Pretty much fantastic. Drinks
Pretty much fantastic. Drinks are a little pricey but if you can afford it its a great spot
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Modern Decor, Awesome Food &Service
I went to Avo this past Saturday and I had an awesome time! I love this spot!! The ambience is fantastic and the service was on point. I cant wait to return.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Faun atmosphere and yummy
Faun atmosphere and yummy food and drink! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Have been there several times lately with business associates and customers and have always enjoyed it. Will be back soon!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the absolute best time eating and lounging at Avo!! In fact, we were having so much fun that we opted to move to the lounge area after dinner to continue our conversation and drinks instead of heading out to the bars.
Our waiter, Brett, provided the best, most fun service we could have ever asked for and was able to make phenomenal dinner and drink suggestions. Your entire staff went above and beyond to accommodate our party with our pre-dinner lingerie party, dinner and post-dinner plans. Everyone I spoke with along the way was nothing but courteous and extremely helpful.
We will definitely be back to Avo and will suggest this restaurant to any of our friends looking for a unique dining experience!
Thank you all so much!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had brunch at Avo, and there were not your typical brunch items on the menu. It was a collection of southern and traditional breakfast and lunch foods. I had a burger with a side of grits. It was one of the best burgers I've had in a long time, and the grits were delicious! I paired it with a pot of french press coffee and it was perfect. I would definitely go there again...maybe next time for dinner!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always love Avo. Good service
Always love Avo. Good service and a fresh menu. Highly recommend.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Bourbon and Whiskey
Great Bourbon and Whiskey list. Excellent avocado dip and chips. Wonderful spot for outdoor dining. We had excellent service.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I enjoyed two
My friend and I enjoyed two meals at AVO on the same day--brunch was spectacular as was dinner. The Sunday special of high price bottles of wine was a bonus and the wine list is quite extensive and delectable. Highly recommend and will be returning with friends soon! The manager, Brett, was a gem as was the bartender Justin!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved AVO so much at Sunday
We loved AVO so much at Sunday brunch that we went back for Sunday dinner. The staff are friendly, but not overbearing. The Sunday ha;f-price bottles of wine special gives you a chance to try wines that are a bit more pricey than you would normally order. The Salted Caramel Creme was amazing, but really all of the food was fantastic (bacon macaroni and cheese, tenderloin foie gras sliders, deviled eggs, pimento cheese burger). So much sounded good that we completely over-ordered at both visits just to be able to sample as much as possible. Thanks Brett!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the second time I've taken a group to AVO and have been pleased with the food each time. My only complaints concerned the ambience (the tables pushed againt the front wall are a bit plain) and the noise level (there's not much acoustic treatment and when busy, it can get quite loud). But you go to a restaurant for the food - and AVO will not disappoint. They take great pride in the ingredients, preparation and presentation.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, awesome variety, love that you can order from both Avo and Dram's menu
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mother's day brunch
We had a wonderful experience at Avo for their Mother's day brunch. The food was good and they offered a great selection. We all remarked that we would be back for dinner often. Thanks for a special day.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good As Always
I like the good food and casual atmosphere of AVO. I had lamb a burger cooked med rare and it was delicious and of course the match stick fries are the best! I also ordered their margarita which is very well done. Fresh ingredients, no mix which is a pet peeve of mine! We sat out on the upstairs porch, which is great this time of year. It's quieter than the restaurant, when it's full. I recommend Avo and will return!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Avo was the perfect place for a family celebration. Our server was attentive and professional, while also friendly. We all ordered different entrees and each one of us insisted ours was the best. Even my teens who don't eat avocado lapped up the Avo Dip, something I order every time I dine there. I have one picky eater, but Avo cooked the perfect steak and fries for him and he already wants to go back!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for Father's Day brunch and all were very impressed. The menu had a variety ofofferings and that is one reason we chose Avo to begin with. The food and service were great and the waiter was very attentive, but not overly so. We have already recommended to several people and will be back SOON. I'm so glad there are a few quality resterants open on sundays in Bham.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but really loud!
Love AVO. We go here frequently but tonight itwas
especially loud!! Food was great though!!
Great neighborhood setting.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful birthday dinner
It was my boyfriend's birthday. So he and I decided on Avo. We made a great choice. The drinks were great. The food was even better! I had the panko crusted chicken and he had the Santa Maria Steak Frites. The steak comes with a fried egg on top. Both dishes were very good! The staff (waiters AND manager) was wonderful. It is obvious that they strive for great customer service. Even the music in the background was entertaining. We had a lovely evening and the birthday boy enjoyed himself. We will definitely be back!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little noisy
We really enjoyed our dinner but was a bit noisy with the group standing RIGHT behind our booth(the round one). The food was great but couldn't visit as much as we wanted.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great foot ok service
service was kind of rushed as if we were taking a table
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I are always on the hunt for the next great meal. We love the split personalities of Avo and Dram, and Avo's menu contains one of the best steaks in Birmingham!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our family to brunch
The Sunday brunch menu is fantastic with lots of options. They handled our large group with ease and food was fast and when changes arose, they handled it quickly.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, as usual.
The food was great, as usual. Filet was perfectly cooked. My date's lamb chops were good, and the beef carpaccio was fantastic as always, just overpriced. They do need to do something about the noise level upstairs. It's hard to hear a date talking if the place is full. We sat outside on the balcony to avoid the noise but lost the advantage of air conditioning.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to unwind
This was a nice place to unwind after a long trip. Short, but nicely prepared entrees and sides - mashed sweet potatoes can't be beat!
Short wine list, but some nice, varied items, Almost all domestic, and some good ones from the NW.
Service was superb - attentive but not overbearing,
Definitely worth a repeat trip!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best small plates ever
In town for business, ate the kale Caesar, fish taco and sliders - best fish taco and sliders I have ever had...IMHO. Also great bourbon selection and cool bar area - nice wood and exposed brick.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose to celebrate a birthday at Avo with our family of five. Our experience was pleasant from the making of the reservation to the exit from the building. We enjoyed our knowledgeable and friendly server and were promptly but not hurriedly served. The food and drinks were delicious. Our orders varied from cheeseburgers to filet mignon. We would definitely return to Avo.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
AVO is Super!
The food and drinks were wonderful, and the service was superb. We would highly recommend this establishment to anyone!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spot on drinks, service, food OK!
Met with friends who had been previously - this was our first visit. We had reservations at the restaurant, ended up staying at Dram, although we did go up and tour the restaurant with the GM Bret, who was very pleasant. Server, Libby was friendly attentive and professional. We all had burgers of one type or another, two of the burgers that SHOULD have been pink inside, were grey/brown (well done) - both diners pressed on, as we wanted to eat and not go through waiting for a re-do. Fries and onion rings could have been hotter and would have been better. Peach cobbler was just right shared by 4 diners, and the french press coffee was perfect. Overall a VG experience, We will definitely go again, and try other items on the menu.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time at brunch. Brought our young son, met friends and had a great time. The drinks were well made, as was the food. Definitely a new addition to our regular brunch list.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night Out With the Girls
I recently celebrated the birthday of one of my friends at dinner at Avo. The food was great. ...loved the option of ordering from either side of the menu. We had a party of six and enjoyed appetizers and wine along with our meals. It was a very enjoyable evening...dined on outside terrace upstairs. The service was excellent also.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was slow, but very accurate
Sometimes it took some doing to get our waitstaff, but food came out at appropriate times, and waiter was very knowledgable about the night's selections. The game meat selection here is always good, and they usually have at least 2 different varieties of oyster.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Avo
I was looking for a place to throw my friend a small baby shower brunch, and Avo was perfect. Making reservations online was convenient, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited menu but food is great
Limited menu but food is great and perfectly prepared. Enjoyed it a lot.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was siting across the street at Starbucks and I saw people sitting on the lower level. I began to wonder what was going on across the street. I Googled the restaurant and made reservations. Thirty minutes later I was dining and it was a terrific experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently celebrated my husband's birthday at Avo. We ate on upstairs balcony and it was great. The view was nice and the food and service were superb. We love that you can order from the Avo or Dram menu when dining at Avo. It gives you a lot of different options.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, limited menu
The food was fantastic; the menu somewhat limited. However, that often is a "good" thing. We enjoyed the flat bread, the grilled cheese and the burger. I wasn't expecting that type of fare, but wasn't displeased with the end result. The wine choice is very expensive with only a handful of wines available for "by the glass". The remainder were bottle-only and started off around $45. I'd go there again, but not when I was in the mood for lighter fare.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale modern bistro
Decor is upscale ultra-modern, though the beautiful art glass panels probably contribute to the almost unbearable beyond-energetic noise level. The menu is interesting and well-balanced. The "charcuterie and cheese" alone would have made a perfect meal with a glass of white wine. The carpaccio was similarly well executed and attractive. Both the wild boar and red snapper entrees were excellent. For dessert, the "chocolate cheese cake" was delectable beyond the description. The panna cotta with brandied cherries was superb. The wine list is notable. The service by a young staff was excellent, efficient and friendly. I would recommend Avo as another Birmingham gem. The total bill for two with 3 courses, a bottle of wine and tip was $200.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were just in Birmingham for a couple days, and this was the best meal by far. I had the lamb burger with the truffle Parmesan fries, and it was simply wonderful....finished of with some bourbon ice cream...YUM!!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & drink
We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Very good food with unique menu selections you will not find anywhere else. While we went simple on the food selection, my wife stated her hamburger was the best she had ever had. Beer selection is very good and our waiter, Corey, was superb. Great place to order several small plates to share or split a burger, etc.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - small portions
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.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM