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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 good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (86 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (4 reviews)
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172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed yesterday

We had about 20 people enjoy dinner here in a private room. we got great food, good service and excellent wine.

Thank Dutchman02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service! Our waiter was superb, fun, friendly, positive & uplifting! Our food was phenomenal! What an amazing experience! Would highly recommend!

Thank 927leahw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to love this place, but really not worth it. I got a $30 lobster salad and it was the worst salad I’ve ever had. Totally flavorless, unfortunately. Wait staff does not give the service you would expect at a restaurant priced like this....More

Thank Peyton W
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very disappointed. I should've listened to the reviews about Being Overpriced!! It was and not worth it!! We had dinner this past Saturday Night. The Service: Our server was Very Good! His name was Kyle(not sure how he spells it Sorry). He was Friendly, Smiley,...More

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Nothing extraordinary. Service was good. Typical American restaurant that brings you the soup garnish croutons in a tiny fastfood pack. If you need something to dine for a quiet evening, here is a good start.

Thank CarpeDiemSG
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Loved this place. Stayed at the Fairmont and gave it a try. Best decision we ever made. Excellent food and the Server went above and beyond. The Nicest guy and got a chance to talk with him thru out our meal. (early dinner) Steaks excellent...More

Thank juneaufurpants
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

So, I’m in town dropping my kid off at college. He’s somewhere drinking beer with his friends and I’m staying at the Fairmont. When he bailed on me for dinner, I came downstairs. I knew I didn’t want a big dinner, so I cozied up...More

Thank WinsorTraveler
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you want to go relax, and I mean relax and enjoy a fabulous meal The Grill on the Alley is the place. I met a friend and brought my own bottle of wine. Our waitress couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful choose my...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had chicken piccata and fresh sourdough bread with butter and a wonderful glass of wine the couple that was with us had the shrimp with angel hair pasta all the meals were wonderful

Thank Florence L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Took my husband there for his birthday. It had good reviews for a steakhouse and he loves steak. It had a street address listed and no mention that it was in the Fairmont hotel. I hadn't always disliked hotel restaurants but this experience has changed...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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