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About The Grill on the Alley - San Jose
Inspired by the legendary grills of New York, Chicago and San Francisco, The Grill on the Alley features favorite American classics.Hardwood floors, white table clothes, leather booths and white-jacketed waiters create a truly unique dining experience. The knowledgeable, friendly staff will guide you through the 500-plus wine offerings and extensive menu featuring Kobe Beef, USDA Prime Steaks, Fresh Seafood and American classics like Braised Short Ribs and Chicken Pot Pie.
San Jose, CA 95113
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
The bar remains open after the dining
room closes and features a late-night bar menu.
in the bar
b/w San Fernando & San Carlos
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Walking distance to all downtown night clubs, hotels, theaters, and convention center.
Take-out & catering available.
2 hour validation before 6:00 PM Monday-Friday in city lots.
Light Rail, Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Grill on the Alley Private Rooms are available for all your event needs from business meeting to rehearsal dinners.
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.
The Grill on the Alley - San Jose Ratings and Reviews
The Kansas City Steak was one of the most delicious steaks I've had the joy of eating... The Filet Oscar my dining partner had was also very good with nice chunks of crab along with a sauce Bearnaise, but I'm still going to get that KC steak again. All the sides and preliminaries were very good, the chopped wedge is a favorite... The wine list included some good by the glass selections allowing to vary your wine between courses... The service was good, but not up to the premium level this restaurant aspires to obtain... they could use more seasoned servers to balance the overly youthful staff... But do try the Grill and their premium steaks!
I came here for my 18th Birthday lunch with my best friend. 5 Stars across the board. Props to our waiter Garfield for catering to our every need. In my opinion, the grill is good for a nice, quiet, and moderate place to eat, and have a nice conversation. For the atmosphere, it's good for a nice date, special occasion, or a dinner for two. A party of three is big enough. You don't want to be that group that everyone hates cause they're too loud. If its a huge party, them you're at the wrong place. Perfect Food, Perfect Service, and Perfect Atmosphere.
Everything is good but nothing exciting, especially for the prices. Prices are the same for Perbacco or Boulevard or One Market and these 3 produce more innovative food, but in smaller proportion. Service is so-so as the place is large and the waiters forget or don't see you in a booth waiting for them come by. I had to stand up to get someone's attention.
Went to the Grill prior to going to Neil Diamond concert. My wife ordered a filet with broccoli. The filet was cooked perfectly but lacked superb flavor, the broccoli was enough for a family and was a bit undercooked. I ordered the double cut lamb chops, these were superb. Cooked perfect and full flavored, very tender. Mine came with cream spinach which very good. We also ordered a side of sauté mushrooms, they were excellent and also enough for a family or table for four. Meals are very expensive. Drinks are great, service is pretty good.
We had an excellent American classic meal. My parents and I had a terrific meal. Steak with Bacon wrap was cooked and dressed well. Bread and Garlic Bread were superb.
Wedge Salad was great. My parents both had Crab and Prawn Louie salads which were good but not fantastic.
Heavy handed drinks and good service made our night a good one
The restaurant is lovely - dark
wood, soft lighting, 'old style elegance, and the menu had lots to
tempting choices. Everything we all had (which included chicken
marsala, scallops, crab cakes, tuna tartare, lobster bisque and
wonderful roasted peach salads) was delicious. Love the bread! And the service was
This is a sister restaurant to one in Beverly Hills we've enjoyed before, but this one is more upscale in decor. The steaks were outstanding - cooked perfectly and seasoned carefully. The accompanying vegetables (broccoli on this night) were cooked well also, but were a huge portion. The restaurant offers unnecessarily large portions of meat but also offers a petite filet which still weighs in at 8 oz. There are lots of non-meat courses to choose from as well so there's something for everyone, and they also have a kids menu. My only note is that service can be a little slow, which is probably intentional to allow a leisurely meal, which normally is great, but since we were rushing to make a show at the Pavilion, it was a little annoying.
This was a very disappointing experience. First of all, our server gave us misleading information regarding what was includined and what was not included with our dinner. Also, the meals were just average at best, and, in light of that, were especially overpriced. Wine list prices were also "over the top," more expensive than some of the finest classic restaurants we've frequented in San Francisco. Our d1nner for 4 with 2 shared salads, one cocktail each, and wine was a whopping $500!!
We dined at 8:30pm after a Sunday night Broadway show. The service was polite, but could have been more attentive as we had long waits between courses, getting bill, wine refills, etc. The food was ok. The lobster bisque was mediocre and fishy. The kids pasta was dry and tasteless. I enjoyed the scallops, but the serving was rather small - I received 4 pieces and they were very inconsistenly sized. The other adult at the table ordered from the specials menu, steak with lump crab - she enjoyed it. Not sure if this was an "off night" because so late on a Sunday, or standard fare, but we won't go back anytime soon. Pre-tip with a bottle of wine was $180 for 2 adults and 1 child. Highlights were the garlic spinach potatoes & bread.
It was a special birthday dinner. We ordered one of the specials- prime rib
for two . It came as an enormous hunk of meat , so thick you
Had to saw your way thru it. Not soft and buttery as it should have been.
Very disappointing. We left most of it, as it was fairly gross looking.
I eat weekly at the Grill in Westlake village and the service there is awesome.
Unfortunately, the service of the wait staff was downright Awfull. The waiter took 2o minutes to come back and order our drinks then another 15 min
To bring the "turley" ZIN back. We had to hunt people down just to get water
And our waiter never came back to our table. No management was present and
The food was served Luke warm.
Just terrible service which is worse because I'm a regular customer in Westlake village. I was staying at the Fairmont
But I will never eat here again
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