The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills

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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.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:00PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Mon 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Tue - Thu 8:00PM - 9:15PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Grill on the Alley simply never disappoints. And always something makes it even better than 5 stars. This time it was the waitstaff.

M
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Staff is very attentive. It was a lovely evening.

F
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and perfect, cozy ambience for lunch or dinner. I always come here when I'm in town and they always remember me or act like they do. Friendly and welcoming. Busy restaurant, so reservations strongly recommended. Beef, chicken and fish selections are always first class.

KR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked it was phenomenal. Valentine’s Day dinners can have tons of pressure and I picked the restaurant this year. I’m so happy that The Grill on the abbey was my choice it was a true dining experience. The staff was so poised and pleasant and ensured we were enjoying ourselves. The food was simply perfect for lack of a better word. The lobster bisque is a must and the cocktails are so delicious. The prices are surprisingly reasonable for what I would call a high class steakhouse. The ambiance was elegant yet hip and vibrant. I am for sure going back and telling everyone to go. I’m looking forward to trying their happy hour also. 5 stars!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and experience...service was exceptional!

LA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We brought in a birthday cake and they kindly cut it and put a candle on it!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When visiting LA it’s one of my go to places. Still love it after so many years

DO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. The place is tucked away in a side street off of Rodeo Drive and you get the sense of entering a speakeasy! Very cool atmosphere. We added a person to our party late and it was a non issue for the staff who accommodated is quickly and politely. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. The food was incredible. My steak was perfect and three of us had the Jon Dory which was incredible. Sides were generous and delicious.

A shout out to the bartender who made a masterful martini.

It was a pretty large dinner tab but, hey, it’s a high end steak house in Beverly Hills.

WB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, the food, the waiters, everyone!!

w
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was nervous that the new owners of my favorite restaurant would make changes to the decor, the menu, the staff--all of which I have loved for over 20 years. To my relief THE GRILL is exactly as it has always been-superb service, delicious identical menu and the same classic loving atmosphere. Congrats to the new owners for having the will to measure "progress" and profits by not changing anything!!!!!!!! By the way---"whats the specials list tonight?? ANSWER: THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY!!

Marvin L. Wolf

L
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All three fish entrees of Lake Superior whitefish, John Dory, and Dover Sole were excellent.
Over the many years we have walked through their door to enjoy a night out with old friends, the food and service have always been the same high quality. Consistency is always one of the keys to success in the restaurant business.
We had a great time!

SZ
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch..... a little too noisy and pricey though.

I
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner . We have been waiting to go out and celebrate my friend’s birthday and it was just perfect . Food is always great and we love the ambiance and service

OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service Adam is the best ! Food was beyond delicious !

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and great experience

RW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was extremely unprofessional rude insulting. If you want Extremely bad service this is the place to go.

SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Great food and it feels like a family gathering (in a good way) every time I go there. Which is all the time!

CL
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Delicious food. Chicken pot pie is so good. Tender chicken, light crust. Lobster salad had nice chunks. Waiter was attentive and charming.

OT
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years Eve. The restaurant goes all out with Decor and New Year’s Eve favors, including hats for both men and women.horns and noise makers. The room is so beautiful this year with Matt gold balloons covering the ceiling. This is our 4th year celebrating with staff and friends . Will be returning next year, God willing. It is so special and food off the regular menu is an added plus, and as always delicious!’

PF
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint little tavern in a quiet corner off Rodeo. This was our 2nd annual visit and we were equally as pleased as our first experience a year ago. The staff delivers impeccable service - the primary driver of my 5-star rating. The food is fresh and prepared in a traditional steakhouse style. The bone-in meat my son and husband enjoyed were perfectly prepared while my daughter and I opted for seafood. No one was disappointed!! The prices are not for the faint of heart - but you are in Beverly Hills! We truly enjoyed our experience and everyone went home feeling completely sated (and not wanting to eat again for days :-). Don’t miss this gem for a truly special evening out.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday and Christmas get together.

R
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We no longer live close to The Grill On the Alley in BH, and haven't dined their recently. However, in doing some last minute Christmas shopping we decided have dinner at this restaurant, as we had been pleased with our past experiences over many years. It did not disappoint, and actually exceeded our expectations. We initially made reservations on OpenTable, but preferred something slightly later. We were able to call The Grill and the hostess was extremely accommodating. She modified the timing of our reservation to make it much more convenient for us. We had a great table and our service was excellent. We started with a Cesar salad, and it was one of the better ones we've ever had. It was accompanied by the house sourdough bread, which was divine. We then shared the Lobster Bisque. It was also incredible. The John Dory was very well prepared with a very tasty sauce. Our sides were the creamed spinach and shoe string fries; both also excellent. Besides these fantastic dishes, what helped make them so special is that the temperature of everything was perfect. Very few restaurants actually serve "hot" items that are actually fairly hot, or cold items that are nicely chilled. Normally most meals are usually served just warm, and salads are at room temperature. However, The Grill whisked items immediately from the kitchen to our table. The salad was nicely chilled and all our other items were nicely hot, yet not too hot, and not just warm. Having dishes served at the right temperatures, and that don't cool off as quickly than if they were just served warm, makes an enormous difference. It helps extends the period of enjoying great food. We definitely will be coming back more frequently to The Grill.

M
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. Celebrated our anniversary there. Have us Prosecco when they learned it was our anniversary.

HV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food; sensibly curated wine list.

SM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and above average staff. We will visit again

m
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Throwbackville!! Time warp now populated by diverse age crowd

AT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a great experience and the food is excellent. Great team!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for lunch. Excellent staff, Giorgio is one of the best restaurant General Managers around.

A
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Grill never fails to please! Always our default first choice.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My friend was visiting from out of town and I decided to make reservations here. Menu was great and the salmon melted in my mouth. The food was great. Nice enjoyable environment. Our waiter thought was very pushy. I was trying to enjoy the time with my friend and he decided to proceed by reciting the full menu for 3 minutes before saying he’ll bring them the menu. Every time he came over he would touch my friend or I on the back. Please don’t touch me, that’s my personal space.

EH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent and we plan to return. However the service leaves something to be desired because the server who takes your order is not the same person who brings it out. So while my spouse and I were both clear on the fact that we did not want anything with onions, my dish comes out with a garnish of chives: which of course is a form of an onion.

My husband ordered a salad which normally comes with blue cheese crumbles, and is dressed in some kind of mixture. He specifically asked that the blue cheese be replaced with another cheese, and Waiter #1 suggests parmesan -- which is agreed on.

Behold, the salad is brought out and Waiter #2 places the salad in front of me (assuming it must be the woman who ordered the salad, after all, and the man ordered the entree -- stereotype much?). Both dishes have issues. We summon Waiter #1 who apologies and says, "it's my fault" and offers to redo my dish. I say no, I'll just scrape it off because I didn't want to keep my spouse from starting his meal. Waiter #1 leaves, and then we learn the salad has blue cheese and dressing. That has to be redone, and it is. The 2nd salad comes out more colorful than the 1st and is excellent quality. However, there seemed an air of nonchalance about the entire event.

We order 2 desserts, and a coffee -- it was my husband's birthday, and he's opening his card. It's a festive decor and the volume of the restaurant has increased 4x since we arrived at 6pm. The bill is delivered by Waiter #2, it's about $156. No reference to earlier issues. The whole thing is just glossed over, as if nothing ever happened. OK, fine. We tipped the usual amount, but it left me feeling underwhelmed. I'd come back for the food, but I think the restaurant needs to assign a single server for the entire meal, not have this hand-off nonsense: what does it save them anyway? It produces subpar service.

Also I recommend replacing the carpeting on the stairs up to the restrooms.

RM
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Wonderful and professional wait staff, every need anticipated and met thoughtfully. John is a great waiter. And the food is divine...especially the rice pudding and the John Dory. A great pre-Annenberg Theater dinner spot.

DG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place from the moment you walk in the door...

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was our waiter and he was amazing and made the entire experience unforgettable. The food was very good. We will always go back here when we are in Beverly Hills!

PC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cathy was great - cocktails were great - food was tasty - ambiance was excellent - overall great experience .

F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

So disappointed. Our steaks were under-seasoned and had no flavor. Best not to come here for steaks. Further sides were way too small for the cost.

DS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the City!!! The food, staff and ambiance are incredible!!!

G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

T!he Grill On The Alley In Beverly Hills, Is Like A Dear Old Friend Where You know Precisely What You Are Going To Get, All Served In A Friendly, Comfortable Environment. Long May The Grill Prosper

TM
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe that the recent ownership change will result in an even better The Grill on the Alley. Servers and managers seem very positive with the new ownership.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday, food was very good svc was excellent!!