I have eaten at AVO many times before and have been thoroughly impressed. However, Sunday at brunch our waitress was not attentive, even though there were just a few other tables, and our food was less than desirable. I was very disappointed.
A reliable spot for a great meal. Food and service are excellent. Be sure to try to rosemary ketchup with the truffle fries--you will not regret it! Ambiance is influenced significantly by other diners--we shared the room with a large party of teenagers celebrating a birthday, so you can imagine it was on the loud side. Certainly nothing to hold against the restaurant. Sunday brunch is also delicious.
Bday celebration for two adult kids. Nice atmosphere.
Wonderful experience at Avo. The wait staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly.
Wonderful Easter brunch...
Todd, our server, was professional, personable and efficient. Avo’s take on Eggs Benedict was especially good. The Hollandaise variation with orange zest was especially interesting and very tasty.
We were disappointed in this trip to Avo. Normally their service is impeccable. The restaurant was not nearly full, and we waited for nearly an hour for our food during brunch. Our food was not particularly warm when we received it either. We had to ask for condiments, etc., as none were offered.
Easter brunch was great! The whole family enjoyed the dishes, and the service was excellent. We usually visit Avo in the evenings and order our usual favorites, but it was a nice change to visit for brunch and see an alternative menu with plenty of variety. We will definitely return for brunch again soon!
Awesome burger, interesting sides, simple prices, excellent location
Loved starting with their French press coffee for spring brunch on the porch after early Easter mass.
excellent brunch, beautiful restaurant, great service
have always been a big fan - lately the food quality is not what is has been in the
I had a chicken sandwich that was the size of a chicken finger.
We love AVO!. It is our go to restaurant especially on Sunday night when they have half price wine! Service is always great as well as the food.
There for brunch on Sunday afternoon. Good meal. Be prepared if you order the pancakes, they are huge!! But very good.
The ambiance is amazing. The prime filet and sweet potato mash were great! Collard greens...negative. Tried a Ying Yang margarita, not great either. Very strong drink and the balsamic vinegar gives it a off putting taste with each sip.
Service was attentive but felt pushy with the drinks. Food was good but over salted and maybe too rich? Sampled the pork sliders, sweet potato mash and curry shrimp. Portions were small. Chairs were uncomfortable. Would recommend Dram over Avo because you still have access to both menus in a more comfortable setting. If you're looking for a nicer evening meal I suppose this would do, but there are far better options.
Ownership has changed and the food isn't as good. Burger overcooked. Menus came out filthy. Full of stains. The fish tacos aren't as good. It's just not the same.
We always enjoy Avo. We were able to eat dinner on the upstairs porch. If the weather is right, we always eat on the porch. It is always much quieter and always comfortable. Avo is always consistently good with food and service.
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.
It was a lot louder than we were expecting.
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!