Bar Review: The Grill on the Alley, Westlake Village, CA

The Grill on the Alley is located hidden in the back of a shopping complex.  You have to drive past several other beckoning restaurants.  But don’t be distracted, the Grill is where you want to be.

I’ve been here a few times and the food it always superb, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is friendly and open.   The roast beef was particularly noteworthy.   Definitely worth a visit for that alone.

But I’m here for the Martini.  And, as you’ve seen in past reviews, the food isn’t necessarily an indication of the Martini.

But today it is.  They serve a great martini, really excellent.  The stem was wonderfully frozen, the Martini very dry, well shaken, and served promptly before the stem started to warm up.  Matthew was engaging while staying professional.

B+ for selection: Citadelle, Nolet’s, Tanqueray, Tanqueray Ten, Bombay, Bombay Sapphire, Boodles, Hendrick’s, Beefeater.  I think just a few more selections, including something a bit ‘unusual’ or rare, would push this into the “A” category.

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*****   Rating Definitions   ****

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