Bistro V

4.7
859 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite go-to spot fir a date night!

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Bistro V very much. Our table was, we felt, awkwardly positioned with a direct view into the kitchen complete with swinging doors that don't fully close and wait staff in and out delivering food. HOWEVER, this was completely made up for by the excellent service and wonderful food and drinks.

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FrankW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering everything, extremely enjoyable experience. COVID-19 concerns well addressed, especially social distancing. Really good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and the service was excellent but the ambiance isn’t great.

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vipClydeW
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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JHGP01
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, atmosphere, price for the quality and quantity of food. I will return here often.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! The staff was nice. They accommodated my party, even when an extra person showed up. The ambiance was great. It took a while to get our food but it was worth the wait. I enjoyed my time there celebrating my birthday with friends.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Excellent choice!

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MaryB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great bar! They change up the menu but your old favorites are always there too.

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viptagsmother
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful oysters and shrimp. A local gem with food that never disappoints.

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CLB22
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I dined at Bistro V on a Friday night with a friend to celebrate her belated birthday. The overall experience was wonderful & the food was delicious! Will definitely be back to try more dishes. I had a bit of a hard time deciding what to order because everything looked so good! The interior is pretty understated, but comfortable and nice. Our waitress was knowledgeable, however my only issue & the reason I didn’t give a full 5 stars is that she did make us feel rushed from the beginning. We asked for another minute to make a decision on what to order, and she told us that was ok but that there were reservations after us. I just felt like there might be a bit more tactful way to say this. Our reservation was at 5:45, so I of course didn’t think we were going to be the last diners there... it just put a little feeling on the rest of our dinner that we needed to hurry to get out of there. Other than that, I was extremely pleased with the food. I had the crab ravioli which was fantastic, and my friend had the fettuccini. I tried a bite of it, and it was delicious as well! We split the chocolate bread pudding, which came a la mode & was large enough to have been split by 4 people in my opinion...we left a lot on the table, but it was very good! Everything was at a very reasonable price point for the quality of the meal. I can’t wait to come back to try more dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipNancyM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unusually off this time. Will return - typically very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were delicious!
Server was helpful and efficient.
Very Nice clean interior

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HowardH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate indoors at Bistro V and the tables had nice separation and there weren't too many people. The server was attentive and very nice. She wore a mask throughout the time were there. Menu is not quite as extensive as it was pre-Covid. We had Po Boys and they were good although somewhat hard to eat, a lot of food on a fairly small bun. The tomatoes on the Po Boy were delicious! They also have a nice area for outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food👍
Staff👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful.

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robh
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, a lot of choices on the menu.
Wine list good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is always great. We sat at the bar, had great service, great drinks and wonderful food. It’s why we go here at least once a month. Cheers!!

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RoxieS
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch! I hadn’t had good vegetables since the beginning of the pandemic!

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DeniseB
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Scallops were a must have. My hubby had crab cake. His was good but not his favorite crab cake ever of course we are spoiled we lived in beachside community for 20 years.

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planters71
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, innovative, gotta get the daily risotto!

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vipJeffV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was great. Ravioli with crab meat was the best of our three entrees.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service! Jeremy is an excellent chef! The atmosphere is wonderful! Our service is always friendly! Very clean environment too!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome

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KeithB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Very enjoyable. Out-of-town guests enjoyed.

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DianaR
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looked for a meal during an overnight stay in Birmingham and Bistro V was our pick as it looked interesting and casual. The food was excellent. The Seafood chowder was very good and the Grits cake with Shrimp was also very good. The Fried Okra was a first for us Northerners. We didn’t have Entrees. There was a Cajun/Italian twist to many things on the menu. The Cocktails were a little pricey and just average. Service was very good. Would recommend.

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GrandmaD
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, weather was great. We sat outside. View not much but better than some places It was busy which I was happy to see.

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FrenchM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fabulous! Very consistent, never had a bad meal. This is our go to dinner spot.

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vipAu8urn
Birmingham
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great fish. Katherine at the bar is welcoming and a great hostess.

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SusanB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual as well as service. They are doing a good job with social distancing. We felt safe being there.

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JorgeE
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My happy place!

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Honey
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service. Table in front of open door kitchen.

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vipmonicad
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

they were out of my dish and couldn't get any fried food. What we got was good but had wanted other items.

Bistro V
Responded on August 13, 2020

Our fryer broke. We bought a new one. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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vipJohnM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect dinner!

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SamF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was very good but not great. Our server was awesome, no complaints at all. The atmosphere was not good at all. Sterile, almost like a school cafeteria. The whole place smelled like the kitchen as in natural gas.

Bistro V
Responded on August 11, 2020

I’m so sorry you felt our environment was sterile. In this current climate, we take this as a compliment. I think what you may have thought was natural gas was the pure grain alcohol we spray on surfaces, in the air and on check presenters throughout the shift to protect our staff and customers from Covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro-V is always the most pleasant and delicious experience!! Truly one of the best places in Birmingham.

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LAP1
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding and piping hot from the kitchen. The bread was yummy too! Enjoyed their interesting cocktails too. Felt very safe eating inside the restaurant as the tables were well separated and some not utilized for social distancing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Bistro V is rated 4.7 stars by 859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.