I was with a friend, everything was nice but the best were the desserts and the waiter
Brunch was not that good; it was my first time there...perhaps the other meals they offer are excellent, but brunch was passable and that was about it.
Consistently one of the Best restaurants in Birmingham!!!!!
Staff did not adhere to a discussed wheat allergy. That blunder was followed up with raw shrimp on the appetizer. Not undercooked, but completely raw.
Have a fun drink and casual bite downstairs at Dram, but most definitely don't waste your money (or health) upstairs at Avo.
Our server was fantastic!
very non attentive staff (more than one) - 3 of the 4 food entries were poor. One was very good.
overall - 3 of 4 of our family gave it a C- / D+ and said to not to return.
Late Valentines date with my bride. Overall it was an excellent experience.
First time at Avo. Went for a late Valentine's date. Will be back and have already recommended.
AVO is always great. The food is good and the service is great. It can be loud but ask for seating on the patio if you want something quieter. AVO always pleases and is very reliable.
Our server was very attentive and helpful in describing menu items. The food was good, but not exceptional. The biggest complaint was the noise level. It was so loud that my wife had to switch sides of the table to hear the conversation.
We always love dining at Avo and it never disappoints! And we appreciated that we could order off the regular menu for Valentine’s Day dinner!
Max is the best
My husband’s pasta was bland. The hostess wasn’t there to greet us and the waiter was not very good.
Great location and ambiance. Food was just okay. I had the grouper sandwich and it was just so so. The burgers are always good there. Fries that are usually great we’re also not as good.
Good food. You get to order from both menus without having to be in the bar downtstairs.
What a great place to grab brunch, great atmosphere and very welcoming. Drinks were fantastic, food was not only visually appealing but delicious. We will definitely make this a matting place for brunch!!!
Food was great. Only drawback was that is was very loud where were sitting.
Very disappointing experience all around. My wife & I are from out of town, staying at the nearby Grand Bohemian. We chose Avo as an 'upscale' dining option within walking distance. Our reservation was at 8pm on a Saturday night-prime dining out time.
The most disappointing thing:
As the restaurant markets itself as higher-end, there are only 4 entrees on the menu. What are the chances that on a Saturday night, the restaurant would be out of 1 of those 4? Well that is exactly what happened to us - out of the filet. Really. What makes that more baffling to me is that it is my understanding that the filet is also used in 2 other dishes (sliders & some other app). If it's that critical to your menu, how on earth do you ever run out? Oh, there also is a reputable market within spitting distance that could have served as an emergency option. But that would have required problem solving. Instead, the manager came to the table to apologize & presented another menu (the one from the bar restaurant downstairs that shares a kitchen) with basically burger choices as replacements. I can promise you that I certainly would have chosen another restaurant if I wanted to go on a date to eat a burger.
Another disappointing thing:
We inquired as to what the pasta dish of the day was & received a response from the waitress that included "wine based", "tomato based" and "bolognese type" sauce. So the pasta of the day is still a mystery...
Last disappointing thing:
We did enjoy some raw oysters which included an equal amount from 2 parts of the gulf. However, the menu indicates offerings from the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. My wife loves oysters from the Pacific. We were disappointed and not really communicated that the ones we would receive would only be from the Gulf. A simple note in the menu indicating availability or the waitress addressing it would have been helpful. The verdict is still out as to whether or not there are ever any available not from the Gulf.
Went for Sunday brunch. The mini biscuits were awful. I got an egg white omelet and it was good. My husbands burger was bland, not warm, and fries were very greasy. The placemats on the table were caked with old food. The waitress kept complaining about the weird people that were sitting behind us, which was rude and tacky.
Always good food with good service. Fish taco was large and tasty. Burgers are large with piles of fries. Love the sauces on the side.... Makes dipping fries interesting for the whole table.
Great dining experience to celebrate an anniversary!
The food was good but the bacon on our hot Browns was burnt. The restaurant was loud and noisy and not a place I would choose again when I want a conversation with my friends!
Food consistently great with good service.
Usually a favorite local spot, but restaurant was understaffed on this visit and service was extremely slow.
Good service, Nice menu, excellent food. Everyone was very attentive
Our server was FANTASTIC. Obviously, the food was phenomenal and we got to sit on the porch which had a great view and even better atmosphere. Todd, our waiter gets a solid 12/10. WE LOVE TODD. TODD IS GREAT. TODD WINS.
I had not been to Avo in awhile and really enjoyed it! always a hit with my customers when i suggest we go there to eat! Yummy!
Large parties were extremely loud on this visits and floors were messy as result of the large parties
AVO is always good. Food and service are always consistent. One of our favorites.
Not impressed. In my opinion, if you charge more for food then your food should be better than those who charge less.
Great place to gather with friends especially for outdoor dining on a nice evening.
Great place for a late Sunday informal dinner in Bham. Nice beers to boot.
We stopped on the way back from Tuscaloosa and met an old high school friend of my wife's and it was perfect! The ambiance is really cool and feel like a tropical forest. The food, cocktails and wine were outstanding. Had the fresh grouper and some AVO dip.
Great wines and bourbon and a great server, Phillip, who made excellent suggestions. Will definitely be back!
We tried the Filet with truffle fries & boatfish with grilled okra/corm. Both were cooked perfectly and the sides really complimented the entree. We skipped appetizer to save room for dessert. The waiter suggested a blackberry/lemon cake triffle type dessert. We went with it and even the the lady that brought it out said it was her favorite. Sadly the cake layers seemed quite stale and the dessert was't enjoyed by either of us. But our entrees and the nice/quiet porch dining made for an awesome datenight with my hubby! Their burgers and Grouper sandwich sounded wonderful. Will be making a trip back very soon for lunch!!!
The service and the food were awful. I had company in town from LA and I was embarrassed. We sat upstairs. Very few people there. I won't eat there again. SUCH a disappointment.
The panko encrusted chicken was phenomenal!! Would highly recommend.
Great service, great location, and amazing food! Sat outside abc was perfect to get some emails done while grabbing a bite to eat.
3 out of 4 dishes were very good. The Masala Shrimp though had been kept warm. There was a film on the sauce and the rice wasn't fresh either. Overall rather pricy for the portion sizes, but interesting dishes that are mostly good quality and tasty. Nice for sitting outside.
Excellent selection for Birmingham Resturant Week! We will be back!
This is a favorite place so I hate to even write a bad review. But, I will not be back until I know that they have addressed their server issue. By far the worst server I have experienced in years. No introduction, no guidance with the menus, and when asked for salt and pepper I was handed a small dish of salt (okay) and the huge pepper mill that they offer for your meal. WTH? All AVO needs to do is bring back the dining experience, but it has to start with the staff.
The food is very good though...