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Al's Restaurant Restaurant Review: As Al’s reinvents itself, one thing remains unchanged: its devotion to top-quality cuts of meat. Lots of cuts of meat. Cooked just the way you want them. It’s out of the way---close to the undeveloped riverfront, in fact---which is good if you’re looking for a little privacy or, like some visiting athletes, less of the adoring public. These days, Al’s also is exploring wine dinners and prix-fixe menus to draw in those who can’t drop between $29 and $79 per entrée. This will always be a plush dining experience, and the longtime employees who kept it in operation after the eponymous Al Barroni’s death know they can’t trade out all the traditions in the name of progress.