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The Sea by Alexander

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-213-1111
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“cotton candy” (20 reviews)
“hamachi shots” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a culinary delight it was to dine at The Sea! Our selections were perfectly prepared and the presentation was top class. Service was excellent and not overbearing. The cotton candy treat at the conclusion of our meal was an unexpected and unique surprise. This...More

Thank Hugh N
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Greatest seafood and service in Palo Alto. No words. Perfect serves. Perfect food. Perfect service. Great experience

Thank AlejandroLlovet
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Service was excellent, but food not worth money. Really poor was the cheese plate - three pieces of the same cheese, announced as a "spanish cheese". Nice bar, but will not go again there for dinner.

Thank Elena W
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Three went to dinner with high expectations, two of us wanted the tasting menu, one had dietary restrictions. The menu says all must participate if the tasting menu is chosen, so the tasting menu was not allowed. The waiter said he tried to over-ride the...More

2  Thank Evan W
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Our team wanted to have an extra special holiday dinner. After looking at several restaurants we settled on The Sea by Alexander. Little did we know, we did not settle. It was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Service...More

Thank Raiderfe
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I went for a business diner with colleagues to this restaurant. The starter was a simple salad plus crispy things on top. The meat was good but the plate a little small for US And the desert not good Service was fine and the place...More

Thank Jean-françois C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I visit the area often and remember the former Trader Vics on the same site. The Sea is an excellent restaurant and I’m so pleased that it was transformed into such a high quality establishment. Palo Alto needs more places like this. The menu is...More

3  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Came here for a very special birthday as a family. Loved our charming and knowledgeable waiter who made my kids so comfortable and happy through our 7 course tasting menu for the adults. He even made sure the kids had complimentary desserts and a cheese...More

Thank Beca L
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Yes, it is pricy, but if you are looking for a classy dinner this is the place. The service is without question the best, this among many fine restaurants in Palo Alto. The food is prepared beautifull and the choices will suit any dinner.

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I attended a business dinner on Tuesday night at the Sea by Alexander.Our party numbered over 20.The food was mainly seafood and was prepared with quality local ingredients.We had a clam chowder to start followed by sea bass.Dessert was a chocolate praline dish.All the food...More

Thank DavidFD7586CR
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Cam T
31 January 2015|
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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.
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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.
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