-Please, no children under 5 years old on the weekends.
-Private dining rooms available, please call 803-920-9406
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pasta alla Al
shrimp, scallops, lobster claw, garlic, sweet chili sauce over pasta purses
with shrimp, puff pastry dome
rock shrimp, crab, ricotta, topped with garlic cream and mozzarella
Birthday dinner. Excellent meal.
Always an excellent meal. Staff very attentive
Our favorite restaurant by far!
Overall it was a good dinner and the service is always excellent!
Very romantic with great service and a great view. Excellent wine prices by the bottle, and the food was well-prepared and very enjoyable.
What great service & view! We will be back. The ambience and the wine were amazing.
As always Al’s Upstairs never disappoints. The food and setting are phenomenal. Great selection of wines to pair with your meal. The Lobster Bisque with pastry topping is the best in the city. The Pasta Alla Al is one of the signature dishes on the menu. Great restaurant for a couple to relax and enjoy a top notch meal.
The atmosphere was very befitting for a romantic bday celebration for my man. Neither of us have ever been there but we enjoyed.
Our servers were wonderful and very helpful. The food as always was wonderful!
Food was fantastic, as well as the service and atmosphere. We went there for my boyfriend’s birthday & we’ll be back for mine next month! Highly recommend
Great experience. Dinner was delicious. Will definitely return.
The 4 of us had different things including veal, chicken, seafood and pasta. All dishes were top notch and exceeded our expectations!
I have been a patron of this restaurant for over 30 years and it always is outstanding! Fresh food and creative recipes with outstanding service and the best view of the city of Columbia!
We had a wonderful dinner and night out.
Pre triathlon for husband
Best restaurant in Columbia! So delicious.
Delicious manicotti with seafood and a chicken/ spinach dish. Everything cooked well and tasty. Service was good and our meals came quickly. All in all you can’t go wrong eating at Al’s.
Great service and the food was outstanding!
It was our anniversary so we went there for the first time.
For the restaurant to have just opened for dinner service, I was a bit shocked to find out that they'd run out of broccolini. The replacement vegetable (green beans) was a bit salty for my spouse, so we requested another order. When the waiter brought out the replacement vegetable, there was a long strain of hair on the plate...so we requested another order of replacement vegetable. By this time, my spouse had finished eating her meal, minus having the vegetable to accompany it. The replacement vegetable arrived to the table about 2mins before we ordered dessert.
Al's was fantastic. Exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely go back and would highly recommend to others
We just had our anniversary dinner at All Upstairs.....our 4th visit to Al's. Just like the other 3 times.....it was outstanding. The food....the service....the ambiance make it one of the best restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend it and will most certainly return.
Excellent meal. Service was prompt but not overbearing. Will be back soon.
Delicious meal, beautiful view, and very attentive service
Mallory was our waitstaff and she was terrific! Great service and a delight to talk with as she served us.
Chef Michael worked his magic and we had a wonderful meal.
We will definitely be back😀👍
Our go to place when visiting our daughter and taking out her friends
Great meal, wonderful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it all!
My favorite restaurant. Al’s signature pasta is so delicious. It’s like nothing you’ve ever had. The sauce is to die for!
Absolutely fantastic! Everything was great! I could have ate 10 more orders of baked oysters!
Table was ready when we arrived, my date had the Flounder and it was great, I had a shrimp and Scallop special.
Al bought our wine and for that I thank you. We will be back soon, we already talked about dinning with you again. Thanks for a great evening
There wasn’t a single vegetarian thing on the menu practically. Crab cakes were a huge disappointment.
Portions were small for the price, not enough sauce on pasta, sauce was too sweet. Veal was good but very small portion. Chicken Charleston was bland and very overcooked!
Calamari was very good, bread was good. Unsure if the chef on duty 3/17 was just not caring that night but I was very disappointed! I had heard good things so I will give another try but if it isn’t improved the next time I won’t go back.
I always enjoy Al's because I know their capacity is limited. Since we're still in a pandemic and I felt the governor is lifting restrictions prematurely I chose Al's because I at least had the comfort of knowing there wouldn't be a crowd. Servers were masked but a few of the greeter and person running the bar was not. The only thing I didn't like. We're not through this thing yet. But overall great experience. May hold off on coming back too soon. Oh and windows need a little cleaning. Has the perfect view.
Made reservations online to celebrate a friend's birthday. When we got to the restaurant, we did not receive the seating that we requested, in fact others were seated before us. The meals did not come out at the same time and two of the orders had to be sent back because they were burned. I asked them to prepare their specialty desert for our friend's birthday online prior to coming to the restaurant but it was never delivered. Multiple mistakes were made with the final bill. Although the two burned dishes were taken off the bill and replaced with two different dishes, no concession was made to make up for the overall experience. What was supposed to be a nice celebration was ruined. They used to have a good reputation, apparently that has diminished severely. Poor service. Will not be going again.
The entire staff was very nice, polite & attentive. The food was all fantastic, the appetizer, entree & desert were all fresh and fantastic. Price was more than reasonable for the amount of food we received. My only two negatives, if I’m being picky, were the lighting and noise. We were there at night at the peak dining time, and the noise level was a little high with all of the other diners, and it was a little dark. Otherwise, it was an amazing meal. Our new favorite restaurant!
The meal was incredibly delicious as always. Even with my steak being slightly undercooked, the server had it cooked to perfection for me. It's the little things that keep me coming back...genuine hospitality! Thank you for a wonderful date night experience!
Meal was great, dinning area was comfortable, service responsive but not rushed.
Restaurant is always a good choice. Our waiter was prompt but had zero personality. Never looked at you in the eye and no smile at all.
Food excellent as always. We enjoyed a really good wine and will surely be back.
The restaurant was a bit noisy. Had a large group and I'm sure that is why.
Go to Al's Upstairs!!! I promise you won't be disappointed!!!!
An old favorite that never fails to please! One of Columbia's best with a perfect view of the river and the skyline!
Outstanding, as usual!!!
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 854 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.