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The Grill on the Alley

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172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
+1 408-294-2244
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (86 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (5 reviews)
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172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had about the best meal ever at the Grill. Their Steak and their scallops were the best. And the service was also great.

Thank donwolf20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a classic steakhouse menu, we were hoping for classically very good to great. We were sure disappointed. The service was amateurish, inattentive and more akin to what we’d expect at a fast food restaurant. The $40+ ribeye was a poor cut and overcooked. And...More

Thank NMLion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great meal here during happy hour. The appetizers were great, we tried the ahi, calamari, steak, charcuterie and pon frites. Everything tasted amazing! The Moscow Mules were delicious and the deserts were good too! You must try the hot brownie with ice...More

Thank TheSageTravelers
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Ladies night out, stopped here for drinks and dinner and I must say the lobster bisque is a must! Friendly staff and great atmosphere!

Thank parkerella3
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Garlic bread is the best I've ever had. The filet was a little dry around the edges, but very tender in the middle. Brownie desert was delicious. I would dine here again.

Thank Taxbunny
Reviewed April 23, 2018

My husband and I had a great experience during our stay in San Jose. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Thank TequilaMarie
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Wow, as kiwi I am privileged to have an abundance of sea food and and good steak at home in New Zealand. All I can say is, these guys really top this. Fantastic food, great staff, just go.

Thank David B
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Some places are just for couples, some just for families, some just for business... Not the Grill on the Alley. I've eaten here on date night, Mother's Day and several business dinners and all were wonderful. They have rooms they can close off for business...More

Thank 83,645
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Good ambience, good location! Thats it. Nothing else is positive and the service including wait staff was very lackluster. The most shocking attitude was of the "hostess" who is hired to greet and seat us, that was just plain snobbish and rude. Almost behaved like...More

Thank swamiash
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I LOVE real simple steak without sauces. Where the flavours of the meat with a pink centre is all you need and I eat it all over the world. This steak is as good as it gets. I have eaten here at least 40 times...More

Thank Jean-Hamman
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July 8, 2016|
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Response from bbchea | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is available at the Fairmont which is attached to the restaurant. The restaurant will not, however, validate valet parking. The restaurant will validate self parking at a lot nearby..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 408-294-2244
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