http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=20011


Town Square

Neptune's treasures revealed

Original post made on Jan 26, 2013

Attention to detail defines excellence. The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse is all about details: handsome decor, attentive service and everything in between. Unlike the Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino, The Sea isn't quite Michelin-star quality yet — that might come with time and consistency — but the overall dining experience is of the highest quality.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Max Hauser, a resident of another community
on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Max Hauser is a registered user.

Thanks for a thorough (and richly photographed) look at this new restaurant.

Incidentally, for awareness of local restaurant history, this article surpassed the SF Chronicle by identifying Alexander's as a Cupertino enterprise. (Alexander's is that rare accomplishment, a successful original twist on a restaurant genre -- steakhouses -- that prides itself on avoiding originality.)

A recent Chron story on new Peninsula and South-Bay restaurants called The Sea "a seafood spin-off of [Alexander's] San Francisco and Cupertino restaurants." Geographically complete, but historically misleading -- like claiming Thomas Keller created renowned restaurants in "New York and Yountville." (He created a renowned restaurant in Yountville, then much later, on the strength of its success, a NYC spin-off -- much as Alexander's expanded to San Francisco in late 2010.)


Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

The columnist in the SF Chron only gave 1.5 stars...
Web Link

This may be a "to each their own" dining experience


Posted by Tried it, a resident of another community
on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

We tried it, but the food was no more than just okay. The service really sucked though. To be fair, I will assume that due to the flu epidemic, several of their servers were out sick, because they were several short.