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Toast Birmingham
Toast Birmingham

Toast Birmingham Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatattoast.com
  • Phone: (248) 258-6278
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday Bar Open Late
    Patio Seating and Open Air dining
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Except Sunday

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Myles McVay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact: Catering@eatattoast.com

    Host at Toast, No matter the occasion, our staff works with you to create a memorable occasion featuring unique cuisine and a high level of service! The Blue room at Toast is a wonderful venue for more intimate gatherings or meetings. It Can service 35 seated and 60 people for a cocktail party or passed Hors d'oeuvres affair. Whether an Evening Party, Lunch with Friends, Business meeting or Family celebration; Toast offers a distinct dining experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate 20 - 50 for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Minicilli (734) 716-4405

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking and public lot is less than a block away and is free for first two hours!
A word from Toast Birmingham
Casual comfortable yet whimsical atmosphere featuring a cozy outdoor patio and the open air living room setting of the "Blue Room". Serving artfully prepared, progressive American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, an eclectic wine list, craft cocktails, extensive local craft beer list, local music and the friendliest service!

Award winning Executive Chef Myles McVay joined the Toast team in January 2013. His use of unique ingredients; wild cultivated mushrooms, sustainable products, local produce, naturally grown and sustainable proteins adds an exciting take on the already Award winning Toast kitchen.Chef McVay was named one of the top 3 young chefs in Michigan. Awarded Best Breakfast in Detroit area for the 12th year in a row. Awarded "Neighborhood Gem" and Diner Choice Award by Open Table for the second year. Named "Best Restaurants in Michigan" , Urban Spoon, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I don't see why anyone would want to go here, it's very expensive for what you get. You never see your server. The coffee mug was filthy and I found out they are "known" for always having dirty coffee mugs. I won't eat here again. Seriously. George's Coney Island has much better omelets at about half the price."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have had brunch and lunch here and it was delicious. Once we found something that we liked on the limited dinner menu, it was also very good. The restaurant was not very full with patrons, unlike the Townsend patio across the street. Perhaps they do need to expand the dinner offerings. Service was excellent and our server knew the menu and preparation well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food is always excellent. Wait staff is pleasant & professional, but sometimes overwhelmed. (Have been to Toast many times, only once have they overlooked a meal and graciously took care of it quickly.)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We came for dinner and didn't find. Lot that we wanted for dinner on the menu. We both ended with with burgers, which were good. I have heard breakfast is amazing and can't wait to come back for breakfast soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love this place-- recipes are original and tasty and the décor is fun & funky! Cool place, but get reservations-- even on a Tuesday!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Hadn't been here before, and it was an excellent choice to take a fellow foodie to. The choices of toast alone made it impeccable. I can't think of many places that have challa and cinnamon challa as choices for accompanying bread if at all. Extremely generous portions even for a big eater like me. I would return again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "With a mimosa cheer we had a late Mother's Day breakfast celebration. With our open table reservation we received prime seating and walked ahead of the line . We enjoyed the Petoskey omelet and the Greek omelet . The home fries were amazing and the huge wheat toast slices were delicious . This venue is amazing for dates or a huge party in their ' living' room We enjoy so much"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "wE ENJOYED LUNCH, BUT FOR FOUR AT NOON, IT WAS NOISY. SURPRISED THAT TH LADIES ROOM IS SO SMALL. A LOTOF DINING CHAIRS FOR ONE TOILET."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Beautiful location, design, & ambience! Service impeccable! Menu font was a bit off-putting & busy. We had to concentrate to make our way through the menu. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service and food was great. Love the open window."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is good but limited. Service was mediocre. And, the music - at breakfast - was way too loud. It's the best place on town, largely because it is the only place in town!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Creative combination of flavors on the daily specials"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Looking for a decent place to dine on a Friday evening in Birmingham with 3 girls in tow was a challenge but Toast welcomed us with open arms and no wait! The food was delicious and all 3 of my girls enjoyed it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The server was very knowledgable and friendly and just a nice guy. The food was amazing! I got the fish special and it was so good. My companions got the chicken and waffles, short ribs, and the cod, all of which were so good. The pairings of the sides with the main dish were different but perfect! The short ribs and the butternut squash rissoto were my fav of the night."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Love Toast however they apparently don't monitor online reservations. We waited 40 minutes to be seated with a confirmed lunch reservation. 😞"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Made online reservation for Sat night and it worked great. Restaurant has nice ambiance although a bit louder than I'd like. Our waiter was excellent. He had a good sense of humor and let us set the pace of the meal. The food was excellent. Very flavorful - though quite rich. Definitely recommend this place. Will be back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Once again we were pleased with our entire evening................dinner, service with creative choices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "If you want to experience Toast ...go during the week. The weekends are ridiculously crowded and the wait is on average 35-45 minutes. The food is excellent...the french toast and Bellinis are to die for. Loved having an early am meeting there. Only issue was ...I arrived and they didn't see my reservation. Quite embarrassing since I had my other party ask for it....in case they got there first. But we were seated quickly and all was well."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had an outstanding breakfast, love the atmosphere. The restaurant was crowded but service was flawless!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The food was great. The selection was limited and the noise level was loud."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The dishes are always interesting and well made. House special drinks are very good. Service is friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Too bad they took the bone marrow with toast off the menu."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Some options were outstanding. Breaded, fried artichokes were spectacular. Filet mignon of veggies. Beet app was fair. Little taste in beets, unfortunately. Short ribs were very tender. Chicken and waffles......another story. 3 pieces of chicken, one was not fully cooked. That's not good. Cheddar waffles sounded better than they tasted. Sausage and sage gravy was quite tasty. I would have loved some maple syrup, as well. Espresso pudding tasty but waaaaay too heavy. Mousse it up. I think diners would appreciate that. Maybe hazelnut espresso mousse. Also, restaurant was cold. I get it, it's winter, but when I am paying for dinner, I expect you to turn UP the heat. That's the price of doing business. I'd go back 4 lunch/ bfast, skip dinner."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We frequent this restaurant and it is almost always a five-star experience. They have some newer servers that aren't quite as familiar with the drink list, etc, as they probably should be...hopefully they will get the hang of it soon. The servers used to be so personable, and now only a small handful of them are left (and they did make it outstanding - perfect blend of making sure everything was spot on and giving you your space all at the same time). The menu is great. Great vegetarian options - far better than the typical vegetable pasta dish or fancy salad. I am talking mushroom roll in brick paper with ragout; stuffed butternut squash, etc. Wine list is good. Beer list is extensive. Great for any occasion and kid-friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "On this frigid winter day , this eatery warmed our hearts. We celebrated my son's birthday with a mimosa breakfast . We enjoyed the Gouda omelette and egg plate as well . Bottomless cups of coffee kept replenishing . The eatery marked the birthday celebration with a scrumptious mocha creme delight ."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Been there many times since we live in the city. Food is always good and open table brought us back. Bottom line food is good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had dinner Friday 2/20. Our server Emma did not know the menu. She was annoyed that we had some food allergy questions and had an attitude. Our food was tasteless and greasy. We ate almost nothing. The music was blasting and the kids next to us were covering their ears. The manager was very nice and knew we had issues with the food yet never offered us a complimentary drink or anything. Toast is an awesome brunch restaurant only! Thank you"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food, people and service was great. Tables are kinda close however the other guest was friendly as we looked at each other meals saying " oooooo, what did you get, I'll try that later. lol"."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "They do what they do very well!! A little loud sometimes. Enough to be distracting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very good experience at Toast. Friendly wait staff, a good variety of breakfast and lunches offered. We easily got a table with a last minute reservation but when we arrived it was quite busy and well attended. The only problem we experienced was we couldn't offer an espresso as their machine was temporarily in repair. Great location. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great place for dinner. Beautiful decor and delicious food. My husband had the pork belly and devoured it. I had the stuffed squash. Good but not amazing. We started with the shrimp and grits, and it was excellent. We paid at the table and took our drinks to the bar to have dessert. The peanut butter pie was great. We will definitely love to go back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We've celebrated here for birthdays two years in a row and LOVE it. I had the stuffed butternut squash this year and it was incredible. We also had the best waiter we've ever had. Toast is the best!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The food was interesting and tasty. The portion size is definitely not the too oversized. The one issue is that the restaurant is a bit overrun by Birmingham teens and the noise level is consistent with that clientele."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a great meal. Everything from the shrimp and asparagus appetizers to the gnocchi, butternut and chicken dishes were simply amazing. Heck even my daughters cheese pizza was awesome. Everything tasted fresh... Our server was very attentive even on a busy sat evening. It's similar to Zolas in Ann Arbor in ambience....so while we had a great time, it may not be the best for a "special occasion"."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I was meeting a friend for dinner who I had not seen in a long time and wanted a quieter restaurant that would allow us to talk to each other without screaming and since the weather outside was truly frightful also wanted a cozy, warm atmosphere. The restauarant was perfect. Our waiter (Tad) was phenomenal - very attentive without being too cloying. He made some great menu suggestions which I followed - the short ribs were fantastic. Yes, they were prepared per the menu description, but it was so much more than the description. I was VERY happy with the meal, the service, the ambiance. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere--vibrant but doesn't try too hard to be super trendy. Making reservations for dinner is a good idea unless you don't mind strolling around downtown B'ham (great in nice weather). Great wine and beer list, too, and the servers are personable and do their jobs well. The food accommodates a wide variety of dietary preferences. Salads and desserts are pretty standard, but the entrees have consistently been above par compared to other restaurants in the same price point. Mine and my husband's personal favorite is the pork belly with toasted orzo mac and cheese. Toast has been great for brunch, date nights, and dinner with friends..it won't disappoint you!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Brunch at Toast is delightful. They have an extensive menu to choose from, satisfying your need for sweet or savory. I found the food good, but ultimately uninspired. However, would still recommend."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "First off I never give reviews to restaurants, but I had to for this one, because I'm a foodie I had high expectations when we got there, and boy did they deliver, the food was delicious, even better than expected I had the pork belly and my gf had the hake fish, my gf is an awesome cook and usually gets disappointed when ever we go out but she was quite impressed, our waiter I think his name was guy was great, very attentive, and the whole experience was just awesome. Can't wait to go back and try the chicken and waffles."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a great evening meal at Toast Birmingham. The food was fantastic and the service excellent."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I went with my nieces and in-laws who are all very picky eaters. Our waiter was very patient and helpful. Everyone's food was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I find Toast easy, warm, comfortable......I have had a great experience everytime I visit..This last dinner with my 3 young grandchildren was no exception...Thank you Toast!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013