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Grill on the Alley

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172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307 (b/w San Fernando & San Carlos)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a nice dinner. Good atmosphere and excellent service. Substantial portions well worth the money. Will return.

Thank DarellevGr
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing food, service and athmosphere... I had one of the most amazing Filet Mignons of my Life there. Little bit pricey... But it was worthit!!!

Thank Martorelli
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby often get all dressed up and make this a great local date night. The atmosphere allows for whatever you are in the mood for. The seating is really great because you can be In The mix and watch sports or have a wonderful time with a group of friends or get a more quiet table to enjoy your... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here, although it did seem expensive. Service was good as were everything we ordered. Would recommend for the good, just be prepared to pay.

Thank Debrah P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

the food is excellent the meat is well done and the appetizers are perfect the tables with private areas and the waiters are very helpful

Thank sawsan72003
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Came here to celebrate my daughter's graduation. The food was excellent- large portions and very tasty. Service was good. Very nice environment and overall a great celebration. A memorable meal!

Thank mom40
Windsor, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Awesome staff. Great cocktails and delicious food sitting outside in the sunshine - what more do you need!? Busy road nearby but because you look across fountains and park it doesn't feel that way. The staff are lovely and the Crabcake BLT was absolutely lush!

Thank Rhi_and_Pops
Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Was really not fussed with this place. For the price you pay it is very average. The service was OK but the restaurant was like a ghost town. That should have been my first clue that it wasn't so great actually, since the surrounding restaurant's were all too full to accommodate us - ah well, you live you learn.

Thank bagelobagel
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time in three months that I've been here. The Grill really does have the potential to be something special. Although, improved since my last visit, they still struggle to turn the corner for me. Service is very good...no problem there. The steak was also very good...high quality meat, cooked precisely the way I wanted, and seasoned... More 

Thank flatfootfoodie
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

stayed at the Fairmont, they got us reservations at the Grill for our 1st Anniversary, can I say, I could not of had a finer dinning experience, from the hostes to our waiters, to the manager even coming to wish us a happy anniversary. Must try the foie gras now that its legal again in Cali, it is one of... More 

Thank linda s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
    (b/w San Fernando & San Carlos)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail, Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-294-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?