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Anyone been to The Grill on the Alley in B.H?

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Emily227 Dec 6, 2009 08:15 PM

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  1. Dommy RE: Emily227 Dec 6, 2009 08:34 PM

    It's a solid old hollywood type of place. The food is solid (loved their Pot Pie and Shrimp Cocktail.) but everything is horribly overpriced for what it is. I call it Musso and Franks... but with real star power (When we went in there was major wattage in the room)

    --Dommy!

    1. westsidegal RE: Emily227 Dec 6, 2009 08:39 PM

      prices are high.
      execution is consistently perfect

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        Emily227 RE: westsidegal Dec 6, 2009 08:53 PM

        We're going for Christmas Eve. Thankfully, the parents will be paying. But I think it should be a decent choice. We were looking for something nice but more traditional American food since we don't normally eat out on Christmas Eve.

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          westsidegal RE: Emily227 Dec 6, 2009 08:55 PM

          excellent choice.
          i spent christmas eve there several years ago.
          food was terrific.
          stars were in attendance.

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            LATrapp RE: westsidegal Dec 6, 2009 10:41 PM

            Although probably impossible for Christmas eve, and especially if you're not a regular, but it never hurts to ask for a booth!

            Also, second on the chicken pot pie. It's huge and delicious. Take the rest home and you'll be enjoying it Christmas day.

            The steak tartare is also old-fashioned but excellent.

            And- not food related, but if you hit Rodeo Drive and Via Rodeo early you can take a quick stroll down the street and take in the holiday decorations.

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        donlabrea RE: Emily227 Dec 6, 2009 09:39 PM

        this restaurant has a sister restaurant at hollywood/highland and is a more expensive version of the daily grill with same decor but tuxedoed long term waiters and an interesting entrance. less interesting than when it was one of a kind. Not musso and franks.

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          westsidegal RE: donlabrea Dec 7, 2009 10:03 AM

          imho, the food at the grill on the alley in bh is far superior to the food at musso and franks

        2. David Kahn RE: Emily227 Dec 7, 2009 04:52 PM

          My favorite place in LA for prime rib. Huge portions, with great Yorkshire pudding. Sunday only, I think.

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            pinpei RE: Emily227 Dec 7, 2009 09:43 PM

            If you like fried chicken, their's is excellent. It is a secret item that is not listed on the menu, and must be ordered a day in advance. Also, IMO what passes for food at Musso and Frank cannot be compared to what is served at the Grill. In addition to the fried chicken, I love the chicken pot pie, the steak tartare and the crab cakes. Also, their rice pudding is perfect.

            1. Baron RE: Emily227 Dec 8, 2009 11:03 AM

              One of my favorite restaurants. Serves a great Dover Sole (not to be confused with what you see the markets) good service, great bread and a class act all around.

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                LAGirl RE: Emily227 Dec 8, 2009 10:05 PM

                I've had almost everything on their menu over the years so here are my recs.

                Apps: Steak Tartare, garlic cheese bread, gravlax, shrimp or crab cocktail

                Entrees: If they have it, John Dory & dover sole are great, veal chop, chicken piccata, one of the best liver and onions around

                Basically, it's great, solid food with good service. The martinis are divine, as well.
                Enjoy!

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