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The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village
The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thegrill.com
  • Phone: (805) 418-1760
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday; 11:30AM-10PM
    Friday; 11:30AM-11PM
    Saturday; 11:00AM-11PM
    Sunday; 11AM-9:30PM


    Happy Hour and Special Appetizer menu in the bar.
    Sunday through Friday 3-7pm
    Saturday 3-6pm

    *Please note that we do not accept reservations for Happy Hour or for patio seating.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Sola Private Dining Room can accommodate Parties up to 50, a more intimate room that can accommodate parties up to 11 and a Covered Patio and Lounge area that can accommodate seated events up to 50 and Standing Cocktail Parties up to 80. Menus and options are available. Just call the Restaurant for personal assistance.
  • Private Party Contact: Ariella Traficante (805) 418-1760

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Westlake Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet Parking at Both Lunch and Dinner for a nominal fee and have free parking throughout The Promenade Center.
A word from The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village
The Grill on the Alley Westlake is located at The Promenade at Westlake, a Mediterranean-styled outdoor shopping and entertainment center featuring some of the most well respected merchants in the world, including Sur La Table, Barnes & Noble, m. Frederic, Restoration Hardware and Bristol Farms. Curbside take-out service is available.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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Food met expectations for a high end steak restaurant. Entrees were fully priced for a suburb and yet The Grill tacks on for little things like béarnaise sauce ($4). Worse, the wine list is way overpriced (3-4x retail) with very few bottles under $100. Usually service is good but was inexperienced and inattentive on this visit."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We felt taken care of the instant we walked in the door. Our waiters were attentive and helpful. The food was excellent and overall we had a good experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The Grill has great food and service. Their outside dining is relaxing and has great ambience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As usual the Grill is great. The food is delicious and it always helps to have a coupon $30 off every $100. Thanks"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Out for a birthday dinner with family (adults only) and everything was fantastic. The service was top notch and everything we ate was outstanding. Large portions and variety. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasions."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have been to Grill on the Alley before and this was our least favorite experience. The service was not great, Did not get water or bread till way after we received our drinks and the martinis were not filled to top for the high price they charge compared to comparable Mastro's restaurant. They never refilled water without me having to seek out and hope. The sautéed mushroom were not a great side. We did like the halibut special and split a special salad but for a party of 4 and bill well over $300 with tip, it was not worth it on this visit. The special occasion dessert was terrible, like an over saturated cake with no real pizzazz which was unfortunate as special occasion desserts should be better prepared and nicer I believe."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had a chopped lettuce wedge which was excellent and the trout almondine which was some of the best trout I have ever had! Lunch was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We love the Grill but the service was a little slow this time"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our favorite Restaurant and the best Restaurant in Souther California"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My wife's fish arrived under cooked and cold. 20 minutes later a replacement arrived. In the meantime my food got cold. It was our 43rd wedding anniversary. No one inquired if this was a special occasion. The bill was not adjusted due to the fish fiasco, nor was a complimentary desert offered. The best they would do was to offer my wife a second bowl of soup. Not what you would expect from a supposedly upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with great service! We began with delicious cocktails followed by a great wine from their extensive wine list. We moved on to salads which were wonderful. Then some of us enjoyed steaks and they were terrific but others enjoyed the Ahi Tuna. Each entree comes with a side but we added some of the other side selections & they were fabulous! Chipotle creamed corn, Brussel Sprouts & Loaded Mac & Cheese - Oh my goodness! SO delectable! We've eaten at the Beverly Hills location as well which was also wonderful & we will be back if we ever visit again. No one left unfulfilled or wanting for anything!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed a family dinner celebrating an accomplishment. The food was excellent, the service (tag team) was different but effective. However, we were placed at a table in the back where we were forced to watch the employees go through the flatware all evening which lessened an otherwise enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went for a special occasion. Great food and fine dining. A bit on the noisy side."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Always excellent. Never disappointed with the food or service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had a great business lunch. The staff was really attentive and didn't miss anything,"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Best food I've had in awhile and I eat out a lot! Sat at bar to wait for our table and never left. Tate the bartender took such good care of us and makes amazing drinks to your exact specifications.Followed his lead on the menu and was not disappointed. Food was absolutely amazing! Great company at the bar made it a fun evening. Will return soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our second visit the The Grill on the Alley in Westlake Village, and we had a very enjoyable meal. We were seated promptly for our 8:00 PM dinner reservation. Service was attentive but not overpowering. The food was outstanding - steaks and lamb chops were cooked exactly to our requests and portions were ample. The noise level is a bit high, but the quality of the food and service more than made up for that. I would highly recommend The Grill for a special evening out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is good,ambiance tops and employees caring..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have had 5-6 previous dinners/lunches here. This time the server tried to be helpful but talked WAY too fast. The food took a long time to prepare. My wife made a point of telling the waiter to prepare the meat a certain way, and even he admitted it was cooked wrong, so we had to wait ANOTHER 40 minutes for her meal. Her grilled broccoli tasted very propane-ish. The waiter did comp us for the bad meal, and they did give us an anniversary cake piece, and they checked on our waiter a lot. BUT, it took an eternity to get another set of silverware so I could share my meal with my wife"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was way overpriced - my halibut ($38) was over cooked and dry - Prime Rib ($55!) was bad and not the 28oz it was listed to be. And my credit card was charged $10 more than I signed for - someone at the restaurant must have changed my bill!! I would never go back!! Overpriced and bad food."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere and the service but the salmon, pork chop and John Dory we ordered were bland. In need of more sauces. Side dishes of lobsters mashed potatos, ahi tuna stack, and Brussels sprouts were delicious"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a table of 6. The food isn't exquisite for the price, I have tried better with Michelin star chefs. For me, they brought me a filet mignon raw inside and charred on the top. I had asked for medium. Then they cooked it again and it was dry and tasteless. The cream of spinach tasted like it was thaw out from a microwave frozen meal. For a person who is used to dining at Chilis this restaurant might be 5 stars. For a fine palate this restaurant comes short of espectacular. Everyone has different standards. Bottomline.. Overpriced for the quality, best quality of the restaurant is the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great Restaurant. The menu is so varied, there is something for everyone. The food was delicious and the portions, plenty!!! The restaurant is big and can accommodate larger parties with ease. Service was excellent. Enjoyable and Relaxing environment. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Mediocre Father's Day brunch. Got stuck in area that is normally a private dining room. Not the best for ambiance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "excellent service and good food. Good place for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to The Grill on the Alley in Westlake many times. It is always the first choice for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The food is wonderful-especially the short ribs. The meat is so tender and it has such flavor. For fish lovers, they have John Dory, which is a whitefish and just melts in your mouth. The service is just as outstanding as the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took my father in law here for Father's Day 2014. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Definitely a favorite when we come back to Cali to visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 32nd anniversary. It was a perfect choice. the food preparation and flavor is second to none."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Appreciate the special treatment for our anniversary celebration. It was the perfect choice! Wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great managers. Had a lovely dinner on the patio & it was perfect. Randy & Christy (both managers) couldn't be more welcoming and warm. They make every dinner perfection. The garlic cheese bread is to die for. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went there for a special occasion. Great food, good service, nice wine. I really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts side dish. My husband had a filet mignon and it was perfect. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "THE PRICE FOR THE FOOD WAS WAY TO MUCH FOR WHAT IT WAS,MY STEAK WAS CUT IN HALF AND RAW! IT WAS VERY LOUD AND WE WERE AT A TABLE WHERE THE SUN WAS IN OUR EYES FOR A HR. AND NO ONE ASKED IF WE WANTED TO MOVE,I HAVE HAD MUCH BETTER FOOD FOR A LOT LESS AND WOULD NOT GO BACK THERE AGAIN.."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent food and great service but quite expensive. It is worth the money though. We usually get steak but tried seafood this time...husband had the crab cakes and I had salmon. Both were excellent. Lobster mashed potatoes were quite good too."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good food but way overpriced for the food quality and quantity. 140 bucks and still left hungry. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, food and drinks were excellent. Only had a pricing issue which was resolved promptly. Highly recommend. Not cheap but well worth the money!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My experience was wonderful. I honestly have never had a less than stellar lunch or dinner yet. Would definitely recommend the grill."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was my and my husbands first time there and it won't be our last! Everything was fantastic! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I eat the Westlake Village Grill on the Alley 3 or 4 times a year. Never disappoints me; great ambience and service. Food is always good to excellent."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great location, great food, service can be hit and miss- but great for a lunch meeting. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My family and I really enjoyed the Grill on the Alley! The food was outstanding, the service was very good, the ambience was good, not great. Prices were reasonable considering the neighborhood. We will probably return for another special occasion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014