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About Al Biernat's - North Dallas

Al Biernat's is much more than a great steakhouse, and now a spectacular second North Dallas location. Incredible seafood such as Australian cold water lobster tails and six different types of fresh fish await you daily. If you are a wine lover, the award winning list offers rare selections. come see why Al Biernat's is one of the best restaurants in the country.

5251 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;

Cross Street:
Tollway & Spring Valley

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 239-3400

Website:
http://www.albiernats.com/

Catering:
Al Biernat's has a room to fit all occasions from the most intimate groups of 10-14, to larger parties from 50-60. We offer a rooftop terrace that can accommodate cocktail parties, or enjoy an after dinner drink. We have 3 different private rooms to choose from which offer A/V for those important business meeting. If you prefer a festive event at your home, Al's has the catering team to fit your needs.

Executive Chef:
Pedro Ortiz

Al Biernat's - North Dallas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Good for Anniversaries (76)
Good for a Date (76)
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Business Meals (74)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Notable Wine List (48)
Romantic (42)
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Bar Seating (37)
People Watching (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Happy Hour (24)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the atmosphere - bright and cozy at the same time. Service was attentive and steaks were outstanding. The Al's salad is one of my favs - large enough for a meal. Highly recommended!

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

In Dallas on business. Went in for a solo dinner, was very pleased with the service and attention to a single diner. Ate in the bar with a perfect table facing the tv. Ordered a bottle of wine that I did not care for; they were extremely gracious and offered me an alternative. The bar menu was perfect for my needs, and the burger with grilled onions, bleu cheese, and Dijon mustard was outstanding. I will definitely be back for dinner on my next visit to Dallas.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

This new location of a Dallas icon offers brighter and more contemporary decor and vibe with the outstanding classic menu. The steaks are outstanding as well as all the sides. Their chicken parmigiana is the best I’ve ever had...surprise!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding but a little pricey compared to competition

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Steaks not consistent. One person's medium rare was another person's well done. It was almost beef jerky. Service was very slow and took too long to get meal. Not the same experience as we've has at other Al Biernat's. We will be choosing a different place for our next business meal.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I sound like a broken record but this place always provides a world class hospitality experience. The lunch menu is complete and well priced and the portions are large. Consistent service and outstanding food make this a regular spot for business lunches. Al and Eddie are true professionals.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Al B's a go-to...for anytime...the food is amazing and goes without saying...the service is impeccable...Ben in the bar knows all my favorite items, from bar to menu...AL B's is the Nordstrom of dining...product and customer service is never compromised, and IF it is, they are fixing it, over and above! Suizan Schacherer

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The chocolate fondue dessert was the best part of the meal.

The calamari came out slightly cold, not fully crispy & slightly under seasoned.

Porterhouse steak & lobster for 2
- The lobster was excellent
- The porterhouse steak was oddly sweet and under-seasoned.
- The pumpkin? purée didn’t mesh well with the rest of the dish

Roasted brussel sprouts - the bacon was burned & it would have been better with more seasoning.

Servers were too eager to take away our plates & silverware.

Overall - not worth what we paid for the meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The waitstaff is awesome. Our primary Server, Marty, was knowledgeable, professional and very attentive.
The decor is impressive but understated.
I will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with our two children and their spouses.

We had a great time. Food, wine and service were great.

Booth we had seated all 6 of us comfortably.

Glad there is a North Dallas location.

Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We wanted to try the new location of Al's on Spring Valley. A special date for my husband and I. We arrived and were seated about ten minutes early for our reservation. The room to the right was packed, probably three tables too many. We got our water and then 15 minutes later our waiter dropped by. We got the wine list, I asked for the cocktail list and I guess he had to wait for one as there are only a few. I ordered a cocktail and then we were asked for our order.
We ordered our salads and meal. Got the salads, then got the cocktail, so no time to drink it. By then, our wine glasses had been removed and we were not asked about a wine selection. Everything was done out of order. Cocktail should have come first, then order the meal. Salads were very good but then...45 minutes later we got our steaks. My husband's was very good, mine not so much as I asked for medium but it was bloody. Back it went. They tried to make it right, but we waited much too long, our waiter was overworked and rarely came by. For the price, I would definitely go elsewhere. Come on, Al. Get the service right, even when it's busy! Then no one will complain about what you charge.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The experience at Al Biernat's North was disappointing. I had enjoyed dining at the original Al Biernat's on several occasions and was looking forward to my first visit to the new location. Particularly as I had dined very frequently at that location when it was Del Friscos. I was curious about the changes that the restaurant had undergone.

When we checked in the reservations team was aware it was a special occasion - my brother's 71st birthday. I had mentioned this in my online reservation. However there was no acknowledgement of that during or after our meal. I'm not sure why one even bothers to mention it when the reservation is made.

The service was excellent. However the quality of the steak was not up to Al Biernat's standards. Both my brother and I ordered the 16 ounce strip steak. To our surprise the meat was very fatty. I have ordered dozens of strip steaks over the last 39 years and understand there is some fat along the edge of that cut. But these steaks were at the far end of my experience in terms of fat content. The side orders were quite nice. However the pour on the house wine on my first glass was very stingy -probably about two fingers in the glass. My second glass was more generous.

As an aside I know that Al Biernat's traditionally does not serve warm bread when you are first seated. But the bread in the basket served to us was cold and actually tasted somewhat stale.

In conclusion I had hoped to share a great experience with my brother on his birthday; he doesn't have the chance to dine frequently at top end restaurants like Al Biernat's . Unfortunately we both came away disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We gave this restaurant another chance last night since the first time we went was right after opening. Our waiter talked like a radio DJ in the way he spoke and seemed a little overwhelmed with his workload. When our glasses were empty, we weren’t asked if we wanted another drink, they were just taken away. That said, I try to have a lot of grace for the service industry because it is a really
tough job. Had the food been great or even good, it would have made for a better experience. My steak (for the 2nd time) came out like warm. It was cooked perfectly to a medium rare, but wasn’t hot which was a little odd to me. My wife’s petit filet came out looking like a sirloin from outback. I guess it was because she ordered it medium well, but the shape was 5x3x.5 inch thick which was just a little odd. I hate to compare it to Del Frisco’s in every aspect, but being a high end steakhouse in Dallas, that comes with the territory. I will still go to Al’s, but only for lunch business meetings. The Al’s salad is a can’t miss and is one of the better salad’s I’ve ever had. We will likely end up here for dinner with other friends who haven’t been yet and I will give them one last shot with the prime rib or possibly even move away from the steaks all together with the scallop, prawns and saffron rice dish. However, at $42, the expectations will again be set very high...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I would echo what other reviewers said here...don't book through OpenTable. They put us in a side room, directly in the aisle, right next to the bussing station - despite the fact that I requested to be seated in the main room away from service stations. Once they realized their mistake, they offered to let us move one table over, but we already had settled in and it didn't seem to matter much. The side room has very bright lighting, and is quite open so can get pretty noisy. Food was stunning, as expected. I highly recommend the poke appetizer, and the lobster risotto side. Our server was friendly, but not particularly attentive (we went without drinks for a while...). And while we were celebrating a special occasion (also noted on the open table reservation...) they were completely unaware. So, the food is awesome, but don't come with high expectations for service or atmosphere.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had an excellent waiter!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, attentive wait staff and great decor. My first time at the restaurant and it lived up to the reviews of my friends. I plan to go back in the near future.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Everything was Excellent!! From the moment we walked in to the moment we got into our car to leave. It was a wonderful 'birthday' dinner for my wife and we had a great night. It's pricey but well worth it!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always, dining at Al Biernat's was a great experience. We hadn't been to the North Dallas location before so it was a new experience. The ambiance was fabulous and the place is beautiful! We were celebrating our anniversary so when we were seated at a booth just beyond a table set up for a group I had a little concern about noise. But it was an unnecessary concern because, even with a lot of people, it was quiet and we had no trouble hearing our own conversation. Our server was excellent, just like our food. Absolutely loved it and, for that we are grateful since we purchased a gift card for our kids for Christmas!! We will certainly return ... hopefully many many times!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Consistently the best restaurant in Dallas. These guys know how to treat a guest and the food is exceptional with a strong wine list. Cannot go wrong here.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love the new Al's. and the best coconut cream pie on the planet.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve was spectacular! The food and service were excellent and the decorations were gorgeous!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve. Arrived at 9:00 for our 9:00 reservation. The restaurant and bar were packed but we were seated by 9:10. The interior redo from Del Frisco's is obvious and done very well.
Took a few minutes for Stuart, our lead waiter, to get to us but once he did the service was impeccable. Friendly, attentive and the pace was perfect.
The food was as good as the 3 of us expected. My strip steak, which I ordered medium rare plus, was cooked perfectly, as was the filet my wife and friend shared, along with the sea bass they shared. The wild mushrooms were fantastic and the au gratin potatoes were decadent.
For dessert Stuart strongly suggested the key lime pie, and he was right. Best we ever had and the friend who was with us lived in Miami for 30 years.
Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I feel like they wanted to rush us out of the restaurant as soon as possible in order to turn the table over for the next patrons. From the time we sat down to the time we were brought the check I think maybe 45 minutes passed. We ordered appetizers, a bottle of wine, dinner and desert. We ordered our main course and maybe 6 minutes went by before our food was already on the table. I expect that from a fast food restaurant, but that is not what I expect from a high end steakhouse. To me that is extremely disrespectful to rush us out of the restaurant like that. I will not be going back, Bob’s & Nick & Sam’s make you feel more appreciated.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Al Biernat's continues to exceed our expectations, and they were high to begin with. Great food and great service in a beautiful new environment. Even on New Year's Eve everything was executed to perfection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I think if you stick to steak & chops, baked potato,Ceasar salad you'll have a wonderful meal. I, however, took a little bit different route by ordering a little more outside the box and was a bit disappointed. lp

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and so was service,a little pricey but that's Al Biernet's. Glad that they opened a North Dallas location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservation for New Year’s eve and from the moment we arrived until we got our final check we felt very rushed on every course of the meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Vibrant bar scene, nice ambiance, average food. Much prefer Pappa's, Bob's or Ruth's Chris over either Al Biernat locations. The problem is their food consistently disappoints. This time our beef was flavorless and overcooked, the mash potatoes came out cold - yes, cold - and the assortment of bread was anything but fresh.

We have tried to like this place but it's just not worth revisiting. Our best advice is to dine elsewhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The North Dallas location is beautiful. Our Service was mediocre (slow and or forgetful). My husband had the Cowboy Cut Ribeye, and I had the Chilean Sea bass. The steak was cooked perfectly; however, it seems more like a 16 once instead of a 22 once - for the price, I wouldn't recommend it. The fish was remarkable; however, paired with a heavy risotto that I personally felt was too heavy for the dish. Overall the experience was nice; however, a little expensive all things considered.

I am not sure if we will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was as you would expect - on point and delicious. The restaurant has small booths which are not my favorite seating - some very close to the hostess station so be careful to specify preferred seating in comments when making reservations.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Greeted by friendly hostess when we arrived. Immediately seated for our reservation. Don't go for dinner without reservation. We immediately received water and waiter arrived shortly. Our service was excellent & very friendly. All the staff was courteous and engaged in making our experience special. Our food was hot and very delicious. The restaurant was crowded but we didn't have any issues conversing. We can't wait to go back for another great meal and service. This is a 5 Star restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bar service was excellent. Dinner was fair with decent service. Disappointed in steak but salad and soup were very good. Overall it was good. For casual dining it was good for a fair price. But for special occasions there are better options.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not sure because we did open table they put us back in the back. But did not like the fact my family and I were placed in a booth away from main area. Service was great and food always good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Has always been my favorite restaurant. The new location is awesome. The renovation is great, love the bar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding!!!
Will be back for sure

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and food. My second time at this location and would highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience, our service got off to a slow start but from that point everything was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Family reunion

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The location by the Galleria was mice. We did have to change our reservation time, and the restaurant was accommodating (per the Open Table app there was lots of availability that night). They sat us immediately when we arrived, but we were disappointed w/ the seating. There was a nice room to the left of the check-in area (fireplace, etc.) but they sat us in a room to the right - which seemed to be for larger groups (we were the only table of 2). There was plenty of open space in the other room. The room we were in was cold & loud. We each started w/ a wedge salad. The outer leaves weren't cleaned off (lots of red on the outside leaves); the lettuce wasn't cored; very little dressing. My husband ordered the ribeye, which was very good. I ordered the osso bucco and it was just okay - tender, but no flavor. The mushroom risotto it came w/ had more mushroom than risotto. We also ordered a side of creamed spinach. It was the worst spinach either of us have ever had. Even the waitress (after noticing the untouched dish when she was picking up the dishes) agreed that it looked off (she took it off the bill). We were still hungry, so we tried their dessert - apple cobbler. It ended up being a crisp (oatmeal topping), and it was just a layer of apple sauce topped w/ the oatmeal. It was awful. Now lets talk about service / staff. The waitress didn't pay much attention to us, as she was more concerned w/ the larger party tables (bigger tip?!) My husband ordered another beer & it took over 20 minutes to get it. The support staff in our room was excellent - he kicked butt - super fast, attentive & personable! When getting our coats at the check-in area to leave, a waiter fell down the stairs next to the front desk, spilling a bunch of dishes. Management was more worried about getting the area cleaned up so the guests wouldn't see it, then the welfare of their employee (who looked rattled & hurt). Not cool. We wouldn't go here again.

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