna tartare. We split the special bone-in New York steak and frankly it was ok - nothing special. The wines selectedf rom the decent wine list was great as was the carrot cake we split. So overal a good night except the $58 steak was nothing to write home about. Service was good and unobtrusive as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent once again
    Lad50VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This is my fourth visit to the Alley and it was, again, just terrific. Great service from people that really seem to care. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know this place is in the
    wines123VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I know this place is in the shopping center but I was truly impressed with the food. Had a tuna steak w/ a Cajun rub. it was amazing. They also had a great deal on a bottle of Nickel and Nickel, Merlot. Good food nice atmosphere good service...what else do you need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suggestions
    Froggy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We would visit The Grill more often if there were more reasonably priced items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service but
    Jake
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great food and service but did feel pressured to keep ordering food even though we were full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, pretty pricey
    Mom2Matt
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    While our party of 4 enjoyed our experience at The Grill, we payed with a generous gift card & went over. No question, the food was top notch with generous portions, & the staff was very attentive & friendly, but there was something about the atmosphere or location that just didn't, match the ~ $25-$45 entrees & virtually all $50+ (mostly +) bottles of wine (mall restaurant but can't enter from inside mall--on purpose, I'd bet). If that's not an issue for you, then definitely try it out. We had calamari, beef medallions (cooked perfectly), pork chop with blackberry sauce, fresh trout, decadent brownie pie & apple cobbler. Each item wonderful! Re: noise, we were in a booth and were not bothered at all by the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business restaurant
    GFGT
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I'm never disappointed in the service or the food....would recommend it for any business luncheon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was amazing and
    atrib
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Our waiter was amazing and the food just topped it off. It was a great atmoshpere to talk and enjoy fabulous dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't overlook for a mall location.
    VegasWeekender
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I dined here on Valentine's Day weekend, and found it to be a great experience. The food was excellent. Extensive wine list too. We arrived a little early, and enjoyed some specialty cocktails at the bar, then moved to our booth for the main dinner. There was a small sequencing issue getting all of our ordered food to the table (probably because I ordered the Prix Fixe option, and my wife ordered from the regular menu), but the staff well corrected the issue and ensured we had a great dinner. It might be tempting to look past this choice because of it's Galleria Mall location, but don't. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at The Grill on the Alley
    TheParticulaOne2VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our experience was very good. We were running late due to road construction and excessive congestion in the parking lot (Valentine's weekend). Upon our arrival, we were still very warmly greeted and received excellent service from our waiter, Stephen. The steaks were superb and cooked exactly how we like them. The bread is excellent - very crusty, yet tender on the inside. Baked potato was good - could have been warmer. Cheesecake drizzled with rich chocolate was yummy. We had a very comfortable oval booth, and we appreciated that we were NOT stuffed in a corner because we have a teenage (17) boy. I noticed very young children dispersed throughout the restaurant - a nice touch - welcoming. The restaurant is very peaceful and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was somewhat disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was somewhat disappointed with Valentines day 3 course dinner. I chose the 18oz prime steak. It was cooked nicely medium rare, but fell short of a prime steak. It was to lean, somewhat tough, and lacked the prime flavor. However, it had a basaltic drizzle that's was quite tasty. My wife had the steak Oscar filet nicely cooked medium rare, but lacked flavor and was not juicy. Ambiance was nice, service was very good, the wait staff was very pleasant. I might give the restaurant another try, but would avoid the special, and would order alacart.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for date night!
    luvgoodeateries
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As many times as I have been to the Dallas Galleria, I had never noticed restaurant. I actually found it on Open Table and read all of the great reviews. I selected The Grille for our Valentine's Dinner. The food was delicious and the service great. The Bacon Mushroom Mac & Cheese and the Key Lime Pie were excellent! Our waiter provided great service, even hiding the gift bag my husband brought in until he was ready to give it to me after dinner. We had a great evening. We would definitely recommend it to others and we will also be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    RSYNDZ
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food and service have made this a go-to place for lunch meetings. The lobster bisque is fantastic and the seafood always very fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    shelley
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We decided to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Grill. I loved everything the food was excellent, our waiter was awesome. We will be returning for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great business dinner
    jll4
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I take clients to The Grill often due to quality, price and central location in DFW. Always consistently great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always, particularly
    AuntieSocial1
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Excellent as always, particularly Stephan our waiter. He is top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grill has been better
    BillPVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    While our entrees were excellent, the sides were just ordinary. The filet was ordered medium, but had to go back for further cooking. The waiter said he had reiterated the need to have it pink throughout, but it came with a red center. The Caesar salad tasted good, but the Romaine lettuce was predominantly the stem ends of the stalk; not a lot of green lettuce. The desserts were excellent, but the coffee pot needed to be replaced with freshly brewed decaf before it was appropriately hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way. The
    fairfoodies
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Perfect in every way. The service was impeccable and we have never ordered a dish we didn't love. The brick chicken is to die for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny.
    rlsm
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Celebrated 33rd anniversary. Told our wonderful waiter it was our anniversary and he comped the dessert. Left the restaurant feeling very well cared for. Drinks from the bar were also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Stephan
    dine4goodVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Excellent service...always. Food is good and it's one of my favorite spots for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food....
    Pappy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. Although the restaurant was expensive, we felt it was worth it. The lobster bisque was exquisite and our filet was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday night meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and ambiance of the restaurant. It was a little quieter than expected for a Saturday night. There was a slight delay once we were seated before our server came to our table, but it was acceptable. I felt like the server was well informed but his delivery was a little too causal for this setting. Overall a great experience however I believe the service could improve a little bit to make it top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This was the fourth or fifth time my daughter and I have eaten at The Grill and it absolutely never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the service is without blemish. It's a tradition now, when my daughter comes home to visit, to spend some time at the Galleria and have lunch at The Grill. The fact that The Grill takes reservations is a huge plus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • some food not hot
    mike
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The mac and cheese came out just about lukewarm. The meat on my wife's steak salad was also lukewarm. My steak and baked potato was very good! Service was great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was well prepared and
    Brian
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Food was well prepared and tasty. Service was adequate but not outstanding. Thought overall it was a good value for what we received.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Christmas lunch
    TheAteam
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The Grill on the Alley was exactly what we were looking for. We were looking for an upscale restaurant atmosphere that wasn't too far out of our price range. Stephen was the perfect waiter. He was very attentive, we never had to wait for a refill on our tea and our food was delivered in a timely manner. We loved everything from the Lobster Bisque to the Key Lime Pie. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All of the indoor seating
    Carl
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    All of the indoor seating is in booths which adds nice privacy. The food and service was good. Presentation was very good and my son and I really enjoyed our meal here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over attentive waiter
    Foodie68
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The food was good as usual, but the waiter kept interrupting both our conversation and our lunch, to the point it was annoying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grill on the Alley is terrific!
    Chris
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Our waitress was from Russia and she was delightful, respectful and always on time. The food was outstanding and we had a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food took waaay too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Normally this place is good but the other day it took over an hour to receive our order and when we did it was completely wrong. The waiter even joked he was hung over and wouldn't remember so we told him to write down our order. He didn't, got it wrong and then it took over an hour to get a salad and some soup, inexcusable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak was fatty and stringy Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Steak was fatty and stringy Great bread and pumpkin souffle
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Great lunch as usual but our server was awesome! Hannah is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    I enjoyed the food very much. Service was top notch and I plan to bring my wife here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine list was overpriced;
    Rinkrat
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Wine list was overpriced; food was bland (salad was not good); server did not know his menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate