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2721 Cahaba Road
Mt Brook, AL 35223
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Hours of Operation:
Sunday 10-3pm Dinner : Sunday-Wednesday 4-11pm Thursday-Saturday: 5-12am
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Justin Geppart (205) 871-8055
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Food is good and inventive, but
all is destroyed by noise so great one cannot carry on a conversation and even gets an headache"
Dined on 7/15/2014
The service we received was top
notch. The food was very good, with a lot of flavors. I would recommend Avo for foodies !"
Dined on 7/12/2014
Pure Awesome! A must when visiting
Birmingham!! This is my new favorite restaurant in Alabama."
Dined on 6/30/2014
Great evening! I loved how our
server picked up that it was my wife's birthday and included a candle on my wife's dessert that she ordered."
Dined on 6/29/2014
Great food and excellent service.
Love having choice of small,medium,or large plate items."
Dined on 6/28/2014
I was a little unsure about our
reservation when we arrived. The hostess seemed a little confused. There was confusion as to where we would sit, there was not a table for us, we decided to sit at the chefs table. The food was good and the service was adequate."
Dined on 6/22/2014
I love AVO. The food is wonderful,
unique, fresh and organic. You get a little of that New York restaurant feel but with southern hospitality service."
Dined on 6/15/2014
First time to dine at Avo and it
was excellent. The food and the service were exceptional. We will be going back for another visit soon."
Dined on 6/14/2014
Great food (we had the fish of the
day and rabbit sausage) but expensive."
Dined on 6/8/2014
Great food, service, and
ambiance.Capped off a great dinner evening on out 48th! Thanks"
Dined on 6/4/2014
Had the Mahi and it was delicious.
That combined with solid service and nice outdoor setting made for a great date night. "
Dined on 5/30/2014
We stopped in Birmingham on a trip
to Florida from St. Louis. We found Avo on open table a decided to give it try. It was one of the top five dining experiences we have had between our life in St. Louis and trips to Boston, New York, Colorado, Wyoming, and Florida within the last five years. It ranks up there with The Mad Hatter on Sanibel, Acero in the Lou, The Atlantic Fish Co in Boston or even the Four Seasons in Jackson Hole. Original, delicious and fresh food was served to us. If you live in Birmingham, you should know you have a gem. "
Dined on 5/30/2014
The food was excellent. I had the
California Burger. However, the service was EXTREMELY slow."
Dined on 5/28/2014
One of our favorite restaurants.
Great food,varied selection, good chefs,excellent sevice and management. Give it a try!"
Dined on 5/27/2014
The food was amazing and the
atmosphere makes this restaurant even more romantic. Well worth it and we'll be back for more! Not a disappointment at all. "
Dined on 5/21/2014
Awesome place to grab a bite and a
drink. We love sitting outside either on patio down below or the balcony above. This visit we had the best table up top with view of the circle in Mountain Brook. Server was great and very knowledgeable with drink options and the menu. Draft beer selection is good. Wine selection is very good and some nights have half price bottles. There is something on the menu for everyone although having two menus is confusing to most. Great place for small bites or large full meals. Reservation seating was on time on a packed night -- Mother's Day!!!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
I found the food very goo but a
bit over priced for what you are getting. Also, the waitress was back far too often to check on us. It was hard to hold a conversation with an question every three minutes. Maybe on a busier night it's the opposite? I still would go back."
Dined on 4/23/2014
Three of our five had never been
so I enjoyed seeing them experience the delicious food, fun atmosphere and great service for the first time. Will always recommend this as a place for a little loud fun as well as a romantic dinner destination. Wish all visitors to B'ham knew of this place - the town is well represented by some fine restaurants and AVO is definitely one to be experienced."
Dined on 4/16/2014
Great food, excellent service and
good company. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to our next visit."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Second visit still unexciting menu
and not a lot attention to detail with respect to food preparation or service."
Dined on 4/2/2014
This stunning restaurant is "just
around the corner" and one of the few open on Sunday. Thinking a Sunday night reservation may offer a quieter dining experience at a place we were warned about high noise level, the hubby and I gave Avo a try. We ran into a number of friends downstairs in Dram - nice to see the 50+ crowd out and about. Then we headed upstairs to Avo where we were stopped at the top of the stairs by a long line of diners waiting to be seated, and it kept backing up behind us. We we finally seated at our table. The restaurant is contemporary cool and the wait staff was attentive. Our food was very good, but conversation was near impossible. Because of the noise we may not return."
Dined on 3/30/2014
This place brought New Orleans
Lady & Chicago Gentleman closer together & enjoyed great food in a loving way!"
Dined on 3/25/2014
We stopped by Dram/Avo right after
work one evening, and it was a perfect end to a busy week. We started with a cocktail downstairs -- blackberry winter -- delicious. Then went upstairs and took advantage of the nice evening to sit outside. Enjoyed a series of appetizers that all tasted delicious, especially the pork belly poutine, beer braised mussels, and sonoma sliders. We will definitely go back."
Dined on 3/21/2014
The food is always good, the
offerings innovative and novel. I hope the Kale Caesar is on the menu more often ...one of the best salads I have ever eaten. The Rabbit Sausage Bangers and Mash was good, not spectacular; hence the lost star. I'll be back, as usual ...love this place."
Dined on 3/12/2014
My wife and had a wonderful dinner
at AVO. It was quite a vibrant atmosphere, and the service was great. The Avo dip is a must-get appetizer. I would recommend as a great special occasion spot if you don't mind a little noise."
Dined on 2/16/2014
I took my girlfriend on Valentines
Day and we had a blast. We had a reservation for 10 pm and told them to let us know if there was anything available earlier. The manager texted me around 8:15 and asked if I was close and we had a table by the time we got there. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and made great suggestions, we took all of them, and were not disappointed in any way. Suggestions: muscles for appetizers, lamb chops for the main, and bread pudding for desert. It is very pricy, but for people that can afford it or as for us, a special occasion, worth it."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Very good food, in a town known
for good restaurants. A busy, active place; good for groups."
Dined on 1/26/2014
Avo is one of our favorite
restaurants. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The food has a varied menu where there is something in all price ranges. The kitchen is very consistent with very good chefs.The atmosphere can be quiet upstairs and very energetic downstairs. Overall, excellent."
Dined on 1/14/2014
We are regulars and love the
diverse menu and upscale casual atmosphere. Two venues with different feel share menus, both good. Good quick supper or fun dinner with friends."
Dined on 1/7/2014
Very good restaurant - food was
great, service was great. Staff was helpful and attentive. Only issue was that the noise level was a bit loud for the setting. Could be a nice quiet romantic spot but the large groups made it loud and kind of ruined the ambience. Otherwise it was a great experience."
Dined on 1/4/2014
No complaints about the food at
Avo. It has a limited menu, but everything we ordered was outstanding. The only draw back with the restaurant is the noise level. It was probably the noisiest place we have ever eaten. You almost had to shout to be heard. We would love to go back, but this might keep us away."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Service was great, food was good
and restaurant was very loud. We went Monday before Christmas and the restaurant was very crowded and very loud. There was 5 of us and it was very hard to carry on a conversation without yelling and leaning across the table."
Dined on 12/23/2013
Enjoyed a great dinner and great
service on a Wednesday night the week before Christmas. The noise level was louder than usual but understandable due to Christmas gatherings upstairs. Our waiter was very nice and very knowledgeable and made good recommendations."
Dined on 12/18/2013
Great meeting spot for unwinding.
Good food, great service and atmosphere."
Dined on 12/18/2013
This is an excellent place. It's
in a great location, in a great building, and has wonderful food. Both times that I have been, though, I feel like I've had to shout at the person on the other side of the table in order for them to hear me. I couldn't hear the waiter when she described the specials. The restaurant wasn't overly crowded, but there must not be anything to dampen the noise and conversations, laughs, and table noise just bounces off the walls and floors."
Dined on 12/16/2013
The malbec reduction prime filet
was grilled to perfection! Thus far, it is my favorite dish."
Dined on 12/12/2013
Avo reminds me of a typical
restaurant in Montreal. Montreal is known to have great restaurants, rivaling what you would find in Paris but affordable. I like the sleek modern (and environment friendly) style of Avo and the integration of the best of ingredients of Alabama. Avo is definitely a good break from the Five Points restaurants."
Dined on 12/8/2013
Always enjoy the food and the
overall feel of AVO. I think people are intimidated by the location. . .GREAT GREAT place. Excellent food. Venture out. . . get out of the ruts of the dang chains and support the local food. There are great restaraunts around this city, and guess what most of them are NOT at the Summit or on 280."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We've been to AVO 3 times, and
maybe we've just been unlucky, but it's always so loud that we literally have to shout to each other across the table. I don't plan on going back."
Dined on 12/4/2013
Everything was great, except I am
not sure if their idea of country ham is the same as ours. It was Canadian bacon in our books. Food was great - just different - not the expected. Loved eating on the porch overlooking Mountain Brook."
Dined on 11/10/2013
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