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.

The Grill on the Alley - Aventura Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.4

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4.2

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3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (London)·Dined a day ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food during happy hour.

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vip
 (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 18, 2017

Great meat

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Disappointing steak salad. Music too loud

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 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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vip
 (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 22, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 27, 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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

It's good and a pleasant place to eat

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always a good place to dine. Food is always good. In a good location. Lots of activity in mall. Easy access.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Manager handled our many disappointments well and returned our bill. Very poor experience overall. Lackadaisical attitude from waiter who seemed not to be concerned with the experience we were having. Steak undercooked and chewy despite being returned twice. Salad took 45 minutes to arrive. Waiters eager to clear plates in an empty restaurant. Manager did the right thing and I commend him for that.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food Good but very pricy specially bottled water for $ 8.50 and $18 for glass of wine

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Overall it is a good place to eat. Services and food are good too.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Way overpriced under average food. Fairly hard to screw up Chilean Sea Bass but they managed. Turned filet into charcoal. 100+ dollars wasted.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Awesome service and the food was yummy
Ambience of the restaurant was very upscale and beautiful. Impeccably clean!!!
The area is quite spacious for an intimate dinner or perfect for a larger gatherings .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

When you want a good steak and drink , this is one of the place !

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Passable - hard to get to. The lamb was way too gamey - sent it back. The wedge was good

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I took my wife and mother-in-law are out for dinner to have steaks. Valet parking for $10 at the mall to eat dinner made me flinch a little bit. I ordered a bourbon and they didn't have it but the manager came over and apologized as it was on the menu. Very nice. The steaks were prepared perfectly – absolutely delicious. However, the side dishes were a different story. The creamed corn was watery and so salty none of us could eat it. The brussels sprouts were delicious but the portion was really small. The dessert was horrible. Small pieces of cold dry brownie with a scoop of ice cream . I come here often for the happy hour which I will continue to do, but dinner seems to be disappointing unless you just want a main course and nothing else. The service was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was excellent, menu font was too small, wine by the glass serving bar behind our guests was inconvenient. Price is expensive for the ambiance (in the mall, not waterfront or...).

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We hadn't been to Grill on the Alley in a good while and were happy to return. The bar service was terrific with the best lychee martini ever...crisp and crystal clear and not too sweet! The menu had changed dramatically with far fewer options but dinner was good and we enjoyed it. My short ribs were fairly priced but we thought the hamburger was over-priced. Dessert was good but the brownies a tad dry. The best part was our server, a fabulous professional named "Borka." Ask for him...he was attentive and gracious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (México)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Way too expensive for a medium quality food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food and service excellent...really good.

On top of a pretty high noise level, they had background music blasting, but they were kind enough to turn it down when we asked.
A bit costly but pretty much the same everywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2017

This is in Adventura Mal. I did not know that and was bummed. Tried sitting outside, but too loud and felt like sitting like a sidewalk in a mall. The service was very good. The did was tasty, but the ambience was a fail. Very expensive too boot

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Just had $30 seafood salad for an early dinner...was suppose to have lobster, crab and shrimp. was served a bowl of romaine lettuce, 2 slices of cucumber, 2 grapefruit sections and 1 oz of seafood. there was zero shrimp, a dab of crab and an even smaller piece of lobster. Dressing was watered down. Was in a rush but I should have sent it back and left the restaurant. Idiot me, paid the bill and actually left a 20% tip. What a ripoff!!!! I was a fool for ordering the salad but the server promised delicious seafood on top.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Grill on the Alley has plummeted downhill. We will never return. It used to serve great steaks. I paid $46 for a thin, miserable NY Strip that was bad tasting. You can't charge five star prices and serve one star steaks. The Caesar salad was fair. The chicken pot pie was good. The $11 baked potato was good. I was so disappointed. Skip this place!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2017

They should improve the smell of food that stay in our hair and clothes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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