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Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
+1 408-294-2244
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (72 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviews (239)
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1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In general, I made an opinion on US meat. It overcooks fast. Also, it absorbs marinade fast. The ribeye and the tenderloin we tried absorbed too much garljc and other stuff. The meat lost its original flavor although it was of good quality. The staff...More

Thank Karim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The booths here are comfortable for 4 adults to have a business conversation. I wouldnt suggest this option for having material to share, per se. Meal was well paced, salads were all fresh and promptly served. It's a little dark, but not to the place...More

Thank PHXJeremy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the cowboy ribeye and it was delicious. The waiter and the rest of the staff was excellent and very attentive to our needs. Even the creamed spinach was good!

Thank Jaye M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed steaks that were cooked well. Excellent service. A bit noisy with large groups dining that evening. However it really grates on me that when you pay $50-65 per entree you must buy your sides. Baked potato at $10 is absurd. This has become...More

Thank jeanpaul70
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I love going here for special occasions. In the summer it is great to sit outside and have the $5.00 Cosmos. It is a great place for a celebration, an anniversary, engagement, wedding. I went to the absolutely best wedding ever here, spectacular!

Thank sjsubabe
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The food is exquisitely preprepared and the menu interesting. While the usual steakhouse foods are on menu, they have others that you won't find on every steakhouse menu. The service is top-notch, from the maitre d' to the bus stop--everyone wanted to make sure we...More

1  Thank JennyAGoGo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Attended a private event here and tried both the chicken and the steak. Both were excellent!! I didn't expect the chicken to even compare to their steak but it was perfectly cooked, very juicy. The veggies on the side were good as were the potatoes....More

1  Thank NicoleHT
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The quality of the place is just rock solid. You can expect a great steak with its side dishes time after time regardless of the season and occasion. Service is always good, attentive but not over bearing. Wait staff are always within view so there...More

1  Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Excellent service and the food was very good. Steak was tasty and cooked to perfection. The bread was excellent. Brussel sprouts were an excellent accompaniment. If you are looking for a steak house this is definitely a good find.

Thank delen1
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The great grand dad of the popular Daily Grill chain of steak houses, this Grill on the Alley serves as the signature fine dining establishment for the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. It has proved a wise choice. Steaks are outstanding and the loaded mac...More

Thank bbchea
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Saturday lunch? Valet parking? Two guests are international including one vegetarian. No problem?
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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