Permanently Closed - The Grill on the Alley - Aventura

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$31 to $50
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American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 - CAB 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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4.4
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vipStephenB
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One our favorite spots in the Aventura area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent.

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vipStanG
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

They have a new menu which features more moderately priced items as well as their steak items. Service and drinks are as great as ever. Nice for dinner at the mall.

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LAURAF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We dine at The Grill on the Alley often!! We got to the bar at 6:20, it took 18 minutes for the bartender to give a pathetic Hello, another 10 minutes to get the drinks and the bar was empty as was the restaurant! As we were a bother to be attended too!
We sat at a table got 8! 1/2 hour to get the bread and drinks! The restaurant had 8 small tables of 2-3 people per table.
The waitress brought the drinks to the men first then the women! Quite odd! 3 of the 8 drinks were wrong! Finally starters! Mediocre. The Main course, we had to ask the Maître d’for our waitress as the steak was over cooked. The waitress went missing! The steak went back the meal was done and never received the new steak!!!!
Bottom line, the management is awful which results in the staffing l!
Not a pleasant dining experience for a lot of $$$$!!!

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aage11
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

They were out of scallops, swordfish and low-fat milk! Food was salty. Service was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and attention. Food was great quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been coming here for years you get top notch service and fantastic food this is definitely a place to come for date nights anniversaries and special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to visit, great upscale vibe with out compromising friendliness and detail oriented staff.

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SandraG
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I went out with our very good friend and realtor for dinner. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and wanted to share a good time with a good friend. We did that at Grill on the Alley. The food was excellent. One of us had fish, another had chicken and the third had steak. Each of us totally enjoyed our meal. We shared a delicious bottle of Pinot noir and a scrumptious Apple crumble for dessert. It was a lovely dining experience. The service was excellent too. We could not have asked for better.

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ClaudioB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place, great food. I have aten there for many years now; same quality

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vipQueensshopper18
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fined here for the 2nd New Years on a row. The restaurant did not disappoint. Great food, superb service and overall a great evening!! We will he back!!

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Elizabeth
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Started off with the Hostess being rude. We asked to move to a booth because we didn’t want to sit in an oversized table, and instead of explaining why, she just walked away from us. The waiter was awful. We waited a half hour for him to take our drink order while he was busy taking orders from tables that sat after us. He then proceeded to inject himself into 2 of our conversations when he was picking up our plates. He was super loud and overbearing each time. When we getting to check out, he put the credit card machine in front of me and proceeded to grab my credit card and push the 20 percent tip button for me. Steaks were sub - par - and grisly. I rarely write reviews , but our experience was so bad I just had to. We won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The waiter was not great. I really went for onion soup but they were sold. How??

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vipLori
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant... its one of my favorites. The food is delicious, the service is great and the ambience is a real fabulous steakhouse.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

They ran out of food!
Had A1 sauce as a steak sauce

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RonaE
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were taken to our table and everything was wonderful, a very helpful waiter, but, a few things that we ordered were already not available, we had a 7pm reservation, it's a bit early to be out of shrimp cocktail, and fish that two of us wanted for main courses,,,

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vipPenenden
New England
64 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the Chicken Pot Pie

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vipkristin
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend!

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Dennis
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

On vacation. Food was good but expensive. Large salad Beautiful food service but small portion

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vipgift4gabb
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious service very good

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LannyK
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 41st anniversary here st s Sunday lunch...one of best meals ever! The sea bass with miso had a perfect crust and white, flaky tender fish inside...that oysters v th fresh and sweet...spinach on the side cooked perfectly ..calimari cooked just a tad too much but still delicious...they have a bottomless drink special and they brought fresh replacement drinks before we had emptied our glasses...also graciously comped us an anniversary dessert with candle. A little pricey but so worth it. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipfredb
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I thought the food and service was very good.My only issue was that there is construction at the mall and parking was an issue as was finding the restaurant in all the construction barricades.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating in the bar is the best place! The bartender is amazing!! She is really great!

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vipCharlesF
Miami
101 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amber was amazing. Super friendly and very knowledgeable. Good is amazing as always!

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vipPaulS
Montreal
278 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

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Googoo
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

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

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IanaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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AlejandroG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Fallen
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Ismail
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipCananogm
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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vipburris
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipDianeD
Miami