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The Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
+1 408-294-2244
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (84 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a great meal here during happy hour. The appetizers were great, we tried the ahi, calamari, steak, charcuterie and pon frites. Everything tasted amazing! The Moscow Mules were delicious and the deserts were good too! You must try the hot brownie with ice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ladies night out, stopped here for drinks and dinner and I must say the lobster bisque is a must! Friendly staff and great atmosphere!

Thank parkerella3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic bread is the best I've ever had. The filet was a little dry around the edges, but very tender in the middle. Brownie desert was delicious. I would dine here again.

Thank Taxbunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great experience during our stay in San Jose. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Thank TequilaMarie
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Wow, as kiwi I am privileged to have an abundance of sea food and and good steak at home in New Zealand. All I can say is, these guys really top this. Fantastic food, great staff, just go.

Thank David B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Some places are just for couples, some just for families, some just for business... Not the Grill on the Alley. I've eaten here on date night, Mother's Day and several business dinners and all were wonderful. They have rooms they can close off for business...More

Thank 83,645
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Good ambience, good location! Thats it. Nothing else is positive and the service including wait staff was very lackluster. The most shocking attitude was of the "hostess" who is hired to greet and seat us, that was just plain snobbish and rude. Almost behaved like...More

Thank swamiash
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I LOVE real simple steak without sauces. Where the flavours of the meat with a pink centre is all you need and I eat it all over the world. This steak is as good as it gets. I have eaten here at least 40 times...More

Thank Jean-Hamman
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Last night’s dinner at The Grill on the Alley was at great performance by a well-established restaurant that’s no newcomer to San Jose’s food scene. We selected it as a more grounded option following our previous evening’s boisterous bash at the New Orleans-style NOLA restaurant....More

2  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The service is fantastic, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is wonderfully calm. Best birthday dinner ever!!!

Thank Christine S
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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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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