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MetroPrime Steakhouse
MetroPrime Steakhouse

MetroPrime Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.metroprimesteak.com
  • Email: info@metroprimesteak.com
  • Phone: (205) 623-5288
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room:

    Mon - Thurs: 11:00am - 10:00pm

    Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

    Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday 5pm - 9pm


    Monday - Friday Happy Hour from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    All Wine and Liquor Drinks half price.

    Pub Menu, including our Steak Burger and Fries for $6.00.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Warren Weiss
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please Contact Alain Ernhardt 205-623-5288 or visit our website for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Magnolia Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available at the front door (on 20th St S) starting at 5:00 pm. Metered self street parking and parking deck is also available (deck is located off of Magnolia St.)
A word from MetroPrime Steakhouse
Located at the heart of Birmingham in Historic Five Points South, MetroPrime Steakhouse is Birmingham's only local prime steakhouse. The menu features a unique selection of prime, bone-in and dry-aged steak options. Every steak is hand cut in house and seared under an 1800-degree specialty broiler. The menu is rounded out by a house ground prime burger, fresh seafood offerings and inventive steak house sides. The expansive bar area offers a more casual dining experience. The bar features handcrafted cocktails, eighteen specialty beers on tap and an extensive wine by the glass list. The bar at MetroPrime Steakhouse is a great place to catch a game or to meet friends after work. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "The drinks and meals were way over priced. This is Birmingham, Alabama not New York City. The amount of food that was served was embarrassingly small. Even if the servings were doubled in size the price would have still been over priced. We will not return again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Despite making an online reservation, hostess failed to serve our party of three. Said they were booked, yet there were empty tables everywhere. I hope the owners read this and get rid of their manager and hostess. Cost you quite large diner tab that night. Hope you lost money on the evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our second time to dine here. Food was good we all had steak, had Porterhouse for 2 steak had good flavor could have been a bit more tender. Others had filet cook as ordered. Appetizers were the calamari and cheese board. They have an appetizer the is a bacon lollipop...have not tried this yet but have been told it is fabulous....nice place.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was our first time here and we were very pleased. The atmosphere was nice, our food was amazing, and the waiter was friendly as well as knowledgeable about the menu. The white chocolate bread pudding was phenomenal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything about our service was excellent. Stephen our server was on top of everything and our meal was fantastic from appitizer to dessert. It was all very clean and everyone was courteous. This was our 2nd visit and already looking forward to our next one. Espically love being able to make a reservation."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "From the Bacon Pops (really) to the Brûlée Banana Split, great food, service and ambiance. Excellent Steaks!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The star of our dinner was the shrimp and grits. It was flavorful, heartyand extremely well executed. My husband's steak was non- memorable but his fries were drlicious and fresh. The salad had a great variety of vegetables. Can't say enough about the delicious bread. A cappuchino was the perfect end to our meal. The ambience was professional and the views of 5 Points were delightful. The noise level was perfect for a great meal. No loud parties or crying children."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This was my husband and I first time visiting and we fell in LOVE!! The food was AWESOME, David (our server) was VERY NICE.......everything about the restaurant was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The place is gorgeous with a classy, calm vibe (I adored the music playing over the speakers.) Our server was very kind and attentive although very quiet, for I couldn't understand him on the occasion. The food was outstanding and the bread pudding (a dish I have to try at every restaurant I go) was the best Ive ever had and that is saying something! My first glass of beer had gone sour and I had to get a new one, and the waiter did get my fiance's order wrong and brought him the wrong cut which was a great disappointment. For the price of the menu (it is very expensive) they can ill afford to make such mistakes. All in all a great place except for a few disappointments. We will give it another try."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Group business dinner with client on a Thursday night. The atmosphere and dining experience was very good. The steaks were great and the service staff was attentive."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding. The homemade bacon was worth the trip itself. Our waiter did a great job meeting our needs."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Seated promptly and server was great. Had the Metro Prime Cut. For $31 (cheapest of the steak entrees) I did not expect to have fat in my meat, but there were a few bites I couldn't chew. My date's steak was fine. All in all it was tasty and cooked just right. Neither of us liked the sauce that came with it, although it did not need any sauce. Salad and truffle potatoes were very good. Basketball on the bar TV in the background, so not my first choice for a romantic date."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I will not be back to this steak house. I read some reviews but they where from valentines weekend so I just disregarded them. I wish I would have not gone. Drinks took way to long to come and they ran out. Wine was more expensive then what was listed on the web site. Food took way to long in fact 1:30 Manager didn't seem to care much. So I would not go here at all."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dinner and atmosphere were terrific. Only complaint was that we waited on our entree for over an hour. Granted it was Valentines Day but it was still a bit excessive. Other than that it was a good experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my second experience at Metro Prime. My first was an excellent one, but this time was different. My observation was, they were understaffed considering it was Valentines day. Our dinner was three and half hours long. The wait for every course of the meal was unbearable. People at the surrounding tables were angry and one couple left after their salads. I ordered the Delmonico-Thick cut- Dry aged ribeye, an item not listed on the menu and what I was served, was the cowboy ribeye, the regular cut ribeye listed on the menu. I was very disappointed, as the Delmonico was one of the best steaks I had ever eaten. One poor experience and one fantastic experience later, I will try Metro Prime one more time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, when it eventually came. The bacon lollipops were not as good as anticipated, French Onion Soup was very good. Lobster Risotto was good. My wife had the Surf and Turf Trio and it was excellent. Biggest issue was we had to wait almost an hour for our food. On the way out, we met a couple who waited nearly 2 hours for their food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The waiter seemed a little inexperienced. We were seated in a small back room with glass door, which was a little tight when tables were full. When we arrived for our 6:00 PM reservation, there were plenty of tables available in the main dining area. The waiter recommended the most expensive steaks on the menu which turned out to be average at best. Service was slow, almost 30 minutes between salad and entrée. Side dish came out 10 minutes behind entrée. Reservation Friday 2/14/14 table 601"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ate here for valentines day and the service was slower than expected, on valentines day. For the two of us we had an appetizer, salad, main course, and desert. The appetizer came out in a reasonable time but the main course took a little longer than expected and the desert(banana's foster) took over 30 minutes to prepare. Being Valentine's day I was understanding except for the fact that there were open tables. The food was great once we got it tho!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fiance and I ate here on Valentines Day. The quality of food we received was not equivalent to the price we paid. Higher than most other restaurant's in this area, and not near the quality. They were the only ones not booked for Valentines Day, so I guess we should have realized why."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the attention to detail was second to none. That said, the only complaint I had personally were the portion sizes. For the money spent, I would expect a larger cut of meat. While I enjoyed my experience, I ate everything I had ordered and left hungry. We were VERY disappointed in the aspect."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Picked Valentine's Day which can be crowded with slow service and questionable quality. Metro delivered and more!!! Our waiter, Andrew, was incredible. Great wine. Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner for Valentine's Day there. She had 2 glasses of wine and we had some very good calamari as an appetizer. I had iced tea to drink. The bill including a 20% tip was $ 224.00. I had always wanted to try the Kobe steak. Very expensive at $80.00. But it was Valentines Day. She had a large filet. Her steak was excellent. My $80 dollar steak was very good, but not that good. Service was very slow, Very nice people though. I was a bit disappointed with the atmosphere. It felt more like an upscale sports bar. Would I come back ? I think there are too many other nicer choices."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good steak, cooked properly. Have the mashed potatoes for sure. Creamed spinach was excellent."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "There were 3 people that dined at Metro Prime. We all thoroughly enjoyed the quality of meat, sides and salad for the meal. The waiter was attentive but not over-bearing. We were able to relax without feeling rushed for a 930 pm seating."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Overall, great service and experienced staff. The food was good. I went to Metro Prime because it was rated the 'best steak in Birmingham' and being from Wyoming, I'm always on the hoof (pun intended) for a good steak. I ordered the recommended dry aged Delmonico, as did my friend and my wife. Quite frankly it was over seasoned and very tough. I ordered it medium rare but it was extremely chewy which I found disappointing, especially at 64 dollars a steak. The staff is excellent, the other food was delicious, but I won't recommend the restaurant for its steak but maybe for other attributes."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We found this restaurant online and it was close to where we were going later. The service was great. We were lost and running late, but Anna gave directions and told me about free valet parking. Kurt was our waiter and was just terrific. The food was 5 star. We had a calamari App and they were perfection. I also liked the presentation in a small fry basket. My husband had lobster risotto that was loaded with lobster. I had the crab cakes. They ere more crab than breading and seasoned to perfection. They were served with roasted red potatoes and asparagus. All was perfect and can't wait to go back and try a steak."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My first visit at MetroPrime was very enjoyable. The only complaint I have is my bone-in filet was a lot smaller than I expected and way undercooked, which was very disappointing considering the $50 price. I ordered it medium and it arrived closer to rare than medium-rare. All of my other food and drink items -- wine, spinach, salad and mashed potatoes -- were excellent. Our waiter was very informative, courteous and a real pro. I will visit again."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated her birthday here. This was our second time dining here and again the food was terrific. The loaf of bread was a fabulous starter. She had a salad and I had the smoked tomato basil soup which was divine and I had to share that with her too :-) Our steaks were very tasty and prepared as ordered, she had Beef Wellington and I had the filet. We shared the lobster macaroni and cheese. She had sautéed spinach and I had broccoli, both of which were pretty bland and were the only things we found needing improvement, that's why only four stars. The service was great with convenient valet parking. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "From the Smoked Chicken Wings to the White Chocolate Bread Pudding....and everything in between (particularly the bone-in steaks)...this restaurant was a complete DELIGHT! The service was exceptionally good. This will definitely be on the list again for our next trip to Birmingham."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Nice place but the food was just average. The price appears to be out of line for the quality."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Overall the experience was great. Wanted to make my partners' birthday special so I made reservations there since its one restaurant in birmingham that we had not yet dined in. The service was excellent. The food was good, but I felt as though it could have been better. For the price I expected better food. The overall feel of the restaurant was romantic and subtle. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends and family, but be warned.......if you are not prepared to spend a little extra money choose another fine dining restaurant. THEIR TRUFFLE POTATOES AND SAUTEED MUSHROOMS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Overall enjoyed the dining experience but was disappointed one of the specials was not available when we ordered at only 6:45pm. Steaks were tasty, good appetizers."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommend by our motel. Food was excellent but pricy. Noise level was such that you couldn't carry on a decent conversation. Absolutely no ambiance! We have had better meals, service and atmosphere for the price."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I went to Metroprime Steakhouse for a date on New Years Eve (our reservation was at 5:00). It was a pleasant experience, and the food was very good. We were too full to order dessert. We ordered Filet Mignon and the Metroprime Steak, both of which were tasty. We also had their Lobster Bisque which was delicious, and I would like to try their seafood. We had an early reservation, so the restaurant was not too crowded. It was an interesting mix of people; there were couples on dates, a few group dinners, and even a family with two (well-behaved) young boys. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys a good steak."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is an excellent steak restaurant...The best in the city!!!!! Amazing attention to detail, staff knowledgable food amazing. Definitely recommend"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The bread pudding stole the show. Bacon lollipops were pretty good... had to try them. The meal was ok, but the overall experience was good."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Went to Metro Prime for Birthday dinner. When we got there, waited so long for valet to return that I went and found a spot on the street. Hostess explained that he has to "go a long way to get the cars." Seated at a nice table and waiter was very attentive and helpful. Main issue is that the food was not up to the prices charged. Onion soup was passable. Caesar salad was rather tasteless. My filet with bone in was just fair and not cooked properly. Very rare and I ordered medium. Lots of gristle. Steak fries were good. Truffled mash potatoes tasted like instant and couldn't taste a hint of truffle. Next time I want a good steak in Bham I will go back to Ruth's Chris."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We chose this restaurant for our Anniversary dinner. It was very overpriced for the quality, food was not good and not prepared as requested, service was very basic, and it was very loud. The only enjoyable part was the wine the server recommended. Very disappointed...$148 later."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Perfect steaks and capable bartender made the evening a great success for our group of friends needing an evening away from the wards....."
    Dined on 11/27/2013