With more than thirty years of experience as a restaurateur, Al Biernat has joined the ranks of the elite steakhouses. Starting his career in the industry as a bartender at the Paragon in Aspen, CO, (1973-1975) Al got a taste of the satisfaction that comes with pleasing high-profile customers that are striving to be entertained. Making friends with the right people landed Mr. Biernat a job at the famed steakhouse the Palm, which was opening their new location in Beverly Hills in 1976. The family owned restaurant was a hot ticket amongst industry people and Al was thrilled to start as a bus boy with high hopes of gaining a more prominent position. With Al's focus and charming persona, he was able to make history with The Palm. Al worked every front of house position, including General Manager for 15 years at The Palm's Dallas location before leaving to open his namesake restaurant in June of 1998.
Al’s strong family-business philosophy has created a loyal staff in which some have been employed since the opening. The staff at Al Biernat's work with high regards to their knowledgeable employer. The equation that has made Al Biernat's such a success is the quality of prime aged steaks and fresh seafood, the personalized service that gives the feel of a high energy neighborhood restaurant, an impeccable wine list and Al Biernat himself.
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