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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)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Green Valley, California
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Grill is a very good restaurant, one worthy of seeking out. Located within the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, all the food was excellent though somewhat pricey. Many items are a la carte so be prepared to pay well for a full and complete meal. It has the feel of an expensive restaurant in SF or Europe with low... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate on the outside patio which made the experience even more enjoyable. The drink list was amazing and the Strawberry Mule was SO good! The food was excellent and we were very satisfied with our meal and service!

Thank Hquizzle
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is expensive and the service fell well short of my expectations. They promote gluten free however no gluten free breads and fish came out with crisp coating. Queried the coating advised it was flour and wheat free - unable to say what type of flour. Had to remind about vegetables and meal half eaten before vegetable arrived and fries... More 

Thank annlR8994AU
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Grill for a birthday celebration dinner. The servers were amazing - chatty, friendly and the right level of attentive. My meal - the scallops with a side of broccoli - was sadly a bit lack luster. Friends enjoyed the crab cakes and one of the salads. Nice ambience.

Thank Lesley B
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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45 reviews
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

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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 Options
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?