The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village

4.5
2081 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
What 2081 people are saying
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4.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The Grill on the Alley is a great go to establishment.

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vipBobster
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We live in Seattle and had been to The Grill on the Alley on a previous, pre-Covid trip to Westlake Village. Everything was as we remember it; outstanding staff, superb cocktails, wonderfully flavorful entrees and nice patio ambience. However, my grilled chicken was unfortunately rubbery and tough although the seasoning and taste was excellent. I attribute this to the cut of meat rather than the preparation, and our server graciously took it off our bill when I casually mentioned it. Despite this hiccup, The Grill on the Alley is definitely a favorite restaurant of ours in Westlake Village.

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bbord
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant

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vipJerryP
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mikey was great. John Doory and Scallops were terrific. And the restaurant is very diligent with the COVID protocols.

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vipBond007
Los Angeles
148 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Have dined here many times in the past. We went back for my son’s graduation and dined inside for the first time after COVID. This restaurant has great food and service, as usual. Again, COVID has left its marks and has taken away the luxuries we were accustomed to before COVID. The inside decor was uninviting, with only a few tables, the menu was a piece of paper that included both food and wine list, instead of the old nice leather bound booklets, and a separate one for the wine list, and there was no candles or lights of any kind on the table. Unfortunately, we have lost all those subtle effects that added to a nice dining experience. I am truly hoping for the old ways of things to come back and we gain back the qualities and luxuries of life. All that pertains to all restaurants these days, so it is not a specific problem with this restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy hour !!!

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vippeterpoway
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is excellent. Service was a bit snooty and generally poor to average.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Could not taste the Ahi because of the heavy handed spices. Coffee was lukewarm. Cost was extremely high for what we received.

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DavidF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy and good food. Great service and selections

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vipkathy
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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JeffS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very overpriced and middling quality at best. Serving a big chunk of broccoli as part of the entree Is ridiculous. I do it 10x better at home. Not recommended.

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TessB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new favorite spot! From the atmosphere, taste, and service-The Grill no the Alley is an 11/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed... The hospitality, wait staff and food are consistently amazing!!! Wish all our dining experiences could be like this.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, overpriced…2nd visit. 1st time, my ribeye was completely rare/bloody when I ordered medium. We decided to give them another try in good faith. This time it was so flavorless, overcooked and so dry I could barely choke it down. 2 bites and we paid and left. We keep trying to eat out locally to support businesses. We gave it a fair shot. Never again.

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ColleenW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were greeted with, "Put your mask on or we can't serve you." Despite the CDC dropping mask mandates nationwide earlier in the week. And with no regard to our county being in the lowest state restriction level and our city literally having next to no covid issues for quite a long time now. Yet, this restaurant want's to continue this ridiculous practice of wearing a mask to walk 10 feet across the room to our table. Where miraculously when we can sit to eat, drink and converse for the next hour without a mask, without Covid harm risk to anyone. Aside from that, their online menu reflects that they are serving the full menu. And when we asked where the item we came in to eat was, the server said this is the "Covid Light Menu", which is still in place. Colossal waste of time, money and space.

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EvaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is amazing place to eat , food as exceptional and the service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good we had to order two appetizers. The crab cakes and corn fritters are sinful! Our waitress, Julia, was incredibly sweet and helpful; we had to pull the manager aside to give our compliments. Best scallops and pot pie we’ve ever tasted!

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CynthiaY
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my husband’s birthday and they made sure to give him a lovely sorbet with berries and a sparkler. The server was very attentive and the steaks were cooked perfectly. The side of mushrooms were ok. I was expecting more flavor and it was bland. The burrata salad was also a bit bland. Other than that, everything was great.

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ELIZABETHD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday dinner spot- waiting staff is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner out on the patio. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant! Been there twice and i am ready to go back again .. food and service is spot on !

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vipChelen
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch or dinner! Outstanding patio setting during covid stuff. Food, service, ambience very good!

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RhondaM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Because of COVID we sat on the patio. The only thing I did not like about it was that one side of the patio had tent walls and I thought there was not good air circulation to prevent COVID spread. Other than that , the dinner was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were freezing and they refused to move our table to a warmer section. The service was horrible. Our waitress told us the tables were reserved for other people with reservations when we also made reservations , They definitely did not treat us equally. The food was absolutely tasteless. I would never go back.

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vipskluvsfood
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always preferred their outdoor patio and it was excellent as usual. Great food, drinks and service. Their food and drinks have always been exceptional! Glad they're back open and looking forward to going back.

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JulieK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a cozy corner to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday.
The service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

We will definitely come back more often.

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vipHorse101
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Great happy hours menu as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent...great food, wine and service !

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Spartan
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service! I will definitely would return

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vipKamins
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food were excellent. It was a bit chilly that night. They might need a few more heaters.

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vipAmyD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill on the Alley is our favorite place to dine in our area. They never disappoint.

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vipRandyP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit pricey but good food and excellent service makes for an experience that satisfies completely.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tait was amazing

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Ritagone
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has always been one of our "go to" places in the area. Still is. It's nice to have the option these days of indoor seating, and the booths are quite comfortable. The food is always exceptional, and the service also.

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ROBERTN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Michelle was outstanding! Although we love your food, we'd come back just to have her serve us!
That evening was my wife's birthday. Grill on the Alley enhanced this special occasion.

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ToryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere was excellent.

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vipChristineO
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted happily. We had outstanding service throughout our dinner until we said goodbye.
The host and servers at the bar were excellent. Our server Amanda was magnificent. Looking forward to going back!
The food was DELICIOUS!

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None
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dining at The Grill is always enjoyable though the food tends to be over-seasoned.

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JimL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Food was prepared exactly as we asked and it was hot! Patio was nice. Fun night out!

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vipLawranceH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

FAQs

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 418-1760.

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village is rated 4.5 stars by 2081 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.