The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village

4.7
2095 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
After over 35 years in the restaurant business, you learn what simply does not cut it. We’ve crafted an experience born from perfecting the classic service of the great American steakhouse. When it comes to food, we are fearless. We explore new flavors and aren’t afraid to leave a few grill marks in the goal of serving the perfect meal. In our contemporary steakhouse, you’ll enjoy exceptional cuts cooked over a live oak fire, robust sides and impeccable wines and spirits in a chic ambiance with modern décor. We do not settle. At The Grill, you’ll recognize it from the first bite. The philosophy is simple. We work with only the best ingredients. As for those who believe that “a steak is just a steak?” we will prove otherwise...

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2095 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Addie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ate outside. Comfortable and lovely ambience. Food was delicious and service was fine, friendly, and accommodating.

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AshkanS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome! Great place to have birthday or dinner or date great stafff

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always have a great time at the Grill. We will be back!

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MaryK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time at The Grill. The service was excellent as always. The place was almost full and hoping. The onion soup was excellent as well as the steak. Will come back for sure.

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susanc
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was Amazing!!!! Especially the rib-eye Wow

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Jenk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and very good stakes. Salads was not too great but wine selection and nicely prepared meal was delicious

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vipEdwardG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was slow to get drinks and to place orders. Everything was amazing otherwise.

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MichaelA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great until the end of the evening when we went to use our $150 gift card for The Grill. The waitress came back to me and said they wouldn't honor it as the restaurant had been sold and is no longer part of the group. Yet, they are called The Grill, and the only reason we went was because of the gift card. The meal was over $300, and the reason they gave shouldn't be my problem. It ruined what otherwise should have been a great experience. I wouldn't go back.

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PeterD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had not been to The Grill on the Alley for quite a while. We left our dinner asking ourselves "Why so long?" Dinner was fantastic, and the staff were exceptionally attentive and friendly. When my wife asked for some information re the source of birthday candles The Grill uses, the manager printed out the web site. Above-and-beyond! We will return very soon.

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vipDougP
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time dîner. AMAZING!!! Highly recommend! Top notch!!

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LisaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took our daughter for her birthday on a Sunday night. Had an early reservation so it was pretty empty at the time and quiet. The staff is always nice with no attitudes which is a plus! I had the chicken piccata which is one of my favorites there. Delicious! Our daughter had the scallops which were very large, firm, tasty and cooked perfectly. My husband had the Kobe beef burger which he said was also very good. We ordered the tuna tartare to share amongst us and I got the mixed green salad and split with my husband which was fine, nothing spectacular. We chose not to order alcohol as being a Sunday night, our daughter had done her share of drinks over the course of the weekend as well as my husband and I.

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Normmar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was our 52 nd anniversary. Greeter acknowledged it. But waiter and staff never did. Never brought anything or said anything

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AllisonM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. I will definitely be coming back especially for the steak!

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Mangiare
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered, my wife and I were embraced with a welcoming atmosphere and service. The food excelled in just about every aspect of taste, temperature and presentation. The table service was exquisite as Ananda was superb, as were those who assisted her. I’ve been to restaurants that provided a dedicated server and this had almost the same feel. Price-wise it is as expected, a bit on the high end but not like I’ve experienced i other cities, particularly overseas like at the Connaught in London. Highly recommend this experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Filet was a bit fatty but scallops were great

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Rick
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfectly grilled steak and the best creamed spinach I have ever had!
The service we received from Michelle was equal to the food. That is to say, superb!

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vipAnneMRV109876543217777777
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice birthday celebration! All good, except the gift cards we received are no longer accepted at this location. Need to go to LA or perhaps Public School in The Valley :(…

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RichardD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed the restaurant overall. The service was excellent, the steaks were OUTSTANDING and very well prepared. The wine, Justin Isosceles, was also very good. The potatoes and broccoli were tasty; however, they could have been served hotter. Nonetheless, we will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was good. Little slow on filling the water
We were seated by the window and it was very cold inside
Food was good. Servers were nice

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SandraL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant....food and service all excellent. Perfect evening..

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Bandicoon
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice dinner selection
Really liked the chicken pot pie

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vipAriW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We went on a Tuesday for husband’s birthday. Service was extremely slow and server was not attentive and had zero personality. I ordered the right b eye medium rare and I received a New York strip that was medium to medium well. On top of that the steak was extremely salty. We Wanted to order dessert, but because the service took so long, the kids got restless we couldn’t enjoy dessert.

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vipTravelMafia
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The best part about this place place is the ambiance. The food is good, but for the price I thought it would be better. They were a bit skimpy on the extra toppings I ordered as well, could barely taste it. The service was a bit of a miss. Our waiter was polite, but not pleasant or smiling. Our drinks took a very long time and when I inquired about the wait he apologized and said the taps are broken and they were trying to fix. I was not offered a bottle beer option, so I suggested one and he asked for more time. At this point we’ve been there for 10-15 minutes already with no drinks. Eventually he came back with our draft beers. After we ate, it took about 5-10 minutes to clear plates even though we moved them to the edge of the table. A refill was offered long after I was empty, again a long wait. The taps broken again! This time he offered a bottle option. Our waiter seemed very annoyed. My guess is over the tap issue, but it was his attitude that killed the night, not the tap. We were just as fine with bottled beer. He could have made our night by immediately offering another bottles option, probably should have been free given the 10-15 minute wait and that would have made up for the delay. Instead we got a poor attitude. For the price I expected a whole lot better. We have no reason to go back.

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HaleyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Jason provided us with an exceptional dining experience. My steak was cooked to perfection, my extra dirty martini was made perfectly, and the complementary birthday desert ended the night on a perfect note. We will most definitely be back soon!

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent. It was a birthday celebration for my husband and the dining experience was perfect.

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NancyF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous server. Food is excellent. We were very happy with the noise level. My husband has hearing deficits and he was able to hear me, hear the server and all of the people helped us through the meal. Kiddos to you on noise levels

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thevrz
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All good except so noisy hard to even talk to my guests

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JordanD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome customer service. Quality of food is well worth it.

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Jsmith
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and food was excellent

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HarryK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was wonderful except they did not honor my gift card that I had received from my family for my birthday. Their excuse was the restaurant was purchased by a Canadian company and they did not accept my gift card. Unacceptable we will not go back to that restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!

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fred
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Service was great. The New York cut wasn't very good. The most expensive cut on the menu and I expected a lot better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I rarely go out to eat these days, but felt like going to brunch. The food was fantastic, sitting outside was absolutely lovely and service was fantastic. It was a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been going here for years, in all its iterations.
It’s been good and it’s been bad. Last night it was really good.
The best service we’ve ever had, perhaps. The food was excellent and the value was was great.
Maybe after all this time they’ve finally reached the heights everyone predicted long ago.
Good timing!

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CarolaD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening and excellent food and service.

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vipWhoCaresWhoIAm
Los Angeles
561 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was very, very good. The soups were excellent as was the filet which was prepared perfectly to order. The flat iron steak was okay, my date wanted to try it but in the end found it not a cut he’d order again. Restaurant was busy, nice to hear some laughter around us.

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vipRichardM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As Usually Tate never disapoints, You are the best ever! Thank You!

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TeresaLira
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience in The Grill was awesome...The food exquisite and our waiter Mike was really attentive and answered all our questions about food and drinks...we will back soon..

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DonnellN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Asked the waiter for a glass of wine with dinner and it never showed up. When I told him to make sure it wasn't on the bill he said I never ordered it, then when I reminded him of my choice, he remembered. If he had stopped by after our food was served I would have reminded him since he was busy but he never stopped after our food was served.

My son ordered the scallops, the menu says it has a tomato garlic butter but it arrived completely covered with what appeared to be chopped tomatoes and onions, like a salsa. The description was not accurate and he wouldn't have ordered it had I known how it was actually served.

FAQs

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 418-1760.

The Grill on the Alley - Westlake Village is rated 4.7 stars by 2095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.