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The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse, Palo Alto, CA

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
1826 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood

You will enjoy the absolute best heated and covered patio in all of Palo Alto. We have instituted all health and safety precautions to ensure all of our guests and employees feel safe and can enjoy themselves. If you have any questions, please contact us and our team will take the pleasure of assisting you.

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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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 213-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yu Min Lin

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Skinner: (888) 326-4806

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Cross street

    Dinah's Court

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Friday and Weekends during private events . Otherwise self parking in our private lot.

  • Public transit

    VTA Line 22 stops in front of restaurant. VTA Line 522 within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Hamachi Shots$36.00

    ponzu, avocado, ginger, jalapeño

    • Today's Oysters

      • Half Dozen$24.00
      • Dozen$44.00
    • Tuna Tartare$24.00

      saffron rice, seaweed, avocado, yuzu ponzu

      • Osetra Caviar Supplement$55.00
    • Caviar 1 oz. Siberian Osetra$235.00

      wasabi creme fraiche, egg, buckwheat blini

      • Lobster Rocks$32.00

        almond purée, truffle, mitsuba

        • Popcorn Crab$31.00

          yuzu aioli, kale, garlic butter

          • Shrimp Cocktail$30.00

            avocado, saffron aioli, cocktail sauce

            • Beef Tataki$28.00

              edamame, onion, tofu, pickles, mustard vinaigrette

              Entrées

              • Black Sea Bass (Wild Maryland)$62.00

                oyster mushrooms, fava beans, carrots

                • King Salmon (Wild Half Moon Bay)$58.00

                  champagne glaze, bacon, green bean, radish, maitake mushroom

                  • Seared Scallops Two-Way (Wild Maine)$59.00

                    peas, tomatoes, potato purée, aged vinegar

                    • Miso Black Cod (Wild Monterey)$56.00

                      lobster soboro, bell pepper, rice cake, kale

                      • Grilled Lobster Tail (Wild Maine)$72.00

                        edamame, shimeji mushroom, peach, parsnip purée

                        • Wagyu Flat Iron$87.00

                          corn tempura, bordelaise

                          • Wagyu Ribeye$95.00

                            charred broccolini, green peppercorn sauce

                            • Cab Prime New York$68.00

                              crispy polenta, parmesan, tomato compote, bordelaise

                              • Tajima F1 Strip (Australia)$155.00

                                butterball potato, green peppercorn sauce

                                • Cab Filet Mignon$65.00

                                  porcini ravioli, smoked paprika, bordelaise

                                  Sides

                                  • Haricot Verts$14.00

                                    garlic, butter

                                    • Seasonal Vegetables$14.00

                                      shallot, butter

                                      • Mac N' Cheese$14.00

                                        ham, a blend of eight cheeses

                                        • Wild Mushrooms$15.00

                                          chives, garlic

                                          • Truffle Fries$15.00

                                            parmesan, truffle aioli

                                            • Lobster Fried Rice$28.00

                                              bacon, egg, garlic, green onions

                                              Tasting Menu

                                              $120 per person full table participation, before 8pm; $75 additional wine pairing

                                              • Big Eye Tuna Tartar

                                                Tomato, cucumber, basil, summer truffle. Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, Arietta, On the White Keys, Sonoma Mountain 2017

                                                • Salt Spring Mussels

                                                  Cauliflower mushroom, potato, turnip. Wine Pairing: Chablis, Jean-Marc Brocard, Vau de Vey, Premier Cru 2018

                                                  • Miso Black Cod

                                                    Bonito flakes, kale, edamame, bell pepper, miso. Wine Pairing: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, les Hauts-lieux 2013

                                                    • Grilled Prime Tenderloin

                                                      Chanterelle mushrooms, parsnip, potato. Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Ramey, Napa Valley 2014

                                                      • Chocolate Caramel Namekala

                                                        Peach compote, brioche, pecans, creme fraiche ice cream. Wine Pairing: 20 Year Tawny Port, Quinta do Infantado

                                                        Cocktails

                                                        • Sea Jay$15.00

                                                          Grey Goose la poire vodka, Vedrenne elderflower, lychee, lemon, cardamom spiced cranberry rosé Lillet foam

                                                          • De la Rosa$15.00

                                                            Los Vecinos espadin mezcal, rose chai Pama, grenadine, lime

                                                            • Hi Ho Hibiscus$14.00

                                                              hibiscus vodka, Lo-Fi amaro, ginger, lime, ginger beer

                                                              • Rings of Saturn$15.00

                                                                Masahiro Okinawa gin, Velvet Falernum, Small Hand Foods orgeat, lime

                                                                • Overboard!$15.00

                                                                  Plantation Xaymaca & Doctor Bird rum, Stiggins pineapple rum, passion fruit, lime, clove

                                                                  • Wakizashi Blade$15.00

                                                                    Toki whisky, Heirloom pineapple amaro & creme de flora Sidetrack black walnut nocino, honey, applewood smoked

                                                                    • Barrel Aged Last Word$15.00

                                                                      Junipero gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino duo, lime

                                                                      • Barrel Aged Manhattan$15.00

                                                                        Maker's Sea Stave Pick 2019 bourbon Carpano Antica, Punt e' Mes & Dolin rouge vermouths, orange & aromatic bitters duo

                                                                        • Whisk(e)y Flights

                                                                          • Japanese Whisky$45.00
                                                                          • Bourbon Whiskey$35.00
                                                                          • Scotch Whisky$35.00

                                                                        Beers

                                                                        • Scrimshaw, North Coast Brewing, Pilsner, 4.7% ABV, Fort Bragg, CA$8.00

                                                                          • California Condor, Barebottle Brewing, Unfiltered American IPA, 7.3% ABV San Francisco, CA$8.00

                                                                            • Rintel-Weisse, Palo Alto Brewing, Hefeweizen, 5% ABV Palo Alto, CA$8.00

                                                                              • Cinq Cents, Brasserie de Chimay, Belgian Trappist Tripel, 8% ABV Hainaut, Belgium$14.00

                                                                                • Organic Chocolate, Samuel Smith's, Chocolate Stout, 5% ABV, Tadcaster, UK$9.00

                                                                                  Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                                  What 1,826 people are saying

                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                  4.7
                                                                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                  • 4.2Value

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                                                                                    Fanofgoodfood

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                    I’ve eaten here several times, and the service keeps going downhill. Our server was missing in action most of the evening. It took her forever to take our order, and I had to ask two other staff for the bill before it was brought to us. The sommelier was also kind of creepy. He came and asked if he could help us choose a wine. I told him we brought our own bottle. Then he just stood there staring at us for a long time and made us all feel uncomfortable. The food was good but still overpriced.

                                                                                  2. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                    This is the second time I’ve been to The Sea and this time was not as good as the first. To begin I would like to say the service was excellent from the bar staff, to the waitress and the crew. They were prompt, professional and informative. For drinks we got a spicy margarita and a kings of old and both were excellent. We ordered a bottle of Willamette Pinot Noir and it was also excellent and the sommelier came over and gave us a history of the vineyard and it was truly nice experience. For food we got the hamachi shots and lobster rocks and both were very good. The hamachi shots never disappoint and the lobster rocks were perfectly tempura fried. For our mains we got grilled lobster and the crispy bass. The grilled lobster presentation was beautiful and was expertly prepared. The problem was with the crispy bass, the fish was so soaked in chili sauce that it was really soggy and the flavor of the fish was over powered by the sauce. It was very disappointing. Overall this was a good but not great experience. The appetizers, drinks, waitstaff and one of the two mains were great. The problem with the crispy bass though put a damper on the experience. Overall I’d give it 3.5 stars, would have been 4.5 if the bass was as advertised.

                                                                                  3. SM

                                                                                    SherryM

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Amazing food and great experience. Highly recommend the seafood tower and tomahawk.

                                                                                  4. S

                                                                                    Sherryc

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Yesterday was my birthday and I brung some friends here to celebrate my day. The service and food was all so good! We will all definitely be coming back. The atmosphere is classy and tasteful, the food was excellent!

                                                                                  5. MK

                                                                                    MayK

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Celebrating our 60th wedding anniversaryersary. Had a very dry tasty dinner

                                                                                  6. o

                                                                                    onlythebest

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                    I wanted to love The Sea. I'm an east coast (originally) seafoodie, and great seafood restaurants are hard to find. There are a lot of things to love about The Sea. The cocktails, the service, the ambiance are all 5/5. The quality of the ingredients is high across the board. The menu is creative! And they served cotton candy at the end. Nice touch. So what's the problem? The only way I can describe it is that the chef's reach exceeds their grasp. Only one, the lobster fried rice (i know, but it just sounded so good!) was poorly prepared—greasy and the lobster was tough. Every other dish we had suffered from either being unbalanced or bland. As an example, the hamachi shots were almost great. Fresh ingredients, delightful presentation. But the jalapeno overpowered the fish and they were hard to 'shoot'. Too big for a comfortable mouthful and not enough liquid to slide easily out of the glass. I could tell you where each dish we ordered missed the mark, but I think you get the idea. Maybe we were just unlucky and ordered the wrong things but out of five dishes (sides are extra), 4 of 5 were a near miss, and 1 was a complete bust. And when you want a great seafood meal, regardless of price point, that's not what you want. —disappointed diner

                                                                                  7. FV

                                                                                    FionaV

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Wonderful experience.

                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    It was amazing service

                                                                                  9. L

                                                                                    Luv2stealrecipies

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    129 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    129 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    A great go to for a special occasion or just to enjoy some of the delicious signature dishes. First time in the front dining room which is more intimate and quiet. Loved it. Patio is also a favorite. I could dine just on appetizers! Hamachi shots are crave worthy it is always hard to choose. Mains are spectacular with lovely fresh fish and shellfish. The wait staff was over the top GREAT!

                                                                                  10. H

                                                                                    Happyeaters

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    We dined outside on the terrace, which was nicely protected from the wind and has plenty of heat lamps. Inside sounded quite loud, even on a Tuesday night, so we were glad to have a quieter spot for a romantic dinner. Service was super attentive, no details were overlooked, and most of all, every single person we encountered (hostess, servers, clearers, bartender) was so pleasant! It is lovely to be welcomed and cared for when enjoying a special night out - whoever employs the staff is doing an excellent job. The menu offers the gamut - from reasonably priced items to high end luxury dishes/beverages for those spending their buy-outs and stock options. You can go either way and feel perfectly at home here. We loved the octopus starter, grilled lobster entree, black cod, and a side of buttery rich wild mushrooms (which ended up being just a little too much food - it was delicious but we honestly couldn't finish.) And it all comes with terrific house-baked breads to die for. (Just wish they made some gluten free!) This is a brilliant place for a special occasion, but also a great place for a normal dinner out that isn't a birthday or anniversary (or expense account blow out). So don't save it - go anytime, you will be glad you did!

                                                                                  11. MV

                                                                                    MonicaV

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Joanne was very attentive. Very helpful and the food was great

                                                                                  12. JR

                                                                                    JeffreyR

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                    We came in for Easter Brunch today. We have eaten here several times over the past few years. The service is always exceptional. As is the food. Today I ordered a bloody Mary and they told me they didn't have any tomato juice. So then we tried to order a Ramos Gin Fizz and they said they did not have the ingredients for that. At this level of dining, I find that unacceptable. Today the food was good except for the Hamachi shots. They were not on point as they have been in the past.

                                                                                  13. MS

                                                                                    MaryS

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    The food was very delicious and cooked the way we asked.

                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Special Easter brunch menu - good portion sizes and good variety - something for everyone. We got the seafood tower in addition to the brunch - way too much food but it was terrific, especially the abalone - it was very tender!

                                                                                  15. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Service was phenomenal and the food delicious! Our second visit did not disappoint.

                                                                                  16. LP

                                                                                    LiamP

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Dinner was amazing, we did the tasting menu and will definitely be back.

                                                                                  17. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New England

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                    The food was good and the service was fine but neither was reflective of the, four the lack of a better word, obscene prices on the menu. I would have expected an extraordinary experience for the money spent. Even corkage at $50 / bottle was far beyond anything I have paid at other more impressive establishments. It seemed that prices were expensive just for sake of being expensive. Again, there was nothing bad about the experience overall, the food was good as was the service, just not to the level of an $850 dinner bill for 6 of us and that was without the purchase of any alcohol.

                                                                                  18. TE

                                                                                    TrudyE

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    The only thing that would make this better would have been a server who spoke better English or an actual handout with the dishes for the day printed out. Masks while good for safety are horrible when one is trying to understand someone.

                                                                                  19. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Wonderful celebration dinner for my wife’s birthday. Staff, ambience, and food were all exquisite. Definitely a night to remember. Thank you!!

                                                                                  20. JM

                                                                                    JenM

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                    Steak was under cooked and smothered in sauce. After sending it back, it returns as the same steak cooked as requested and sauce to the side. For the price we paid we anticipated for a brand new steak but instead received service from an Outback Steakhouse where the same steak was wiped down and charred on the outside. No longer a fan.

                                                                                  21. AP

                                                                                    AdrinaP

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Such a great place for a special occasion. Maria, our wait person was WONDERFUL. She was so helpful with menu items that we had questions about. The food was AMAZING. The plating was artfully done. And at the end of the meal came the most delightful cone of COTTON CANDY!!! Oh joy, joy, joy.

                                                                                  22. R

                                                                                    Rodriguez

                                                                                    Seattle

                                                                                    26 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    26 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Excellent place. Dishes are great! Service is perfect, everyone knows what to do, so I did not feel the present of the personal, great, it feels privacy. The little special things make the dinner time great.

                                                                                  23. DC

                                                                                    DavidC

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                    We have been to The Sea many times and every time it was a great experience but last night was a big exception. It was kind busy but that should not be an excuse for the poor service. Our appetizers were served together with the entrées and this should never have happened! No one came to check on us until toward the end. No one came to pour water for us again toward the end. We felt forgotten and disappointed!

                                                                                  24. AG

                                                                                    AntonioG

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE GREAT, ENJOYED MY EVENING.

                                                                                  25. L

                                                                                    Louise

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Excellent food and service as always! We loved all our dishes.

                                                                                  26. PZ

                                                                                    PierreZ

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    Don't have the time to go into all the details but this is a fantastic restaurant. Kitchen doesn't amazing job to turn around. Dishes in the food is prepared in a way that is very pleasing. One thing they can improve on is coordination between servers and presenters. I would not hesitate to come back again but be prepared to spend a lot of money.

                                                                                  27. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    I have been to the Sea many times and it never disappoints. My favorites are the fried clam chowder and the John Dory. The presentation on the clam chowder is a truly unique. I also enjoy the lobster rock appetizer. Resturant is pricey but worth it

                                                                                  28. MH

                                                                                    MonikaH

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    19 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Great food, very delicious. We had an excellent dinner!

                                                                                  29. MM

                                                                                    MammaM

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    Video: youtu.be/CHsbZFlsfzU. A nice place for special occasions. Good food, great service and awesome desserts. We had Wagyu Flat Iron and Grilled Catch of the Sea as entrees, side of truffle fries and seasonal vegetables. The steak was ok, felt the dish is a bit on the heavy side since it came with an interesting corn tempura. The grilled fish was good with the caramelized cauliflowers. The truffle fries was too heavy on the truffle aioli this time. Usually I really liked the fries. My favorites are always the desserts. We had Pretty in Pink (Lychee panna cotta) and Rise n' Shine (mandarin soufflé). Both are really delicious! Panna cotta was light and silky, soufflé was super fluffy and really good with the vanilla creme anglaise. Definitely will go back there again.

                                                                                  30. EH

                                                                                    EdenHensleySilverstein

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    To celebrate our daughter’s 10th birthday and 1st away game we made an early reservation (5:30pm) on the covered, heated outdoor veranda and enjoyed the tasting menu.

                                                                                  31. m

                                                                                    michaelm

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Enjoyed our family dinner, we will return. Excellent staff and the food was fantastic!

                                                                                  32. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great service and food!

                                                                                  33. ND

                                                                                    NickD

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Hands down the best steakhouse I’ve ever eaten at in my life.

                                                                                  34. s

                                                                                    smile

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere. It is definitely date, occasional, and special dinner. Food is amazing, especially seafood.

                                                                                  35. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                    Most dish we had was delicious. Only complaint I have is the lobster part of my surf & turf dinner wasn’t cooked very good. Lobster was rubbery & very chewy. I’ll never order lobster here again.

                                                                                  36. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Outstanding service, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and engaging. Beautifully plated food and cocktails. High quality. Definitely a place for special occasions. Complimentary amuse bouche for all and a little dessert delight for a birthday girl plus the house made cotton candy.

                                                                                  37. DB

                                                                                    DBdb

                                                                                    Chicago

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                    The menu changes regularly (generally with seasonal availability of ingredients) and is well curated with an appealing variety. The food is very well prepared and imaginative with attention given to clever and unique plating/presentation. Service is excellent. From the warm greeting at the door, to the well trained wait staff, to the informative but not pretentious explanations of the food, to the helpful and friendly bus staff, everybody is kind and on-their-marks. I especially appreciate how each course is served precisely - the dishes are placed in unison, oriented so they have the best presentation, and silverware and wine glasses are matched appropriately. The Sea has a wide selection of wines and a nice variety of craft cocktails. For those who prefer to dine outdoors, they have expansive seating that is pleasant, quiet with a nice ambience and service is still spot-on.

                                                                                  38. MB

                                                                                    MikeB

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The Sea by Alexander’s never disappoints. We celebrated my husband’s birthday here last night.

                                                                                  39. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great place and food

                                                                                  40. MK

                                                                                    MohK

                                                                                    London

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                    Very poor service we waited for an hour and a half for our entrées and when the food arrived it was mediocre. Did not live up to expectations. The management gave us free desert because we complained but we didn’t want dessert we wanted a better service!

                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                  The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 213-1111.

                                                                                  The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1826 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                  Google Map for The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

                                                                                  4269 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306

                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                    Dinah's Court

                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                    Palo Alto

                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                    Dinner
                                                                                    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
                                                                                    Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                    Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                    Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                    Seafood, Steak

                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                    Fine Dining

                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                    Complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Friday and Weekends during private events . Otherwise self parking in our private lot.

                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                    VTA Line 22 stops in front of restaurant. VTA Line 522 within walking distance.

                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                    Yu Min Lin

                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                    (650) 213-1111

                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                  • Private party contact

                                                                                    Marilyn Skinner: (888) 326-4806

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