Opening at 10am for brunch with our Bottomless Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Belinni Bar. Make reservations for you and the family!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We love the restaurant. Special commendation to our server, Michaela. She is a real asset to the restaurant. Also appreciated the efforts of Sharie, who worked hard to fix a little problem we had. (Sharie, the stains all came out and the pant are fine!)
You are paying for the atmosphere and service, not necessarily the food. We went for brunch, probably won't go for that again.This wasn't our first visit, it's always good, but not amazing. The drinks are great and the service is exceptional! It was super busy and our server was friendly, smiling and seemed happy to be there! That alone makes it worth the cost of the average food.
Beer was outstanding, as always. Brunch was a little disappointing. The breakfast hash was paltry and came with the same potatoes that were in the hash, on the side. The fruit on the side was a medicine cup of just some strawberries that had seen better days and lacked flavor. I asked for the sauce on the side, and it was just omitted--unless the decorative chili oil on the egg was meant to be the sauce. Other people in our party seemed to have more normal sized portions and were satisfied with their orders (they made other selections).
Excellent service; food was better than standard for a non-white tablecloth restaurant. It was noisy, but that's to be expected on Saturday night. All in all, a very satisfactory experience.
Good food - was expecting typical bar food for an Ale house but this was well above that in quality. Looking forward to returning.
Overall it’s a great place with great service. I would recommend the Ale House to anyone who like good food and great ambience.
Always one of our favorites. Easy to get to and a diverse menu with things for everyone. I love the grilled wings - "healthier" vs. fried wings but still super tasty. We tried the fried Brussels sprouts appetizer - so delicious but "healthy" veg! We have never been disappointed in anything we've ordered. Our server was very busy and probably stretched a bit thin but she tried. Service has probably been the only thing that has been uneven, sometimes wonderful and other times not so much. But the food and beer selection (my husband is English and he loves the selection) always brings us back. A reservation is definitely recommended - this is one busy place!
I ordered the steak frites and they brought me a cold old steak. I sent it back immediately. They tried to microwave it (which then overcooked it and is just generally disgusting). I tried to send it back again. The manager tried to say it wasn't the same steak, which it obviously was-- it was even the same size/position on the plate. They finally brought me a new steak, slightly overcooked, after my whole family was almost done with their meals. They didn't even adjust the bill.
We come here often because it is convenient but this sure was not a good experience. The other food we ordered was good and I love their nachos. The wine was just okay but I don't expect a lot from a place called "Ale House."
Great food and our waitress provided excellent, friendly service. Will be back!
I really enjoy the food and environment, even though I think the restaurant itself is a bit overpriced.
We made a reservation on open table before we left the house and we’re immediately seated ahead of all the other people waiting. We were sat in a nice booth with THE nicest waitress, Caitlin. She was so friendly and accommodating to our special requests. We split the chopped salad and it was DELICIOUS. We had a very wonderful experience and even went back for drinks the next night.
We like it here. Will be going for our third visit soon
The quality of the food was good, and the service matched. Have eaten here before and will again. However, I wish there was more vegetarian options.
I picked Alehouse based on its 4-1/2 star rating. In the future I think I'll rely more on my intuition than star ratings. The food was mediocre at best. Crab/Potato chip appetizer was almost cold. Fish tacos were bland. Fries with the steak frites were good but the steak, though tender, was tasteless.
Casual atmosphere. Love the food.
Hostess was very warm and polite. Set the stage for an enjoyable evening Waitress and servers were efficient and polite
We ordered from the brunch menu and were very happy with our dishes. Our waitress was very attentive.
Ask for David. He meets your needs.
Happy place and great beer and burgers
The sampler beers and cocktails are always good. The happy hour deals are pretty good and the food has always been very tasty. Lover their creme brulee!
Great Valentine’s Day menu options, great fast service. Delicious food.
We usually go to the Ale House on week days. Saturday was not as pleasant as our normal visits to this restaurant. Despite our reservation, we had to wait over 20 minutes for our table. When we were finally seated, we noticed a lot of empty booths. The restaurant had a lot of screaming kids which we have not encountered on previous visits. The service was okay although the waiter brought our check without asking if we wanted dessert.
We dine here frequently and it is always enjoyable. The food is excellent, the service is lovely, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Making a reservation for Friday night dinner is essential!
We had a beer at the bar and then was seated for our meal. Enjoyed a fantastic salad and had great service provided by Chelsea. Will definitely return and highly recommend!
Alehouse Columbia is one of our favorite places to eat. Food, beverages, and service are consistently great. We love that the menu has so many different things to choose from.
Service and food were very good. Prices are reasonable.
Servers forgot we were there. A manager stopped by to say there was confusion or miscommunication between the servers. We still had to wait to get out drinks and order. Once the server arrived no specials or soup of the day were offered. Which doesn’t matter bc we already had about 25 mins to look at the menu. We were able to hear the special of the day when the server spoke with the couple behind us. The server did get my very picky order correctly which I appreciate it. It almost felt like making a reservation was the worst idea for this restaurants. I’m sure the bad service was an isolated incident and does not change our view of The Alehouse Columbia but when date nights are far and few between we hope for what is normally expected out of a restaurant.
Great beer selection and drink list.
Everything was great but I never get my dining points here for some reason. Open table is not working for this location. I have been there 3 times this year and zero credit. Food is great and the service is great.
We came to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had made reservations for 7:45 pm. We still had to wait an additional 10 minutes to get seated. Once we were at the booth, our waitress didn't stop by our table for another 30 minutes. We didn't even get water or anything - she did pop in at one point and said she'd be right over but it took a long time. It was ridiculous because we had been trying to get her attention from the beginning (before the birthday boy arrived) so that she could hide our surprise birthday cake for our friend in their back fridge, and then wanted to ask her to bring it out later.
When she finally arrived, one of my friends still asked her to hide the cake while I distracted the birthday boy. Our meal was nice - fried brussel sprouts were amazing, honey sriacha wings were a little dry but flavor was good, loaded crab chips had little crab but great potato chips, the bruschetta mussels weren't anything special with a tangy sour broth that I didn't like - but our birthday boy enjoyed his steak dinner!
She kept asking when we wanted the cake (blatantly in front of our friend). When it was time to bring it out, she literally brought out the brown paper bag that we had put the cake in. No thought whatsoever to take it out and at least put it on a plate, let alone with a candle in it or something. She didn't even bring plates/ utensils - she asked if we needed some. OF COURSE WE NEED THEM. I mean seriously, how stupid can you be?
Apparently they were closing so she asked us to leave.
Good customer service means everything in a business. We're never coming here again. Next time, don't treat your customers like crap.
Had a nice father-son dinner and good conversation... shared some excellent food... and a nice selection of beer and cider. Just awesome!
Server was very rude, snatched the pen out of my friends hand after we sign our receipts and punctured her hand. Manager did very little to resolve this issue and very upset about this.
The restaurant ran out of glasses, the food was poor quality, and the restaurant was dirty.
We won’t be back and we’re mortified we choose this restaurant for a double date with our friends.
Very busy Saturday nite. Nice menu. Service fast and pleasant.
Large sports bar, but broken up into several area so it doesn’t seem cavernous. Great, personable service and good food - in particular, wonderful mussels.
The recommendation is yes, but with a few caveats. The first visit here had great service & beer, but the food was disappointing. The second visit had very good beer, food was better, but service was terrible - they were not busy. Had to flag down a server who went & found the server for our table. Asked for extra napkins 'cause we ordered wings - never got them. Never got water that was asked for twice.
Go for the beer. Keep expectations low on food. You'll be set.
One of our regular dinner spots. Service and food quality are above-average. Great beer selection.
We were sat by the second bar where they seemed to be seating families with young kids. That is fine, but the TV color was off and our waitress was less than energetic. It didn't really feel like we were in the same restaurant as everyone else as this section was very secluded. It was cold as well. The food and drinks were just ok. We have been here before with a much better experience so hopefully this was just an isolated thing.
Never been there before. Loved it and was very pleased that they had a brunch menu on the weekend as well as a Bloody Mary bar. Will definitely go back!
I like their beer selection and menu options!
Awesome beers! Love that they have flights! Service was great as well.