4217 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 75219-231332.820318 -96.802560
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm;
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm;
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
Great service, but not the greatest ambience – The decor in this restaurant is downright ghastly. Our food was good, but not out of this world. Our server was good, too, but he took a little while to warm up to us. The hostesses were fairly polite when we arrived, but when I called for a last minute reservation, one of the girls was downright witchy. We may go back, but I think there are better steakhouses in Dallas.
Awesome service- Awesome food – My wife and I go to Al's quite often . Whenever we have company in town Al's is always our first choice for enteraining. The steaks and seafood are the best in town and the extra service and detail we get from Oscar our waiter and Al makes it even more special. They go beyond the call of duty for us and our guests.
This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! – I have been to Al Biernat's many times. Each time the food and the service get better and better. I would highly recommend the restaurant and the staff. Lance's service was impeccable.
I have never... and never will again... – On Saturday, my parents drove over an hour and a half to meet me, my wife, and my two sisters for dinner at Al Biernats. Dinner was excellent. Good food. Good wine.
We were sitting at our table for a little over two hours, and as we were finishing our dessert, a gentleman (I use the term loosely) came over asked father if we could move to another spot so another group could have our table. I have always heard about the wait staff rushing a table or bringing the check expeditiously, but I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE seen an individual actually come and ask if a party could vacate their table so that another could sit. The ironic thing is that I saw other empty tables around the room. We were having a wonderful time catching up as a family, something we don't get to do often, and the staff at Al' Biernat's practically ruined the evening.
I will never go back there and if you want an enjoyable dining experience I recommend that you AVOID this place. They are more than happy to charge an unbelievable price but the customer is definitely not appreciated. Another irony is that we would have been done with dessert and ready to leave in about 10 to 15 minutes and Al could have saved face and a customer. He chose not to do either and therefore has lost both.
Another sore point is that I have emailed them and have yet to have a response. It was poor form all around. I will never set foot in this establishment again.
STUFFY AND UPTIGHT STAFF – THE FOOD WAS GOOD!!! I WAS RUSHED THE STAFF WAS STUFFY AND NOT REALLY PLEASENT.. ALOT OF NOSE COMING FROM THE KITCHEN WHICH WAS DIRECTLY BEHIND US.. NOT ROMATIC AT ALL.... I WOULD NOT VISIT AGAIN
Good lunch spot – I took my husband there for lunch. We both ordered the crab bisque and the corn-crusted halibut, which came with sauteed spinach. The carb bisque was among the best I've ever tasted, and I've had more than my share. The halibut portion was sizeable, especially for lunch. The spinach was garlicky, but good. Dessert for my husband was chocolate molten cake. The customer service was good. We went at the end of the lunch hour. I think this is likely the best time to go. Still, we'd made reservations in advance......
Top prime rib with a prime location between Highland Park and Uptown. – The Scene
Biernat's is a combination of an ancient Pompeii-style domus dressed up with modern decor. The open dining area has tea-stained vaulted ceilings and archways with sturdy Corinthian pillar supports. Antique, wooden pocket doors are used as partitions for the more than 30 tables and leaf-patterned booths on the perimeter. Circular booths seating eight back up into a standing-room-only curved bar that sits under a colorful, domed ceiling.
Baked goat cheese with roasted garlic and portobello mushrooms served with semolina toast is a solid start. Steak and seafood get equal representation on the menu. Prime rib is a massive slab of tender meat. The caramelized salmon comes on a bed of asparagus and eggplant with a light, hot-and-sour ginger sauce that leaves a sweet aftertaste. The petite filet mignon offers one of the best values.
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