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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.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Friday and Weekends during private events . Otherwise self parking in our private lot.
VTA Line 22 stops in front of restaurant. VTA Line 522 within walking distance.
Yu Min Lin
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 with memories that last a lifetime.
Flawless fine dining and stylish receptions are perfectly choreographed in any of our exquiste rooms within the restaurant. Meetings and corporate events held in our state of the art Confernece Center are enhanced with complimentary fiber optic,high-speed Wif
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
We went to The Sea for our wedding anniversary meal. We were most impressed with the service. It was very attentive without being intrusive. Everyone made us feel very welcomed.
The food was great. The desserts made you feel like you were eating works of art.
The next time that we have a similar very special occasion, we will splurge and return to The Sea.
This used to be my favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food was always superb and the service exceptional. My wife and I went to The Sea last night to celebrate her birthday. Even though the food was OK and the service was also OK, it was not exceptional as it used to be. I remember the food to be beyond 5 stars and the service almost magical. Last night the food was good, but just good. My favorite appetizer, the clam chowder was quite ordinary with the soup having almost no flavor. Twice we had confused wait staff bringing food to our table that belonged to another table. I saw this a third time happening at another table with the wrong delivery. Why? The servers that brought our food did not want to describe what they were serving and simply asked if we wanted to know what the dishes contained. This used to be a ceremony that I looked forward to when a full server staff showed up with each dish and provided a rich explanation of what we were about to eat. This is no longer happening at The Sea. Our experience last night was OK for a 3 star restaurant but no where near enough to what you would expect of a five star restaurant. Do not know if I will be returning to this establishment.
Over priced. Service is good but special instructions on drinks and food are either ignored or forgotten. The very expensive filet was small. I could have driven down to Paul Martin’s on San Antonio Road and had a bigger steak, just as good, for a lot less. The drinks are just as good there too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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