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The Grill on the Alley - Chicago Reviews List

The Grill on the Alley - Chicago

As soon as you walk through the doors of The Grill on the Alley in Chicago, you are transported to another time and place reminiscent of the great American grills of yesteryear. The unique decor has an elegant feel with its polished hard wood floors, leather banquettes, and white linen tablecloths. A virtual art gallery adorns the walls of our many dining rooms while the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald linger in the background as white-jacketed waiters attend to your every need.



Since opening in June 2000, this high-end steak and seafood house has made its mark on Chicago with locals, and tourists alike. The Grill has become one of the most popular places to gather for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all types of special occasions. Located on the floor level of the Westin Hotel, The Grill on the Alley is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to the McCormick Place Convention Center, shops, museums and theaters.
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209 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(209 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 209 reviews
5 stars
(72)
4 stars
(103)
3 stars
(20)
2 stars
(8)
1 star
(6)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(75)
  • special occasion(55)
  • neighborhood gem(47)
  • good for groups(40)
  • romantic(40)
  • fit for foodies(35)
The Grill on the Alley - Chicago Reviews List
Review 1 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2002
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Review 2 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 3 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 4 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 7 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 8 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2009
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Review 9 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 10 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 11 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2002
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Review 12 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
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Review 13 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 14 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 15 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 16 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/05/2016
 2008
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Review 18 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Over-rated and Over Priced

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Having arrived on time for our reserved table we waited in front of the hostess stand for 12 minutes (yes, I kept track because we were heading to a show afterwards and time was important) before anyone acknowledged our arrival. This normally wouldn't have bothered us but after seeing 5 different employees walk by and not even care to ask if we had been helped added to the frustration. We were finally seated and looked forward to ordering our meal and celebrating my husband's birthday. Our server was fine, with the exception of a sarcastic comment when we asked to remove the bacon from one of the dishes we ordered (it was Friday during lent). The sea bass was a nice presentation; however, after my first bite I could tell it was under cooked. I hesitated to send it back because I was concerned about "what might happen to it in the kitchen") but after remembering it was over $40 for 1 piece of fish and nothing else with it, I called the waiter over and showed him. He agreed it looked under-cooked and brought me another piece. Unfortunately that piece was under cooked too. The other meals we ordered were nothing special and definitely not worth the high price. In all fairness the garlic bread appetizer was good. Perhaps our experience was an isolated incident but with so many other restaurants to choose from in the city, this is one will not be revisiting. I would have given zero stars for Value but was forced to provide a rating, thus the reason for 1 star."
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 20 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/07/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 21 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The server/waiter went way beyond the usual servic

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 22 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/23/2016
 2013
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Review 23 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 24 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/24/2016
 2008
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Review 25 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 26 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 12/02/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"El pescado olía mal y lo devolví a la cocina. El servicio por parte de nuestro mesero fue pésimo."
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2013
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Review 27 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great service and food. Perfect spot for a business lunch or romantic encounter."
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2007
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Review 28 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great food and service."
Dined on 2/16/2016
 2011
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Review 29 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Business dinner - serious discussion.

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Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Asked for quiet table away from the bar - done. Attentive, but not "over the top" hovering service - done. Thoughtful recommendations for food selection - done.
Seared salmon was excellent and the grilled asparagus was terrific."
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 31 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2013
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Review 32 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 33 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went for my birthday and was excellent! They were very helpful through the food and cocktail list. Also was able to get a dessert for my bday!"
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2014
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Review 34 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Grill on the Alley

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Great service, good food. Way overpriced. Menu completely changed under new management and prices have soared."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
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Review 35 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, late-night find
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Review 36 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 37 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 38 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
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Review 39 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
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Review 40 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2007
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Review 41 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2002
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Rib-eye was great!! Perfect medium-rare and great char and marbling."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
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Review 43 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Slow, unresponsive service.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We arrived at 5:30 and had theater around the corner at 7:30. First, it was 15 minutes before a drink order was even taken and the service continued slow from there, despite informing out waiter, at least twice, that we needed to be out the door by 7:10. The entrees took a long time to come out, and despite proactively asking for our check, we didn't get it presented to us until 7:15. Our waiter was nice enough, and the food excellent (although the price points are quite high), but the service was just bad and really ruined the whole experience. I think the place was understaffed, but we had a reservation so they knew we would be there. I will think twice before going there again unless I have all night."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2005
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Review 44 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 45 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 46 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 48 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Very pleasant restaurant with good food

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We found the general ambience and service and food all good at this restaurant. Our criticisms would be that it was a bit overpriced and the menu a little restrictive. My son had an expresso at the end of the meal and found that very poorly made and below parr!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 49 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 50 for The Grill on the Alley - Chicago
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2010
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