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The Grill on the Alley

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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HAND CRAFTED MARTINIS COCKTAILS AND CLASSIC HIGHBALLS​
all cocktails are made from the finest freshly squeezed ingredients. ask your server or bartender what is being created today
14
wild berry mojito
10 cane rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh mint, fresh berries
14
spiced strawberry mule
bacardi oakheart, fresh strawberry, lime juice, ginger beer
14
grand smash
grand marnier, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh mint
13
orange blossom
bombay sapphire gin, freshly squeezed orange juice, dekuyper triple sec
14
red velvet martini
ketel one citroen, pomegranate juice, chambord
13
ruby red lemon drop martini
absolut ruby red vodka, freshly squeezed grapefruit, lemon and lime juice, sugared rim
13
side car martini
courvoisier vs, cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugared rim
14
cucumber gimlet
hendrick’s gin, gin-infused cucumber
14
ginger pear
absolut pears vodka, fresh ginger, fresh lemon and lime juice
BEVERAGES​
3.75
soft drinks
3.75
iced tea
3.75
bottled root beer
4
fresh squeezed hand shaken lemonade
4
arnold palmer
4
strawberry lemonade
(16 oz.) 6
(33 oz.) 9
pellegrino or panna
3.75
regular or decaf coffee
3.75
hot tea
3.5
milk
STARTERS​
5.00
small bowl of soup
with any entree
6.00
caesar or mixed field greens
with any entree
APPETIZERS​
13.75
calamari with cajun tartar sauce
13.75
spinach artichoke dip
19.75
oysters on the half shell
with mignonette sauce
19.75
shrimp cocktail
18.75
ahi tuna tartare
with avocado, mango and cucumber
19.75
jumbo lump crab cake
with beurre blanc sauce
18.75
steak tartare
18.75
seared ahi tuna sashimi
10.00
onion rings
with bleu cheese dressing
10.00
garlic cheese bread
SOUP​
small bowl 6.5
large bowl 8
soup of the day
11
lobster bisque
bowl​
STARTER SALADS​
10
mixed field greens
12
caesar salad
13.75
the grill wedge
iceberg, bleu cheese, bacon, tomatoes and bleu cheese dressing
10.75
spinach salad
with warm bacon vinaigrette
15.75
vine ripened tomatoes
and buffalo mozzarella with fresh basil
SPECIALTY SANDWICHES​
Served with French fries or peanut cole slaw
16.50
french fries
peanut cole slaw
chop house cheeseburger
fresh ground 100% usda chuck, served with lto, cheddar cheese, sliced pickle and thousand island
16.75
french fries
peanut cole slaw
santa fe chicken wrap
blackened chicken, grilled corn, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, roasted peppers and queso fresco with a chipotle aioli
19.75
french fries
peanut cole slaw
crab cake blt
jumbo lump crab cake, crisp bacon, arugula, tomato and remoulade sauce
ENTREE SALADS​
19.50
the grill cobb salad
25.75
filet steak salad
greens, asparagus, red peppers, gorgonzola, avocado, crostini and balsamic vinaigrette
25.75
blackened ahi tuna salad
29.75
lobster salad
maine lobster, bibb lettuce, bleu cheese, tomatoes, roasted walnuts, and fresh dill tossed in aquavit dressing
THE GRILL SPECIALS​
18.75
chicken pot pie
24.50
chicken piccata
with lemon caper sauce
18.75
ahi fish tacos (4)
served with peanut cole slaw
27.75
pan-seared faroe salmon
with shiitake mushroom beurre blanc sauce (simply grilled upon request)
48.75
petite filet mignon (9 oz.)
usda beef, finest available
48.75
petite new york steak (12 oz.)
usda prime beef, finest available, aged 28 days
SIDES​
6.00
french fried potatoes
12.00
grilled asparagus
11.00
braised brussels sprouts
11.00
loaded mac and cheese
three cheeses, mushrooms, double smoked bacon
10.00
spinach mashed potatoes
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Valet Parking
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Almost tried The Grille today, but the hostess snubbed us. So, we waked out and over to McCormick & Schmick’s. What happened? We had been museum hopping and wanted an early dinner before heading to a play at The Montgomery. The hostess gave me an...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RichardBecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a costly affair. The service and food are outstanding. Fairly quite, easy to talk to your date/partner.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jtobiassen
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 adults two children -- boys, 5 and 8. Went in early - had nice table around the kitchen area. Very attentive staff. Brought plastic cups out for boys (they had already broken a glass the previous day at lunch). Meals came out promptly but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MangoChetney
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Food and drinks are pricey and just ok. We ordered chicken picatta and the chicken was overcooked and dry. Service was great though. Drinks also very pricey. For the price I would expect better food. Also, we were practically the only people in the restaurant-...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Melinda V
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

I hosted a business dinner here and the service and ambiance was perfect. Our table enjoyed the entree’s and wine selection. The price was fair and I’d definitely recommended and revisit when I’m in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PlayMsDee4Me
Reviewed February 5, 2019

For an overseas visitor, San Jose is not known as a food and wine destination. The Grill, however, does play a small role in changing this situation. While the Grill is not a Michelin star restaurant, it does serve very good food (bistro style) and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mobile589348
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The menu is varied with soups- French onion is a winner in my book, and assortment of salads that are generous and a complete menu. The truth is the beef is the best selection if you like med rare or rare meat- very nicely done....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Great service... we really enjoyed ourselves. Located in the Fairmont in downtown San Jose. Walking distance from many attractions. We went to Christmas in the Park after. From the soup to the steak we shared we enjoyed it all. We were going to go the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank queserawithme
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Came to this place as part of a business dinner. Seafood was excellent. Had filet mignon for man course, was tender but not well served as you would expect in this tier of restaurant. Desert below average. Service very good and kind. Bathrooms ok. Sincerely......More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MarcosC969
Reviewed November 18, 2018

We had about 20 people enjoy dinner here in a private room. we got great food, good service and excellent wine.

Date of visit: November 2018
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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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