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Tony's Restaurant & Prohibition Lounge

312 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6233
+1 618-462-8384
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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Italian, American
$$ - $$$
312 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6233
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a big group visit to Tony's and what a wonderful meal. The restaurant is like stepping back in time. The peppercorn steaks were fabulous. Service was quick and efficient even with a heavy crowd in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening. I want to...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been a favorite place for years - an old staple of dining in Alton IL, a block from the Mississippi River. A group member of high school friends (all having celebrated our 50th reunion!) met for dinner. Service wasn't what we were used...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Tony's has been in Alton forever. Great food and service. The Prohibition Lounge is our favorite. More going on and we always see someone we know.

Thank Alan V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

13 of us gathered in small room. Clean and pleasant. Waitress was excellent and efficient. An enjoyable evening, but disappointing. I was embarrassed to have recommended the Italian potatoes I once enjoyed there. They were no longer the savory dish I recall. Once a delicate...More

Thank pamschler4773
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 13 adults, so chose Tony's for the private room. We had excellent service, we were not rushed at all. My salmon was good. The salad was just lettuce with cheese on top.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On the good side, we had a private room for a group of 13 for an anniversary celebration and the service was good. On the down side for me was a menu that did not match what was on web site. I had selected in...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Its been quite awhile since we have eaten here because the last 3 times that we did the steaks were full of gristel(?). Order New York Strip and it had a line of gristel down the middle that you could see. When I pointed that...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I cant even rate this. Continues to be a trainwreck. Gave it another chance, shame on us. Service sucked, food sucked, and dont bother telling the manager. Excuses, excuses. It will be a cold day in hell before we come back, yet again. If you...More

1  Thank Michaela G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ton'y is an Alton icon, so it probably gains points for that alone. The dinner menu is kind of expensive. We used one of the back rooms for our wedding and the buffet options were pretty good.

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

6 of us just finished having dinner on Saturday, 4/15. The service was 5 star. The chef, Brian, came out to our table to answer questions, make suggestions and was just truly professional, engaged and passionate at his art. The steak was flawless. The best...More

Thank bamck8184
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April C
9 April 2017|
Response from STLtoAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Sorry, but I cannot say for sure if their menu has a gluten free option section. However, I would say there menu selection is varied enough that you should be able to have a wonderful meal without having gluten... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6233
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-8384
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Tony's Tuscany dining room offers a casual relaxed atmosphere with elegant tones. This dining room draws you in with it's deep colored walls, pressed tin ceiling, and the amber tiffany lamps adding the perfect glow over the cozy private booths. Please note there are no reservations accepted in this dining room. The casual Tuscany dining room is seated on a first come first serve basis. If reservations are essential, Tony's boasts four elegant dining rooms complete with pristine white table linens and service that is second to none. Of course great service and atmosphere aren't the only reasons people have been making the trip to Tony's for 55 years. Tony's is the home of the World Famous Pepperloin Steak. This beef tenderloin is marinated in Tony's secret marinade, rolled in half cracked black pepper, grilled to perfection, and drizzled with garlic butter. After one bite of this mouth watering steak, you will never want steak from another restaurant again. It is so tender it can be cut with a butter knife, and it practically melts on your palette. Tony's also sells these unbelievable steaks marinated, peppered, and ready for your grill at home. If steaks are not for you, Tony's offers 20 different home made specialty pastas, along with a delicious selection of seafood and chicken dishes. With a wine list of 60 wines by the bottle and 30 by the glass selections, even the most discriminating wine aficionado will be in heaven. For an after dinner drink one must try the Italian Delight, Tony's version of the ice cream drink the Brandy Alexander. After re-opening from the flood of '93, Tony's added The Third Street Cafe (is now the new prohibition lounge), a 75 seat bar with a charming sidewalk cafe. It is a favorite place in town for meeting friends for drinks, waiting for a table in the dining room, or bringing the family in for a casual dinner. Tony's bar and sidewalk cafe serves pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and kabobs in a family atmosphere. Tony's is sure to have something to please everyone, and we do our best to accommodate any special requests you may have.
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