The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theseausa.com/
  • Phone: 6502131111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Yu Min Lin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: Welcome to The Sea by Alexander"s Steakhouse! We are pleased to provide multiple space and menu options to best suit the needs of your group. Be it an intimate tasting dinner, product launch or your dream wedding, The Sea will exceed even the most discerning expectations with memories that last a lifetime.

    Flawless fine dining and stylish receptions are perfectly choreographed in any of our exquiste rooms within the restaurant. Meetings and corporate events held in our state of the art Confernece Center are enhanced with complimentary fiber optic,high-speed Wif

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dinah's Court
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On busier nights valet is in place.
A word from The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
The Sea By Alexander's Steakhouse is the bay area's premier seafood dining destination. The restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich sumptuous morsels from the sea, prepared with modern technique and flair. Chef Yu Min Lin blends contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea's menu into the extraordinary. Experience The Sea at its best.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (106)fit for foodies (94)romantic (81)notable wine list (57)good for groups (28)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent on all dimensions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our special occasion dinner was very special. The food--selection, presentation, and quality--was the best we've found anywhere on the SF Peninsula, and our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Again, the best we've found on the Peninsula. The Wagyu trio of three 3-oz steaks was pricy ($155), but just as everything else we ordered, it was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 8-course tasting menu = yum!
    laneyluvschihuahuas
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had the 8-course tasting menu celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we felt it was very much worth it! My husband doesn't usually eat raw food and for him to enjoy the tuna tartare really says a lot! My favorite course was the Mero while my husband preferred the Halibut and the beef. The description of the Chocolate PB & J didn't excite me but it was amazing once it was in my mouth! We had great service the whole time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    TROME
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very good place to Impress Wife, Girl friend, clients etc;. Great food, very clean. knowledgeable & attentive staffs. If you don't mind spending a little bit more, this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every time I have eaten here I have been impressed with the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Incredible food, incredible service, beautiful surroundings. My wife told me that she wants to return here for every birthday until she has no more. It was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • roseranchVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We came here for our anniversary, and were given a lovely glass of champagne, and a nice dessert (as well as the usual amuse-bouche and the cotton candy surprise at the end). Service was truly lovely. Food was yummy - esp the hamachi shots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious at expense account prices
    CAgigabyteVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a wonderful special occasion or business dinner affair. Seating and lighting comfortable, with one of room having great views of the kitchen (although bathroom is a trek). Specialty cocktails, good broad wine list. Appetizers of lobster rocks, lobster risotto (enough for an entree) or tuna tartare all delicious but $35 for doz oysters--No. Salmon and other fish dishes expertly prepared, perfectly cooked and seasoned and sauced. Order sides as there is little else on the plate. Truffle fries A+. Meat entrees satisfying but pricey. Entrees run $38-$155 (Waygu trio). If you opt out of dessert, they'll bring you a trio anyway: Cotton Candy, brittle and a jelly candy, all house made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    JLPL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Date night with my wife. Bowled over by the service from our waiter Thomas - best in recent memory. Informed/knowledgable about the menu, great suggestions, attentive, personable. Really made the evening for us. Great cocktails. Food was excellent. Hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional. PERIOD.
    rizone1975
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 10 years here and the staff, food, drinks were all exceptional. We appreciated the special comps they surprised us with as if they were giving us a nod for our special day. Our waitress was very kind, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. We are definitely coming back. If it is your first time here we totally recommend the tasting menu w/ a side order of Hamachi shots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice
    foodlover1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    nice seafood venue with the option of steak. will come back again. great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • equisite.
    gdee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    There are very few restaurants that maintain a consistent level of satisfaction... this is one. For a really special experience, ask for Thomas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Over-priced although very good, creative food with excellent service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This Chefi is amazing!
    Vicki
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was a fan of Michael Mina until I eat at The Sea. Food is creative, an incredible use of flavors. This was one of the best dinners I have had in a long time.Many if the chefs in the Bay Area are living off of hype or name. But this chef cares about his presentation and cuisine. Kudos!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    DaruchanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    No special occasion, just decided to give ourselves a nice evening of dining. After being disappointed several times by Alexander's Cupertino for the last few years we were not sure what to expect at The Sea. Great to see Tim (GM?) from Cupertino running The Sea. His service standards for staff surely show in this venue. Our waiter was excellent, indulging me by figuring out a special drink I love from Cupertino and then making excellent recommendations on food. Only missing piece of puzzle: it would have been nice if he had sent the sommelier to the table. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu and sincerely had a wonderful evening of excellent service, food & wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Five Star
    Carol
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Visiting from Philadelphia-a true town for foodies. This restaurant was equal to any of the beware eatting places in the City of Brotherly Love. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    druidgl1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Sea by Alexanders is a well run, well planned restaurant with great food and ambiance. The food is a bit pricey, however fine for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant.
    Masticator1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday and they were very accommodating. Made every effort at providing a special night for her. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was EXCELLENT...... I was already looking forward to my next visit before i even ordered my meal. Just a great experience along with the food presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    iluv2eat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    BF and I have tried the Cupertino location in Nov. last year for my birthday. So I wanted to surprise him to dinner at this location instead. Great service and ambiance. Loved that we were seated next to the kitchen. Definitely fine dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in South Bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Simply said, this restaurant is my favourite in Silicon Valley, the only restaurant I have been to that consistently seasons there dishes properly, and all of the sauces went perfectly with each dish, great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superlative seafood
    dweeklyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I went here with an old friend after seeing it was well recommended on OpenTable. I see why now! The cocktails were quite good, as was the steak, but the FISH was just astonishingly good. That's why you go to a seafood restaurant, right? And this won't disappoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TotallySatisfied
    FineDinerholic
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    3rd time here. Impeccable service and the food rivals the best in Chicago !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Ungry
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I've been here 3 times, and it has been consistently beyond my expectations. The service is perhaps the best of any restaurant I have *ever* tried. I hope to return many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our family favorite
    StanfordFanVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Sea is our favorite place for birthday and anniversary celebrations. Thomas is our favorite waiter - his attention to detail is always appreciated. We love the Hamachi shots, the mini crab cakes, the truffled fries and every fish entree we have had there. There is always a beautiful dessert creation for the birthday person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    chairman888
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday here along with my family. It was fantastic and the staff did everything to make it a memorable occasion. Looking forward to my next meal there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    MK123
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    On June 28, we celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We opted for the 4 course tasting dinner and it was excellent. All the servers were so very attentive and the food was fabulous. The waiter (Hwan) was very knowledgeable and made our event very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaing (and tasting) good food
    raredatenight
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was great. Staff was very attentive and professional. Entrees were very tasty and presented well. Desserts were interesting as they can only be called unique combinations of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good - service ok
    letsgosomewhereVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Servers were enthusiastic but a bit too quick to rush us along or collect something that had not been finished...multiple times. Bar alcohol types could be expanded to a broader range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful & Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We wanted a wonderful and delicious meal to take our 5 and 8 year old sons to (who we take out to nice restaurants all the time and are very well behaved). The Sea did not give us any grief and treated our little foodies as they would any other guest. We had the cuddle fish risotto, lobster rocks, hamachi shots,beef tataki and some yummy seasoned perfectly cooked white fish. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a unique, tasteful dining experience and they ate kid friendly for those with friendly kids
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect for special occasions
    leebabes
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food with freebies of mini appetizers and cotton candy. I enjoyed the grilled lobster all shelled and cooked perfectly serves with mushrooms and onions. My husband had the jon dory fillets and enjoyed it. Service is superb and the ambiance very romantic. The croissants were the best and served warm. I liked the fact that they has a tasting menu with wine pairings. I will definitely definitely be back for that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alexander-quality
    kyCAVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Well prepared food with impeccable presentation - Alexander's Steak House quality! I always enjoy dining here. The bar is modern and feels trendy, though empty most of the time. The restaurant side was busy. What makes the dining experience good is truly defined by the waiter/waitress. The food is always good, but somehow, it was much better this time - and I have to attribute that to the pleasant experience with our waiter. We had an excellent waiter who was personable and anticipated our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over rated
    bistroVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I think I was expecting to much,so was totally disappointed with the quality of the food. Nice place, great service and really average food. Risotto was not good at all. Stake was done medium to well done(we asked for rare) and really tasted nothing special and lobster portion was huge (4 tales) but unfortunately did not taste any different then going to any other restaurant that serves lobster. Good cocktails, great wine list. I usually go few times to the same place before leaving the review, but I won`t be giving them second chance or recommending it to a friends.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Seafood
    SWTravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The dinner was exceptional and service matched. The portions served were large and unique in their preparation. I have been a regular visitor to Palo Alto and this is one of the top restaurants. If you are looking for an exceptional meal or have a special occasion, The Sea is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Very corporate feel and vibe. We had the full tasting menu. Ingredients are top quality and portions large. Still, the price was expensive. The food was sometimes over-salted and/ or slightly too sweet. Unfortunately, the beautiful fish or meat were drowned in heavy sauces. The plates are artful renditions with many flower garnishes. None of the flowers added any special taste to dishes. We had stale wine by the glass. These wine bottles sit out on a table at room temperature or in bucket of ice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CAM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Service was average to poor. Too many people waiting on each table - no consistent attention to detail. Seemed very robotic. Asked for bread twice and never received it...
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MSH1108
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was amazing with great attention paid to presentation and interesting combinations. The service was also excellent. Both the food and the service helped create a memorable evening. We have been to The Sea many times and are always anxious to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    MayafezVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Been to this restaurant twice. Absolutely delicious food! Especially the Mero Fish full of flavors. Very courteous service. I definitly will keep going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic
    ChefrjVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great cocktails, I recommend the Manhattan made with a special blend of bourbon. The Crab Chowder is amazing and delightfully different not heavy like most chowders. All of their oyster and lobster dishes are fantastic. Go before they get their Michelin Star and you can get in for months ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    pf90
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Everything was perfect for a dinner of two and great food
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food w unsurprisingly high $$
    CialtiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The prices are off putting when you first see the menu. But the food is terrific and it's great to have a high end restaurant option in Palo Alto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.