About The Grill on the Alley - Aventura

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 - prime 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.

19575 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30-11pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 466-7195

Website:
http://www.thegrill.com/aventura.html

Catering:
Catering and delivery available. Contact SpecialEvents@grillconcepts.com for information.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Mendez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining Room seats 30.

Private Dining

The Grill on the Alley can meet all of your special event needs. The space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, or high end business meetings. Every event is assigned a Special Events Manager who will assist in planning everything from conception to execution.

The Grill on the Alley - Aventura Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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3.6

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2018

the food was good, but i really wish they would have had matzoh to serve the guests bc it was Passover.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2018

Specifically chose for seafood and king crab legs and crab cakes were delicious and a good value! Spinach/artichoke dip was a nice surprise...far superior to any other restaurant! Side dishes all above standard, as well! Service was perfection!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent wonderful

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·Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was very good and large quantities. For an allegedly upscale restaurant the service and presentation was poor, more like something we might have expected in a family restaurant. The server misunderstood our orders and I had to wait for my starter. It seems they serve lighter meals and attract a lot of casual diners. This is not what we would expect from a restaurant charging such high levels. We could not recommend. There are more relaxed and professional restaurants at this price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 23, 2018

Had a lovely dinner, with great food and service.

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·Dined on March 14, 2018

The filet was 12oz properly aged 28 days, however about 1/4 of it was fat?? Never heard of that on a filet. It was grilled tasted like the grill hasn’t been cleaned in a month ZERO FLAVOR!! I can pan sear a filet better with butter thyme salt pepper and garlic at my house! Over all $54 for that steak was not worth it at all better off going to McDonald’s and spending $5 at least they have flavor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2018

Food and atmosphere excellent for a business meal. Friendly staff accompanies a high quality meal and experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2018

Pedi un new york steak y me lo trajeron duro y pasado de coccion

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was good except for the bearnaise sauce, which was terrible. We had an excellent wine, Antinori, that was on special.
The service was not great. Our waiter seemed a little out of it.
It’s close by so will try again

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A really nice and good looking place , but it would take you a year to get drunk there. The bar back kept coming over and asking us if we needed anything and we would ask for a drink and he would say let me find a bartender? It was a sitcom. Food is great! Bring a flask!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I’m used to the warm atmosphere and extensive menu of the Grille on the Alley in Beverly Hills. This location felt lacking in both menu and ambiance

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent food and very good service. The prices seemed a little high but not a deterrent

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excelentes!!! Ampliamente recomendable para toda ocasión. Muy buena atención y comida

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the Grill, and go there very often to sit and eat at the bar with the warm and friendly staff. When we walk in, it always feels like home.

That being said, we had out of town company that we wanted to impress, and they weren't. They pointed out banquets where the leather was held together by tape, the chairs wobbled. Not what they are used to. We had planned to have pre dinner drinks at the bar, but they couldn't find a stool that felt steady enough. They mentioned that for the food prices, they don't expect distressed seating.

Thank goodness for the warmth and special treatment of the fantastic people who work there.

We'll continue to go there no matter what, but will hold off bringing guests. It's important to point out that Management goes out of their way to attempt to please, and they truly represent The Grill in an extraordinary way, and couldn't do more. But when you see deterioration that is out of their control, first time customers might not return.

PLEASE bring it back to it's previous inviting and high end ambiance. It has so much potential.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We didn't actually eat here. We went there as walk ins and were told it was a 45min wait. We had a baby with us and decided to leave and make a reservation on OpenTable. When we came back the girls told us that the system didn't show same-day reservations and that there was a huge waiting list that we would have to get on like everyone else. There were empty tables on the patio both times we tried to eat there. They told us that even if we had a reservation we made earlier, we would STILL have to wait. Not sure why they even take reservations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

See above; it was very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Too noisy. Somewhat sloppy

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 (London)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was my wife’s birthday. The service was 5* and the food superb. Thoroughly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

my Birthday Friends loved the Food-Waiter was super - reservation was exellant taken care of
and we enjoyed it to the most, thank you-Campari-super-will see you soon

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food during happy hour.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful the bartender Matt was exceptional, very friendly receptionist, we are seated at our appointment time and our food was phenomenal and our waiter was great . I would recommend this restaurant highly then gradients for fresh tasty and we were not hurried or rushed what so ever👍💥
Our server name I think was Paul very professional and friendly

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

not bad
Expensive and a bit noisy
Inside restaurant was way to cold, had to sit in courtyard with all the noise

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great meat

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Disappointing steak salad. Music too loud

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a reservation made but when we showed up, we stood by the reception desk and nobody even acknowledged our presence. The bartender was serving people at the bar, and the waiters were serving people at their tables. All of them saw us but none said a word. If they would have told us to wait to be seated or anything at all, we would have done so, but instead we turned around and went to eat at the restaurant next door.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Went for lunch. Service was terrible. Burgers and fries used to be delicious. Was my friends burrhday. They used to have a brownie with roasted pecans on top and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The brownie was warm. No more roasted pecans and thdbroenue was hard. Very disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Incredible service, great Ambience. Our server Garfield was amazing and outstanding. We were just a group of friends having a nice dinner and a great time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Our waiter was great and attentive as well as Estefan. Thank you for the free ice cream for the little ones.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food excellent service little High priced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Service vrry slow besides an empty restaurant

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

It was very nice and good service and food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The service here was deplorable. We sat at the bar for 15 minutes waiting for the bartender who told us once he'd be right with us. Eventually he sent what I think was a bar.back over to take our drink order. He had to come back twice to confirm the order as he had no idea about drinks. So we only got one drink at the bar before we sat down (probably would have had more and at $17/drink you would think they would want to sell more). We went to our table, order drinks and dinner at same time. We did not get the drinks until about 2 minutes before the food came out!! Waiter didn't seem phased we were waiting and his service was just ok. I do admit the good was good but the service was awful and they don't care.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Loved the food
The waiters are friendly

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was consistent and good

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

It's good and a pleasant place to eat

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyed our Mother's Day Brunch! Service was prompt and our server had a friendly spirit! Food was tasty...enjoyed my Bellini. Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good food. Decent service. Considerably overpriced for what it is.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Went to happy hour and ate also. We were there from 510 till after 7pm. The bar tender was also in charge of all the tables at the bar. Service was definitely delayed and lacking. Never received waters, had to always get the attention of the waiters. Had to ask for salt and pepper had to ask for ketchup never got mayo. I come here often and first time at the bar. For two people we spent almost 100usd definitely service could've be better. Lots of other waiters were standing around. They had only one table inside so I'm not sure why we were neglected.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Very nice restaurant for a business lunch, good indoor and outdoor seating options. Food is good and consistent every time I have dined there. Daily fish special for lunch was a bit pricey at $52.00 for a smallish filet of Dover Sole and creamed spinach.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Off the hook... but stop putting maple syrup on the bacon appetizer!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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