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“observances!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Grill on the Alley

The Grill on the Alley
19575 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 466-7195
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Ranked #33 of 92 Restaurants in Aventura
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The Grill on the Alley Aventura is located in the Aventura Mall, which is ranked as the number one shopping destination among international visitors. The Grill on the Alley was opened in 1984 as a living tribute to the great American grills of yesterday. In time, it has established itself as one of the country's leading restaurants, praised by writers across the country. The menu is classic American grill - prime steaks, fresh seafood, traditional dishes such as chicken pot pie or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and homemade desserts. Named to The Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News, The Grill is home of the entertainment industry's "power lunch," but is also open for dinner seven days a week.
Venice, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“observances!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Recently went to "The Alley" @ Aventura, where here-to-fore had always had a good meal and great service. But, we wanted to share our opinion of service 2 weeks ago Thurs p.m.

Rainy nite, business slower due to that!

Ordered a Caesar Salad declined the well-intentioned offer of anchovies, and received no Parmigiana, asked for it, received a granulated powder rather than the shaved parmigiana that was normally always served (in prior trips).

Secondly noticed distinct price increases from last visit.

Thirdly ordered the soup of the day which was Pumpkin, it was very thin, and lacking in flavor.

Truthfully, we were extremely disappointed....due to the economic situation we had saved the gift certificate, to be able to enjoy a special nite out! I am sure that our experience was just a "bump in the road"! But, "every nite is opening nite", and I hope that the experience that we had won't be indicative of future visits....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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South Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Decided to try the Grill for a birthday dinner and loved it. The atmosphere and service matched the quality of the food, excellent. Loved our entrees, Dover Sole and the Brick Roasted Chicken. We live in Aventura and visit the mall a few times a month and certainly planning on having lunch or dinner at the Grill again soon.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“who knew a mall restaurant could be this good?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

ate here twice on our visits to aventura mall and was pleasantly surprised on both visits. Excellent service and really good selection of food. try the kobe burger, it is worth the extra money!

Visited July 2012
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Aventura, Florida
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“ALWAYS DELICIOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We have been to this restaurant for lunch, dinner and bar bites and have never been disappointed. The food has always been very good no matter what and when you go and what you order.

To night was an early night since we went to an early movie and got out early and decided to eat an early dinner. We walked in the front patio door and were seated in a booth that was nice and comfy. The food and service was excellent. Infect the manager walked by a couple of times just to make sure that everything was fine and it was. It was more then fine.

How lucky Aventura Mall is to have this TERRIFIC restaurant in it. There is something for everyone. If you get there between 4 and 7 there are bar bites and they are yummy. For lunch they have delicious salads and other wonderful choices. For dinner they have burgers and steaks and chops and so many other choices to choose from. Really something for everyone.

I hope you enjoy as much as we did.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A friend and I had lunch at the Grill and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The service was excellent - friendly and efficient waiters. The food was excellent. We both had Chicken Piccata which was probably the best I have ever had. Well worth the cost.
I plan to return for brunch or for a special occassion.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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