Bistro Two Eighteen
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Birmingham’s Financial and Theater District, Bistro 218 features side by side dining concepts.
Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or craft cocktail in our upscale casual bar room and indulge in a full bar menu under or proceed through the French doors into the main dining room and take pleasure in French classics paired with seasonally procured wines and local craft beers. Reservations are available in either room.
Ever changing menus are seasonal, with Gulf Coast influences and feature local foragers and farms supplying the best Alabama has to offer.
Bistro 218 honors the traditions of French bistros with minimalist decor in a historical setting. Dark Brazilian mahogany, high ceilings and exposed brick adorned with local art emanate a comforting yet elegant atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner, a pre-theater meal or a relaxing night out.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roasted Beet Salad
Chevre, Arugula, Walnuts, Raspberry Balsamic
Pan Seared Gulf Red Snapper
McEwen's Yellow Corn Grits, Fried Okra
Breast Slices, Fingerling Potato, Veal Glace, Haricot Vert
Gumbo delicious. Oysters Rockefeller delicious but only 4 oysters at a price that should have been for 6. Fried green tomatoes not cooked well and breading too thick. Blackened redfish delicious.
Amazing food and service, great for date night or special occasion if you want to try some quality food you would be able to get from your typical chain or casual restaurant.
We broke out COVID fast here after our vaccinations. We have missed eating here SO MUCH. It was all we remember and we are very happy to be able to return!!!
Delicious Charred Octopus with Chorizo for flavor, Beet Salad, tender and moist Duck Confit, one of the best Steak and Shrimp dishes in Birmingham. It was our 51st Anniversary and the evening was wonderful. Service and ambiance was terrific. This restaurant should not be missed in Birmingham!!
Our waiter, John was very attentive. The food was delicious and we love the atmosphere. The drinks were great as well.
When the restaurant was full the five of us couldn’t have a single conversation because of the noise. As the restaurant cleared it got better.
Service went above and beyond. Our food was so fabulous! Great bar and separate dining available.
Birthday dinner was great
Pork belly appetizer was outstanding, we got the Duck and Gumbo. Both were very good. The Duck was amazing ! Great service too ! We walked from out hotel so that was nice.
It's always fun to go to Bistro Two Eighteen! The food is excellent as well as the atmosphere! It's a popular spot in Birmingham!
We ate here for our 30th wedding anniversary. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. There was a lovely note on our table, and we were sent a complimentary bottle of Prosecco by the manager. The food was wonderful. We will definitely be back!
H O T - Bistro 218 is smoking hot. It is elegant and fun. Perfect for any occasion. We closed the place and the staff were so kind. The food is always fantastic.
The experience at Bistro two eighteen is always pleasant’
Bistro 218 is one of our favorite places to eat. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is awesome and the service is impeccable.
Always a treat to dine at Bistro 218. We have been coming since since opening month amd we have never been disappointed. The menu is excellent and the staff is incredibly trained on what is coming out of the kitchen. Solid wine list with unique cocktails as well as the standards. Highly recommend!
Everything was awesome . We truly enjoyed the experience.
Wonderful meal in a nice setting. Included a valet parking, we really enjoyed our visit
This was dinner at the bar with wine to match it and positive interchange with bartender!
Fabulous food and the service was outstanding!
Great food. Service was excellent and drinks were very creative.
My husband had a Negroni and I had the bistro to drink. Both drinks were great. We had the pork belly and the gumbo. Both dishes were excellent. The gumbo is very filling. We split a chicken dish that was also good. Overall a great dinner. This is one of our favorite places in Birmingham because it is always consistent.
Great ambience, white table cloth, classy cutlery. We enjoyed the food and the service. The pork belly appetizer was my favorite...great for date night, special occasion with family and friends.
Appetizer and salad was excellent. Main dish was fair. Took a long time to get main dishes to table.
Eat at the bar, if you’re a twosome. Matt and staff are a delight!
Always great! One of the top 5 restaurants in Birmingham.
The staff is pleasant and Tom Sabb on top of his game.
Food and service is always great. Smoky old fashioned is a must!
Fantastic! We love sitting at the bar! They take care of us
Had the best girls night out this weekend! The food and drinks were amazing. Service was great! We will be sure to return soon.
Excellent place for a romantic dinner for two - anniversary, birthday, or just for the heck of it. Fabulous ambience, food, and service.
Great food. Avocado toast was excellent with cheeses that were different and delicious. Entrees were also excellent though a bit skimpy.
Love the food but portions are a little small.
Bistro 218 is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fabulous and the ambiance inviting.
Food was excellent and our Server, Kim, was amazing! Thank you!
Excellent service and the food was outstanding.
Great ambiance. They had a real personal touch for my wife’s birthday. Never felt rushed. Highly recommend
Amazing service, the food was amazing I had the duck and my girlfriend had the chicken and corn meal grits. Whiskey ice cream and chocolate moose for desert. The martini was low on alcohol but very tasty!
Matt, the bartender was excellent. John, our server was also wonderful. The food was the best! We had a very special, fun evening.
The menu is exceptional! Everything we had was very delightful
Food was excellent and waitstaff so attentive.
Bistro Two Eighteen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 983-7999.
Bistro Two Eighteen is rated 4.9 stars by 1290 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.