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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (84 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (5 reviews)
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172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank TequilaMarie
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 12 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 9 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 4 March 2018

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

Thank csH7854ME
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed drinks and charcuterie platters in the bar. Both were delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. We will return.

Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Filet Steak is perfect, grilled perfectly medium with a delicious green pepper sauce and handcut fries. The service was even better with Michael rocking the bar being very educated and at the same time entertaining. I will come back for sure.

Thank Guido1505
Reviewed 12 February 2018

A decent steak, great martini and great service. Great place to eat dinner and watch the game and meet friends.

Thank Steve R
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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