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The Sea by Alexander

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4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405 (Dinah's Court)
+1 650-213-1111
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Please don't go here if you are visiting Palo Alto for business or leisure. I don't believe it all representative of good high end dining in Palo Alto and around. Unfortunately, the food scene still is sorely lacking on the Peninsula considering SF has one of the world's best dining scenes but still there are much better, atmospheric restaurant than... More 

Thank molliestravels
palo alto, ca
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A new challenge of a sea food restaurant by Alexanders Steak House but we all ordered meat. We were a party of seven but were seated in a very tight space and felt like eating in middle seat of an international economy class. Great selection of wines like Jordan and Cakebread but expect to pay the price for them. The... More 

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San Jose, CA
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132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here for a Tuesday night dinner to check out this restaurant. First impression was that the parking was completely inadequate for the volume of customers, so I quickly pulled into the valet parking. Walking in the place is large and spacious and decorated in a modern style. We had reservations for 6:45pm and were seated promptly. I had the... More 

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Morgan Hill
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been there on several occasions over the past year and half since we were introduce to the restaurant by the Rosewood Hotel. California cuisine in setting fit for its typical Palo Alto style ranch architec ( years ago before the rise of silicon valley) . Well train staff, excellent service and presentation . good food quality but wish... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Just happened by this restaurant as I was staying in Dinah's Garden Hotel next door and what a find. Superb menu, attentive and professional staff and the food is exceptionally good. Rather pricey, but well worth it. Highly recommendable

Thank David W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

all of the food was exceptional, you cant go wrong. It's a little pricey but the ambiance and quality of the food is well worth it.

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Eureka, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Courses served with flair and panache in a pleasant atmosphere. We were constantly surprised by special treats between courses - small plates having a variety of exquisitely presented small bites prepared in unusual ways. Dessert was absolutely stunning and delicious.

Thank cal_banker
Harpswell, Maine
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336 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The bar was very comfortable, and the drink list was very impressive (and expensive). The list of bourbons, single malt scotches, etc., was top notch, and categorized by region. You are limited only by your budget and your ability to remain upright.

Thank Peter B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Spending a week in the Bay area for business and trying out a few resto's in Palo Alto, we at our last day ended by accident up here. What a treat! Finally decent tasty food!! Had the King Salmon, one of the best I ever had. My daughter joining me on this business trip, who is veggy, got a special... More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

It sits on a busy commercial street a few miles from downtown Palo Alto, but it is well worth the short drive. While very expensive, it has the best service in Palo Alto and among the top 3 for the best food. After taking my wife and having a great meal, we returned a few weeks later for a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?