The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village

4.6
2108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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...
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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vipLynn
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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WendyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Our server was excellent very attentive but the cocktail mediocre and the Dover Sole had a little flavor. However they were extremely gracious and overall I was impressed by the professionalism they showed. I have eaten many times at the grill in Los Angeles And found this restaurant to be a little below par

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JimN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When the main coarse finally arrived the broccoli was cold and bake potato lightly warm with the steak hot. Probably the smallest baked potato I’ve encountered at a steakhouse. I normally have good experiences here. I Advised the waiter.

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EvanS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The Grill came highly recommended so it was disappointing that we didn’t receive the same quality service and experience that we hoped we would get. We traditionally go to a different place with the same price point. Although the food was good and our waiter was friendly it wasn’t nearly as exceptional as our traditional special occasion restaurant. This evening was for my husband and I to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and The Grill let us down. If you have plenty of money to spend and are okay with a more casual experience without superior service then it should be just fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent!

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vipSuzyH
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The staff is so friendly, great drinks and service and food never disappoints. Can’t wait to go back! It’s our local gem for sure!

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vipVolgaS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful place.We will go back for sure.

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AdrienneM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lobster salad was very disappointing and exaggerated (wrong lettuce, not much lobster) and overpriced!
Miss the sourdough bread.
Been there many times but last visit.
In the past we’ve hosted many celebrations.
It was our wedding anniversary yesterday.

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Bobster
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Seattle, but always plan a visit to The Grill on the Alley on our trips to Westlake Village. We love the patio dining, the food is consistently flavorful, cocktails are beautifully blended and the wine list has extremely well-selected choices. In addition, we are always impressed with the professional, knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. This is a Westlake Village restaurant not to be missed!

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extensive cocktails menu and so many wonderful menu items. So happy we found this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the day spent there; everything was perfect. Can't wait to go back for another wonderful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quality always with great service. Every one on the staff always has a smile on their faces and are ready to please!
The food is always excellent!!

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viptonib
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love this place. Food was amazing and service was good except it was a bit slow and lots of time spent in between the waiter checking in with us but overall good experience.

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IrishErin
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first dinner out with clients since March 2020 - celebrating their move East and it could not have been better. The service and food was excellent! We were quite comfortable on the outdoor patio. Thank you!

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RichardP
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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vipJereR
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncrowded and well-managed seating arrangements during these precarious times. The patio is lovely but indoors felt safe and cozy as well.
service is always superb, even with 2 antsy teenaged boys!

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vipjackiez
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient & pleasant front desk. Service is top. They have excellent cocktails & good wine list, pour premium wines by glass too. Best part food of course! My favs rack of lamb, John Dory fish, filet mignon, wedge salad, lobster bisque. Choice of potato & a veg included with entree. They even have a great chicken pot pie! Whatever you feel like like eating they will probably have best version of it. They also have bar & outdoor seating.

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vipPorsche
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I spend my Girlfriends 70th Birthday at your place. We ordered a $ 60,- Steak and got charged $ 8,- dollars for Peppercorn sauce. That is not only outrages but you guys are way out off line with that kind a pricing. Not only is it disappointing but you want see us again in the future.
There was nothing wrong with our server & waitress.
The rest off it really sucked.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server and the food was perfect.

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None
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable evening out with quality food

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vipSueS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, food delicious, especially loved the waiter

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vipTeriG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space and impeccable wait staff. I would recommend the restaurant and plan to go back.

We had an issue when checking in that I will chalk up to an off night. We were hosting dinner for a friend's birthday. They arrived before us and were seated inside. We arrived a few minutes later and were told by the hostess that they could not locate our reservation. When I reminded them that I called to confirm the reservation, the hostess 'remembered talking to me' and sat us outside. We waited 20 minutes until we 'found' our guests...

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vipTarzana
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent guests at this location and absolutely love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Birthday celebration

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LynnM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our ribeye and filet mignon were of outstanding quality, as were the perfectly cooked broccoli sides. Worth a trip just for the Garlic Cheese bread. Atmosphere inside was low key and seating was safely spaced. All servers and others wore masks at all times, and were extremely efficient and pleasant.
We had a 7:30 reservation due to a busy day, but were never felt rushed through our meal. The Grill - always a pleasure.

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RandyP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very attractively presented and did not disappoint relative to taste and texture. If anything was remarkable about our experience it was the outstanding service we received from the moment we presented ourselves at the reception desk to the time we paid our bill. Our server was particularly enjoyable and really added to the overall pleasantness of our dining experience.

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vipAVxxx
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for brunch or dinner and service is amazing.

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LaurelJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our only true date night in 2021, Grill reminds us of the NYC steak houses we loved before kids. Blake gave us excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared and wonderful and our server, Michelle, was professional and delightful. Not inexpensive but a great dining experience.

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bbord
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good friendly service

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BobC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and exceptional service last night. After a terrible experience at Larsen’s in Oxnard it was nice to be reminded what a great dining experience should be. We had a lobster tail special that was fantastic. The price was reasonable and the overall value was great

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great but after being served our entree we were abandoned; no offers of pepper, additional drinks, bread, etc. had to ask three times for a glass of wine from other staff, not our server, left without having dessert or coffee which we had planned to get because didn't want to continue asking for service. And this was a birthday dinner! But the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was horribly slow!

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Local
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High-end restaurant, but not snooty. Food is pricey...you get what you pay for and it was delicious. Easy to park, which is nice. On a par with Mastor's but without the angst.

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vipDonH
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, service. Mikey served my wife and I. He was incredible. Highly recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Undercooked steak, cold potato, tasted microwaved, slow staff took 45 Mn to even order.

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Gusty
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Feel like I’m in a restaurant in SF of Chicago.

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BudFood
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meat is not of the same quality as the grill Beverly Hills.

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MarkA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service sitting outside with friends. We had appetizers and shared. We all had a great time. My only complaint - Seagrams Vodka? I know it's cheap -and we did have it mixed but really?

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Julia our server was wonderful.
We had a great time and can't wait to go back again!

FAQs

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 418-1760.

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village is rated 4.6 stars by 2108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.