Al's Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1200 N 1ST St

    St Louis, MO 63102

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  • 314-421-6399

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Had the best dinner of my life at Al's and so did the rest of our group. We have been going to Al's for over 30 years and the quality of the food and the professional service is unmatched anywhere. We had a small pre-graduation party (37

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★★★★★

Had the best dinner of my life at Al's and so did the rest of our group. We have been going to Al's for over 30 years and the quality of the food and the professional service is unmatched anywhere. We had a small pre-graduation party (37

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Well, figured I would take the wife out for a good meal in a different city. Found Al's Restaurant, in St. Louis. Took a taxi, under the bridge, across the RR tracks, and down by the river we came to it. Once inside the smell of mildew

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★★★★★

Well, figured I would take the wife out for a good meal in a different city. Found Al's Restaurant, in St. Louis. Took a taxi, under the bridge, across the RR tracks, and down by the river we came to it. Once inside the smell of mildew

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I went to Al's based on a 25 year old recommendation, and found the place to be delightful, classy, warm, and they had wonderful food. The waiters were so knowledgeable, and it was such fun to have them go over the 'menu' with the table, displaying all the types of meats and seafood they could serve many different ways! We had such a wonderful experience, and I will definitely go again soon. Five stars! I highly recommend it to everyone.

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★★★★★

I went to Al's based on a 25 year old recommendation, and found the place to be delightful, classy, warm, and they had wonderful food. The waiters were so knowledgeable, and it was such fun to have them go over the 'menu' with the table, displaying all the types of meats and seafood they could serve many different ways! We had such a wonderful experience, and I will definitely go again soon. Five stars! I highly recommend it to everyone.

Pros: Most tender steak I have ever had

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My parents recommended Al?s for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner, but after reading a recent review I was hesitant. Well parents are always right. We had a fantastic evening. Al?s is not modern & glitzy, but it?s not stuffy and boring either, more classy and elegant, perfect for an intimate, cozy dinner. The wood work and fine art add a touch of sophistication and the spacious seating actually let us have a conversation undistracted from other diners. No noise or hustle-bustle either from an exposed kitchen which is the current trend of many restaurants today. The evening started with a great cocktail that I could tell was made with fresh squeezed juices. Our waiter brought out wonderful dark pumpernickel bread with a homemade blue cheese spread. I really liked that you order your meal in stages; you don?t have to decide everything all at once. The dinner is paced to us, not the waiter or turning over the table. I ordered a house salad and my husband had the lobster bisque. The salad was good and the soup was heavenly. After the first course we couldn?t wait for the main event. My small filet with apricot sauce was perfectly cooked and the sauce was full bodied and flavorful. My husband?s filet, breaded and stuffed with cheese and proscuitto ham, was melt in your mouth incredible. We shared a twice baked potato and creamed spinach ? delicious and way too large for any one person. I can?t wait for the leftovers for tomorrow?s lunch. The service was attentive but not overdone. We finished the night with an after dinner drink and a complimentary anniversary dessert. The bill was expensive but not outrageous and certainly no more than many of the national chain steak houses in town. We peeked in the bar before leaving and what a surprise. The riverboat theme was incredible. We were told the wall mural was painted by former Muny Opera set designers. We will certainly be back to Al?s and we won?t be waiting until our next anniversary.

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★★★★★

My parents recommended Al?s for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner, but after reading a recent review I was hesitant. Well parents are always right. We had a fantastic evening. Al?s is not modern & glitzy, but it?s not stuffy and boring either, more classy and elegant, perfect for an intimate, cozy dinner. The wood work and fine art add a touch of sophistication and the spacious seating actually let us have a conversation undistracted from other diners. No noise or hustle-bustle either from an exposed kitchen which is the current trend of many restaurants today. The evening started with a great cocktail that I could tell was made with fresh squeezed juices. Our waiter brought out wonderful dark pumpernickel bread with a homemade blue cheese spread. I really liked that you order your meal in stages; you don?t have to decide everything all at once. The dinner is paced to us, not the waiter or turning over the table. I ordered a house salad and my husband had the lobster bisque. The salad was good and the soup was heavenly. After the first course we couldn?t wait for the main event. My small filet with apricot sauce was perfectly cooked and the sauce was full bodied and flavorful. My husband?s filet, breaded and stuffed with cheese and proscuitto ham, was melt in your mouth incredible. We shared a twice baked potato and creamed spinach ? delicious and way too large for any one person. I can?t wait for the leftovers for tomorrow?s lunch. The service was attentive but not overdone. We finished the night with an after dinner drink and a complimentary anniversary dessert. The bill was expensive but not outrageous and certainly no more than many of the national chain steak houses in town. We peeked in the bar before leaving and what a surprise. The riverboat theme was incredible. We were told the wall mural was painted by former Muny Opera set designers. We will certainly be back to Al?s and we won?t be waiting until our next anniversary.

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This is one of the top restaurants in St. Louis. Rather expensive, but excellent service, excellent food and great atmosphere. Just a short walk from any sporting event. Al's has received top honors in AAA, Zagat Survey and Wine Spectator. A classy place.

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★★★★★

This is one of the top restaurants in St. Louis. Rather expensive, but excellent service, excellent food and great atmosphere. Just a short walk from any sporting event. Al's has received top honors in AAA, Zagat Survey and Wine Spectator. A classy place.

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I read the previous reviews and thought that Al's has to be the best of St Louis -- boy were we misdirected.
You walk in and the first thing you notice is the smell of old mildew. We were settled in to our table and given the menu with the steaks and whatnot on the table to show the cuts and indeed the waiters do not tell you what the prices are; figured we would just surprise us at the end, whatever. The menu is relayed by the waiters, who also do their share of tableside cooking. My steak arrived, juiceless and dry, even tho it was medium rare and I paired it with the lobster tail which was ok, with tasteless butter to dip it in. When we got the check it turned out to be $150 per person, without a bottle of wine. In my estimation, would have been overpriced at half that price. Time has passed Al's by, and so should you!

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★★☆☆☆

I read the previous reviews and thought that Al's has to be the best of St Louis -- boy were we misdirected.
You walk in and the first thing you notice is the smell of old mildew. We were settled in to our table and given the menu with the steaks and whatnot on the table to show the cuts and indeed the waiters do not tell you what the prices are; figured we would just surprise us at the end, whatever. The menu is relayed by the waiters, who also do their share of tableside cooking. My steak arrived, juiceless and dry, even tho it was medium rare and I paired it with the lobster tail which was ok, with tasteless butter to dip it in. When we got the check it turned out to be $150 per person, without a bottle of wine. In my estimation, would have been overpriced at half that price. Time has passed Al's by, and so should you!

Pros: tableside service

Cons: mediocre food

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The doctor that I used to work for took us to this restaurant twice. The food was excellent, the waiter was super. I had filet mignon that was the best I have ever had in my entire life. The homemade onion rings were to die for. I dont like shrimp, but I will tell you that the shrimp I had at Al's was absolutely delish! We ended the meal with cherries jubilee. We all felt like we were royalty for an evening. I highly recommend Al's if you want a great steak, you will be taken care of by the waitstaff like you are a queen. A very enjoyable evening indeed!

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★★★★★

The doctor that I used to work for took us to this restaurant twice. The food was excellent, the waiter was super. I had filet mignon that was the best I have ever had in my entire life. The homemade onion rings were to die for. I dont like shrimp, but I will tell you that the shrimp I had at Al's was absolutely delish! We ended the meal with cherries jubilee. We all felt like we were royalty for an evening. I highly recommend Al's if you want a great steak, you will be taken care of by the waitstaff like you are a queen. A very enjoyable evening indeed!

Pros: Valet parking, coat check, great food

Cons: Very expensive, dark, a little stuffy

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This restaurant cannot be beat. Relaxing, elegant, fantastic service. Almost anything one would want, they will prepare. Plan on being pampered. Steaks, seafood, lamb are all outstanding. Their drinks are more than generous. It's just a wonderful place to relax and enjoy! Be sure and try the pasta as a side dish.

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★★★★★

This restaurant cannot be beat. Relaxing, elegant, fantastic service. Almost anything one would want, they will prepare. Plan on being pampered. Steaks, seafood, lamb are all outstanding. Their drinks are more than generous. It's just a wonderful place to relax and enjoy! Be sure and try the pasta as a side dish.

Pros: Fantastic Service, Great service, Excellent atmosphere

Cons: Price

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The food is good but way overpriced. I think Al's s has out-lived their once good reputation.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is good but way overpriced. I think Al's s has out-lived their once good reputation.

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The staff is a bit pretentious, the prices are a bit high (especially if you don't ask because you're not offered a printed menu) but the food is delicious and is beautifully served, and killer martinis...

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★★★★★

The staff is a bit pretentious, the prices are a bit high (especially if you don't ask because you're not offered a printed menu) but the food is delicious and is beautifully served, and killer martinis...

Pros: Food, Martinis, Service

Cons: Location, Attitude

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Hidden amongst the North landing's looming warehouses and burned-out shells, this steak-lovers' oasis recalls an old gentlemen's club, filled with older, well-dressed patrons, mahogany furnishings, gigantic armchairs…

 

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