The Grill on the Alley - Aventura

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479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The Grill on the Alley Aventura is located in the Aventura Mall, which is ranked as the number one shopping destination among international visitors. The Grill on the Alley was opened in 1984 as a living tribute to the great American grills of yesterday. In time, it has established itself as one of the country's leading restaurants, praised by writers across the country. The menu is classic American grill - prime steaks, fresh seafood, traditional dishes such as chicken pot pie or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and homemade desserts. Named to The Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News, The Grill is home of the entertainment industry's "power lunch," but is also open for dinner seven days a week.
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PS
Montreal
274 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had a great Chicken Pot pie $21.95( huge, easily shareable)
it was very good. We ordered the rib eye with porcini dust & balsamic, they forgot to cook it as ordered but remembered to charge us. we also ordered a burger with cheese & an extra of bacon, it was a good huge burger $16.95+ $2 for the bacon.
The sides were yummy saute spinach with garlic, truffle fries(mild), onion rings & brussel sprouts with bacon ( under cooked, still hard. Make sure they are cooked !
Finished with a nice key lime pie... A good bet if you are at the mall.

G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

I went w my boyfriend when we heard the brick chicken was back on the menu. We both ordered it. I took 1 bite and the chicken tasted gamey, and it was very greasy. But it was the gaminess that made me send it back. I ordered the onion soup which was very good, but the taste of the chicken turned me off completely. I also ordered the crab cake for an appetizer, which was good. We will not be going back bc there is no excuse for gamey chicken. My boyfriend ate it because he’s too polite to send it back.
The restaurant was empty which makes me wonder if the food was old.
We took a hiatus from the restaurant bc they completely changed the menu a couple of years ago. As I said our favorite brick chicken came back to the menu so we gave it a go. There was nothing in that dish that tasted like the original brick chicken, plus the horrible taste of the chicken itself.
It’s a shame bc we live right in aventura and it could be a go to restaurant but it’s not going to be. I would never write a bad review online because that is not my style but u asked my opinion so I am giving it.
Thank you
Laurie Blum

IB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It's a nice and quiet restaurant. Meat is amazing. We tried the Miami Space menu. It was really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although this was not my first choice I was open to trying a new steak house out. We honestly went bc they had availability at the time we wanted. I had no expectations but was pleasantly surprised with the service and food that we ate. Our waitress was excellent and made great recommendations and the food was excellent. Towards the end when we ordered dessert she even put a candle on my dates dessert without even telling her!!!

This was a great experience and using the app was easy and simple to get a reservation.

I will defiantly go again and of course book it thru the app.

F
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waitstaff was knowledgeable about the food and service was with a smile. If you're a spinach dip with artichoke fan, The Grill's is a must have. I am already planning my next visit.

I
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best steak in Miami. As far as I know. Also the mash potato.

C
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Buena comida y agradable lugar. Servicio lento y nuestro mesero muy poco presente en la
Mesa. Demasiado caro

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b
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal and service
Too bad, as with most restaurants, the musi

DD
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I met a friend for lunch and was disappointed with the Cobb salad I ordered. The lettuce was piled so high one couldn’t see the rest of the ingredients. The Caesar salad didn’t have any eye appeal.
Been going there for years, and will return.

G
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a lovely time. Bar tender was very attentive and suggested some nice drinks.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Filet was perfection. Service very attentive without being intrusive.

ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service. Everyone enjoyed their ordered dish. The lamb chops were a bit overpriced for the portion size and could have had a touch more seasoning. The brownie was ordered for dessert and was supposed to have sugared pecans. When it came out we were informed that they were out of pecans. We sent it back. That information should have been communicated prior to see if we still wanted the brownie. I would definitely recommend.

SB
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The staff are always excellent, very attentive. Food never disappoints,

JT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

I should have known walking in for an 8 pm Saturday night reservation and the place was basically empty. the service was so-so, definitely not supportive of their high price point. The sirloin steak was was cool to the touch, like it had been cooked, left out in the open, until everything else was ready.

This was a birthday occasion, noted on the reservation. The server needed to be reminded at the end of the meal about the special occasion.

there are scores of top rated restaurants and Aventura Mall, but this is not one of them.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Way over paid for kind crab- $65 per person

RS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Disappointed in the food. However, in all fairness they offered to correct it. But we were late for a movied so we passed. Service was good. The food was another thing.

NS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time in a week having dinner there. We have never been disappointed . We had filets this time and they were outstanding. They were prepared to perfection.
We really enjoy the restaurant and are never disappointed. The server was friendly without being obtrusive.
We will be back again and again

NS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant before but this was my best experience . The food seemed better,the service was excellent and it was quieter where I was sitting which made the whole experience better.

MF
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food tastes good overall, but overpriced. Restaurant was relatively slow for a Saturday night in Avery crowded mall. I would have expected the service to be more attentive for the price and lack of crowd.

PH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed our food. It was cooked to perfection. The maître d’ was very polite and the servers were kind. Worth every penny.

J
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A place for every occasion, the services is always A+ and the food is very good.
We have to give a thumb up to a waiter named Steven , his energy and desire to work are superb, he makes the restaurant experience even better.

MB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice place considering it's basically at the Aventura Mall. Atmosphere is nice, food was very good, and overall experience was definitely worth the cost. Would recommend.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Horrible and will not be returning.
I ordered a steak medium-rare and it was well done. They replaced the steak and then it was raw in the centre. The it’s time it was alright. Waitress wasn’t very attentive. The manager was helpful but the meal wasn’t. Everyone was finished by the time I got something edible.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience- friendly staff, great atmosphere, awesome food and service!

D
New England
151 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had lunch and it was very good. We will return.

m
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Grill at the alley is always a great experience

RL
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always vood

YB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

2 wrong items brought to table

n
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!!!

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Half hour wait, with reservation. No Dewars scotch, bar out. Slow service, not attentive wait person.

H
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Krystal was excellent!! The food was delicious!! Great way to
Spend New Years Evr

CS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Service was not great, our waiter was busy attending a private party at the same time. The food was great and the waiter was nice, but we felt unattended.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Unfortunately it was an off night for service. The managers on duty worked to recitfy the issues so would still go back.

d
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience-
Tried crab cake fir first time and was outstanding!

h
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Steaks were delicious and cooked to specification. Service was fine and ambiance at this restaurant is always lovely.

DB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food. I’m forward to and vistit in the near future

EP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The service wasn’t the greatest. Paul the manager did try to fix part of the food error. Value for your money—- salmon is overpriced for what you get.

SB
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My Dover Sole was great, but the messed Cob salad, which usually amazing. Used a Caesar dressing and left out eggs, tomatoes etc. Upon asking one server ( not ours ) he replied it was a Cob. At the end our server came back and confirmed it was not made correctly. Having dined there for several years we know it’s usually a very good restaurant.

CF
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing lunch! Food was delicious and well prepared. Drinks were perfect.

LS
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointed in the food and how expensive it was. Wine choices are very limited and just can’t go back until the place is redefined.

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