Bistro V

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$30 and under
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American
New American in Alabama. We are currently operating at 50% capacity. Thank you for your patience and patronage.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jeremy and his amazing cooking talent!! The Filets and Scallops and tomato and mats salads were second to none!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great people everything first class

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LeeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding - great service. Would definitely recommend. Never have had bad food or service in the years we have eaten there which has been many.

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ERRB
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner outside. A bit warm, but felt completely safe. So nice to be waited on for a change.

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TammyB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bistro V! Food is always excellent and our server Amber is the best (she’s waited on us a few times now). Service is awesome, we had a few changes to our reservation adding then reduced the number in our party - they were super accommodating!

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MickieG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was pleased with my salad topped with grilled shrimp. My dining companion got a hamburger with a side of cole slaw. He liked the burger, but said slaw was tasteless.

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vipLenB
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Safety precautions, service and atmosphere were excellent. The food was not as good as in the past. Chicken was tough. Snapper not very flavorful. But we had a good time and will be back soon.

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vipTRfromTtown
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at Bistro V with friends and had a ball! Food was excellent...I had the jambalaya risotto... and the service was great! It’s noisy but a really good restaurant!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was wonderful. It was nice to eat inside...of course the tables were spaced for social distancing. It will be nice when our hometown Bistro V is completely back to normal.

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vipLauraP
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since lockdown started in early March. Have met friends for lunch and drinks but this was first full service. Bistro V was very respectful of health Dept regulations. Wait staff wore masks. Tables were moved so that there was plenty of distance. Server was excellent. Food was same Bistro V quality.

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Bofuisse
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro V is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. So happy it has reopened. We had been going at least once per week before covid19.
Food is always good. Servers are attentive. Friendly place. So happy it is open again.

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vipCCsh
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious dinner with my son outside on the patio. The service was great as usual! Thank you for a great experience with our first return visit to Bistro V since the shut down.

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vipCpwl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal sitting outside with lovely service. First time out to eat in MONTHA and it was perfect!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu! The meal was great as always and I’m picky!!

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vipTRfromTtown
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Bistro V! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! Menu tip...go with the jambalaya risotto...lots of food and oh so delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We sat at the bar. Get the fried okra!

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jenjen
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but with all the covid 19 going on and the inside seating having just opened again, it just wasn't the same. It's understandable especially with most of their business still being to go orders. Normally my husband will have a filet, but this last time they served NY strip which just isn't as good a piece of meat. It had a good bit of fat and also wasn't super tender. My pan seared snapper was very good as usual. Our fried oysters were great and our salads were also wonderful. Our drinks took quite a long time to come. I will be so glad when they are back to normal because normally this restaurant is a real gem.

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vipMariaC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back dining in person. Food and music were great!

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Noel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food every time I’m there. Love the waiter’s and bar tender. Been going once a week for 10 years.

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luvdining50
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there right after they opened back up from being closed during Covid19. The tables were at least 6 feet apart and all the staff were wearing mask. The food and service were excellent as usual. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants!!

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WrennB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual. Ate outside because inside was closed because of Covid. That is why lower ratings for ambience and noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Best in town.

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juliea
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bistro V several times. The service and food never disappoints. Always a good time with great food.

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MP205
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hadn’t been in a long time so was really looking forward to a great dinner - service was good, good dinner options (heavy on seafood) but the food wasn’t to my liking. I had raw oysters to start - they were good but were served with weird crackers - what happened to saltines or better yet, the Bread at the table? My entree was fettuccine with Conecha sausage, crawfish, chicken, and a creamy sauce - all Elements were good but lacking oomph- I asked for salt and pepper to get something more out of it. ☹️. Overall, it was good but not great for me. Will mark this off list of need to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a find - from out of town - food was great
Obviously chef picked the menu with many Dailey specials - I had lamb shank
The wine is limited but well chosen and priced right
Will be back

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vipleeo
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had pan seared snapper special and wife had salmon both were delicious

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MEBT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, as usual, but unfortunately the service was off.

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viptroughnbrew
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. As good as any restaurant in Birmingham.

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vipCCsh
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual! Food was delicious, service was great and we had a great time! Thanks Jeremy!

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BhamRon
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always enjoy Bistro V, our most favorite, consistently good restaurant close to our home. Seafood is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine dinner a day late.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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ALCurlyGirl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is good, but the atmosphere needs work. It's very loud. Thankfully, we were seated in the second room, which is nicer than the first room, which is between the front door and the open kitchen. Also, we ordered the calamari/shrimp/oyster appetizer because we love calamari. We were brought a plate with exactly one piece of calamari in the mix. When the waiter placed it down, he said, "We're running low on calamari." If he had told us that when we ordered it, we would have gotten something else. The entrées (shrimp and grits and fettuccine) were great, and we enjoyed ourselves, but I don't think we'll go back.

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DavidH
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Valentines Day and our table was ready on time. Not an hour late or later like other restaurants on past Valentines in the past.
We were greatly promptly by a waiter and served hot bread. Bistro V has not skimped on waiters to tables and the service has always been outstanding.
The waiter told us their specials then we ordered drinks and appetizers and we loved their crab claws. Great choices of appetizers.
Drinks and appetizers came out quickly.
Soon there after the he entrees arrived and both of us ordered specials which was hard to pick because the menu had some great choices too.
Great service, great drinks, great appetizers and entrees. We were too full for desserts.
Very impressed with everything and will be back soon.

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vipJoeG
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Made a Valentines reservation about 6 weeks in advance . We arrived on time and were seated at a high top table near a big open area into the kitchen. Table had stools not chairs. Other people without reservations were seated in the same area . Two of the couples left. Nothing upfront in the reservation process said we were going to be sat at a high top. Asked about it, response was that many people like the high top I doubt it. Food was good and service was good but the table and area ruined the Valentines ambiance. Probably won’t go back as you can’t trust the reservation process.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious — had steak, shrimp & grits, and gumbo! All was wonderful. Our server was attentive and very nice. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic! Despite it being a busy Valentines night, our server was very attentive and food came to us quickly. We have never been disappointed with Bistro V!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food in a semi casual atmosphere. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.

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RonM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch local restaurant; great menu with good variety of dishes; fried crab claws are the best I’ve had in a long time; services was outstanding; a bit noisy but bearable.

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CharlesH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Bistro V usually a favorite but Valentine dinner did not live up to their usual standards. We ordered the snapper special and it just wasn’t very good. The presentation was different consisting of white beans but the fish was the problem. It was also very costly.

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Bistro V offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 823-1505.

Bistro V is rated 4.7 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

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