Been here many times but always happy to return. BTR brews on site, with lots of interesting selections from other locations as well. Well stocked full bar. Food is very high quality, but at pub prices with many entrees under $20
This used to be my very favorite restaurant but the last two times we've been the service has been so slow and the food just hasn't been as good. I think it's a combination of the waiter and the kitchen? There weren't that many people there but no one greeted us for several minutes when we got there. We had reservations so we were seated quickly after someone realized we were there. After we were seated our drinks took forever to come and our meal took even longer. I ordered my usual order of trout over grits and it was stone cold. I didn't send it back because I didn't have all night to wait on another one and I didn't have any hope that it would be any better. I don't know what's happened to BTR but I really hope they get it fixed. I don't think they will be in business much longer if they don't.
Service was so slow, we waited for our food for an hour and had to leave without it to make it to a show on time. We managed to pick it up after the show and it wasn't worth the price. Will not be coming here again.
In town for a birthday getaway. Others in town had warned us the food wasn’t good- we still went. They were correct! My fish and onion rings tasted identical- the serving was huge and I left 3/4 untouched. The cheese dip was super thick and odd tasting. The chips were greasy. Hubby said the beer was “so so.” There are better options in town!! One local stated “they use to be excellent and about year 3 it was like they stopped caring.” Seems accurate for our experience.
Love the food and beers!!
When making our reservations on Open TAble, the only time slots available were 4:30 and 4:45 for dinner. When we arrived, we discovered that there were only two reservations that night. I could have had a reservation for another time if I had only called the restaurant. Probably won't be using Open Table anymore after this major disconnect that we had to go so early.
My best friend and I went for NYE dinner. It was a fantastic experience!
I have been here twice now, both times on New Years Eve. I was here at dinner time so long before midnight. The food is delicious! Especially the chocolate bourbon creme brulee. Not a great place for younger kids. We had our 3 year old with us and there were a couple of "f bombs" dropped. But it is a bar so can't really complain. Perhaps I shouldn't bring my child to a bar;) The noise level wasn't bad either. My husband and I were able to carry on a conversation just fine. There are televisions around but we didn't have a great view where we were sitting.
Nice bar, well spaced out and lit, excellent service and fabulous food. Overall service could have been a little faster but the quality helped be to forget that!!!! Will go back when we return to the area.
Wonderful food, as usual. I don't think they were prepared for a large crowd tonight, though. Servers were doing their best, but things we still slow.
We enjoyed an unhurried Sunday afternoon catching up with a high school classmate and his wife. Sandwiches were quite good (although they initially included cheese on one sandwich that had been ordered without), the variety of local craft beers was impressive, and we didn't feel we had overstayed our welcome after more than 2 hours. Very comfortable spot - we will visit again when in the Huntsville area!
Great place to visit with friends. Always friendly staff and very good cold beer.
Our family of 5 was visiting Huntsville and needed a family-friendly restaurant for dinner. While Below the Radar is definitely a bar/pub atmosphere, they allow kids, and the clientele seemed upscale enough that you can bring your kids without worrying that the people at the table next to you will be dropping F-bombs or getting so hammered they start making passes at your teenage daughter. But I digress. We started our dining experience by ordering a few appetizers -- 3 flavors of wings, and some fried mac-n-cheese balls. Our server was definitely new. She had to return to our table (no exaggeration) 3 times to ask us what we had ordered, instead of just writing it down. We could also tell by the way she carried drinks (very carefully, only a few at a time, a little shaky) that she was not an experienced server. Her inability to get our appetizer order correct resulted in our wings (which were delicious--highly recommend the Sesame Ginger, or the Sriracha Lime!) arriving just a few short minutes before our entree. This is a big pet peeve of mine. When you order appetizers, any good establishment should give you sufficient time to enjoy the appetizer and pre-bus the table before delivering entrees. This was obviously the fault of our rookie server, but it was frustrating. Especially since the apps were so tasty, and we didn't have much time to enjoy them. On the plus side, the entrees were incredibly good. From the filet, to the lamb chops with polenta (which was heavenly), and the burger with goat cheese and fried green tomato, everything was great. The only exception was the risotto that came with my daughter's steak. It was bland, flavorless, and had the consistency of paste, which, as a cook, I know is a flawed risotto. Beyond this one culinary misfire, the rest of the food hit the mark. It was excellent. I'd definitely return here on our next trip to Huntsville. But I might request a more experienced server.
Had lunch with a coworker, it was our first time there . I would definitely recommend this place! Great food and loved the atmosphere. The staff was very nice as well.
second time dining at this establishment, & the food did NOT taste good both occasions.
Food was great! Service was good. A little slow but it was very crowded when we first arrived. Brunch menu was fanatastic! Highly recommend the polenta cake! Great beer selection as always. Had live music and although very talented was a bit loud for brunch but everyone seemed to enjoy it. Will definitely be back!
Great everything. Our waiter Jeremy was exceptional. Onion rings super.
Reservation was for 5:30 and when we arrived we were seated immediately without delay. Waiter was knowledgable about the menu and the beers. Quick service also.
Open table reservation was not in the system.
Luckily a reservation was not necessary.
Really enjoyed the dinner here. The food was high quality, the service was prompt and it's a great value. Recommend the homemade potato chips! Bring meter money with you, parking close in a free spot can be tricky.
Love this place - good food and selection of beer
Great atmosphere for getting together with friends! Great food and wide selection of on tap beers.
With tons of empty tables, hostess still put customers right next to each other rather than fill in the gaps later. 8 people bumping chairs with each other as the other side is totally empty. Balance it out ....
We had a group of 9 and we're accommodated without issue. Out server Lindsay was efficient and friendly. All of our orders came out correct and hot! Sometimes hard to do with a large group. And of course the beer selection was great!
Our experience was wonderful! The food, beer, and service was great. I don't have a single complaint and Below the Radar continues to be one of our favorite, special dining spots.
Good selection of beers and bar food
It was a gorgeous day so we opted to eat outside. The rough metal patio furniture snagged my skirt and destroyed my tights, so that was a bummer, but I can't knock the food! The salad was nicely plated and generous. No green egg yolks! The burger was not only delicious but perfectly cooked. Exceeded our expectations! Your chef deserves a raise. The server was a little over - attentive, even removing plates we hadn't used yet. Would have been nice to hear some music outside.
Decided to visit Below the Radar for a birthday brunch and glad I did.
Food was enjoyable and service was great.
The Bloody Mary bar was a unique experience for all that enjoy making
our own unique drink and some fun.
I would gladly return for future visit.
Wonderful food, great beer and service for 14 - no problem. We had an after concert celebration with all the players and friends. We recommend it!
The room was so noisy because we had someone singing, kids screaming to the music, and people talking really load in order to be heard. We finally moved outside so we could talk. The noise was oppressive. Good thing the TV was not working.
While the food was good I think it was a bit pricey, but I guess it has to be since it is in the city. We will look for a quieter place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon lunch.
Loved the food
Service was great. Our wait was minimal and our server was very friendly. Will definitely go back.
It was really good! One of our friends done the beer sampler though---he didn't like it at all! Especially the chocolate beer! But overall we enjoyed the food a lot!
We made reservations our anniversary, the only available time was 4:45. My husband had to leave work early to get there on time , we arrived 5minutes early. Hostess was nice. Proceeded to sit there for 20 minutes without being acknowledged. We ended up leaving and had a nice dinner elsewhere.
Lynn was an excellent server. They have a great selection of beer, wine, whiskey and bourbon. They accommodate gluten free needs easily. Music is great. Good, comfortable ambiance. Outdoor seating for nice days.
Made reservations for Mother's Day. Below the Radar was able to accommodate my party of 8 for brunch. The management was prepared for the busy morning, as they had an army of wait staff tending to every customers needs. I have previously eaten here for dinner, and found the brunch to be a good value. Overall very satisfied with the experience and would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.
Had a fantastic coffee rubbed rib eye tonight, highly recommend! Not a single plate at our table wasn't clean, even the crumbs were eaten. Beer selection was great, and ambiance was perfect for an after work meetup.
Not impressed with the food at all... Pork ordered by one of my party remained uneaten, Lamb had little flavor (possibly frozen too long?) Bangers and mash were acceptable, but would not get them again...
Overall, a disappointment in the food department.
Tables have little room between them to sit down without disturbing your neighbors, who, are close enough to eat with you.
The only impressive thing was the beer list.
Service was better than the food, and she gets credit for apologizing for the pork meal that was not eaten (and providing some compensation).
I would not recommend this as a restaurant. However, if you want a good beer, they got it.
Loved our experience! We were 45 minutes early for our reservation yet they still seated our party. Service was excellent, food was delicious, ambiance was wonderful! There was a guitar player/singer for Brunch that morning who was very talented and enjoyable. We will definitely have to return for another Brunch or just lunch or dinner. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant to everyone!
The food the food the food. It was perfectly prepared and well composed. The dark atmosphere with bubbly conversation throughout was a nice back drop. The local brews were extremely fresh and the selection is HUGE. One could definitely start a Beer Ticking habit at BTR.
My only complaint is the waitress was lifeless and unknowledgeable. No passion for the job and could not recommend beers.
Excellent beer, cider and mead(!) selection. Fish and chips were hot and tasty. Very friendly service.