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May 15, 2010


Cindy Gray

This is amazing finding a photo of Al Baker's Restaurant! I have very fine memories of St. Louis and this place from back in the late 70's. By the way, I googled Al Baker's St. Louis and even found some matchbooks on ebay -- didn't buy them, just kind of neat to see. Thanks for posting this.
-- Cindy Gray

Sean Wood

Al Baker's what an unbelievable place. Decor,food, and the wine list would rival any restaurant in the United States. Where could you go and do a vertical Chateau Latour.....starting with 1945, 1961,1970 and 1982. I remember the 1982 Latour selling for $250.00 back in 1990 when I started working there as a waiter right out of college....what an apprenticeship in the restaurant learning from the great Al Baker. The man was a perfectionist..demanding only the best. The man was tough, but very fair. Not every one could work for Al Baker,but those who could gained knowledge of a lifetime. I still think about the lessons I learned from that man


I was a Busboy at Al Bakers in the early 80's while in High School, I really respect him now, especially as I've owned my own restaurant in Arizona for the past 16+ years... I took a lot from him even though we never spoke, he was tough, good to his key staff, attentive to customers, a real class act, thank you Al Baker for showing me the way.

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