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Join us for Easter Brunch! We will be offering a $75 three-course prix fixe menu. Open 11:00am - 4:00pm. Children's menu will be available.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM
This is seriously my favorite restaurant on the planet. It is a special occasion type place - not a weekly place you'd want to visit just because so much food is consumed during the meal. But I love it - everything about it...would highly recommend it to anyone. The food is creative as well as delicious, the service amazing, the ambiance funky and inviting...I just can't say enough about it.
Went for our anniversary. My wife enjoyed it and calls it her favorite restaurant of all time. She wants to go here every year now.
Very impressed by the service and all servers. Made my wife very happy. Thanks!
This was our second dinner at The Sea in the past 6 months. We have been trying various restaurants in the Palo Alto/ Menlo Park area because of my weekend job there. Of all the places we have tried, I believe The Sea has been the best. The ambiance and service are wonderful. We always get very personal service from the waitstaff and wine steward. The food is outstanding. Excellent fresh seafood dishes wonderfully done in imaginative tasteful preparations. The black cod this past weekend was outstanding. The seafood chowder was wonderful. The fresh oysters were excellent. The wine list is excellent, and varied from local to European to South American and Australian. Pricewise, the list is weighted to the expensive, but there are moderately priced gems as well. There are many very good restaurants in the area, but The Sea has been at the top of our list, and was just as good the second time around.
Service was very slow and not very polite. Restaurant was noisy, food was good but not worth such a high price. Nothing in particular stood out to justify the price or the hype.
Nice place. Loved appetizers, but main dishes could be better....
Had sea bass and my son had tuna
The Sea is one of our favorite local restaurants. While on the fancier side, it is family-friendly. Maria is a terrific server who knows the menu and ingredients really well. She answered questions and gave excellent suggestions. She is also funny, friendly, and our entire family enjoys seeing her. Great with kids. Food was excellent as always.
I wanted to like this restaurant - the wait staff were great and very responsive when something didn't work. But the food...this is a pricey restuarant and the food was more like something I'd get at a cheap chain restuarant - it felt like a wanna be to me...the fish was not tasty nor even seeming that fresh to me - the presentation of food was wanna be fancy but didn't make the food more appealing to me - the combinations in dishes often didn't work - and the panna cotta dessert - the tastes did work here but the panna cotta was gelled - not creamy as a really good one should be - I loved the beer and my spouse loved the wine - the bread was boring - again not up to the prices - the salad they offered us was a big heap of arugula - even this simple dish could have been presented differently - the food was eatable but for these prices not somewhere I would ever choose to go again
Service was excellent and special requests we're met. I regret that the food was slightly uneven. The hamachi "shots" appetizer was delicious. But a tempting blackened cod on a bed of lobster was surprisingly bland. Salmon was properly cooked but did not taste fresh. Mixed vegetables as a side we're very well prepared. The tempting-sounding chocolate dessert was small and didn't hang together. I am being somewhat picky because this is an expensive restaurant with quite high priced entreés, even for Silicon Valley. For this expense customers really deserve complete perfection, and as nice as the service and ambiance was, it couldn't make up for food that fell short on quality. The menu is imaginative, and I will probably give the restaurant another try, thinking that this might have been an off night.
Great food and service. Would definitely come back sometime!
The Sea is a favorite restaurant for special occasions. They serve fresh and well prepared seafood, meats, and side dishes, as well as excellent cocktails and wines. Desserts are creative. If your pocketbook allows, try the tasting menu - the courses are delicious. The service staff are very knowledgeable and attentive.
This past Saturday we dined on hamachi shots, lobster rocks and octopus appetizers. Our birthday guest enjoyed the entree of scallops, and we enjoyed our black cod and black bass entrees. A complimentary chocolate dessert was presented to our birthday guest at the end of the meal. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening though the restaurant was much busier and noisier compared to previous visits.
2 of three people in our party requested the tasting menu, but the waiter said all members of the party had to participate. One had dietary restrictions. The waiter went to the head chief, and we were told an exception could not be made. We all had to go a-la-cart, and the fun feeling was gone. In addition, as we pressed for the exception, the head supervisor on the restaurant came to our table and lecture us on fine dining stating the meal would be out of sync if one member of our group didn't participate. We won't go back even if the food is good, it takes a good experience to make the food good, and our experience was anything but good.
Food is good but, too pricy, very expensive! Extra service for buser not necessary, picking up plates while customer still eating. Felt rushed.
Had the tasting menu. Are frequent Michelin Star restaurant goers (mainly Europe).
Simple summary: The kitchen is punching above their weight but uses great products.
Greetings from the kitchen: nice sushi-rolls.
First: two tuna variations with seaweed rice-cracker: awesome tuna! A bit too much mustard but it was apart, so up to you how much to take. General: that was getting the taste-buds excited.
Second: Iberico Ham with truffle. Again: great and awesome product, a bit boring with the frisee, but still: anticipation rising.
The corresponding wines were to the point and really fun.
Third: Tempura. I would argue to remove tempura from any ambitious kitchen. It nearly does not matter what you put inside: all will taste the same. It was done well, the choice to use an Abalone from Santa Cruz to simply deep-fry it was a waste of that product.
The main fish course was wild Mero, and that was now really a full disappointment:
The Fish was prepared in Sake (I assume) which anyway tends to make any dish quite sweet, but this time it was so sweet that it could easily qualify as a desert. There was nearly no fish-specific taste detectable (even if removing all sauce). Also, the corresponding Sake was from our point of view a fail for the course.
The main meat course a Wagyu Flatiron was at its best ok. Not up to the expectations whatsoever. Did not finish mine. The meat had strong own odor which I disliked. The sides were simply boring.
The cheese plate was a bad joke. Explanation: "Here we have some slices of Spanish Cheese, here a slice of a strawberry and here some crostinis." If you interpreted that it was ONE sort of cheese with 5-7 slides you had the right intuition.
The service was great fun though! 5 stars for them! The bar looked cool. They have a great wine list (a bit overpriced but a great selections esp. of Champagne (Salon 1997...) Not sure if they still have a Michelin-star, I would definitely not award them with one for their cooking...
Everything was delicious. Excellent service.
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.
Wanted a quiet place for an anniversary dinner. Ended up in a dining room with a thin glass wall viewing the kitchen -- with no soundproofing. Constant shrill shouting from someone giving orders to the kitchen crew. Disappointing entree -- salmon -- Fish Market is less fancy but the food is much better at 1/3 the price. Service was obsequious.
Amazing and tasty! Excellent service.
Really great food and service. I hope to come back some day. They really made it special!
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.
Great food, awesome service as usual! Every time we come here, the food is superb!
Our server rarely came by to check on us. Service was disappointing. I’ve been to Alexander steakhouse in San Francisco multiple times and always had impeccable service. Alexander by the sea however was far from good service. They need to pick up the slack considering the type of dining venue this is.
Great food! Amazing service!
Service is great and food varies but Alexander’s is always dependable and great for a quiet date
George was a fantastic waiter today really joyed our Valentine’s Day dinner
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
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.
Excellent service and food. Suggest asking for the quiet room, rather than the area near the open kitchen which can be loud.
Underwhelming and way over priced. So much better can be found elsewhere.
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.
Beautiful restaurant! The tasting menu was well done. Perfectly prepared.
Service was outstanding.
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.
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.
Great place to celebrate boyfriend’s 40th bday!! The Sea staff really helped us to make it a special night. 💖💖💖
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.