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

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)


    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.

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