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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 good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cotton candy” (20 reviews)
“hamachi shots” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (19 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I attended a business dinner on Tuesday night at the Sea by Alexander.Our party numbered over 20.The food was mainly seafood and was prepared with quality local ingredients.We had a clam chowder to start followed by sea bass.Dessert was a chocolate praline dish.All the food...More

Thank DavidFD7586CR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at the Sea by Alexander with family members - easy to make reservation. We enjoyed the setting and food quality in general- but not very impressed if the price is factored in. Nice dinning experience, but pricy - given that I have been to...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to catch up with a friend before Christmas. It was my first time here and I must say that I was very impressed with both the food and the service. The service was outstanding. The wait staff was on point with their timing...More

Thank Manny510
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after a long day meeting different partners and it was not planned before hand, so it was a very nice surprise about the place and the quality. We did not seat in the dinning area but still you get served the same...More

Thank ibanejm
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Probably the best dinner I’ve ever had Thanks God I m not paying the bill So I m happy:) The banana dessert was fantastic

Thank 0marg
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Everything about the food, the service and the experience was excellent. If not for high prices on the menu, this would be 5 stars all the way. If you don't care about price, this is a great place. I had the clam chowder and tuna....More

Thank E P
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine fantastic food but for sure on the pricey side. Service is right on. Each dish is very well presented with fine detail.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Once again, we had an amazing birthday celebration. There were four of us, two with birthdays. We all had the 7-Course Tasting Menu. I'm the only one who doesn't eat meat so The Sea served me delicious substitutions for those two courses. Our waiter, Cash,...More

Thank tulips2u
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Had dinner here with my girl friend and her son or her birthday. I had the salmon, my girlfriend the lobster, and her son the tenderloin. All the dishes were excellent and the presentation was good. Overall service was excellent. The ambiance was good although...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went on a Saturday Night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server Hwan was super friendly and patient with my questions about the meal options. Our Executive Chef was YU Min Lin. My Daughter and Husband love sea food and I...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Cam T
1 February 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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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