We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sea by Alexander

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-213-1111
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cotton candy” (20 reviews)
“hamachi shots” (19 reviews)
“truffle fries” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for drinks and appetizers and were shocked with prices. Regardless, we ordered some and were very disappointed with both quality and food portions.

Thank Noemí d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Sea for a special occasion - we were greeted by a very arrogant and icy waiter. We felt like being in the army. We left the restaurant fortunately and went to a nicer place for 1/3 of the money. We like...More

Thank sjkeram
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fast service, well cooked seafood, nice wine, hadn't booked so I sat in the bar, nice area I will book next time

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for a medical seminar dinner again, hoping for a better experience than a few months back. I was disappointed again. Given the fine dining label advertised, the food was fair and the service slow and spotty. The tomato basil soup was the...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Did not care for this restaurant at all. Just personal preference I think. I have eaten at many upscale restaurants and this is one that someone just went a little to weird on the food. Very limited menu. Only one salad on the menu, a...More

Thank pchess12345
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Came here for our second time. This time we had a travelzoo voucher for a 5 course meal for $75 each. We liked the first time here even though it was a double price mainly because we could order everything we wanted. This meal started...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Came with group of colleagues. Welcome by warm waiters and waitress, a room with balcony was provided. We have ordered oyster, steak, lobster, prawn, grilled seabass , tuna and halibut ! Wine selection is plenty but expensive. Ambience was great and good for both business...More

Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Sea by Alexander is a high-end restaurant featuring all things seafood. The presentation is amazing, and this is a good place for a special celebration.

Thank mll
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect and I ended up having the best steak I have had at an upscale restaurant like this. Sometimes the high end restaurants are too fancy and lack actual flavor but my meal was perfect and the staff was...More

Thank Athena M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been to The Sea many times and it has never disappoint. Recently, we went for my husband's birthday and had a preset 5 course dinner menu which was excellent! Every course was superb. We got home really full and still savoring the meal.

Thank ETTO2015
Nearby Restaurants
Dittmer's Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus
59 reviews
.82 km away
Dinah's Poolside Restaurant
167 reviews
.12 km away
Paul Martin's American Grill
129 reviews
.87 km away
Nearby Attractions
Epic Tours El Salvador
8 reviews
2.48 km away
Los Altos History Museum
22 reviews
2.99 km away
Stevens Creek Trail
105 reviews
3.57 km away
Google Android Lawn Statues
198 reviews
3.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cam T
1 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Since we do not drink, we are not aware if there is separate bar menu. We noticed their bar on the right upon entering the establishment. We saw patrons at the bar having mixed drinks and wine.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse is the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin bless contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing