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Lobster Tail - The Grill on the Alley - San Jose, San Jose, CA

The Grill on the Alley - San Jose

4.3
4.3
1575 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak

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 USDA Prime Steaks, Fresh Seafood and American classics like Chicken Pot Pie.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 294-2244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Take-out & catering available.

  • Private party facilities

    The Grill on the Alley's locations have private dining areas accommodating intimate family celebrations and high profile executive meetings with a full-service bar, perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions. Visit us at www.TheGrill.com to view the virtual tour and private event menus.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Manager: (844) 221-2516

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    b/w San Fernando & San Carlos

  • Parking details

    First 90 minutes free in "SJ PARKS" garages - closest located at the corner of San Carlos, between 2nd and 3rd.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail, Bus

  • Entertainment

    Walking distance to all downtown night clubs, hotels, theaters, and convention center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Oysters on the Half Shell$24.00

    freshly shucked, mignonette, lemon

    • Ahi Tuna Poke*$21.00

      onion shoyu, tobiko, avocado, crisp wonton

      • Beef Tenderloin Steak Tartare*$24.00

        horseradish, bourbon and mustard sauce, capers, quail egg, sourdough crostini, pickled vegetables

        • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$22.00

          old bay poached, traditional sauce

          • Point Judith Calamari$19.00

            lightly breaded, spicy rémoulade, charred lemon

            • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$22.00

              citrus grain mustard sauce, fennel frond salad

              • Spinach Artichoke Dip$17.00

                melted parmesan, crisp pita

                • Ahi Tuna Sashimi*$21.00

                  Seared Rare, Sesame Seeds, Pickled Cucumber, Ginger, Wasabi, Crispy Spinach, Blackened Upon Request

                  Salads & Soups

                  • Soup du Jour$11.00

                    • Lobster Bisque$13.00

                      sherry, fresh lobster meat

                      • French Onion Soup$13.00

                        sweet maui onions, levain crouton, melted gruyère

                        • Classic Caesar*$13.00

                          romaine, torn croutons, shaved grana padano, garlic anchovy dressing

                          • Burrata & Tomatoes$16.00

                            petite greens, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic

                            • Market Field Greens$12.00

                              spiced pecans, grape tomatoes, honey balsamic vinaigrette

                              • Wedge Salad$17.00

                                crisp iceberg, bleu cheese, warm bacon lardons, tomatoes, hardboiled egg, creamy bleu cheese dressing

                                • Filet Mignon Salad*$31.00

                                  market field greens, sliced filet mignon, pickled onion, danish bleu, grilled asparagus, buttermilk herb dressing

                                  • Shrimp Louie Salad$34.00

                                    jumbo shrimp, lump crab, mixed lettuce, tomato, avocado, egg, thousand island dressing

                                    • Hawaiian Ahi Nicoise Salad$36.00

                                      yellowtail ahi, living butter lettuce, warm bacon, heirloom tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, olive tapenade, champagne vinaigrette

                                      Hand-Crafted Steaks & Chops

                                      • Long Bone Tomahawk*

                                        our most impressive cut; mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus; trio of sauces: bourbon peppercorn, béarnaise, bordelaise

                                        • 32oz$144.00
                                      • Dry Age Ribeye*

                                        chimichurri sauce, spring onion

                                        • 14oz$79.00
                                      • Dry Age New York*

                                        gourmet mushrooms, bone marrow butter

                                        • 14oz$80.00
                                      • Double-Cut Dixon Valley Lamb Chops*

                                        mint gastrique, grilled broccoli

                                        • 14oz$64.00
                                      • Surf & Turf*$66.00

                                        two 4-ounce filet mignon medallions, butter-poached lobster, mashed potatoes

                                        Signature Steaks

                                        signature steaks are served with choice of creamed spinach, creamed corn or broccoli

                                        • Petite Filet Mignon*

                                          • 8oz$52.00
                                        • Prime New York Strip*

                                          • 16oz$64.00
                                        • Filet Mignon*

                                          • 12oz$60.00
                                        • Prime Ribeye Steak*

                                          • 16oz$58.00

                                        Enhancements

                                        • Bourbon Peppercorn$5.00

                                          • Classic Bordelaise$5.00

                                            • Béarnaise$5.00

                                              • Bone Marrow Butter$5.00

                                                • Truffle Butter$5.00

                                                  • Umami Butter$5.00

                                                    • Au Poivre$8.00

                                                      • Porcini Crust$8.00

                                                        • Oscar Style$15.00

                                                          • Jumbo Shrimp (3)$14.00

                                                            • Scallops (2)$20.00

                                                              • Lobster Tail$40.00

                                                                Sides to Share

                                                                • Salt-Baked Potato$12.00

                                                                  • Brussels Sprouts$12.00

                                                                    • Parmesan Truffle Fries$8.00

                                                                      • Creamed Corn$8.00

                                                                        • Creamed Spinach$8.00

                                                                          • Sauteed Spinach$8.00

                                                                            whole roasted garlic oil

                                                                            • Grilled Tender Asparagus$12.00

                                                                              • Asparagus Lemon Risotto$13.00

                                                                                crème fraîche, shaved parmesan

                                                                                • Loaded Mac & Cheese$13.00

                                                                                  Chef Specialties

                                                                                  • Norwegian Halibut$52.00

                                                                                    macadamia nut crust, pearl couscous, bloomsdale spinach, pineapple chutney, coconut broth, chili essence

                                                                                    • Duo of Duck a l'Orange$50.00

                                                                                      duck leg confit, seared duck breast, wild rice blend, mandarin confit, orange gastrique

                                                                                      • Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon*$42.00

                                                                                        citrus glaze, arugula salad, grilled upon request

                                                                                        • Seared Diver Scallops$45.00

                                                                                          sweet corn puree, shiitake mushrooms, corn relish

                                                                                          • Jidori Brick Chicken Marsala$36.00

                                                                                            yukon mashed potatoes, mushroom marsala sauce

                                                                                            • Grilled Shrimp Pomodoro$36.00

                                                                                              angel hair pasta, plum tomatoes, garlic

                                                                                              • Chop House Cheeseburger*$23.00

                                                                                                certified angus beef®, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, thousand island dressing

                                                                                                Lunch Specials

                                                                                                served until 4pm; sandwiches and tacos served with a choice of french fries or roasted peanut coleslaw

                                                                                                • Crab Cake BLT$25.00

                                                                                                  jumbo lump crab cake, crisp bacon, arugula, tomato, spicy rémoulade, sesame seed bun

                                                                                                  • Grilled Ribeye Steak Sandwich*$35.00

                                                                                                    balsamic onions, melted havarti, creamy horseradish

                                                                                                    • Salmon Burger$22.00

                                                                                                      arugula, tomato, citrus grain mustard aioli, sesame seed bun

                                                                                                      • Chicken Pot Pie$25.00

                                                                                                        fresh vegetables, bechamel, flaky crust

                                                                                                        • Blackened Ahi Tuna Tacos*$21.00

                                                                                                          cabbage, avocado, wasabi aioli, sriracha aioli

                                                                                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                          What 1,575 people are saying

                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                          4.3
                                                                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                          • 4Value

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                                                                                                          1. BW

                                                                                                            BaronW

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The water in gentleman restroom is so hot. It's been many years the restaurant still did not improve even they changed the faucet to touchless.

                                                                                                          2. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            went to celebrate my mom’s birthday and the staff was great! food was great! just an overall wonderful dining experience :)

                                                                                                          3. MM

                                                                                                            MichaelM

                                                                                                            Milwaukee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                            The food was very good/great. The prices are exorbitant. The service was inadequate, especially for the price you pay. I cant necessarily say I dont recommend The Grill but I would advise others to lower their expectations.

                                                                                                          4. RA

                                                                                                            RACLaw

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Had dinner with a friend who we have not seen since the beginning of the pandemic. He moved out of the state but was back in town for business. The restaurant was not very busy on a Friday night, which we did not mind since we pretty much had a section to ourselves. Started off with calamari and oysters. My martini was outstanding. We then had the tomahawk ribeye for the table with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and sautéed spinach. Paired that with a bottle of Silver Oak cabernet. Finished it off with a couple souffles which were perfectly done. Only criticism is that their cappuccino was off line and had to settle with barely warm coffee. However, service was very attentive and outstanding. Really turned out to be a great experience. Well done.

                                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                            Birthday dinner

                                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                                                                            It was really hot in the restaurant like they didn’t want to turn on the air conditioning but otherwise was yummy and servers were fantastic

                                                                                                          7. MG

                                                                                                            MichaelG

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                            overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                            The entries were excellent, as always. Very disappointed in the service, cocktails, and dessert. The waiter was clearly inexperienced. He was not very polished and inelegantly kept trying to push the tab higher with sides, starters, and drinks. Repeatedly pushed. Over and over. That shades the dining experience very negative. Ordered a Hendriks gin and tonic. The tiny glass was so packed with ice that there was little room for the drink. The waiter also brought the wrong wine. The bread pudding dessert was on the cold side and the whipped cream topping was watery and runny. The sea bass, vegetables, and steak were superb. Been coming to The Grill on and off over the years, including through Covid. This may have been my last visit.

                                                                                                          8. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food is delicious, as always. Arrish is an outstanding server and provided a wonderful dining experience.

                                                                                                          9. AS

                                                                                                            AlisonS

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The dry-aged steaks were particularly good- definitely get one of those! Service was attentive, quiet, and impeccable.

                                                                                                          10. TD

                                                                                                            TedD

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Grill on the Alley is a high-end dining destination with quality food and excellent service. They are still serving with reduced seating so plenty of space in nice booths. I love their chicken pot pie believe it or not - best ever. If in need of a business lunch in San Jose you can not go wrong here - and many establishments are closed at lunch!

                                                                                                          11. ET

                                                                                                            EvelynT

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Retirement dinner Food was wonderful, booth was a bit tight

                                                                                                          12. SL

                                                                                                            SallyL

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The service and food quality were outstanding! We will definitely return to celebrate a special event!!!

                                                                                                          13. L

                                                                                                            Love2eatgood

                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            First time at The Grill… great experience! Food, service and overall experience were top level! Would definitely go again when we go to SJ for a show or sports event!

                                                                                                          14. PF

                                                                                                            PeteF

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            53 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                            Grill on the Alley has been our favorite restaurant since it opened. In fact, we are Grill Concepts VIPs. However, the Pandemic has truly affected this former Hot Spot. We ordered take out from them throughout the Pandemic and it was great. Our first in person visit since the Pandemic was for our Anniversary and it was really sad. It was as if the Pandemic sucked the life out of this establishment. We were expecting the usual upbeat personnel and outstanding food. We were very disappointed. There were only four tables being served and no energy at all. On to the food. My wife had the New York and it was cooked to perfection. I had the short ribs, what a disappointment, they were chewy and lacked flavor. We both had the creamed corn for our sides and it was "watery". We also ordered the Risotto and that too was a disappointment. It was over taken by Lemon, not enjoyable at all. We shared the house made Tres Leche cake for dessert. It had a nice texture, but lacked flavor. We will give this place another chance; hopefully, now that the Pandemic has subsided the Grill on the Alley will get back to it's former great self.

                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Came here today for lunch! Everything was amazing to the second we walked in with being greeted by the manager to the amazing server Jesus we had. The whole staff was super friendly and the place was very clean with great ambience! This is my new favorite place to go and will 100% be coming back due to the amazing hospitality and service I received today. I tried the lamb chops and they were cooked to perfection!!! Coming back soon snd thank you Grill for making our day!

                                                                                                          16. NR

                                                                                                            NeilR

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                            Outdoor was in disarray overgrown with weeds - no heaters no atmosphere and worst bartender service outside - all my food showed up at same time - bartender did not know how to pace a dining experience- manager no where to be see - frequent diner at the Grille and was very disappointed

                                                                                                          17. JF

                                                                                                            JillF

                                                                                                            Miami

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Everything was wonderful. The host who seated us was very friendly and our waiter, Bob, gave us great service . Our cocktails were on point, and the food was the best I've had for a while! My filet mignon cut like butter, melted in my mouth, and the flavor was amazing. My husband and both ordered the steak and his was just as good as mine. I highly recommend this restaurant. I'm just sad that we were just visiting the city and most likely will not have an opportunity to dine there again.

                                                                                                          18. KG

                                                                                                            KellyG

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The steak was AMAZING! So tender and flavorful. The entire dinner was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend dining here!

                                                                                                          19. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Excellent service fantastic food. Will definitely go back

                                                                                                          20. f

                                                                                                            foodie90

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Ahi Tuna salad was awful. Lots of salad vs. tuna with way too much dressing!

                                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Nice night out at the Grill. Enjoyed the evening.

                                                                                                          22. DW

                                                                                                            DavidW

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food and service was excellent. Mens bathroom was dirty.

                                                                                                          23. f

                                                                                                            frankfoodie77

                                                                                                            Sacramento

                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Service and ambience was wonderful and food was good.

                                                                                                          24. TN

                                                                                                            TeresaN

                                                                                                            Sacramento

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We had dinner here before Il Divo concert. The food was excellent, the ambience was very nice and the service was excellent. I recommend this restaurant, a bit pricy but it was worth it for a special occasion. I ordered the French onion soup, it was very tasty, my hobby ordered the lobster bisque and it was delicious. We had the macadamia crusted halibut, came with spinach and we order a side of asparagus that were also delicious.

                                                                                                          25. s

                                                                                                            stanf

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                            overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                            Parking was very difficult. Ambience was average. Service excellent.

                                                                                                          26. PJ

                                                                                                            ProfessorJake

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            408 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            408 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Good dinner last night. Food and service were good. The kitchen struggled with timing and delivery though. Food was slow to come out. We waited too long for entrees to come out. And the restaurant wasn't busy, it was rather dead. But I suppose their having staffing issues. I look forward to the day when we can put this time period behind us.

                                                                                                          27. J

                                                                                                            Jacob

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Grill on the Alley has a variety of choices, and everything I've tried has been amazing. Sometimes service takes a while, and I can't recommend them if you're looking to spend less than an hour out to lunch or dinner, but the restaurant's quality makes up for the mild inconvenience of longer wait times. It can be faster if you skip straight to entries, but I recommend getting a full meal from appetizer to desert.

                                                                                                          28. GS

                                                                                                            GinaS

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            This place was awesome. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was great; the waiter was super attentive to our needs. I was celebrating my birthday and enjoyed it thoroughly. The ambiance was great and the noise level was quiet enough for my husband and I to share a conversation.

                                                                                                          29. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                            Valentines date night

                                                                                                          30. FF

                                                                                                            FallenFromItsThrone

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            68 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            68 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food and waiter were FABULOUS!!!

                                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 25, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            My Husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Grill and it was outstanding! The food was amazing, our server Bob was spectacular, and the manager was so kind and friendly! It was such a great experience we still definitely be returning!

                                                                                                          32. R

                                                                                                            Robert

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                            The food was old. The beef skewers were cold and the oysters made my wife and I sick. We had an upset stomach all night. Terrible experience.

                                                                                                          33. RO

                                                                                                            RobertO

                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Avoid The Grill! Food quality & quantity very poor for the value. The $45 “Diver Scallops” (5) were more like small bay scallops under seasoned and no flavor. Confitti duck was overcooked. Sweet potatoes were raw and when returned were likely microwaved. Avoid the Grill. Terrible value. Although service was good, kitchen was awful.

                                                                                                          34. RP

                                                                                                            RolandP

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Always a great place to go when in downtown San Jose

                                                                                                          35. S

                                                                                                            Suzy1

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We could not have asked for more the wait staff was fabulous and food was perfect.. a real dining experience which is hard to find these days

                                                                                                          36. TD

                                                                                                            TedD

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                            I will visit after Covid since this restaurant has 5 start potential but was cold with little heat because the Fairmont is closed and the service is a little sporadic- high quality people but I think a short kitchen staff. The Grill on the alley is the only nice restaurant open on Mondays for lunch downtown San Jose so I am appreciative we were able to get in and have an enjoyable lunch.

                                                                                                          37. BB

                                                                                                            BobB

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We love this restaurant. Unfortunately the Prime Rib we ordered was so tough , it could not be cut with a steak knife ($52). The Norwegian Halibut was outstanding as were the fresh oysters. You can not put bad food out at these prices. We love the staff there, so we will give it another try.

                                                                                                          38. CD

                                                                                                            ClaireD

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                            Not the experience we hoped for

                                                                                                          39. RA

                                                                                                            RichardAlexander

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            I have promised myself on my next visit to order two chicken pot pies to take home. Absolutely the best of all time, surpassing beautifully cooked chicken easily found throughout France. Hats off!

                                                                                                          40. ML

                                                                                                            MichaelL

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Excellent food and service. Highly recommend it for that special night out.

                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                          The Grill on the Alley - San Jose does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Grill on the Alley - San Jose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 294-2244.

                                                                                                          The Grill on the Alley - San Jose is rated 4.3 stars by 1575 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                          Google Map for The Grill on the Alley - San Jose

                                                                                                          172 South Market St. San Jose, CA 95113

                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                            b/w San Fernando & San Carlos

                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                            San Jose

                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                            Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                            Steak, Seafood, American

                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                            Fine Dining

                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                            First 90 minutes free in "SJ PARKS" garages - closest located at the corner of San Carlos, between 2nd and 3rd.

                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                            Light Rail, Bus

                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                          • Entertainment

                                                                                                            Walking distance to all downtown night clubs, hotels, theaters, and convention center.

                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                            (408) 294-2244

                                                                                                          • Catering

                                                                                                            Take-out & catering available.

                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                            The Grill on the Alley's locations have private dining areas accommodating intimate family celebrations and high profile executive meetings with a full-service bar, perfect for rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions. Visit us at www.TheGrill.com to view the virtual tour and private event menus.

                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                            Private Dining Manager: (844) 221-2516

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