Commerce Kitchen

4.7
1053 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sophisticated, contemporary restaurant featuring down-home Southern cuisine & cocktails.

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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodLucy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the experience at Commerce Kitchen was fantastic! I had friends in from out of town. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful evening. Jeremy was an awesome server!! Love him! I loved the Sunday menu as well. My salmon was perfectly cooked and sides were the perfect compliment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waited over 20 minutes for someone to ask for our drink order. Steak was blue when we received it and the shrimp was so over-cooked it was rubbery. The waitress might have came into our section three times the entire time we were there. Hoping this experience was just a fluke because our previous experiences at Commerce Kitchen were fantastic.

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JenWM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had to send my meal back because my filet wasn't prepared how I ordered and so I was the last one eating with out party.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

This was my third visit to Commerce Kitchen. Usually the service is great. This time it was terrible. We ordered drinks and apps when we sat down. 15 minutes later the waiter dropped by to take our entree order, after we finished eating the apps. We ran out of drinks and had to flag our server down.

The food was lackluster and my guests actually grumbled about not letting me pick a dinner place in the future. It was their first visit. Crab cakes and Brussel sprouts are not worth the time. The fried green tomatoes were great. Our mac and cheese side came out lukewarm. Steak was over-cooked. The blackened grouper was great, but the sides (fried okra and grits) were meh.

With all the new places opening up, I doubt I will be back to Commerce Kitchen. My other two visits were ok, but didn’t blow me away.

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RGable
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently great food. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

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vipsupperfor12
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great food and service.

DB
DorothyB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Easter Brunch. as a fixed price menu with plenty of selections. I was quite impressed with the entire experience. I had stuffed French toast. Others in my party had Shrimp and Grits and the Eggs Benedict. I will return to sample the rest of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easter Brunch Very good great service and was not loud.

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BradM
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First time there, had great expectations since it was highly rated on Trip Advisor. Had reservations at 6:00 PM April 3rd. We were going to the concert at the VBC at 8, got nervous because even at 7:00 we had not received our dinner yet. Something is wrong if in a hours time you can't get a steak and chicken and crab cake appetizers. We ordered two drinks each, way overpriced for the wine and the domestic beer was high too. Nothing special about the food, have had better crabcakes at almost every restaurant i have ever eaten at.

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FredP
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside & it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st visit and the service was very attentive and polite. The quantity of the main dish was smaller than expected but good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak was over cooked.

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quanapup
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we dined here...so glad we returned!
We WILL be back much sooner!

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vipHuntsvillediner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way!

MA
MikeA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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alicat
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very well-run restaurant with efficient and knowledgeable staff. Food was impeccable. Noise level was uncomfortable for us; will reserve a booth for future visits. Our server Erica was excellent.

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vipPeterW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits is simply the best. It is very loud even with a small crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with a good friend to catch up and get out of the house. Our waiter was very good and went out of his way to make sure we had what we needed.

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tron0458
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Met a friend for lunch. Sat outdoors. I had a sandwich and my friend had fish tacos- the tacos were served on flat crisp shells that didn’t fold up and, on top of that, the shells were not really very crispy. Have had better experience before.

JD
JoeD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Shrimp & Grits and red snapper were very good. Steaks were tender and nicely cooked. Could have used some rolls or bread & butter. Wine selection was rather sparse.

Originally made a reservation for a booth only to be shown to a table when we first entered. Complained and was eventually given a booth. Why wasn't our reservation request originally homored?

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vipuawolf
Birmingham
35 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was a bit slow, so plan on a leisurely meal.

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LindaV
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service. My friend ordered "Grandmothers Fried Chicken" deep fried frozen chicken, she did not eat it. Didn't ask for something else, service too slow. Shrimp and grits, tiny appetizer size for main dish. Tables in the center of room, too close. Just bad all over. My husband ordered breakfast, we were there for brunch. Only had wheat toast and charged him $2 for 1 piece of toast, not 2.
Will never return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was lacking. Hostess station is facing the wall and not the entrance, so her back was to us for 5 minutes. We had to have a waiter get her attention . We were sat outside and it was cold, when asked to move to a table closer to the outdoor heaters, we were ignored. Finally got moved and had a little bit better waiter, but still service was bad. We had to ask for specials and also for a dessert menu. Food was good, but not worth the bad service.

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Ronda
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very loud and expensive for what you get. Only one restroom for the ladies which is not enough.

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CodyW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, cocktails, service, and food is amazing.

JD
JenniferD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good is alway excellent, but the Sunday family dinner was an incredible value.

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CieN
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful brunch and fantastic service. We will be back when we can stay longer.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 7 o’clock for a friends birthday. It was the four of us. When I got there to check us in, the hostess explained to me that a party of people have been sitting at our booth that we requested for over two hours, and were not moving. After about 45 minutes, she came up to us and said that there was another booth available to sit at, and gave us an appetizer for free.

When I made the reservation it asked if there was a special occasion, which I did put a birthday. No one mentioned the birthday occasion. Also, when I asked what kind of pasta was on the menu, the waitress didn’t seem to know how to explain it. It said seasonal, so I wondered what kind and what type of sauce. She just said, The seasonal pasta. It came out not very warm and extremely spicy.
We normally love this place, it was extremely busy with not a lot of help. I understand with the pandemic going on they may be a little short staffed. I think we will give it a while until we are back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal with delicious flavors. Attentive and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The tuna was tough on my salad and not edible. A friend had the same experience the week before I found out after the linch

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vipDH333
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw great reviews about CK so decided to try it for dinner while visiting Huntsville for a family Spring Break trip. We booked a 7:30 pm reservation online, but popped in around 6:30 because we were hungry and our youngest had fallen asleep after a busy day. We carried him inside and the hostess was very accommodating to our early arrival- even giving us a great corner booth perfect for giving our three year old room to sleep while we enjoyed dinner. Husband got fried oysters app and pan seared snapper. He gave it a rave review. I enjoyed the salmon and my 7 year old daughter loved her Mac and cheese with fries kids meal complete with icecream. The hubs and I shared a pecan pie. The pecan was very good but I will say stealing a scoop of our daughters icecream to top it really made it the treat it was meant to be. Waiter was fantastic. Recommend this local restaurant.

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JEFFM
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not made by a chef who ever tasted it. The three entrees we had were boring to the pallet. There was no sense at all of someone making something that had a special or individual taste, just bland things put together with no vision. Could have ate at Waffle house for the same type of meal, it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper. They did have a very nice cocktail menu, that was also very expensive but the three we tried were excellent.

AJ
AnneJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation for 6:30 and were seated promptly. However once we were seater - no one came over to greet us, take a drink order, see if we wanted an appetizer for at least 20 to 25 minutes. Table on the left of us - was being waiter on, the table on the right of us was being waited on. I finally got up to go ask the hostess about it - it was clear that had forgotten about us. There was not an apology - I don't think I will be back.

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vipPeterW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We ate outside due to COVID. It was quite cool. They had some heat lamps but need a few more. But we love Commerce Kitchen and will be back!!!

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John
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We dined outside, and the food and drink were excellent, but there was not adequate heating from the exterior heaters. They seemed to be very low on fuel, or just couldn’t provide enough heat. We froze!

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Terry
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, I and my friends are satisfied with their services.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was amazing. The old building is beautiful, too.

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vipJulie
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was lackluster. We waited 15 minutes for our server and our dinner was at 5pm. The restaurant was empty. I’ve had better experiences at this restaurant. Tonight was not one of them.

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You can order delivery directly from Commerce Kitchen using the Order Online button. Commerce Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 382-6622.

Commerce Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1053 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.

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