The Grill on the Alley - San Jose
The bar remains open after the dining
room closes and features a late-night bar menu.
in the bar
Complete with two private dining rooms, The Grill on the Alley can host groups up to 60 guests in an intimate setting. Specializing in professional and intimate service, The Grill offers private dining every day of the year.View Private Dining Details
Food was good. Appetizers were overpriced for what you got (we had the Tuna Tartare) and the steaks were slightly overcooked, but the service and wine menu were very good. Nice place for a date night or special occasion.
Good and service excellent as always. Great prime aged steaks!
Food was terrific but the portions are way too large so ordering is difficult. Quality was excellent which is why I went. It was a business meeting so quiet was important and we were placed in a quiet spot which worked out well. My big issue with this restaurant is the parking problem in downtown San Jose--I want and need Valet Parking and I'm not heading off to a subsidiary unsafe lot in downtown San Jose.
This restaurant never disappoints. Their food is great. We ordered a Kansas City steak which was tender, well seasoned and juicy.
The food was ok but nothing special and the potion size of my fish was below average
Outstanding service and the food was excellent!
Awesome as usual, bisque, filet, and soufle! Stellar wine list.
The food and service are very good. The prices are on the high side, even considering location. With that said, it's a good place for a special meal.
Disappointed. Have dined here many times. No longer worth the premium you pay.
The person who I booked a table this for said the high price was not worth the ‘charred’ Filet Mignon. But did not complain about it in front of his ‘business meeting’ guest. No worries will just never go back thank you.
Best steak in town! Filet was cooked perfectly and was delicious! Lobster bisque was awesome as usual. Wonderful selection of wines by the glass.
Amazing steak and great service.
Other than being really loud and the AC seemed like it wasn’t on enough.. food great!
Great place! Just a little on the loud side and you need to plan on 10min to find parking (it doesn't have it's own lot) but we had a great waiter and a great time.
Been here about 5 times and they've been consistently good. Steak is well cooked, flavored. Ingredients are high quality. I prefer this place over Alexander's or LB
Delighted with the food
Theresa our Server Amazing
Our meal, hosted by waiter "Steven" was superb. We had Seared Scallops, Lobster Bisc, Shoestrings, Wedge Salad, Crab cakes and Chardonay. Occasion was our 54 Wedding Anniversary. Excellent restaurant.
always a good meal...let it be known that their fairly vibrant bar area is closed due to some water-damage that occurred thus it limits one to the dining area which is still nice but not the same with the bar area out of commission right now.
Dining room was lit a little darker than expected, but had a nice private feel for how large it is. Food was delicious and cooked beautifully. Very happy with their option for vegetarians, though it wasn't on the menu- a variety and abundance of tender veggies glazed with balsamic reduction. Perfectly balanced and well-seasoned. One of the larger mushrooms was slightly underdone, but overall a superb dish. Service was exceptional- answered all our questions, well-timed, friendly. Will definitely be back again.
We felt like it was just hot in the restaurant and air conditioning would have been great. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent!
Drink service was slow. Had to send back 1 dirty water glass and 1 that was chipped. Selection of beers was extremely limited, bottle only, but was not brought a glass.
Service was excellent, food was delicious!
Here for my husband's birthday, and it lived up to my memory! Service was excellent, not rushed, drinks and dinner were great. We had a wonderful experience!
We had a lovely dinner with friends before a show downtown. The restaurant was not too busy at 6pm, so it had a quiet ambiance for us to enjoy chatting with each other. Roomy seating was very comfortable. The menu was nicely varied and we each found something to our liking. Everything we had was very good. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and very professional. Overall, and excellent dining experience.
Had a great semi business lunch.
I love the Fairmont Grill for a great steak. It is pricey, to be sure, but the quality of the beef always delivers. Our server was a bit too rambunctious, and spilled wine all over the tablecloth as she poured it into my glass, but was unaware that she had done so! Certainly won’t stop me from coming back!
Great food, steaks among the best, great selection of side dishes, service was first class, food was the right temperature, great wine selection, beer selection good.
We got there when it opened food came quickly it was hot waiter was very nice very attentive to detail I would highly recommend the grill on the alley and it is one of my favorite places to eat at
The dinner at The Grill was excellent this evening. Every dish was prepared to order and when one item came not quite medium rare, it was redone immediately and perfectly. Lorin was an attentive and professional server. Saw to our every need.
A wonderful evening all around.
Server didn't give us bread. We waited 5 minutes before being greeted at the table. We waited an hour for two steaks.
Cobb salad was underwhelming. Tiny bits of meat and there were few of those. No egg.......
The meal was delicious but for the type of restaurant and the $$, the service was deplorable.
Excellent steaks -- well browned but not blackened (for medium rare) so flavor of meat is not destroyed by seasonings or char. Entree comes with side (mashed potato or vegetable). Watch out or you will eat way too much of hot, sourdough bread brought to the table first thing. Desserts are shareable size which is good or you are taking some home. Easy access from the Fairmont Hotel lobby.
Have always enjoyed The Grill - especially since I live in downtown San Jose - and it's an easy walk from my condo. Also like the fact that I'm dining in a nice quiet setting. (Dinner in some other big-name restaurants isn't as relaxing - due to louder, fast-paced music.)
A dinner tradition for every Fanime. Wouldn’t change it for anything. Great place!
Wonderful Mother's Day menu! The best lobster bisque in town! Crab cakes were awesome too! The Grill is always a good time and dining experience.
This place is an old-school upscale steakhouse that has a variety of other classic dishes as well if you're not in the mood for steak. Took my mom here for an early mother's day celebration, she had a wonderful time and an excellent meal. Service is top-notch, prices are fair.
Waiter was good and the food was very tasty. Enjoyed the experience.