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The Sea by Alexander

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4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405 (Dinah's Court)
+1 650-213-1111
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very expensive and not a lot of food on the plate, nice presentation of food and cotton candy dessert was a surprise!

Thank HGF001
Menlo Park, California
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a few years of absence from this spot, went back and had a very delightful meal. First had the hamachi shots, one of their signature dishes. it was good as expected topped with Asian herbs. But the main course was the top attraction: maine scallops on a bed of quinoa. There were four large scallops which was a very... More 

Thank jeroma25
Los Altos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed with the attentiveness of the staff, careful attention to our food sensitivities and of course, the food. Fresh, delicious and beautifully presented.

Thank Elana M
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Please don't go here if you are visiting Palo Alto for business or leisure. I don't believe it all representative of good high end dining in Palo Alto and around. Unfortunately, the food scene still is sorely lacking on the Peninsula considering SF has one of the world's best dining scenes but still there are much better, atmospheric restaurant than... More 

Thank molliestravels
palo alto, ca
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

A new challenge of a sea food restaurant by Alexanders Steak House but we all ordered meat. We were a party of seven but were seated in a very tight space and felt like eating in middle seat of an international economy class. Great selection of wines like Jordan and Cakebread but expect to pay the price for them. The... More 

Thank bijou2006
San Jose, CA
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went here for a Tuesday night dinner to check out this restaurant. First impression was that the parking was completely inadequate for the volume of customers, so I quickly pulled into the valet parking. Walking in the place is large and spacious and decorated in a modern style. We had reservations for 6:45pm and were seated promptly. I had the... More 

Thank Silicon_Valley_Guy1
Morgan Hill
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have been there on several occasions over the past year and half since we were introduce to the restaurant by the Rosewood Hotel. California cuisine in setting fit for its typical Palo Alto style ranch architec ( years ago before the rise of silicon valley) . Well train staff, excellent service and presentation . good food quality but wish... More 

Thank sharon t
Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Just happened by this restaurant as I was staying in Dinah's Garden Hotel next door and what a find. Superb menu, attentive and professional staff and the food is exceptionally good. Rather pricey, but well worth it. Highly recommendable

Thank David W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

all of the food was exceptional, you cant go wrong. It's a little pricey but the ambiance and quality of the food is well worth it.

Thank 56miles
Eureka, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Courses served with flair and panache in a pleasant atmosphere. We were constantly surprised by special treats between courses - small plates having a variety of exquisitely presented small bites prepared in unusual ways. Dessert was absolutely stunning and delicious.

Thank cal_banker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
    (Dinah's Court)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-213-1111

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