Permanently Closed - The Grill on the Alley - Dallas

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Grill on the Alley, Dallas, opened in July 2006 in the Galleria Dallas. Our famous signature dishes of CAB steaks and chops, fresh seafood, pasta and freshly prepared salads are complemented by an extensive wine list, featuring unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high energy, full service bar introducing hand crafted classic cocktails.Modeled after the great big city grills of the 30s and 40s, The Grill on the Alley serves traditional American fare. Featuring Genuine Angus Steaks and Chops, Fresh Seafood, Classic Cobb and Caesar Salads, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and not-to-be-missed Desserts, all served in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere by servers that really care about the guest's experience. We also boast the best Martini and Happy Hour in town. Two adjoining Private Dining Rooms seating up to 40 guests each are the perfect place for business meetings or family celebrations. Dine-in and Take-out is available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good place to meet colleagues or business associates.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food came out super fast but was cold. Soup had a big old hair in it.🤢

JH
vipJHHsr
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for a power-lunch. Valet parking right out front. Service was top-notch. Wide and varied menu. Great ambiance.

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vipBuster
Dallas
163 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

What a major let down for this restaurant. I attended the 'silent opening' of the Dallas location when it first opened. I knew of, and really enjoyed, the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills. I was hoping for the same excellent quality in Dallas. Over the years, and as the chefs left, the menu has become much smaller, more expensive, and the quality of the food has gone down. I'm very disappointed in the changes and will not be using this location any more. I will make a special effort to visit the Rodeo Drive location and hope their quality and reputation has not gone down. This used to be a special restaurant with great staff, creative foods, and all reasonably priced.

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vipAVeryHappyDiner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way over priced for what what you get. Food did not come out hot. Stay away from the french fries as a side dish, the fries are not as good as a fast food restaurant and the portion is smaller. Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was personable and attentive. My NY strip prepared medium was cooked to the right temperature and was a 6.5 on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best steak I've ever had. My wife's seafood pasta was mostly without flavor, with the exception of her pan-seared scallops. They were only made better with the addition of the bone marrow butter I got for my steak.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The service was great and the food was just amazing. We will definitely be returning in the future. Our waiter was so attentive and just made the experience that much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner.

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vipFood4All
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Server was excellent. Very nice atmosphere. The food and menu continue to decline - we ordered 2 lobster salads which tasted terrible. Just awful! Wrong type of lettuce and skimpy on the lobster and nuts. Disappointing and I want to find another restaurant for my many business lunches.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah was our server. She is excellent. Very pleasant and professional. I will ask for her table when I return to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for what you get. $4 per shrimp!!!!

JJ
JavierJ
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have eaten here for years and do not recall a more poor experience. It was a Friday night and not very crowded at all. The first thing we noticed is our waiter seemed stoned or drunk. It was clear he was on something. The food started out fine and the lobster bisque was amazing as always. The Peppered Ahi Tuna was amazing as well. After this, things went down hill. They brought the entrees about 25 minutes after our bisque. My date ordered the seafood pasta but substitute veggies instead of pasta because she does low carb. They brought a bunch of veggies with a few pieces of shrimp, a scallop that they had cut into 4 very thin pieces, and served no crawfish (even though the menu said their would be some) and no cream sauce. We also ordered a side of Brussel sprouts that did not show up until about 20 minutes after we were done eating. The manager came out an apologized for the delay and offered us complimentary dessert and dessert coffees. We ordered key lime pie to go (we later discovered once we got home they gave us coconut cream pie) and my date ordered a Baileys cappuccino. The stoned waiter brought her a cup of black coffee and a shot glass of Baileys which he poured in the coffee in front of her and gave it to her. We told him this was not a cappuccino and could we actually get one with frothed milk. He did not seem to know the difference. We likely won’t be going back. The waiter has no business working in this level of restaurant.

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we truly appreciate your feedback. I've messaged you directly on the matter Thank you again, Josh Dawson General Manager

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DavidS
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a business lunch. It was quiet and easy to talk and hear. The servers were good but not too pushy but very responsive.

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback David, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Josh Dawson General Manager

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vipCHARLESV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue I had was open table did not get the confirmation I was there for my reservation. I need to make sure I get credit for it.

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 6 February 2020

This should have been resolved by OpenTable. Please contact us if it hasn't Josh Dawson General Manager

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JeffT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Eh... this place has a lot of potential. The service to start at the bar was less than adequate. Very slow to greet and even slower to return to fulfill our drink orders. The service began to get slightly better throughout the evening, but not stellar for the “high-end” type restaurant they are “selling”. The soup was “ok” lobster bisque. The filet... for a close to $50 entree, the cut should be very lean and mine had some fatty pieces. The creamed spinach was a disaster! Some butter, salt and garlic could have revived their attempt of decent creamed spinach, but what was served was very flavorless to say the least. The béarnaise sauce was a good attempt, but was broken and did not have an ample amount of tarragon reduction to make it a winner sauce.

On to dessert. The cheese cake and specialty coffee/latte was very good.

Overall I give this establishment a 3 out of 5 or 6 out of 10. Lots of work to be done to become a winner in my book. Won’t be returning for a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The food quality over the past 2-3 years continues to fall in my opinion.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We had a business meeting and he managed to get all of our orders and food delivered with little interruption. He also had lots of support from staff that were very respectful of our need to discuss business.

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CarlineL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a good meal. The staff is very attentive and the food is superb.

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RobinW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the perfect mix of friendly and hands off. Very knowledgeable. He was able to adjust my meal to accommodate my food allergies. Food was fantastic! Cozy warm place for a quiet intimate meal.

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Fromhere
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My dining companions thought the artichoke dip was some of the best they'd ever eaten. One friend had the fried calamari and said it was exceptional. We shared dessert and all loved one of the selections-- key lime pie. It was tart and sweet and just perfect. I had the glazed salmon which was in no way glazed. There was glaze decorating the plate, but the salmon looked and tasted as though it was boiled in unsalted water. The service was wonderful, attentive, and pleasant.

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PatrickH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife there to simply celebrate her. Could not have been a better experience. Our waiter was excellent and most attentive. Food was also excellent. We had a great conversation and felt like we had ample privacy even though life was fully moving around us. We will go back!

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 15 December 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the Grill we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Melissa Segura General Manager

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vipStephenH
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were slightly disappointed with our dinner. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller and it came out cold, like it had been made previously in the day and they forgot to warm it back up. Also ordered Brussel Sprouts as a side, but never received them. When the check came, it still included the dish. The restaurant did end up taking them off the ticket. Also, no prime beef was available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto el servicio muy bueno y la comida muy rica todo exelente

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent service, and amazing food.

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JohnnieBoy4
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Attended brunch and we were one of maybe 5or 6 other customers in place at 11:30 am. Ordered food and coffee and both came luke warm. After brunch we ordered apple cobbler and it took at least 15- 20 minutes to receive one order. This too was luke warm and rather dry. We have eaten at the Grill many times before when we lived in Dallas and never had this level of food and beverage before. Very disappointing to see this establishment fall to this level of food quality and service. Probably won’t come back again knowing this is what passes for service and food prep. We drove from Weatherford, Tx for brunch because we remembered our many great dining experiences in the past.

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vipLouieM
Little Rock
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there on a Sunday evening, so the restaurant was very quiet. I had oysters as a starter, and they were ok but not notable. Nicely presented, however. My wife had their lobster bisque which was as excellent as advertised. My entree, the sea bass, was perfect, and spouse's salmon was cooked just to her liking, not overdone. We will certainly go there again when we return to Dallas.

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the Grill, Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to your next visit. Best, Melissa Segura General Manager

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vipDebbieW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon is a fantastic server, attentive and responsive. Chef is fabulous.

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vipaaammgb
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a business lunch where you can have a conversation and not have to deal with too much noise. Great food and service.

The Grill on the Alley - Dallas
Responded on 14 October 2019

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you soon! Best, Melissa Segura

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vipReesaP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating. Noticing we weren’t eating the butter with our bread - which is fabulous, by the way - she asked if we would like olive oil and balsamic and brought it quickly. That was thoughtful.

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vipClevelandcosar
Dallas
125 reviews