The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills
The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills

The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thegrill.com/
  • Phone: 3102760615x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-10pm
    Friday-Saturday, 11:30am-10:30pm
    Sunday, 5pm-9pm, Dinner only
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Israel Camacho
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills
The Grill on the Alley was opened in 1984 as a living tribute to the great American grills of yesterday. In time, it has established itself as one of the country's leading restaurants, praised by writers across the country. The menu is classic American grill - prime steaks, fresh seafood, traditional dishes such as chicken pot pie or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and homemade desserts. Named to The Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News, The Grill is home of the entertainment industry's "power lunch," but is also open for dinner seven days a week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (41)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (21)good for groups (17)romantic (13)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • too noisy for lunch
    empressVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    food was great as always, but it was way too noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OG
    Jack
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Love the old school ambiance such as the witty mature wait staff. Kind of like Musso and Franks. The food is outstanding. The filet was perfect. Slightly older crowd but that is refreshing vs. always seeing the Bieber crowd....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best American Classic!
    SunsetSybarite
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Consistently, The Grill delivers! Great service, good food and drinks and a friendly atmosphere. What more can you ask for?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Robin
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Something for everyone--great "comfort" food--Calves liver, Macaroni and Cheese--a Delicious Halibut fish. Old fashioned and delightful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It's a well known place where the service is always good and your wine is chilled . Great selection of meat , fish and poultry . We did not order any dessert from the menu though , it was enough food . Large portions and everything was tasty .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday 8/29
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been here many times over the years. Usually, the steaks are amazing but, on this night, all three of our filets tasted like smoke. We should have sent them back but I felt bad because out waiter and servers were so nice. Just took them home and re-cooked with eggs the next day. The salad and appetizers were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • palmspringsquestVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The last time I went to the Grill on the Alley I said never again. Mediocre food, sky high prices. Then, the crafty beggers, sent me a $30.00 coupon. So I met two friends in Beverly Hills and had a night at the Alley. And that is the last. The food was awful. My steak had no taste, the wedge was $13.50 and was not as good as most $8.50 wedges and the baked potato was the size of Idaho. The bill had an extra $90.00 on it that I caught, but even with that taken off, and the coupon our check was north of $300.00. And the food was average to be kind. So this is my last time. Add to that that the chains down scale cousin "Daily Grill" no longer uses open table means that the entire family has seen the last of me!
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  • Great find
    happymom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Staying at the Beverly Hilton, my family was looking for something good that was not too far away. The Grill has amazing steaks and was able to offer something for my 10 year old daughter. Not inexpensive but worth every penny!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We save it for most special meals
    PatrickFitzgerald
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Special place for a special night A sofisticated crowd professional wait staff always a pleasure great food
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sofiaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I was disappointed the quality of food wasn't that good
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • normal steak
    KyongVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    steak is very normal. some of the other steak house has it's own and special recipe for steak, but the grill is very simple for their price. I don't want to go again if I have a chance to have a lunch with my real customers or my date. This is a kind of upgrade daily grill level.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hollywood Classic
    LABrad
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The Grille is Beverly Hills. A lot of trendy restaurants come and go, but to be able to sit in the stylish classic confines of the Grille makes even the most difficult days tolerable. The food is outstanding (personal favorite John Dory) and the service is always professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Great
    billy44by
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been eating here for 30 years & it's still the best. We had soft shell crab that was juicy & crisp on the outside & that's the way to cook them. The white fish was pan fried & just perfect as was a steak . Side dishes of shoestring fries & cream spinach & broccoli all perfect. Like too eat here at least once a month & i am never disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We love the Grill on the Alley. Always reliable. Family favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warwar
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. THe portions were huge for everything--tomato salad, petite NY steak, mashed potatoes, brick chicken and dessert. One reviewer complained about the size of the bowl for the lobster bisque; it was smaller than everything else, but SO rich and smooth that it was just right. The waiter had a dry and wry sense of humor; he was fun. We went during DINE LA but only one of us ordered the $45 menu (because of preference for the beef cut). We will return when we want a kind of classical NYC type of place with good food and service. Yes, prices might be a buck or three higher than someplace else, but you also get A LOT more. the cuisine is not exciting or particularly creative but it is solid.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    ChicagoDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The service was great and the food was exceptional. Also the portions are healthy but not overwhelming. Definitely bears a revisit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grill, forever!
    AFU66VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This place continues to deliver on every level. A classic restaurant that's as relevant today as the day it opened. And even with all the Hollywood bigwigs that use this place as their commissary, the management and servers know how to treat the rest of us like Oscar winners. Thank you for a terrific experience, again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovePasadena
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I have been going to the Grill since it opened decades ago. It's my favorite restaurant, food and service are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    Punzi
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    this restaurant is trading on its past. The atmosphere is good and the help is good but the food is not what it used to be. the food was disappointing. Soup came in a tiny bowl I thought they were giving us a taste,(at the prices they charge one should get a decent amount of soup) one steak was so grissly & hard to cut it was sent back. Then it was replaced with raw liver. Our waiter was good & most apologetic but I would not return there. It is expensive & not worth it. I had eaten there before many times so I was aware everything is ala carte.. All 4 of us agreed we would not return there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    While the food was very good and the service attentive, there was really nothing outstanding to justify the price.
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  • Best in LA
    Junior
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    As far as I am concerned, the Grill on the Alley in BH is the best restaurant in town. There is an exceptionally extensive menu, the food is of the highest quality, the preparation is excellent, and the service is friendly, professional and excellent. On 6/28/2014, I ordered a New York Strip steak for the first time. Previously I had ordered other dishes thinking steaks were best eaten at steakhouses. But recently, my experience at steakhouses has been poor to terrible. The steak at the Grill on the Alley was excellent! It was better than what I had at Mastro's, Wolfgang's (cold in center), Ruth Chris', or Fleming's (second best). The ambience is woody like an East Coast restaurant. I like it, some don't (more room for me).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rude hostess
    LocalZoltanVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very rude tyrannical hostess. We went to a nice Italian place nearby instead.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The service was definitely something different. Our waiter had an interesting sense of humor but as long as you go in with an open mind you will have a good time. As far as price it is definitely on the expensive side but afterall, it is Beverly Hills. I am not around the area much but it was what I was expecting. I had the chicken pot pie and it was pretty good. I was not able to finish it in one sitting. Be careful because the waiter will try to sell you on more food. If you are going in with a budget then definitely pay attention and know that everything come for an additional charge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    yankee
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    While I've enjoyed The Grill many times, this most recent visit was disappointing. My filet, while priced exceptionally, looked more like a skirt steak. The taste was fine, but the width ridiculous. Ordered medium a filet should slice like butter, mine was more like medium well. And since it was so thin had barely a hint of pink. I'll go again, but I probably should have complained.
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  • The Grill on the Alley
    GilbertVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent food, ambiance and service at "exorbitant" prices even for Beverly Hills.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    martiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service is really quite outstanding. The sea bass good a bit dry and the scallops a bit too greasy. The vegetable is always very good.The dinner goers are fun to watch and the ambiance is wonderful. If you want a lovely bday treat , the dessert and bday song sung is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    finediner42VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My only reservation is that the lobster bisque include more chunks of lobster. Also, the prices are bit high for the portions, especially for a vegetable plate. The waiter also displayed dismay at our group for splitting the check, which he should probably learn not to show, especially if he hadn't asked us prior to creating the check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is consistently excellent and it is overall a very enjoyable dining experience. While we live on the other side of town, we come whenever we can, especially for a special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was FIRST CLASS!!!!! Service, Food Being sat on time Grill on the Alley is a TRUE GEM !!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NeverEnough
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    As always, excellent. The food is consistent and prepared to high standards.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Classic
    Ajax449VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Classic Beverly Hills grill. great food and fun atmosphere. The lobster bisque did not disappoint. Steaks were perfect. Onion rings devine. creamed spinach fresh and not too goopy. We had a wonderful and incredibly light tres leche cake for dessert. We look forward to our next meal at The Grill on the Alley. Thanks to chefs and staff. Great job!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were there for a business lunch. Outstanding service; fun and personable. Food terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Roger
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Everytime I go to The grill, I am always impressed how consistent they are in providing the most cordial and accomodating service, and the food is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In my top 10
    Wonderful
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Love this place. The original is the best. Impeccable service I always appreciate. Food is great but I always gravitate to the chicken pot pie which is outstanding. Perfect creaminess, vegetables that aren't mushy and a crust to die for.
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  • Best Service Ever
    KimH
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was outstanding, but the service was even better. If you want to feel good both mentally and physically, go to The Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Waiter seemed to be deaf or couldn't understand my accent. Food very average but not priced average
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 348 reviews are from the The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills reviews archive.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    Denice
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food and drinks are wonderful and the food is outstanding. So worth the money. Service was excellent. Really enjoyed the dinner. We were entertaining friends as a thank you for helping our son get a job. We wanted it to be special and it was. Thank you! P.S. I originally was going to take them to the Bel Air-but in light of the boycott thought we would go to the Alley. What a great mistake. I had forgotten how wonderful it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slipping
    BigBillVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    While still very good, this restaurant is slipping just not being what it used to be. I always take a friend when I come to town and our steaks weren't as flavourful as usual, but it might have been that day. Still a fun place to go, still a fave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diamond in the Alley
    Rbarton
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were looking for a nice steak house in the Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Monica, or Beverly Hills that was not the usual Mortons or Maestros. We had a dinner party of 4. We were looking for something new. Several attorneys recommended a handful of restaurants including Arroyo Chop House, CUT in Beverly Hills, BOA in Santa Monica, and WEHO. After looking at the reviews and the menus on line we decided on the Grill on the Alley and loved it. Very charming. Lots of history. Service was excellent and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific All Around
    ElmNeighbor
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Visited for Graduation Dinner while in Los Angeles. Great Booth. Awesome Food. Perfect Service. Would return in a minute!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.