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Eating Out - January 25, 2013

Neptune's treasures revealed

The Sea offers sensuous bounty in rarefied setting

by Dale F. Bentson

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.

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

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...
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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.