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About 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.

4269 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Dinah's Court

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 213-1111

Website:
http://www.theseausa.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Yu Min Lin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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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.

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

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4.0

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for a Date (39)
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Tasting Menu (25)
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Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great diner overall! Food was out of this world fro beginning to end, including the chocolate Souffle. & Maria, our server, took great care of us paying special attention to all the detail.
Well done everyone at The Sea!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great! We have been here multiple times and have enjoyed each visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time at The Sea - it did not disappoint. We were there to celebrate my husband's recent work promotion. I called ahead to let the restaurant know we were there to celebrate a special occasion - I wasn't sure what they'd do to mark the occasion. When we arrived, they seated us right away, and handed my husband a card congratulating him on his promotion. When our waiter came, he brought 2 glasses of sparkling wine (which was DELICIOUS). We had the 4-course tasting menu - it was SO GOOD! Portions were good, but not too large, and the food was excellent. For dessert, they brought a beautiful plate with yummy chocolate cake with a candle and "Congratulations on your Promotion" written in chocolate. It was a beautiful presentation and really helped mark the occasion. Love the cotton candy with the bill - makes it sweeter? They also offered us some more cotton candy to go. The Sea is wonderful, top notch. We'll definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was amazing. Tasty, beautiful and creative. The restaurant is attractive and the tables are far apart so it was lovely to be able to hear the people across the table without shouting. We were celebrating two birthdays and they made the evening extra special with a champagne toast and a lovely special dessert customized for the birthday people. They also gave them each a card.
Besides the items we ordered, there were delicious treats throughout the meal. There was an additional appetizer, yummy breads, and some tasty morsels for dessert including berry flavored cotton candy and a fantastic lemon tart. Overall it was a fun and delicious evening. I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome from start to finish. I should come here more often.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

All was very good but very expensive.
2 people w/ 2 appetizers
2 main dishes
1 desert
1 bottle of wine ($100)
paid $300 + Tip = $360

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food at the Sea is good, but not worth the price. You can get comparable meals for 1/2 the price at other nice restaurants.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

There were four of us for yet another birthday dinner. We brought two special bottles of wine and paid $35.00 each bottle corkage fee. The hamachi shots and lobster rocks were delicious appetizers, one cold and one hot. We love the mero, it is our favorite fish at The Sea. The salmon was also very well prepared. Overall a fun, delightful experience. A bit pricey but perfect for a special occasion. See you same time, next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had my wedding reception here and came back for our one year anniversary! Get the hamachi shots and mero :) I also highly recommend holding a reception here as well...they are so organized and easy to talk/plan with--they have everything you need for a reception (mic, projector, table cloths, dishware, A++++ service). My wedding guests said it was the best food they have ever had at any wedding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was very poor. Waiters seemed untrained. Did not match the quality of food or price point.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

As the name suggests, i'd love to see more seafood menu items.

Food in general was good, but for me, it was overpowered by butter on everything. After half way through the dinner course, i only smelt and tasted butter.

Also, for more intimate settings, i'd suggest a separate area where 2 people can sit and enjoy dinner without having to speak loudly to be heard.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our third time here for the 4 course prefix menu and food and service quality has been consistent every time.
I consider the pricing quite reasonable in relation to other establishment of equal caliber.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday and the experience was amazing! The service was on point and our food was delicious..

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Portion is not big but quality of food is excellent. Love all their hot and cold appetizers. Very unique and tasty.
We ordered their tenderloin medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The Uni squid pasta was tasty.
Free dessert for the birthday person.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was great. We got free champagne and cake for my husband’s birthday. Service was awesome. The four course tasting menu was a great way to try out a few dishes. I’d love to go back again.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a fabulous meal for my father's birthday celebration! Food was delicious, creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The servers were very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food very well prepared. Very high-priced and service doesn’t match the caliber of food or the price. Service was aloof and not demonstrating the level of professional attention that you would expect at this level of restaurant. Every dish we had was outstanding And attention needs to be paid on how to provide more attentive service. Our water glasses were not refilled. Our wine was not poured. We had to ask for additional bread. It was a birthday and that was noted in the reservation and while a birthday card was provided which was very nice other diners had candles on their desserts and we did not.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had our anniversary there. The service was outstanding! Lots of attention to details. Very nice anniversary card and free desert. However, the main course did not reach our expectations...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Once again, we had an amazing birthday celebration. There were four of us, two with birthdays. We all had the Tasting Menu. I'm the only one who doesn't eat meat so The Sea served me delicious substitutions for those two courses. Our waiter, Cash, stayed on top of things and was fun to be around. THANK YOU!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday and left very happy with the choice. The service from our waiter and the rest of the staff was excellent. Felt like they went the extra mile for us. The food was very well presented and tasted great. Would definitely come back and recommend to others looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

OMG - the food! Every bite makes you moan! Fabulous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A bit fatty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It was my birthday dinner.
From the beginning to the end the whole experience was outstanding.
We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great restaurant! Excellent service , tremendous quality, and delivers a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best seafood on the peninsula! Would return again and again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dining room was very noisy. Could not converse with each other because the table of 4 was so loud & rude. . . Another group of 4 was louder. .. the next table over of 8 raised the noise level to a higher level. . . took 35 minutes to served our main dish. Meanwhile, the table of 2 sat down 10 min after & their meal was served before we were served. What’s going on? Checked your other dining room & would have loved to be seated there... less rude patrons.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Chef is offering new dishes. Bravo!!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed a fabulous meal and evening. Tasting menu was top notch and we enjoyed every bite. Service was impeccable. The open kitchen is a really nice touch and you can see the attention and care that goes into preparing the meals. Food and presentation were exceptional! Chef is outstanding and is recognized for using quality local ingredients. Will definitely return again and again...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was amazing ! Hamachi shots and tuna tartar were delicious . Unfortunately There was a table with three children next to us and one of the kids was going around the table all night and it ruined the ambiance for me !

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fish tasted very fresh, atmosphere was quiet & romantic when we first arrived at 6pm but it got noisier as more people came in later. The cotton candy at the end was the best surprise.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Sea delivers what it promises, a fine dining experience. The staff are professionals and well trained, available and attentive. Our serve, Donna, was most helpful in suggesting wine pairings as well as entries that are chef's favorites. The menu is informative and we received each course promptly - no waits.
The food was well prepared, attractively plated, and full of flavor. The only small portion plate was the dessert which we shared, a bit skimpy. In addition to the regular menu, there was a tasting menu on offer
The Sea is a large establishment, accommodating many diners.And it has the professional staff to support a full dining house. Add in the superb food, you have a fine dining experience. And you pay for it. The place runs like clockwork. We will definitely return for one of those special occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Awesome food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was exceptional. I had the lobster which did not come with your typical melted butter and I did not miss it for a second. There were other items to scope up with the lobster and every bite was delicious. They do hit the wine list hard.
Our server also tipped our wine glasses and water which drenched one of the guests. We received 2 wine glasses and free desert. She never did ask how our friend was and if she could get her towels. And, we never did see a manager. She was tipped very well and appreciative.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was amazing. This is the type of food you would see on a food channel. The sea bass was perhaps the most perfectly prepared fish I've ever had in my life. There were also some fun touches and surprises that added to the experience.

The dessert I had ("Pretty in Pink") tasted good, but it was a little too sweet, and it was a bit strange. But, of course, it was perfectly prepared and did taste amazing.

This restaurant is great for special occasions or, if you have the money, a super-nice date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nick, the bartender, was just amazing!! Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I have been wanting to go here for years, but never had the chance.
Restaurant was beautiful, but what stood out by a million miles was the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Pleasant evening with very good food, good service and redone decor.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had very good service. The food was good, but not quite up to the par set by other restaurants in this area at this price point. They're clearly making a strong effort, and I'd be willing to try again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The Sea was an excellent choice for dinner on our anniversary. The food was amazing. The hamachi shots and lobster rocks were excellent starters. We also really enjoyed the seared big eye tuna and black sea bass. It was a really nice touch to get a special anniversary dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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