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Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
+1 408-294-2244
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (77 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (5 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (10 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed yesterday

The Grill on the Alley is an independant part of the Fairmont hotel in downtown San Jose. There are 2 parts to it: the elegant restaurant and the separate bar with outdoor seating. The bar is plush inside, with lots of locals and travelers frequenting...More

Thank mmoguls
Reviewed 5 days ago

2.0 star rating 10/16/2017 Have been coming to the Grill since the property was originally built. Nice décor and upscale steak house feel. We were a party of six and the first group to be seated on a Sunday evening. Lighting was a little dark...More

Thank JeffRobinson7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations for this place. I travel frequently and typically go to the best steak house in town. The service is great, the waiters were attentive and friendly. As soon as your water glass is half full it was refilled. Bread crumbs on...More

Thank coltren007
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Casual friendly venue- decent steaks and pretty good service although had to wait longer then expected to receive our meals for which they compt our desserts and corkage fee.

Thank jeanpaul70
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner and service. Can't wait to go back. Steaks and seafood were awesome. Had the Kansas City steak and ahi apps, all were so tasty and service excellent I just wish I remembered her name.

Thank markhorn03
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had lunch here with my kids last week (August 7) since we were staying at the Fairmont for 3 nights. The kids meals are nicely prepared and many options to choose from. The $17 Chicken pot pie was good, but the veggies were a...More

1  Thank Season S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were too tired to leave the hotel for dinner, so ate at The Grill. Their sour dough bread is out of this world and I couldn't stop eating it, so less room for dinner. My scallops were sweet and cooked to perfection and my...More

1  Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous filet, excellent risotto and strawberry shortcake. The portions are large enough to share. Attentive servers. Well worth it!!!

1  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 28 July 2017

With several restaurants to choose from, this one had quite a few people and looked friendly inside. It is. Very goo service with a great selection of food, beers and wine. We had steak salads, soups and a nice choice of desserts. Reasonably priced with...More

6  Thank EliteTravellers
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Came away disappointed with the whole experience. Part of the Fairmont hotel the dining room is fairly dark but offers nice intimate spaces if you want a quiet meal. Experience spoilt by being continually asked if everything thing was ok. Perhaps as many as 15...More

1  Thank grwpl
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8 July 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
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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