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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Details

Enjoy a prime rib special all day or Mother's Day Brunch on May 13th!

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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4.0

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3.6

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 2, 2016

I've dined here more than half a dozen times. Sometimes I get a very good to excellent meal, other times average. Last night the brick chicken was undercooked inside. The crab cake was more breading than crab. The grilled vegetable platters were very good and the service was excellent. I love the booths there for a sense of privacy and it's easy to have conversations without raising your voice.
In the past, the steaks and chops have been very good. The fish dishes are too simply prepared and lack imagination. The high prices would be ok if there was consistently excellent food and service, which is not the case here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Is the second time I go there, we like the place but mostly, the quality of the Food, the side orders and entrees are exceptional, I highly recommend the corn with truffle butter.
The stakes are 1st class, aged and tasty , perfect cook.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Lamb chops excellent

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Consistently great. Decor is great and sets the tone. Overly attentive on service. The filet and fish are winners.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2016

The food is expensive and terrible but the service is ok

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Food wasn't amazing

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The service was excellent, the food was great and the atmosphere is very nice. My only reaction that was less then great is that the restaurant was far from full but we were not permitted to sit in a booth because we had not requested it when I made the reservation. I had no idea that a booth had to be requested in the reservation.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 20, 2016

I love this place as its a pleasant surprise. You forget this restaurant is at a mall. The service, sense of quiet, food, bar are all excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours whenever we visit the area however, the past two dining experiences there have been disappointing. While the service and ambience are still quite good, the steaks have been disappointing for the following reasons: 1) the meat has not been hot when brought to our table and we don't return it to the kitchen because it will then be overcooked by the time it reaches us a second time. 2) We have ordered their petite New York strip steak on 2 separate visits and each time have received filet mignon. To our knowledge, they are not the same but perhaps we are wrong. Perhaps we call cuts by different names where we live (NYC). But their menu lists filet mignon as a separate offering so…..? In any event, we will be a bit hesitant in returning which is a shame because in the past, we enjoyed the restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2016

dinner is nice, but portions are not so big and big ticket prices for quality and service is nice, but a bit pushy for wines bottles

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Service was horrible, the food was not a reasonable proportion for the price.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2016

The service was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgable of proper wine etiquette as far as decanting and pouring wine which needs to breathe.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Fudge Brownie pie was out of this world.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We were traveling from Boston and are used to going to very nice steak restaurants there - and didn't know what to expect from The Grill on the Alley. We were pleasantly surprised as this place is very strong with their steaks and seafood options. The portions are fairly large, from the appetizer calamari shared among 3 people to the 14 oz filet which was massive, yet perfectly cooked to my liking (medium rare plus). My wife's ahi entree was also quite large as well as our guest's shrimp and pasta dish. The lamb chops looked good, but the portion was a bit small. Dessert was good, not great. Perhaps having some signature dessert dish would be a welcome addition to their menu.

All in all, we were very thankful to find this reservation for New Year's Eve (at a place that was serving the regular menu and not forcing us into a prix fixe option). We'll go back the next time we're in the Miami area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Food and service was great but prices are high. Too many alternatives with equal (or better) quality without the exorbitant cost. Aventura mall parking is crazy. Will not revisit. Enough said.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2015

First of all, there were many empty tables and they told me that we had to wait 30 minutes. I had to tell them that we had an open table reservation and suddenly there was a table ready. My waiter was very rude. I felt that he was doing us a favor by serving us. Unfortunately the steak from the salad that we ordered was uneatable. He retrieved the plate and his only comment was that it was flank steak and that was the way is was supposed to be. We asked for the menu so we can order something different. When he returned he handed me the dinner menu instead of the the lunch menu without even saying a word. I had to ask him to please hand me the lunch menu since it was lunch time. He retrieved the menu from my hand and brought me the lunch menu. The only time he had a smile was when he brought the check.
I've dined at this restaurant before but this is my last.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Spent the day at the mall shopping and decided to escape and have a martini and steak dinner to unwind. Great location. Good food and service. Nice dining option for a mall.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 5, 2015

We found the restaurant easy to book and surprisingly understated given the high quality meal we enjoyed. Service was mainly excellent although there was a lag in the middle. Steaks were top rate and the wine list high quality. Compared to other so-called premium steak restaurants locally we found the restaurant, food, wine and service to be superior, more friendly and much lower priced. I suggest the place markets itself more strongly but until others catch on it's a great place to go to as a 'walk in' and won't wreck your budget.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Crab cakes were fair. Too much breaking filler. Lamb chops were excellent. Prices too high for place where diners walk around in shorts.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The food was amazing! The service was beyond great! Danilo our waiter. quietly asked if he could bring out ice cream for the kids. Which worked out, because we were able to finish eating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 10, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. On this occasion the service was very lackluster, non friendly waiter (never even told us his name) and tried to remove the menus before he took our orders. Had to ask another waiter for a glass of wine and was not around when we wanted to pay. The steak was good, not great, and neither were the side dishes - baked potato and creamed spinach.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2015

All around excellent experience!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2015

We have been coming to this place since it opened. It was a great alternative for upscale dining in a mall, the food and service used to be very good....but unfortunately it is not the case anymore. Our glasses of white wine were warm, we had to send them back TWICE. The salmon was overcooked, and the steak tartar was mediocre. Definitively I will not go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Quality food and service, as always. Particularly liked the shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, caesar salad and shrimp pomodoro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 15, 2015

While the servers are professional looking, our experience was the server was inattentive, forgot some ordered and switched others. We ordered salmon,'snapper, Kale salad and grilled veggies, and soup. The soup tastes like Campbell's, but the snapper was excellent. Meh for the rest. But the Kale salad never arrived, and instead of the snapper, we were served on enteree size portion plus an appetizer sized portion of veggies -- and no snapper. Would a server who even remotely thinks about the meal his guests will eat serve this without confirming? After we were able to get his attention, it took about 10 minutes to come up with the snapper. Getting our check to leave was another ordeal!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Had a very disappointing meal. The dinner menu is very limited. The pasta dish was not hot and sent back. It was then over cooked and was drowned in pomodoro sauce. Although hamburgers are not on the menu, a Kobe Beef burger is available for $23.75. There are so many other restaurants with better food in this price range.

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 (London)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Food was cold. They charged us two times as much for our dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2015

An expensive place within the Aventura mall with an outside entrance. Upscale steakhouse atomsphere.
Examples - a crab cake - $17.
Glass of wine $14.
Shrimp cocktail. $19.
The service is very good. Accommodated special food requests.
The restaurant is parallel to the capital grill, Ruth's Chris, or Mortons.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2015

we had a business meeting and this was a central location. we had a lot of choices but came here. the food and service were just great and the atmosphere for this deal session helped us to conclude. we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2015

I didn't get a chance to look at the reviews but I took a chance and had dinner here with my daughter. If I could give a sixth star for customer service, I would. The waiter (Denilo) was amazing. He was just patient enough, polite enough, and made us laugh a few times. He was very helpful with the menu choices and was very anxious to make sure we were happy....a top shelf professional! The food was awesome. We both had the salmon which was perfectly cooked. The baked potato was HUGE and cooked just right. The grilled broccoli was a little tough, but the creamed spinach was really REALLY good! I would come back in a heartbeat, but Danilo has to be our server. After our great dinner and on our way out, we stopped and chatted with the manager, Adam, a very delightful gentleman who was genuinely pleased that we were pleased. Good job folks! We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2015

We were visiting the area and had mediocre meals prior to our dinner at the Grill. We were very happily impressed with all aspects of our dining experience. The restaurant is a bit expensive but well worth the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 18, 2015

Very good food and drinks in a quiet outdoor setting on a beautiful evening. Server could be a little more attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Our party of three each had a different fish dish, and they were all fresh and delicious..Snapper , salmon and hallibut. Service was excellent and the wine list has plenty to choose from. We have eaten here at least twice within the last month, and have been pleased both times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 10, 2015

The food was very good. We enjoyed it overall. Expect my dad wanted his steak cooked well done. They failed to do so three times. Need to work on that

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2015

Love the atmosphere after the hectic mall scene. The cocktail and wine selections are outstanding. Would recommend the Lobster salad and Cowboy Steak which can be shared!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 12, 2015

I was so impressed with everything at the G rill, we were greeted at least 3 times before we even began placing our orders.
Our server Joe was so cool. He had a great interaction with my 10 year old.
My dad had a wonderful time.
I am in love with the chicken pot pie, will definitely be having it again.
I didnt get a chance to take a photo of my crabcake because i went rght into it it was so sumptious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2015

We had a great experience here. Service was wonderful and the food was terrific. I was a bit skeptical because of the mall location. However, everything was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 27, 2015

The restaurant is stylish comfortable and immaculate. The servers are consummate and knowledgeable professionals who are very well trained in customer service. The food quality and presentation is consistent and professional presented. If the restaurant weren't in a large busy mall we would probably frequent it more often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2015

We tried The Grill on the Alley for the first time. There was a lively crowd at the Bar, but not many diners in the Main Dining Room. Our Server was lovely and very attentive. She kept us up to date on the status of our meals. Highly recommend the Fried Calamari and the Filet Mignon. Fish was done well, but not the reason to go to this lovely spot. We will visit again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 17, 2015

Great restaurant

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