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Bistro V

4.8
4.8
1531 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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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 1,531 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Food

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Best Value

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

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  1. CB

    CraigB

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service for a special date night.
  2. SB

    SterlingB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7 of us tried different menu items. All were outstanding and the chocolate chip bread pudding is a must! Ashley took great care of us!
  3. SN

    SteveN

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another excellent dinner. Service was very good and warm garlic bread is a must
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. A real gem!!
  5. PB

    PatriciaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice birthday dinner.
  6. k

    kassam

    Birmingham

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good. Hard to sit by main door when the cold air blows in constantly.
  7. S

    Susanne

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The veal was a thick cut, not “scallopini”, overcooked and not tender at all. Our table was in a busy narrow hallway used by servers between the kitchen and dining room. A tightish squeeze for anyone passing by. Our service was very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Katherine at the bar! She makes the best drinks!
  9. DE

    DeeE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Bistro V several times and it is always delicious!
  10. KP

    KayP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro V is where I take out of town guests to eat because I can count on consistently good food and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food at a reasonable price.
  12. CL

    CL311

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a great time and a great meal with friends! Crab claws, burgers, and chocolate dessert were fantastic! Thanks to chef Jeremy and crew!
  13. JD

    JohnD

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got them when they reopened, all was good, just not great. We plan to go back again for the “great” experience. 😊
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and service
  15. AM

    AlM1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always attentive service. There are a variety of entrees that are delicious.
  16. CC

    CCsh

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was amazing as always. 3 of us had the snapper and it was delicious! Jeremy comes up with very creative dishes like lobster ravioli and mushroom ravioli.
  17. AW

    AudreyW

    Birmingham

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to place for a casual night out. Delicious, as always! Service was also fabulous, as always. We love Bistro V!
  18. C

    Cheekez3

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bristol V is always consistently good! It’s one of our favorite places!
  19. n

    natndhat

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great menu selections. Fabulous food.
  20. MH

    MikeH

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The soup which was a seafood bisque was fabulous. The entree s were a mess of too much sauce (remoulade drowning crab cakes) and a mushroom ravioli dish that was smothered in all sorts of sauce and cheese and asparagus chunks that you couldn’t really tell it was mushrooms in the pasta. The service was very good and our past experience with this place tells me this was just an off night with a couple of plates. Will go back and try again.
  21. P

    Peachtree

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was outstanding! Very patient with the four of us who asked many questions. Superb meals; filet meal, short rib meal AND the lobster ravioli. I know because I tried them all. We wanted to try so many of the selections but will be back soon to do just that! Thank you! (We sat over by the kitchen bar and it was rather loud as the kitchen tv was on. I noticed a customer at the bar mentioned it and a waitress turned it down. )
  22. VM

    VickyM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Love this place Highly recommended.
  23. AL

    AmandaL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with an amazingly diverse menu. All the dishes were beautifully presented and everything had great flavor. Portion size was spot on. Reservation is recommended because even on a weeknight this place is popular!
  24. b

    baxter

    Birmingham

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beet salad was outstanding with roasted beets and roasted butternut squash. One of us ordered the Vera Cruz Grouper which was terrific with capers, olives and tomatoes. The fish is always a five star experience at Bistro. The other ordered the short ribs of beef in Demi glade. It was delicious. The dessert choice was blueberry cobbler with ice cream which was yummy. Ashley was our server which is always a delight.
  25. PJ

    PattyJ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. Bistro V is one of our favorite places and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Ashley and s the best!
  26. a

    alatheater

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bistro V. The staff is excellent and SO friendly. We sat at the bar on New Years. The host Chris was SO nice and helpful. Kathryn was our bartender/server. She is patient and kind. Thank you for a wonderful night.
  27. TC

    TedC

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Great place to go anytime.
  28. PN

    PatN

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good, never had a bad meal here. First time to have the cheesecake and it was outstanding.
  29. RY

    RobertY

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful meal for New Year’s Eve. Shrimp and oyster appetizers was great and our two entrees were great too. It was our first visit but we plan to go back
  30. MB

    MaryB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch or dinner. Food is delicious and delivered quickly. Ambiance is warm and friendly. Only negative is that it is very noisy especially in the front room-a little less noisy in the room where the bar is.
  31. AS

    AlanS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband loved his fish special but I found the shrimp and grits to be bland. Bread was excellent. Atmosphere and service were good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!
  33. JP

    JamesP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food a bit average and very overpriced for a lunch plate.
  34. AS

    AlisonS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro V is always a hit. Perfect date night restaurant. Having dinner there again tomorrow night with friends.
  35. MA

    MarshaA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The crab cakes were delicious and I really like the fried oyster/shrimp appetizer. A wonderful salad accompanied the crab cakes. The Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon was perfect!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The food is fabulous!!
  37. LJ

    LindaJ

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro never disappoints. The food and service is always wonderful. We appreciated them accommodating our large crowd at the last minute.
  38. SC

    SCOTTG

    Mississippi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant in safe area with ample parking. Great food and friendly staff. Large fresh salads.
  39. C

    Cruiser

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Typically enjoy Bistro V a lot; but will stick to their proven menu items. Tried prime rib; thinking it was slow roasted, as PR should be. It was a grilled slice; raw in middle and tuff. Wife's grouper was drowned in sauce. Will be back; but stay with the proven fare. Very nice service.
  40. KP

    KevinP

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with my visiting friends from out-of-state. Everyone loved their meal. Excellent service.

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 1531 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
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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