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“Have been here many times but this was a bust”
Review of Grill on the Alley

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Ranked #13 of 2,188 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: b/w San Fernando & San Carlos
Transit: Light Rail, Bus
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Have been here many times but this was a bust”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Having traveled SA n Jose for several years this was the first time this place was suboptimal my sea bass at over 40 dollars was far from that price point it was too over cocked , extremely dry and bland. My side was also overcooked.

Honestly I believe in paying for value but this was terrible. The waiter also a very nervous erratic behavior and was quite irritating.

Visited April 2014
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Noida, India
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Quiet, good ambience, great food”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We went there in a big group for lunch. The ambience was good, service is prompt. Tried the grilled herb chicken which was done very well. A place worth the visit.

Visited April 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Food, drinks, service and the management go out of their way to ensure you are a happy and satisfied customer. A central place and the place to go when you need a martini or a super glass of wine while downtown. Outdoor sitting and service is just as good as being inside at the bar or dining area.

Visited March 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“BYOW”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Good service, good food, always consistent, this time was actually slow for no reason, as it was a school night and fairly late at that. Bigger disappointment is the wine list, more precisely, the prices. Good wine selection, excellent Napa's best coverage, but do you have to jack the prices up 300%?

Visited March 2014
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Lyon, France
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, bring a flashlight”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I agree overall with all the posted comments, but it's so dark in the dining room that you should bring a flashlight to read it.

  • Visited February 2014
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