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Grill on the Alley - suggestion needed

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  • T-Bone Sep 8, 2005 04:47 PM

I'm going to Grill on the Alley tonight for the first time. Is this a "just order the NY steak" kind of place or is there another entree I shouldn't miss? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Not the greatest food you'll ever get.

    The gazpacho is a good appetizer if you're into that sort of thing. The cobb salad is thought to be pretty good by some people too. I've liked the white fish and the trout.

    Can't say there's a dish you should "not miss," best thing about the place is the celebrity watching, the food at The Grill always struck me as incidental.

    1. Actually, I disagree with Tusc. I was there last week,(and several times before that) and have always had a great meal. There caesar salad is wonderful and the lump crab meat app. is also wonderful. I usually get the Filet, and it's more than I can eat, done just right, and very tender. Creamed spinach is fine too.

      1. Look at the entire menu and see what grabs you.
        (At least one thing will.)
        Order it and you can be sure it will be delicious.
        Maybe the only exception is a truly boring piece of light whitefish or something like that.

        1. Well, I went last night and had a fabulous meal. I can't recommend the chicken potpie enough - it was simply delicious! (not to mention how beautiful it was to look at) Go and try it.

          1. The food is jus so-so. The menu is long enough to find somethinng you like, steaks aren't bad, but whatever you find there that is good, you can get elsewhere, only better.

            1. ask for brad metzger to be your server.

              1. I just had dinner at the Grill on the Alley for the first time tonight. I ordered the braised short ribs and garlic spinach mashed potatoes which were both very good.

                On the other hand, the group of people that I was with all ordered various desserts and we were unanimously disappointed. None of the following would even rate as decent compared to other restaurants:
                - bread pudding
                - chocolate brownie
                - apple crisp
                - key lime pie
                - tapioca pie

                Pretty surprising for such an upscale place.

                1. I love the steak tartare, one of LA's best.
                  The other night a fish special, a whole trout, was fantastic.
                  A dssert, Tapioca or Rice Pudding Pie was beyond spoiled and had to be returned. The replaced bread puddding was underwhelming.

                  1. corned beef hash and a poached egg.

                    the steaks are not that noteworthy.

                    the best cheesecake in town. hands down of anywhere.

                    and also one of the best Crab Louise around town.

                    what i usuallly do is split the louise and then also split a cheesecake. and that way you're satisfied and the bill is just a tad bit cheaper.

                    it can get expensive here otherwise and the food is quite heavy.

                    1. if they have the soft shell crab special, get it or share as app. buttery and crisp...chicken pot pie good