Second chance at a first impression
Appealing, and understated, ambiance. Beautifully lit with natural light. Friendly, yet low key staff. Appreciated the two-tier pricing on entrees, based on size. Half and half -- sauteed/fried -- crab claws were scrumptious. Wine list was approachable for folks like me; choices were yummy. Dessert, split between the two of us, was perfect. Lime sorbet with salted caramel (on the bottom), and shaved coconut. Will return!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for business lunches.
Great for business lunches. Food was excellent. Especially the steak salad. Many don't k ow it is open for lunch but I hope they learn. I will be spreading the word
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was awesome but I was
Food was awesome but I was a bit dissapointed in ambiance...will try at night to see if it is different than for brunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time at DG, and we thoroughly enjoyed it .
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
GREAT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
GREAT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS I.E. MAYBE IF YOU COULD BE OPEN FOR MORE HOLIDAYS AND ADVERTISE YOUR OPENING.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have eaten there several times,
Have eaten there several times, consistently agreeable experience.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their Pappardelle Bolognese
Their Pappardelle Bolognese is honestly the best pasta I've ever had. My wife ordered the Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin and though slightly undercooked was very tasty along with subtlely flavored garlic mashed potatoes and zucchini hash. The atmosphere was quiet and reserved, making it ideal for conversation. We will definitely be back
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a special birthday
It was a special birthday and Daniel George made it better! Thanks. A great restaurant with superb food.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner and wonderful
Great dinner and wonderful service.
We will be back!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always great. Variety on menus keeps it interesting. Quaint.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is excellent and always interesting. Reasonably priced and has an excellent wine selection
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but definitely overpriced.
The restaurant is attractive and quit with plenty of individual table space. The Mountain Brook village location was also ideal. The menu was limited to 4-5 entrees in each category. The food quality (freshness, portion, cooking etc.) was excellent, but the food was consistently under seasoned and bland. Also, the food is over-priced at $30 and up for entrees.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak & red snapper were perfection. Even the vegetables were excellent...fresh tasting & wonderful flavor. Would like to have tea & water filled without having to ask. May need a wee bit more training for servers. But was a fine dining experience. Give the chefs & who chooses the quality of fish & steak two thumbs up.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and great service
Salmon tartare appetizer was delicious. Scallops were divine. Server was Linda. She was very warm and helpful. Great dining experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beef tender was the best
The beef tender was the best I have ever eaten anywhere. The accompaniments were absolutely perfect. We can't wait to go back!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants in the area. We had very fresh oysters, shrimp and veal tonight. everything was perfect!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our family dinner
We enjoyed our family dinner at Daniel George and plan to return. Our server, Matt, was professional, friendly, and helpful with suggestions. The chef was willing to accommodate some special requests, and the portions were very generous. My father commented on the impressive wine selection, and the variety of dishes on the menu was also satisfying. The table where we were seated was a bit close to the one next to us, but they were a quiet party so it was not that disruptive. The cocktails were also excellent.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit.
This was our second visit. The food was wonderful! We like the half plates because we can try two of the starters and still have a filling meal. The only thing that was bad was a loud group of ladies celebrating a birthday which the staff could not control. However they brought out their orders early and things quieted down. Thank you! We were celebrating our 52nd anniversary.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great meal with good service. They ran out of their featured appetizer. Overall though it was very good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daniel George - great!
We enjoyed eating here, the food was very good, service was excellent. It is highly recommended.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Service
I was given a table on the bar side as I was alone. The bar was very popular with locals, but not terribly loud. I ordered a glass of Sauvigon Blan which was excellent. I had the Salmon Tartare which was excellent . I really loved the ponzu aioli. From the grill I ordered the Tanglewoods Farm Chicken Breast. Around the breast was a medley of vegetables that was excellent. The stuffing was excellent , but I found the breast was a little over cooked. And, I would have preferred it to be boneless.
Overall the service was excellent. I was asked on often by staff as they walked by how everything was. My server was friendly, but I did have to ask for a water refill.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our reservation was for 1:30 pm, after the lunchtime rush. So the dining room was very quiet. Perfect for conversation. The lunchtime menu is simple, interesting, delicious. Pleasant, informed service. A winning combination.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, friendly staff
We were well taken care of by the staff and the food was great!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Incredible meal
Salads were great; cheese was great; entrees were fantastic; desserts were incredible; all tied together with exceptional service (Thanks, Matt!). Hands down, one of the best restaurants in Birmingham.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had a bad meal here
Great service, great food, They go out of their way to ensure you have a memorable meal.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We requested a table by the
We requested a table by the window and we got it. I liked the white table cloth. My husband requested low sodium and no seasoning on his fish, and the chef accommodated the request. I enjoyed the choice of full serving, or 1/2 serving at 1/2 price.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have loved this restaurant.
Always have loved this restaurant. We go often and are never disappointed. The food is so good no matter what we order.
I had the vegetable plate which was so good. Our waiter, Matt, was fabulous. Very attentive and so kind. He knew the menu
and made some good suggestions. Great night!!!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent!
Food and service was excellent! Had the beef filet. Ordered med-well and it was cooked to perfection. Superb!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Week night visit after work. The atmosphere was very quiet and the noise level perfect for conversation. The Beet Salad was outstanding - golden beets with a honey based dressing that was the perfect pairing. I had the smaller portion of the short rib plate which was just the right size for me. I liked having the option of a smaller portion , it leaves room for dessert. The Chocolate Lava cake was very delicious. Not overly sweet and loaded with chocolate. My intentions was to share it with my dinning companion but I ended up eating it all.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant creates flavor distinctions with fresh ingredients and culinary expertise. Speaks well for a fine-dining experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Daniel George rises above many of Birmingham's trendier restaurants by serving the best in food and wine without all the pretentiousness. We were a little bit rushed because we were going to a concert afterward but the waitress never made it feel that way. She was attentive and helpful and the food arrived whenever we gave the slightest nod. It was a busy Friday night but it never felt like a mob scene.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The evening could not have been more perfect. I was entertaining clients from out of town and they were so impressed with the quality and service.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and ambiance were great, although the VERY loud group near our table was impossible to overcome. Our conversation couldn't be heard above the noise level, and we finally ended our meal in silence. When we return, we will specify a location for seating.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were quite pleased. Recommended
We were quite pleased. Recommended by a friend it was a lovely venue to celebrate a special occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Haven't been in Birmingham very long, but so far this is one of the best restaurants that we have tried. The food is fresh and delicious and the portions are of decent size (even when ordering a half portion). The snapper and salmon that we tried was cooked well and balanced on the plate with the sides that they came with. It's not the cheapest option that we have seen, reserving it for more special occasions for us, but at least the food was worth paying for. Well worth a try.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serves a dedicated clientele
Folks from the tiny kingdom around the Village love this place and put up with the slow service because the food largely overcomes the service. I enjoy the meal each time. But DG needs to limit tables or hire more people to handle the dining room. Not that the waitsaff is rude or unfriendly, they are just stretched so thin that they can't keep up--not their fault.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
DG (formerly Daniel George) a winne
Love this hidden gem
And always delicious!!
Seafood and meats prepared to perfection!
The bread is always temptable and a
Desserts wirth giving in!
DG is a Winner!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Family Dinner
We had a family dinner (10 people) at DG and everything was perfect. We had calamari for the table and it was the best I've had. Even family who don't like seafood agreed it was great. The short rib was excellent, steaks were perfect and the veal was very tender. Salads and soups were all enjoyed. We ended with 5 different desserts shared by all. The wine list was broad and the server was very knowledgeable. She was very attentive and presentation of meal was very nice. Only complaint I had was the Google map instructions were wrong and we had to call the restaurant to get there. Just know you have to turn by the Wells Fargo heading into Mountain Brook. Will definitely return on our next trip to Birmingham
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM