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Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Address:
    2000 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.artsbma.org/visit/oscars/
  • Phone: (205) 328-7850
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am -2:00pm.
    Brunch: Select Sundays - Please see www.artsbma.org for schedule.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th St. N
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art
Oscar’s proudly serves a delicious seasonal lunch menu carefully created with fresh local ingredients. As the cafe at the Birmingham Museum of Art, we believe a meal should be a beautiful experience in a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of art and nature.

Executive Chef Lorrin Rames was trained by some of the best chefs in America. The upscale, fresh and local food we prepare nicely complements a light-filled open dining room offering a splendid view of trees and the award-winning Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden.

Visitors may enjoy our outstanding menu Tuesday through Friday for lunch, and may enjoy our musical brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum calendar for dates and details.

More than just a cafe at a Museum, Oscar's is truly a destination in itself. We invite you to come and see.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Limited menu, but everything we tried was delicious. It's been years since I've had crepes and the Lobster Thermidor Crepes were tasty and fresh."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed the brunch on Fathers Day -- took my father as well as my husband and kids. Enough for the kids to enjoy and plenty of good food for the adults. Only drawback was the entertainment -- he was good, but LOUD! made it difficult to talk. I prefer loud bands for bars or parties. Not for Fathers Day with my 75 year old father! But the service was wonderful. Food was very good. Enjoyed a quick stroll through the museum afterwards -- nothing had changed since our last visit but was good for a quick stroll. I would return, but I would be sure to ask for a table as far away from musician as possible -- which we did, but was still loud."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Quiche way too small a portion. Tasted bland and dry. Jazz OK but too loud. Menu has really gone down hill. Have not liked food twice in a row. Menu has no real choices and is unclear. Bring back nice fish and vegetable entrees. The salads, everything on menu needs work."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We broke our daytrip to the museum into halves and ate at Oscar's in the middle. Marvis, the server, was efficient, helpful, and just plain fun without being intrusive. The food was excellent, especially the desserts! It was a clear pretty day and the view through the windows at each end added to the pleasure. All in all, it enriched our visit and we'll do it again the next time we come to Birmingham Museum of Art next month."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I always enjoy the food at Oscar's, lunch and brunch. I especially enjoy having the live music and having a place to take my mom (80 years of age). She really enjoys it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Met my sister, her husband and a friend at Oscar's for lunch before going to the Delacroix exhibit. The food was reasonably priced and everyone enjoyed their meal. There was a nice variety to choose from. The wait staff was cordial. They kept our glasses filled. A request for extra mustard and a couple of other things was handled quickly. Not a place I would go out of my way to eat at, but a nice spot if you are going to be at the Birmingham Museum of Art."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our compliments to the chef!! The food was so good. However, I'm not sure if the staffing was poor or if our server was poor, but we never saw her until we complained. We spent most of the meal thirsty. It didn't seem over crowded...so not sure why she never showed up. But the sweet bus boy was nice to get us some drinks when we couldn't take it any more! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 including one child and one senior in a wheelchair, I had requested a "quiet table" and we are all pleasantly surprise upon arriving to find that request had been accommodated and were seated in one of the smaller gallery rooms off the main area. Service was challenged - our female server made excuses from the get go but other male servers had very "can-do" attitudes, and all in all it turned out well. everyone in our party found something or several somethings that were their favorite. Will definitely get some friends together and go back again!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went to Oscar's for lunch with a friend and it was delicious. We both had the Croque Madame sandwiches with sweet potato fries. The flavor was wonderful! The service was quite good despite the large group seated at the back. It's not a quick lunch spot, but it's worth it if you don't have a tight schedule."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was delish! I had their version of a hamburger and I could have eaten 5 of them!!! It was perfectly prepared and the mushrooms put it over the top (even if you're not a shroom fan, it would be great as well). And the soup... I can go on and on and on... This was definitely a 2-thumbs up experience :-)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "What's not to like? Quiet and beautiful surroundings, excellent food, and reasonably priced. Did I mention free parking right behind the building? I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My family and I went to Sunday Brunch at Oscar's at the Birmingham Museum of Art. It was a great experience! Great food - and the chef walks you through the buffet explain everything and answering any questions. Service was crisp and friendly. Highly recommended - but maybe not for small children. (They might not appreciate the food.) Breakfast food and lunch is served along with desserts. A little pricey at $40, but well worth a special occasion - plus you get free reign of the museum."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food selections were outstanding, including the many choices of desserts. Our party of four enjoyed the dining experience. Although we really appreciated the talented musicians (excellent jazz pianist who occasionally accompanied himself plus the female vocalist), their volume was somewhat too loud, as we occasionally had difficulty conversing with one another. Perhaps we sat too closely to the musicians. Our principal server was a delight and helped to make our dining experience memorable (despite the fact that his mother had just been hospitalized). We definitely intend to plan another trip to Oscar's."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Birmingham Museum of Art ("BMA") is a free-entry outstanding community resource. Having a weekend brunch at Oscar's at BMA is a great experience for a family. Chef prepares excellent brunch (one whole line is basically breakfast, another whole line is lunch, both delicious, and a separate dessert line), free mimosas provided, plenty of staff. Immediately adjacent is BMA's fantastic child entertainment center - has to be seen and experienced, to be believed. Then, the BMA galleries are right there, as well, to be visited. Suggest making the reservation ahead of time, make it for the earliest times (e.g., 11am, preceding the noon opening of the galleries at BMA on weekends)."
    Dined on 2/2/2014