The Grill on the Alley - Aventura

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The Grill on the Alley Aventura is located in the Aventura Mall, which is ranked as the number one shopping destination among international visitors. The Grill on the Alley was opened in 1984 as a living tribute to the great American grills of yesterday. In time, it has established itself as one of the country's leading restaurants, praised by writers across the country. The menu is classic American grill - CAB steaks, fresh seafood, traditional dishes such as chicken pot pie or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and homemade desserts. Named to The Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News, The Grill is home of the entertainment industry's "power lunch," but is also open for dinner seven days a week.
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CB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, great food. I have aten there for many years now; same quality

Q
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fined here for the 2nd New Years on a row. The restaurant did not disappoint. Great food, superb service and overall a great evening!! We will he back!!

E
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Started off with the Hostess being rude. We asked to move to a booth because we didn’t want to sit in an oversized table, and instead of explaining why, she just walked away from us. The waiter was awful. We waited a half hour for him to take our drink order while he was busy taking orders from tables that sat after us. He then proceeded to inject himself into 2 of our conversations when he was picking up our plates. He was super loud and overbearing each time. When we getting to check out, he put the credit card machine in front of me and proceeded to grab my credit card and push the 20 percent tip button for me. Steaks were sub - par - and grisly. I rarely write reviews , but our experience was so bad I just had to. We won’t be coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter was not great. I really went for onion soup but they were sold. How??

L
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant... its one of my favorites. The food is delicious, the service is great and the ambience is a real fabulous steakhouse.

f
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They ran out of food!
Had A1 sauce as a steak sauce

RE
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken to our table and everything was wonderful, a very helpful waiter, but, a few things that we ordered were already not available, we had a 7pm reservation, it's a bit early to be out of shrimp cocktail, and fish that two of us wanted for main courses,,,

P
New England
61 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the Chicken Pot Pie

k
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend!

D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

On vacation. Food was good but expensive. Large salad Beautiful food service but small portion

g
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious service very good

LK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 41st anniversary here st s Sunday lunch...one of best meals ever! The sea bass with miso had a perfect crust and white, flaky tender fish inside...that oysters v th fresh and sweet...spinach on the side cooked perfectly ..calimari cooked just a tad too much but still delicious...they have a bottomless drink special and they brought fresh replacement drinks before we had emptied our glasses...also graciously comped us an anniversary dessert with candle. A little pricey but so worth it. Can’t wait to go back!

f
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought the food and service was very good.My only issue was that there is construction at the mall and parking was an issue as was finding the restaurant in all the construction barricades.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Eating in the bar is the best place! The bartender is amazing!! She is really great!

CF
Miami
94 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber was amazing. Super friendly and very knowledgeable. Good is amazing as always!

PS
Montreal
276 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a great Chicken Pot pie $21.95( huge, easily shareable)
it was very good. We ordered the rib eye with porcini dust & balsamic, they forgot to cook it as ordered but remembered to charge us. we also ordered a burger with cheese & an extra of bacon, it was a good huge burger $16.95+ $2 for the bacon.
The sides were yummy saute spinach with garlic, truffle fries(mild), onion rings & brussel sprouts with bacon ( under cooked, still hard. Make sure they are cooked !
Finished with a nice key lime pie... A good bet if you are at the mall.

G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

I went w my boyfriend when we heard the brick chicken was back on the menu. We both ordered it. I took 1 bite and the chicken tasted gamey, and it was very greasy. But it was the gaminess that made me send it back. I ordered the onion soup which was very good, but the taste of the chicken turned me off completely. I also ordered the crab cake for an appetizer, which was good. We will not be going back bc there is no excuse for gamey chicken. My boyfriend ate it because he’s too polite to send it back.
The restaurant was empty which makes me wonder if the food was old.
We took a hiatus from the restaurant bc they completely changed the menu a couple of years ago. As I said our favorite brick chicken came back to the menu so we gave it a go. There was nothing in that dish that tasted like the original brick chicken, plus the horrible taste of the chicken itself.
It’s a shame bc we live right in aventura and it could be a go to restaurant but it’s not going to be. I would never write a bad review online because that is not my style but u asked my opinion so I am giving it.
Thank you
Laurie Blum

IB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a nice and quiet restaurant. Meat is amazing. We tried the Miami Space menu. It was really good.

AG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although this was not my first choice I was open to trying a new steak house out. We honestly went bc they had availability at the time we wanted. I had no expectations but was pleasantly surprised with the service and food that we ate. Our waitress was excellent and made great recommendations and the food was excellent. Towards the end when we ordered dessert she even put a candle on my dates dessert without even telling her!!!

This was a great experience and using the app was easy and simple to get a reservation.

I will defiantly go again and of course book it thru the app.

F
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was knowledgeable about the food and service was with a smile. If you're a spinach dip with artichoke fan, The Grill's is a must have. I am already planning my next visit.

I
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best steak in Miami. As far as I know. Also the mash potato.

C
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Buena comida y agradable lugar. Servicio lento y nuestro mesero muy poco presente en la
Mesa. Demasiado caro

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b
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service
Too bad, as with most restaurants, the musi

DD
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I met a friend for lunch and was disappointed with the Cobb salad I ordered. The lettuce was piled so high one couldn’t see the rest of the ingredients. The Caesar salad didn’t have any eye appeal.
Been going there for years, and will return.

G
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely time. Bar tender was very attentive and suggested some nice drinks.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was perfection. Service very attentive without being intrusive.

ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service. Everyone enjoyed their ordered dish. The lamb chops were a bit overpriced for the portion size and could have had a touch more seasoning. The brownie was ordered for dessert and was supposed to have sugared pecans. When it came out we were informed that they were out of pecans. We sent it back. That information should have been communicated prior to see if we still wanted the brownie. I would definitely recommend.

SB
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff are always excellent, very attentive. Food never disappoints,

JT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I should have known walking in for an 8 pm Saturday night reservation and the place was basically empty. the service was so-so, definitely not supportive of their high price point. The sirloin steak was was cool to the touch, like it had been cooked, left out in the open, until everything else was ready.

This was a birthday occasion, noted on the reservation. The server needed to be reminded at the end of the meal about the special occasion.

there are scores of top rated restaurants and Aventura Mall, but this is not one of them.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way over paid for kind crab- $65 per person

RS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in the food. However, in all fairness they offered to correct it. But we were late for a movied so we passed. Service was good. The food was another thing.

NS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time in a week having dinner there. We have never been disappointed . We had filets this time and they were outstanding. They were prepared to perfection.
We really enjoy the restaurant and are never disappointed. The server was friendly without being obtrusive.
We will be back again and again

NS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to this restaurant before but this was my best experience . The food seemed better,the service was excellent and it was quieter where I was sitting which made the whole experience better.

MF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food tastes good overall, but overpriced. Restaurant was relatively slow for a Saturday night in Avery crowded mall. I would have expected the service to be more attentive for the price and lack of crowd.

PH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our food. It was cooked to perfection. The maître d’ was very polite and the servers were kind. Worth every penny.

J
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place for every occasion, the services is always A+ and the food is very good.
We have to give a thumb up to a waiter named Steven , his energy and desire to work are superb, he makes the restaurant experience even better.

MB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice place considering it's basically at the Aventura Mall. Atmosphere is nice, food was very good, and overall experience was definitely worth the cost. Would recommend.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Horrible and will not be returning.
I ordered a steak medium-rare and it was well done. They replaced the steak and then it was raw in the centre. The it’s time it was alright. Waitress wasn’t very attentive. The manager was helpful but the meal wasn’t. Everyone was finished by the time I got something edible.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience- friendly staff, great atmosphere, awesome food and service!

D
New England
162 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch and it was very good. We will return.