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The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse, Palo Alto, CA

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
1868 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
**NEW POLICY**

In consideration of the overall guest experience, we will no longer be admitting children under the age of 7.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 213-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yu Min Lin

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Skinner: (888) 326-4806

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Cross street

    Dinah's Court

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,868 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Seafood

  • Peninsula

    Special Occasion

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  1. AC

    AlCapone

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was nice to have outdoor dining with COVID still going around and an elderly family member. Service was excellent and friendly. They couldn't do better. A bit on expensive side, but you do get what u pay for.
  2. TY

    ThomasY

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was really fancy and good. Excellent service. But really expensive. This is not your every day dinner place unless you can afford a $400 bill for 2.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sea is amazing and our server Ricardo went above and beyond to make it a special night for us! The restaurant is gorgeous and the food is amazing!
  4. MA

    MarkA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most awesome place my wife and I have ever been. It was beyond words. How eloquent, kind and communicative just made us feel special and very welcomed. On top of that the food was the best we've had anywhere also. I recommend everyone there a huge raise. From the person at the front door to the cooks. Every one played a part in making our experience a anniversary of a life time. Thank you everyone. And please make sure to keep up the good work. This world needs more places like this. In fact every where in the world should be like this. This is the most excellence I've seen anywhere. This excellence made each cent worth it.
  5. VF

    ValynneF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great knowledge of full menus. Absolutely loved the entire night!
  6. SF

    SteelerFans

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fanstatic food, worth the cost. Service of course was amazing.
  7. DM

    DougM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but not memorable. For the price point I expected something more
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellence. Food is good. I would definitely come back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance. Celebrated wedding anniversary.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I surprised my fiance with dinner here last night and he was impressed with the ambiance and the menu. Joanna was our server and her knowledge of the me u and customer service was superb!
  11. L

    Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food for the value. Service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional time with friends. Pricey but we’ll worth it!
  13. S

    Steb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, high-quality service and food. The dining experience was enjoyable for me and my wife.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and food was exceptional! Our server was so knowledgeable and passionate about the food and menu options. The Sea was our first date and continues to be a favorite of ours for date nights. Five stars!
  15. O

    Ollie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 1 year anniversary here and was not disappointed. May do it again next year
  16. ML

    MoLL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster rock is crunchy outside and juicy inside. Miso black cod is also really tasty and flavorful.
  17. RG

    RoseGardenZorro

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Seafood restaurant! The Hamachi Shots and Lobster Rocks were to die for! Our Tasting Menu was beyond words… beautiful, expertly prepared and brought to the table at the correct hot or cold temperatures, though my Wagyu Steak was cooked to a stage more medium than medium rare. :( We also had the delightful Grand Mariner Soufflé: light, luscious and filled with a yummy, flavorful Crème Anglais. The perfect spot for a Special Occasion Dinner!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always!👍🏻
  19. NF

    NoFauxFoie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was amazing from the Food and the Service to Attentive staff the moment we walked in, Great Cocktails to end of meal. All was on point. A special Shout out to our server Joana, who has a can do attitude and made our Evening Very Special and to the Sommelier for His great wine Selection and Knowledge. Will definitely return when we are in the area again.
  20. KH

    KarlH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate our 19th anniversary. It was really a great experience and Joana was super nice and made the whole experience wonderful!
  21. AL

    AdamL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The sommelier helped us pick out our wines and champaigns for the evening; really, really knowledgeable with lots of insight! The food overall was amazing, but the general consensus of our party was that the food was too rich in flavor. The lobster rocks, A5 Wagyu, and Salmon were incredible but overwhelming in flavor, sauces, and oils. We thought the dishes could be much better if the food was less rich and oily. We've been dining here for years, and we'll keep coming back—an incredible experience for anyone who wants to try the best meats and foods in the world.
  22. V

    Vini

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious, upscale restaurant
  23. I

    Iras

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the one place our family goes to celebrate special occasions, birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversary, etc. Food has the best presentation and taste is amazing. Service is over the top, servers keep coming to our table to check if there’s anything they can provide and if we need anything. Amazing !
  24. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joana was AMAZING. The best service and best dinner ever. Thank you for making our birthdays special!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! It was my first stop off the plane. The service and food are always impeccable!
  26. F

    Faye

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Fair food, suboptimal preparation with average chef fat high price.
  27. E

    Emily1

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Server Luiggi and team were very attentive yet let us pace our drinks, appetizers, entree and dessert. Love the hamachi shooters. Enjoyed our mixed drinks - I loved the yuzu lemonade (as the designated driver). Loved the wagyu ribeye, John Dory, and cab prime New York steak. The lobster fried rice was excellent. Loved the bread basket. Rise and shine dessert was excellent. Always fun to have the cotton candy at the end of the meal. A nice celebration for Father’s Day. Had a lovely, secluded outdoor table.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day was a great experience. Service was excellent. Food and wine were amazing. Everything was welcoming and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will be back for sure.
  29. J

    Joy62

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at this restaurant and was seated at the main dining hall. I like the open kitchen that they have. During COVID, they seated us outside, and we did not see the kitchen. Our table (4 ppl) ordered all seafood and fishes tasted so fresh. The cotton candy at the end of the meal is a nice touch. I will go back again.
  30. SG

    SassyGee

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was an early Father’s Day meal. Wasn’t impressed with the first location we were offered for seating but the hostess quickly found us a better location. The food was excellent. A little slow on the service for the entrees, but overall a great experience. We routinely visit Alexander’s in San Francisco and love that, this was our first time at the Sea. Still like our dining experiences at SF better, but we’d certainly recommend and visit the Sea again!
  31. ML

    MeiL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is no longer an eatable restaurant. Ordered Filet Mignon and got a piece very tough and chewy piece of meat. Green beans was stringy and tough and we'd trouble to swallow. Waiter spill water over the table, twice. VERY Disappointed.
  32. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and enjoyable outdoor dining experience. Hamachi shooters and uni appetizer were favorites as was wagyu ribeye
  33. TM

    TMendez

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! We sat in the bar, and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and the desserts were outstanding.
  34. CS

    CarleneS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was impeccable and seafood was very fresh. Presentation was on point. Definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion, though too expensive for regular every day dining.
  35. C

    Chelz

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Steak wasn't the same quality and taste as Alexander's in Cupertino. Wasn't impressed at all by the steak. It was overcooked and didn't taste good.
  37. MD

    MelissaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ricardo provided great service. Main courses were a little bland.
  38. H

    Hilario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinner for our anniversary. They catered to our needs and answered our every questions about their menu. Overall, we had a fantastic time and food was great!
  39. Y

    Yoshida

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was very disappointing. Everything was overly sauced and you could not taste the delicate flavor of the fish. We had the miso black cod, but we might as well been eating catfish since you could not taste the black cod. The pieces of cod were also very small, not the think flaky pieces that I expected. There were also crumbles of lobster which had no taste and were hard little pea sized pieces which could have been small croutons. The prices were outrages for what little you received.
  40. MM

    MrsMoore

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 18th wedding anniversary was celebrated and we had a fantastic time. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 213-1111.

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dinah's Court

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yu Min Lin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 213-1111

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Skinner: (888) 326-4806

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