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Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL

Bistro V

4.8
4.8
1903 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 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 1,903 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Food

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

1,903 Reviews
  1. Stepmom3

    Alabama

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and wine. However, the noise level made it extremely had to communicate with others at our table. Going to attribute that to a Friday night crowd.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vegetable plate was delicious! Sally was a great waitress!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro V never disappoints! Love their food! Wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not up to what I have received in the past. It could be because of Mothers Day.

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  5. StanC

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Great service. Reasonable pricing. Would go again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked for 2:00pm and did not have to wait long. The problem started when we asked for the menu and they bring us a brunch menu, they said it was the only thing they were serving. that was not stated when we made reservations. We said OK, but then the server mentioned a lot of items that were no longer available which made our choices even slimmer. We all ordered gumbo as an appetizer and a main entree. The gumbo came out right away and we had not even started when the main entree came out! e were a party of 4, so to say the table was crowded is an understatement! We felt we were being rushed, we had to eat everything very fast so that our food did not get cold. The gumbo was very good and my entree the crabcakes too but my husband's fried chicken was probably prepared ahead of time. We were in and out in about one hour. More like a Fast Food lunch than one in a sit down restaurant. We have been to Bistro V numerous times and the service and food had always been excellent. It was Mother's Day, but that is no excuse for such poor performance. Our server was very attentive and it was probably out of her hands but management should take a look at this.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was delicious and excellent the waitress was very nice . The restaurant was. Wet clean

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  8. LeeB

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was exceptional!! Waiter was very good !

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  9. TedC

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Great place to celebrate any event.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and amazing service with Sally! We dined outside which was lovely when the breeze was blowing. Our group had snapper, burgers, and the Fried green tomato BLT and loved it all. We will always be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Sally was just amazing as always! We were celebrating Mother’s Day and were able to reserve her favorite table! We had the fresh red snapper… unbelievably delicious! Love this place!

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  12. CamC

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always great! The soft shell crab and the chicken parmesan were delicious! Can't wait to go back!

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  13. Mike

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud. Unable to have a normal conversation without talking very loud

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  14. ThomasH

    Alabama

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Always on point. Food is very good.

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  15. ScottB

    Alabama

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Music was a little loud which makes it hard to talk. Otherwise, all is great.

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  16. JohnE

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ratings from me tell it all. Good food, reasonable prices, good ambience and good service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent as was the food. Tables are very close together and we felt crowded.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very attentive. And the special chicken Parmesan was as good as any Italian restaurant in Birmingham!

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  19. KathyS

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience all the way around. First visit there but won’t be my last.

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  20. Bren

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my “go to” place for lunch. Service is lovely and gracious and food is delicious!

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  21. FunGirl

    Alabama

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We love the seafood bisque soup. It is the best! My scallops in grits with spinach, bacon, golden raisins and pine nuts was wonderful. My husband had the chicken scallapino and ate every bite! While my sister who was maid of honor at our wedding 51 years ago enjoyed her favorite the short ribs. We had to wait about 15 minutes for the waiter to arrive at our table and had to ask for bread but otherwise service was cheerful and prompt. My reservation mentioned we were celebrating an anniversary but no special attention was given to that.

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  22. Bigdaddy

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Always the best. Staff & kitchen is the best.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. They were super nice and tentative. Food was fresh and drinks were lovely.

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  24. Barbie

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and the food is excellent. Will go back again and recommend to friends.

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  25. JAL1

    Alabama

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and food. I had the fish special and my husband had one of the signature pasta dishes. Service was excellent too. We had a lovely meal and never felt like we were being rushed

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  26. EBK8108

    Alabama

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro V always has fantastic food. The seafood is extremely fresh. Service is reliably excellent.

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  27. WildflowerMom

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Crowded, loud, seated literally in the kitchen. Nickel and diming customers with charges for staying at your table too long, requesting additional bread service while waiting, etc. With a kitchen rating in the 80s—a disappointing experience.

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  28. DavidD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding meal at Bistro V. The room was crowded and noisy but the energy fely great and it did not interfere with our party of 4 having great conversation, even seated next to the kitchen door. The food as always was outstanding - Soft Shell Crab entrees, risotto, Chicken Scallopine, and a terriofic shared chocolate chip bread pudding. Our out of town guest from Los Angeles was impressed.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing. Great service. We sit at the counter every time because we think it’s the best spot for a date night. We have yet to be disappointed in Bistro V.

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  30. MarkB

    Alabama

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great southern seafood with great service. A favorite of the family

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  31. Doc2

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful staff, food, drinks. Each of the 3 of us ordered a different meal and drink, and we were all delighted. It was an excellent dinner. We had an early reservation, but toward the end of our meal it became very crowded and I felt a bit rushed because people were waiting. That's my only complaint.

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  32. THSW

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were both excellent. Our server, Ashley, is always excellent!!!!

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  33. Peachtree

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite place to dine! Always good food no matter what we order. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection. You could make it a weekly outing and the menu is large enough to try so many different meals, so why would you not? It has a nice neighborhood feel. Wait staff is great; all of them. Now that’s a great dining experience! Thank you Bistro V! Pam Clemmons

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  34. TRfromTtown

    Atlanta Metro

    168 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    168 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My lady friend and I sat at the bar for dinner…a great place to sit. The bartender gave us excellent service. We had the chicken scallopini piccata and the chicken Parmesan. Both were really delicious!

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  35. AndreaC

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional!!

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  36. monicad

    Alabama

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! I can’t wait to go back! Love how friendly the staff was.

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  37. TonnieG

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is always consistently excellent, and the chef has great specials! Also, one of the best bisque in B'ham as well as the BEST bread!

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  38. Barry

    Alabama

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lillian was our server at the counter. We always enjoy sitting at the counter so we can watch the kitchen. We missed the crab claw but food was delicious as always.

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  39. MarkL

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the bar and Katheryn's service was great.

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  40. BariK

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious ; Gina gave us excellent service! We will be back

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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 1903 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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