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Al's Upstairs Italian Restaurant

300 Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7531
+1 803-794-7404
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
300 Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7531
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I ate dinner here for my birthday. It was our first time and I am sure we will be back. The bread and olive oil/balsamic they bring out is a very good starter, way better than the basic bread I've seen put...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of four had heard a lot of positive comments about AL's.. most proved true based on this first visit. We found the menu very adequate to please individual personal likes. Our wait staff person was very knowledgeable of menu items and the nights...More

Thank williamwJ8377SC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the view were both outstanding. This is one of my favorite restaurants. The lobster bisque is incredible. I try to select a seafood special. One of my friends had the filet and it looked good. The wine list offers many choices. Al's...More

Thank smitty237
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have business dinners and special occasions at Al's. When I have people coming in from corporate or other locations I always take them to Al's and sit in the front. My guests are always exceptionally pleased. They wish they had a restaurant like Al's...More

Thank Eddie C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our party of four arrived on time for our 8:00 reservation. We ordered drinks which were delivered promptly. We then ordered our meals. After that we waited, and waited, and waited. At one point our server told us they had a large party and were...More

1  Thank Winemaker223
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The service was excellent the waiter was attentive to our every need. The food I had the blackened grouper my wife the lamb chops they were both excellent. We passed on the dessert but the choices looked great!!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here the other night upon recommendation. Good okay but a bit on the non-subtle side. Very large portions of food with a moderate price. Service was good, although we were there very early for dinner.

Thank CMoss13
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here celebrating an anniversary. The service, food, and views were all amazing! I wish I remembered our servers name but unfortunately forgot. He went above and beyond and we appreciated it! We dined in the front room by a...More

Thank Alli B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I ate at Al's upstairs this past Friday. We had not been there for a while but were most pleased with our evening. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The atmosphere was most pleasant and the view of the Columbia skyline is...More

Thank Nick1946
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Al’s Upstairs is a great choice for special occasions on the upscale side. Our special occasion was a birthday party. The downstairs private rooms comfortably accommodated our group of about 25. The service was thoroughly professional and the food was outstanding. My big, thick filet...More

Thank Citallwic
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Questions & Answers
6 March 2017|
Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they offer gift certificates. A gift certificate from here would be a great gift.
Beth C
22 November 2016|
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Response from alvinmc67 | Reviewed this property |
It would be advisable.
margaret s
6 April 2016|
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Response from Sarah J | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe it has an elevator.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7531
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-7404
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