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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...
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
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.
Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Westlake Blvd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary Valet Parking at both Lunch and Dinner and have free parking throughout The Promenade Center.
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
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
I have dined at the Grill several times. However, the last evening we dined there, the restaurant had closed off half of the seating area so by the time we had gotten settled in, the place was noisy as hell. We found ourselves yelling at each other to carry on our conversation.
The entrees were a bit underwhelming to say the least. I had the Dover Sole and it was heavy, greasy and the spinach was way to oily and almost tasted burnt.
My date had the scallops and she normally loves the dish, but this time she barely ate half the plate and took the rest home. It was her first time to the restaurant and I was a bit embarrassed by the results.
We will be back because of the ambiance and location, but will think twice before ordering and maybe ask more questions...What a shame because it is a great location and has great ambiance....
We have dined at The Grill many times and were a little surprised by our overall experience this time. We arrived early and had drinks and appetizers in the bar before dinner. Our friends joined us and also had drinks and appetizers. Okay, this adds up to about $70. Moving on to our table, our waitress seemed distressed that only two people ordered drinks and that three out of four of us ordered an appetizer for our main dish. She actually said to me "You want that for your main dish?" Once she served all of us, we didn't see her again until we wanted to pay the bill. I know this is probably a reflection of the server, because we have had awesome service in the past, but this kind of put a damper on the evening. It still was $150 for drinks and food when we finished, so we weren't exactly light-weights, but the attitude made us feel like paupers. Maybe it's just the Westlake Village ideal. We will try again....
Potatoes cold, steak seared & rare when asked for med well- and then they almost argued with me in disagreement, and waiter seemed put out in dealing with a woman. Awful experience. I’ve been here before and it has been ok, so i wonder if there is new management. I do not know if i will return, or if i do return, it will be awhile and only after i have exhausted all other restaurants in the area.
I was at this restaurant a month ago and the food was poor but thought I would give it a second chance. Even worse this time with extremely slow, inattentive service ( even forgot to bring us the dessert we ordered) plus overly priced food. I will not go back. I was embarrassed to bring my business associates there. In the lobster salad I had the lobster was hard chunks with no flavor.
A nice place to enjoy well prepared meals using high quality ingredients presented with great service. The wine list is a bit over the top with numerous bottles going for over $1000 but you can find perfectly enjoyable wines for under $100 but you need to look for them. The noise level can be high if there are large groups. All in all, it's a great place to eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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