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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Business Meals (15)
Romantic (14)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
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Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, NIcole, did a great job. She was friendly and attentive. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the side dishes were as well. The only negative thing I have to say is that when we arrived, the hostess tried to seat us at a small table against a wall with 2 chairs side-by-side when there were several empty booths available. We complained and they immediately provided us with a booth.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food! Dessert a little stale (Brownie) but the lobster mashed, steaks ans scallops amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Took 15-20 minutes to order our food. The appetizer we ordered was completely missed and brought when we were done almost with our dinner. Needed to send the steak back since it wasn't cooked. Looked like they just put it back on the grill and cooked it too much now. Not our best experience at a restaurant for the price they charge. They tried to make up for it by taking our drinks off the bill and sending us home with a dessert.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was delicious as usual and service was impeccable!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

If u r thinking of eating there on a Saturday night—don’t! Calamari was over cooked; filet ordered rare was medium & when server was told, she just flicked her head; forgot creamed spinach & server’s response was “I’m bad”. Calamari was served & we asked to share it but when we asked for individual plates—it took 3 different people to make that happen. Service was slow, food not as ordered & we were only given one free glass wine. Fortunately I ordered a salad but the amount of dressing was minimal—server never asked if my salad was ok. Another server came by to clear bread & butter plates—but she did it while we were eating! She reached over my salad to grab the plate without ever saying a word or asking if she could invade our dinner meal & our personal space. Noise level was so loud that you could barely have a conversation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This used to be an excellent choice. This time the food was poor. The chicken in the cobb salad was hard, overdone little squares which I didn't eat and the burger one of my guests ordered had to go back twice ( it was raw) and she ended up just having a bowl of soup. The waitress handled it well, but you could tell she was embarrassed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was ok, but perhaps other entrees would have been better. The chicken piccata was a bit dry and the pork chop had an unusual flavor. I wouldn't rule it out as a place for dinner. I would definitely give it another chance.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had two lunches on Dine LA. One was very good the other very bad.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was all around sub par. We had to return the sushi as the fish was old. The steak I received was undercooked and chewy. The fries had no crispy to them and little flavor. The chicken was not tender, but almost had a strange crunch to it ( hard to explain). Bread on the French dip was disappointing ..... the sourdough at the beginning was good, but the prepared food needs either better ingredients or better preparation

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place for business meeting. Quiet little getaway!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

After many years of being faithful customers we were so disappointed this night. e have never is 30 years been disappointed at the Grill on the Alley Beverly HIlls, but this night in Westlake was a mis-mash of inattentive service and vegetables not prepared up to par.

Sorry to say it will take a while before we are tempted try this again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great service. The parmesan-crusted sea bass was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A very nice meal. We did not know that the bone in prime rib were very large servings. Had we known that, we would have shared A nice meal regardless.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed dining at the Grill,as usual. The dine LA Menu was excellent and as always, they serve best pork chop in town! The John Dory is a favorite as well.
Service is consistently attentive. We truly appreciate the continued high standard maintained. If something is not quite right, they will fix it graciously. We find so many restaurants are slipping, but the Grill on the Alley in Westlake will not disappoint.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

As usual everyone in Westlake served us well. I can’t remember ever getting less than outstanding service and food. It was nice to see lobster bisque back on the menu. John Dory and rib eye were perfect!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 24, 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 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 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 22, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service and food!!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 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 9, 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 9, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 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 2, 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 27, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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