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: (310) 276-0615
  • 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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The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (29)great for lunch (26)hot spot (15)good for groups (14)notable wine list (12)romantic (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Another great meal
    KnowsfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Everything was great. They consistently cook my steak perfect....rare plus. It's old school BH steak house still doing a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Just excellent as always. Food and service like no other place
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after all the years.
    billy44by
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    For a steak & chop house in the style of old New York City, its the best. Had Lamb chops & Chilean Sea Bass, both cooked to perfection. The sides of mushrooms & garlic mash potatoes & some broccoli heads were the very best. A little noisy ( as all chop houses are) so get a side booth away from the middle of the room. BTW the key lime pie is to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local steak and seafood
    yumyum
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    amazing steak and seafood ! their dover sole was exquisite, and their beef tartare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect LA Restaurant
    Susans1217VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I love this restaurant! I try and make it there whenever I am in LA. The food is always great (my favorite is the Brick Chicken) and the service is amazing. Treat yourself to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetogooutVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I loved everything about The Grill on The Alley!!! Our waiter was really great! Even though we were there at an off hour (Saturday afternoon) you wouldn't be able to tell by the meals we were served! I got one of the fish specials which was John Dory and my husband got the New York steak. Excellent choices! Splurged on Onion rings -- best place to get them if you feel like being evil! We even ended our lunch/dinner splitting a hot fudge sunday! best ever!!! I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beverly Hills Relaxed
    GdelpasaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    From the very pleasant greeting to the eclectic menu and superb wait staff, this is truly a nice respite from the tourists off Rodeo Drive. Good food, comfortable surroundings, and a team that's truly oriented to making your dining experience a wonderful event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School Cool
    SoBayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Grill never disappoints. The great classic bar and martinis, the ambience of a steak house and the professional servers in white jackets, all so iconic and comforting. If you do happen to have a less than perfect item from the menu, it will be quickly and graciously replaced. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice long time standard
    N21PMVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Nice long time reliable establishment. But... Someone upstairs had the menu changed and our favorite items removed. Our waitress and the kitchen graciously and smartly accommodated us with my chicken pot pie and my friend's ground round steak. Other than this, we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy for lunch
    empressVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    food was great as always, but it was way too noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 374 reviews are from the The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rude hostess
    LocalZoltanVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very rude tyrannical hostess. We went to a nice Italian place nearby instead.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic