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Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Ranked #42 of 1,913 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Restaurant details
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
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Folks, the bone in Fillet is back at the Grill in San Jose. I rank it best fillet of on the non Kobi beef or Kobi mix category. This includes Alexanders when they have it, Phoebes Mills, and Spencer. Order it towards the rare side however, they usually cook it to the more done side to my liking. Service are... More

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing special but also very well done, exactly what you'd expect from a Fairmont hotel steakhouse. Food was fine (wedge salad was awesome!), drinks were good, atmosphere was exactly what you want from a steakhouse.

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Union City, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had a business dinner mid-week at Grill on the Alley. Great appetizers! I had the Chilean Sea bass which was delicious. We ordered several side dishes and they were all very good; my favorite was the brussel sprouts. I don't really drink but the rest of the team enjoyed the wine; they have a good selection. Our waiter was... More

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great wine list and menu. Service has been mostly attentive. At times problem getting steaks cooked to order. Other dishes with better results. Would recommend it

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a very pleasant meal here, they stop serving/taking orders at 10:00pm during the week. We shared a nicely prepared steak, slightly caramelised on the outside and still pink inside. The hot chocolate lava cake was not the typical small cake but 'house made' it appeared, smothered with caramel and chocolate almost too much!

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San Jose
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is our go-to place for after-work happy hour and special anniversary and birthday dinners. This place has it all. The food is excellent and the great service and atmosphere make the price quite reasonable.

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ambiance The Grill is split into two distinct sections, the grill area and the dining area. Both are very comfortable. The grill area is what you'd expect, an upscale bar/food area, fun for a Saturday afternoon lunch. The dining area is well separated from the grill, so it's quiet, soft to slightly brightly lit. Well appointed, tables and booths far... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a terrific place to celebrate a birthday. After making the reservation by phone with Marco, when he greeted us and wished my dining companion Happy Birthday. She was thrilled he knew it was her birthday! Marco seated us at a nice booth and promised we would enjoy the birthday meal and he and the staff would make sure we... More

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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have always looked forward to our stop at the Grill each year when in San Jose. It has always been wonderful. Except for last weekend. We always sit outside and have several small plates and share. I'm guessing new owners? Portions were so small, food just not good at all and the usual busy place was empty. And it... More

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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Additional Information about Grill on the Alley

Address: 172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
Phone Number: 408-294-2244
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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