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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
Gary & Lynn Albertson
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