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: (214) 459-1601
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill on the Alley - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)great for lunch (35)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (24)romantic (19)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Service
    Texp51
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Thank you! I use this place for business dinners and you can always count on them for a great experience. Our group grew from 4 to 5 and they handled it well and found a quieter area for us to dine. Great service, and they know when to engage and when to let you talk. Nicely do Everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud bar but good food!
    DOCDAVEVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Bar very noisy so ask for table at opposite end! The waitstaff was very attentive but not intrusive. Wine list is good but in a difficult-to-read book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    Food4AllVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I go to The Grill often for business lunches. I am disappointed that The Grill took the flavored unsweetened tea off the menu. It was a nice change and alternative to regular iced tea. Our service this last time was slow and we had to wait a long time for the table to be cleared and for the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business lunch
    IanM
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excellent service, as usual. The French dip sandwich was a little disappointing. I should have stayed with the usual salad. The bread was not a nice chewy french bread but some kind of sourdough. The gazpacho was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow excellent restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Sea Bass melted in my husbands mouth while I had the Trout covered in an incredible crab cake and sauce. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Restaurant!
    DFWFoodie2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Met some friends from out of town here. Wonderful dining experience for a special occasion! I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carol
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellant food, exceptional service, great ambience for special occasion, business lunch. Wait staff - awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Place for a Quiet Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been here on numerous occasions and have always had great food and good service. This visit was a little disappointing because my steak was overcooked. This was a first for me, but the manager took care of everything and in the end I was very satisfied with the visit. I really like The Grill. My date's food was perfect as was everything else we ordered. The impressive part of the visit was the staff and manager did everything to make up for it. That's how a great restaurant should operate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice for Business & More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Grill on the Alley is perfect for any business lunch, special occasion or just a meal with friends. From the amazing food, attentive Chef (Daniel that is) and super bartenders, there is no better Dallas spot. Frequent visitors are treated like family - everyone always speaks to you and waits on you hand and foot. And if you're in an important business conversation, they have a way of remaining unseen, yet still attentive. Definitely recommend this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great Galleria restaurant
    imonsecondVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It's expensive, but not inordinately so when compared to the top steakhouses, but expensive when compared to most of the restaurants in the Galleria. If you are staying at the Westin or plan a business dinner, it's a pretty solid bet. The food is reliably very good, the service is great and I like the ambiance. They have a private dining room good for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great location at Galleria Dallas. Filet Mignon is a MUST!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Great As Always
    TeamCasonVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I personally enjoyed the stuff flounder and the strawberry shortcake. Friends enjoyed angus bacon burger and louie salad to include crab meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nolagirlintexas
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Good place to for a work meeting lunch. Menu is extensive for both lunch and dinner. Competent service and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wines123VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Grill is a really nice place to eat. The steaks are always good but the fish is also very nice. Had the tuna Cajun style I would highly recommend it. Also nice place to have a beer and watch a football game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always!
    finefoodaddict
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff go out of there way to anticipate your every need. From the gracious greeting at the door, to the wait staff that is attentive without being intrusive, to the presentation of the always exceptional food, The Grill on the Alley is consistently exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    aggiebowhunter
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Overall experience was great. Brick chicken was fantastic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
    MizJanieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Started with a martini and Aqua Panna followed closely with their freshly baked signature bread and butter. Went for the petite fillet and ask for it rare plus with a warm red center. Both steaks arrived perfectly cooked, hot and succulent. We swapped the mashed potatoes for the spinach mashed potatoes and ordered the mushrooms which were pretty definitive all on their own. Of course, we finished with coffee and tea, both served in their own piping hot carafes; and the chef's delightful chocolate banana cream pie. Love lunch here during the work-week but, prefer the quiet attentive service of a weekend dinner to really relax. This property is consistently excellent. Great spot for entertaining out of town guests too!
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal except...
    Bill750
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There were four of us at lunch yesterday. I ordered Eggs Benedict and wish I would have ordered something else. The service was quite good and my wife and guests enjoyed their meals. My dish was mediocre at best - the eggs were overdone and the Canadian bacon was full of gristle. If we weren't in a hurry, I would have sent my meal back and ordered something else and I know they would have accommodated me with no problem. I had a discount coupon for more than my meal cost, so it's really not a problem and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My Pork chop was wonderful, but my companion's filet ( in a city known for red meat) was, ... "not very good, and definetly not worth 1/2 the price.". Service was good, but it appeared that our servers did not mesh well, with long periods of inattention, followed by brief periods of over attention, followed by periods of inattention again. I am not sure, with all the restaurants in town, that I would risk my money again here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and delicious food
    CristinaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service and delicious food as always. Friendly staff. Bar service is excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Went for lunch
    310LakesideVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The fish tacos were excellent. First time I had them with tuna. My colleague said his Kobe burger was great, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive Steak and Grill
    imonsecondVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Check out the menu (you have to search for it on Opentable because there is no tab for it) to see if you are up for the price range and the selection. The least expensive steak, 8oz petite filet mignon is $42.75 and it goes up to $53.75. Otherwise, the food is great, the service is great, just bring your wallet. Also it can get noisy on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    txdtubbs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had our Anniversary Dinner with another couple on a Saturday night. I had no trouble making a reservation on open table.com website. The Hostess made comments as to Adult Beverage favorites. What a nice surprise. I ordered the Prime Filet which was absolutely wonderful. My husband had a favorite fish entree and one of our friends asked for her fish to be made a certain way, which was not on the menu. They were able to make her request and she ate every bite! I know where our special dinners will be from now on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent, as always! One of our favorite places to dine. Great food, great staff--special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and an escape!
    hauoli2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff does a great job of welcoming you, serving you and preparing great food. The best steak tartar in town without a doubt plus wonderful entrees and deserts and a very good wine list. The atmosphere created by the décor gives me a feeling that I have been transported to another place, maybe New York or Chicago or even Beverly Hills. A mini-vacation. The bar area is a great place to unwind with one of their great martinis or a glass of wine and either hang with friends or watch some sports on the TVs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major Disappointment
    SPaulVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant week menu for $45 could have been purchased from the normal menu for less!! The appetizer selection was awful. So we ordered from the menu and the disappointment continued. My Porkchop was big thick and tasteless. My husbands steak was dry and delivered on a big empty plate. McDonald's does a better presentation. To top it off when I asked for an Irish coffee I got a cup of black coffee, with not even a spoon. We will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable Vist
    pamporter600
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was fabulous; JP, our server was fabulous and our BIrthday Party had a great time. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    ImagineThat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had it not been for Restaurant Week, I would have never sought out this restaurant. The place was not very busy, but service was slow. My party of 3 was not overly impressed with the food for the high costs on their menu. I would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ohhhhh, that Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was amazing. The cowboy ribeye and the Idaho stuffed trout with jumbo lump crab meat are seasoned to perfection, succulent, delicacies that you must try. The creamed spinach is a pleaser and the macaroni and cheese will let you know you have hit the culinary jack pot! We were lucky enough to have been the recipients of a pricey dinner certificate but we definitely won't be waiting to come back! Chef spent some time at our table going over the menu and our waiter was knowledgeable and efficient. This place is a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary and we could not have chosen a better place. excellent service and great food. Thank you Darcy for helping to make our night great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service!
    Lyn9w
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My friend and I decided to sit at the bar instead of the dining room, and we were so glad we did. The bartenders were wonderful and the happy hour menu is the best deal in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Steak and Fish Restaurant
    SamuelVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and service was very good, but the overall experience was over priced. I know you can have a meal as good as this in Dallas for 2/3rds of the cost of the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner with customer/guests
    Birthdaygals
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food was very good, thought a bit expensive. The service was very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 606 reviews are from the The Grill on the Alley - Dallas reviews archive.
  • Every Prospect Pleases
    Terry
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sunday, July 20, 2014 a guest and I enjoyed wonderfujl Crab Cabe Benedicts and potatoes as we chatted uninterupted by loud background noise or inconsiderate staff. Our waiter was the essence of politeness and consideration, which was particularly appreciated because my guest is a little hard of hearing. She said as we left she had greatly enjoyed her first visit. I on the other hand was very pleased that The Grill fulfllled all my needs in entertaining a great old friend. This is what I have come to expect of The Grill over the years, and I am grateful. Thank you. Terence C Roper
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always excellent
    BusterVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I have been visiting the Dallas Grill since it opened; I used to visit the Beverly Hills location on a regular basis. Their steaks are some of the best in town and now they offer many toppings to accompany them. This visit steak tartare was one of the featured starters. It used to be on the menu as a regular item. If you like tartare, and it is on the menu, it is a definite must have. Seafood - crab cakes - are the best I've eaten in town. The wine steward, Paul, is very knowledgeable and reliable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Delicious
    Benihano
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a perfect evening at the Grill on the Alley again. Simply everything, appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, and drinks - are amazing. I think I had a Red Ruby Grapefruit Martini that was to die for - shaken not stirred. The service is outstanding. The atmosphere that is totally spotless, chic, elegant and not a group hall, is terrific. There's a tendency to steer toward the giant Steakhouses here- skip them and go old school at The Grill on the Alley. It is heavenly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • business dinner - fabulous
    laurawatters
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    we had a much outdated business dinner here - the food was great the waiter was great (even if he did forget to bring an extra plate). would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite restaurant in Dallas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had a great experience, excellent food and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five-Star-Review
    MutzliTalk
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Susy and I are customers at "THE GRILL" for many years. We know Daniel Winans, Executive Chef and General Manager personally, as well as the Staff, Morty Jones, Manager, Alexis Maddox, Private Dining Coordinator, Christopher, Maitre-D and Sam, and of course, our favored Waiter, James. We had many Family gatherings in a Private Room, (like 50th Wedding Anniversary, Birthdays etc.,) and everything was "FIRST CLASS"! THE GRILL is like our second Home for eating.... Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it!
    NapaFan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful Father's Day Brunch! The food was great... the server was friendly; but, a little distracted. We had to ask for everything twice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.