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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here for a medical seminar dinner again, hoping for a better experience than a few months back. I was disappointed again. Given the fine dining label advertised, the food was fair and the service slow and spotty. The tomato basil soup was the...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not care for this restaurant at all. Just personal preference I think. I have eaten at many upscale restaurants and this is one that someone just went a little to weird on the food. Very limited menu. Only one salad on the menu, a...More

Thank pchess12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our second time. This time we had a travelzoo voucher for a 5 course meal for $75 each. We liked the first time here even though it was a double price mainly because we could order everything we wanted. This meal started...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with group of colleagues. Welcome by warm waiters and waitress, a room with balcony was provided. We have ordered oyster, steak, lobster, prawn, grilled seabass , tuna and halibut ! Wine selection is plenty but expensive. Ambience was great and good for both business...More

Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Sea by Alexander is a high-end restaurant featuring all things seafood. The presentation is amazing, and this is a good place for a special celebration.

Thank mll
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect and I ended up having the best steak I have had at an upscale restaurant like this. Sometimes the high end restaurants are too fancy and lack actual flavor but my meal was perfect and the staff was...More

Thank Athena M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been to The Sea many times and it has never disappoint. Recently, we went for my husband's birthday and had a preset 5 course dinner menu which was excellent! Every course was superb. We got home really full and still savoring the meal.

Thank ETTO2015
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went there because the Alexanders is a famous chain steakhouse, and it is close to where we stayed at. The atmosphere and environment were good that night. The service was good as well. The seared foie gras was very tasty. However, the Wagyu flat...More

Thank Doug_TDW
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Spent our 32nd wedding anniversary dinner at The Sea. What a great choice! Thankfully, we had some gift certificates too because it is pricey! But so good! The service staff is excellent. Very conscientious and attentive. We even had a "table technician" come over and...More

Thank gregschlag
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My wife and I ate at this restaurant multiple times during a 10 day stay in Palo Alto. We found you could walk-in without a reservation and eat in the bar at high tables. Quiet and great service. All food items were very good but...More

Thank SuitsMeColorado
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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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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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