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The Grill on the Alley

172 S. Market St. (San Fernando St.) Send to Phone
408-294-2244 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Retro but stylish all-American menu.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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The Grill on the Alley Restaurant Review

: While its name says “on the alley,” the outposts of this chain are often not on an alley at all but rather sometimes in hotels, sometimes in entertainment complexes. The look, like the food, is retro but stylish. Masculine touches include dark-stained wood and lots of leather. The comfortable bar, showcasing vintage photos of San Jose, has become a magnet for downtown business people. Fried calamari and huge salads are part of the starting line-up. Homey specials include chicken potpie. The menu also features traditional prime rib, lamb chops and a New York strip. There are a few seafood and chicken dishes, along with pastas and a grilled vegetable platter. The portions, especially the steaks, are enormous.

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