Al's Upstairs

4.8
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726 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
-Window seat requests are not guaranteed on the weekends or holidays

-Please, no children under 5 years old on the weekends.

-Private dining rooms available, please call 803-920-9406
What 726 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JSNA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service from our server who was new to the job but well trained. We could not have been more pleased with the food or the service.

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Courtney
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We enjoy going to Al's Upstairs for special occasions and it does not disappoint. Further, during this time of Covid-19, the restaurant did a nice job with spacing out the tables to provide some distance from other diners.

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JimJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...we enjoyed the food....the surroundings and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. Very good

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NMS10
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specials were amazing! Excellent service. Romantic location for special occasion dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed Al's Upstairs, but I requested a table overlooking the city scape and instead we got a table facing a wall...😕

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brianb
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion

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RichardF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Al's is our favorite spot in town!

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible, fresh food. Everything was amazing. I wish we had been seated where we had a view of some sort.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice spot and good view. Food was excellent.

EL
EdwardL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as always excellent. I asked for a table near the window to celebrate our 30th anniversary they accommodated wonderfully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice and observant. The food was amazing. Such a great atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing as always.

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Anna11982
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and view! Food was ok. I had the salmon special which I’d rate an 8, my daughter had the meatballs and didn’t like them at all.

JP
JaneP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and service was too!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, consistently good food and service. Nice atmosphere.

RW
RyanW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Hate I waited so long to done here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was great

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errol
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with view of the city. Good food at reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for couples to try! Nice view, food was great! The atmosphere of the restaurant was very appealing I would definitely recommend this place!

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CarolC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of Columbia skyline. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great at Al’s Great value and awesome taste. My “Go To” place when I want great food !!

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place for a special occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great. Service was great. Dessert was amazing and my Miller lite was soooo good

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Tiffany
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such good food and excellent service. One of our top favorite places to visit in Columbia

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Bruce
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and very good food with excellent service. The wine was pricey, but that seems to be the case everywhere in the US, the food was reasonably priced though.

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vipLeslieH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular! Best restaurant in Columbia.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

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RandyS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Al’s Upstairs has been our favorite dining spot since we moved to the area 5 years ago. Food and service is always top notch, and the ambiance is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening!! I had requested a corner table for my husband’s birthday, and we had a lovely view of the downtown skyline. We both ordered the Pasta alla Al and it was fabulous—the seafood was cooked perfectly and the sauce was sooo good, lil sweet and a lil heat. Just a wonderful evening at Al’s from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a double date at Al’s and it was an amazing experience. The server was great. The views were amazing. I will most certainly be visiting again.

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ReneeT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food taste AMAZING and is great for the price point. Beautiful intimate location for a nice couple date! Definitely will be visiting them again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops and sea bass were both excellent entrees! Second time we have been there and equally satisfied!

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SandraZ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never had a bad dish at Al's. Everything is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome overall experience, amazing food and service!

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SCGATOR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love the view and the food.

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Antennaman
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Columbia. View at sundown and afterward is beautiful as the sunlight reflects so vividly. Great view with or without moon. House champagne a very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked up and got a window table. The food and service was top notch. A nice wine for 27$ is quite a deal as well. We’ll be back for sure.

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SusanF
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The bread and oil/balsamic vinegar was delicious! Our entrees were good but scallops had to be sent back to be cooked a little more and everything needed more salt and pepper. Dessert was very good. The service was good but a little slow..... seems like there was only one waiting on the whole restaurant. Beautiful decor and view.

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Al's Upstairs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 794-7404.

Al's Upstairs is rated 4.8 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

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