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Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL
Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL
Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL
Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL
Bistro V, Vestavia Hills, AL

Bistro V

4.8
4.8
1848 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 16 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 1,848 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

1,848 Reviews
  1. JanaG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere. The food was excellent. Great option for date night.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Service was great! Will be back soon!

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  3. WilliamP

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there and it was awesome. They have a great menu and the food and service were excellent. We had the gumbo, paella, and the red snapper.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Amber is always delightful!! The food is delicious.

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  5. KindaFoodie

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as always. Service was quite slow.

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  6. Stepmom3

    Alabama

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner. Ashley, our waitress was the BEST!

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  7. ChrisS

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and server was great, very responsive and friendly. Our table was delayed by 10-15 minutes past our reservation time, but the staff did work quickly to eventually get a table cleared. It is a bit noisy...just something to be aware of. All in all a nice restaurant.

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  8. Nixdad

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Great staff, well trained and friendly. Nice sized Old Fashioned made right. Awesome short rib and gnocchi. Dessert also great.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service as always. But, try if possible to sit away from the front door — avoid the traffic and the wind every time the door opens.

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  10. DawnC

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious it’s just very loud and difficult for conversation

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  11. Kymo

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our 1st time there and we we're impressed. Tables were a bit crowded together but food was good. Menu had many options and prices were reasonable.

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  12. DannyJ

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The food, the service, everything about this place is great.

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  13. LAP1

    Alabama

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful meal celebrating my Dad’s 91st birthday. Had requested a table in back room that was quieter. Restaurant honored my request which really helped my father better able to hear the table conversation. Chef/owner spoke to my Dad on the way out and that really made his night

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  14. Momonthego23

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service excellent! Always consistently good.

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  15. Charlie

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent entreés, service, bar drinks! We ate here based on positive Open Table reviews and were not disappointed. Our entreés, the snapper special and the fettuccine were beautiful and delicious. We were not wowed by the fried oyster and shrimp appetizer, which needed a hot cocktail sauce instead of the blah remoulade. I'm sure there are better choices - will have to try something different next time. And we certainly will go back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service is always Consistent at Bistro V!

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  17. RickH

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The service was extremely good. We had the fillet and a Fish of the Day dish. Both were superb! The desserts are fantastic. The strawberry shortcake and cobbler. Highly recommend for a special day.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The 4 star is because of service not the food!!! This place is a gem, and the food is incredible. Overall we had a good experience but we were not seated until about 15 minutes after our reservation. There were about 6 couples queued at the host waiting to be seated which was uncomfortable space-wise and for diners seated close to the door. Our food was delicious, and we sat at the bar for dinner, which was fun! We will be back.

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  19. TerriY

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at BistroV is always delicious. We went for Valentine’s dinner. We had a reservation and we were seated promptly. The service was excellent and the food was so good.

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  20. JasonT

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bistro V is a quaint little place just a few minutes from Samford University. I met my daughter for Valentine's dinner and was pleasantly suprised with the menu they had prepared. There were plenty of options and several of them sounded delicious. We chose the Tortellini and the Fish of the day and they were both incredible. The chef had made blackberry cobbler for dessert and it was delicious as well with a perfectly crusted exterior. We left very satisfied but not stuffed. The ambiance lacks a little but that doesn't truly bother me. I'd make the drive from Huntsville again for another meal here.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. We threw caution to the wind and just went with what the server recommended. She did a fabulous job on the drinks and food, and dessert! It was a fun way to try new things and we all LOVED what we got.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service! Can’t wait to go back!

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  23. funinal

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal as the food was delicious and the service was great!

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  24. MarciaJ

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful!!! So attentive and helpful! We loved her!

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  25. Anonymous

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess was a bit rude, to my friend who informed we had arrived and waited very patiently to be seated. We had a reservation and were 15 min early... and the hostess continued to seat people who had no reservation... weird. When I said Loudly... " are we invisible ?".. She turned and popped off that she was working on our table... again, rude and weird. I love Bistro V and will always return. THis was unexpected.

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  26. PamelaS

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were sat by the kitchen door in a large table for 6, should be 4 persons which was a little distracting. Otherwise food was excellent and we all had a good evening.

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  27. NancyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I ordered was delicious. The best meal I’ve had in a restaurant in years. The service was excellent as well.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently wonderful food, drinks and service.

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  29. LauraF

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is great. The host was wearing an Auburn T-shirt which we felt was way too casual for a nice restaurant. Very loud atmosphere. We had reservations and there were two tables open in the back room that the host said were “reserved” so we had to wait 10-15 minutes for another table which we thought was ridiculous. The host told us to wait at the bar but not sit at the bar because there were people eating there. There is no where to wait here so we should have been seated at the ready open tables. Also we ordered salads that came with our entrees. Timing was very off.

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  30. StanW

    Alabama

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The roux in the gumbo shows the chef knows his cooking. Great service and a wonderful time. In the busy Birmingham food market, this is a must.

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  31. PatrickP

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drink and service as always. We had salad and seafood gumbo for starters. Then the specials; seared grouper and the blue fin tuna. Ended the night sharing pineapple upside down cake. Lance was our server and he was great! Our go to spot for ‘date night.’

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  32. FrazierS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, reasonable prices The food was excellent, as was the service. We would definitely recommend Bistro V.

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  33. ThomasW

    Alabama

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our very favorite place to dine. Never had a bad meal or bad service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a pan seared grouper. As soon as it came out it smelled fishy. Took a bite and the fishiness was confirmed. Had to send it back. Ordered the fried shrimp with slaw and sweet potato fries. The slaw was like soup and not edible. Too overpriced for the quality of food.

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  35. CCsh

    Alabama

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Greqat as usual. A wonderful neighborhood jem. I have never had a bad experience there.

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  36. MegP

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here twice now and will definitely be back. The excellent wait staff, the wonderful food, and the feeling like you are being taken care of by someone who cares, is the reason we love this place.

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  37. Cori

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined here on multiple occasions and never leave disappointed- delicious snapper special and fried green tomato appetizer

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Banana pudding was incredible!

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  39. WilliamH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places in Birmingham. We shared the crab claws and also had the short ribs and the grouper special. Our service from Lillian was outstanding!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations and were seated promptly. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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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 1848 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 16 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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