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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 #75 of 1,924 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

love that place for best food.and friendly staff and good location.i find one of the best place to enjoy

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Folsom, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was great, however the service was so poor they forgot part of our meal and tried to make up for it, but then just kept coming up short. Too high priced for the terrible service.

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san jose 95120
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Too expensive for what you get, snobby, indifferent service and just not worth the money. Servers kept walking past us, not even glancing our way or offering service. We had to signal that we were ready to order. You would think we'd walked in with our flip flops and shorts.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Came here on New Year's Eve. The place was not too busy but the kitchen was slow. The food its self was pretty good, not the best I've had but good. I'm not sure that it's worth the cost however. We were a party of 3, got 3 filet mignon 12oz orders, 3 sides, a lobster bisque soup, garlic bread... More 

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San Jose, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is awesome for getting drinks in a classic downtown bar setting, while rubbing shoulders with locals and tourists. The food here is great too and has great presentation and decor. The price (as you would expect) is a bit pricey but if its for a special occasion, its well worth it.

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great ambiance and very good food. The service is excellent. The restaurant has very good seafood dishes and the menu has a variety of dishes outside of what you expect from the mostly steak house. Those dishes are quite tasty and are not just an afterthought.

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bolton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

San Csrlo, The Rice Bowl, Grill on the Alley, happened to be the mainstays of Manchester Dining for the last five years. San Carlo and The Rice Bowl are still there but OHMIGOD the Grill has plummeted. Dreadful steaks and dreadful service when it was busy, but not excessively busy. The mussels were excellent. Sack somebody right now and regain... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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