Galley and Garden

4.8
1160 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Galley and Garden opened in the fall of 2014 on Highland Avenue in the historic Five Points District. We source from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible to bring you Modern American cuisine with French and Southern influences.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1160 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
91 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. The food was delicious. The ambience was amazing

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vipAnchorLady
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were exceptional! Delightful & delicious!

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Annotated
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside by the fireplace and it was lovely. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, excellent food, excellent service. Worth every penny. Prime choice for celebrating special occasions. Made our anniversary dinner one to remember.

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Overall very nice atmosphere.

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BradC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic Valentine’s Day meal. From appetizers through dessert, the food was exceptional as was the service.

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vipYrdlady
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

have never had a bad meal or bad service here.....always a pleasurable experience.

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RayZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, superb food, professional service

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GeorgiaK
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Eatr
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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2Harts
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, beautiful place, food was excellent and service was great! Perfect for date night and/or a special occasion! Highly recommend.

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Moses
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipTabink
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Megan
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JajuanW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I definitely would highly recommend to a friend or family very nice place.

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SusieS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from ambience, service, presentation and delicious food. Lovely evening for a special occasion or any time!

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vipDean
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, appealing atmosphere, exceptional food that exceeded my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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KMSmith
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu was superb. Great pairings and each dish was delicious.

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kayc
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and service. Our waitress spoke very softly so it was hard to understand her. They were out of several things.

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David
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Short ribs were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Many of the menu items listed had been sold out. Somewhat disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Bill
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food or Service? I don't know which is better, because both are superb.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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vipRobinN
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LittleG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed this dining experience my friend enjoyed more as the night wore on but was overall not that impressed. I enjoyed the food and drink much!

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vipcec009
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon is a great waitress. She is very knowledgeable about food and bourbon.

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vipDanielC
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always good. I have gluten sensitivity and G&G is always willing to make substitutions for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was great but the service was VERY undesirable. The beverage service was terrible.

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ShaneA
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

G&G had a wonderful, socially distance Thanksgiving celebration. Excellent service, spaced out courses, distanced tables and party reservations, always wonderful dishes.

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ChrisS
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Galley and Garden was great. Every course was delicious. I have never been disappointed here.

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Jkeat
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Great bourbon selection. Service was good but food was subpar for the price point.

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EricaH
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday

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TracieA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!!!

FAQs

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 1160 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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