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Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
408-294-2244
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Ranked #37 of 1,906 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: b/w San Fernando & San Carlos
Transit: Light Rail, Bus
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English first
Wanaque, New Jersey
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Here on business. Tuna ahi was over cooked. Ate outside Street person decided to reach over the rail and eat someone's leftovers. Service was very slow....

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Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was there for the second time this year and continue to like it. The wine list is great, mostly Californian, with a wide array of prices. The steak is very good and here is one of the few places in town they know how to cook it Pittsburgh style... our waiter was there whenever we needed him and made... More

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San Jose
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went to Grill on the Alley for a business dinner. The food was excellent. If you like shrimp cocktail, you will be impressed by the size of these jumbo shrimp. A couple of us ordered a couple of starters instead of a main course. The portions were more than sufficient. Service was unpolished. Although they weren't kids, there was a... More

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Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Conveniently located in The Fairmont Hotel. Comfortable dining room with expected high-end steakhouse amenities. Service was professional and efficient. Steaks were cooked as ordered, tender and flavorful. Side dishes were large enough to share and very well prepared. A companion ordered oysters as an appetizer, they were a bit disappointing. Prices were typical of a high-end steakhouse.

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Seattle WA
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312 reviews 312 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I ate at the bar and orders off the happy hour menu which was a smaller sized portion of a New York. Steak was served medium well when I ordered medium rare. I had to send it back. The second steak came out rare but was ok. They do make a very good loaded macaroni and cheese. Bartenders also made... More

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I went there for dinner the food was good and the place is nice. But I travel alone so all I got was a bar seat so not so comfortable for me, the place is always crowded.

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Sunnyvale, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent selection of steak although we ordered seafood. The King Salmon was delicious and we their interpretation of Brussels Sprouts is original. Our wait staff recommended the french toast souffle and suggested that we order it during our meal so we wouldn't have to wait. This was truly worth the wait; it smelled exactly like french toast and tasted like... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had the new York 12 oz steak with lobster mashed potatoes and brocollini. Steak was cooked perfectly and was flavorful and lobster mashed potatoes were delicious. This restaurant has a nice decor and the service was spot on. Definitely a good place for a steak in San Jose.

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Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Food was pretty typical of a good steakhouse -- huge portions, high prices, standard steakhouse menu with seafood options. Food was good, but I felt like I could do just as well at home. Pretty good when on the road with an expense account, though....

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Sebastopol, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Ate at the bar part of the restaurant and had the Tuna. It was a very tender fresh nice size piece of Tuna I added the Brussels Sprouts that were delicious. Great food, service s so much. Waiter was too busy.

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