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Bistro V

4.8
4.8
1408 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New American in Alabama. We are currently operating at 50% capacity. Thank you for your patience and patronage.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 823-1505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Downey

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Vestavia Ct.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Food

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Healthy

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Great for Lunch

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Birmingham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Stepmom3

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner on a Friday evening. Started with a Lemon Drop cocktail and shared the fried green and pimento cheese appetizer. Excellent on both. My husband and I had the snapper with succotash and highly recommend if it's on the menu when you visit. Don't forget dessert. All are delicious. Last night we had the chocolate chip bread pudding. So delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service.
  3. SG

    SueG

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant because they serve fresh ingredients. The vegetables were just picked,the fruit was perfect and the meat and fish were wonderful
  4. BL

    BirminghamLawyer

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always good. Service could have been better but it’s a tough market. We like Bistro V because it’s easy to get reservations. Very nice place for a good dinner.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The gumbo was fantastic! The chicken piccata and fettuccine dish were beautifully prepared but both needed a little more flavor. Cobbler and ice cream was fantastic as well.
  6. A

    Admiral

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, BV delivers--great waitress/service as usual--pleasant but a little loud. Always superb food and menu choices. Our favorite!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food!
  8. a

    annal

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food.
  9. S

    Susan

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant. Food is delicious - and well priced. Service excellent also.
  10. n

    notintoprovidinganame

    Birmingham

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Bistro V; this visit was above and beyond. I ordered a dish I've had numerous times before. When the server came back a few minutes later and asked how it was, I commented that it tasted fine but was spicier than I remembered. He immediately offered to have the kitchen send out something else, and insisted that it was no trouble at all. The grouper was delicious! This is the attitude that keeps me coming back. (Well, that plus the food!)
  11. VV

    VestaviaVisitor

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service!! Noise level was our only complaint.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Took my one of my friends out for her birthday lunch. Sally was our server and she was the best part of the whole experience!!! She was knowledgeable about the cocktails we ordered, suggested delicious crab cakes, and the strawberry shortcake was AMAZING! Y’all have a winner with Sally. The food was top notch, the drinks were great but I’ll come back for the service! Friendly, knowledgeable, professional, prompt… such a fan of Bistro V now’
  13. BT

    BrookeT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Very nice staff! Highly recommend!
  14. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantatstic food. Always one of the best Restraunts.
  15. RB

    RosalynB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is always great and the specials are “special”. Food is consistent delicious and of course our fabulous waitress Ashley! My go to place!
  16. DL

    DianneL

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Always love going to Bistro V.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our server this particular time was inattentive and unfriendly. Luckily the food and ambiance made up for him this time.
  18. C

    Chjones

    Birmingham

    58 reviews

    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Bistro V has been one of our favorites for years, but this experience was not good. Service was awful and food not up to par. Five of us ordered crab cakes, and all 5 were burned on both sides. Did not taste like crab but more like canned tuna. Not good. One got shrimp & grits. Very pretty dish, but she only ate a couple bites. One got tomato bisque and grilled cheese. She said the soup was awful and the grill cheese was so limp and had no brown on the bread at all. Just an overall bad experience. Makes me not want to go back, and as I said, this has been one of our favorite places for a long tine.
  19. JH

    JanetH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome as always!!!!
  20. GG

    GailG

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bistro V was a pleasant surprise. We arrived for our reservation and were seated promptly. Service was a bit slow, but we could see that our server was working hard and figured that they might be a little understaffed. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Our drinks were excellent and our food was outstanding! Our only issue was that it was quite loud in there making conversation difficult. But overall, highly recommend!
  21. MA

    MikeA

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent. Bartender made an excellent martini. Good to have a neighborhood restaurant……
  22. BM

    BeckyM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! We really enjoyed Bistro V!
  23. RB

    RobertB

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food & Service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always delicious!
  25. SW

    SonyaW

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We eat here often and love this place. Last night was a disappointment. We arrived right on time for our reservation only to find out that they gave our table to someone else. We showed them our Open Table confirmation and they checked the other couple in under our reservation. We had to sit at the bar. The food was delicious as ever, it was just a different experience than we were looking for that specific evening. Harder to have a conversation at the bar side by side vs. face to face. Manager didn't offer us a free drink or anything for their mistake. Disappointing.
  26. LH

    LyndaH

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual!
  27. RM

    RichMac

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a business lunch. As always, the staff was courteous and attentive. The food was delicious, as usual. I can always count on Bistro V to deliver quality, every time.
  28. L

    Luv2go

    Birmingham

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails and great service!
  29. CW

    CurtW

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the food and location, but it’s too loud to relax or easily chat.
  30. BB

    BillnBeth

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food with a broad menu, ranging from cheeseburgers to pasta to steaks and seafood. Great wine list. This is our favorite place to stop before the theater for a light meal. It is also a fun place to go to for a leisurely multi-course meal.
  31. BL

    BonnieL

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, excellent dining experience. The fish is always delicious and the service and the owner make the best dining experience.
  32. TS

    TinaS

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are always great at Bistro V, but tonight the food and service were exemplary! Above and beyond for sure! The only mild issue for us was the noise level. Otherwise a perfect date night for us!
  33. KA

    KARLA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Love their seafood bisque, capellini pasta with chicken, chocolate chip bread pudding, and lemon drop cocktails!! Our fave place to go in Vestavia for Date Night!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional drinks, food and service!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The crab claws, salad, and risotto never disappoint. It’s so good, I get the same thing every time.
  36. PE

    PaulE

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. Menu was varied enough for almost anyone. Service was great; credit to Sally--a perfect host
  37. BR

    BelindaR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In addition to good food, I really appreciated that they have comfortable chairs!
  38. A

    Au8urn

    Birmingham

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food. We enjoy eating at the bar with Catherine.
  39. M

    Mary

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro V is a delightful neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. We always enjoy our time there.
  40. CC

    CCsh

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was fabuous as usual! Brought a friend from Texas and she was very impressed!

FAQs

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

Bistro V is rated 4.8 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Google Map for Bistro V

521 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vestavia Ct.

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Downey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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