The Grill on the Alley - Beverly Hills

4.8
1063 reviews
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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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4.8
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food poor quality, steak not prime , the service was good and the place was nice. We did get a good deal on a great bottle of wine . Would not return

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DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Grill on the Alley is a hidden gem. The service and food were impecable and I would definitely put this restaurant on your "to do" list if you have not been there. I will be bringing friends who visit us here in Los Angeles there for dinner in the future.

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J
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Grill on the Alley always delivers. It starts with Gio, the GM, and it continues with the great food that is perfectly prepared and delivered by a top notch service team. The Grill never disappoints and it is consistently excellent.

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V
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice experience. I'd like to come again to try other menu items. I liked the general ambiance. Good spot. Thank you. :)

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SD
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First off the food was good (hard to enjoy when annoyed at the host) and our server was great. Drinks were on point as well. However, my poor rating is for the overall experience.

Upon arriving for our reservation I was informed that we had a booth but it was needed by 7:15pm. This is the second time in my life this has happened, ironically both times in LA.... #needtolearnwhatserviceindustrymeans

Sure enough 7:15 rolls around and the host literally stood next to our table until we looked up, then simply stated the next party had arrived.

I am but one person and I won’t make much of a difference to them, but I will never return to see how good the food could be.

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IM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing, I'd recommend this restaurant. Loved the lobster bisque. Can't wait to go back.

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GG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The warm and professional staff made it a pleasant experience. Out party included my 92 year old mother and my 4 year old granddaughter and we all happy there.

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L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic Hollywood and well healed clientele. Host was genuine and friendly and wait staff attentive. I will be back....again!

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DS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every meal is perfection!!! The food, the staff, the ambience is the best in town!!!

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ND
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! Great drinks (they actually put alcohol in them!)! Good service! Great Dine L.A. value!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place! The John Dory is always wonderful and the soft shell crab when in season is great too.

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m
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My go to local bar/ restaurant- love the staff and the food! ♥️

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DM
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The Grill deserves an award for finding the most inept, unhelpful and simply awful “server” in Los Angeles, in not the entire country. I put “server” in quotes because it would be an insult to all decent captains, waiters and busboys to imply that our waiter had even the most rudimentary idea of what the word service in a restaurant means. Aside from the awful waiter, the kitchen paid no attention to my order - medium rare salmon. The first time the waiter delivered well done salmon. I would have pointed out that error to the waiter if he had not immediately disappeared. I tried for 5 minutes to flag him down as he was chatting away at other tables where he apparently knew the patrons. Finally I was able to get the attention of a busboy, who got the waiter’s attention. I explained the problem. He said he would put in a new order right away. 25 minutes later - after flagging down the busboy and asking for my dinner - a server arrived with a piece of salon that was shaped like a wedge - tapered from almost paper thin to more than two inches think. The paper-like area was medium, the area was raw. And, by that time my dinner companion had finished eating I complained to the manager, who apologized and offered to not charge me. And as a gesture of apology the waiter brought us a single scoop of raspberry or similar sorbet - which was filled with ice. And, for what it is worth, the restaurant was far from full. No excuses.

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AC
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is always delicious except this visit we ordered two Rib Eye Steaks. We were in the mood for a juicy (fatty), flavorful piece of meat. That is not what we got. The meat we received was not marbled with fat, probably better for our health.

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G
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I am a very regular diner at “The Grill On The Alley” in Beverly Hills and I love the place.
The staff are like old friends, whilst I alternate my meal, I always know precisely what I want to order. The cocktails are great, the bread is delicious, the wine selection extensive, however, the staff are the best in the business and it is always a pleasure to see them.
I thoroughly recommend The Grill as a great, establishment restaurant and it has been a Beverly Hills/Los Angeles icon for well over 30 years and it is hard not to have a good time at this classic destination.

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B
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wish we lived closer to The Grill. Always a favorite!

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r
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Beverly Hills. A real gem with lots of regulars for good reasons. Enjoy.

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c
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed an outstanding meal at the Grill once again. We started with the burrata and tomato salad, and the restaurant was able to accommodate our wish to add anchovies to it to give it a kick, then I had a petite filet cooked perfectly as I asked for while my husband had the wild salmon, his favorite dish, which was also cooked exactly as he wanted. The bread was warm and fresh, the cocktails generous, and the side dishes were simple but tasty, not overwhelming the main course; we had a slight mishap with one of the desserts which was corrected immediately. Our service was the best we've had in decades of eating out - friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and efficient, without ever hovering. This is sort of an old school restaurant in an historic venue, but the staff is young and energetic and the ambiance is lively - the perfect combination! We've been before and we'll keep going whenever we're in LA.

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Not great attention this time from the wait staff. Never had my drink refilled which is unusual. Wasn’t particularly busy either.

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H
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fathers Day

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AK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the fish dishes. All clean and well prepared. Excellent service. Table seated at reservation time which was appreciated. Hector and team Staff made me feel st home. Steve has Excellent information on how the dishes were prepared

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food. Great atmosphere. Gina our waitress was outstanding.

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DW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was absolutely perfect

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L
New England
46 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service & food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great meal

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DO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was very friendly and welcoming and the food and service were outstanding.

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F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love dining here because it is consistent, friendly, and good quality.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hector and Geo always welcome you with open arms, get you seated immediately one of the great staff come over and get your drink in your hand, dinner is now being served

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ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have exactly one restaurant in Los Angeles/West Side that never lets me down. I dine there more than any other place. I am always treated as if my business is important to them. I bring guests almost every time and my guests are always impressed and have a great time, a great meal. From the folks who greet you and look out for you to the best service staff in town and a great kitchen, easy parking, wonderful clientele, it's the best. So I'm not objective any more. My expectations remain high and they've never let me down. That's the way a restaurant is supposed to work. Simply The Best.

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s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Fish was VERY bony. Frequent diner cards on the table were tacky- not appropriate for dinner. Not on par with seafood at other places within a few blocks.

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M
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is another Bev Hill spot thats been around forever.
I is great! Food is amazing. Service too notch. It can get loud but thats during busiest hours.
I highly reccommend this restaurant.

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D
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food & service

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E
Salt Lake City
69 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Our current favorite choice for a nice dinner in Beverly Hills.

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p
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous on all counts! Except when carrot cake is not on the menu.

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always reliably good

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DL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we were late for our lunch reservation due to freeway traffic.
They were so nice about it. The food was outstanding and our waiter was very comical.
I love going to the Grill in the Alley and will most definitely go there again next time I'm in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was amazing and very knowledgeable. We love coming here!

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TW
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service by Jane!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Poached salmon salad best in LA. You can actually have a conversation without shouting. Excellent service.

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