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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

Special Events & Promotions:
Welcome to The Sea by Alexander"s Steakhouse! We are pleased to provide multiple space and menu options to best suit the needs of your group. Be it an intimate tasting dinner, product launch or your dream wedding, The Sea will exceed even the most discerning expectations with memories that last a lifetime.

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Romantic (23)
Tasting Menu (19)
Business Meals (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 hours ago

The courses were all good, but not worth the price I paid to be honest. The sea bass and wagyu beef could’ve been more tender. One of our tastings was a very simple and unoriginal cheese platter. I felt cheated a little bit. But overall I enjoyed the experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 9 hours ago

Amazing and tasty! Excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Really great food and service. I hope to come back some day. They really made it special!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

We loved everything about this restaurant and can’t wait to go back! The food was delicious and cotton candy at the end was a nice touch! The resturant made little gestures to make my Moms birthday special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, awesome service as usual! Every time we come here, the food is superb!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food! Amazing service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Service is great and food varies but Alexander’s is always dependable and great for a quiet date

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

George was a fantastic waiter today really joyed our Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This was an excellent business dinner meeting. Everything was perfect which made the meeting a success thank you to the Team for making this a success

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The Sea has become our go-to date night / special occasion spot - not many restaurants of this caliber on the peninsula. The food is fantastic - a bit more than we usually spend when we eat out but absolutely worth it. Service is always great and we LOVE Tim, the GM who has been there since the restaurant opened. Our server was Cash, who was knowledgeable and friendly without being condescending. It's called The Sea (with an emphasis on Seafood) but on our last visit my husband had the wagyu (with lobster tail) and I had an amazing pasta dish with freshly shaved truffles and we've both been talking about it all week. Dessert was the perfect finish, we had the Super Monkey Ball - usually when the presentation is so exciting the dessert itself can sometimes fall flat, but this one tasted as good as (or better than) it looked. Already looking forward to the next time we can dine here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and food. Suggest asking for the quiet room, rather than the area near the open kitchen which can be loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Underwhelming and way over priced. So much better can be found elsewhere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Cache and Josh are two top people at The Sea and Alexander’s group overall. They get customer service; they always put forth the best hospitality, and are shining examples of how to create a perfect night for guests. The food is exceptional every time; Chef excels at surprises and even customized a Vegan meal for one of our guests who said it was amazing. One of our guests had never experienced food of this caliber and uniqueness and said it’s the best meal she’s ever had. Bravo, team, bravo.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful restaurant! The tasting menu was well done. Perfectly prepared.
Service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went with lovely friends for a happy celebration. All servers were wonderful. Cocktails were great. Food was not sublime however: beautiful, incredibly fresh scallops had their flavor completely drowned in sweet potato cream and caramelized onions and balsamic glaze reduction. It sincerely did not work, and at $52 for the dish, did not provide a great culinary experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Came here for a very special birthday as a family. Loved our charming and knowledgeable waiter who made my kids so comfortable and happy through our 7 course tasting menu for the adults. He even made sure the kids had complimentary desserts and a cheese platter from the tasting menu so that they could enjoy it with us. Service couldn’t be better.

Mixed feeling abt the food...the wagu beef, beef tenderloin and the merlo fish dishes were the best we had in the bay area... cooked perfectly as we ordered. However, the clam chowder and the special uni appetizer in a creamy “ soup” were a total miss at the enormous price they charged. And the birthday boy came home with stomach problem. Not sure if we’ll return again although we had a great time this past weekend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place to celebrate boyfriend’s 40th bday!! The Sea staff really helped us to make it a special night. 💖💖💖

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. They made a fuss of us with a card and complimentary glass of champagne and dessert which was a nice touch. The food was excellent and our waiter, David, was a hoot. Ambience is just ok. It's a cavernous place and you half to walk half a mile to get to the restroom!! Will definitely return though.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

It's way over-priced. Buyer beware - they actually charged me $10 for water! I had no idea until I got the bill and inquired about the charge. They did credit me, but it made my blood boil! I actually got an absolutely delicious and much better meal right across the parking lot at Dinah's Garden for a lot less money.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We got a gift certificate for X'mas so we tried. Their original cocktail was good. When we ordered Oysters, two wiatress did not know which one is which kind..... It was a surprise to see Oyster and the rest of the appetizer came together!! how are we supposed to eat clam chowder and oyster together........ The food was very good. My scallops was over $50 and I do not think it was worth that much money. It is enough to order 2 appetizers. dessert was over sweet to our taste. all in all ,nice try. Waitress and service people need more training to be equivalent to SF standard and if you charge that much , then our expectation will be high as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner was OK not exceptional, given the high prices, one would expect more. Everything was done well but not special. The NY steak was not that tender. The tuna was good quality but the flavor was quite plain. The lobster was a nice presentation but the flavor was so-so.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful experience at The Sea by Alexander. Great place for birthdays as they really make the birthday person feel special. Very accommodating and nice service and food was delicious and good sized portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a great dinner from the service, food and ambience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was great from the service to the food. It is a great place for a special occasion. The best soufflé I have ever tasted!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I used this application for the first time, I made a reservation easily.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good; a little funky getting in the driveway which isn't marked great with the hotel right next to it. Pricey, but where else can you get Kobe beef? Worth every penny there. The amuse-bouche appetizer; kind of a tuna roll was bland, not worthy of the restaurant. The sauces all night were fantastic. I wasn't sure what the dessert was, but it was delicious. And cotton candy is a neat treat. It's hard to find restaurants this good and devoted here in the south bay area. Great service all night.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A wonderful place for a special dinner, loved the entire experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

From seating to parting, every aspect of an experience at The Sea was exemplary.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My husband, our good friend and I have dined multiple times at The Sea by Alexander. This was our first time back after about a year. We were very disappointed. With the exception of the special uni appetizer and the truffle fries, the food was not impressive. Even the lobster rocks, which we had enjoyed immensely in the past, were just so-so. The service was rushed. We ordered multiple small plates to share, and four were brought out immediately. I expect a lot more for a bill that was over $400 for three people, before tip.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I went here to celebrate my birthday with my husband and another couple. It was very intimate and nice. We all did the tasting menu, plenty of food and everything was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went for my niece’s 18-year old birthday and we had the tasting menu. Absolutely outstanding on all counts—they brought her a card, gave us a round of prosecco (Pellegrino for her), brought her a dessert with a candle. The food was great but the service was the best...the combination made it a memorable dinner. Highly recommend. PS the portions were larger than we had been led to believe...all good but we may have skipped some intermezzo courses we ordered to round out the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

very, very good service. food was good. i just expected mind-blowing at this price point. nothing bad, just not outstanding in my opinion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Really good food and service. Try to sit facing the kitchen, the room decor is a bit dull.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and let them know beforehand. They were very accommodating, brought out 2 glasses of champagne and a tasting, compliments of the chef, for the occasion. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and overall a pleasure to have serve us. The food was excellent. We had the himachi shots, foie gras, and oysters to start, all of which were excellent. My favorite of the appetizers would probably be the foie gras because it just melted in your mouth and left you wanting more. They also have someone who comes around offering a variety of breads-which you could have as much as you want. For entrees I had the black sea bass and my Boyfriend had the waiters recommendation of the Mero. I honestly could say that it was one of the best seafood meals I have ever had. The fish was cooked perfectly, the sides were the perfect accompaniment . It wasn't too much food, it was just the right amount. For dessert we had coffee and tea, and of course the cotton candy that comes at the end of your meal. Overall a very successful and pleasurable meal and i would definitely come here again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here for New Years Eve dinner. The food was great and service was very professional. Kitchen was very accommodating to our dietary restrictions and everything was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ate at the bar. Nicholas was wonderful!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and service! Worth every the money!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We like this place better than both Manresa and Chaz TJ.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

From the opening greeting to the last goodbye, the service at The Sea was exceptional. The evening was made memorable by the attentive table service, meticulously prepared main courses and of course the cotton candy. Highly recommend for a special occasion, intimate family dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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