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About The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village

After over 35 years in the restaurant business, you learn what simply does not cut it. We’ve crafted an experience born from perfecting the classic service of the great American steakhouse. When it comes to food, we are fearless. We explore new flavors and aren’t afraid to leave a few grill marks in the goal of serving the perfect meal.

In our contemporary steakhouse, you’ll enjoy exceptional cuts cooked over a live oak fire, robust sides and impeccable wines and spirits in a chic ambiance with modern décor. We do not settle. At The Grill, you’ll recognize it from the first bite. The philosophy is simple. We work with only the best ingredients. As for those who believe that “a steak is just a steak?” we will prove otherwise...

120 Promenade Way
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday; 11:30AM-10PM
Friday; 11:30AM-11PM
Saturday; 11:30AM-11PM
Sunday; 11AM-9:30PM


Happy Hour in the lounge, bar and patio
Monday - Sunday 3-7pm

*Please note that we do not accept reservations for Happy Hour or for patio seating.

Cross Street:
Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Westlake Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 418-1760

Website:
http://thegrill.com/

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary Valet Parking at both Lunch and Dinner and have free parking throughout The Promenade Center.

Executive Chef:
Flavio Higareda

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Grill on the Alley can meet all of your special event needs. The space is perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, or high end business meetings. Every event is assigned a Special Events Manager who will assist in planning everything from conception to execution.

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
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Business Meals (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

First time at The Grill for my wife and I. We were very impressed with all aspects of our dinner. We will be returning soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been long term diners at the Grill going back to the early days in Beverly Hills. When they opened in Westlake we were very pleased and for a period of time (Jay was the Manager) we went often. Sometime over the last year or two the Grill changed, atmosphere not as cozy, more contemporary music, tablecloths gone, service seemed not as professional, menu changes that eliminated many of our favorites, no more year round gazpacho soup, a big loss. Bottomline, just not the same place. Additionaly they added a new ‘rewards’ program that is not only confusing but as regular customers we no longer get free ‘corkage ‘ which was a big plus. As a result of all the changes we rarely go to the Grill anymore and no choose to dine at Mastros.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Food and the Service we received from the Restaurant was Excellent. This was our First Visit. It was recommended to us. We plan to go back for other meals and dates and specials by the Grill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding food and customer service. Always an outstanding experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went there on New Years Eve and had a great meal. The Duckhorn Wine special pricing was outstanding. The only down side was they didn't bring out appetizer. However, in the end all was great and they gave us free coffee and desert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Grill never disappoints. As always, the food and service and excellent. And, the Westlake Village location is a bit more casual than the Beverly Hills making for a more relaxed environment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First of all, Norbert is the best server ever. Secondly- thank you for putting lobster bisque back on the menu!!!! Third and not last, The Grill is the best neighborhood restaurant in town.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As with previous experiences the food was great and the wine list was excellent. Our server was professional but not very friendly.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food and service. Made our b-day dinner experience memorable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent service and food!!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

VERY SIMILAR TO EATING AT RUTH CHRIS - DELICIOUS STEAKS, SIDES, ETC. EVERYTHING EXTRA. WE TOOK OUR OWN WINES - CORKAGE FEE REASONABLE -$20.00/PER BOTTLES. VERY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT SERVERS. IT IS A "BUSY PLACE" THOUGH BUT LOTS OF PARKING BECAUSE IT'S IN A MALL.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a perfect birthday venue… Classy, impeccable it was a perfect birthday venue… Classy, impeccable food and service… The ambience and attention made it extra special… Thank you

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My dear friend and I met there for lunch and we both loved it. The decor and the ambiance was inviting but, having said that, the noise level is quite high. I gave the ambiance a "good rating" simply because of the noise. I don't know if there is anything to be done about that but I did ask to be seated toward the rear of the restaurant and that helped some. As for the lighting, the overhead spotlights are a bit bright as well. We asked after the meal if they can be dimmed a bit and our waitress said they could. Wished we would have thought to ask sooner. The lights were shining down on our heads like we were being interrogated! Anyway, our overall experience was great and we will return often. The food was well prepared and the presentation was lovely. Our server was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The reservation was for our anniversary which was mentioned to the host, but the restaurant did not acknowledge it with the usual candle and a dessert . So I bought a slice of cheese cake! Slightly disappointing. Service was adequate.
We had stone crabs and scallops which were pretty good. Slightly overpriced . Not very busy. Hmmm.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went here for a birthday celebration and had a great time. The food was excellent and service was great. My friend loved it and had nothing but good things to say about it. Having said that, the noise level in the front dining area was so loud we had to change our table. It is less noisy in the back of the restaurant. Maybe it was a holiday type of occasion but just be aware the tables and booths are very close together. We will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were not able to get a cooked piece of meat. Medium ++ should be more than 1/8 inch of searing on a 1.5 inch thick piece of lamb . My wife sent the filet back for additional cooking time and the steak was replaced but they still could not get it cooked. The rest of the meal was great and the service was excellent but we will not be back.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The quality and taste of steaks did not measure up to the price.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I’ve eaten here many times and I’ve never been disappointed. Service is great and food is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Typically we love eating at the Grill. The service seemed far off their standards. We had to wait a long time for our initial cocktails. Probably sat at our table for almost 15 minutes after placing our order. They seated us in a corner table which would normally be nice but there was a large party in the private room and the noise level, constant crowd of servers hovering by the door, dropping of plates and large trays ... did not make for a pleasant evening. Honestly I was very disappointed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

good meal and nice wine list , waiting crew was nice too

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Half of our foursome had the Dory (fish) which was great! We started with the Florida Stone Crabs, which were awesome.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Slow service. Very very slow bar service. Meatloaf was dry.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very disappointed. My husband ordered crab cake, the plate was hot the crab cake was cold. We ordered soup, it came without spoons. My salad which was my main course was very small. We asked for bread, it came after my salad was half gone. The only thing he enjoyed was his steak. We had Nicole as our waitress, she needs some training. We frequent this restaurant almost weekly, we never know what we are going to get!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Despite three attempts, they could not cook a medium rare steak. The restaurant staff and manager were apathetic. No real value in going to this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. Went here for the first time for my husband's birthday and felt the service from the hostess to the bartender to the server was excellent. We will definitely go back for dinner and I would even use this as a great Happy Hour place for me and my girlfriends!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great birthday celebration. Our server was super nice. Wonderful food and drinks

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Server was bad. Slow and
Inattentive. Otherwise food was good

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good as always Ssssssssssssssssssseeeeerrrttyyyggfyyygfttyyyttyyyuhggyyyyyyyuygyuuyyuuhgghhjj

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I went to the restaurant to host colleagues whom were in town for a business appointment; there were 3 of us and we were all dressed in business suits. Unfortunately, our waitress waited on us as if were a ladies-who-lunch group; another table whom were seated after us were waited on first and received their meal before us. Good food; not outstanding - we had: fish sandwich, salad with crab cake, cobb salad. The noise level was minimal as we were able to easily manage discussion during lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Excellent lamb. Water refill a bit slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Norbert is an incredibly attentive server; a real pro.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall, the food, particularly steak, was good, but nothing exceptional for a high priced steakhouse. The dining room was so dark, we needed our flashlight app to read the menu.
There are plenty of other expensive steaks
houses to consider.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sorry that menu changed. Not many choices for lunch.

Good food and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant has really fallen to the level of no reason to go back.
Once one of the Conejo Valley's finest, they now routinely mess up orders, serve food cold and just don't seem to care like they used to.
Sad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Eat there once a week....since it opened. Love the sauteed fish selection, also great beef
selection. Good strong drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was very good, we’re both enticed with the John Dory, delicious. One of the disappointments is the corkage charge. Some local restaurants are only charging $2-$5 for corkage. This is very important, as there are so many nice bottles of wine in the $20-$25 range, and when you add the corkage fee it makes it unappreciative.

This is just a suggestion, maybe a reduced rate for Points members only?? An idea that could increase your dining frequency, I know it would be a motivation for Lynn & I if the corkage was in the above range.

The food prices are at the top end, but acceptable as the food is very good, however for many of us that are retired it’s a great incentive to dine at one of the local restaurants with the low corkage fee, and also where the food is very good as well.

Respectfully,
Gary & Lynn Albertson

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a go-to restaurant for last minute reservations for a great dinner and private time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great service.

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