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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (78 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (5 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you plan a special event you expect a decent table. Sitting next to the kitchen and in the servers pathway is offensive . It would be one thing if we were walk-ins but reservations for 5 with many other open table, offer the worst...More

Thank cuiser911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town on business and checked trip advisor, as usual, for a local place for dinner. This was well reviewed and easy walking distance from San Jose Marriott. We are glad we went as it was a great choice for a great dinner. Tori was...More

Thank Hunts37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing, prime rib huge. Prix Fixe menu, but our party of 8 had not problem finding satisfaction in the offerings.

Thank sowong53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The happy hour menu is good value and the atmosphere is always upbeat without being too noisy. If you sit down for a meal in the restaurant you are looking at spending quite a bit more money, but the food is also extremely tasty. We...More

Thank Abbe L
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We stopped in for a glass of wine and an appetizer. Sitting at the bar we conversed with the bartender. Great service and conversation.

Thank TravellerStLouis
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have eaten in this restaurant on four different occasions when visiting over the past two years, and every time I frequent the establishment, I always experience a very good dinner--this last time was no exception. My wife had the Wedge Salad, and I had...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious! Did not have a reservation, but was able to sit at the bar at a large table for my family and I. We were a party of 3. Excellent waitress do not recall her name, another young man was helping her but didn't get...More

Thank Julia G
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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, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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