-Please, no children under 5 years old on the weekends.
-Private dining rooms available, please call 803-920-9406
Great atmosphere, staff, and food! Awesome view of the River and downtown Columbia. Request a window table
Another excellent dining experience. Al’s is a favorite!
Always a great experience at Al’s with Allen’s superb customer service!
We had a great time her and the service was great! The food was priced appropriately!! We had the veal parmigiana and flounder!
Always a favorite! The perfect combination of a tasty menu, pleasant atmosphere, great service, and a lovely view. Our special occasion "go to" restaurant for a reason. Never disappoints! Can't wait for the next visit this Christmas season.
Awesome evening as always! Love this restaurant! A really nice, leisurely evening!
I really enjyed my visit with my son on 11-22-2019. The only thing not satisfied is that we were set at a table by the window where the floor slanted away from my son's chair. It made the time at the table somewhat uncomfortable for him.
Always a fabulous dining experience. Love the Duo!
Excellent meal and service as always. We look forward to coming here every November to celebrate our anniversary.
Phenomenal!! Highly recommend the lobster bisque. My scallops were amazing, and the market flounder was to die for. Save some room for the cheesecake!
We really enjoyed our dinner there. I had chicken Charleston. I never ate this kind of meal before and I liked it. The service was really nice. The noise level was low, which means that I could talk with my husband without yelling. I liked that they had a tray of desserts. It is hard to resists desserts when you see them. I did have a classic, the tiramisu. The prices are reasonable. I definitely recommend it.
One of the best meals I've ever had. I had Chef Mike's Chicken pasta. It was spectacular. I'm not kidding, I could have licked the plate! It was that good. The setting is so lovely too, overlooking the lights of downtown. Can't wait to go back.
great as always. Our go to place for birthdays and anniversaries or with out of town guests.
The food was excellent. The past ala Al was amazing. It was a first date and she was very impressed. Al's staff actually read my request via OpenTable and acted on it. I noted it was a first date and they did everything they could to make it special. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a intimate setting.
Al is getting it right!!!
Always dependably delicious.
Excellent food and very quiet for fine dining with a date with the wife.
Fantastic food. Service was OK, waitress missed a few ques but still did a good job. Best Italian restaurant in the Columbia area so far. Scallops and the lobster bisque were off the chart! Definetly coming back.
The food and service were amazing. We were greeted immediately upon entering the establishment.
My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner. The service and the view of the city at sunset was wonderful! We had oysters for appetizers and our entree’s were delicious their desserts are made in house!!! They also had a gluten free pasta option and stated they could accommodate almost any dish I chose! Value for the money spent was great!
Everything we ordered was delicious. Always a treat to go there and not too expensive .
We had an amazing time at Al's Upstairs. This is our 3rd anniversary, but 1st we didn't go on vacation, so we wanted to go somewhere super special and romantic but local. It felt like we were on vacation. The food options were top notch and delicious. Thank you Al & your staff for an amazing night.
We came here for an anniversary dinner and were very pleased with the whole experience. The staff, food, and ambiance were wonderful.
It was perfect for what we were looking for. A romantic date night. Overlooking the city at sunset was beautiful. Food was great and atmosphere was very unique. Quiet and romantic.
Nice seen of Columbia. Server very knowledgeable of the menu.
And compliments the chef nicely.
Food was fabulous and very reasonable. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The sea bass was phenomenal.
Celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary. Meal was awesome. Only wish I made a later reservation so we could enjoy the lights of the city at night.
Favorite place to go when I'm in Columbia - great place for a special night.
Excellent food. Great service. Highly recommend.
We came to Al’s with friends before a concert. We enjoyed our meals very much! We would love to visit again on our next trip to the Columbia area.
The food was decent, the dessert was excellent though. The floors are really uneven- when I was sitting in my chair, I was leaning forward a good bit because of the slant. Very uncomfortable throughout the entire meal. Nice atmosphere. Server was friendly and very nice but incredibly slow. the pace of the meal was not enjoyable. Overall, certainly did not live up to its reputation in my opinion.
Dinner was exceptional. Started with the Duo...secret lobster bisque and Cesar Salad. Our server, Ansley provided superior service. She came back several times to see if we needed anything. Always a very fine dining experience!
Great experience as always. Very special anniversary dinning experience!
Wonderful food and service. We were even running late due to traffic and they were kind and welcoming and accommodated us anyway. Lovely meal!
Sauce was too strong. Did give large portions and bread was very good. Waiter was nice but had to ask for more water and more bread. Brought more bread but no butter. It was our anniversary and was disappointed. Was going to Myrtle Beach but storm cancelled that so was looking forward to trying Al’s. Would not recommend to friends.
Started with fried oysters and wedge salad. The salad was okay but the oysters were over fried and tough. I couldn't eat 4 because they were like rubber. My wife's pasta was overcooked, dry, and under seasoned. My pasta was also under seasoned, and dry. The main problem was the shrimp and lobster were both overcooked. We have eaten here for over 30 years and this was our worst meal to date. We will give them a pass and come back in the future because this was out of character based upon past experiences.
Definitely a great dining choice. I will be recommending this restaurant to others
Always an excellent experience