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The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

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$50 and over
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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What 1527 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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SaromM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service . Would go there again .

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alejog
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am surprised The Sea by Alexander is not in the Top 10 lists. It is better than any other restaurant in the list for Special Occasions in the South Bay Area of San Francisco, food and ambience are top too.

Our server Johanna was super friendly and attentive. The food was really outstanding. The King Salmon and the Wagyu Flat Iron were delicious. We loved the the truffle fries.

We went to celebrate our anniversary and they made us feel they were celebrating with us.

That is why we have made The Sea by Alexander Steakhouse part of our anniversary celebrations 3 years in a row.

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vipAmeliaG
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my birthday with my daughter.

The house gave me a complementary glass of champagne to start the evening and a delicious gelato to end the evening. So delightful.

I always enjoy dining at the Sea by Alexander. I have been here four times since January and the quality of service is always exceptional.

Thank you!

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vipSYunique
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much . The patio is very nice for social distancing and nice and airy . The service is beyond excellent . Our server Joanna was excellent and accommodating.
.We both had the miso cod which was delicious as it included bits of chopped lobster . The oysters were very fresh and the hamachi shots were so cool and refreshing . We were pleasantly pleased with the lobster fred rice and had enough to take home . Overall we had a very wonderful evening and a fun experience !

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JihoonL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice foods and services. Uni special was very good and literally special.

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vipWMK2020
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent albeit a bit expensive. Service is very attentive, felt a little rushed at the beginning but then found a better rhythm. Lovely setting on the deck.

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vipEats
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 11th Anniversary at "The Sea." The fish was fabulous, the service was outstanding, and the outside seating was comfortable and COVID safe. Highly recommended!

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AmieS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious food, although felt a little overpriced. Expected to spend some money but felt a little too expensive for what the portions were

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vipTammyJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We tried the Bavarian specials to celebrate Oktoberfest and it's a mixed bag. The bratwurst appetizer was good but the veal dinner was half good. The veal chop was amazing, flavorful and juicy. Unfortunately, the veal schnitzel was dry and bland. The side order of hericot vert was bland as well and the beans were tough to chew. Our server was nice enough to take it off our bill without us asking. I enjoyed my dinner but wish it was a perfect 10, rather than a 7.5.

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vipBobbyK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year anniversary dinner was a success.

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vipMicheleB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were outstanding. We were presented half glasses of rose Champagne in honor of my birthday; and shared a miniature dessert surprise as well. The ambience was disappointing. I had requested a cozy table and we were seated in the middle of the patio at a table for four when many other tables were available. A noisy family with small children and a baby, who appeared to move of their own volition to a table in front of us (from one behind us), did not wear masks as stipulated when interacting with the servers; and the parents walked around the patio with the baby, also without masks. They were not corrected. This was disrespectful of the staff and all the diners.

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milc
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at The Sea. The tasting menu and accompanying wines were delicious, and we enjoyed sitting at the lovely patio with a tropical feeling. The staff were very nice and provided excellent service.

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CodyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a 1st date!
Ambiance perfect!
Wanted my date to feel special & this place delivered!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and the staff members were beyond nice I loved it!!

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KatKS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander’s exceeds expectations. Always love coming here to celebrate special occasions and enjoy their service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Naoimi was gr8

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation, delicious flavors, excellent service. A+

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HamzehS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joanna is the best waitress ever. She goes out of her way to help, with positive energy.

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DestineeM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, and great service! Definitely recommend this place.

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AzureX
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience. Will definitely come back. Our waitress Joanna is very nice and recommended great cocktail.

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MaybelynS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! A little pricey but you definitely the quality you pay for! They also explain the dishes as they bring them out.

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Elsem
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. The patio area is decorated beautifully for a great out door dining experience. The staff is outstanding and makes you feel like family .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating anniversary of our son. Service was the best! Thanks a lot for such assistance and guiding with menu and beverages lists and thanks for recommendations... such as non-alcoholic Chi Chiko, it was great. Steaks were perfect and delicious, also very liked shoots and tartar... with presentation of Lobster rock, I would work on it... cause the purée was not look tasty... but the idea is great!
Thanks for everything!

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CeciliaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time in 2 weeks I’ve visited the restaurant. The last one was dinner for my daughters birthday. The wait staff were so very efficient and attentive and made sure we had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who made us feel special!

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BoTanaka
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service Worth every penny. There is nothing you won’t love on the menu

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MAG77
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & reliable service. Great for Anniversaries and Celebrations

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LisaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Way Over cooked lobster....way under cooked steak....

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very enjoyable. Will go back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's really no where else that wines and dines you quite like ASH. Thank you, for making our 15th anniversary outstanding!

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vipJeanClaudeViollier
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience on Sept 4 2020 was amazing. My wife and I had our wedding anniversary and it was the first time that we were going out since the beginning of COVID-19. Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse have put in place and fantastic and risk-free COVID policy. I strongly recommend this restaurant!

Jean-Claude

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff truly went out of their way to ensure a wonderful atmosphere and ambiance! The food and drinks were excellent! Upon hearing we were celebrating my birthday the brought us some champagne, it was so good, we continued drinking champagne through out dinner. I had a lovely birthday! And they also accommodated my gluten free needs by bringing me rice chips instead of the bread (my husband enjoyed the bread) everything was great down to the desert!

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KenL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dinning in the patio due to covid was very pleasant.

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vipShelly
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews. This was worth it. If you want to splurge and have one of the best steaks ever, go here. Cocktails were a special surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was amazing. Place was clean and good social distancing from others.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!