AL'S A ST LOUIS LANDMARK
The next time you go out to dinner, you need to go to Al's in downtown St louis. Al's is located just east of the Ram's football stadium, a few blocks north of the Arch and a short walk north of the Lumiere Casino and the Four Seasons Hotel. The food and service are outstanding and you will not leave hungary. The wait staff are dressed in tuxedos giving Al's that special touch of a first class fine dining establishment. The restaurant has been at the same location since 1925 and is still owned and operated by the 3rd and 4th generations of the original family making it one of St Louis's most treasured landmarks. Try it the next time you are in Downtown St Louis, you will be glad you did!
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Professional wait staff. Food prepared to perfection. The ambiance of a high class fine dining establishment of which it is. Runs like a finely tuned Swiss watch. For the money you spend and the value you receive, will you will not find an overall better restaurant that does everything right anywhere else. Highly recommend.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hands down best steakhouse
Hands down best steakhouse I have been to. My steak was cooked to perfection and table side service was something you ever see, I very much enjoyed that. Server was very knowledgeable on menu and how each item is and can be prepared. It was truly an amazing dining experience.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fabulous dining experience.
Had a fabulous dining experience. The food and service were amazing and the wine selection was quite notable. Its not only delightful in its meals but the restaurant has so much history. I really enjoyed the bar and how it is set up like your on a Riverboat. The painted detail on the walls are amazing and you really feel like you are a boat. I can't wait to go back for their half off wine day and have a glass of wine in the bar and eat some of the great appetizers they offer.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great night, I loved
We had a great night, I loved my meal and the service was excellent! Will be back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem of a restaurant in the
A gem of a restaurant in the heart of downtown. I like the fact that it's family owned, it's nice to try something that is unique and not a chain. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time guest
I'll start off by saying that everything at Al's was great. The food, the service and the ambience was just right for my girlfriend and I. We started off with the stuffed mushrooms which were amazing! I love mushrooms and crab so I figured why not give it a shot? They sure did deliver and I was very impressed. Our server described the filet very accurately and I'm glad I tried it because it was made to perfection. Lastly, we decided to go for the bananas foster for dessert and it was to die for. I could go on but il leave it at that and let everyone who goes to Al's be the judge. From my standpoint it was obviously worth it. Go check out the bridge to the bar it's a pretty nice touch to such a classy place.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always a lovely dining
As always a lovely dining experience. Upon arrival I took a seat in the bar and enjoyed a nice Stockholm. The bar is just so beautifully put together and the feeling of being on a river boat is a one of a kind experience you can't find anywhere else. After my cocktail I proceeded to the table where I started with a big bowl of lobster bisque. I have had a lot of lobster bisques and none that even come close to the one at Al's. There was a generous amount of lobster and it was rich and creamy.That is something I will definitely be ordering again. For my main course I order a petite filet. I ordered my filet at a medium rare temperature and it was cooked to perfection. It was very juicy and tender and the steak melted in my mouth. Fantastic!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finding a restaurant with NO PRINTED menu is unique. Restaurant started in 1925, still solid!!! We had a great experience dining their when we lived in St.Louis in 1971. While on vacation in 2013 from MN it did not disappoint!! Our memories of AL's food did not disappoint.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Business restaurant
If you want a restaurant which has superb service, excellent food and a quiet atmosphere then Al 's restaurant is the place!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dining experience
Had a wonderful dining experience at Al's. The food was absolutely delightful and the service was superb. I ordered the filet and it was the best steak I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. The juices and flavers really brought the whole filet together. I can't wait to go back and try another wonderful item from their menu.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Al's by far is the best restaurant
Al's by far is the best restaurant I have been to. I have been to many steak and seafood places and none of them compare to Al's. The food was fantastic, the seafood very fresh and the meat very juicy and tender. Generous portions were given and the service was outstanding. I was very impressed by their table side service and watching them put the finishing touches on my meal right in front of me. I ended the night with fresh berries and cream and it was an excellent finish to wonderful meal. I will definitely be back to Al's again.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
AL's is no mis-steak!
My family has enjoyed dinning at a variety of restaurants in the St. Louis area on both sides of the Mississippi. Our “City / Region” has many excellent menu choices which can make where to go a blessing and curse…especially if you love all manors of cuisine.
AL’s Restaurant (Steakhouse) was no disappointment in the area of food, service and ambience. The evening was casual and quiet. And, AL’s staff met or exceeded our expectations. (food too!)
The special occasion was celebrating my wife’s 49th Birthday (+1) with our two daughters (17 & 19).
I will consider and recommend AL’s in the future for another special family event or group celebration.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food and ambience were great! Best overall restaurant St. Louis has to offer.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Meal Ever
I had my best meal ever tonight at Al's. Everything was cooked to perfection. Even my drink was perfect. I really enjoy the bar and the overall atmosphere of Al's. Al's is the restauant for me.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining at its Best
I just love this restaurant. The food and service are second to none. Tonight as always, my steak and lobster were cooked to perfection and my serving portions were very large as usual. Al's Restaurant in St Louis is simply the best.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow - what a great bar and atmosphere. Enjoyed their signature "Cosmopolitano" drink, which was delicious. The steak and lobster is outrageously good, unlike anywhere in St. Louis. The seabass with shrimp sauce was equally impressive, light, flakey and not overpowered by the delicious sauce. Al's is a class act with a twist of excitement in presentation and service.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Al's is an exceptional value. It seems that all the other steak houses charge alacarte for everything. At Al's I received a dinner salad with my main course for no extra charge. Also tonight, between my salad and main course they served me a scoop of sorbet to cleanse my taste buds, again at no extra charge. At Al's you always receive more for less money than at the other restaurants. For exceptional value and service, go to Al's.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star Service and Food
Al's on the riverfront is outstanding. I enjoyed the tableside service and my steak just melted in my mouth. The wait staff is exceptional and extremely accommodating. Plan to return very soon.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is unbelievable. Everything from the begining to the end was fantastic. I really do enjoy the tableside service and the waiters in tuxedos. It just adds that special touch that very few restaurants do anymore. The ambiance is very relaxing, and you are never rushed. The food is to die for. I can't wait to go back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at Al's on a Tuesday night. I went into the bar before dinner and oh, what a beautiful bar. The mural of the Mississippi River in the 1800's is breath taking. My drink, dinner and service that night was absolutely the best. Al's is a must go to for anyone wanting the best food, service, ambience and scenic bar that St Louis has to offer.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tonight was wine wednesday at Al's, so my bootle of wine was half off. My wine went perfect with my steak and lobster. My steak and lobster were melt in your mouth delicious and the tableside service was very entertaining. Great evening!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
AL'S PUTS ST LOUIS, MO ON THE MAP
It is to bad that St Louis does not have any other fine dining restaurants like AL'S. Once you have experienced AL'S, nobody else seems to compare. At AL'S, they pay so much attention to the details and do not skip a beat. My meal was the best I have ever had. It is also value added when you get a salad with your dinner. I have not been to any other STL fine dinning restaurant that includes salad with dinner for no extra charge. I like the fact that the waiters are dressed in tuxedos and provide table side service, again just another thing that AL'S does that most of the other STL restaurants do not do. There are other special things that AL'S does that the others do not do and that is why I feel that Al's puts STL, MO on the map.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kept secret
A fabulous gem in St. Louis. I had not known of the restaurant before, A great dining experience in a beautiful old fashioned restaurant.. The service and food are top notch! It is a non-descript building north of Lacledes Landing. While the neighborhood is nothing to brag about, once you walk in it is like a step back in time. The bar area is set up like an old river boat. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to have a classy, romantic dinner.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
BEST FOOD & SERVICE IN ST LOUIS
Outstanding dining experience. The food and service were the best I've ever had anywhere! Portion sizes are large for both food and beverages. Excellent.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I highly recommend Al's restaurant
I highly recommend Al's restaurant in downtown St Louis, MO for anyone who wants to experience the best food and service that money can buy. When you take into account all of the value added amenities you receive at Al's, I would rate my overall dining experience at Al's as nothing short of spectacular. This is a must go to restaurant.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Al's is a 5 star restaurant in every way. Not only do you receive the standard things like free refills on your coffee, tea and soda, they take things a step higher in the quality of the breads and blue cheese spread that they also serve at no extra charge. Most fine dining restaurants charge you for everything, but not Al's. My dinner came with a salad at no extra charge. The portion sizes at Al's are also very large. I never like to leave a restaurant hungary and feel like I did not get enough food for what I paid for. At Al's, I can actually make 2 meals out of my order if I want to. The interior of Al's with it's thick plush carpet, high back leather chairs, wood paneled walls and beautiful paintings just adds to Al's character.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were on a tight schedule
We were on a tight schedule due to an event; the meal came out in perfect time, and well prepared as always. The staff even called for a car so we did not have to walk 3 blocks to the show. Nice touch.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Al's with my boyfriend.
I went to Al's with my boyfriend. When we walked in the door we were promptly greeted with a warm hello and were taken to our table. For starters I ordered a lobster bisque and my boyfriend ordered the stuffed mushrooms. The lobster bisque was filled w a generous amount of lobster and had the right amount of creaminess to it. The stuffed mushrooms were quite big and my boyfriend just raved how good they were. For the main course we both ordered filets. Mine medium rare, his medium. Both cooked just how we liked it and the flavor was outstanding. Along with our steaks we ordered a side of creamed spinish and a twice baked potatoe. Both were very delicious. We can't remember the last time we had such a fantastic meal and superb service.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dining experience
Had a wonderful dining experience at Al's. the staff was very friendly and attentive, they really made my dining experience memorable. The tray presentation of the food options was really cool, definitely a nice change from your standard paper menu. (Paper menu was also available). I'm a huge seafood lover so when they presented the special of Seafood Nicolin I was sold. The dish came with lobster, shrimp, and scallops all scampi style. The fish was very fresh and all cooked to perfection. I enjoyed my seafood dinner w a lovely glass of house Pinot Grigio. For dessert I had some fresh strawberries with cream. It was a delicious yet light way to top off my meal. Overall a very pleasant experience and I can't wait to go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I were recommended
My boyfriend and I were recommended to go to Al's by a friend. Our friend told us all these wonderful things about the restaurant and it was a must to try. That the food was incredible, the service was superb and the bar room was quite a site. We couldn't wait to go try it. Once we arrived we went straight to the bar to check it out and enjoy a pre cocktail before dinner. The bar is reminiscent of a riverboat and the paintings on the walls really made you feel like you were on a boat. The food was very delicious. I ordered the chicken Marsala where they actually brought it out table side and prepared it in front of me. My boyfriend loves steak so he ordered the filet. He described it as a melt in your mouth, tender, wonderful cut of meat.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed having drinks
We really enjoyed having drinks and appetizers at the bar! Will be back!
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
My Go-to Place for Superb Dining
Superb dining is the standard at Al’s. Any time I want a luxurious evening, pampered with great service and food, Al’s is my go-to place and my last visit was no exception. The wait staff is extremely friendly and attentive – you never want for butter, water refills, cocktails refreshed, etc. – they anticipate your needs without being intrusive. Waiters seem to know when and when not to be at the table to afford private dinner conversation - I appreciate that. The lobster is always excellent, but Wednesday seemed even more divine. My guest raved about his filet, the best he’d ever had. Being wine Wednesday was an added value to the night. Spotted a local business celebrity dining on my way out – I guess I was in good company choosing Al’s.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. We had the place to ourselves for an early sitting. We felt very pampered and the staff catered to our wishes. Food was amazing. The place had a very historical feeling.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grast dining experience
This Resturant is a look back into the fine dining of years gone by. The interior decor, the friendly staff, the food all take us back to the dining experience we used to have. We would recommend a coat and tie to add to the evening.
The location is the one drawback, but, look past this and go right on in, it is well worth it !!!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine Wednesdays at Al's are Great!
Tonight at Al's it was wine Wednesday. My bottle of wine was half off, my steak was cooked to perfection and the service was outstanding. Great value all around!
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to Al's on our 21st anniv. My goal was to create an experience that my wife would never forget and Al's did it. The food was great. I've never seen my wife enjoy eating so much. Hands down the best food and dining experience we have ever had. Thanks Al's for making our 21st anniv. the best ever.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dinner and fantastic service!
My wife and I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the terrific service! The waiter was a pleasure to talk with and shared some wonderful history about the restaurant. We will definitely go back!!!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best steak and service in St Louis. Must see the one of a kind River Boat Bar. Will be back soon.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
All to ourselves
It was a Friday night, a 6:30 pm reservation. Our first visit to Al's based on several positive recommendations from friends. My wife and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary. Much to our surprise, we were the only patrons in the entire restaurant! Over the two plus hours we were there, no one else arrived. We had the entire wait staff at our beck and call. And they were fabulous! The food was exquisite! And the steaks were cooked to perfection! We would recommend Al's highly. The waiters told us that some nights are slow. We were disappointed that such a fine classy restaurant had essentially no business on a Friday night. We sincerely hope that their business picks up. We will definitely be back.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service, food and timing. We were on a deadline because of an event and the staff nailed it--we completed our meal in perfect time and did not feel rushed (we were even late for our reservation and they pulled it off). Not many restaurants could pull this off.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Who's Who Crowd Tonight
It was a "Who's Who" crowd tonight at Al's. There were people their that I have only read about or seen on TV, it was amazing! The food was exquisite and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back soon. Who knows who I will see next time. Highly recommend for people looking for a great atmosphere where you receive large portions and the highest quality food and service.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Why so Quiet?
This classic place was nearly empty on a Thursday night. The food was delicious, but it would have been nice to have company.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a little nervous going
We were a little nervous going in as Al's is certainly off the beaten track and the bar and dining room were almost empty. However, we were intrigued. Once we got in, met the staff, viewed the artwork, ate the food and heard about the history of Al's, we truly enjoyed the night. The staff were all wonderful and very knowledgeable as they all have been there for (I believe) from between 20-55 years! The bar feels like an old riverboat and there is a full wall mural depicting the St. Louis riverfront at the turn of the century. If you are interested in the history of St. Louis and its waterfront..want to experience traditional fine dining...excellent food and service...give it a shot!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu And Presentation
I had a wonderful evening at Al's tonight, food and service were outstanding. I especially enjoy their great menu and presentation. It is like none other that I've ever seen. My cream-cognac peppercorn sauce was the best I have ever had. I highly recommend Al's to the steak connoisseur who understands the different types of steaks and sauces that can be served with your order or the steak novice who is looking for a wait staff that is very experienced and knowledgeable and can explain to you the difference between the various types of steaks and sauces that can accompany your selection and guide you to your perfect dish. Really enjoyed their river boat bar, it is one of a kind that you just have to see. Looking forward to going back soon.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Class Restaurant
Had a wonderful evening at Al's tonight. Food, service and over all atmosphere were all outstanding. Tables are not on top of each other which is nice especially if you do not want to hear the table next to you conversations and you want to have an intimate dinning experience. Al's is perfect for me in every way. Will definitely be back.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
You have to go here, if but to just experience a once in a lifetime dining treasure. Be ready to embrace the old school charm and elegance. One of the best kept lounge secrets in town...classically dark with amazing ambiance and architecture.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Dinning Experience Ever!
What an outstanding restaurant! From the moment you walk into this historic legendary St Louis landmark until the moment you leave, it is just one great experience after another. Not only is the delicious mouth watering food and table side service the best I have ever had, the overall atmosphere is really unmatched anywhere. Must see the bar! This establishment needs to be on every ones bucket list. Can't wait to go back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
What are you waiting for GO to Al's
We can't wait to go back! Times have changed but Al's keeps true to top notch food and service that past generations grew up experiencing. They remind us that dining out can still be a special event rather than a daily routine. The dress code has been relaxed to business casual. Stop in for a drink at the lounge if nothing more - guaranteed to give you a conversation starter no one will top. We are not fancy people but we cringe at the thought of dining at chain restaurants with a kid's menu and we don't mind paying more or going out of our way to avoid them. We dine and buy local when we can and everyone who claims St. Louis as home or is an in the know foodie needs to add Al's to their dining resume ASAP.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time at Al’s has me wondering why I waited so long!!! Service was impeccable, food absolutely mouthwatering and I can’t wait to go back. Prices are higher than your average claim to fame restaurant however the food is well worth the price. Harold was our server and his presentation was excellent. I highly recommend this establishment.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM