Check out this experience.
We have had it and it aint that great.
Steve raves about any place within walking distance that is dirt cheap or has free delivery as 5 star and top notch.
One guest asked about nice 5 star places and he got nervous.
Lawreys? Ditkas? No no those are over priced. Had he ever eaten there?
No never but he was an expert on it.
Other places he flat out lied about until others checked them out on their own.
Decent to better and he knows dick about fine dining on any level.
Food in general he knows dick.
Fucker can’t even make himself a slice of toast lmao.
My husband and I had high hopes for this Al’s beef as we are familiar with the original joint as we were native Chicagoans, but this place is nothing like the original. We were hoping to find italian beef closer to where we live as we usually drive down to Portillos in Buena Park, but we will definitely continue going to Portillos. I hate giving out low reviews, but this place has nothing to redeem itself other than maybe free refills on soda…. not saying much at all.
I am not one to need great customer service, but I expect at least a little bit of friendliness. The guy taking our order was really rude and short with us (and the people he took orders from before us). He was not friendly at all and kept walking back and forth between each order he took. I was cringing when I saw how he was treating customers… not a way to win people over. We asked for a side of the gravy (which we do when we go to Portillos, our usual spot for italian beef)
Now on to the food. We ordered a large italian beef dipped with hot peppers and provolone cheese, an italian sausage, cheese fries, and a drink. My gripe with this place is that it costed over $20 for that! If the food tasted good, I probably would’ve forgotten about it, but the food did not bring one taste of home. I hate playing the comparison game, but when we go to Portillos, we usually get an italian beef with hot peppers, cheese, and a side of gravy, a hot dog, a polish, a drink, cheese fries, and onion rings for the same price. The hot peppers did not taste anything like the gardinera that normally comes with italian beef- it almost had like a Chinese five spice flavor to it that just ruined the whole thing. The provolone cheese was completely cold and straight out of the fridge too… talk about unappetizing!
At the end, I wanted to wash away the grease and bad experience by going to the bathroom to wash my hands and it smelled so disgusting, I gagged.
Yo where’s my sandwich I ordered it over an hour ago and I’m 6 blocks away. Not even big city blocks like short neighborhood ones. I’ve been painting and drinking beer all day and I sure have worked up an appetite something fierce
It is now over 2 hours and I still have no food. Hey Al. Do you know what I expect to be doing 2 hours after order one of your sandwiches? I will tell you. I expect to be having wonderful no regret diarrhea. Not sitting here irate and hungry. So I call to see what’s going on. Hoping to hear that the delivery guy got run over by a bus or some other legitimate excuse. Instead I hear excuses about them not getting my phone number from delivery.com. now I understand the confusion. You think that since you are bringing me a sangwich we are dating. Wrong. Right now I don’t want to hear excuses I want to hear the sound of someone bailing out a sinking rowboat as I diarrhea your beefs into my toilet. I am displeased with your service
Oh also their food tastes pretty good but it gives you diarrhea. Especially if you get giardanara on your samdwich. So you should know that as well if eating here