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About The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
As soon as you walk through the doors of The Grill on the Alley in Chicago, you are transported to another time and place reminiscent of the great American grills of yesteryear. The unique decor has an elegant feel with its polished hard wood floors, leather banquettes, and white linen tablecloths. A virtual art gallery adorns the walls of our many dining rooms while the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald linger in the background as white-jacketed waiters attend to your every need.
Since opening in June 2000, this high-end steak and seafood house has made its mark on Chicago with locals, and tourists alike. The Grill has become one of the most popular places to gather for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of special occasions. Located on the floor level of the Westin Hotel, The Grill on the Alley is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to the McCormick Place Convention Center, shops, museums and theaters.
Chicago, IL 60611
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 6:30 am to 1:00 am
Delaware & Michigan
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering and Delivery available. Contact SpecialEvents@grillconcepts.com to order.
Parking Garage in Westin hotel 24 hours.
Chicago Red Line
Private Party Facilities:
The Grill on the Alley Chicago offers three beautiful private dining rooms and two semi-private dining areas for all types of special occasions. The rooms are ideal for breakfast buffets, luncheons, business meetings, wedding rehearsal dinners, and corporate presentations equipped with state-of-the art audio-visual equipment. Our unique rooms, available 365 days a year, are located right on the Magnificent Mile and can help to showcase a memorable experience. Please let us know if you would like us to handle any added detail such as ordering flowers or balloons for your event.
For your next special event, let The Grill on the Alley Chicago help make it memorable.
Private Party Contact:
SpecialEvents@grillconcepts.com: (844) 258-2258
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer three beautiful private dining rooms and two semi-private dining rooms for all types of special occasions. These rooms are ideal for breakfast buffets, luncheons, business meetings, wedding rehearsal dinners, and corporate presentations equipped with state-of-the art audio-visual equipment. Our unique space, set right on the Magnificent Mile can create a fabulous experience for as few as eight, and as many as 400. We can handle any event you may have in mind, big or intimate, personal or professional. Please feel free to view all of our private dining menu options from Hors D’oeuvres to our popular Breakfast Buffet by clicking on the Private Parties link above. To book your event please contact us.
The Grill on the Alley - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
Went for Easter brunch with the family but the vibe did not feel like Easter. The bread was hard, seemed like it was left over from the day before and the grill broke so we could not have certain items on the menu. Our waitress made it a good experience but I would never eat here again. Really disappointing.
OMG. With so many awesome restaurants in Chicago, please don't waste your money or time going here. I am always hesitant about restaurants associated with hotels but gave this a try and it did not live up to my expectations. We had reservations but arrived 25 minutes early because we were worried about traffic into the city. Even though only 5 tables were filled when we arrived, we were made to wait for 15 minutes before we were seated.
Limited choices, not willing to make substitutions telling me it would ruin the taste of the dish. Price fixe menu gives you a salad course, a meat with No Potatoes or Vegetables and a dessert. While the wine list was extensive, prices were outrageous. If you want a steak go to Chicago Cut or Smith and Wolenski
My husband and I walked over for dinner. We eat here occasionally, but particularly in winter since some of the entrees, in particular, the chicken pot pie is a perfect cold night meal. While I ordered that, my husband felt like a burger, but since it's the holiday he decided he'd have it without the bun and asked the server if he could have a baked potato instead of French fries. Sure she said, but then when the bill came he was charged $2.00. Now my super cheapskate husband thinks he should have been told there would be a charge, but in fact that was a terrific deal. The baked potato as a side item is $10.00 but it comes with huge offerings of sour cream, butter and chives. An exquisite presentation and delicious potato to go with his bun-less burger. He was happy, my pot pie was delicious as expected and for dessert the key lime pie is terrific and I was giddy with my holiday favorite chocolate martini. For a quiet, intimate dinner, the place is divine since the noise level is minimal and only raised by potential loud talkers. My second husband, if there is one, won't be such a curmudgeon....
We made a last minute decision to eat there as we were guests at the hotel. It was not very crowded & we sat immediately. It is a quiet, dimly lit place, but enough to see the people you are with & your food. We got our drinks right away, had to wait for water & bread to be brought to the table. We ordered the lump crab cake appetizer & my only complaint is there wasn't MORE! It was DELICIOUS!!!!! I ordered the petite filet done Oscar style over grilled asparagus with crab meat & hollindaise over top. YUM! My steak was great, but I felt could have been a BIT less pink in the inside. Crab meat was amazing. My husband ordered the shrimp pasta dish & he liked it. Large shrimp & al dente pasta. Very basic dish, but done well. Overall, a nice place!
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