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About The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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...
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
It was our anniversary and we pick the "Grill" when we want to celebrate something special. We know their food is always excellent and their service is always great. Our reservation was during their "happy hour", so it was a bit noisy. But, we were seated far away from the noise. An enjoyable evening for us both and we could hear each other without effort.
It's shocking how this place gets away with its utterly outrageous prices - with over-the-top snooty service, as well. I can eat at the best restaurants in DTLA or Santa Monica for what this place gets for chunks of meet. Worse, while he meat is good, side dishes are tasteless. Avoid avoid avoid.
This is by far one of my top places to eat & enjoy a hand crafted cocktail (Ruby Red Martini) in Westlake Village. I have come for lunch, happy hour and special occasions, such as my last visit. My family & I were extremely pleased with our fine dining experience. Not only was the service top notch but the food far exceeded my expectations in quality and portion size. The manager on duty even stopped by our table to ask if we needed anything. Our server was very attentive and brought us dessert (on the house) for our celebration. The fish (John Dory & Mahi Mahi) my husband & I ordered was cooked to perfection and I commented that it was better than Lure! My kids had Kobe beef meatloaf & Kobe burger which was equally delicious. Thanks to the Grill for a perfect dinner!
I had a delightful time dining with my two parents who are in their mid to late nineties. We sat outside to enjoy our lunch as the day could not have been more beautiful.
The bartender crafted the most delicious vodka martinis! We toasted to my parents’ long lives and 73 years of marriage. Dani, fortunately, also acted as our server. She was so attentive and accommodating; it was as if we were her only concern!
Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable al fresco lunch ~
Ceasar salad had only lettuce and a slice of cheese. Very plane and dressing was like thick jelly. Manager was called but said nothing he could do. Waited a long time for the food, which was also awful.
With such high prices and great competition locally your better off looking elsewhere. Try Tuscany. Its amazing
I like this place that always offers quality and good service.
I had the Dover sole and yes, although it came from the Amalfi Coast, it was the real thing and was prepared with the bone in at my request (but the head was missing!).
decent cocktails and dessert, quiet seating.
We were cordially met by the hostess and brought to the table. The waitress was pleasant and we were not rushed considering it was Eastern Sunday brunch. The food was not good. My wife and I had lobster Benedict. They both were undercooked. You could barely find the lobster. There was more bread than egg or lobster. I expected a much better brunch food experience.
Excellent food and service, bit of a wait for the table even with a reservation but still OK since the outside patio was open. Server Norbert was attentive, knowledgeable and efficient, did everything right. Bar area is pretty noisy, but booths are acceptable.
This seemed like an off night. Salads came out chopped after we were asked if we wanted them chopped and we said “NO”. My chicken pot pie had 2 pieces of chicken. It would be more aptly named a “Carrot/Mushroom pot pie”. My wife’s pot pie was mostly peas and liquid. Not a great experience, especially for over $150.
Our waiter was very nice and explained the menu quite well. We asked him to choose our wines by the glass and every one paired nicely with the steaks we ordered. Mashed potatoes were served lukewarm but they fired them up nice and hot. Steaks cooked perfectly.
Excellent food, service, drinks. One thing that has deteriorated over the years is the dress of the clientelle. Used to be formal or business casual, now it is jeans, t-shirts, baseball caps. Am I being a snob? Probably. But there was a satsifaction in seeing people who were participating in a social event or a date with someone who deserved a well-groomed style. Now, it is just people who are there to eat excellent food and imbibe well prepared drinks.
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.
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