Toast Birmingham
Toast Birmingham

Toast Birmingham

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatattoast.com/
  • Phone: 2482586278x
  • 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 734-716-4405x

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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Toast Birmingham reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (31)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (29)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (17)special occasion (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (10)romantic (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My favorite place to eat in Birmingham. The food and service is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch, lunch and dinner!!
    Margol
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I usually think of Toast as a place for (incredible) brunch, but I've always heard that it is a great place for dinner so I decided I had to try it and I'm glad I did! They had a diverse menu with a variety of different specials to appeal to everyone. I got the seabass that was on special and I loved it! It had a great balance of flavors and textures that I wish I could go back for. I am awaiting a time where I can go back and have the chance to try more things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    healthyfoodie287
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very versatile, tasty menu and unique dining setting. Quality, friendly service. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    yummee
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wow. Great service, great meal, great atmosphere. Very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food.
    Ak3536VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was a little slow but food was excellent!!! Always remember toast for breakfast but forget they have a great dinner food. Website menu has not been updated in a year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service great! Food was not....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived at a not very busy time with a group of 7. I found the service to be outstanding. The food was not. It was not fresh. The food served at our table seemed to be leftovers buried in sauce. If you just want drinks, this would be the place to go. If you want to eat, almost anywhere else in Birmingham would be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The brunchiest brunch joint
    CharnedVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Are you a brunch person? Do you like the sound of "pork belly hash" or "deep-fried PB&J with nutella"? Stop reading this review and book a table. The service lives up to our beloved Midwestern standards of friendliness, the food is yummy (yes, I know that word is silly), and well-plated to boot (not that you're going to be looking at it for more than two seconds before you dig in), and the decor is...girly, but undeniably homey and artful. Toast knows what it is and does it well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toast never disappoints!
    grendelVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had lunch at Toast as part of our Dream Cruise experience. This was our third visit to Toast for lunch. This time I had a salad, rather than an omelette. My salad was generous with an excellent, homemade balsamic vinaigrette and special croutons. The chicken added was superbly grilled and quite moist. My husband's vegetarian wrap was impeccable. What is most noticeable is the eclectic, unusual, artistic environment. Every place I looked, I saw an objet d'art that caught my attention. Thus an excellent ambience. Service was adequate. I also have to comment on the fact is everything is made from scratch from the Bloody Mary mix to the home fries to the cole slaw.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Detroitrocks
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is great, the server was very attentive and on the ball, and the decor is very charming and comfortable. There were a couple issues like very strange frantic music that did not fit the atmosphere, they had to refire my dish because they put the gravy for the chicken and waffles ( awesome btw) on the dish instead of on the side. I would have gladly taken as is rather than wait the additional 35 minutes for my food. All and all the food was just delicious and artfully crafted, the prices were reasonable and the staff were very nice and accommodating. I will go back and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Type of food.
    Nana
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Love it for breakfast and lunch. Usually like it for dinner. Dinner food is getting a bit too extreme and odd. U have to b willing to try unusual dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Working Lunch went well!
    bookworm101
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Hostess cheerfully moved me to a large booth (before the rest of the party arrived) to accommodate the fact that this was a working lunch. Service was good and not intrusive. Everyone seemed satisfied with the food and the location was central.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seenitall
    seenitallVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ok food... ok service. Bizarre rule has every patron carded to order a drink. Think I will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LynnVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a great dinner. Nice atmosphere. enjoyed thoroughly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails to disappoint
    LAMCVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of my favorite things about Toast is that you can eat on one side with your kids and it is TOTALLY kid friendly, or you can eat on the quieter side with candles and sofas and it is a romantic restaurant. Both offer the same incredible menu. This time we had our two children and the servers were so nice to them. Toast never disappoints for dinner!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum!!!
    CSeeley
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to Toast for a nice dinner our before a concert and were thrilled with the experience. The food was fabulous and the waiter's recommendations were spot on. We did the mushroom and toast appetizer and it was delightful and I had the fish special for dinner while my fiance had the roasted chicken both were moth watering and full of flavor. The drinks were great and dessert was a sweet treat. We would certainly head back next time we are up that way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Toast Birmingham
    waitonme
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Fantastic service, menu, ambience. Food was excellent! We will back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birmingham Pierce Street Gem
    WAMDine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We've had dinner at Toast twice and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. Service was exemplary. Especially enjoyed the artichoke appetizer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated, Dirty Dishes
    NorthvilleLady
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, limited dinner menu
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sure fire
    none
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want to come back for breakfast
    Jaydean12
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quirky, inventive, fun food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Love this place-- recipes are original and tasty and the décor is fun & funky! Cool place, but get reservations-- even on a Tuesday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat breakfast
    SeafoodFan
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    mimosamommaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 209 reviews are from the Toast Birmingham reviews archive.
  • BETTY
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The service and food was great. Love the open window.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love the decor!
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EffieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • creative comfort food
    SaturdayDate
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Creative combination of flavors on the daily specials
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, even for dinner!
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and great ambiance
    CTone
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff:don't make online reserva'.
    PamWong
    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. 😞
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavors
    entertainme
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a Fav.................
    andrea
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Once again we were pleased with our entire evening................dinner, service with creative choices.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday thru Thursday
    Queencdj
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and limited but great food
    bustravlr
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was great. The selection was limited and the noise level was loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    ScooperVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience
    Localite
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and TOASTy
    mimosamommaVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.