Situated just off Deansgate, Grill On The Alley is a handsome, professional and efficient take on an upmarket Manhattan steak house. Think leather booths, low-slung lighting and live piano accompaniment. Ideal for birthday parties, dates and business dinners, its a catch-all place and one of the discerning diner's favourites in the city centre. The 100 per cent premium beef burger (£10.50) with hand-cut chips, dressed salad and ketchup wont leave you wanting more (best served rare) or try the £10 steak sandwich with all the trimmings. For a melt-in-the-mouth experience, the Wagyu burger made from beer-fed, hand-massage cows has to be tasted (£18.50). Add Stilton for an extra £1.50 but this seems criminal to temper some of the tenderest meat in the world with fromage. Choose from a list of fine, New World varietals and cocktails.