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“Very attentive service and excellent food quality”

The Grill on the Alley
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Ranked #341 of 9,602 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Cross street: Delaware & Michigan
Transit: Chicago Red Line
Description: As soon as you walk through the doors of The Grill on the Alley in Chicago, you are transported to another time and place reminiscent of the great American grills of yesteryear. The unique decor has an elegant feel with its polished hard wood floors, leather banquettes, and white linen tablecloths. A virtual art gallery adorns the walls of our many dining rooms while the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald linger in the background as white-jacketed waiters attend to your every need. Since opening in June 2000, this high-end steak and seafood house has made its mark on Chicago with locals, and tourists alike. The Grill has become one of the most popular places to gather for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of special occasions. Located on the floor level of the Westin Hotel, The Grill on the Alley is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to the McCormick Place Convention Center, shops, museums and theaters.
Iowa City, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very attentive service and excellent food quality”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We decided on the grill after walking everywhere on Michigan Ave, We were both tired and stumbled upon the grill. It was late so were the last patrons to get seated.
The waiter was very good and explained the menu items very well. We were not impressed with the menu options, were hoping for a little better selection.
I ended up getting a filet and my wife had chicken. The filet was excellent and she really enjoyed the seasoning on her chicken. She also ordered the mac n cheese which is a very large portion.
Overall we enjoyed, however thought it should have a little more variety for the price.

  • Visited July 2013
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Decatur, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Family Engagement Party”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Good food and very attentive service. Little pricier then expected because all sides were extra. Good location near Water Tower Place. Would go there again.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York
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216 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“In Chicago, try the beef”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Old fashion steakhouse with professional service. A little pricey, but very large servings. Had the rib eye, filet mignon special and short ribs. Everything was delicious, surprised it was so good being a hotel restaurant. Drinks were lovely. Wine list was pricey.

Visited June 2013
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Blake2002
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The only place to eat in Chicago!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

What a great find! Excellent food good service and a real 'Chicago' atmosphere!
We would eat there nearly every second day during our stay. Dan, Katie and the team are just so lovely!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Brunch”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We ended the weekend with Brunch at The Grill on the Alley. It was a perfect choice. The food was wonderful, just standard brunch fare done well. It had such a great vibe to the place.

Visited August 2012
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