Galley and Garden
Our home, the Merritt House, was built in 1908. Our renovations took every effort to restore the terrace and balcony to its original appearance while modernizing the interior with an open layout on the main floor. Specially sourced marble adorns our double-sided bar and wood-fired oven, which can be seen through the kitchen's window.
Upstairs we can accommodate private events of virtually any size, from 8 to 80. Please inquire about our spaces and how they can help you host your next event!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Certified Angus Filet of Beef
duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, goranzola butter, smoked demi-glace
Seared Maine Sea Scallops
butternut squash pureé, shaved fennel & apple salad, applewood bacon, toasted pine nut & sage brown butter
Black Angus Steak and Eggs
sliced seared tenderloin, chimichurri, two sunny side up eggs, potato hash
Excellent customer service. The food was delicious. The ambience was amazing
The food & service were exceptional! Delightful & delicious!
We sat outside by the fireplace and it was lovely. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time.
Excellent wait staff, excellent food, excellent service. Worth every penny. Prime choice for celebrating special occasions. Made our anniversary dinner one to remember.
Great food, great service. Overall very nice atmosphere.
We had a fantastic Valentine’s Day meal. From appetizers through dessert, the food was exceptional as was the service.
have never had a bad meal or bad service here.....always a pleasurable experience.
Excellent place, superb food, professional service
The Valentines 4 course was a excellent meal from start to finish. Oysters were so fresh tasting, the grilled calamari cooked to perfection. We had the Tile fish and the steak for our main meal. The steak was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The fish and risotto was wonderful. The tables were spaced out and where you could carry on a conversation and not worried about distracting others. We are already looking forward to our next date night at Gallery and Garden
Beautiful space; restored house offers many quiet corners for cozy dinners. Beautiful plates with well seasoned food. Attentive staff, although a somm was mentioned as being present, we never saw her or him. Wonderful dinner that turned us on to fine dining potential in Birmingham!
Very nice atmosphere, beautiful place, food was excellent and service was great! Perfect for date night and/or a special occasion! Highly recommend.
My wife and I took my son and his wife to Galley and Garden for Valentines. It was an awesome experience!!!! The food and service was outstanding. It was a great experience for everyone!!!
The pork belly appetizer is one of the best I’ve ever had. Definitely recommend any of the wines. Superb selection. The tenderloin and potatoes were divine. Not a fan of the salad that came with it. No dressing and very bland in taste for the plate itself. Dessert is a must- recommend the chocolate caramel cake. The coffee was too bitter for my liking. Server was excellent. Bread came out as meal came out so ask for it if you don’t get it with your wine. Would go back.
The food, service and ambiance were all excellent! Our table of 6 was far from anyone else - it felt like private dining! Will definitely be going back!
The Service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I definitely would highly recommend to a friend or family very nice place.
Wonderful experience from ambience, service, presentation and delicious food. Lovely evening for a special occasion or any time!
Superb service, appealing atmosphere, exceptional food that exceeded my expectations.
My husband and I tried everything from appetizer to dessert. The wine list is phenomenal. Let your waiter pair your wine with your meal for you. They do a great job. The charcuterie board with the coffee infused cheese was amazing. And the Duck? BEST THERE IS! It was quiet and romantic. This has become our favorite spot.
You should not serve a red wine at over 70 degrees. Server said you knew your red wines are being served too warm, but there’s nothing you ca do about it. You need to figure it out.
At my request he did put my second glass in the refrigerator for a few minutes, but making a second glass not as warm as the first is not a solution for a restaurant that represents itself as serving nice wine and food.
Brunch menu was superb. Great pairings and each dish was delicious.
Great food and service. Our waitress spoke very softly so it was hard to understand her. They were out of several things.
Wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Short ribs were amazing!
Many of the menu items listed had been sold out. Somewhat disappointing.
We’ve lived here in Birmingham for years and hadn’t branched out from our regular favorite restaurants. So glad we did- Galley and Garden is definitely a new favorite!
Food or Service? I don't know which is better, because both are superb.
Such a beautiful home for such a unsatisfactory meal. Over priced and underwhelming food. The staff was unwelcoming and the food was unappetizing. Enjoy a nice meal elsewhere.
We enjoyed NYE at Galley and Garden. Vivus took care of us as usual and the food was delicious. We were able to eat outside next to the fireplace and had a wonderful socially distant, safe evening.
The cost was not remotely proportional to what I received. Food prep was below average for fine dining, wait staff was too inexperienced for this type venue, and the atmosphere was strangely quiet.
Date night with friends
Shannon is a great waitress. She is very knowledgeable about food and bourbon.
food is always good. I have gluten sensitivity and G&G is always willing to make substitutions for me.
The food was great but the service was VERY undesirable. The beverage service was terrible.
G&G had a wonderful, socially distance Thanksgiving celebration. Excellent service, spaced out courses, distanced tables and party reservations, always wonderful dishes.
Sunday brunch at Galley and Garden was great. Every course was delicious. I have never been disappointed here.
Great bourbon selection. Service was good but food was subpar for the price point.
My husband’s birthday
The food and the service were great. I took my Mother who doesn't like noisy so this was perfect. The server was outstanding and had great suggestions. The short ribs and the filet were AMAZING!!!
Great ambience and food! Service was excellent and the venue was perfect for our dinner! Drinks were excellent and the dessert was out of this world! Compliments to the chef!
Galley and Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 939-5551.
Galley and Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 1159 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.