It seems to be the end of the line for The Grill on the Alley's outpost in Hollywood (commonly known as The Grill on Hollywood), as the long-running location plans to shutter permanently tomorrow.
An email to customers went out last week informing them of the news, which comes after fifteen years in Hollywood. No particular reason was given for the shutter, be it a lease arrangement or just a wish to simplify the company’s holdings, but neither would necessarily satisfy sad regulars who as of tomorrow will no longer be able to enjoy the restaurant’s white tablecloths and big chops. That said, the location inside the touristy Hollywood and Highland complex probably made it a touch less charming than the powerhouse Beverly Hills location.
The loss of The Grill on the Alley in Hollywood calls to mind a number of other high-profile shutters this year, featuring big names and long-running restaurant legends. Border Grill in Santa Monica went down after 26 years, while 45 year old Gardens of Taxco in West Hollywood is being forced to move on. Heck, even the very first Marie Callender’s in Orange County closed this summer.
Want one more crack at the old The Grill on the Alley in Hollywood? The place is closing forever tomorrow. The company also retains a Westlake Village location, which just reopened in September after an extended renovation.