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The Sea by Alexander

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-213-1111
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cotton candy” (19 reviews)
“hamachi shots” (19 reviews)
“truffle fries” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sea by Alexander is a high-end restaurant featuring all things seafood. The presentation is amazing, and this is a good place for a special celebration.

Thank mll
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had no idea what to expect and I ended up having the best steak I have had at an upscale restaurant like this. Sometimes the high end restaurants are too fancy and lack actual flavor but my meal was perfect and the staff was...More

Thank Athena M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to The Sea many times and it has never disappoint. Recently, we went for my husband's birthday and had a preset 5 course dinner menu which was excellent! Every course was superb. We got home really full and still savoring the meal.

Thank ETTO2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there because the Alexanders is a famous chain steakhouse, and it is close to where we stayed at. The atmosphere and environment were good that night. The service was good as well. The seared foie gras was very tasty. However, the Wagyu flat...More

Thank Doug_TDW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent our 32nd wedding anniversary dinner at The Sea. What a great choice! Thankfully, we had some gift certificates too because it is pricey! But so good! The service staff is excellent. Very conscientious and attentive. We even had a "table technician" come over and...More

Thank gregschlag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at this restaurant multiple times during a 10 day stay in Palo Alto. We found you could walk-in without a reservation and eat in the bar at high tables. Quiet and great service. All food items were very good but...More

Thank SuitsMeColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, a fantastic dinner and dining experience. We were a party of six and everyone have high praises for this restaurant. Friendly staff with excellent service. We had all ordered their 5 course pre-fix menu. Everything was great but I really love the Hamachi shooter...More

Thank mhom001
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great selection of fresh fish and great steaks. Don't miss the lobster and cheese bread - it is amazing and they just keep on bringing it! The entrees were spectacular and expect some pink cotton candy with your dessert/bill. Wonderful experience.

Thank SpecialK8177
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A meal for 3, with two of us just having appetizers came to almost $300. Having said that, the food was outstanding. Had the wagyu steak ($35/oz with 4 oz minimum) which was perfectly done. Truffle fries were a hit as were the clam chowder....More

Thank AvidTraveller2011
Reviewed 21 June 2017

When we were offered a table at the bar, we were worried. As it turned out, the table and service was excellent. Great food accompanied by sincere and attentive service. The wine was served with great panache, starters included octopus, tuna tartare and more. The...More

Thank ponnapa2016
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Cam T
31 January 2015|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Since we do not drink, we are not aware if there is separate bar menu. We noticed their bar on the right upon entering the establishment. We saw patrons at the bar having mixed drinks and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
    (Dinah's Court)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-213-1111
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The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse is the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin bless contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary.
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