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The Grill on the Alley

172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
+1 408-294-2244
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (85 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
172 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed. I should've listened to the reviews about Being Overpriced!! It was and not worth it!! We had dinner this past Saturday Night. The Service: Our server was Very Good! His name was Kyle(not sure how he spells it Sorry). He was Friendly, Smiley,...More

Thank DisneyQueenbee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing extraordinary. Service was good. Typical American restaurant that brings you the soup garnish croutons in a tiny fastfood pack. If you need something to dine for a quiet evening, here is a good start.

Thank CarpeDiemSG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. Stayed at the Fairmont and gave it a try. Best decision we ever made. Excellent food and the Server went above and beyond. The Nicest guy and got a chance to talk with him thru out our meal. (early dinner) Steaks excellent...More

Thank juneaufurpants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, I’m in town dropping my kid off at college. He’s somewhere drinking beer with his friends and I’m staying at the Fairmont. When he bailed on me for dinner, I came downstairs. I knew I didn’t want a big dinner, so I cozied up...More

Thank WinsorTraveler
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you want to go relax, and I mean relax and enjoy a fabulous meal The Grill on the Alley is the place. I met a friend and brought my own bottle of wine. Our waitress couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful choose my...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had chicken piccata and fresh sourdough bread with butter and a wonderful glass of wine the couple that was with us had the shrimp with angel hair pasta all the meals were wonderful

Thank Florence L
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Took my husband there for his birthday. It had good reviews for a steakhouse and he loves steak. It had a street address listed and no mention that it was in the Fairmont hotel. I hadn't always disliked hotel restaurants but this experience has changed...More

2  Thank kimmersd57
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Unable to get reservations on the same day so walked in for early dinner. Found a table in a small room off the bar. Service was very slow and we heard one customer angrily leave after being ignored for 20 minutes even though he had...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We had about the best meal ever at the Grill. Their Steak and their scallops were the best. And the service was also great.

Thank donwolf20
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

With a classic steakhouse menu, we were hoping for classically very good to great. We were sure disappointed. The service was amateurish, inattentive and more akin to what we’d expect at a fast food restaurant. The $40+ ribeye was a poor cut and overcooked. And...More

Thank NMLion
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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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
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